Posts Tagged ‘ladies underwear’
November 5th, 20100
Whether it’s for a romantic meal out, a party or a work do, every woman needs a special outfit that makes her feel extra special! Our evening dresses are different to normal high street dresses as they are cut to fit bigger boobed women and we know all too well that women with bigger boobs often have to compromise on fit elsewhere in order to get their boobs in! Well, you no longer have to put up with badly fitting clothes as Bravissimo is here to the rescue, with sizes 8 – 18 and the option to choose curvy, really curvy or super curvy depending on your cup size. That way you get the best possible fit and no longer have to go up a size or three for something to fit your boobs!
Often when choosing day wear comfort is more important than style, however for those occasions when we’d like to feel a little more glamorous without giving up too much on the comfort factor then why not try some of these gorgeous evening wear dresses. Our previous lace dress was so popular last winter we’ve brought it back with updated features to improve fit. Thicker straps mean that a bra can be easily and discreetly worn underneath and the v neck line creates a very flattering shape for your boobs as well as leaving the perfect space for a dazzling necklace. The long lace sleeve will help to keep the chill of a cool autumn evening off and the sumptuous purple tone will suit any skin tone. If dazzle is your thing then we think you’ll love our Sequin Layer Evening Dress. This dark putty grey number with its sheer embellished fabric and slip lining will make you feel as good as you look. The long sleeve of this dress is perfect for those of you who prefer to keep your arms covered or for those that abide by the rule that if your legs are on show, your boobs are not and vice-versa. Jewellery should be kept to a bare minimum with this dress as the beautiful embellishment speaks for itself!
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November 4th, 20100
Red lipstick is probably one of, if not THE most iconic make-up looks of the 1950s, the look is pure Hollywood glamour and has the glitz that goes with it! With the revival of 1950s fashion trends this season it makes sense that we have the right make-up to complete the look. There’s just something about the woman that wears red lipstick, they’re confident, sexy and ultra glamorous so why wouldn’t you want to try this make-up trend? From the Hollywood pin ups of the past; Marilyn Monroe, Marlene Dietrich, Diana Dors, Brigitte Bardot to name a few, to the modern day actresses, models and pop stars who are embracing the 50s in all its glory. They all have one thing in common; gorgeous red lips. Katy Perry is a fan of the 50s look with her perfectly pin curled locks, red lips and accentuated bosom in her quirky 1950s inspired high waists and A-line skirts. Then you have the likes of Kristina Hendricks who has caused a global phenomenon with her amazing style and fabulous figure. She also proves that red heads can pull off red lipstick and boy does it look good! However red lips shouldn’t be reserved for the red carpet as it can brighten up your day time look too. Whether at work or play, red lipstick will add a bit of fun to your outfit! Wear with smart jeans, a blazer and brogues for a funky casual look or go Wall Street and add a pair of intriguing red lips to your boring office suit!
When wearing red lipstick the rest of your make-up should be kept as simple as possible, especially when wearing it during the day. Avoid the clown effect by keeping your eyes defined but not over done, a quick flash of mascara will do. Eyebrows however can be more defined to balance out the boldness of the lips. Keep blusher/bronzer to a minimum too, that way focus remains on the lips. If you have dark hair/skin tone you can pull off darker shades of plum red and purple without looking like a Goth. Those of you with dark hair but a pale complexion can work the Snow White effect with a shiny red lipstick (just remember to avoid shiny red apples!) blondes and red heads should go for full-on pillar box red to make a statement. You could also give your evening outfit extra va-va-voom with a flash of red lipstick. Embrace the trends as well as your new lip colour by adding a 50s twist to your outfit choice, a high waist skirt or pair or trousers will do the trick and will give you that all important hour glass silhouette.
November 3rd, 20100
Whether you’re planning a last minute getaway, a cheeky spa break or simply need a new swimsuit for the pool, we think you should check out our fab new range of swimwear. Plus, unlike many high street stores we sell our tops and bottoms separately so you get the best possible fit and we stock swimwear all year round making it easier for you to find what you want, when you want!
