Archive for the ‘Lingerie’ Category
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
September 4th, 20121
September has arrived, and it’s looking promising. The nights are getting darker earlier, there is a crispness in the air early evening, however the days are much warmer with blue clear skies, so we are hopeful of a good couple of weeks. September signals a new season and a new start. We know that the autumn collections have been appearing in our shops for the last two months, but now we can consider what we are going to actually buy.
Now would be the perfect time to edit your lingerie drawer and wardrobe, as we know it’s tempting to just shove everything in, close it and ignore the mess. But it’s a great way to start the new season, organised and de-cluttered! When it comes to your lingerie drawer, take a look at the items that you actually wear and the bras or briefs that are ‘hanging around’, hoping that they will be worn again. You may have bras that are not the right size for you, bras that are faded and saggy, knickers that have grown in size over the years and have more holes than the usual three.
Bravissimo offer a recycling bra service, so you don’t need to add to landfill. Just pop into one of our stores and if you can’t see a bra bank, just ask, as they will have one in the store. Tommy’s, the charity that fund research into still birth and miscarriage, receive £1 for every 1 kg of bras recycled, and the bras are then re-used or recycled in developing countries.
For briefs, put them in a textiles bank provided by charities like Oxfam, The Salvation Army and Scope. You will find these at supermarkets or local council sites. Make sure your briefs are washed and dry before you put them in.
So now you have room in your drawer, you can start to think about some gorgeous new buys. Bravissimo’s brand new autumn collection is now online and in our stores (we are very excited about it, by the way).
We have some fabulous new florals in our new collection, like the Satine Floral Bra by Bravissimo. It is ultra luxurious with a slight fifties glamour look. It is available in mink floral, which is a perfect colourway for autumn, this is contrasted with black, satin ribbon trim on the cups and contrast black straps. We have designed this style around the ‘Satine’ so it offers the same fantastic fit and comfort and it is an underwired lightly padded plunge, which creates great cleavage and shape. It is available to buy with a thong or briefs.
For a bra that is cute, retro, with a bit of an edge, try the Ada Bra by Freya. This print is based on a tattoo with the classic rose image, but the print it also features, scrolls, hearts and dragonflies, so you wont lose this one in your drawer! It is an underwired balconette and the print is contrasted with gorgeous embroidery on the cup and finished off with black and white spotty bows and pink ribbon. The Ada will also give you great fit and comfort all day long and is available to buy with matching briefs or shorts.
If you are after pretty and ditsy, then the Piper Bra by Freya will tick all the boxes. This floral is small and perfectly formed, it is available in passionfruit, which is a lovely soft blush colour and is contrasted with black stretch lace on the cups and straps, it is also finished off with cute bows. This bra will offer great support and comfort. It is available to buy with briefs of shorts, which are designed with a stretch lace back, which give them a real cheeky feel.
For many more new lingerie styles, check out Bravissimo.com
August 31st, 20120
If you saw the opening ceremony of the Olympics back in July, you might have noticed that Sir Tim Berners-Lee took a central role, sending a text message to the audience which was then projected around the stadium. Tim Berners-Lee is a British computer scientist and the inventor of the ‘World Wide Web’.
We may underestimate what an impact one man has had on our everyday lives, however day to day has become much simpler in many ways. We can effectively take our office anywhere we go now, we can watch movies on long journeys, we can send emails, communicate with friends and people we’ve never met on Facebook and make comments on Twitter and more importantly… we can SHOP (you can’t argue with genetics!). And, what is even more amazing, we can do all of this on our mobile phone, who would have thought even ten years ago that all this would be possible!
Browsing and shopping online via a smartphone has definitely made our lives easier. Picture these scenarios:
- It’s your best friend’s wedding at the weekend and you’ve nothing to wear and no time to go into town
- Your toddler (or partner!) screams at the top of their voice every time you enter a shop
- You are constantly travelling with work and never in one place for too long
- You working night shifts, so the shops are closed when you are awake
Whatever your shopping predicament is, online shopping on your smartphone could be the answer.
