Posts Tagged ‘Lingerie’
April 23rd, 20130
When planning your big day, the last thing you want to do is worry about finding the right underwear for the dress of your dreams. Bravissimo has the perfect solution, with a beautiful range of bridal lingerie and expert fitting advice, to ensure that you walk down the aisle looking and feeling fabulous.
Whatever style of dress you choose, your underwear plays an important role, not only giving you the support you need, but also affecting the shape of your boobs and silhouette. Before you commit to the dress of your dreams, it’s a good idea to try on your lingerie so that you can check you are happy with the fit and the shape it gives you.
Different dress styles require different underwear solutions and this is definitely one day when you don’t want to compromise on fit or support. Low cut, empire line and scoop neck dresses look fantastic when worn with balconette or plunge styles. Or if you’ve set your heart on a strapless dress, Bravissimo has a great collection of strapless bras and basques. For halternecks, or asymmetrical style dresses why not try a plunge multiway bra, which gives amazing cleavage and is completely versatile too!
Of course you don’t have to stick to the traditional ivory or nude underwear, why not try a colour- just make sure your dress hides it well or show it off with pride.
This gorgeous Ring O Roses bra from our new Summer collection gives a nod to the ‘something blue’ with it’s gorgeous summery floral print and contrasting blue lace trim and straps.
Whatever your underwear needs, Bravissimo has some gorgeous sets guaranteed to make you feel special on your big day. Above all, you need to be happy and confident – plan ahead and try not to leave your bridal lingerie to the last minute!
Bravissimo’s friendly team of fitting consultants will spend as much time as you need to help you get the right underwear to suit you and your dress, so why not pop to your nearest store for a free fitting, alternatively you can get fitting advice over the phone by calling 01926 459 800 or online at Bravissimo.com
April 8th, 20130
We hope that at last Summer might be on the way, with the clocks going forward last week it’s got us all thinking about updating our wardrobes ready for the summer season.
Today we give you a peek of some of our summer styles that are launching today – with more to launch at the end of April.
The first style is this gorgeous Mademoiselle half cup bra. We launched this originally back in Winter 2012 in a subtle blush and black colourway. For Summer we’ve gone all out with the new anethyst and emerald colour to make you green with envy!
If you’re planning a holiday in the near future then check out the gorgeous Pier bikini by Freya.
With it’s 50′s style spot print and fun frilly briefs it’s sure to be a hit on the beach or just down your local pool! It’s completely underwired so it gives great support as well as looking fantastic. If you think you’ve seen this somewhere before – it’s based on the same shape as last summer’s Charleston bikini
February 8th, 20130
It’s a busy time of year in store for our fitters but Maire, from Solihull has some hints on tips on getting (or giving!) that perfect gift for Valentine’s Day!
It’s that time of year again where our partners, fiancés, husbands and boyfriends are trying to find us the perfect gift for Valentine’s. How often have we all opened a beautiful lingerie set on St. Valentine’s Day and it’s been the wrong size? I thought it was about time we gave that special someone in our lives a few tips to help them picking out the perfect set this year.
Now we all know that sometimes our loved ones need some hefty hints on what to buy us so how about printing this out and leaving it somewhere they’re likely to find it to make sure you get what you want on Valentine’s Day?
This is very important and I would say is the area that’s the easiest to fail at. How about taking a look in your other half’s lingerie draw when she isn’t looking, this will help you in two ways. Firstly it will help you determine the size you need to buy and secondly whether she wears the same size in each type of bra.
When routing through your other half’s lingerie draw take note of what styles she likes to wear. Does she like to wear Basques or bras? Are they moulded or non-moulded? Are they sexy or delicate? Take note of what you find – you may want to play it safe and buy things similar to what she has or you might want to take a chance with something a little bit different.
You might also want to consider colour. Some women might tend to stick with more practical colours like black or white, but others might like a splash of colour. Again you might want to play it safe with her favourite colour or be daring and buy a colour she doesn’t already have.
Some women always wear matching sets and others don’t but for a present I’d always go matching – that’s what makes the present special and thoughtful. Make sure you take note of what size the lady in your life wears to ensure you buy the right size in the bottoms. It’s also important to think about what style of bottoms she prefers and feels comfortable in- a thong, short, or brief?
Wrapping is essential, and all our stores offer a gift wrapping service which starts from £2.95, so no excuses for those of you who hate wrapping presents!
