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A Royal Flush

Black Chevron Ponti Dress by Pepperberry

Black Chevron Ponti Dress by Pepperberry

This week saw The Duchess of Cambridge’s first official royal duties at Buckingham Palace. And if that wasn’t enough excitement for one day, we also got Michelle Obama thrown in for good measure.

We were fairly fond of ‘Our Kate’ anyway, she seems a lovely girl, down to earth and happy in her own skin. What we love about her, is that she chose to wear a high street dress for such an important occasion, which was a brave step and shows she knows her own mind. No doubt her advisors would have been urging her to use a designer, so how fantastic that our future queen is celebrating and supporting our high street. Incidentally, ‘that dress’ has now sold out in every high street in the UK.

The dress itself is a stunning, bandage, body con dress, and actually would work just as well on bigger-boobed Bravissimo girls. It is extremely versatile and can be worn as a work dress, with court shoes and a blazer or can be accessorised with gold chunky jewellery and hooped earrings for a glamorous evening look. For a similar dress you could try the Black Chevron Ponti Dress by Pepperberry.

Michelle Obama opted for a different style and wore a sweet fifties style prom dress in a damask floral silk satin by Barbara Tfank, a designer from LA. She wore it with a candy pink bolero. For a similar style dress take a look at Pepperberry’s Petal Print Dress and accessorise it with Grosgrain Tape Cardi in dusky pink.

For more gorgeous dresses just like Kate and Michelles’, keep checking the Pepperberry website, as new designs are being added regularly.

Battle of the Frocks

So this week saw one of the biggest nights in the ‘oh no not more TV awards’ calendar, the Soap Awards. However we love The Soap Awards here at Bravissimo, firstly because they look like they are having a right giggle and secondly because the fashion is so much more accessible than other big awards ceremonies like The Baftas or The Oscars. Yes, we love those events because of the sheer glamour and star quality, but our favourite soap stars dressing up to the nines for the night is much more fun. So let’s look at who got it very right on the night and who needs to sack the stylist.

Katherine Kelly (Becky from Corrie) looked stunning in a grey and yellow one-shouldered draped dress with a high split.

Jennifer Metcalfe (Mercedes from Hollyoaks) wore a black pantsuit, it was definitely show stopping but a bit too revealing, the trousers were too wide and too short, they would have looked more elegant, had they been tapered and longer.

Jessie Wallace (Kat in Eastenders) looked very glamorous in a white flowing, Grecian inspired dress with an encrusted jewelled neckpiece. Her accessories, makeup and hair, fit perfectly with the dress, nicely understated for such a statement dress.

Alison King (Carla in Corrie), wore a long tunic style kaftan, it wasn’t the best choice, Alison has got a great figure and this dress was shapeless and hid her body, it also looked quite beachy.

Shobna Gulati (Sunita in Corrie) should probably get another stylist, this outfit looked like she was attending a fancy dress party as a flamenco dancer! The tulle skirt was too big and fussy, the bolero looked like a bad eighties mistake and the pink shoes were not needed.

Jo Joyner (Tanya in EastEnders) hit the right note and wore a simple black fitted wrap body con dress, which flattered her bigger boobs brilliantly, she accessorised it with nude heels and gold clutch, her hair was just left natural and tousled and she looked radiant with a light tan.

If you’re attending a glitzy event this summer, and want to get the right look, browse our Pepperberry Evening Dress range and you’ll be sure to add a touch of elegance to the occasion.

The Weekend Starts Here

Lace Overlay Dress

Lace Overlay Dress

So this weekend kicks off with Friday the 13th, as legend would have it, one of the unluckiest days in the calendar, it doesn’t particularly inspire that Friday feeling as we welcome in the weekend.

So let’s turn this silly superstition on its head starting tonight, and if it’s true, that you make your own luck, this weekend could be your luckiest yet.

We can all fall into familiar patterns when it comes to our free time, just as much as we do in our careers. Instead of falling asleep in front of the TV after a take-away, why not plan a special night out or night in over the weekend. Suggest an evening out with friends, even if you have nothing to celebrate, start with early cocktails, then a few belly laughs over a meal, remember getting ready is part of the night, it’s great fun to really glam up, even when it’s not a special occasion. If you are coupled up, why not go out on a romantic date with your partner, it doesn’t matter if you have been together for years, try out a different bar or restaurant, go to a local museum or art gallery, or just go for a walk and take a picnic, make sure it is something that you wouldn’t normally do and it will create that instant feeling of being on a mini break.
The Lace Overlay Dress by Pepperberry is on trend in black lace and is a great LBD for a night out with your partner or an evening with the girls.

If you are exhausted from your week at work, plan a weekend of pampering yourself, take long bubbly baths, read a good book if you haven’t picked up a book in months or listen to the radio instead of watching the TV.

Do the lottery if you never have. Propose if you have been plucking up the courage or bake a cake, even if the last cake you made was in home economics. Have a great weekend, whatever you do, be lucky.

