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Bring me sunshine!

We’ve sun-shiny NEW styles just in! In tropical brights, these are sure to get you set for summer (even if the weather does need a little more encouragement!)

Marcie Bra Marcie Bra by Cleo
Available up to J cup
£27
Alana Bra Alana Bra by Bravissimo
Available up to L cup
£28
Tropic Exotic Bra Tropic Exotic Bra by Bravissimo
Available up to J cup
£29
Rosie Bra Rosie Bra by Bravissimo
Available up to K cup
£30
Kashmir Bikini Top Kashmir Bikini Top by Fantasie
Available up to HH cup
£38

 

 

 

Kashmir Tankini Top Kashmir Tankini Top by Fantasie
Available up to H cup
£63

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We hope you enjoy them!

Summer’s on it’s way!

Mademoiselle bra available in sizes 28 – 28 DD – HH cup; £32.00
Matching shorts or thong available separately

We hope that at last Summer might be on the way, with the clocks going forward last week it’s got us all thinking about updating our wardrobes ready for the summer season.
Today we give you a peek of some of our summer styles that are launching today – with more to launch at the end of April.

The first style is this gorgeous Mademoiselle half cup bra. We launched this originally back in Winter 2012 in a subtle blush and black colourway. For Summer we’ve gone all out with the new anethyst and emerald colour to make you green with envy!

 

 

 

 

If you’re planning a holiday in the near future then check out the gorgeous Pier bikini by Freya.
With it’s 50′s style spot print and fun frilly briefs it’s sure to be a hit on the beach or just down your local pool! It’s completely underwired so it gives great support as well as looking fantastic. If you think you’ve seen this somewhere before – it’s based on the same shape as last summer’s Charleston bikini

Pier Bikini by Freya
Available in sizes 30-38 D cup; 28-38 DD – GG cup; £33.00
Matching claissic brief or frill brief available separately

VINTAGE BEACH BELLE

It’s vintage inspired swimwear today ladies, with our final ‘Vintage Britain’ Blog.

Tropical Paradise Tankini Top Tropical Paradise Tankini Top

Swimwear is probably the most important purchase before any holiday as it’s something that you wear all day long, so you need to be comfortable, supported and still look stylish. All the selected styles have a gorgeous British vintage vibe that conjure up images of the British seaside in days gone by…think brightly coloured beach huts, grand architecture, donkey rides and Punch & Judy. However you don’t have to be holidaying in dear old Blighty to fit in with our vintage theme, our Bravissimo swimwear will look stunning on any beach where the sun is shining, from the Isle of Wight to Ibiza.

The Tropical Paradise Bikini Top by Bravissimo (new from Bravissimo) is a gorgeous floral bikini and very similar to a bikini that Brigitte Bardot wore on the beach in Cannes in 1953. This bikini is an underwired halterneck, it’s very flattering for bigger boobs and gets top marks for its shape, support and uplift. It is available in tropical floral, which will look good on any skin tone. It is available to buy with matching swim tie side or swim briefs and if you require more coverage than the bikini top will provide, there is a Tropical Paradise Tankini Top by Bravissimo too.

The Antigua Bikini Top by Pour Moi in aqua dot is also new, and proving very popular already. It’s another super flattering halterneck which has lightly padded cups. It ties at the neck and the cups are edged with a cute frill. It also features a gorgeous central bow, so along with the polka dots it adds to the vintage look. This bikini top will create great curves while offering good support. It comes with matching swim shorts or swim tie side.

The Beach Belle Tankini by Faubourg has a pretty seaside vintage feel. Available in floral/stripe, this tankini combines fabulous, retro style florals with candy stripes. It is an underwired tankini top, with a concealed bra back fastening. It is available with matching swim briefs or swim shorts. One reviewer comments, “I love it, the design is stunning and the material is very good quality. Can’t wait to go on holiday…”

IN THE SWIM

The start of another working week. if you are on your daily commute this Monday and you find yourself staring at billboards advertising hot destinations, you might find yourself drifting off and daydreaming of sunnier shores, it certainly makes the journey go faster! You may be one of the many UK residents whom have already booked their summer holiday, or you might be one of the lucky ones, going away soon, to search out some winter sun. Even at this time of year there are a few warm destinations not that far away, that are experiencing temperatures in the mid-twenties (sob sob).

