Posts Tagged ‘Nightwear’

sleep baby sleep

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.

Geometric Print PJ Bottoms

Geometric Print PJ Bottoms


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.

Lace Nightdress by Bravissimo

Lace Nightdress by Bravissimo


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!

The end of summer sale

Summer is coming to an end and we have been dismayed how dark it’s getting much earlier in the evening! We are still seeing some warm days, however as soon as the sun goes behind a cloud, you can feel autumn in the air. The end of the summer also means the end of Bravissimo’s summer sale. The good news is that now the best bargains are up for grabs, there is some fabulous lingerie, nightwear and swimwear on offer. So if you are savvy, you could have your swimwear sorted for next summer, new nightwear bought in preparation for the colder nights and stunning lingerie purchased as a treat for yourself or as a Christmas gift for a friend (I know, I know, we mentioned the C word).

Paige Bra by Miss Mandalay

Paige Bra by Miss Mandalay


The Paige Bra by Miss Mandalay is a gorgeous bra in fantastic hot pink. It is sexy, fun and flirty and would be suitable to spice up any evening. It is half sheer on the cup, so that gives it lots of sex appeal and it is contrasted with a bright yellow lace trim. This bra is an underwired balconette, with a slightly fuller cup, which offers a bit more support. It is available to buy with matching briefs or the utterly cute frilly thong.

The Magic Triangle Bikini Top by Freya is a stunning triangle bikini, it is black, with a metallic printed stripe in silver and white. It is based on the popular ‘Vodkatini’ design and is wire free, lightly padded and creates wonderful cleavage and great shape. This is such a classic bikini, it will never date and you will feel confident that it will always look great.

Lounge Hoodie by Bravissimo

Lounge Hoodie by Bravissimo

So the nights are drawing in and it is getting chillier, it is really important that we feel comfortable and warm when relaxing in the evening and in bed. The Check PJ Bottoms by Bravissimo and Lounge Hoodie by Bravissimo, are just the thing to see you through autumn and winter. The pyjama bottoms are made from cotton, so will keep you warm, without making you too hot in bed and they can also be rolled and buttoned up. The hoodie is wonderfully soft, it has a deep-V and front pockets and is available in French navy. A perfect top for cosying up in front of the TV.

So get these great items before they go and don’t miss out on much more fantastic lingerie, swimwear and nightwear in the end of season sale.

SWITCH ON THE GLAMOUR

Pepperberry's Platinum Shift Dress

Pepperberry's Platinum Shift Dress

So you’ve gone and done it. That glamorous event is fast approaching and you have left the frock buying right to the last minute. You promised yourself you would be extra organised and sort an outfit out, but life got in the way and the special night out that you have been looking forward to is this coming weekend. Whoops!

You may be going to a wedding reception, or have tickets to the theatre, or you may be meeting the girls for cocktails and canapés followed by a meal at a top restaurant. Whether it’s a very special birthday, or a friend’s wedding, it will be glamorous and swanky and everyone will be dressed in their finery.

Bravissimo are here to hold your hand and point you in the right direction, look no further than Pepperberry, Bravissimo’s own clothing range. If you have worn your old faithful Pepperberry dress at previous weddings and birthdays, we have some stunning new dresses in this week, that are bang on trend and will be perfect for August and September, but will also be great for Christmas parties later in the year.

The Platinum Shift Dress, is an absolutely sensational dress and is following the bodycon trend that originated from the designer Herve Leger, who has been designing these dresses since the eighties. Later the trend was reinvented by Victoria Beckham in her first collection. This dress by Pepperberry is very flattering and will hug your curves, it is structured, which is always a better option for bigger boobs. The dress is fully lined in contrasting purple and it is available in platinum satin. It has capped sleeves and an aubergine skinny belt that is detachable. For a dramatic look you could accessorise it with purple heels, clutch bag and wrap.

The Rose Print Prom Dress, is a cutie of a dress, it takes its inspiration from the 1950s. The bodice of the dress is in jewel-like purple and the skirt is a lovely rose print with a net underskirt for that great fifties look. The waist is defined by a large purple bow, which is reversible and there are hidden tabs under the straps to keep your bra in place too. You could accessorise with black satin heels, a short satin tuxedo bolero, and a teal clutch.

There are plenty more utterly gorgeous, sexy and chic dresses in our NEW IN section online or available in our stores. So whatever your posh event this bank holiday weekend, don’t miss out, and switch on the glamour with Pepperberry.

DRESSED TO THRILL

The Tiered Frill Dress in coral

The Tiered Frill Dress in coral

“Going anywhere nice this weekend?” That’s the familiar line that we hear when we visit the hairdressers. Sometimes we get the opportunity to answer with a resounding “Yes, actually I am going to a show/wedding/summer ball/opera in the park” or any other event that requires a posher frock than usual. If you are attending some swanky soiree and you want to look as glamorous as an A-list celebrity without making a dent in your purse, then there is a way. Pepperberry still have some dresses in the sale that would turn a few heads.

In past blogs, we have mentioned that coral is still a big colour this and next season, well Pepperberry have two very stylish dresses in coral, the first is the Tiered Frill Dress, this is a gorgeous floaty and feminine dress in chiffon, it has a dip dyed effect, so the colour is deeper on the tiered ruffles than on the bodice. This dress puts you in mind of a wonderful sunset and it would be a great choice if dancing is part of your evening. It’s perfect for a wedding and would look spot on accessorised with a nude satin jacket and sky high nude heels.