Dress The Part

Pepperberry's Ditsy Floral Dress

Pepperberry's Ditsy Floral Dress

A hot topic of discussion in the Bravissimo office today, which came about because of the beautiful weather we have been having, was, ‘What exactly do us Bravissimo girls wear to work or to do the school run, in this kind of heat?’ Shorts are a tricky option, sometimes best left for boy scouts or footballers, maxi dresses are great for the beach or a summer party but can be impractical for driving or getting on and off trains, and trousers – too hot! The best option is a really easy-to-wear dress, which can be dressed up or down with a smart linen blazer or colourful cardi. And the humble dress can be accessorised in a whole host of ways, changing the look entirely.

Pepperberry, (Bravissimo’s new clothing label), has some great dresses that would definitely fit the bill. Pepperberry’s range is designed with your boobs in mind, so no more having to buy two dress sizes too big just to fit your boobs! The very easy-to wear, Ditsy Floral Dress is a great little tea dress and to go from day to night, if your having drinks after work, you could wear with leggings, ballets flats and a denim jacket (check out Pepperberry’s Stretch Denim Blazer).

One of Pepperberry’s new arrivals is the Ikat Print Dress, it’s a light cotton dress in a warm ethnic print, and the clever part is the tabs on the straps that attach to your bra. Try accessorising with Bravissimo’s Wooden Necklace and Bracelet for daytime and to glam up for a night out, accessorise with the Chain Necklace and Gold Cuff.

If you are after a very wearable jersey dress then the new Mint Swirl Dress, in a tropical floral print, could be your summer staple and it will stay looking fabulous all day long. You can accessorise with the Glass Bead Bracelet and Glass Bead Necklace in colbalt and for a cover up when it gets a bit cooler, the Deep Rib Cardigan in magenta. Also new from Pepperberry makes a great contrast with the blues of the dress, grab the lovely Tassel Slouch Bag in coral to finish off the look.

New winter collection is here!!

Take a look at our new winter collection, its packed full of luscious lingerie, sumptuous sleepwear and fabulous fashion! This season has a prominent lady-like feel with sophisticated hem-lines, 1950s inspired dresses and 1970s inspired feminine blouses. And we can finally say thank-goodness for fashion that is as chic as it is wearable!

Check Shift Dress

Check Shift Dress

Go classic in our check shift dress, this cute shift is cut to fit and flatter bigger boobs without compromising on style. The hint of electric blue gives this dress a modern spin, wear it as it is for now and layer up with long sleeve jerseys and light weight knitwear when the weather gets cooler. In keeping with the classic theme, the herringbone dress will be a wardrobe staple for chic winter dressing. With satin trim to add a little luxury this dress is smart, sophisticated and everything winter is about! The key skirt styles for this season are 1950s A-line and pencil and we have to admit we do love a good pencil skirt as they’re a bit sassier than other skirt styles and very flattering! Soft feminine blouses are also having a thing this season. Our caramel spot shirt hits three trends in one; the colour caramel, the spot detailing and the almost sheer fabric, we love it! As well as oodles of new clothing we have new lingerie styles, nightwear and swimwear, click here to see our new collections.

End of summer sale

Grab your last chance to bag yourself some Bravissimo bargains. Get up to 50% off clothing as well as great reductions on lingerie, swimwear and nightwear, but hurry as sale stock is limited and sells out fast! You can shop by bra size or by dress size making it even easier to find what you’re looking for! This is our biggest sale of the year so there are plenty of bargains to be had including;



  • Eliza bra, shorts and thong set in buttercup and pale pink
  • Alana bra, ruched shorts and brief set in aqua
  • Cool in Cotton bra, shorts and thong set in baby blue and white
  • Broderie bra, shorts and thong in pale violet
    You can also find big savings on nightwear and swimwear too, happy sales shopping!

Two Tone Dress by Bravissimo, now £29.50

Two Tone Dress by Bravissimo, now £29.50

Update your working wardrobe

Breathe new life in to your working wardrobe!

Breathe new life in to your working wardrobe!

As a general rule, when women believe they look good, they feel good. When dressed well a woman might feel more confident and happy and the working environment is a place in which both are very important. So why not breathe new life into your working wardrobe with a few classic tailored pieces. This isn’t power dressing it’s simply making the most of your working day feeling just as good as you look! The tailored look has been around for a long time, ever since women discovered that they look just as good in ‘men’s’ work attire as they do in their jobs! And anything they can do, we can do better; a fitted suit, a tailored shirt, a tie, a waist coat, you name it we’ve made it our own!

