Posts Tagged ‘Spring collection’

Pucker Up…

Pucker Up in new Springtime styles – we’ve a new selection just in!

We absolutely adore this cute Kiss Kiss style. Based on ‘Wild At Heart’ from last autumn, this padded plunge is a fun and flirty addition to any lingerie drawer!
Available in sizes 28-38 DD-J cup. £30
Matching shorts or thong available in sizes XS-2XL. £16.00/£12.00

Kiss Kiss

COME RAIN OR SHINE

Pepperberry's Check Woven Blouse

Pepperberry's Check Woven Blouse

The end of another bank holiday weekend. So, was it glorious weather anywhere in the country or, was it decidedly soggy everywhere? It maybe summer but don’t be fooled by that minor detail. You can stride out in the morning with your summer dress on, wearing your favourite peep toe shoes and by midday that same day, your feet are cold and you would rugby tackle a grandma for her cardigan.

The good news is that the transition between chillier and warmer weather at this time of year can easily be navigated with items that you probably already have in your wardrobe, add them to your summer clothes and you have a wardrobe that will see you through to August.

The denim jacket is a winner this time of year and everyone has one somewhere in their wardrobe. A denim jacket can be worn over a pretty day dress, see Pepperberry’s Cotton Frill Day Dress, or looks fantastic with a maxi dress, like Bravissimo’s Coral Print Maxi Dress, and, if sandals are a touch too optimistic, a pair of plimsolls will work just as well with both of these looks.

The other great transitional piece is ‘The Shirt’ – it can be worn with jeans, or this season’s khaki or beige chinos. See Pepperberry’s fabulous Relaxed Fit Chinos in stone. The humble shirt can also be worn with a button through denim skirt, which is more substantial than a cotton skirt, if the weather is chilly. So whether it’s classic white or checked, the shirt is a must, for the changeable weather. Don’t miss Pepperberry’s own version – the Check Woven Blouse.

A boyfriend cardigan is incredibly versatile, it can be belted and worn over tapered trousers or skinny jeans and can also be worn loose over shorts or a dress. Pepperberry’s Boyfriend Cardigan in Mocha looks fabulous over the Mint Swirl Dress, wear with leggings, if there is a nip in the air. Also everywhere in the high street at the moment you will find shorts. Love them or hate them, Pepperberry have a pretty fabulous pair, the Button Front Shorts in white, which look great with a wide striped vest or t-shirt, add plimsolls or a pair of wedges to complete the nautical look.

So we can now feel confident that whatever the British weather throws at us in the coming months, we have it covered and, someone once said, “There is no such thing as bad weather only bad clothes.”

It’s not just the weather that’s changing

 You might have noticed that our website has a fresh new look for spring. And we’ve made some other changes too; all clothing has been moved over to the Pepperberry range but don’t worry you can still find fabulous fitting clothing designed especially for big boobs, just click here to check it out. We’re keeping all of our gorgeous lingerie, swimwear, nightwear and strappy tops in one place but we thought our Bravissimo girls deserved even more choice of clothing with a fashion forward edge. The Pepperberry range is dedicated to fashion and simple solution dressing. You can find dresses, tops and coats that have been designed with your boobs in mind and also trousers and a great range of accessories to complement the collection.

 There are 15 stores nationwide that stock the Pepperberry range, click here to find your nearest store and next time you’re passing why not pop in to see the new range, we sure you’ll love it just as much if not more!

The blossom on the trees

 We’ve be willing spring to come since February but now it seems that the new season is finally here, the proof? Just look at the trees! If you haven’t noticed the gorgeous pink and white blossom dusting the trees, signalling the end of winter and the start of a fresh new season then you should take a moment to look outside and take in their pretty colours and soft scent.

Get some blossom in your lingerie drawer too with our brand new spring collection. The Mai Blossom bra in stunning Jade and Magenta is inspired by the orient. Its fabulous shape is based on the Bubbles and Alana style so if you like those then we think you’ll love this new style.

Or get fruity with the Cindy bra by Freya the colours are simply irresistible and we think you’ll love the low centre front and boob boosting shape of this fruity bra. Choose from sexy shorts or thong to complete the look.

For more fun flirty and fabulous spring lingerie click here. There are lots of new styles and colour ways to choose from plus new nightwear, swimwear and brand new clothing from the Pepperberry range.

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!

Fashion Week Highlights Part 4: Paris

Build layers of black starting with your favourite dress, top or jeans

Build layers of black starting with your favourite dress, top or jeans

 The final fashion week was held in Paris and boy did they pack a lot in! The fashion capital had stunning collections which featured soft tailoring, maxi skirts and dresses, print-a-plenty, lace, colour blocking and tartan to name but a few trends on the catwalk of a city that is famous for its style.

 In Paris, as in the other cities, all over black was a strong trend. However, Paris being Paris there had to be twist and that came in the form of top-to-toe white outfits to contradict the black seen throughout the A/W 2011 catwalks elsewhere. White is the norm for summer collections but practically unheard of for winter ones as we don’t know anyone who can wear white in winter without it quickly turning grey. The Bravissimo office included; we’re much more likely to try the all over black trend, it will probably also involve less washing! The key to getting this trend right is to contrast textures; woolly cardigans, fury jumpers, silk tops, denim and leather can all be combined to create a dark and interesting look with a bit of a rock chick edge. Try layering your favourite black dress with a black textured cardigan and black leather jacket or coat.

