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How To Keep Your New Year Resolutions

How To Keep Your New Year Resolutions

How are you doing with your New Years resolutions so far girls? We are already half way into January and here at Bravissimo HQ we have had our porridge for breakfast and have cut down on our usual four morning coffees, but how long will it last? Did you know according to Forbes only 8% of us actually achieve our New Years Goals; that seems a little disheartening, but wait…don’t give up… put down that Chocolate Éclair (other cakes are available) as we are here to help you keep those resolutions! We have compiled our own Bravissimo New Year Resolutions to keep you on track; they’re achievable goals and consequently will help you find the #amazingyou in 2016.

Rule 1-Keep your goals achievable ‘Go to a singing class’ rather than ‘learn two languages and take up the Tuba’             We are capable of so many things, but we have to pace ourselves to make sure that we don’t burn out before we hit February.

Rule 2-Say your goals aloud Announce your goals to your friends and family and they can spur you on. Once you have announced it, you are more likely to stick to it – Bravissimo girls are full of encouragement!

Rule 3-Diarize your goals If you schedule your goals into your daily routine by writing them in a diary or putting an alert on your phone, then they will become part of your day, just as important as the food shop or putting the recycling out or snooping on the Bravissimo website.

Rule 4-Don’t give up We’re only human after all which means we may slip up when starting a new resolution: we may miss a class or lesson if we are too busy. Just forgive yourself and get back on the track when things are calmer.

Rule 5-Celebrate your wins If you have had a particularly good week and have kept motivated, then treat yourself to something: go the cinema, bake yourself a sugar free cake or get your nails done.

ZentangleZentangle has us all tangled up at Bravissimo HQ – we love it!

Bravissimo New Year Resolutions

Love Yourself And especially your boobs. Stop comparing yourself to others: “she’s got better hair” look at her flat tum.” That includes those wonderful boobs – celebrate them in 2016. In life too, remember you only see a snapshot of someone else’s life not the full picture. So when you find yourself comparing, just say ‘Stop’ and focus on all of the beautiful things in life surrounding you.

Get a Fitting– Four out of every ten women are wearing the wrong bra size, so if you suffer from ‘Uniboob’ ‘Bouncing Boobs’ or ‘Escaping Boobs’ pop into one of our stores for a fitting or ring our customer services team on 01926 459 859. Your boobs will thank you!     

Sort that Drawer– Edit that lingerie drawer to make your boobs feel brill. Don’t delay ladies, those baggy knickers, stray socks, and faded bras have to go eventually. Invest in some lingerie that makes you feel and look fantastic. See our new spring range for inspiration.

Get Sporty– Everyone aims to get fit in January and one of the best parts before all that unpleasant running happens is the equipment shopping. First and foremost is making sure your boobs are taken care of, so get a sports bra that feels and looks great.  Check out our selection which has £5 off until January 31st.

Laugh More Build laughter into your life. Laughing is good for you, whether you go and see a funny movie with friends or watch stand-up comedy from the comfort of your own sofa.

Nordic Rose

Nordic Rose – because you can never have too much lingerie!

Get Out Get outdoors and breathe in the air. Try and incorporate a walk in the fresh air every day. You will feel the benefits of walking and the great outdoors.

Grab some U time Life is hectic and we are rushing from place to place, so don’t forget to grab some time for you, read a few pages of a book or just run yourself a bath.

Experience Life Include experiences into your life and step out of your comfort zone. It’s very easy for us to get stuck into the routine of daily life and work that we forget to have experiences. Go to the theatre, go dancing, or enroll on a photography course.

Get Social– People need people. See your family and friends, chat on the phone. We don’t need to rely on social media to make amazing connections.     

Be Grateful– Try to write down a few things everyday that you are grateful for, this will make you feel happier on a daily basis and appreciate the smaller things in life.

Deco Debut

Deco Debut – for the days where you and the girls need a bit of oomph!

All The Best From Bravissimo in 2016


Fifteen days into the 2012 and it’s finally starting to feel like winter. Biting crisp air, frost on the ground, sludgy grey afternoons and dark evenings. You ladies will no doubt be thinking about wrapping up in thick knitted jumpers and keeping warm, not stripping off. However, the stunning new sets that have just come in to Bravissimo, may persuade you otherwise. There are some beautiful designs that you just won’t be able to resist. January is a great time to clear out your underwear drawer and get rid of that stray odd sock that’s been staring at you for a year, those grey and faded bras and all those bras that are the clearly the wrong size (that is, before you saw the light and were fitted by Bravissimo).

