We were very excited to read this in this month’s Scientific Journal and wanted to share it with you.

A study published in this month’s edition of The Scientific Journal shows that women with big boobs are funnier than those with smaller busts.  The study of over 1,000 women, conducted at Imperial College, showed that women with a cup size of D cup or above scored 68% higher in terms of their wit, sense of humour and ability to make others laugh.

Professor Dee Andover oversaw the study and explains “At first we speculated that the results might be due to environmental factors because many women with big busts learn at an early age to equip themselves with a quick wit and good sense of humour in order to deal with unwanted attention.  However, following a robust trial, we were surprised to discover that there seems to be a link between the gene that governs parts of the brain associated with creativity, language and fast response, and that also plays a role in the genetic predisposition to having bigger breasts.”

A quick look at many of our most talented and popular female comedians and comedy actresses certainly seems to show that many are blessed with bigger boobs.  These include Miranda Hart, Dawn French, Sarah Millican and Victoria Coren-Mitchell.  The results are sure to be greeted by many with a positive response as Professor Andover says, “These results turn some of the stereotypes about women with bigger busts on their head and may be a cause for celebration for many.”

How great is that?!  Click here to see more big boobed women who are brilliant at making us laugh…



How To Keep Your New Year Resolutions

How To Keep Your New Year Resolutions

How are you doing with your New Years resolutions so far girls? We are already half way into January and here at Bravissimo HQ we have had our porridge for breakfast and have cut down on our usual four morning coffees, but how long will it last? Did you know according to Forbes only 8% of us actually achieve our New Years Goals; that seems a little disheartening, but wait…don’t give up… put down that Chocolate Éclair (other cakes are available) as we are here to help you keep those resolutions! We have compiled our own Bravissimo New Year Resolutions to keep you on track; they’re achievable goals and consequently will help you find the #amazingyou in 2016.

Rule 1-Keep your goals achievable ‘Go to a singing class’ rather than ‘learn two languages and take up the Tuba’             We are capable of so many things, but we have to pace ourselves to make sure that we don’t burn out before we hit February.

Rule 2-Say your goals aloud Announce your goals to your friends and family and they can spur you on. Once you have announced it, you are more likely to stick to it – Bravissimo girls are full of encouragement!

Rule 3-Diarize your goals If you schedule your goals into your daily routine by writing them in a diary or putting an alert on your phone, then they will become part of your day, just as important as the food shop or putting the recycling out or snooping on the Bravissimo website.

Rule 4-Don’t give up We’re only human after all which means we may slip up when starting a new resolution: we may miss a class or lesson if we are too busy. Just forgive yourself and get back on the track when things are calmer.

Rule 5-Celebrate your wins If you have had a particularly good week and have kept motivated, then treat yourself to something: go the cinema, bake yourself a sugar free cake or get your nails done.

ZentangleZentangle has us all tangled up at Bravissimo HQ – we love it!

Bravissimo New Year Resolutions

Love Yourself And especially your boobs. Stop comparing yourself to others: “she’s got better hair” look at her flat tum.” That includes those wonderful boobs – celebrate them in 2016. In life too, remember you only see a snapshot of someone else’s life not the full picture. So when you find yourself comparing, just say ‘Stop’ and focus on all of the beautiful things in life surrounding you.

Get a Fitting– Four out of every ten women are wearing the wrong bra size, so if you suffer from ‘Uniboob’ ‘Bouncing Boobs’ or ‘Escaping Boobs’ pop into one of our stores for a fitting or ring our customer services team on 01926 459 859. Your boobs will thank you!     

Sort that Drawer– Edit that lingerie drawer to make your boobs feel brill. Don’t delay ladies, those baggy knickers, stray socks, and faded bras have to go eventually. Invest in some lingerie that makes you feel and look fantastic. See our new spring range for inspiration.

Get Sporty– Everyone aims to get fit in January and one of the best parts before all that unpleasant running happens is the equipment shopping. First and foremost is making sure your boobs are taken care of, so get a sports bra that feels and looks great.  Check out our selection which has £5 off until January 31st.

Laugh More Build laughter into your life. Laughing is good for you, whether you go and see a funny movie with friends or watch stand-up comedy from the comfort of your own sofa.

Nordic Rose

Nordic Rose – because you can never have too much lingerie!

Get Out Get outdoors and breathe in the air. Try and incorporate a walk in the fresh air every day. You will feel the benefits of walking and the great outdoors.

