June 14th, 20130
We want to wish all of our wonderful Dad’s a very Happy Father’s day on Sunday. Here are some of our thoughts on what makes dads so great.
You can always rely on dad:
- To make you laugh
- To pick you up when you’re stranded
- To give you guidance
- To rescue you from a spider
- To embarrass you
- To say yes (when mum said no)
- To finish your dinner so that you’re still allowed pudding
- To fix it
- To be your hero
What makes your dad the best dad in the world?
April 23rd, 20130
When planning your big day, the last thing you want to do is worry about finding the right underwear for the dress of your dreams. Bravissimo has the perfect solution, with a beautiful range of bridal lingerie and expert fitting advice, to ensure that you walk down the aisle looking and feeling fabulous.
Whatever style of dress you choose, your underwear plays an important role, not only giving you the support you need, but also affecting the shape of your boobs and silhouette. Before you commit to the dress of your dreams, it’s a good idea to try on your lingerie so that you can check you are happy with the fit and the shape it gives you.
Different dress styles require different underwear solutions and this is definitely one day when you don’t want to compromise on fit or support. Low cut, empire line and scoop neck dresses look fantastic when worn with balconette or plunge styles. Or if you’ve set your heart on a strapless dress, Bravissimo has a great collection of strapless bras and basques. For halternecks, or asymmetrical style dresses why not try a plunge multiway bra, which gives amazing cleavage and is completely versatile too!
Of course you don’t have to stick to the traditional ivory or nude underwear, why not try a colour- just make sure your dress hides it well or show it off with pride.
This gorgeous Ring O Roses bra from our new Summer collection gives a nod to the ‘something blue’ with it’s gorgeous summery floral print and contrasting blue lace trim and straps.
Whatever your underwear needs, Bravissimo has some gorgeous sets guaranteed to make you feel special on your big day. Above all, you need to be happy and confident – plan ahead and try not to leave your bridal lingerie to the last minute!
Bravissimo’s friendly team of fitting consultants will spend as much time as you need to help you get the right underwear to suit you and your dress, so why not pop to your nearest store for a free fitting, alternatively you can get fitting advice over the phone by calling 01926 459 800 or online at Bravissimo.com
April 8th, 20130
We hope that at last Summer might be on the way, with the clocks going forward last week it’s got us all thinking about updating our wardrobes ready for the summer season.
Today we give you a peek of some of our summer styles that are launching today – with more to launch at the end of April.
The first style is this gorgeous Mademoiselle half cup bra. We launched this originally back in Winter 2012 in a subtle blush and black colourway. For Summer we’ve gone all out with the new anethyst and emerald colour to make you green with envy!
If you’re planning a holiday in the near future then check out the gorgeous Pier bikini by Freya.
With it’s 50′s style spot print and fun frilly briefs it’s sure to be a hit on the beach or just down your local pool! It’s completely underwired so it gives great support as well as looking fantastic. If you think you’ve seen this somewhere before – it’s based on the same shape as last summer’s Charleston bikini
February 8th, 20130
It’s a busy time of year in store for our fitters but Maire, from Solihull has some hints on tips on getting (or giving!) that perfect gift for Valentine’s Day!
It’s that time of year again where our partners, fiancés, husbands and boyfriends are trying to find us the perfect gift for Valentine’s. How often have we all opened a beautiful lingerie set on St. Valentine’s Day and it’s been the wrong size? I thought it was about time we gave that special someone in our lives a few tips to help them picking out the perfect set this year.
Now we all know that sometimes our loved ones need some hefty hints on what to buy us so how about printing this out and leaving it somewhere they’re likely to find it to make sure you get what you want on Valentine’s Day?
This is very important and I would say is the area that’s the easiest to fail at. How about taking a look in your other half’s lingerie draw when she isn’t looking, this will help you in two ways. Firstly it will help you determine the size you need to buy and secondly whether she wears the same size in each type of bra.
When routing through your other half’s lingerie draw take note of what styles she likes to wear. Does she like to wear Basques or bras? Are they moulded or non-moulded? Are they sexy or delicate? Take note of what you find – you may want to play it safe and buy things similar to what she has or you might want to take a chance with something a little bit different.
You might also want to consider colour. Some women might tend to stick with more practical colours like black or white, but others might like a splash of colour. Again you might want to play it safe with her favourite colour or be daring and buy a colour she doesn’t already have.
Some women always wear matching sets and others don’t but for a present I’d always go matching – that’s what makes the present special and thoughtful. Make sure you take note of what size the lady in your life wears to ensure you buy the right size in the bottoms. It’s also important to think about what style of bottoms she prefers and feels comfortable in- a thong, short, or brief?
Wrapping is essential, and all our stores offer a gift wrapping service which starts from £2.95, so no excuses for those of you who hate wrapping presents!
If you’re really struggling to get her something she’s going to love, always remember you can get a gift voucher, which means your partner can come in and choose what she would like at a time which is convenient for her. If you would like we can also book her in for a fitting at any of our stores to help her choose what to spend her voucher on.
Finally always remember it’s the thought that counts, and have a lovely Valentine’s Day!
January 17th, 20131
This week sees the launch of the new Early Spring Season. What a treat it’s turned out to be! Some of our favourite styles have been updated in new colour ways.Take the Satine for example, it was launched last year and already has proven to be very popular, with customers rewarding it with 4 and a half heart rating and is now available in 4 colourways – ivory, black, cobalt and this season we’ve introduced the scarlet version. It’s a slightly padded plunge style and goes up to J cup so for girls who thought that a padded plunge was out of their reach this one is great for you!
