Large Cup Luxe Lingerie | Chantelle Superbe
Luxury lingerie easily enters our wish lists but too often prices us out of our budget. The old adage to buy the best you can afford stands true: superior quality is money well spent. And, for those of us whose everyday price range doesn’t make the luxury end of the market, there’s always those too rare occasions we’re allowed to treat ourselves to a guilty pleasure of beautiful, high end lingerie.
Chantelle has a rich heritage producing fine French lingerie dating back more than 130 years, and to this day are renowned for their quality and innovation. Whilst a brand not associated with the young and trendy, Chantelle raises the bar with timeless, beautifully cut Parisian collections.
Chantelle’s latest collection – Superbe – is an exciting addition to the fuller bust market. Sizes go up to a French H which is UK FF, but don’t switch off just yet if you think that sizes you out.
Superbe is available in three styles, and I was most thrilled to see a plunge as it’s a shape that best suits me, I adore, but don’t see so many of. It also comes in a choice of different colours including a gorgeous cranberry colour. The collection is a sumptuous stretch lace design with ever so soft lacing that looks as decadent as it feels.
Working out your size in Chantelle can be a little confusing so this is all you need to remember:
- The French sizing translates as two sizes bigger than a UK size eg: a French 30H is a UK 30FF
- You may need to size down a cup (especially in Superbe)
Since the collection runs up to a UK FF I based my size choice on what I typically wear in Gossard and Parfait, and that is a 30G. As it was suggested that Superbe runs a size bigger, I opted for a 30FF. I was also sent the shorty brief in a medium.
“Superbe fits like it’s tailor made”
Superbe fits like a glove – a glove fabricated in the finest lace! It feels luscious against my skin and fits seamlessly. I had my doubts about trying a 30FF when I wear Gs, GGs and sometimes an H, so I was incredibly impressed it actually fit.
The cups are adequately spaced without disappearing under my arms or cutting in; just perfectly fit. The black and purple colourway is a beautifully opulent choice, with the deep purple subtly showing through. A little grosgrain bow finishes off the central gore and trims the fully stretch slim straps. The honeycomb textured wings lend a particular softness, and 3 hooks wide band provides a good depth of support whilst still looking delicate.
This is one truly astounding bra – tastefully exotic, completely luxurious and a large bosom champion.
Chantelle Superbe Plunge Bra RRP £58
Shorty RRP £29
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