Well, good news ladies! Bravissimo’s website in all its glory, is now optimised for your smartphone, so now you buy all your favourite styles and be first to check out new additions to the autumn collection, like the utterly gorgeous Marcie Bra by Cleo.
Enjoy the weekend ladies and happy shopping, wherever you may roam. Please type in Bravissimo.com on your mobile browser, and tell us what you think!
August 21st, 20120
We are so excited here at Bravissimo. Yes we do love the summer sale, but we cannot wait to feast our eyes on the new autumn collection and there are some utterly gorgeous, new lingerie sets for next season. It seems wrong when it has been so warm recently to concentrate on autumn, but our new sets are not a total departure from summer style. Who says that just because autumn is on its way that we have to ditch the colour and give up print? Our new collection features exciting prints, fresh and clean colours and bright and sexy mid-tones all highlighted by gorgeous styles.
The Princess Bra by Curvy Kate is very pretty, but also makes a bold statement as it comes in vibrant teal. It is an underwired balconette, this style has been a real favourite of our Bravissimo ladies, so we have brought it back! The combination of sheer dot and opaque dot gives this set a sexy edge and is finished off with pale pink bows. Even though it is a delicate looking bra, don’t be fooled, the Princess is still incredibly supportive. It is available to buy with matching thong or shorts.
The Darcy Bra by Cleo is fantastically stylish. It’s the cute heart print in navy, red and white and the contrast of the trims and details that make this set stand out. The cups are trimmed with red lace and the straps are made from textured navy ribbon. The cups are lightly padded, and come as a half-cup, this style is similar to the very popular ‘Juna’ and ‘Ellie’ bras and we are sure you will love it just as much. It is available to buy with deep briefs or a thong.
Wow…is a good description of the Hatty Bra by Freya. This bra creates amazing curves and cleavage. Our Bravissimo ladies may recognise this style, as it is based on the Deco shape. It is an underwired moulded plunge which gives this bra its incredible boob uplift. It is available in duck egg with a small pinstripe pattern. It is finished off with button detailing, which also appears on the matching shorts and briefs.
For more new styles of luscious lingerie like these, pop into your nearest store or check out bravissimo.com.
August 16th, 20120
There have been some amazing moments over the summer months, and cherished memories that will be with us for some time to come. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Olympics and the Paralympics (still yet to come) have put the UK on the map again and there has been a great feeling of celebration and optimism all over the country.
We are extremely proud and (just a wee bit surprised) that Great Britain did so well in the Olympics and there were some real inspirational moments within the games, for instance Tom Daley’s celebration on winning his bronze medal, anyone would have thought he had won a gold! And winning a medal not long after losing his beloved father. Mo Farah, from a humble start in Somalia, we all hoped he would win the 5,000 metres after winning 10,000 metres, but we didn’t quite believe he could, but he did. Then there was Gemma Gibbons, fighting on in the Judo final with a broken thumb and the iconic moment when she looked to the heavens on qualifying for the final to tell her late mother that she loved her.
This amount of triumph over adversity just shows us that anything can be achieved if you put your mind to it. So over the next few weeks, why not think of what you would like to achieve by this time next year, it may something big like a new job, or moving abroad, or it could be learning a musical instrument, or a foreign language, you may want to come and work at Bravissimo! We may not all be the next Jess Ennis, but everyone can set achievable goals and reach them.
August 12th, 20120
Today is the last day of The Olympics and that makes us sad. What exactly did we do with our time before we got caught up in this whirlwind of excitement, tension and medal ceremonies? What’s next on the agenda and what else do we have to look forward to? Well, judging by reports, a record number of us will be flying off tomorrow to summer destinations from all over the UK, and that’s not including the tired and achy athletes going home. So if your summer holiday is still to come and you have yet to start that dreaded packing (how is a girl going to fit 10 pairs of shoes into a 15 kilo bag?). Here’s our Holiday Wardrobe Checklist to take the stress out of packing.
- 1 pair rubber soled shoes like flip flops are essential, those pebbles can hurt and the sand is hot (leave these behind and you will be doing the classic “I forget my flip flops hopping dance” all the way from the sea).
