Posts Tagged ‘Girls’

Sweet Ice Cream Shades!

The sun is finally shining – what better reason is there to scoop up one of our NEW ice cream coloured swimwear or lingerie styles?! x

Sweet Ice Cream Shades L-R: Lily Bra in Pink, £27; Monaco Bikini Top in Gingham, £34; Buttercup Bra in Cream, £32

 

 

 

 

NEW swimwear arrivals for High Summer!

Hot NEW styles have arrived at Bravissimo!

The mix ‘n’ match Miami Tankini and Bikini are perfect for impressing pool-side, while the stunning coral Corsica Bikini has us dreaming of white sand and salty air…

Miami Bikini Top Miami Bikini Top, available in a DD-K cup
Miami Tankini Top Miami Tankini Top, available in a DD-K cup

 

Miami Bikini Top & Tankini Top Miami Bikini Top & Tankini Top, available in a DD-K cup

 

Corsica Bikini Top Corsica Bikini Top, available in a DD-J cup

Beautiful Bravissimo Brides

Something new, something old, something borrowed, something blue… and of course something white! Choosing the perfect wedding gown is something most girls’ dream of, but it is also essential to find the perfect bridal bra or basque to give you the best shape and support whichever dress you choose.

Check out our capsule collection of bridal lingerie, designed to get you feeling sleek, supported, confident and gorgeous in your spectacular gown.

P.s. Enjoy your special day!

Lola Luxe Basque Lola Luxe Basque, £50, available in a F-K cup
Evie Bridal Bra Evie Bridal Bra, £35, available in a D-H cup
Evie Bridal Basque Evie Bridal Basque, £49, available in a D-H cup

 

 

 

Your Sensational NEW Summer Collection Has Arrived!

It’s hotting up outside and this means it’s time to get into the summer spirit with brights, florals, stripes and polka-dots! Our NEW summer collection has now launched in-store and online and whatever shape, style or solution you’re looking for, we’ve got it covered!

Cabana Bikini Top Cabana Bikini Top
Satine In Bloom Bra Satine In Bloom Bra
Pocket Beach Dress Pocket Beach Dress
Lightly Padded Underwired Strappy Top Lightly Padded Underwired Strappy Top

HEAD TO THE HIGH STREET

The nights are drawing in, the days are chillier and summer is just a distant memory. What’s there to be cheery about? Well it’s the start of the weekend, many of us are planning our Friday night outfits, and the rest of us are planning our Friday night TV viewing. Its Saturday tomorrow, and therefore a great opportunity to put the stresses and strains of the week behind you and catch up with friends.

Naomi Bra by Freya

Naomi Bra by Freya


Many of us head to the high street for a bit of retail therapy with our girlfriends, as us girls bond over shopping, like men bond over football or rugby. And you don’t have to spend a fortune to have a great day; it’s more about the browsing and chatting than about how much you spend.

There definitely a buzz at this time of year on Britain’s high streets, it is perfect weather to amble and comfortable temperatures to shop in. Christmas is still quite a way off, so the high street is quiet in comparison to the shopping frenzy that takes place in the weeks prior to the 25th December. If you are super organised you could even start your Christmas shopping early, so you have nothing more to do except enjoy yourself in the run up to the big day.

If you happen to be in the vicinity of your local Bravissimo store, pop in and say hello. One of our consultants would be happy to show you some of the lovely new styles of lingerie that have just come in, like the gorgeous Naomi Bra by Freya. For Freya fans out there, you will know that it gives amazing rounded and upfront shape and the new dogtooth print in noir gives it a formal, grown up look, and the contrast with black and fuchsia lace gives it a sexy, sassy, twist.

While you are shopping at Bravissimo, take a look at our Pepperberry range as they would make great Christmas gifts. We have some stylish accessories including our Driving Gloves. These are available in two colours, pink and black and are made from genuine leather; they are totally on trend and would make a great pressie for a sister or a friend.

Also you can’t go wrong with the Ombre Scarf, available in black/grey, which makes it easy to wear with any colour winter coat. A perfect choice for Mum if you are stuck for ideas.

So ladies, whatever you do, have a great Saturday and if you are heading to your high street, don’t forget to visit us at Bravissimo.

SWITCH ON THE GLAMOUR

Pepperberry's Platinum Shift Dress

Pepperberry's Platinum Shift Dress

So you’ve gone and done it. That glamorous event is fast approaching and you have left the frock buying right to the last minute. You promised yourself you would be extra organised and sort an outfit out, but life got in the way and the special night out that you have been looking forward to is this coming weekend. Whoops!

You may be going to a wedding reception, or have tickets to the theatre, or you may be meeting the girls for cocktails and canapés followed by a meal at a top restaurant. Whether it’s a very special birthday, or a friend’s wedding, it will be glamorous and swanky and everyone will be dressed in their finery.

