Posts Tagged ‘bra fitting’

Getting away?

For those last minute get-aways, why not check out our Autumn swimwear collection to find your perfect suitcase staple. Whether it be a faraway destination, a cruise or simply basking on a British beach, we’ve got you covered.

The classic blue and cream rope print of San Maritz is a timeless nautical classic which will be there to support you, wherever your holiday destination.

San Maritz Bikini Top
by Bravissimo
Available up to a J cup

Go Dotty in Spots with this San Marino, available in this new fuchsia and white spot colour way. With pretty pearlised bead detail for an extra hint of glamour, adjustable legs ties for additional coverage, and available up to K cup – what’s not to love?!

San Marino Swimsuit
by Bravissimo
Available up to a K cup

Soak up the sun in Bermuda…available in a bikini option with adjustable cup coverage, or a tankini with lightly padded cups. Why not try mix and matching with the fold and belted briefs.

Bermuda Bikini Top
by Free by Gottex
Available up to a HH cup
Bermuda Tankini Top
by Free by Gottex
Available up to a HH cup














This is just a taster of swimwear styles we have to offer so why not visit us online or pop into store to view our full collection, and also to see what lingerie and nightwear we have to offer.

Autumn’s Arrived!

We’re so excited to be able to bring you our full Autumn collection brimming with ruby reds, bold blues and every colour in between. This season not only features some of your firm favourites in new colours, but it’s crammed full of new styles for you to try.

Here’s a selection of some of the styles we really hope you’ll love.

First up is the popular Satine in this sumptuous new Winterberry colour. This bra needs little introduction as it’s so well known for its fabulous fit and luxurious feel, but in case you need further persuasion, Anita (from Mount Pleasant, Australia) left us this review:

5/5 Fabulous Bra! This bra is fabulous. It’s a great shape, good support, sexy and is comfortable. I would absolutely recommend this bra…I have 3 of them.”

Satine Winterberry
by Bravissimo
Available up to a J cup

What’s more we’ve listened to our customers and are so excited to tell you that you can now buy the Satine in this really wearable nude colour – a little bit of luxury for everyday wear!!

Satine Nude by Bravissimo Available up to a J cup

We said we had bold blues, and they don’t come bolder than this! We’ve refreshed the Demi Diva for Autumn in this fabulous cobalt blue. This underwired half cup offers great shape and support and the soft shimmer fabric and glitter bows ensure you’ll shine this Autumn!

Demi Diva by Bravissimo Available up to a HH cup

For a truly feminine look, why not try the, Clara Bra by Panache.  Clara features a new innovative lace which has been made to look like fabric for a luxurious look with a smoother feel . The cornflower and graphite colour, teamed with satin and lace makes this full cup style simply irresistible.

Clara Bra by Panache
Available up to a J cup

Finally, here’s something  to get you in a tailspin. Ruffle My Feathers has a lovely blue and burgundy feather print, with a delicate scalloped edge embroidery.

Ruffle My Feathers Bra
by Freya
Available up to an H cup

There’s lots more new lingerie, swimwear and nightwear styles for you to try so why not visit our website to see our full Autumn collection or visit your nearest store.


Finally academics have discovered something that the clever clogs here at Bravissimo have known for a long time. ‘Traditional measuring bust size methods don’t work’. The old process is measuring boobs with a tape measure and finding one measurement from under the bust and the second measurement from around the fullest part of the boob, the first measurement equaling the back size and the difference between the two measurements equaling the cup size. According to a recent report in a British national newspaper, this mode has proved totally ineffective, this is because our bodies have changed dramatically since the ’tape measure bra fitting’ was introduced, the average bust size has increased and this method only works up to a D-cup and lots of us ladies are bigger than a D-cup. The study carried out by the University of Portsmouth has recommended a five step ‘best fit’ approach, this entails taking and trying on the same bra in different sizes, assessing each one according to five criteria, which are:

  • The length of the straps
  • The shape of the underwire
  • How well the back fits
  • How well the cup fits
  • Whether the front band is in contact with the breastbone

At Bravissimo we have been championing this way of fitting for some quite some time and we did get a mention in this article, as being one of only two lingerie retailers that use the correct approach, although our own steps differ slightly. Take a look at our Perfect Fit Guide.
We know that two best friends could have the same under and over the bust measurements on paper and take the same size into the changing room, one would find the bra fits and one would not. This is because boobs vary in volume, shape, size and spacing on every women even of the same size. So we believe in taking a few different sizes, trying the bras on and seeing how they look in the mirror and how they feel. This is essential to finding the right bra.

If you need any help you can ring our customer services consultants on 01926 459 859 who are experienced at giving advice over the phone and know our range inside out. Or if you would like to come and see us in person, just visit one of our stores and let one of our fitting consultants talk you through our collection, showing you the styles that would best work for you.

And here’s an idea, Mother’s Day is around the corner, if you suspect your ‘Wonderful Mum’, may be wearing the wrong size, why not take her to your nearest Bravissimo store for a fitting, then treat her to a fabulous lunch afterwards…She will thank you forever!

Fit For Purpose

Bravissimo Bra Fitting

Bravissimo Bra Fitting

If you happened to be watching TV last night, you may have stumbled upon a show about fitness on channel 4 at 8.00pm. One of the ladies featured visited one of our stores and undertook a bra fitting before she ventured back into the gym. She previously complained that bras were always too tight around the back and she suffered from back pain. She had been wearing a 42MM and surprise surprise, measured by Bravissimo, she was actually a 40K.

New research has revealed that 85% of us ladies are wearing wrong size bra, that’s actually quite staggering when you think about it. We know that wearing the wrong size (especially for us bigger boobed girls) can cause all sorts of problems, back pain, shoulder pain and neck pain, lack of support, poor posture and temporary damage to breast tissue from wires. How do you know you are wearing the wrong size? Here are a few clues.

  1. Look in the mirror, does the back of the bra ride up? It should be fitting horizontally across your back.
  2. Are the straps digging into your shoulders?
  3. Are your boobs spilling out of the top of the cup? If so, the cup size is probably not big enough.
  4. Is there wrinkling in your cup? This means the cup size is just too big.
  5. Do the wires at the front, between your boobs stand forward? If you can get two or more fingers underneath, the cup is too small.
  6. If you lift your arms in the air, does the bra move up? It should stay where it is.
  7. Are you wearing an old bra? Bras lose elasticity over time, so an old worn bra will no longer support you.

As it is the start of a brand new year, make sure going for a bra fitting is one of your new year resolutions and spread the word. Speak to your girlfriends and try and persuade them to go for a fitting too. You owe it to your fellow ladies! Wearing the right size bra can change your life for the better, who wouldn’t want to feel great, for clothes to look nicer, to look slimmer and too banish those niggling aches and pains?

Our experienced fitting consultants are more than happy to talk you through our range of bras and help you find your perfect fit. If you can’t get down to one of our stores, you can ring one of our customer service consultants on 01926 459 859 and they will give you practical fitting advice, right there over the phone.

Make 2012 the year you discover your true bra size.