If you’re really struggling to get her something she’s going to love, always remember you can get a gift voucher, which means your partner can come in and choose what she would like at a time which is convenient for her. If you would like we can also book her in for a fitting at any of our stores to help her choose what to spend her voucher on.
Finally always remember it’s the thought that counts, and have a lovely Valentine’s Day!
November 1st, 20120
The nights are drawing in and the weather is getting colder by the day, but rather than be downhearted here at Bravissimo we’re keeping ourselves upbeat by launching our new Winter collection.
We think it’s got everything you’ll need to see you through winter – glamour, sophistication…. And an animal print plunge up to J cup!
If you prefer something with a little more coverage for underneath that partywear then why not take a look at our Lola Luxe basque.
You can have it in black or our gorgeous winter blackberry colour and both colours are available up to K cup!
In fact there’s lots of sumptuous pinks and purples in our collection…. Bettie Mae proved a favourite when we carried it in burnt orange last Autumn and now its been refreshed in pink and purple, it’s already got a 4 and a half heart rating!
Following customer feedback we’ve added matching shorts, and of course, just as before our matching briefs have an oversized bow on the back.
Why not take a look at our ever popular Alana bra – we so excited about this seasons’ bright fuschia colour – and as always, offering a really great fit and comfortable support up to L cup.
So the only question left is – what will you choose?
June 28th, 20120
This is the time of year when we bare more flesh, we tend to wax more, use fake tan and moisturize more often. We also might get a bit braver with our clothes and colour choices. The usual grey trousers and black top combo swapped for vibrant patterned maxi dress and fuchsia cardi. We are not so afraid to step out in colour in the summer months and that seems to follow through to our lingerie choices too, white, black and flesh tones are replaced by bright, punchy and ‘in your face’ colours.
If you are not yet a convert of bright lingerie, read on…Vibrant colour gives you an instant lift when you wear it, it’s flattering for all skin tones with or without a tan, a coloured bra strap showing through a top, can coordinate with your outfit and look stylish. And if you ever need to strip off in public, you will look utterly gorgeous in your coloured set. Bravissimo have some amazing new brights in our collection that will definitely make you feel more Bollywood then Brentwood. Take a look at some of our favourite sets.
The Linear Rose Bra by Bravissimo is an underwired full cup and is based on the Melrose shape that our Bravissimo ladies love! This bra will offer you more coverage and great support. It is available in mouthwatering raspberry, with coordinating embroidery and it is finished off with contrasting teal patterned bows. It is available to buy with matching deep briefs or a thong.
The Thea Bra by Bravissimo is available in zesty lemon and it comes with matching briefs or thong. It is an underwired plunge and is simple, but really pretty and will give you a lovely rounded shape and also a bit of uplift. Our reviewers already love this bra for its firm fit, gorgeous shape and comfort. One reviewer described it as ‘Sunshine on a rainy day’.
The Tanzania Stripe Bra by Bravissimo is a fabulous looking bra, it is an underwired half cup, and is available in teal/iris in contrasted animal print. It is based on the Demi Diva and Rococo Charm and creates a lovely shape and amazing uplift, a really stunning set and it’s available with shorts or a thong.
We have mentioned the Mai Blossom Bra by Bravissimo before, but it definitely deserves another mention, as it is so vibrant in this Red/Mango print. The Mai Blossom is an underwired balconette and offers super fit and great support. It is available with shorts or thong. Our reviewers love it, for its comfort and shape, one customer commented, “Possibly the most comfortable bra I’ve ever had – no lace under the boobs to irritate, the fabric is really soft”.
November 20th, 20110
The end of another weekend. Don’t you just hate that Sunday night feeling when you know that in a matter of hours, you will be getting up and it will still be dark. Braving the train or bus, ducking and diving, so you’re not standing under a fellow commuter’s armpit. Or maybe you will be stuck in long traffic jams on the M25, M6 or M4…Oh how we love the journey to work! But fear not, however stressful and busy your week ahead might be, here are some ideas to give you that lovely relaxing weekend feeling, every day of the week.
Plan your evening meals ahead, so you are not desperately searching the fridge for inspiration, you will also have more time in the evenings to relax. Keep it simple, a chunky soup, stir fry, or Spanish omelette are healthy, quick options. Try a TV free night. When we are sat in front of the box, before we know it is 11 pm and we wonder where the evening has gone, try listening to the radio or reading a book instead. Ring a friend you haven’t spoken to in ages, it’s usually cheaper in the evenings to chat from a landline. Have a soak, this is something we do at the weekend that we don’t do as much during the week. Light some candles, close your eyes, and relax. Have a night out, do something different to the norm, it will break up the week and make you feel re-energized. You could try a zumba dance class or support your local theatre and see a play. Have a couple of early nights, there is nothing like a full eight or nine hours to make you feel rested and it’s just as good as a weekend lie in. Check that you have good supportive pillows, some people swear by silk pillow covers too. Make sure the room is not too warm, and that it’s dark, just like babies we sleep better in a dark room.
