Posts Tagged ‘autumn’

SEPTEMBER STYLE

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.

Satine Floral Bra Satine Floral Bra

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

BEST BUYS

Capped Sleeve Knitted Top

Capped Sleeve Knitted Top

Well it has been raining again *big sigh*, so let’s continue with our wardrobe building ideas for autumn. The Pepperberry sale is still on and there are some great sale items still to be snapped up, but they are selling out fast, so don’t hang around.

Here is our pick of the bunch. For a really great knit top with short sleeves, perfect for autumn, take a look at the Capped Sleeve Knitted Top from Pepperberry it is available in petrol or coral, is a v-neck, which is very flattering for bigger boobs and it has a lovely gathered detail which enhances bigger boobs too. This top has a deep rib which creates a lovely nipped in waist.

The Sequin Knitted Waistcoat in grey marl is a fabulous little waistcoat. It has a gorgeous sequin detail on the shoulder, which gives it that fashion edge. This waistcoat is so versatile, it can be worn with a little cotton blouse, as pictured on the website, or you could wear it layered over your ditsy floral dress. It can be worn with indigo jeans or it will look great with Pepperberry’s Relaxed Fit Chinos, these fantastic chinos can be worn right now with a fitted vest top, and will still look stylish come the autumn worn with a skinny knit.

Everyone needs a LBD in their wardrobe and the Patent Belted Jersey Dress is fantastically easy to wear, it can be worn dressed up or dressed down, worn with a longline flared cardigan, or a fitted blazer. This is a dress that will become a firm favourite in your autumn wardrobe.

When it’s not cold enough to wear a coat or too dry to wear a Mac, a little fitted jacket is the perfect solution, the fitted jacket is so versatile; it can usually be worn from spring to the beginning of winter. Pepperberry’s Pinstripe Jacket in grey, is a cotton/linen mix and is a single button jacket, so no double buttons straining over your boobs here, just that ultra flattering v shape created by the low lapels. This great little jacket will go with everything, so get it while you can.

Bag a Bargain

The Tan Leather Bag

The Tan Leather Bag

Peeking outside the window, it doesn’t look much like the height of summer, it’s more like autumn. Let’s hope it brightens up again soon. Until then, now would be good time to start bringing your autumn wardrobe together, as the autumn collections are starting to appear on the high street. You could start by adding accessories to your current wardrobe and Pepperberry have three great bags that would be perfect for next season.

The Tassel Slouch Bag in coral is a great soft, slouchy bag, that has plenty of room for all that stuff, that us girls carry around with us. Coral is a big colour this summer and it will continue to be seen in autumn/winter too, as pastels will be mixed with soft greys and nudes. The Tan Leather Bag is a fantastic autumn bag, tan is a great alternative to black or dark brown when the sun is still shining, but there is a crispness in the air. This bag is made of real leather and will look great this summer worn with a tan skinny belt over a little floral dress with bare legs and gladiator sandals, and in autumn or winter with tights and boots. The Canvas Shopper Bag is another great bag from Pepperberry, ‘shoppers’ have been on trend for a couple of years now, and this one is a real classic, with the contrast of the beige canvas with patent handles. This would look fabulous with a maxi dress and espadrilles for the rest of summer and when autumn comes, it will look super stylish with a pair of the new 70s style flared jeans, a checked shirt or white classic shirt, tucked in and belted and worn with a blazer, the look is Charlie’s Angels in the mid 70s.

All great bags, that will look great right now and will see you through the next season quite happily too. Look out for more on autumn wardrobe building in future Bravissimo blogs.