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Back to school essentials

Porcelain Plunge by Panache Bra available in sizes 28 DD – G cup; 30-38 D-G cup

Not all parents think of a bra for their teenager daughters when pulling together the shopping list for Back to School. Normally high up the list is the blazer and school skirt or trousers.

A good fitting bra can make all that difference to the look of the uniform and the confidence of the young girl. If a girl is particularly booby why not invest in a Pepperberry shirt – shaped enough so the buttons don’t pull but in a standard high street size,  adjusted depending on how much boob room  is needed. There are a couple of white shirts currently in the pepperberry sale

A moulded seamfree T-Shirt bra is a great option for underneath a school shirt. For example Bravissimo girls rave about the comfort of the Porcelain bra by Panache as it’s seamless it gives great shape under plain shirts, tops and dresses. A moulded cup provides some modesty to ensure there’s no embarrassments.

Another consideration for school is a sports bra. Whilst this might seem like an expensive option for the uniform if high impact sports are involved it’s essential that a good fitting sports bra is worn.

There are no muscles in your boobs, and without a good sports bra they will bounce during exercise. This is not only uncomfortable, but can also lead to your boobs having less uplift in the long run.  As the bounce factor is considerably higher for women with bigger boobs, we need extra support when we exercise, for the comfort and protection of our assets!

The Panache underwired sports bra
has been rated as 4.5 out of 5 for comfort, support and shape.

Bra available in sizes 28 DD-GG cup; 30-40D – H cup

SUNNY DELIGHT

We feel more than justified in writing this next blog piece, because…drum roll… the sun is out! And we wouldn’t dare complain about how hot it is, would we?

A great thing about this time of year apart from the long awaited hot weather, are the sales. The summer sales are in full swing and we all love that feeling of buying something gorgeous, for a fraction of the original price. Pepperberry have some amazing summer buys in store and online, so if you haven’t bought much of a summer wardrobe yet, maybe because the weather has been so wet and miserable, or if you are off on holiday soon and haven’t even thought about your holiday wardrobe then worry not, as Pepperberry has some fabulous summer pieces that will fit the bill perfectly. Here is a small selection of some of our best sale buys.

The Bold Stripe Maxi

The Bold Stripe Maxi


The Bold Stripe Maxi Dress is a striking maxi and is so on trend but sexy too. It is a great weekend dress, or fantastic holiday dress. It is available in multi (bold stripes) and is made from jersey, so hugs those curves. The crossover deep V-neckline is really flattering for bigger boobs and the cap sleeves work wonders for tops of arms. It comes with a detachable yellow belt. This dress would look great with gladiator sandals or wedges.
The Retro Floral Dress

The Retro Floral Dress


The Retro Floral Dress is a fabulous day dress, 1960s vintage inspired, the floral print is loud and proud. This dress is an easy-to-wear empire line, it is fully lined and has black piping detail around the scoop neckline and under the bust. There is mock monochrome button detailing down the back of the dress, which also gives it that authentic sixties look. It’s the perfect everyday summer dress.

The Silk Spot Frill Blouse is such a pretty top and will be a great addition to your summer wardrobe. It is made from 100% silk and is available in multi (dot design in muted tones). This blouse has a deep crossover V-neckline, edged by a pretty ruffle and has a button for you to adjust, if you choose to wear this top lower cut. The Silk Spot Frill Blouse would look great with palazzo pants and platforms or tailored cropped trousers with flat sandals or a flirty skirt and wedges (take your pick!)

The Knot Twist Top

The Knot Twist Top


The Knot Twist Top comes in gold and coral and is a gorgeous, simple, but sexy daytime top. It is an empire line with twisted detail V-neck, and is super flattering for the boobs, it is very light so is perfect for a summer evening. These vibrant colours will look great with white skinny jeans or Capri pants. The beauty of this top is that it is versatile, great for the day, teamed with shorts, or dress it up for the evening with some statement Pepperberry jewellery, like the Gold Bib Necklace.

Make the most of the warm weather and check out all of Pepperberry’s summer 2012 sale range here.

A VINTAGE YEAR

With The Jubilee behind us and the Olympics almost here, we are still in celebratory mode and country seems to be honoring everything that’s great about Britain. But not just current events or anniversaries, we are also getting nostalgic for a Britain from years gone by. Bunting sales have never been higher, we are a nation obsessed with cup cakes and home baking, and vintage clothes are hugely sort after, as is vintage crockery. Even plastic toys aren’t good enough anymore, toys based on old wooden designs are must have items and ‘staycationing’ is the new way to holiday. Every evening there are TV programmes about Britain, and its heritage & traditions filling the schedules.

