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Coral Print Maxi Dress

Coral Print Maxi Dress

Another Monday morning. At this time of year many of us are counting the days and hours until we are lying on a sun-drenched beach far away from the office, the heaving supermarket, or the traffic on the school run. Holiday packing is an art these days, especially as some of the budget airlines charge you by weight for your suitcase. If you don’t want the hassle of having to unpack everything at the departure gate because your bag is on the heavy side, then read on, as this is your guide to packing your Bravissimo and Pepperberry summer holiday capsule wardrobe.

Maxi dresses can be worn day or night (changing flip flops to wedges at night and adding some great gold hooped earrings and gold bangles). See the Coral Print Maxi Dress by Bravissimo, it is a very flattering empire line and sits under the bust creating a fabulous cleavage. It is a great colour and will look fantastic with a tan and it’s made of cotton, so it will keep you nice and cool. The Jersey Beach Dress by Bravissimo in fuchsia, is the perfect beach cover-up, it’s very simple, stylish and looks great. The Bandeau Beach Dress by Bravissimo comes in gorgeous aqua blue that will also look amazing with a golden glow. The bandeau style and halterneck is super flattering. This dress could also double up for nights with some chunky silver jewellery and silver thong sandals.
The Bright Ideas Tankini Top by Faubourg is new and exclusive from Bravissimo. It is a great alternative to the swimsuit if your bikini days are over. This tankini is in a bold black and white floral print and has that surf girl feel to it. It is underwired, with a halterneck and has matching drawstring briefs.
The Spotty Tulip Dress by Pepperberry is a really fun, sexy, frock and perfect if you fancy dressing up a bit while you’re on your hols. The dress boasts two popular trends this summer, the tulip shape and the spots. It is slightly shorter than shown online, so be prepared to show some leg! The next dress definitely deserves a mention, as it’s really popular with our Bravissimo ladies is the Tulip Print Chiffon Shirt Dress by Pepperberry. A lovely feminine, floral, floaty dress and can be dressed up or down. The Leaf Dress by Pepperberry, in light summery satin, is great for balmy summer nights. It comes in fuchsia or turquoise, the neckline is a crossover plunge v, which flatters the boobs and the elasticated empire line panel highlights and defines the waist area.
If it does get chilly at night, you may need a cardi to throw over your shoulders, try the Deep Rib Cardigan by Pepperberry or the Grosgrain Tape Cardi by Pepperberry, both work as perfect summer cover-ups and they are light enough not to make your suitcase groan. A few of your Bravissimo favourite lingerie sets, your lightest nightdress, a panama or wide brimmed sun hat, one pair of Havianas and one pair of evening wedges or heels and your done! You are now ready to say bon voyage to the rain soaked runway and hello to foreign summer sun.

Have a great night’s sleep

Soft and supportive nightwear We don’t just sell bras you know, at Bravissimo we understand that it’s the little things that count, especially when big boobs are concerned. A simple solution such as a soft integral bra in your nightwear top can turn an awkward night into an amazing one. Some women like to feel that their boobs are being just as well supported at night as they are during the day, but wearing at bra at night can be uncomfortable and disturb your beauty sleep with wires, straps and clasp fastenings that dig in and prevent you from sleeping.

 Our nightwear avoids these sleep depriving annoyances by having an integral bra, soft underband and shaped foam cups designed to keep your boobs in place but with a soft touch to allow for movement whilst you sleep. This support is built into all of our nightwear tops and night dresses for a sound night’s sleep. There are some great styles to choose from; strappy tops or long sleeved tops; dressing gowns, nighties and more luxurious satin co-ordinates. So whatever your style you can find great fitting nightwear that dreams were made of!

 We know how much you love the Racer Back PJ Top so we’ve introduced a new colour for spring; powder blue. We also have a new PJ set in softest sage with a floral trim that is bang on trend for the new season. There is a matching nightie to go with this set in a delicate jersey fabric to ensure a comfortable, yet stylish, night’s sleep. If florals aren’t your thing, you might like our new Check PJ Bottoms, wear them long or roll them up and wear them cropped by securing with the button fastening. Take a look at the fab new Denim Blue PJ Cami Top same great fit, gorgeous new colour for spring.

Sweet dreams!

be a sophisticated slob

Cup of fruit tea anyone?

Cup of fruit tea anyone?

