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I'm Obsessed: Claudette Mauve

My mom is an interior designer. Through osmosis, I've become attune to colors and shades. I also possess a SAT-like vocabulary of color descriptors: eggplant, mint, nutmeg, charcoal, azure, pearl, dusty rose, cobalt, stone, goldenrod, honeydew, scarlet, plum, etc. As you might expect, every month my head explodes when the J.Crew catalog arrives.

In my lingerie drawer, it's a different story. I have my share of deep reds, sophisticated blacks, and retro floral prints. Lately though, I've noticed what my collection is missing is a muted tone. Although I own a few nude bras and wear them regularly with my light tops, I wanted something a little more unusual. A color that would be bashful, but not boring. A shade that would be girly, pretty, and miraculously make my skin appear less "jaundice yellow" and more pink (This is an entirely seasonal issue - in the summer, I turn a nice light caramel if I'm left out in the sun). Unfortunately, as a full busted consumer, I've been limited to the patterns and shades that certain brands create each a season. Although those offerings are remarkable, they weren't exactly what I was searching for.

A few months ago, I noticed online that  Claudette, a new American full bust retailer, had debuted mauve bras up to a 38G. I knew instantly that this was exactly the type of color I was imagining.  The mauve color is a gentle lilac shade that's understated, unique, and unapologetically feminine. It's youthful, but sophisticated. I believe that Claudette should get some street cred. They haven't created any basic nudes, but have instead introduced this ballsy hue as a continuity option.

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Claudette actually makes two bras in this shade, a sexy sheer cup with black trim (above) and a cotton bra with adorable button details (below). To top all the awesomeness off, they make bands between 30 and 38 and cups between A and G. In an interview with The Full Figured Chest, the company added that they are considering 28 bands, 40 bands, and cups up to a K for the future. I'm officially obsessed.

4 Comments

  1. Love love love this review!!! Thank You so much!!! We can't wait for you to actually try the product and fall in love with it!!

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  2. I agree with Cherrie! Have you gotten around to trying them yet? Also, love this blog. Basically, I'm buying all of the bras you've given good reviews. They should pay you.

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  3. can't wait for claudette to make 28 bands! they're apparently supposed to be included in their spring/summer 2013 collection. I really look forward to trying a cotton bra, especially in this awesome colour.

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  4. Hey Windie, I've been waiting to try Claudette for their 28 bands too! I LOVE their designs -- simple & fun -- and have seen a creamy pink and yellow preview photo floating around that looks right up my alley. Xoxo

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