But our tailored work wear isn’t just any old tailored work wear; it’s Bravissimo work wear so expect shirts perfectly cut to fit and flatter your boobs, dresses and tops with no gapping buttons and plenty of room for your boobs without having to compromise on fit elsewhere! Our tailored waistcoat, bootcut trousers and pencil skirt can be mixed and matched to create new looks everyday. Plus the classic grey colour will go with anything from a crisp white shirt to a simple jersey top or a more exciting print. The waistcoat is cut to fit bigger boobs, the bootcut trousers are a very flattering style and the pencil skirt will be your wardrobe staple this season; dress it up in the evenings by adding a different top and heels for simple day-to-evening dressing! If masculine tailoring isn’t your thing or you prefer a more lady like look then the Herringbone Tweed Jacket and co-ordinating dress could be for you. This super chic combo is just the ticket for smart day dressing at work or at play. Both pieces also work well when worn individually; try wearing the jacket with a plain tee shirt and your favourite jeans for the casual/smart effect. Wear the dress with a classic court shoe now and with tights and boots when it gets cooler.

All of our tops and dresses have extra room for big boobs so there are no gapping holes with our shirts, no need to go up an extra size or two in dresses just to squeeze your boobs in and definitely no reason for giving up on your favourite fashion due to a poor fit. We have an array of gorgeous dresses, tops and jackets that will accommodate your big bust and keep you high in the style stakes too, whether it’s for work, rest or play we hope you feel comfortable and confident in your Bravissimo clothing.

Denim rules

Denim Dress by Bravissimo

Denim Dress by Bravissimo

Denim was a huge trend last summer and FYI it’s here to stay for autumn too! So if you didn’t invest in key denim pieces last season, now is the time to do it, but choose carefully…!

  • A simple smart denim jacket will last throughout many seasons but a denim jacket covered in tassels and dangly bits is limited only to those season when the 80s cowboy look is in fashion i.e. not very often! This season go for the Bo-Ho look by wearing your denim jacket over a floaty floral dress, our Paisley Print Dress does just the trick!
  • Denim dresses can be dressed up or dressed down so will form a versatile part of your new season wardrobe. Get the look with our curve flattering button front denim dress; wear it with flat pumps now and with tights, boots and a chunky knit cardigan when the weather gets cooler.
  • A good fitting pair of straight leg jeans will never be far out of fashion. Go for a classic dark wash for a smarter look like our straight leg jeans and in keeping with the classic theme of the season you can’t go wrong with a crisp white shirt to create a smart/casual look, simple but effective! If you prefer a jean with more of a flare however, then make the most of the 70s trend and invest in some flattering flares. The shape of this style of jean will also help to balance out a top heavy figure, opt for a high waist to make the most of your figure and wear with a pussy bow tie silk blouse to complete the 70s vibe!

The general rules when donning denim of any type are to keep it simple, don’t over do the denim theme and make sure your denim is flattering even when worn casual!

Evening dresses

Evening Dresses

Evening Dresses

As well as great day dresses and sundresses, we also have some divine evening dresses for your more special occasions this summer.

If you prefer classic styles then the Two Tone Dress could be right for you. Its jersey top makes this dress a comfortable fit around the boobs, whilst the thicker woven fabric of the pencil skirt has more structure to it to define the waist and emphasise your curves. Team with black heels and subtle accessories to let this gorgeously simple dress do all the talking.

Looking for a new LBD that is as comfortable as it is sexy? Our Kimono Cinch Waist Dress is one wardrobe staple you won’t be able to live without! Its soft jersey fabric makes this dress super comfy, whilst its wrap over effect front, cinched in waist and cap sleeves creates a stunning shape. This dress is everything a LBD should be; fitted, figure flattering and not too flaunty!

The sophistication of the nude Cotton Lace Shift Dress is undeniable. The classic shift shape is given a fashion make over with lace detail and nude colour. The softness of the chiffon over layer makes this dress feminine, fun and flirty, perfect for any occasion. Wear with soft metallic shoes and accessories to complete the look.

If we were trying to recreate an exotic vacation mood then this is the dress we’d choose. The Jewel Appliqué Dress in a turquoise that screams take me somewhere hot and exotic is the ultimate holiday dress for those special evenings out. The jewelled waist adds a touch of extra glamour and will make you feel totally gorgeous!

Wear me any way dress


Wear me any way dress

If you’re looking for the perfect smart enough for work/sexy enough for an evening out dress then look no further. Our wear me any way dress ticks all the right boxes. Its flattering v-neck will make the most of your assets but won’t show off too much, the wide waist band emphasises the waist and has interesting button detailing, the cute puffball shoulders give the dress a fashionable twist and the length is cut perfectly to the knee. Add to this the versatility of being able to tie the fabric tie at the front or at the back and you’ve got yourself a pretty nifty little dress. Wear this dress with flats and a cardigan for the office or dress up with killer heels and a smattering of sparkly jewellery for an evening out.

All of our clothing range is cut to fit and flatter a fuller bust, without compromising on style. You no longer have to put up with gapping buttons, pulling seams or having to buy a bigger size just to accommodate your ample bosom! Our clothes are based on standard high street sizes but also come in sizes ‘curvy’, ‘really curvy’ and ‘super curvy’ to allow for different cup sizes. This way you can wear your true size whilst feeling comfortable and confident in your clothes.