Another popular style is Starburst back in 2011 this was launched as the ‘Poppy’ bra and you raved about it for it’s simple unpadded plunge shape. This season it’s been updated with a ditsy starburst purple print. In spite of it being a plunge it still offers great coverage and uplift, definately one to try!
December 20th, 20124
Hi everyone and welcome to my first Bravissimo Blog post!!
I’m going to be appearing as a guest blogger every now and again so thought it might be nice to introduce myself.
Where I started….
Well firstly my name is Maire and I started working for Bravissimo about eight years ago serving customers on the shop floor. After working for a short time I realised how unique Bravissimo was, because it cared about its customers and wanted to go that extra mile for each and every one of them. It was the company’s passion for service and making a difference which made me want to become a fitter.
Being a fitter…
It isn’t always an easy job. You get customers who cry with joy because you’ve found them the perfect item, but then you get customers who cry because they are so self-conscious. You face the challenges of finding the bra that will look great under one lady’s evening dress or fitting another lady in to a practical nursing bra that will look great under her clothes. Each customer has a personal requirement and my job, as a fitter, is about making each and every customer happy and relaxed while tailoring my service to provide what they need. I find being a fitter an extremely rewarding job and I love making a difference to how people feel about themselves.
What happens in a fitting…
Many women seem nervous about having a fitting and although it might seem daunting, you’ll walk out feeling great and uplifted (no pun intended). Most women who come to us for the first time are wearing the wrong bra size and its great seeing the transformation from when a customer arrive to when they leave. Check out the ‘fit guide’ on our website to give you a little insight to how a good bra fits and to show you that it isn’t scary.
We as fitters are there to make you feel comfortable so for example if you want us to leave the room while you try each bra on that’s what we will do – just let us know what you need to make you feel at ease. We’ll tell you what we recommend but at the end of the day you’ll decide what style, shape and size you feel most comfortable in
Come and visit one of our stores and get a fitting from one of our fantastic fitting team. I can’t recommend the experience enough; you’ll go out a new confident and uplifted woman!
November 22nd, 20120
Our popular Satine bra has now arrived in a gorgeous new cobalt blue just in time for Christmas!
The gorgeous satin feel of this bra and the fact that it goes up to a J cup has earned it 4 and a half hearts in customer reviews.
Customers have said that it’s great for everyday wear & that the satin makes it feel more luxurious. It’s already available in an ivory and black and we have more colourways planned (a gorgeous colour coming for early spring in time for Valentine’s Day!), it’s definately one worth trying.
Have you worn Satine? What do you think?
November 1st, 20120
The nights are drawing in and the weather is getting colder by the day, but rather than be downhearted here at Bravissimo we’re keeping ourselves upbeat by launching our new Winter collection.
We think it’s got everything you’ll need to see you through winter – glamour, sophistication…. And an animal print plunge up to J cup!
If you prefer something with a little more coverage for underneath that partywear then why not take a look at our Lola Luxe basque.
You can have it in black or our gorgeous winter blackberry colour and both colours are available up to K cup!
In fact there’s lots of sumptuous pinks and purples in our collection…. Bettie Mae proved a favourite when we carried it in burnt orange last Autumn and now its been refreshed in pink and purple, it’s already got a 4 and a half heart rating!
Following customer feedback we’ve added matching shorts, and of course, just as before our matching briefs have an oversized bow on the back.
Why not take a look at our ever popular Alana bra – we so excited about this seasons’ bright fuschia colour – and as always, offering a really great fit and comfortable support up to L cup.
So the only question left is – what will you choose?
September 19th, 20120
Not all parents think of a bra for their teenager daughters when pulling together the shopping list for Back to School. Normally high up the list is the blazer and school skirt or trousers.
A good fitting bra can make all that difference to the look of the uniform and the confidence of the young girl. If a girl is particularly booby why not invest in a Pepperberry shirt – shaped enough so the buttons don’t pull but in a standard high street size, adjusted depending on how much boob room is needed. There are a couple of white shirts currently in the pepperberry sale
A moulded seamfree T-Shirt bra is a great option for underneath a school shirt. For example Bravissimo girls rave about the comfort of the Porcelain bra by Panache as it’s seamless it gives great shape under plain shirts, tops and dresses. A moulded cup provides some modesty to ensure there’s no embarrassments.
Another consideration for school is a sports bra. Whilst this might seem like an expensive option for the uniform if high impact sports are involved it’s essential that a good fitting sports bra is worn.
There are no muscles in your boobs, and without a good sports bra they will bounce during exercise. This is not only uncomfortable, but can also lead to your boobs having less uplift in the long run. As the bounce factor is considerably higher for women with bigger boobs, we need extra support when we exercise, for the comfort and protection of our assets!
The Panache underwired sports bra has been rated as 4.5 out of 5 for comfort, support and shape.
September 6th, 20120
Welcome to our new look blog! We’re revamping our blog to bring you more of what you want in the world of ‘big boobness!’. As the new title suggests we’ll post on anything and everything about Life, Love and Lingerie. We’ll have guest posts from our buyers, technical team and other people inside Bravissimo.
Expect the inside information on events that are happening at Bra Towers, or opinion on bra news and tips, help and advice.
We’ll ensure you’re the first to know about new ranges with sneak peeks from behind the scenes at our photo shoots.
You’ll be able to comment on our blog for the first time too! Any of you that have shopped with us for a while will know that we love your feedback, it’s the cornerstone for everything we do every day here at Bravissimo.
So why not let us know what you think or what you’d like to find out about and we’ll do our best to include it in the blog x