Posts Tagged ‘ladies underwear’
December 8th, 20100
It’s always fantastic to hear that customers are having a great fitting experience in our shops. We’ve read Tor’s blog and she says: “If you’re bigger busted and you want a bra that fits properlyand looks amazing, it’s definitely worth heading down to find out how great Bravissimo is for yourself.”
Click here to read the full review of Tor’s visit to our Oxford Circus shop.
Our Winter collection is available now – click here to take a peak.
November 19th, 20100
As make-up trends change almost as quickly as fashion trends do these days, we take a look at the latest beauty looks for autumn.
From defined cheekbones to a flawless undefined finished. The new emphasis for the face is to have a smooth velvety coverage and to leave the blusher firmly in your make-up box. According to the experts this helps to give a youthful appearance but is scary for those of us who like a bit of colour to make us look and feel awake! Give it a go, you can always take your blusher with you if you feel bare without it!
Autumn/WInter is full of beautiful natural/neutral tones from the leaves on the trees to beige and camel taking over our winter wardrobes, so it makes sense that make-up is following this same theme. A brown eyeshadow looks great on blue, green and brown eyes and will complement the shades in between. Experiment with different tones to find the one that suits your eye colour as well as your skin tone. We recommend a multi-shadow that way you get to try out a few different tones to see which works best (many of these come with a step by step guide of which colour to wear at which place on the eyelid, making it even easier to try a new look). Another noticeable change in make-up is the lack of mascara seen on many a catwalk. This barely there look is also said to create a more youthful appearance, well it’s worth a try and sounds far less painful than a face lift!! Top tip: when going mascara free ensure the eyebrows are well defined to keep some definition in the eye area.
Last year was all about the eyes, dark smoky colours and the longest/wildest false eyelashes you could find. This season however, the focus is definitely on the lips. However this trend isn’t for the faint hearted as the colour du jour is black, well almost black, dark shades of plum, berry and deep purples. A little gothic you might think, but this bold make-up statement is do-able by us regular women and doesn’t have to be left to celebrities on the red carpet. The trick is to practice the application to get a smooth, smudge free result; a lip liner in a dark tone will help. Keep the rest of your make-up simple and wear with tonal clothing, too much black will look OTT so try deeper shades of blues, browns and reds to keep the look modern.
Get the same rush you did when you were a little girl raiding your mother’s make-up box for the first time by trying out some of these new make-up looks!!
November 18th, 20100
There are certain things in life that men just can’t appreciate in the same way as we do. Men have golf clubs, cars and tools; we have handbags, shoes and lingerie and we don’t think either party will ever truly understand the other’s passion for these things. The great thing about handbags, this actually applies to shoes too, is that no matter how much our weight fluctuates and our bodies change over time, shoes and handbags will always fit. Handbags don’t suit a certain body type or come in different sizes, handbags don’t discriminate against size or body shape and you’ll still be able to carry your favourite handbag whether you put weight on or loose weight. The square style handbag is popular this season for its minimal look. They are simple in design and work perfectly with the tailored/masculine trend or to contrast against a floaty feminine dress! We also love clutch bags as the prefect accessory to the party dress this season! It is possible to make just as much of a statement with the bag you’re carrying as you can with what you wear or what you accessorise with. And even though we might not be able to buy the latest designer ‘IT’ bag each time one comes round, at least we can enjoy the array of different styles out there on the high street and maybe treat ourselves to the odd piece of designer arm-candy every once in blue moon (or big birthday!), well at least we know it will always fit! The same can be said for shoes as feet don’t tend to change size after a certain point in our lives we don’t have to worry about not being able to fit onto our favourite pair of shoes like we do our favourite pair of jeans. Heels also make us stand taller walk with that sexy sashay and add inches to our height as well as our confidence. So even if your outfit is the usual head-to-toe black, you can always rely on an interesting handbag/shoe combo to liven up the look! In addition to shoes and handbags we lucky ladies also get to enjoy the pleasure of wearing lingerie. Yes a man can appreciate lingerie from a spectator’s perspective but won’t get to experience the feeling that wearing great fitting, pretty lingerie provides. And as underwear lays the foundation for what is worn on top, getting it right is just as important as what you decide to wear on top of it!
We sometimes envy men for their easy way of life and minimal grooming but then we remember all those little pleasures such as shoes, handbags and fabulous underwear that men don’t get to enjoy. Note to men; we need handbags to carry the things we need to keep us looking beautiful and fresh all day long, sometimes a girl needs a pair of heels to make her walk taller and feel more confident and we need lingerie, well we don’t think we need to explain the lingerie thing, we think you get that one! As for the golf clubs, cars and never ending collection of tools, we will do our best to understand!