Even if your holiday seems like its light years away, it is still difficult not to get a bit excited. Granted, we haven’t even opened our first Easter Egg yet and the Christmas Tree may still be visible behind the shed, but the shops are already full of cotton printed tops, strappy sandals and floaty dresses. There doesn’t seem to be much evidence of winter on our high streets and the same goes for our fashion magazines. It may be only the start of March, but we can still dream and plan our summer getaway and what’s the most important item when you head for the sun…swimwear.

Bravissimo have some fabulous brand new bikinis and swimsuits that have just hit our shops and online store, so take a look at some of our new styles available now. And if you just can’t wait till your holiday, you can always wear it at your local swimming pool, where you will definitely create a few waves.

Paris Bikini Top

Paris Bikini Top


The Paris Bikini Top by Pureda is absolutely adorable, it is a padded plunge bikini in a cute floral and polka dot print. It has a vintage fifties feel, but manages also to look contemporary, it is available in black with a white spot, combined with red flowers and red ties. This bikini top gives fantastic cleavage but also offers great support. It comes with a Swim Brief or Swim Fold Brief for more coverage.

The Boogie Bikini Top by Freya is another on trend bikini, it is available in a very vibrant sixties style retro print in Firefly. It is a halterneck top, which always creates amazing cleavage and it is available to buy with some sixties style bikini shorts or tie side briefs if you fancy something with less coverage.

If you want more coverage than a bikini can give you, you could opt for the Veronica Swimsuit by Panache, a really stylish and classic swimsuit, it is super flattering because of ruching detail and it also has a power mesh lining for more tummy control. It is underwired bra top with a keyhole detail at the back and comes in scarlet. This is a really gorgeous swimsuit that will look stylish year after year.

Check out all Bravissimo swimwear here

Last of the summer sun?

Bali Bikini Top by Free

Bali Bikini Top by Free

It’s the last day of the bank holiday weekend, hopefully we are all waking up to blue skies and bright sunshine. It would be good if nobody is reading this, meaning everyone is out and about too busy enjoying themselves! In the hope that the sun will be shining for all of our Bravissimo ladies and keeping everything crossed that there might be an indian summer, we must just mention our new swimwear that is currently online and hitting our Bravissimo stores. Our new bikinis will look great next summer too, as both are in classic prints, which will be fashionable year after year, so either one will turn out to be a great investment for next year’s summer wardrobe.
The new Bali Bikini Top by Free is a gorgeous two piece, which manages to combine a sporty style with a bohemian print, and a little bit of sparkle. The print is a striking paisley with a mixture of white, aqua, purple and violet with some added silver embellishment. This bikini is an underwired halterneck balconette with ruching at the sides, which can be adjusted depending on how much coverage you require. To match the top you have a choice of bikini brief or bikini short, both equally fabulous.

Another great new bikini, is the Eden Bikini Top by Freya. This is a fantastically vibrant bikini, again it is in the balconette style with underwiring, creating those enviable curves and clevage combined with great fit and support, that makes Freya a long time favourite with Bravissimo customers. This bikini contrasts right on trend – florals with a cute polka dot print. The colour is paradise, which is a mixture of fuchsia, purple, emerald green, soft pink and white. It is available to buy with matching fold briefs or bikini shorts. Equally you could contrast it with some plain bikini pants, picking any of the vibrant colours from the top.This two-piece would look just as good on a white sandy paradise island, as it would grabbing those last summer rays in your back garden.

Enjoy those last few days of August whether you are hitting the beaches or not.

HEAD FOR THE SUN

Morocco Mix Triangle Bikini Top by Free

Morocco Mix Triangle Bikini Top by Free

Where are the long warm summer days and the balmy summer evenings we dreamed of? Damn you British weather! It is enough to make a girl scour the web for last minute holiday deals in search of the sun.

If you haven’t yet been away or if you have a weekend away planned, (somewhere you can eat alfresco without getting drenched!) we can help you find some last minute swimwear bargains in our fantastic Bravissimo sale and also give you some top tips on getting your body buffed and beautiful, so you are happy and confident when you hit the beach.

A couple of days before you go away, book yourself in for a leg and bikini wax, this will give your skin time to heal before you have to start using sun protection or a tanning product. If you feel your skin is too pale and you want a hint of colour before your strip off, then try one of the moisturising tanning body lotions. These products build up colour gradually, they work differently to self tan, and the effect won’t be so dramatic. Because they are more subtle, you won’t be left with orange hands or ankles. Remember to buy one that is suited to your skin tone, they usually come in ‘fair to medium’ and ‘medium to dark’. You can also use this product whilst you’re away, post-shower as a moisturiser, and it will continue to enhance a natural tan.