So with that in mind, we would like to bring you some British vintage inspired pieces from our Pepperberry collection. Take a look at Shop By Trend, and then Time For Tea, you’ll find ditsy prints, polka dots and a dash of red white and blue.

Two gorgeous cardis that just sum up that vintage look are the Pointelle Cardigan in navy and the Printed Cardigan in flower print.

The Frill Font Dress

The Frill Font Dress


The Pointelle Cardigan is a versatile and light cover-up for the summer, and navy is a classic colour, that will look great with a white fitted Tee, but also look fabulous over a coloured summer dress. This cardi, is really flattering, due to the large ribbed waist area, it will hug your curves in all the right places.

The Printed Cardigan is a pretty cardigan that will really liven up plain neutrals. We have had some great reviews about this item, because of the flattering fit, great quality, pretty buttons and lovely floral print. Try it with Pepperberry’s stylish Linen Skirt in Sand, or for a cute summer look, wear with Shimmer Shorts in Gold.

The Frill Front Dress, in Green, is a really pretty vintage style tea dress, it is made from a gorgeous silk cotton blend fabric. It has cute puff sleeves, a ruffle as a centre detail, and a matching waist tie. It is extra flattering over the tummy area and the hips, perfect for a shaped figure. The Frill Front Dress would be a great summer buy, feminine, comfortable and smart, it could be worn for a variety of events and occasions. Team it with some indigo coloured wedges and a denim jacket for a dressed down vintage look, or accessorise it with the Sparkle Wrist Strap Clutch Bag and silver sling back kitten heels, a floral fascinator and a cropped fitted jacket and you have the perfect outfit for a summer wedding.

If vintage lingerie or swimwear is more your cup of tea…keep reading our blogs.

enjoy a jubilant jubilee!

Have you seen them? They are everywhere you look, draped from windows, hung on fences and tied to trees, of course we are talking about union jack flags. All of a sudden the whole of Britain has been covered in a huge blanket of red, white and blue. It seems like every town, village and street is holding a Jubilee celebration. So if you are not a royalist, it might be wise to hide under the duvet all the extended weekend, because there will be no getting away from Her Majesty and The Diamond Jubilee.

This weekend the Queen is celebrating sixty years on the throne. So how will she be spending her weekend? On Saturday she will attend the Epsom Derby, on Sunday she will participate in The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant. This will be a spectacular event, with one thousand boats sailing down the Thames. Boats from across the UK, the Commonwealth and around the world will be taking part. On Monday she will be watching stars like Annie Lennox, Sir Paul McCartney and JLS perform in a BBC Concert at Buckingham Palace and on Tuesday there will be a Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral, followed by a procession…Phew, she will definitely need to put her feet up with a cuppa after all that!

If you have nothing planned for the Jubilee weekend, there is still time to organise a get together. If you like the idea of getting to know your neighbours, you could hold a Big Jubilee Lunch. The Big Lunch is part of the main programme of events over the Jubilee weekend. It is simply about picking a venue (your street or local park) and getting together with your neighbours and friends and eating lunch, in order to commemorate the milestone. It can be as easy as a picnic and asking everyone to bring a dish. If you want more information on The Jubliee Big Lunch take a look here.

The Circle Print Dress

The Circle Print Dress


However you are celebrating, Pepperberry can help you to look the part. You couldn’t get more patriotic than the Circle Print Dress, it looks like it was made for this weekend. The circle and stripe print makes a bold statement, so you will stand out in the crowd. This dress is cut under the bust, has mock button detailing, low side pockets, and a waist tie at the back.

For something very chic and spot on for the Jubilee, the Spot Shift Dress is perfect, this dress is based on the best selling fitted shape that our Pepperberry customers love. It is available in blue spot, in this gorgeous jacquard fabric. Accessorise with nude heels and a red cuff bangle.

If you are attending a more relaxed party, Pepperberry have two tops that will be perfect for the weekend, the Gather Front Top in Colbalt is an easy-to-wear jersey top, with a cap sleeve and flattering ruching down the front. This top would look fabulous with wide palazzo style trousers. The Spot Print Top, in red, white & blue, is made from crinkle chiffon, it is cut under the bust, and is a wrap over style top which is really flattering for bigger boobs, this top would look great with skinny jeans and flats. It is available in multi.

