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Friends like These

We all know how important it is to feel good in our everyday lives and we all know that in order to feel good, we have to look as good as we can. Every woman is different, for some ‘looking good’ means being perfectly groomed, for others it means just a slick of eyeliner, for others it might mean keeping up with the latest trends. And when we don’t look good, we often don’t feel too clever either. We have all watched the style makeover shows like ‘How To Look Good Naked’, when you see the dramatic and emotional effect that a transformation has on the women who take part.

Determining your correct bra size and buying a bra that both supports and looks amazing can have the same wonderful life changing effect. The discovery of a bra that is as sexy, as it is supportive, should never be underestimated. You look better naked, you look better with your clothes on, posture improves, back, neck and shoulder problems can be eliminated and to put the cherry firmly on the top of the cake, it also improves your confidence. We know here at Bravissimo, from all of our feedback from our gorgeous ladies, that your first correctly fitting Bravissimo bra, whether it was the Alana, Melody or Tango was a moment that you will always remember and you probably haven’t looked back since.

If you are one of our many ladies that has found the perfect fit with Bravissimo and you know women out there that are still walking around in ill-fitting bras, with straps that dig in, cups that are overflowing, or bras that could fit a football team in the space between you and the bra, then please do something about it, talk to your fellow ladies and spread the word. Why not recommend someone at http://www.bravissimo.com/recommendafriend/ if you fill in yours and a friend’s details you will receive a Bravissimo catalogue and we will enter you both in to a prize draw to win £300 of Bravissimo vouchers and a year’s supply of Hotel Chocolat chocolates each. Beautiful Bravissimo bras and heavenly Hotel Chocolat goodies, what could be better?

Blue Monday

Melody Balconette Bra by Panache

Melody Balconette Bra by Panache

We have bras to make the best of your boobs and enhance those wonderful curves in every colour and style at Bravissimo, but if you are a traditionalist when it comes to your bras and haven’t moved away from white or ivory let us try and convert you.

Blue has been one of the colours that featured heavily in the spring/summer collections this year and will continue to be one of the trends forecasted for autumn/winter. Going into winter you will see lots of intense blues and some vibrant turquoises.

To make a start in introducing some gorgeous blues to your lingerie drawer and to make sure your Mondays are always blue from now on, read on…

The Melody Balconette Bra by Panache in electric blue has received rave reviews, it comes in an absolutely gorgeous shade of blue, it is very soft and comfortable and we’ve been told it gives fantastic shape, whilst still being super supportive.

We are still loving the Thrill Me Bra by Curvy Kate, here at the Bravissimo office, it has that sexy burlesque feel, it is lightly padded and creates fantastic cleavage and shape and it fits like a dream. It is available in a lovely silky fabric, in azure and plum.

The Verity Bra by Pureda in cobalt is a really sophisticated and sexy bra. It is an underwired balconette bra and is a contrast of sheer fabric and pretty embroidery, but is still incredibly supportive and very flattering, again this bra has got lots of major fans.

Check out more of our gorgeous blue hues in our lingerie collection at Bravissimo.com or pop into one of our stores and ask the sales advisor to point you in the right direction.

Sexy sets

Lula Mai Bra by Masquerade

Lula Mai Bra by Masquerade

A high street lingerie store was featured on a TV programme the other night. The deputy managing director of the company went undercover and worked along side sales girls in various stores as a trainee shop assistant. When she reported back to the MD, her research found that high street lingerie stores were offering more sexy lingerie than ever before and they would need to update their own range if they were to keep up.

This is undoubtedly true, as there is so much choice out there if you want to buy beautiful and sexy underwear. Sexy underwear for Bravissimo is nothing new, but we are continuing to add to our collection with more stunning designs and what makes us different from our competitors, is that our range is purposely designed with your boobs in mind. And we are even making some of our smaller-boobed friends jealous with our fabulous range, so we must be doing something right! Here are some super sexy and delectable new additions to our sensational sets.

Take a peek at the antique ivory Lula Mai Bra by Masquerade (exclusive to Bravissimo), with its contrasting sensuous satin, embroidery & lace. This is a gorgeous ‘plunge’, and is lightly padded offering great uplift and shape.

The French Bow Bra by Bravissimo is both cute and sexy whilst still offering comfort. The combination of the French bow and candy coral stripes is such a lovely touch. It’s an extra low plunge, so you may need to go down a cup size to find the perfect fit. You have two options with this set; you could go for the shorts, which are little striped pants with contrasting bows on either side, or the briefs, which feature the contrast of both the bows and stripes.

Finally there is Simone Bra by Fantasie, which oozes sophisticated sex appeal. This set also features stripes (which are very big this season) but again, this contrasts perfectly with the transparent fabric and lace detailing on the bra. It comes in delicious mint & choc and is an underwired balconette. The fabric is very soft and touchable and the side seaming detail pulls you in, whilst giving you incredible uplift too.

All fabulously sexy sets, so keep checking our website for more like these.

Colour Riot

Tango Plunge Bra by Panache

Tango Plunge Bra by Panache

If you have picked up a fashion magazine lately, you will see that colour blocking is a huge trend this summer. There has been an explosion of colour all over the high street. This also translates to lingerie. Remember the days when your only choice when buying a bra was limited to white for everyday and black or red if you were planning a bit of romance, not very imaginative! Bras has moved on, women now want their underwear to be as vibrant and exciting as their outerwear.