November 17th, 20100
We can hardly bring ourselves to say the word yet left right and centre the ‘Ch’ word is being thrown around like Anne Widdecombe on Strictly Come Dancing! Yes, we’re afraid it that’s time of year again when thoughts turn to that very special (and might we say very stressful) time of year; Christmas. The supermarkets have had Christmas themed stock on the shelves for weeks (we have just been avoiding that particular aisle), the sofa ads have started to take over our televisions and we begin mentally making a shopping list for presents. But don’t panic, there are still 6 weeks until Christmas, so plenty of time to shop without it turning into frantic panic on Christmas Eve. And we’ve got an idea of how you can turn your Christmas shopping experience into a much more pleasant one; Christmas markets. Get into the spirit of things and venture out to a Christmas market, whether in it’s in the UK or further afield, you’re sure to find plenty of trinkets and stocking fillers to satisfy any taste.
You can find a mix of German and Continental themed Christmas markets in;
To name a few, for more Christmas markets across the country click here. There are also great deals on transport and accommodation for European Christmas markets. Top tip: book a hotel with a spa for some post-shopping pampering and you’ll be ready and raring to go the next day!! We particularly like the Lille Christmas Market, its easy access on the Eurostar and the city has everything you need from market stalls to high street shops and high end boutiques. And it’s just a hop, skip and a Eurostar away in less than an hour and a half so you can be sipping mulled wine, eating glorious food and looking at the pretty Christmassy things in no time at all!
We do love Christmas here at Bravissimo and especially get into the swing of things once we’ve got a couple of presents under our belts and the initial stress is over! If you don’t have one already, you can order your new winter 2010 catalogue by clicking here and start making your own Christmas wish list. You could even ‘accidentally’ leave the catalogue open at your wish list page for unassuming passers by. Fingers crossed you have been a good girl this year and get everything you wish for!
November 16th, 20100
As we bring you the new winter 2010 collection, we’re very excited to present our first ever half-cup bra, the Demi Diva. The half/cup style allows for low necklines to be worn without the hazard of flashing your underwear. It also gives amazing shape and leaves slightly less to the imagination! But the cleavage boosting properties aren’t the only thing we love about this bra. We also love the bra’s gorgeous design. It is simple but sexy, the subtle stripes and embroidery detailing on this bra make it sophisticated without being overly fussy. Wear with the shorts style briefs for practical days and with the tie-side briefs for when you feel like having a bit more fun! If you like this style we think you might also like the Lace Luxe bra by Faubourg. It is a little more on the racy lacy side but gives great shape and you have the option to attach suspenders to the matching thong to really turn this set up a notch! This style is again suited to lower cut tops as the low balconette fit suits such styles. Looking for something extra special? The Starlet bra has been designed especially with Bravissimo girls in mind, based on the ever popular Alana bra we hope you love the fit of the Starlet bra just as much. Red is a hot colour this season so why not give this red hot style a go, we’re sure you won’t be disappointed! And for extra special occasions try the matching suspender belt!
Click here to see other styles in the new winter collection.
November 15th, 20100
Satin is soft, silky and sexy, whether it’s an evening dress or a PJ set, satin adds that extra bit of sass! Take our satin pyjamas for example, the cami top provides the same integral support that all our nightwear does. It’s also comfortable to wear and will keep your boobs in place all night long. What makes this particular set stand apart from the rest however is its luxurious satin fabric. This season’s gorgeous new satin range comes in a choice of cami top, PJ bottoms and night dress in stunning petrol blue. The night dress also has integral support to ensure a sound night’s sleep plus it comes in an extra exciting colourway; raspberry. Why not add some satin nightwear to your Christmas wish list? Or simply treat yourself! As well as adding glamour to your nightwear, satin can up the glam ante when it comes to evening wear too and nothing beats a sexy satin dress for the party season. Our Teal Tulip Dress with its deep v-neck and tie waist detailing will flatter your figure in all the right places. Plus the rich colour will set you apart from the sea of little black dresses this season. Check out the Satin Bow Dress, Beautiful Bandeau Dress and the Satin Ballerina Dress too if you like what you see in the Teal style! If dresses aren’t your thing or you’d like an outfit with a difference over the party season then why not try our Tuxedo Trousers. There’s no doubt that trousers are a huge trend this season so instead of the standard cocktail dress, give trousers a go for a change. They can look just as sexy and feminine as a skirt or a dress and channel the tailored look perfectly. Our Tuxedo trousers are a classic straight cut with satin trim on the pockets to add that important evening touch. Wear with a tailored top such as the Asymmetric Evening Top in bold red to make a statement or a simple cami and Sensational Sequin Shrug for added glamour clout! If you like your lingerie to have a soft satin feel we have a selection of satin bras that will make you feel extra sexy and super supported. Our favourite of the moment is the new Thrill Me bra by Curvy Kate the padded balconette style gives great shape plus, choose between frilled shorts with the option to attach suspenders or thong with frill sides perfect for the thrill seeker in you! Also look out for the Polka Dot bra by Masquerade, the Belle bra by Fantasie and the Zara bra by Panache if you like the satin touch.