Take Bo-ho glamour to another level with the fabulous, figure enhancing Kashmir swimsuit by Faubourg. The exotic print with contrasting blues and pinks sure make this swimsuit extra special and that doesn’t get you noticed the boob boosting properties of the halterneck tie and underwire cups most definitely will! Unleash your wild side with the Salvador snake skin bikini by Pureda. The hints of lime and turquoise give this bikini a fun twist whilst the clever fabric adjusters allow you to alter the fullness of the cups. If you prefer to cover up on the beach or at the pool, then we’d recommend trying a tankini. Tankinis combine a longer top and either brief or short bottoms, they are an ideal solution for those who are body conscious and like to keep their tummy covered. The Sun Seeker bikini and tankini allows you to mix and match between a bikini or tankini top and shorts or briefs bottoms so that you can get a set that you feel most comfortable in. The Acapulco swimsuit by Ballet hits the 50s vibe with its gorgeous jade green polka dot print and waist detail shape. This swimsuit also has built in secret support to shape the tummy, bum and bust. With adjustable straps and ties to alter the leg length we think this might just be the most versatile swimsuit we’ve ever had! Wear pool side or on the beach with big sunglasses and an even bigger hat to work the 50s glamour puss look to the max.
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November 3rd, 20100
We’ve just read this lovely blog that we’d like to share with you…
It’s wonderful to hear that a customer has had a great experience shopping with us and discovering their bra size – it makes us feel warm and fuzzy inside! Our new Winter collection is available now – click here to take a peak.
November 2nd, 20100
Just because the weather has turned dull and grey doesn’t mean that our clothing has to. Prints were a huge trend for summer and will also be breathing a little life into our autumn wardrobes too. The hot prints for the new season are;
- Bo-ho prints such as small floral prints and paisley take on a new spin for the autumn season. For the cooler weather the bo-ho trend requires more layering, a floaty floral dress for example can be worn with tights, boots and long sleeve top underneath, go for a top with lace sleeves for extra fashion kudos. Our Paisley Print dress in stunning chiffon fabric is perfect for working the layered look; wear with a faux fur gilet to get the bohemian winter look just right!
- Leopard print has been around in the style stakes for a while now and doesn’t show signs of going for autumn/winter. Leopard print can be fun, wear it in accessory form for a more subtle take on the trend (a bag, a belt, a scarf) or unleash your wild side with a leopard print dress or top, or even a bra (check out the new Cheeky Monkey bra in leopard print with purple velvet detail)!
- Check, we often think that we pull off menswear trends better than they do and the checked shirt is no exception! Keep it feminine with a shorter style and fitted shape or go oversized and wear with leggings, a chunky cardigan and boots. Bold black and white or black and red check are the classic go to when looking for a checked shirt but a natural check can give a softer look. Our Check Shirt in neutral tones with a flash of blue looks great with denim or could be dressed up with this season’s camel coloured trousers. It’s also cut to accommodate big boobs, has a flattering empire line and won’t leave gapping button holes.
- Polka dot, think glamorous 1950s pin ups such as Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly in classic 50s shapes and polka dot designs. We love the 50s for style inspiration as it was all about having those desirable curves and great fitting clothes to show them off in! If you’re a dots fan then we think you’ll love our Spot Shirt, the beige background and caramel spots are bang on trend for this season and should stand the test of time in the style stakes too! The semi sheer fabric gives a light touch whilst the double buttons add detail and of course it’s a great fit from sizes 8 – 18 curvy – super curvy.
- Floral is also a keeper for autumn/winter and sticking with the shirt theme we have a floral print style that’s great for in between season dressing. The three quarter sleeves and half button up front give this shirt a more casual feel and the empire line and v-neck collar provide a flattering shape. The blues and reds in the print look great with jeans but will also work well with grey or navy trousers as an alternative. The floral print of this particular shirt is a small, ditsy floral print, but whether you wear your prints big or small make sure you invest in some bright designs to help brighten your mood this winter!