The word slob usually conjures up images of an unfit person, sat on the sofa, watching TV and eating take-away. However with a wave of new fashion forward lounge wear, great books and, thanks to the recession, the acceptance of staying in as the new going out, the epitome of slob takes on a whole new meaning. The modern day slob wears chic loungewear, reads novels and drinks Chianti (or fruit tea if like the rest of us they’re also on the post-Christmas detox). This new age slob also cares just as much about how they look indoors in the comfort of their own home as they do outdoors in public. Un-matching socks and animal print pyjamas are not acceptable attire for the sophisticated slob. Co-ordinating separates with a fashion twist, luxurious layers and barely there make-up however are a must.

 This kind of attention to detail isn’t for the benefit of anyone else, whether you share your home or not, the concept of chic slobbing is about feeling good about yourself 100% of the time. As women we know that when we think we look good, we feel good. So why spend the day in age old clothing and mismatch outfits when you could be sashaying around the house in casually glamorous loungewear? The sort you wouldn’t be embarrassed to open the door in should your handsome new neighbour pop round to borrow a cup of sugar. Knowing our luck however, it’s more likely to be Bob, the 50+ year old gas man knocking at the door, but a girl must have her fantasies!

 Check out our casual loungewear and nightwear, designed to fit big boobs to help you feel comfortable all day and all night long. Our cotton separates are perfect for throwing on when you’ve got back from a hard day’s work or a long night’s play. They’re suitable for bed and for the times when you just want to be comfortable, yet co-ordinated, in your home. From spots to stripes, florals to block colours, there is something for everyone. We also have a range of more luxurious nightwear in beautiful satin for a glam edge. A satin night gown and a pair of those fluffy slippers with a heel are optional extras.

Snow Go

Last week the UK was brought to a stand still due to sub-zero temperatures and persistent snow. Even though blizzards were predicted the sheer volume of snow and the fact that it just kept coming left even the weather forecasters stumped. Many people were forced to abandon cars across the country as snow quickly turned into ice making driving dangerous and driving up hill near impossible. Others experienced cancelled flights with many of the big airports forced to close and major delays on trains and other forms of public transport. The North East, Yorkshire, Humber, Scotland and Wales have been the worst hit but that doesn’t mean the rest of the country has got off lightly as the snow continues to push further south. Even London, where snow rarely settles, has had a good few inches. Temperatures in the Scottish Highlands were reported to have fallen to a little as -18.6C. That’s cold! The bad news is this weather shows no sign of going anywhere any time soon and so has sparked the need for a review of how we cope and in particular how the transport system copes in such wintry conditions. Safety is paramount when the weather is this treacherous so if you don’t need to make a journey the advice is to stay indoors. If you do however need to venture out it has been advised to wear plenty of warm layers and to take some food and a drink with you just in case your journey is delayed.

Our advice if you have been snowed in is to make the most of it. If you have children, no doubt they’ll have been frolicking in it already so why not join them? Besides we adults can enjoy the snow angels, snowmen and snowball fights too! Then you can look forward to warming up with a hot bath, a hot choc and snuggle up in some cosy lounge wear and night wear for the rest of the day. Surely that’s got to be better than a day in the office?!

New nightwear

Satin Trim nightwear by Bravissimo

Satin Trim nightwear by Bravissimo

Enjoy a bit of luxury whilst you sleep with our gorgeous new range of satin trim nightwear. Choose from PJ bottoms, cami top, lounge top and nightie in powder pink or grape for a stylish night’s sleep! Our nightwear tops and nighties are designed with a soft integral bra for ultimate comfort and support whilst you sleep. Sometimes after a hard day, putting on your pjs and relaxing at home can be the best cure for a hectic day and this range will ensure you feel cosy and comfortable no matter what you’ve had to deal with throughout the day. The satin trim trousers are perfect for relaxing thanks to their soft jersey fabric, wear with the long sleeve lounge top when the nights are chilly or pair with the cami top on warmer evenings. Why not try our satin trim nightie for added glamour and comfort whilst you sleep? Now you just have to decide which colour…!

Top de-stress tips;

  1. Take a few deep breaths, sometimes we can let the little things bother us, to combat this take time out to refocus on what is really important.
  2. Go for a walk, if your head is spinning with thoughts of what you have to do, work, money or other worries a little bit of exercise can help to combat this stress and relieve some of the tension that stress creates.
  3. Make a list, prioritise your tasks for the day and then get on with them, by writing things down you’re less likely to forget them and it makes it easier to manage your time.
  4. Have a long soak in the bath, there’s nothing like a bit of pampering to help us to de-stress and feel great. We think every woman should have a whole night of pampering at least once a month, no children, no partners, just pure relaxation and pampering. Well, if you insist…!
  5. Talk to your friends. Chances are if you’re having a stress about something your friends are or have done before too, they might be able to give you advice or simply help to take your mind off things. As they say, a problem shared is a problem halved.