Air PaddingAir padding is a type of padding, usually removable, that is used in push-up or plunge bras. Air padding offers more lift than foam padding with a lightweight pad.
Barocco CollectionThe Barocco collection is inspired by the Baroque period of the 17th century. It combines elegant embroidery and the lightness of tulle. The Borocco collection focuses on styles for average and full busts with coordinating panties.
BaseThe base is the extension of fabric which starts from the edge of the underwire and extends to the back of the bra. A base on a bra offers additional support in hugging the bra to your body. A base is a benefit for all figure types.
Basic InvisibleBasic Invisible is a signature collection within Chantelle. The buttery soft fabrics make you feel like you are wearing nothing at all! The seamless and smooth lines disappear underneath your clothes. The collection comes in a range of skin tones, a nude for everyone.
Basic Shaping CollectionThe Basic Shaping collection is designed with a sleek and contemporary aesthetic featuring shapewear pieces that give medium to firm support. The collection ranges from sizes XS through 2XL.
Bead PaddingBead padding (beaded pad, bean bag pad) is a type of padding, usually removable, that is used in push-up or plunge bras. Bead padding offers more lift than foam padding. The beads conform to your body's curves for an effect that looks and feels natural.
BraletteA bralette is a soft bra that has no underwire or structured cups. Bralettes are good for shallow or average busts. They are often made of lace and can be made from sheer or non sheer fabrics.
Brazilian PantyBrazilian panties have more back coverage than a thong and less than a bikini. The style's coverage creates a "V" shape effect on the front and back of the body. The style is very sexy and is usually low-rise.
C Chic Sexy CollectionC Chic Sexy is a contemporary collection with a flare of French allure, it is one of Chantelle's most popular collections. The collection is comprised of graphic jacquard fabrics trimmed with soft scalloped lace. Within the collection, there is a bra for every occasion and every bust type.
C Essential CollectionThis C Essential collection is vital to every woman's wardrobe, especially for average and full busts. The line is comprised of bras with a simple, yet elegant design. All bras have ultra-soft pads and stretch knit bands offering lightweight comfort for everyday wear.
C Magnifique CollectionThe C Magnifique collection is the perfect balance of great fit and Parisian style. The styles within the collection are made from a smooth fabric that feels like a second skin. All C Magnifique styles have a flat floral pattern that is beautiful, yet invisible under clothing. C Magnifique is best for average and full busts.
C Paris CollectionC Paris is a collection inspired by Parisian romance. The soft, delicate fabrics combined with the flat feminine lace make the perfect everyday combination. The bra strap styling is reminiscent of the Eiffel Tower.
Cachemire CollectionThe Cashemire collection is an array of full support styles designed for an average to full bust. The design is a play between masculine striped knits and feminine paisley embroidery. Within the collection are bras, panties and bodysuits.
CookieThe cookie of a bra references a removable pad that enhances the level of cleavage your bra already gives. Cookies are made of different materials, depending on the level of enhancement that is desired: foam, air, beaded, oil and gel. Cookies are most commonly found in push-up and plunge bras.
CupThe cup of a bra is the fabric covering the breast. All bras have cups and are usually supported by an underwire (those with no wires at the cup are wireless bras). Cups are made one of two ways: either seamless/smooth or cut and sewn. They come in a variety of coverage levels: full coverage, 3/4 coverage (medium coverage), demi or balconnette. The cup is the letter portion of bra sizing. Example: Size 34C (C refers to the cup size). Chantelle designs bras for A through H cup sizes.
Ebro cupAn ebro cup is the strongest, firmest, most supportive type of cup offering a great shape that is both smooth and seamless. Ebro cups are most often used in underwire and full-support bra styles. These cups offer the most breast projection. They are best for average and fuller busts.
EmbroideryEmbroidery looks similar to lace, but is an additional needlework pattern sewn onto the existing base of knit tulle or cotton. Embroidery provides a couture look that is delicate to the touch. All of the embroideries that Chantelle uses are exclusive to our designs.
Foam (Padding)Foam is used for the inner-lining of padded bras. Foam comes in many ranges of thickness depending on your desired effect. Lightly-padded bras with a thin pad are great for t-shirt bras (also known as contour bras). Firm padded bras give ultimate lift and support. More firm pads also provide modesty, preventing nipple show-through.