Happy Diamond Jubilee everyone.

Work Smarter, Not Harder

The Pepperberry Tailored Blazer

The Pepperberry Tailored Blazer

It’s the beginning of another working week and the start of a new month. What will be your outfit of choice this Monday, a suit or jeans maybe, or something in between? According to a recent article in a tabloid newspaper, we are a scruffy bunch when we it comes to dressing for work. The accompanying survey said 65% people wear jeans in their workplace and 36% say jeans are part of their weekly working wardrobe. So what is going on? We used to be a nation of smart dressers, from the 40s to the 80s the suit was an essential part of the work look. Men in white collar jobs who didn’t wear uniforms would almost certainly be wearing a suit to work and ladies would wear a suit with a skirt worn, instead of trousers. It is true that many workplaces these days don’t require this level of smart dress, but it is also true that how you dress can affect your performance, change how people view you and how you feel about yourself. If you saw Mary Portas’s latest show on Channel 4; Mary’s Bottom Line, she interviewed hundreds of candidates for only seven positions, one interviewee got the job because he had made an effort with his dress. He had borrowed a suit from a friend, it wasn’t a perfect fit, but he still looked smart and presentable and that is what mattered.

As it is a brand new month you could perform your own work wear experiment. If you usually dress casually, ditch the jeans and opt for the smart instead. Try it for the week and see how it makes you feel, how people react to you and whether it makes difference to your performance and your week. If you are a bit light on work wear, take a look at these great items from Pepperberry’s spring collection, it might give you some ideas.

  • The Blue Stripe Shirt is a classic smart shirt, with small pinstripes and a lovely pintuck detail and there will be absolutely no pulling over the boobs in this shirt.
  • The Sweetheart Neckline Workwear Dress, is a perfect work wear dress available in mink. It’s a fitted tailored dress has a sweetheart neckline and stab stich detailing.
  • The Notch Neck Dress is another gorgeous choice for your working wardrobe, it is available in a cotton stretch fabric and comes in navy. This dress is tailored and skims those curves beautifully, and it has half sleeves with the same notch detailing as the neckline and is finished off with stunning pink lining.
  • The Tailored Pencil Skirt is following the 1940’s trend, enhancing the waist and hugging the hips, this navy skirt makes a real statement with the matching Tailored Blazer, which looks great with trousers too. The blazer has striped lining, which gives it a contemporary feel.

For more work wear ideas like these, check out our brand new Pepperberry summer range.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY PEPPERBERRY

The Stripe Belted Dress

The Stripe Belted Dress

It’s been an eventful first twelve months for our clothing range Pepperberry. Over the year we have bought you great pieces from our collection. There have been some fabulous prom style dresses, some stunning evening maxi dresses, some real classics like our leather jacket and classic everyday shirt. There have also been some on trend pieces, like our city shorts and our super glam jumpsuit. As well as some great clothes, we have our new Body Styling Shape Service online, which helps you to discover which styles from Pepperberry will really work for your figure. So with more styles and more help in choosing those styles, shopping at Pepperberry has never been so easy and so enjoyable!
The Colour Block Dress

The Colour Block Dress


Here’s some brand new spring pieces from Pepperberry, that we are really rather excited about, we are sure you will love them too. Who says big boobed girls can’t wear stripes? The Stripe Belted Dress, which comes in multi stripe of tan, dark brown and white, will flatter the boobs, due to the crossover v neckline and the all over stripe print, also draws the eye away from the chest area. Made from soft jersey, with a contrasting plait belt in tan, this easy-to-wear dress will quickly become a spring favourite.

The colour blocking trend will still be big this spring/summer and Pepperberry’s Colour Block Dress is a great example of this trend, mixing orange, which is a key colour this spring/summer, with vibrant pink. This dress is cut under the bust with a pin tuck detail and it hugs the hips beautifully.

The Crochet Back Top

The Crochet Back Top


Lace and crochet is another trend which will roll on until summer, the Crochet Back Top, is a pretty jersey top which converts from day to night, if you throw on some heels and a blazer. The curved v-neckline with soft gathers, and cap sleeves, make this top extra flattering. The crochet and lace panel on the back is a stunning detail, that turn this top into a real statement top.