November 12th, 20100
No matter what your shape or size.
The industry is finally waking up to the fact that real women come in all different shapes and sizes but there is still a long way to go before real women are widely accepted by the fashion world. Appearances of plus sized models on catwalks is still seen as controversial and advertising campaigns insist on using waif like models for ‘aspirational’ purposes. However, with the rise in concern for the effects of idealised portrayals of the female form in the media on young women, there is real cause for change. But there is hope. Designers such as Mark Fast, who is known for his clingy sexy knit wear dresses, used plus sized girls for one of his catwalk shows and proved to the fashion world that larger ladies look great in his clothes and with curves in all the right places, they even looked better than some of the other models on the catwalk. Larger ladies are also holding their own in the style stakes with the rise of blogs for plus sized girls who love fashion. Celebrities such as Beth Ditto should also be applauded for their super confidence and lack of regard for those who criticised her for her size. The truth is some women are naturally slim, some are curvy, some flat chested and others have more curves than you can shake a Gok Wan at. The key to looking good however is all about confidence no matter what your size, height, weight or bra size. Everyone is different. Just think what a boring world it would be if everyone looked the same.
November 11th, 20100
If you have been blessed with big boobs, it seems unfair that in some places you can be charged more for a bra that fits. We understand that there is inevitably more fabric in a bigger bra, but clothes prices aren’t based on size so why should bra prices be?
At Bravissimo you get great service as well as value for your money, whether you’re a size 28D or a 40KK everyone gets the same expert bra fitting and same great lingerie at an affordable price. We also have an ever increasing range of clothing cut to fit and flatter bigger boobs, supporting nightwear, swimwear and sports bras with a shock absorber system so that you will be fully supported whatever activity you do! Our everyday bras have given our customers the comfort and support they need to make their day more enjoyable. We also have a range of soft cup and nursing bras to take care of your boobs when they’re under the most stress and strain. Having boobs is part of being a woman, having big boobs is part of being a Bravissimo woman. But whatever your size you should look after your boobs, give them the support they need and treat them every now and again to a beautiful new bra!
November 10th, 20100
Ever since the Mad Men series began, both men and women have been ogling over Christina Hendricks curves. She has that women want to be her; men want to be with her charm and with her curvy size 14 figure and 38E boobs she is a real inspiration to real women. When pictured on the red carpet wearing THAT custom made Zac Posen dress no-one was really interested in the fact that Mad Men had just won three Emmy awards, as all eyes were on Hendricks. And boy was it an amazing dress, custom made to fit the actresses’ voluptuous curves and in the softest lilac shade which complemented her red hair and porcelain complexion perfectly. But her appearance on the Emmy’s red carpet was more than just a curvy girl in a nice dress, it was proof that women larger than a size 6 can look great in fashionable clothes and look sexy, incredibly sexy!
What Hendricks does is promote natural beauty. Her hips are all hers, her boobs are all hers and her complexion and red hair are hers too. So we might never be a Christina or a Kate Moss but what we can celebrate is being able to make the most of our curves and feel gorgeous in our own skin. No one is perfect and we all have different ideas of what beauty is but what we can be grateful for is for someone like Hendricks to come along, be curvy and be perfectly happy with it! The 35 year old actress has become somewhat of a global phenomenon, not just for the popularity of the series but for her amazing body and all go hand in hand; the popularity of Mad Men, cleavages appearing on Autumn/Winter catwalks, the return to classic feminine looks and the growing acceptance and celebration of women’s bodies with curves in all the right places! That said, not one designer would lend Hendricks a dress and hers had to be especially made to fit her magnificent curves because standard sample sizes wouldn’t have gotten anywhere near her 38E bust or size 14 hips. Curvaceous models are being used more frequently on the catwalks with the likes of Lara Stone and Laetitia Casta appearing in Autumn/Winter 2010 shows. But too frequently these larger than your average model types are used for publicity reasons as opposed for promoting different body types and soon enough the designers are back to using standard models. But this time we think the shift in the size argument might be here to stay!
Hopefully Christina won’t bow to the pressures of Hollywood to look a certain way and we hope that she keeps her curves and keeps giving us fashion inspiration for many years to come!!
November 8th, 20100
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!
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.