To help you achieve that perfect night’s sleep, you will need something comfortable and soft to wear. Bravissimo know how important comfort is to our ladies, so our nightwear and loungewear features integral bras to support you while you sleep.
For ladies that are passionate about pyjamas we have the Geometric Print PJ Bottoms by Bravissimo. They are made from brush cotton so are really soft and cosy, they come in the very funky geometric print, with these jammys, you have the option of wearing with the PJ Cami Top by Bravissimo, which comes with wire-free integral bra support and is available in berry, or wear with the new Capped Sleeve Top by Bravissimo, available in black and also with built in wire-free integral bra support and bra back fastening. We are awaiting stock, but more sizes will be available during December and you can purchase now.
For you ladies that are nuts about nighties, the pretty Lace Nightdress by Bravissimo, has had great reviews. It also features a wire-free integral bra support with bra back fastening and is available in berry. You have said, “This one looks amazing on”, “Is the comfiest nightie you have worn” and “Fits perfectly and your boobs stay in place”.
Remember girls, we spend around one third of our lives asleep, so we may as well be comfy!
November 12th, 20110
If you have a special someone in your life, then you might want to surreptitiously show them this latest blog. The Festive Season is approaching rapidly, and if your partner is looking to score major brownie points on Christmas morning, then some presents are clearly better than others. Here’s a list of no no’s: Pots and pans (unless it’s a posh Le Creuset), an iron (even worse, a new ironing board!), socks (especially festive socks), a kitchen bin and the old favourite – the bread maker.
However, these are some gorgeous gifts that us girls would be happy to receive; perfume (not cheap stuff), a leather handbag, a gorgeous silk nightdress, cashmere…anything, any luxurious bath soak or body lotion and lingerie (that’s where Bravissimo come in).
If you are shopping with your partner this weekend and you walk past a Bravissimo store, you might want to drop a few subtle hints…”OMG I love this place”, “If I had to show someone I really cared, I would buy them a gift from Bravissimo” or “It looks like rain, let’s just shelter in here for a few minutes…” Or, leave our page open on the computer, with a post it saying ‘Wondering what to get that wonderful woman this Christmas? My bra size is…’
The perfect Christmas gift would be the Delphi Basque by Masquerade, as it gives you the ultimate hourglass figure. It is available in black/graphite, with a wet look finish, diamante embellishment and lace. This basque is underwired and lightly padded and with clever boning and toning creates amazing shape. It is available to buy with matching briefs or a thong, which really finish off the look.
The Lola Luxe Basque by Bravissimo would be an amazing gift to receive. It is exclusive to Bravissimo and we have already had great reviews for this one. It’s our first ever basque available in a K cup. It comes in black/teal and is very pretty with the cute teal bow embroidery. It is extremely comfortable to wear and creates a gorgeous smooth silhouette. Choose either the matching briefs or thong, which are a must have with this stunning basque.
If you want to inject a bit of glamour into bedtime, then point your partner in the direction of the Ivory Silk Nightdress by Bravissimo. Available in antique ivory, it is a beautifully soft and elegant nightdress, exuding vintage glamour of old. It has an integral bra, which is wire free for comfort and a tie under the bust, which makes it very flattering too. Our Bravissimo ladies seem to really adore this nightdress.
So let’s get the word out to our poor confused husbands and partners. There’s no excuse this year lads, those Rudolph comedy socks just won’t do!
November 5th, 20110
I hope all you Bravissimo girls are getting in the mood for bonfire night, it’s all about gorgeous jacket spuds, sausages, mulled wine and hearing that lovely cracking and snapping sound of the bonfire. The evening usually ends with a spectacular fireworks display, the thing about fireworks is, they only happen once a year, but they are always much more fun than we remember. It’s not only the kids that are screeching as the rockets shoot up in the air, you will probably spot some adults whooping too!