Body oil is a holiday essential and it will keep your arms and legs wonderfully moisturised, nourished and smooth after a day on the beach (again, use it after a shower). Don’t forget a professional pedicure or manicure, or just get a friend to do it for you. When choosing a nail color, go for something vibrant and summery that will look great against a light tan; tangerine, coral, bright red or fuchsia are good choices, or you could choose something really on trend like turquoise.

Lastly don’t forget your hair, summer hair is actually very easy to look after, just run some conditioner through your hair before you head for the beach and choose an easy style like a ponytail or braid.

So now you are looking beach beautiful, take a look at our pick of the best sale bikinis on offer. The Morocco Mix Triangle Bikini Top by Free is a gorgeous ethnic inspired bikini, which comes in lilac and cream. The tie briefs are available in a polka dot lilac print with a lovely bead feature on the side ties. The bikini top is a wire-free triangle bikini. The Havanna Bikini Top by Free is a very stylish bikini, it is an underwired bandeau style top in a check print, available in blue. The top can be worn as a halterneck, or strapless if you want to tan without strap marks. And finally the Circus Bikini Top by Freya is a really fun bikini, with its pop art multi-coloured print. It is a soft triangle top with light padding and has two options for bikini bottoms, bikini briefs in blue with a white spot print or a fold brief which are a contrast of white spot print and multi-coloured print.

Tank Girl

Bright Ideas Tankini Top by Faubourg

Bright Ideas Tankini Top by Faubourg

So the hotel has been booked, the suntan lotion, factor 50, factor 30 and factor 15 has been bought, (better to cover every base), the holiday reading has been chosen. You are nearly there, and you can almost taste that first cocktail. But one thing that you may have overlooked when you started your packing, is your swimwear. You may suddenly realise that those bikinis that you bought a few years back, are just not flattering anymore. Many of us ladies are continuously fighting those extra few pounds that creep up on us. If a perfectly flat, toned and honed tummy is not achievable before you go away, then don’t worry the tankini is the answer.

Tankinis are more versatile than a swimsuit as you can mix and match, they are also great for tall ladies, where swimsuits can often be too short in the body.

Bravissimo have the Azure Tankini Top by Pour Moi with matching fold briefs or tie briefs, this tankini is in stunning ocean blue, and is a really flattering two piece. It’s a halterneck top, and the cups are lightly padded, it gives fabulous shape, support and comfort.

The Bright Ideas Tankini Top by Faubourg with matching bikini briefs is a gorgeous tankini, it is an underwired halterneck and the monochrome hibiscus print. Is very on trend and follows the surfer girl trend that is so popular this summer. The Bright Ideas Tankini is exclusive to Bravissimo.

Another tankini exclusive to Bravissimo is the Sunkissed Tankini Top by Bravissimo with a choice of fold brief or bikini shorts. It is in fabulous zesty bright coral and is a balconette top, which lifts and supports the boobs, creating a great cleavage and enviable shape. This tankini has sold out in a few sizes, so don’t miss out.

For more fantastic printed and plain tankinis, check out the Bravissimo website. Don’t leave home without one.

Beach Glamour

Mystere Plunge Bikini Top

Mystere Plunge Bikini Top

Coleen Rooney has been snapped this week soaking up the rays on holiday in Barbados (we know what you’re thinking, when is she not on holiday?). The reason she has hit the headlines, is because she reportedly has spent £1,500 on beachwear. Well maybe some celebrities can justify spending that amount of money, as they probably spend most of their year on a far-flung beach, but for us mere mortals, we want to look great, without the hefty designer price tag.

So Bravissimo are here to help, we have lined up some copycat beachwear at a much more sensible price. These items are sure to stand up against Mrs Rooney’s for style and quality and they will also flatter and support our bigger boobs.

The bikini that Coleen wore on day three of her holiday, looks like it could be by the famous designer Emilio Pucci, the Mystere Plunge Bikini Top by Freya and matching tie briefs, (you can also buy the bikini shorts if you want more coverage) have that Pucci feel, with the vibrant paisley print. This bikini has had great reviews with our Bravissimo ladies, as it offers fantastic uplift and is incredibly flattering. She also wore a black bikini with gold detail on day two, by an American swimwear label, a favourite with celebrities, for a similar bikini try Bravissimo’s Anna Bikini Top by Panache, it’s the popular Geneva shape, with a new matt finish and is underwired, it also comes with three different styles of matching bikini bottoms.