November 1st, 20100
Every woman has her preference when it comes to choosing a bra style. Some women like to wear a bra with some form of padding; others choose to wear softer sheer cup bras and others like something in between. Your choice might be based on what you intend to wear the bra with or simply what you feel most comfortable in. That’s why we aim to bring you as much choice as possible when it comes to style. With a wide range of full cup, balconette, t-shirt and multi-way bras plus many other styles, we hope you find what you’re looking for or even find something new. To make things a little easier and for those of you that prefer a sheer cup as opposed to a padded cup, we’ve rounded up our top 5 sheer cup styles.
- The Jolie bra by Freya; the intricate lace detail of this bra makes it stand out and with a choice of black or white we think the Jolie bra could become one of your favourites for everyday wear.
- The Arabella bra also by Freya combines sheer black fabric with zingy lime trim detailing. This bra gives great lift and shape which will keep you comfortable and fully supported all day long.
- The Lucy bra; this gorgeous mesh bra by Cleo comes in two equally gorgeous colours; aqua and coral. The embroidery detailing adds a feminine touch whilst the bra’s balconette shape creates a fantastic up front boob booster.
- The Ariza bra by Panache; we just love the new teal/hot pink colourway for autumn in this bra style. The detailing on this bra is simply divine and looks just as good in the nude, black and white colourways too!
- The Andorra bra by Panache has a full cup shape but as it’s made from fine stretch lace it remains delicate looking. We particularly like the pearl tone in this bra as it has a slightly vintage feel to it, so you can feel like a glamorous 50s pin up any day you fancy!
Don’t be fooled however by the delicate appearance of these sheer cup bras, they are just as supportive as our other styles!
October 29th, 20100
They can be chic, simple, fun or funky plus they’re great for disguising bad hair days or in between colourings if you dye your hair, so why do we wear hats so infrequently? Maybe it’s because us ladies spend a lot of time on our hair, getting the cut, style and colour right can take a lot of time and maintenance so the idea of all that effort being hidden underneath a hat doesn’t really make sense. On the other hand, a hat could save you precious getting ready time so that way you have more time to enjoy yourself and do whatever it was you were getting ready for!
Why not try dressing up a woolly hat? We’re fans of the casual smart look here at Bravissimo and a cute woolly hat can be given the style treatment with a pair of fitted jeans and heels. Woolly layers are at the forefront of minds and our wardrobes as the weather gets increasingly cooler but we think even practical layers such as hats, scarves and gloves should be fun too! The 70s is a huge trend this autumn with flared trousers, silk pussy bow blouses and the all important camel coat so why not add a 70s style floppy felt hat to that list? Or go for a chic beret, the French know how to do understated style and the beret is no exception; simple yet effect and a fashion favourite that never really goes out of style! Command attention in a military style cap; with the military trend the effect is all in the detail and so a cap with cute button detailing will add a smart twist to any outfit. Top tip: limit your military coat, boots, hat, tops and dresses to 2 pieces at a time maximum, leave the top-to-toe look to the actual military!
Check out our military style coat with gorgeous button detailing and plenty of room for your boobs without the extra bulk. The trilby hat is stylish, smart and sophisticated; wear yours with jeans heeled brogues and trench coat for a glamorous Mrs Gadget look or channel Marlene Dietrich and wear with a suit, a sultry smile and heels. Throughout history hats have been worn for many occasions especially those more formal occasions and were worn on a regular basis, a hat makes a great fashion accessory and immediately changes your outfit so we say why not get ahead in the style stakes and get a hat!
October 28th, 20100
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!
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!