- 1 sarong
- 1 white cotton or linen oversized shirt (great as a beach cover-up) like the Linen Roll Sleeve Shirt in white
- 1 hat (foldable would be good)
- 2 pairs of Sunglasses (in case you lose one)
- 1 pair of light wedged shoes (for the evenings)
- 1 pair of flat sandals (for sightseeing)
- 5 dresses, 2 for the beach and 3 for evening, like the Tribal Full Skirt Dress in multi and the Lurex Swing Dress in lemon (can be dressed up or down)
- 1 maxi dress, try the Floral Embellished Maxi Dress in black/pink (perfect for the evening)
- 1 pair of tailored shorts, like the Shimmer Shorts in gold, to wear with…
- 1 jersey top, like the Twist Jersey Top in white (again, can be worn day or night)
- 1 stylish swimsuit, like the Carabero Swimsuit by Bravissimo, available in amethyst or, if you are a bikini girl, the stunning Callisto Bikini Top by Masquerade Beachwear, with matching Swim Briefs or Swim Tie Sides in burnt orange
- And don’t forget your favourite Bravissimo lingerie!
If you are going away soon, have a fabulous time. If not, you can bask in the glow of all those gold medals. Well Done Team GB.
August 7th, 20120
Nobody likes to see the back of summer, even if it hasn’t been the warmest on record. But one good thing about the coming of autumn is the new collections hitting the high street. If you are a Pepperberry fan, you will be jumping up and down with glee when you see the latest additions. We have a couple of great tops, a fabulous prom dress, a classic shirt (which we shall be raving about at a later date), but for now we will concentrate on four super, stylish, day dresses, all new for autumn.
The Ribbon Waist Dress is the ultimate statement dress. The colour is gorgeous raspberry that will look great on blondes, brunettes & redheads and will be flattering for pale or olive skin. This dress is sleeveless, with a tape trim waist panel and tapered pencil skirt. It has a split shoulder detail and exposed zip, which gives it a fashion edge. Team it with black patent heels and a black cardi, or grey suede knee high boots and grey tailored jacket. For an evening look, try brightly coloured accessories, like electric blue heels and tux jacket.
The Classic Shift Dress is a perfect LBD, it is such a classic shape that it will not date, so you will look great in this, year after year. This dress is a sleeveless shift, available in black, with a lovely waist detail and flattering pleats falling from the waist, creating a lovely tulip shape. The Classic Shift Dress, will be easy to accessorize and will look great with most items already in your wardrobe.
The Ponti Zip Back Dress available in black is a great work-wear dress. It is based on one of our best-selling dresses; it has a scoop neck, ¾ length sleeves and side pockets (that make a feature of the dropped waist). This dress is a very flattering shape and will become a wardrobe staple, if ever you are stuck with what to wear. Team it with a tailored jacket in any colour, black opaque tights & black heels and you have an instant, smart and stylish work look.
The Ponti Colour Block Dress is following the colour block trend that was so popular this spring/summer and is back for autumn/winter. It is available in grey/black, grey, with a black contrast scoop neckline, waist and wide border lining the hem. The Ponti Colour Block Dress is sleeveless and is a classic shift that gently hugs the curves; it is also the perfect length for knee-high boots. Wear with the Notch Neck Cardigan, for a great colour contrast.
August 1st, 20120
It’s the beginning of August, and we are all looking forward to that much longed-for break. It maybe a wild week away with the girls in Ibiza, a family holiday on a Greek Island, a mini-break to Rome with your other half, or a camping holiday on the Cornish coast. Whatever your ideal holiday is, by the time it arrives, it doesn’t take us long to shake off the working week and forget our daily routine. Our daily routine can sometimes feel like Groundhog Day. When we do eventually get time off, wow, do we appreciate it. There is something about a holiday, we laugh more, we eat well and we sleep better. Sleep is essential for our well being, even if you haven’t been sleeping well or don’t get enough hours per night normally, you can catch up on those important ZZZs in a couple of nights. Then there are the lie-ins. You cannot beat a long, lazy, lie-in. Just knowing that you can drop off at night and won’t be rudely awakened by the shrill of your alarm is enough to make you sleep peacefully. That followed by the knowledge that you don’t have to be anywhere, well that’s just pure bliss!