Bravissimo have some gorgeous everyday bras in a variety of colours. starting with our extremely popular Alana Bra by Bravissimo, this bra is comfortable, pretty and gives great shape and support, it comes in eight colours, including cherryade and emerald. The Melody Balconette Bra by Panache in electric blue is another newcomer, this is a really pretty bra with the lace detailing, it is an underwired balconette, is incredibly flattering and also gives fantastic support. The alternative to this bra if you would prefer a full cup is the Melody Full Cup Bra by Panache, there are six colours to choose from, including magenta and purple. If you are looking for a bra to wear with a low cut top, then the Tango Plunge Bra by Panache is that bra, it is an underwire plunge and is available in nine colours, including deep coral and spearmint, which is new for summer.

Why not pop into one of our stores and have a browse? There really is a different gorgeous shade for every day of the week, you needn’t have another boring bra day ever again.

Mum’s the word

Sophie Nursing Bra in Candy Pink

Sophie Nursing Bra in Candy Pink

Whether you are pregnant with your first baby or adding to your brood with another little one, pregnancy throws all sorts of strange and wonderful symptoms. Some of the joys of pregnancy are bigger boobs (as if they are not big enough already), swollen feet, sensitive skin, varicose veins, stuffy nose, temperature fluctuations, itchiness and that’s just for starters! So with all this to contend with, and looking more like a hot air balloon every day, us ladies really need to feel pretty and feminine, so what better way to do that than with a bra that doesn’t look like your Grandma’s old faithful.

Firstly when you are expecting, it is a good idea to wear a bra without an underwire we can recommend the Charlotte Soft Cup Bra by Royce, it has a soft full cup and can be worn during your pregnancy (and after) and gives a really flattering shape. After your baby is born and if you are breastfeeding, there is the lovely Sadie Nursing Bra by Royce, this is a really comfortable bra that will keep you cool when your hormones are making you hot and bothered, as it has thermo regulating properties, it comes in pink & silver, black & silver and ivory & silver. The last bra definitely worth a mention, is the gorgeous Sophie Nursing Bra by Panache, this is a very pretty nursing bra, made in a soft jersey fabric covered with lace. It has detachable straps for breastfeeding and comes in four colours; candy pink, fuchsia & peach, black and Ivory & Peach.

Every mum-to-be and new mum should be able to enjoy every moment, and a comfortable bra is a great place to start!

Game, Set and Match

The Parisian Plume Bra

The Parisian Plume Bra

According to our not so secret sources, when it comes to underwear, Bravissimo girls prefer to wear matching lingerie. There is something about wearing a set that makes us feel more together and ready to face the world, it’s a bit like red lipstick or a great pair of heels, lingerie sets inject a touch of glamour into our lives, even if the weather is pants, you’ve still got your matching bra and pants!

A few years ago B.B. (Before Bravissimo), sets used to be reserved for your wedding day or a romantic night, now thankfully, times has moved on and lingerie has too and we don’t need an excuse to wear a matching set.

So if you want to feel sexy, special but still supported, take a look at the Parisian Plume Bra, new from Bravissimo. This set puts the “Ooh” into the “Ooh-La-La”, the bra is a half-cup, but still offers plenty of support, it is lightly padded, creating a lovely rounded shape and it is very comfortable. You have the option of the matching shorts or thong, or why not get both?

The Broderie Bra by Bravissimo is a beautiful bra; it is balconette in style, with a lower centre, so can be worn with lower cut tops. For the pretty option, it comes in cornflower blue, but if you want to do sassy, it comes in black and more colours are available. It is utterly gorgeous with its threaded organza ribbon and again we haven’t compromised on comfort or support when designing this bra. Wear with the super cute and comfy matching shorts and it is a great match.

We hope you like our selection and we will keep you posted on many more great pairings in the future.

When Underwear Counts

Good underwear = a good day

Good underwear, good day!

 There are certain situations in life when what you wear underneath your clothes can make all the difference to how you act on the outside. A first date for example. You wouldn’t turn up to a first date wearing your everyday boring underwear, even if you are the only one that’s going to see it. The same rule applies for the second or third date or even a date night with a long term partner. Great lingerie makes us feel great, whether you prefer a simple set or something a little sassier, especially when that set provides the right amount of support. Other occasions when underwear counts;

  • Weddings; whether you’re the bride, bridesmaid or a guest weddings are the time to dig out your best frock and therefore find some appropriate underwear to enhance both your wedding outfit an your mood on the big day. Plus a honeymoon just wouldn’t be a honeymoon without some luxurious lingerie.
  • Interviews; although it might not be appropriate to dress sexily for an interview, a fabulous lingerie set underneath your straight laced suit or some figure smoothing underwear underneath a smart shift dress could give you that all important confidence boost.

 So whether you’re going to a wedding, an interview or that all important first date, make sure you have the right underwear to go with your outfit. Great lingerie can also perk up what would otherwise be a regular day. So why not try wearing one of your favourite sets on a normal day and see what difference it makes?

‘Brilliant Bravissimo’ – a review from a happy customer

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.

New Beauty Rules

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.

FACE
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!

EYES
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.

LIPS
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!!

Handbags and glad-rags

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!