Front Close BraA front closure bra that has a closure in the front instead of the hook and eye closure in the back. Some women prefer the ease of a front closure bra, but keep in mind, there is no adjustability in front closure bra styles. Also called front-closure or front-clasp bras.
GuipureGuipure is similar to embroidery, but rich and more lavish. It is made by a special technical process, which is what gives it its raised appearance. Chantelle often uses guipure details on our designs for an elevated design element.
Haussmann CollectionThe Haussmann collection is inspired by the architectural wonders found on Boulevard Haussman, a wide tree-lined boulevard in Paris. The styles within the collection play with the contrast of matte and lustrous fabrics with elegant style details. The styles are best for shallow to average busts.
Hedona CollectionThe Hedona collection is a timeless collection using cutting edge technology giving you a firm yet natural shape. The Hedona styles are seamless and smooth and disappear underneath your clothing. The collection includes bras and coordinating panties. The Hedona Unlined Underwire is Chantelle's best selling bra world-wide! Both basic colors and seasonal fashion colors are available.
KnitA knit is a fabric often mixed with spandex fibers to enable the most comfort and stretch. Most bras, panties and shapewear are made of knit fabric.
LaceLace is an ornately woven fabric made by interlacing and winding threads. Lace is available in various qualities. The laces that Chantelle uses are exclusive to the brand. The lace used in our lingerie is often delicate and soft, not coarse and itchy. Lace is commonly used in demi bras, full support bras and sometimes as trim on t-shirt bras.
Low-RiseLow-rise describes where the waistband of a panty or shapewear piece hits at the waist. A low-rise style is worn below the hip bone. A low-rise is usually found on more modern styles such as thongs or boyshorts.
Medium-RiseMedium-rise describes where the waistband of a panty or shapewear piece hits at the waist. A medium-rise style is worn at or just above the hip bone. A medium-rise is usually found on more classic styles such as a bikini or hipster.
Memory FoamMemory foam is a new generation of t-shirt bra cups that react to your natural body heat. This foam will shape to your body, then return to its original shape once taken off. It allows the bra to mold to the breast while staying smooth and seamless under your clothes. Memory foam is usually used when describing some t-shirt bras.
Merci CollectionThe Merci collection is inspired by the timeless French allure with contemporary accents. These styles were designed with a mix of smooth and seamless fabrics featuring flat, stretch lace reminiscent of lotus flowers. From push-ups to full support, this line has something for every bust shape.
MicrofiberMicrofiber is a synthetic fabric that is very thin. The fabric made from microfiber is very soft to the touch and quite popular in lingerie and sleepwear. Microfiber is known to pull moisture away from the body to allow you to stay cool and dry. Microfiber is commonly used when describing bras, panties and chemises.
MinimizerA minimizer is a type of bra that gives the effect of a smaller bust line. Minimizers are best for full busts. They have special design elements of the bra to make you look more slender by lifting and supporting you in all the right places. The term minimizer may be used when describing underwire, full support, and cut and sewn bras. Also known as a minimizing bra.
Mouvance CollectionThe Mouvance collection is a homage to contemporary architecture featuring ultra light and graphic lines illustrating gentle waves and celebrating feminine curves. The collection is made of soft tulle and rich embroidery. The bras of the collection are great for all bust shapes.
Mutine CollectionThe Mutine collection is a line of mix and match of embroidered polka dots and a sleek stripes. Mutine refers to the mix of personality in the fabrics. The bras of the collection are best for average and full busts.
Oil PaddingOil padding is a type of padding, sometimes removable, that is used in push-up or plunge bras. Oil padding offers more lift than foam padding , but is slightly heavier in weight.
Opera CollectionThe Opera collection encompasses the finest quality fabrics and laces with sultry styling. This collection is made mostly of Levers Lace, which is quite special since there are very few looms left in the world that produce this fine lace. The delicate floral lace designs are accented with fishnet details. Opera has coordinating bras, panties, corsets, camisoles, chemises and garter belts.
Orsay CollectionThe Orsay collection is inspired by the magnificent wonders within the Museum d'Orsay in Paris, combining timeless elegance with contemporary style details. The bras of the collection are made with elegant fabrics and are designed for all bust types.
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