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Knit One Pearl One

Knitting is back and it doesn’t care who knows it! Sales of wool has rocketed, and knitting clubs have sprung up again all over the country. Going to a knitting group with the girls is now thought of as a good – even cool – night out. Knitting has firmly shaken off its ‘granny’ image and it looks like the love affair with home knits and all things woolly will continue to grow. If you have yet to pick up your needles, why don’t you give it a try? It is cheap and it is a great way of de-stressing and switching off after a hard day at the office or a non-stop day with the kids. The end result is something wonderfully creative, that someone special will cherish.

Wrap Front Jumper from Pepperberry

Wrap Front Jumper from Pepperberry


If crafty pursuits are not for you, but you can still appreciate a great bit of knitwear, then you won’t have to look too far, as knitwear is big news this season. There is definitely a time and place when only knitwear will do. If you happen to work in a chilly office, you will need to look sharp, but you still need to be warm, so some smart close fitting knitwear is a must. Or if you are attending an outside event like a firework display or a Christmas market, a big slouchy jumper or knitted dress would both be great options. For a glam night out when you don’t want to spend the evening shivering in your sparkly vest, you need a long sleeved knit, with some glitter or sparkle.

Not so long ago, there was little choice for us Bravissimo girls, the only knitwear available for us on the high street was chunky, shapeless, boxy and unflattering. This would make our boobs seem ‘matronly’ and make us look two dress sizes bigger. Our very own clothing brand, Pepperberry has changed all that. Pepperberry’s knitwear is carefully designed, won’t add extra inches and you won’t find any big or bursting buttons. It is gorgeous and on trend too.

Sequin Shoulder Jumper from Pepperberry

Sequin Shoulder Jumper from Pepperberry


The Wrap Front Jumper would be great for the workplace, it is a v-neck wrap top with an empire line that highlights the narrowest area just under the bust, the tummy area is ribbed and fitted which also enhances the waist. This knit may be best worn with a cami and it is recommended that a plunge bra be worn underneath. The Wrap Front Jumper is available in black and purple.

The Sequin Shoulder Jumper is the glamorous option from Pepperberry. It is a fine knit with gorgeous sequin detailing on the shoulders. It has a v-neck which is super flattering for bigger boobs. This top will be a good choice with Christmas approaching and will look great with this season’s pencil skirt and black suede heels, or some tailored trousers.

The Boyfriend Cardigan is available in Mocha and is a lovely slouchy cardigan that is really versatile. It can be worn on warmer day with a classic white shirt underneath, or on a cold day worn with a fitted knitted jumper. Accessorise with the Vintage Lace Trim Scarf from Pepperberry and you have got a great layered look.

Winter warmers

Brrrr, it’s getting cold outside! As we rapidly approach winter we’re wondering how long we can put off wearing our winter coats. The light weight jacket and single layer on top is no longer enough to keep off the distinct autumn chill. However knowing that there is still November, December, January, February and March to get through before we can even start to think about spring, we’re putting it off for as long as possible. We have also heard rumours on the grape vine that this winter is going to be a long one and after last winter (which felt never ending) this is not good news! So our only hope of surviving this season is a great wardrobe, plenty of layers and some winter warming pick-me-ups like luscious lingerie, cosy nights in wearing gorgeous lounge wear and the odd glass of red!

It's getting cold outside! Wrap up warm in cosy knitwear

It's getting cold outside! Wrap up warm in cosy knitwear

We don’t often like to admit it but we will enjoy cosying up in soft knitwear, like our super soft Tie Front Cardigan. This cardigan comes in a go-with-anything natural oatmeal colour which will look just as good with jeans as it will worn over a dress or pair of smart trousers. The elasticated waist adds definition to your curves and the tie front adds a feminine touch to this slightly longer style cardigan. We’re also going to invest in the must have polo neck this winter. The polo neck, whether a light weight jersey style or a heavy weight knit, is great for keeping warm whilst looking chic. In the office swap your light blouse for a smart jersey polo neck and wear with trousers, a skirt or underneath a shift dress to update your working wardrobe without having to change it completely. Polo necks also look great underneath a smart coat. Black, brown and cream/natural tones will add a sophisticated twist to this season’s hottest coat trend, the camel coat and no need for a scarf, not just yet anyway we’ve got to save some layers for later!