The Coral Diamanté Shift Dress is just a WOW dress. It is in the body con Roland Mouret style that is so popular with the A-listers. The fabric is heavy satin and has added stretch, so it is extra figure hugging and comfortable too. The back features a sexy keyhole detail and there is also a lovely diamanté belt to finish off the look.

The Lace Overlay Dress is such a classic cocktail dress, it is so versatile, you will be taking this out of your wardrobe over and over again. Lace will always be fashionable, so you can’t go wrong with this one. It fits slightly small in the bust, so it would be a good idea to go up a size. Accessorise with a black satin tuxedo jacket and black satin heels, or you could introduce a bit of colour, how about fuchsia heels and fuchsia bolero jacket?

Absolute jaw dropping glamour and the best bit, the price. Have a great evening.

Smart Packing

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.

That’s Progress

Wembley Stadium prepares for the boys!

Wembley Stadium prepares for the boys!


There has been much giddiness in the Bravissimo office lately. The biggest boy band in history are touring once again and the ladies who saw them first time around (when they were still at school), are seeing them again and are even more excited at the prospect, if that is at all possible. Every so often on Twitter or Facebook, someone will write “I am so excited, only X amount of hours and counting til Take That!” There is something about those boys that makes them universally loved. A couple of them in the past may have looked like they were going to damage their reputation, but they seem to bounce back monumentally. Maybe, apart from the brilliant music they keep churning out, it is their ‘down to earth’ nature. We all have the feeling, that if we were to bump into any of the Take That boys in a lift, they would be friendly, funny and lacking any ego (apart from Robbie), and obviously they are all just a tad handsome too.

Unbelievably, there are still some tickets available for the next three days at Wembley. If you have missed out on tickets and can go last minute, check out Take That’s official website. And for a few show-stopping tops to wear if you are going, check out Pepperberry, we have some gorgeous embellished and sparkly tops that will stand out in the crowds. The Shoulder Detail Top is a slinky cowl neck and comes in curvy/really curvy and really/super curvy. The lovely soft taupe which is very on trend, will look great with white jeans and nude heels. The Side Embellished Jersey Top in black, is a wrap-over style top in a figure hugging stretch fabric, it is a deep v, so a plunge bra will be necessary with this one. Wear with an indigo pair of skinny jeans and some rock chick black suede wedges and you are all set for your greatest day…

sleep tight

Dobby Spot Nightdress in white

Dobby Spot Nightdress in white

The end of a hectic week and the weekend to look forward to. However the weather’s miserable again! So why not take off for a night? How does a night in a country pub sound, or a city hotel? It doesn’t have to be far away, you could just head to your nearest village or city. Just hole yourself up with someone special, a good book and order room service. The next morning, what nicer feeling is there, then waking up in a huge bed with clean white sheets, followed by a hearty breakfast, then a walk in the countryside?

Often you can find a great deal if you are prepared to go last minute. Just search travel websites for late city break deals and see what comes up, you can sometimes grab a bit of luxury at a fraction of the price.

When packing your overnight case, don’t forget a nice nightie or pair or PJ’s. Often we neglect our nightwear until we have reached the hotel, we put on our partners’ pyjama bottoms and an old t-shirt and we find ourselves wishing we had bothered. Bravissimo have some gorgeous nightwear that you would be proud to be seen in, should the fire alarm goes off in the wee small hours.

The Dobby Spot Nightdress is new from Bravissimo. It’s a really pretty nightdress with the lovely bow detail and scalloped edge. It is made from pure cotton; to keep you cool in the summer months. It has fully adjustable shoulder straps and the integral bra is wire free, to keep you comfortable in bed.

If you prefer separates, you can buy the Dobby Spot PJ Cami by Bravissimo and matching Dobby Spot PJ Pants by Bravissimo, the pants are cropped, with side pockets and a tie waist. If you’ve been looking for some great, comfortable, stylish pyjamas, then the Sage Floral Trim Cami Top by Bravissimo and Sage Floral Trim PJ Bottoms by Bravissimo will fit the bill. The cami is wire free with integral wire and bra support. It comes in the soft sage colour, with a contrasting floral trim. The fabric is extra soft on the cami and matching bottoms, so ensures you have a great night’s sleep.

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!

Fabulous Florals

Make a statement in a bold floral print

Make a statement in a bold floral print

Fabulous Florals

 We love flowers here at Bravissimo and we also love floral prints; they’re bright cheerful and bang on trend for the coming season. Here’s our pick of our favourite floral pieces from the new spring collection.

Underwear

Our Flirty Frill bra gives the same great support you loved from the Bubbles bra but the updated design will make your lingerie drawer fresher than a spring meadow! This bra’s pastel tones work well under plain tops or patterned tops as the subtle shades won’t show through.

Nightwear

You’re practically guaranteed to have sweet dreams when wearing this gorgeous floral print Satin Nightdress. Designed in soft satin for a luxurious feel against your skin, in a beautiful pink floral print and with an integral bra you can go to bed with a smile on your face and wake up with one too! 

Clothing

For a floral print that packs a punch, we’d recommend the Flower Print Shift dress its bold abstract floral print will make a statement and stand you out from the crowd. Don’t be a wall flower this season, wear your prints bold and bright and don’t be afraid to accessorise with a brightly coloured handbag and shoe combo too!

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.