Rococo Charm Bra

Rococo Charm Bra

Here’s a small selection of some of our sensational luxurious sets…

The Rococo Charm Bra by Bravissimo available in black/pistachio, is a gorgeous set, it is an underwired half-cup, decorated with a delicate black embroidery detail. It creates amazing uplift and shape. There are matching briefs and thong and for the added ‘ooh la la’ there are suspenders available too.

Moulin Rose Bra

Moulin Rose Bra

The Moulin Rose Bra by Bravissimo is another drop dead sexy set. It is a lightly padded half-cup bra, which creates a beautiful rounded shape. It comes in a lace print, which gives it a very on trend feel. The trim is a combination of black lace and a gorgeous fuchsia velvet trim, which gives it an opulent feel. It is available to buy with a matching thong or all over printed shorts.
Elodie Bra by Fantasie

Elodie Bra by Fantasie

Last but not least there is the Elodie Bra by Fantasie in cappuccino, it is pretty but still sexy. It is an underwired balconette and uses gorgeous delicate embroidery on the lower half of the cup, combined with a sheer fabric on the top half of the cup. We have raved about this one before, because it gives incredible shape by using a side seam detail, it pulls you in and pushes you forward. The cup itself is slightly fuller, which makes it extra supportive.

So to beat those grey days, why not add a bit of luxury into your lingerie drawer this January?

Looking back, looking forward – part 2

As we bid farewell to 2010 we take a look at the best bits from the past year and what we have to look forward to in 2011.


  • The Royal wedding – will definitely be a highlight of the year. However, there were two royal engagements last year as Zara Phillips accepts a marriage proposal from her rugby star boyfriend Mike Tindall. The pairs’ low key engagement and casual engagement pictures were a million miles away from Prince William and Kate’s high profile engagement hoo-ha. Two very different couples, two very different proposals but we’re equally happy for the both of them and can’t wait to nosey at dresses, guests and venues!
  • Great films – we can’t wait for the release of Black Swan starring Natalie Portman and there’s also The King’s Speech, Never Let Me Go and the new Disney film Tangled to look forward to. Next year is also the year for sequels; Pirates Of The Caribbean, Hangover 2, X – Men, Transformers, Harry Potter, Cars 2, Twilight, Mission Impossible, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Sherlock Holmes 2, phew!
  • Spring – after a long cold winter we’re eagerly anticipating the warmer, milder months of spring and longing for hot summer days.
  • New fashion – it’s tricky to look good when you’re battling the elements so one thing we’re really looking forward to are new fashion trends that we can wear without worrying about snow, ice and other obstacles that go hand in hand with the winter months!
  • Carrying out and sticking to our New Year resolutions, we’ve made ours more fun this year so plan on sticking to them!
  • The Take That tour!!
  • More from Mad Men.
  • Sporting fever – in the run up the 2012 Olympics, if ever there was a time to try a new sport now is the time to do it! Don’t forget the sports bras!
  • Gadgets galore – 3D TV, new phones and generally more gizmos and gadgets than you can shake an I-Phone at!
  • Festival season – we have out straw hats at the ready for more mud, music and magical festival outfits!

Wishing all of our gorgeous Bravissimo girls a happy 2011!

Looking back, looking forward – part 1

As we bid farewell to 2010 we take a look at the best bits from the past year and what we have to look forward to in 2011.


  • It was a very cold start to the year with temperatures dropping to -22ºC and plenty of snow, something we’ve been reminded off in the last few weeks of the year.
  • Musician and singer Jamie Cullum proposed to model girl friend Sophie Dahl, we think he must have stood up, if he’d have dropped to one knee Sophie might have missed it!
  • In February it was the girls that ruled at the Brits with the likes of Florence Welch, Lily Allen, Ellie Goulding and Lady Gaga scooping the major awards, girl power!
  • In April you were lucky if you get away on your spring jollies with all the volcanic ash in the air.
  • Sex And The City 2 brightened up our May with the fab foursome back for more glamorous gallivanting.
  • Comic favourite David Walliams ties the knot with model girlfriend Lara Stone, note to men; apparently to bag a model girl you need to be a short musician or a tall comedian!
  • Politics, politics and more politics. We won’t re-cap on this, we think we had enough of it the first time round.
  • Christina Hendricks, the Mad Men star made curves sexy and acceptable, about time too!
  • The last Big Brother, you either loved it or hated it, but now it is gone forever, so rejoice or commiserate accordingly.
  • 2010 was the year of love in celeb land as Katy Perry managed to tame wild child Russell Brand and put a ring on it in November.

A royal engagement, Prince William finally pops the question to long term girlfriend Kate Middleton; we can’t wait for the wedding! Getting married next year? Did you know we do also do bridal lingerie and swimwear so you can look and feel your best on the big day and be full of poolside confidence on your honeymoon!