We are very proud of Peppeberry and what we have achieved in our first year. We are unique to the high street in bringing great fashion that never compromises on style to bigger boobed ladies. As our saying goes, our clothes are ‘designed with your boobs in mind’ and that’s what makes us special. We hope you feel we are getting it right and we will continue to fly the fashion flag for big boobed girls.

WHAT TO WEAR?

Oh how we love the weekend, two full days away from work (apologies, if you are one of the many that have to work this weekend, but this is relevant to you too, so keep reading). If you are planning a shopping trip, you may come home a bit disappointed, with cries of “It’s just so summery, I couldn’t find anything…”

It’s not just you so don’t worry. It’s that tricky time of the year between winter and spring. Americans call it ‘Transition’, we just call it ‘Difficult’. We never know quite what to pick from our wardrobes or buy from the shops. Even though the crocuses are popping up and we may have seen the last of the arctic weather, there is still a nip in the air and we need to dress accordingly.

Pepperberry, our clothing brand, are on hand to bring you our essential guide to dressing for ‘right now’. We have selected some of the best pieces from our current collection that will look great whether you are working all weekend or whether you are out and about.

Leather Jacket

Leather Jacket


Biker Jackets are a classic, a great investment and will never date. Pepperberry’s Leather Jacket is a jacket that you will never want to part with and it is also perfect for this time of year. This one has ribbed panels at the sides, so it will stretch and fit perfectly over your boobs. The two rows of statement buttons give it a military feel. This jacket will look great with skinny jeans, a bodycon dress, or pencil skirt.

The Printed Cardigan is the perfect spring buy, available in a floral print, it has an extra wide ribbing which will create a lovely nipped in waist. The Printed Cardigan looks great buttoned up with indigo bootcut jeans or with skinny jeans. Try it with our Coloured Skinny Jeans in camel or navy or with the Drape Capped Sleeve Dress, as shown.

The Blue Stripe Shirt is a classic tailored shirt, with a pin tuck detail running down the front. Pastels are big news this spring and the pale blue pinstripe follows this trend. This shirt looks great with skinny jeans and knee high boots, add a blazer and a scarf and you have a great spring look.

Big Button Coatigan

Big Button Coatigan


The Big Button Coatigan is a great buy at this time of year, the current weather is not cold enough for a big thick coat, so the Coatigan is a perfect solution. It is available in navy, it has super flattering ribbed detailing down the sides and around the waist, ceramic buttons and it is fully lined in a contrast colour. A great cover up for spring.

For more essential spring pieces check out the new Pepperberry range on Bravissimo.com or visit one of our stores this weekend.

BE YOUR OWN PERSONAL STYLIST

Shopping for clothes isn’t always an enjoyable experience. What looks lovely on the hanger doesn’t always look great ‘on’. We don’t always know what suits us and relying on our friends opinions may not be the solution, as sometimes they tell us what they think we want to hear, rather then the truth. So wouldn’t it be great if we could shop for clothes feeling confident that what we pick for ourselves will look good on us, maybe even fabulous. Well now ladies, you can. Pepperberry, have just introduced a Body Shape Styling Service, where you can be your very own stylist. We have discovered three main body shapes, Straight, Balanced, and Shaped. Using our flow chart online, you can identify your own.

As a quick guide, Straight means your shoulders are equal to or wider than your hips and you have little or no waist definition. When you gain weight, it shows around your middle.
If you are Balanced, your hips are in line with your shoulders and your waist is well defined. When you gain weight, it will show evenly all over your body.
And lastly, if you are Shaped, your hips are wider than your shoulders and you have a well-defined waist, with fuller hips and thighs. When you gain weight, it shows on your hips, thighs and bottom.

Another great way to find your body shape is to dress in leggings and a close fitting t-shirt or vest and ask a friend to take a picture of you from the behind. If a friend is not available, try standing in front of a mirror and take a picture of yourself, you should be able to see the back of your figure in the reflection in the mirror. Don’t try to work out what shape you are from the front, as your bigger boobs will make it difficult to trace the line of your body.

After you have identified what body shape you are, there are three examples of each shape using our lovely members of staff, they are all wearing a different piece of Pepperberry clothing, which is perfect for their particular body shape. We have also listed some top tips for styling, whether you are Straight, Balanced or Shaped. And, if that’s not enough, you can then click at the bottom of the page and start shopping for Pepperberry clothes that are most suited to you.

