June 11th, 20151
When planning a wedding, choosing what bridal lingerie to wear may not be the first thing that springs to mind. But nevertheless here at Bravissimo we believe that choosing the right bridal bra to go with your wedding gown is key to feeling beautiful and comfortable on your big day.
After all, with so many wedding dress styles and necklines to choose from (strapless, one shoulder, spaghetti straps, halter neck, V-neck, cowl, scoop, illusion and boat neck) how do you choose the right wedding underwear for the right neckline and dress?
At Bravissimo, we have some stunning wedding underwear; to find a style that works with your dress, take a look at our recommended bridal lingerie for different neckline styles.
The Deco Darling Strapless Bra by Freya is perfect for a strapless style, one shoulder, sweetheart neckline, spaghetti straps, halter neck, or illusion. It also comes with multi way straps, so you can wear it after your big day. From the same range, you can also purchase three styles of briefs, plus a garter and suspenders.
We know you love the Satine Bra by Bravissimo, our super comfortable padded plunge. The great news is, it comes in ivory with matching briefs or a thong. This style is the best choice, if you are wearing a V-neck, cowl neck, or sweetheart neckline with straps.
The Evie Bridal Bra by Panache is a very pretty but versatile bra. It is cut higher than the Deco Darling, so is suitable for bandeau styles, rather than a sweetheart strapless styles. It could also be worn with boat necks, spaghetti straps, higher halter necks and shifts dress style. If your dress is cut loose around the arms, this bra has multi way straps. It is also available with other bridal accessories.
If your gown style is column or bias cut and you want to create a smooth line under your dress, don’t forget our Evie Bridal Basque by Panache, which is good for creating structure, even when your dress is loose.
To make that all as easy as possible, we have also put together a table with all the styles listed here and the recommended wedding underwear associated with them.
|Wedding Dress Style||Recommended Bridal Lingerie|
|Sweetheart Neckline (Strapless)||Deco Darling Strapless Bra|
|Sweetheart Neckline (Straps)||Satine Bra|
|Cowl Neckline||Satine Bra|
|Bandeau Style||Evie Bridal Bra|
|Boat Neck||Evie Bridal Bra|
|Halter Neck||Evie Bridal Bra or Deco Darling Strapless Bra|
|One Shoulder||Deco Darling Strapless Bra|
|Spaghetti Straps||Evie Bridal Bra or Deco Darling Strapless Bra|
|Illusion Style||Deco Darling Strapless Bra|
|Shift Dress||Evie Bridal Bra|
|Column||Evie Bridal Basque|
|Bias||Evie Bridal Basque|
Don’t forget you can visit our bridal underwear section for even more choice!
Finally, a great tip when buying a wedding bra, buy it just before your dress fitting and don’t forget to take it along.
What do you think of our suggestions? Is there anything we missed? We would love to hear your thoughts and opinions in the comments! Otherwise, thanks for reading and if you are a bride-to-be, have a wonderful day! love Bravissimo.
June 8th, 20150
It’s that time of year again, the noise of bands playing in the distance, making friends with complete strangers, those horrible loos, wrestling with your tent in the pouring rain or blazing sun…Yay, it’s festival season! Whether you are listening to Jazz in the grounds of a stately home or if you are crowd surfing in a field, everybody loves a music festival. The British summer and festivals go together like strawberries and cream. So if you are heading to one of the biggies this summer, like the Isle of Wight Festival, Glastonbury or T in the Park, read on.
You may already have a few ideas on outfits, but what do you take when it comes to festival bras? What would be a striking, comfortable and supportive bra to take to a festival? The Parade Longline Bra by Freya is the perfect festival bra, it will look great under a vest top with its bold floral straps and if you are lucky enough to have hot weather, this bra is pretty enough to wear as outerwear. Think about teaming it with a pair of denim shorts or a maxi skirt.
Or there is our bold and exciting Orchid Burst Bra by Bravissimo, wear it with something slightly see-through for a great festival look. Take a walk on the wild side with the Deco Zest Bra by Freya in yellow and animal print. The animal print straps on this bra will look great under a white or black vest or cami.
For comfort all day, you could opt for a soft cup bra like the Sophie Soft Cup Bra by Panache, it’s pretty enough to be seen, but also lined in jersey and with padding on the straps, so you really won’t know you’re wearing it. If you want to go braless, without actually being braless, then take a look at our strappy tops with integral bras, the Non Padded Strappy Top by Bravissimo in vibrant orange, will go with any of your festival wardrobe.
So that’s our choice of festival bras for the 2015 festival season. No matter what you choose enjoy yourselves ladies, and don’t forget the sunscreen and wellies!
What did you think of our choices for festival bras? Was there any we missed? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
June 5th, 20151
There are so many gorgeous styles, prints and colours to choose from this summer, but which ones to choose and take on the big summer holiday?
Find your bikini style with our perfect bikini fit style guide for summer 2015:
A halter neck is always a suitcase essential. The straps are easily untied at the neck so you don’t get any dreaded tanning lines while lying down and this style will give you great uplift and a natural shape. Whether you’re just relaxing in your bikini by the pool or throwing over a beach dress, your boobs will be fully supported and still look great!
A Bandeau bikini teamed with a higher waisted brief is a super stylish look this season and will offer a bit more coverage than a typical bikini style or a little less coverage than a Taniki . Our bandeau styles also come with detachable straps if you’re after a bit more support and uplift.
A plunge bikini cuts lower and gives you a natural plunging shape. If you’re after show stopping cleavage opt for a halterneck plunge bikini – your boobs will still be fully supported with the underwired cups and look totally amazing.
A Balconette bikini offers a bit more coverage while giving you a similar look and feel that you are used to from your lingerie sets. You can adjust the straps to sit where is comfortable to lift your boobs – Florence, Medina & Hattie are all perfect styles if you like a bikini to fit more like your bra.
All of our bikinis are underwired, but depending on the level of support you want make sure to choose the right shape and straps for you. You may find you are a slightly different size in swimwear when compared to lingerie, and you can look and feel different depending on the style.
If you are unsure about which size or style to choose, just pop into one of our stores for a free fitting and we promise you’ll leave looking great and feeling amazing and ready for your summer holiday.
That’s our quick guide to getting the perfect bikini fit this summer. With the above four styles, you will be prepared for almost any bikini-need on holiday! What do you think, is there a style we missed? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!