Grab some U time Life is hectic and we are rushing from place to place, so don’t forget to grab some time for you, read a few pages of a book or just run yourself a bath.

Experience Life Include experiences into your life and step out of your comfort zone. It’s very easy for us to get stuck into the routine of daily life and work that we forget to have experiences. Go to the theatre, go dancing, or enroll on a photography course.

Get Social– People need people. See your family and friends, chat on the phone. We don’t need to rely on social media to make amazing connections.     

Be Grateful– Try to write down a few things everyday that you are grateful for, this will make you feel happier on a daily basis and appreciate the smaller things in life.

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Deco Debut – for the days where you and the girls need a bit of oomph!

All The Best From Bravissimo in 2016



Happy New Year, Happy New You with £5 off Sports Bra’s and Swimwear until 31st January!

Happy New Year to our wonderful Bravissimo Girls! We hope you enjoyed the festivities, the mince pies, the Christmas cake and those lovely tipples. So as it’s the New Year and time for resolutions, we want to inspire you for 2016 to be the most #amazingyou yet. We want you to feel proud of your boobs and curves and what better way to look after your fabulous figures than to exercise.

Exercise has many health benefits, and if it is already part of your routine, then you’ll know how good it can make you feel! So the most important piece of equipment to go with your exercise regime? A hardworking sports bra, that’s what! At Bravissimo we have a fantastic collection of sports bras and sports swimsuits that will suit you and all with £5 off until 31st January!

Do what you love and need
What do you enjoy? Does it fit in with your lifestyle? If you love hitting the dance floor, a dance class could be for you. Is your job really physical and stressful, could yoga work your body and mind? You are more likely to stay motivated if you are doing something you enjoy, or that is right for your body.

Pace Yourself
When you begin exercising, start slowly and build up.

The Time is Right
The times at which you exercise are up to you, if you are a morning person, then choose a pre-work workout, if you come alive in the evening then opt for a later session.

Warm Up
Warming your muscles sends oxygen to them, keeping them supple, so you don’t suffer a strain and it ensures your workout is the best it can be.

Wind Down
Whatever you do, wind down, go for a walk or stretch it out.

Staying hydrated is crucial, try to go above 2L a day if you’re going to be exercising.


Finding the Perfect Sports Bra

Wired or Non Wired
Whether you choose wired or non-wired it’s a personal preference, but if you are taking part in a high impact exercise like running, then a wired style will offer you more support and minimize bounce, but a non-wired style could be best for a low impact sport like Yoga.

Is a Sports Bra essential for my workout or sport?
Oh yes, a sports bra will become your best friend if you exercise regularly as you can rest assured your boobs are being looked after. Boobs are supported by Coopers Ligaments and if you exercise in the wrong sports bra or a normal bra, then your boobs will bounce up and down (up to 8.5 cm) this can cause those ligaments to stretch, causing sagging – this damage is irreversible.

How to find the right sized Sports Bra?
Your sports bra should fit like your everyday bra and should be just as comfortable. Just like your everyday bra, try it on and jump up and down to check that it minimizes bounce; it should feel snug but not tight. Look for escaping boob, either at the top of the cups or the sides, if everything stays in place, that’s a good sign. Also check that the straps are comfortable and not leaving red marks and that the back strap is staying put, and not riding up.

Now Girls, let’s find your perfect sports bra…

Wired Sports Bra by PanacheWired Sports Bra by Panache2
This sports bra is super in lots of ways…and its award winning! It reduces bounce by an amazing 83% so you can concentrate on the burn, not your boobs! It’s an underwired moulded style, it includes a racerback clip, which will give you more support for high impact sport. You say ‘Brilliant, just Brilliant’ and ‘Best Sports Bra Ever’.

Active Multi Sports Bra by Shock Absorber
This hard-working sports bra comes in grey or pink and the new jade and magenta colourway. It is a soft full cup, has shapImpact Free Sports Bra by Royceed and padded straps for comfort and it reduces bounce brilliantly, so you can forget about your boobs getting in the way when you are working up a sweat.

Impact Free Sports Bra by Royce   100% cotton and has a fully incased underband for total comfort when you workout. It can be used for low impact exercise, but will reduce bounce in high impact exercise and stay comfortable. One reviewer says it keeps everything in place and is the best sport bra she has ever had. It’s a great option if you are after a non-wired sports bra.

