How was your weekend, did you have a relaxing one? Maybe you had a worthy one, if you were one of the very lovely people who ran the London Marathon for charity (well done by the way). Or were you out braving the elements and dodging the April showers? Our prediction for the week ahead is, less rain and more sun (in our heads anyway). We couldn’t do any worse then the forecasters could we?

The start of a new week also brings a lot of excitement for us here at Bravissimo as we introduce lots of new summer bits to our collection, which is online now. There is gorgeous new lingerie, swimwear and some nightwear. But because we just know the sun will shine this week, our thoughts are drifting towards summer holidays and bikinis. If you are ‘Staycationing’ like Stephen Fry wants you to in the ‘Visit Britain’ campaign, or if you are still holidaying abroad this year, you will need a bikini that makes you feel confident, sexy and the ultimate beach goddess. Who can forget those infamous shots of Dame Helen Mirren on holiday in Italy, in that red bikini a few years ago? She chose the perfect two-piece for her figure and the result was stunning, she is also in her sixties, which proves theres a bikini out there for everyone. So read on and see which bikini style is made for you…

Elektra Bandeau Bikini

Elektra Bandeau Bikini

The new Elektra Bandeau Bikini Top by Masquerade Beachwear could be seen on one of our A-list celebrities on a far flung beach. Exotic is a word that sums this two piece up perfectly. It is available in stunning Ultra Violet and has beaded and ring details. It has lightly padded cups which offers great support and shape. The bandeau top can be worn without straps for tanning without lines. The matching swim briefs also feature the ring and bead detail.

The Cannes Halterneck Bikini Top by Free is perfect if you like a touch of glamour. This will look fabulous with a tan and with the embellishment of the beads on this bikini and briefs, you will be sure to sparkle on the beach. The top also has ruched cups that allow more or less coverage, depending on your preference. It is available in White Jewel and there are matching swim tie sides or swim briefs with wider sides.

The Limbo Bikini Top by Freya comes in Amazon tribal inspired print. It is a plunge style top that goes up to a size JJ cup, it has wooden bead detailing on the bikini top and swim shorts, there are also swim briefs available with this bikini. This bikini top will create amazing cleavage and shape because of the plunge style.

And if your still not convinced that you are a bikini babe, don’t worry we will be covering tankinis and swimsuits in future blogs. For more fabulous swimwear check out