So ladies, what are you waiting for… A future without fashion mishaps and style mistakes. Try our online guide and discover that stylist within.

Put some Spring in your step

Snow is still covering most of the country, and according to the weekend weather forecast it’s going to be with us for some time. The funny thing about snow is, it is magical and wonderous at its best, then once it starts to thaw and turns to ice and slush, we all decide we have had enough of winter and spring can’t come fast enough.

Pepperberry's Bright Stripe Dress

Pepperberry's Bright Stripe Dress


So if the bitter weather is dragging on a bit for you, let us offer some light relief, and little glimmer of sunshine. Pepperberry’s brand new spring collection is online now and there are some gorgeous pieces that you can get really excited about. There are some great coloured jersey dresses, fabulous floral printed tea dresses, some cute fitted cardis and not forgetting bright and brilliant spring accessories and much, much, more.

Some of the highlights of the collection include…

The Bright Stripe Dress in multi stripe. This is a gorgeous fifties inspired cotton dress, in candy stripes of fuchsia, brown, turquoise, white and purple, it is fitted at the waist then flares out with soft pleats. A perfect versatile day dress.

If you didn’t think tea dresses could be sexy then you haven’t seen our Printed Tea Dress. This dress encompasses sexiness and femininity, it is a super flattering style, because it makes the most of the waist and boobs, but hides the tummy area. It is made from soft jersey and is available in this great bright coloured spring floral. This dress could also be worn with tights, knee high boots and a knit, if you can’t wait till spring.

Every spring wardrobe needs a Classic Denim Jacket, so now you have found ‘the one’, what can we say about this wardrobe must-have? Well, it goes with absolutely everything, including the two dresses above. It will also will look great with the Polka Dot Scarf, another item that you won’t know how you lived without. This scarf will liven up any plain outfit, it is navy with a white spot, with a fine fringing on the bottom.

For a sharp and smart piece of workwear for the spring, take a look at the Statement Seam Workwear Dress in a lovely soft grey. It follows the sexy, fitted, tailored look, that has been on trend for a while now, with designers like Victoria Beckham making it big news. This dress is made from a wool mix fabric and it hugs the body beautifully, it also features cute pockets as an extra design detail and vertical seaming, which gives the appearance of lengthening the body.

More gorgeous spring buys to come in later blogs…until then wrap up warm and keep smiling.

HAVE YOU ROCKED THAT FROCK?

Have you done it yet? Have you discovered how a fabulous frock can change your week for the better? Just to remind you, the dress is a great daytime choice, as it is so versatile your look will change completely depending on what you wear with it and how you accessorise it. For picking up the kids, wear it with a chunky knit, scarf and knee high boots. For work, go for opaque tights, heels and a blazer, and for coffee out with the girls, go for a fitted cardi with a skinny belt and brogues. Opting for a dress, is complete no-fuss way of getting dressed, you don’t have to waste precious time trying on dozens of outfit combinations, not that separates are a bad idea, there is a time and place and it’s not when you have to catch the 7.45 am train.

So we have a couple more weekday options that will inspire you to give the dress a go.

Pepperberry's Cowl Tunic Dress

Pepperberry's Cowl Tunic Dress


For Thursday, you could choose the gorgeous new Cowl Tunic Dress. This dress is a relaxed and very versatile dress; it is available in biscuit, in a soft knit. It has a cowl neck and a tie waist with relaxed pockets on the sides, this dress could be worn with a jersey close fitting long sleeved top underneath and could be worn over skinny jeans or you could wear with thick brown tights and brown knee high boots. For an evening out, try wearing over skinny black pants, with nude heels and nude blazer.

Friday’s dress is the Wrap Print Woven Dress. It comes in this vibrant abstract floral print, it is a long sleeve and a wrap front dress with side buckle and it is also available with a detachable slip. This dress is another perfect day to night dress, suitable for work and worn with a smart jacket buttoned up, then take off the jacket on your Friday night out and accessorise with some fabulous gold chunky jewellery, like the Hoop Statement Necklace in antique gold and the Swirl Bangle in gold. Wear with a wow pair of nude heels and you’ll will have an instant stylish and glamorous look for the start of the weekend and nobody will believe it is the same dress you came to work in.

Invest in a dress or two you will be saving time, money and you will look drop dead gorgeous every day of the week. And don’t forget, all of our Pepperberry dresses are designed with your boobs in mind, so they will flatter and hug your boobs.