Inspire Sports Bra by Bravissimo
Looking for sports bra inspiration? Look no further than the Inspire Sports Bra. We had great feD+ Max Sports Bra by Shock Absorberedback on this style, but you asked for a new colourway, so here it is! This sports bra offers ultimate comfort whilst you workout with its shaped and padded straps. Available up to a K-cup.

D+ Max Sports Bra by Shock Absorber
If you are one of our Bravissimo Girls that prefer a non-wired sports bra, then why not give this super sports bra a go? Comfort is the name of the game here, this style offers you padded straps, a smooth lining on the inside of the cups and is made from breathable, quick drying fabric.

Premier Ultimate Swimsuit by Speedo
If the gym isn’t your thing and you prefer to make a splash, then make a splash in this swimsuit by Speedo. The silver design on the sides gives this swimsuit a stylish and streamlined look and offers full body shaping and support in Xtra Life soft Lycra so you will feel confident in and out of the pool.

Have you found a sports bra or swimsuit that works for you? If you still need help, then our customer service team will be happy to help on 01926 459 859. Or pop in to your nearest store



Xmas Lingerie Sets

Are you drowning in tinsel yet? Have you braved the Christmas crowds on the high street? We are not far away from the big Christmas day and with lots left to organize our to-do lists seem to be growing and growing. We are coping by taking a ten-minute break from our busy schedules, sitting down with a cuppa and a mince pie for a quick unwind. If you want to do the same, we’ve handpicked some of our favourite festive colours for you to browse. Make sure you have your mince pie and mulled wine at the ready as we have chosen some Christmas lingerie sets just for you, that you’ll definitely want on your wish list, so relax and discover our adorable festive favourites.

Racy Reds
Koko BellePoppy

To warm up your winter, choose the Poppy Bra by Bravissimo in scarlet with pretty poppy embroidery. It’s an underwired balconette and will give you fabulous upfront shape and great support. It’s available with the poppy brief, poppy thong and poppy suspender, if you really want to treat yourself.

This has to be the perfect plunge for Christmas! The Koko Belle by Cleo in punchy poppy is a must for your lingerie drawer, as it creates a fantastic silhouette in clothes and is the perfect choice for a low cut party dress, so it’s a great day to night style. This bra has received 5 out of 5; our girls love it for its comfort, shape and colour.

You might wonder how you have ever lived without the Glam Balconette by Wonderbra. This half-cup balconette in red with black lace trim, will give you amazing uplift and shape. The silky cupsGlam Balconette are sensual and soft. TSatine Spottyhis set is sexy and glamorous and could be straight out of a Marilyn Monroe movie. Why not discover your inner screen goddess this Christmas.

The Satine Spotty Bra by Bravissimo is so cute and Christmassy; it should be at the top of your list. It will give you lovely shape, great support and fabulous uplift and we are dotty about the spots. It is lightly padded, but this just adds to the shape and comfort. This Satine Spotty is a great everyday style, but is gorgeous enough for the evening, so it will become a real lingerie drawer favourite.




Black and Beyond

Vixon braPeony Bra

The Peony Bra by Panache, has to be the prettiest full cup style this Christmas. The delicate peony embroidery is the perfect contrast and the black and nude bows add that glamorous finishing touch. If you really want to treat yourself, this style comes with the peony suspender and peony shorts and thong.

What can we say about the Vixen Bra by Freya? Sassy? Tick, stylish? Tick,  supportive? Tick! This bra has got it all going on. It is an underwired balconette with semi sheer cups, houndstooth bows,  lace detailing and lace straps which add ultimate style to this very snazzy balconette.

Jewel colours with blaWired Sports Brack are a winning combination anGlam Cleavaged the Glam Cleavage by Wonderbra, is available in teal satin and black lace. This luxe style has soft padding to give you show stopping, rounded cleavage, perfect for that plunging neckline on your favourite party dress. We hope a sexy set finds its way under your tree this year and if not, treat yourself girls, you’re worth it!

How about the Wired Sports Bra by Panache for those New Year’s resolutions? You say it’s the ‘Best Sports Bra’ ‘Love Love’ and ‘No Bounce’ – this underwired, great performing sports bra reduces bounce by 83% and converts to a racerback for added support. It’s so comfortable; you can concentrate on your tums and bums, and forget about your boobs.


What do you think of our selection? Please leave your comments, as we love to hear from you.