October 27th, 20100
It seems the UK has gone cycling crazy, what with Boris and his hire bikes in the capital, the fact that Britain did well at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the sport and the rise of the MAMIL (middle aged men in Lycra) it seems that cycling is THE sport of the moment. There is however a distinct gap between the number of men that have taken to the sport compared to the number of women with just 2.3% of British women cycling compared with 6.8% of men (source: road.cc). This gap between the sexes is increasing as fewer women take to two wheels preferring sports such as swimming over cycling. Whereas, more and more men are choosing a flashy carbon fibre bicycle over a sports car as their way of dealing with mid-life, well at least it gets them fit and their battle with 40+ isn’t quite as obvious as a drop top!
However, if you are part of the 2.3% of British women that cycle there are a few places you can go to for advice and guidance without having to know the inner workings of your gears or ability to strip down and re-build your bike! Websites such as www.minx-girl.com provide easy access to numerous cycling issues many women have such as what to wear when cycling, how to pull off Lycra and advice on cycling on/off road, commuting, cycling for fun and more competitive rides/triathlons. They also have a range of cycle wear and accessories for those who even when cycling want to feel comfortable and confident in what they wear. Role on a new breed of female cyclists who are as interested in how they look as they are in the gear configuration of their bikes. And for those women there is Cyclodelic, a cycle specific womenswear brand that is fashion forward and practical. Visit www.cyclodelic.co.uk for the chicest of cycle wear and accessories, including saddle bags to rival your favourite handbag, reflective bands with a fashion edge and fashion friendly cycle wear oh, and don’t forget your sports bras!
Cycling also has a massive buzz in the charity sector with more and more charities putting on cycling events to raise all important funds. Cycle trips such as London to Paris, Lands End to John O’Groats, coast to coast trips and more exotic trips are becoming as desirable as marathons. And for those people who have done the running thing, cycling provides a new challenge; http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/documents.php?categoryID=200258
Cycling does seem to have a stigma of being associated with Lycra clad men who get together and argue over who has the best bike/fastest time/best gadget. But, with sites like Minx Girl and the increase of fashion forward exercise wear, plus cycling heroines such as Victoria Pendleton, Rebecca Romero and Emma Pooley who all have high hopes for the 2012 London Olympics, we think we might just be swayed to give cycling a go before it gets too cold, we’re sure even the pro-cyclists struggle to look good when cycling in the wind and rain!
October 26th, 20100
It might remind you of those scenes from Oliver where the poor boy is begging for more, but porridge is a very healthy way to start your day! Porridge is also great value for money and versatile, add any of the following to make yours just right;
- grated apples
- anything else you might fancy
Or enjoy yours simply as it is. We know it can be hard to stick to a healthy lifestyle when we lead such busy lives but porridge takes just 5minutes to prepare and will keep you satisfied until lunch so try to get up 5minutes earlier, it will be worth the effort. We like making ours on the hob as it’s less likely to boil over than in the microwave, trust us cleaning up a sticky porridge mess takes more than 5minutes! To get the perfect porridge mix 50g of oats with water (for extra healthy brownie points) or milk or a little of each, milk will stop the oats sticking to the pan so add a drop if you’re using mostly water, it will also make a slightly creamier porridge. Bring the mixture to the boil then simmer for 4-5 minutes stirring continuously to get an even consistency.
The reason porridge is so healthy is because it provides slow burning carbohydrates, it is also low in saturated fat, high in fibre and low in sugar (depending what you add to it of course) so should keep you full and satisfied until lunch time. It is also a very economical breakfast, with a standard 500g bag of porridge oats costing around 50p and a 1kg bag costing about £1, that means a 50g serving works out at 5p. So if you had porridge every morning that’s 35p per week for breakfast and we like the maths as it means we’ll have more money for the important things in life such as beautiful lingerie and of course SHOES!!! We don’t think that Goldie Locks was quite the innocent little girl she was made out to be, we think she was simply finding ways to save money for a new pair of shoes. We’ll try to avoid any run-ins with angry bears however and get our porridge from the supermarket instead!