Coleen also loved to wear a Kaftan or two while she was in Barbados. Kaftans are a really chic way to cover up and, they no longer look like they should belong in the seventies. For a really glam Kaftan, try the Beaded Kaftan by Bravissimo, it comes in a gorgeous coral colour, is made of cotton so it will keep you cool and, is decorated with coral colour gems and gold beading, just perfect!

Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny

The Electric Zebra Bikini

The Electric Zebra Bikini

The whole of the country seemed to be under a black cloud this weekend, you wouldn’t believe that we are in the middle of ‘flaming June’. So if like us, you are counting the days until you land on foreign soil, we have a few bikinis to get you in the holiday mood. There is one to suit every shape, size and taste. And if you are feeling extravagant, you could invest in more than one and rotate them, so you will always be looking ultra cool by the pool.

Are you partial to a bright floral print? The Flamingo Halter Bikini by Freya, really stands out among the crowds, it’s a red & yellow floral print with black & white dotty frill, and ties on the bikini bottoms that contrast well. It is halterneck in style, which allows you to alter the amount of uplift you create and it gives fantastic cleavage. It is definitely a bikini to salsa in, as the sun sets on the beach.

If prints are not your thing, Bravissimo have plenty of plain coloured bikinis. New in recently is the gorgeous Siesta Bikini by Bravissimo in fabulous ultra violet. This is an underwired plunge bikini, with fully adjustable straps, and will give you great shape. You also have the option of the fold brief, which is a fuller brief (one side tie), or the tie brief (two side ties). You could even buy the Sunkissed Bikini by Bravissimo in coral, which is a similar bikini. Try a bit of colour blocking, by swapping around the bikini tops and bottoms and you have four different colour combinations from two bikinis, can’t be bad!

Finally, if you like to take a walk on the wild side, try the Electric Zebra Bikini by Miss Mandalay, this bikini has more than a whiff of Ibiza about it, with its dip dyed zebra print. It is underwired and halterneck, again creating an enviable cleavage. There is also a choice of matching bikini or tie-side bottoms.

So whatever your perfect holiday is, whether that is island hopping on a budget in Greece or pushing the boat out in St Tropez, you will be sure to find the perfect bikini at Bravissimo.

Life’s a beach

The Panama Plunge Bikini

The Panama Plunge Bikini

There is more than a hint of bygone eras when you look the spring/summer 2011 collections, from fifties flirty dresses, polka dots and sorbet colours to seventies maxi dresses in tribal or animal prints. So how does this translate into swimwear? Here at Bravissimo we have some great fifties and seventies inspired bikinis in our range and if the month of April is anything to go by, we could be in for a hot summer. If you are lucky enough to be jetting off somewhere nice for a couple of weeks, good for you! There’s plenty of swimwear in the Bravissimo sale, so nobody has to miss out on looking gorgeous on the beach.
The Panama Plunge Bikini Top by Pureda in monochrome stripes and spots is perfect for highlighting those fabulous curves, with uplift and plunge, it offers support but really flatters the boobs, and there are two different styles of matching briefs also available with the Panama.
Another fifties inspired bikini is the Ibiza Bikini Top by Fantasie, in black with pink dots, it’s balconette in style, which as all Bravissimo girls know is a great style for bigger boobs. To complete the retro look you can buy the bikini short, it’s a wider style pant, with adjustable ties at the side, if you require more coverage, but it still looks bang on trend.
The Gingham Bikini Top by Miss Mandalay is pure Marilyn Monroe, with its cute ruffle along the neck edge and in one of this season’s hottest colours – tangerine. This bikini top gives great cleavage without being too revealing and the matching shorts are so cute with the matching ruffle, a fun and fabulous bikini!
If you prefer the more bohemian style then take a look at the Morocco Mix Triangle Bikini Top by Free, its seventies inspired, with Moroccan print and covered beads decorating the top straps. It is wire free, soft and comfortable and also has a choice of two briefs, but if you want to go for the full seventies look, then opt for the string tie bikini briefs.
Still with the seventies, the Tassia Bandeau Bikini Top by Masquerade Beachwear is a tribal inspired bikini. It is glamorous and sexy and will definitely make waves on the beach. It features animal print, a trend that repeats continually. The top is bandeau style, underwired and features a beaded halterneck, which is a lovely detail, it also offers a little extra support. The bikini briefs with side rings and beads really complement this bikini top.
So whether you are hitting the sands of the Seychelles or the pebbles of Brighton hopefully we have given you plenty of ideas to make a bit of a splash.