So when you are thinking about that holiday or short break, don’t forget some lovely new nightwear to make you sleep even better. One very important aspect about Bravissimo nightwear is the integral bra support, as the integral bra will improve your quality of sleep, by providing great support and true comfort all night long.
New in from Bravissimo is the Gingham Cami Top by Bravissimo and matching Gingham Crop Pants by Bravissimo. Available in Gingham Floral, these pretty PJ’s are light, made from 100% cotton, these will keep you cool even on the hottest night. The Cami Top has mock gingham covered buttons and the top is cut under the bust, so it is flattering as well as comfortable. The pyjama bottoms are cropped, which is perfect for summer and they are trimmed by a pretty frill and have a drawstring waist.
Also new in, is the Cotton Stripe Nightdress by Bravissimo in white. It is a gorgeous nightdress that you could happily wear to breakfast on a sunny morning in your apartment or villa, it would also be perfect for a romantic getaway with your partner too. This nightdress is also cut under the bust, but with an adjustable draw cord. It has wire-free integral support with bra back fastening, adjustable straps and is made from 100% cotton, so will feel light and airy and super comfortable, when it’s hot and humid. The stripe design is subtle, but stylish and sexy, you may even be tempted to wear it to the beach!
For more gorgeous nightwear like this, from shorts to robes and lots of sale items too, check out Bravissimo.com.
July 25th, 20120
We feel more than justified in writing this next blog piece, because…drum roll… the sun is out! And we wouldn’t dare complain about how hot it is, would we?
A great thing about this time of year apart from the long awaited hot weather, are the sales. The summer sales are in full swing and we all love that feeling of buying something gorgeous, for a fraction of the original price. Pepperberry have some amazing summer buys in store and online, so if you haven’t bought much of a summer wardrobe yet, maybe because the weather has been so wet and miserable, or if you are off on holiday soon and haven’t even thought about your holiday wardrobe then worry not, as Pepperberry has some fabulous summer pieces that will fit the bill perfectly. Here is a small selection of some of our best sale buys.
The Bold Stripe Maxi Dress is a striking maxi and is so on trend but sexy too. It is a great weekend dress, or fantastic holiday dress. It is available in multi (bold stripes) and is made from jersey, so hugs those curves. The crossover deep V-neckline is really flattering for bigger boobs and the cap sleeves work wonders for tops of arms. It comes with a detachable yellow belt. This dress would look great with gladiator sandals or wedges.
The Retro Floral Dress is a fabulous day dress, 1960s vintage inspired, the floral print is loud and proud. This dress is an easy-to-wear empire line, it is fully lined and has black piping detail around the scoop neckline and under the bust. There is mock monochrome button detailing down the back of the dress, which also gives it that authentic sixties look. It’s the perfect everyday summer dress.
The Silk Spot Frill Blouse is such a pretty top and will be a great addition to your summer wardrobe. It is made from 100% silk and is available in multi (dot design in muted tones). This blouse has a deep crossover V-neckline, edged by a pretty ruffle and has a button for you to adjust, if you choose to wear this top lower cut. The Silk Spot Frill Blouse would look great with palazzo pants and platforms or tailored cropped trousers with flat sandals or a flirty skirt and wedges (take your pick!)
The Knot Twist Top comes in gold and coral and is a gorgeous, simple, but sexy daytime top. It is an empire line with twisted detail V-neck, and is super flattering for the boobs, it is very light so is perfect for a summer evening. These vibrant colours will look great with white skinny jeans or Capri pants. The beauty of this top is that it is versatile, great for the day, teamed with shorts, or dress it up for the evening with some statement Pepperberry jewellery, like the Gold Bib Necklace.
Make the most of the warm weather and check out all of Pepperberry’s summer 2012 sale range here.