Allande presents two collections of limited-edition lingerie fine a year, each with eight or nine design lines, known as thèmes. The collections comprise both classic and fashion forward designs, and are highly anticipated in France.
Each thème comes in three different bra types: the armatures, which offers fuller coverage and greater support; the balconnet, a pretty, lower-cut version; and the amplimousse, which is lightly padded, sometimes with extra removable pads for optional added volume.
Allande's bras are tailored to flatter a woman’s natural shape rather than concealing it under highly padded uniform moulds (as is the current trend in the US). This adds an unparalleled elegance to the figure.
To complete the parure (set, or outfit), there are always at least three different undies with each thème: a culotte (elegant, more coverage), a slip (bikini) and a string (thong). Sometimes the design team gets carried away and we'll have a shorty or a string fantaisie as well. Usually the culottes in one or two of the thèmes per season will be gainante (shape wear) for an even smoother figure.
Bra sizes range from 85a (32a) to 115f (44ddd) and undies from 36 (xxs) to 54 (5xl). Pieces can, of course, be bought separately.
Each piece is crafted with delightful, exquisite details. It is comfortable, longlasting, everyday lingerie fine, so well made that it can be washed in the machine.
Clients enjoy finding out which bra type suits their body and lifestyle best, and soon become knowledgeable about the subtleties of design they prefer.
Click on the name of each thème below to discover more about the Collections.
Collection Printemps-Eté 2017
Click on the caption of each thème to discover more about the range, including sizing and pricing.
Collection Automne-Hiver 2016/17 - available in limited quantities while they last in the atelier in France
In the Autumn-Winter 2016-2017 season there is an expanded choice for well-endowed slim ladies, and a couple of sultry séduction pieces ('always classy, never vulgar' says Catherine Lefebvre, Head of Design)!
There are some beautiful haute couture pieces, all, of course, with the delightful detailing that is the Allande hallmark.