Bravissimo are here to hold your hand and point you in the right direction, look no further than Pepperberry, Bravissimo’s own clothing range. If you have worn your old faithful Pepperberry dress at previous weddings and birthdays, we have some stunning new dresses in this week, that are bang on trend and will be perfect for August and September, but will also be great for Christmas parties later in the year.

The Platinum Shift Dress, is an absolutely sensational dress and is following the bodycon trend that originated from the designer Herve Leger, who has been designing these dresses since the eighties. Later the trend was reinvented by Victoria Beckham in her first collection. This dress by Pepperberry is very flattering and will hug your curves, it is structured, which is always a better option for bigger boobs. The dress is fully lined in contrasting purple and it is available in platinum satin. It has capped sleeves and an aubergine skinny belt that is detachable. For a dramatic look you could accessorise it with purple heels, clutch bag and wrap.

The Rose Print Prom Dress, is a cutie of a dress, it takes its inspiration from the 1950s. The bodice of the dress is in jewel-like purple and the skirt is a lovely rose print with a net underskirt for that great fifties look. The waist is defined by a large purple bow, which is reversible and there are hidden tabs under the straps to keep your bra in place too. You could accessorise with black satin heels, a short satin tuxedo bolero, and a teal clutch.

There are plenty more utterly gorgeous, sexy and chic dresses in our NEW IN section online or available in our stores. So whatever your posh event this bank holiday weekend, don’t miss out, and switch on the glamour with Pepperberry.

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.

Suits You Madam

Soprano Swimsuit by Hoola Swimwear

Soprano Swimsuit by Hoola Swimwear

There’s some great news this summer for us ladies, the swimsuit is back. The poor old swimsuit has had a tough time in the last few years, it has had to compete with its sassy little sister, the bikini. Up until recently the choice has not been great, you were ok if you wanted to buy a functional swimsuit for serious swimming at the pool or your other option was the safe slimming black number, but there wasn’t much else out there on the high street.

In 2011 the one piece is enjoying a revival and has become sexy again. The swimsuit is also a lot more flattering if your tummy is not as flat as it once was. Lets face it, whether it’s a post-baby belly or normal weight gain that comes with age, a perfectly flat stomach is hard to achieve and a swimsuit can hide a multitude of sins. Bravissimo have got some fabulous swimsuits this season, one that definitely deserves a mention is Soprano Swimsuit by Hoola Swimwear. You will look drop dead gorgeous in this on the beach, it comes in coral and white pinstripes and has that 1950’s shape that is so on trend right now. The vertical stripes are very flattering and the halterneck straps give great uplift, and fantastic cleavage. Get it before it goes! And don’t forget to check out Bravissimo’s other swimsuits right here.

Cosmopolitan anyone?

We’re so over the snow right now we could quite happily never see it again, ice on the other hand, we’ll keep but only to put in our cocktails!

Cocktail Party Anyone?

Cocktail Party Anyone?

This winter has been a long and cold one, which goes without saying really but honestly shouldn’t it be spring sometime soon? The dark nights and freezing temperatures have really taken a toll on us this year, not to mention the disruption it has caused on the roads and general transport. So we’ve come up with the perfect antidote to these cold wintry nights, a cocktail party! Now we realise that January’s pay check is a long time coming but that doesn’t mean that we can’t have some fun, whilst sticking to a budget. So why not turn the heating up, invite your girlfriends round, put on the cocktail dresses (just because you’re not going out doesn’t mean you don’t have to make an effort) and get the cocktails flowing! Hosting your own party is great as there are only the people there that you want to be there, there are no queues to get in and you can be in control of the music. If everyone brings a different bottle, mixer or nibbles then the costs are spread out evenly and you actually end up getting more for your money if you make the cocktails yourself! Do this and you’re guaranteed to forget about the rubbish weather in no time. What better way to get excited for the Sex and The City sequel than cocktails with the girls?!

For a whole host of weird and wonderful cocktail recipes as well as the classics visit: www.cocktailmaking.co.uk

Why wait for a man to buy you flowers?…

…We drop hints but sometimes men just don’t seem to pick up on them. Well, we’ve decided to start a revolution (a

That's what friends are for...

That's what friends are for...

very nice revolution!). We’d like to spread some love amongst friends and instead of waiting for your other half to buy you some, why not we buy each other flowers!  It’s such a lovely way to tell a friend that you appreciate them. Many of our friends have seen us through the good, the bad and the down right ugly of times. So don’t they deserve a little something for all their hard work and their commitment! There’s nothing we like more than a girls shopping day, so whether you treat yourself or your friend, the simple fact is we all love to receive a little something to show we care.

So, don’t wait, buy yourself some flowers, or better still get your friend to buy you some!