If you are going to an organised display or you are putting on a party yourself, then wrap up warm and stay safe. For our ladies that are choosing to opt out and watch Strictly or X-Factor instead, if you have a spare ten minutes, why not browse our new styles of lingerie. We have some really stunning new sets that will turn up the heat (even if you are nowhere near a bonfire) and we are taking our inspiration from November 5th and all things red hot and dazzling.
We have introduced a demi bra, which has certainly got our customers talking. The Demi Diva Bra by Bravissimo will definitely light some fires as it is a half cup with underwiring, it comes in gorgeous pillabox red and is finished off with leopard print bows in the centre and on the straps. This bra gives incredible uplift and creates amazing cleavage, but it’s still supportive. There are matching shorts or briefs available, which are very cute with ribbon tie sides. (top tip…best tied while lying down) The Demi Diva is exclusive to Bravissimo.
Another sizzling new bra, is the Bettie Mae Bra by Bravissimo. This set is available in lovely satin like fabric in coral/black, with a tiny mesh polka dot and the cups are trimmed with black lace. This bra is an underwired lightly padded plunge, which is perfect for wearing with low cut dresses or tops. The Bettie Mae bra comes with either briefs or a thong, we love the briefs, they are naughty but nice, the detail is all at the back, where the briefs are sheer with a large net bow.
Both sets are utterly gorgeous and wearing either of these will be sure to cause a few fireworks of your own. Enjoy your weekend and stay safe.
October 11th, 20110
Since Bravissimo hit the high streets, there have been plenty of our bras that consistently receive fantastic reviews from fans and we feel they are worth shouting about, as they seem to have made such a difference to our ladies’ lives.
These bras stand out not only because they give amazing shape and make clothes look fantastic, but also because they are still comfortable and supportive which we all know is THE winning combination.
One of our superstar bras is the best selling Alana Bra by Bravissimo. This bra has been used by the one and only Gok Wan at one of his recent roadshows and we know how he feels about finding the right bra, before you even move on to the outfit! Our in-store Bravissimo fitters love this bra and probably use it the most during fittings because of the gorgeous shape it creates, plus the super fit and support. For an everyday bra it is pretty and is available in so many colours you will be spoilt for choice. The Alana, is an underwired balconette and in sizes DD-G cups it has a 2 hook fastening and in GG-L, 3 hooks. A selection of the positive comments about The Alana, have included, “The fit is true to size”, “It creates the best shape”, “Highly recommended for everyday wear”, and “Is very, very comfortable”“.
Another one of our amazing performers is the Deco Bra by Freya, because we know how much our Bravissimo ladies rave about this bra. This gorgeous bra is now newly available in graphite, with a pretty mother of pearl button detail, this is a perfect buy for autumn. It is a moulded plunge, which is perfect for close fitting tops. It also creates fantastic cleavage, so when you want to go for a sexier look with a lower cut top, maybe for an evening out, the Deco would be a great choice. This is some of the great feedback we have received about the Deco bra, “The Deco is absolutely the best moulded bra there is”, “I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to find it”, “It’s true to size, supportive and so comfortable!”, and “Fabulous fit-great cleavage”.
September 28th, 20110
Spots are a very wearable trend and do a good job of injecting some fun into everyday fashion. They are easy to accessorise too, if you opt for a shirt or blouse with a printed spot, then plain trousers, jeans or a pencil skirt will look great. If you choose a spotty dress, then you have lots of options, you could choose a fitted cardigan, in a vibrant colour and match with tan boots and tan bag. Or you could wear with a blazer in denim, a suit jacket, or a belted Mac. A spotty dress is easy to dress up or down, so can be worn day or night.
If you like spots but are not too sure about throwing yourself into the trend wholeheartedly, then you could try wearing it as an accent, in the form or a scarf – try the Spotty Scarf by Pepperberry.
Or if you are still not convinced, Bravissimo have some fabulous new dotty lingerie that is utterly desirable. Check out the gorgeous Crystal Bra by Freya, if you are a fan of the deco bra, you are going to love this one, it creates amazing uplift and cleavage and will give you an enviable shape. It is available in teal, with white spot. The matching shorts are really lovely, a must if you are going to buy this bra.
Also new and exclusive from Bravissimo, is the Dotty Spotty Bra by Bravissimo, this bra is so gorgeous, it must be shown off. It has a real 50’s starlet look and is finished with the cute bow detail in the centre. It is available in two colourways, aqua/red and black/café (which is our new colour for autumn). This bra is slightly fuller than a normal balconette, but it is still a very supportive fit. This bra is available to buy with briefs or shorts, for that added cute factor, the shorts have a cheeky little pocket on the back.