 From Paris Fashion Week we have learned that we will be getting more wear out of our maxi skirts and maxi dresses than we first thought, which is a bonus, whatever we wear it should be black, harsh edges are out, soft feminine tailoring is in and that we will be able to get at least one more season out of our tartan pieces. We will still however always wonder how on earth Parisienne ladies look so chic. How do they do it?!

Fashion Week Highlights Part 3: Milan

Polka dots; a fashion staple since the 50's

Polka dots; a fashion staple since the 50's

 Milan had a ladylike feel with country looks made up with tweeds, furs and silk heads scarves which created a demure and sophisticated look. We think we’d potentially adopt some stylish tweed and maybe even a silk scarf but we’ll wear it around our necks as opposed to around our heads to keep the look modern. Our Herringbone Tweed dress is just what the fashion doctor ordered and will benefit your wallet as well as your wardrobe as it’s now in the sale at £17.50!!!

 It’s great to see more wearable clothes on the catwalk and outfits that we can actually picture ourselves wearing. The 1950’s has influenced our way of dressing for many years so it’s good to see flattering 50’s A-line skirts and feminine styles still going strong. Our 1950’s wrap dress hits two trends in one and will keep you ahead of the game in the fashion stakes with its fabulous bell shape and layered black chiffon material.

 From the classy to the fun, Milan had it all, as a stark contrast to rural ladylike chic there was the fun young urban fur wearer. We’re talking bright blue fur adorned sleeves, all over fur dresses and trim detailing. On the catwalk the look was a little too Cookie Monster for our liking but in more neutral colours and less obvious places, we think we could wrapping up in fur of the faux variety more than ever next season.  

  Polka dots were also present on the run way with a vintage feel to them. Think a 1950’s A-line skirt worn with a cute polka dot top to get this look right. Our fabulous polka dot top will look great worn with an A-line or pencil skirt and also looks fab with jeans and more casual outfits. Team this top with navy for a cool spring look and get bit of red, white and blue into your wardrobe.

Fashion Week Highlights part 1: New York

One of the most versatile pieces for your spring wardorbe, a blazer

One of the most versatile pieces for your spring wardorbe, a blazer

To make things simple, we’ve put together a review of the fashion weeks of London, Paris, New York and Milan. Not that we’re being lazy but to focus on the key trends that might actually make it into your wardrobe.

Contradiction was key at the latest New York Fashion Week from slick tailored suits and ladylike dresses and skirts with super neat lines and figure hugging silhouettes to the relaxed sports wear looks at the opposite end of the spectrum. Both were however ultra glamorous which tells us that whether you’re wearing jogging bottoms or a two piece suit, it had better be glammed up with heels accessories and a full face of make-up. Tailored pieces don’t have to be limited to the office however; simply through a blazer over your favourite top and jeans for a casual smart look or mix it up and wear a grey jacket over black trousers or vice versa for a quirkier look. Colour blocking is a key trend for this season so why not update your working wardrobe and add a statement coloured top to your contrasting suit pieces for extra style points. Our grey blazer has been designed especially with Bravissimo girls in mind and will tie in perfectly with black trousers or a skirt thanks to its black trim detailing. Alternatively you could give a casual look a modern twist by combining a denim blazer over casual chino trousers. We think our stone coloured chinos will look great with a blue denim blazer for a quirky spin on the tailored look.

As mad as march hair

New season, new trends, new hair!

New season, new trends, new hair!

 As daffodils start to appear and we count down the days until the clocks go forward and British Summer Time officially begins (27th March) we’re fancying a new do to see in the new season. And boy are there some interesting styles to choose from…

  • Colourful; we’ve done the statement colour look with our make-up and even worn clashing colours, or at least attempted to wear more colour with a brightly coloured handbag. But this season it’s all about making a statement with your hair colour. The dip-dye effect has been popular on the catwalk and has filtered down to the main stream with extreme versions (blonde hair with bright pink ends) and less extreme versions (brown hair with blonde highlights in the lower section of hair as opposed to starting from the roots). The most popular full head colour has to be red and we have the fabulous Christina Hendricks to thank for that! So how daring will you be?
  • Frizzy crimp; a popular style on the catwalks for spring summer this look works particularly well with the season’s 70s styled hats. If you have naturally curly hair up the volume with hairspray to create a soft wispy finish. Those with straight hair will need to add volume by curling, crimping and even back combing. When worn with a hat the style can afford to be bigger and bolder than normal so that the texture is seen from underneath the brim. Finish the look with this fabulous Scoop Neck Jersey top and bootcut or flared jeans.
  • Loose waves; summer style often includes laid back outfits like easy summer dresses and bo-ho styles that are perfectly accentuated by big loose curls or waves. Brunettes can even go for a few subtle highlights to distinguish the texture further.
  • Undone bun; the messy up do was another hot look on the catwalk and can be easily achieved by spraying the hair and creating texture before you style. Up dos look great when a dress or top has an interesting neckline as it showcases the detail and doesn’t hide it under layers of hair. We think up dos are underrated as they keep our hair from getting in the way,  and don’t require washing and styling everyday, plus this season’s relaxed styles means no need for perfection, hurray for up dos!

New shoes alert!

Men or shoes...? No, we can't decide either!

Men or shoes...? No, we can't decide either!

 Men often wonder why women love shoes so much, yet the answer is simple. Women love shoes because no matter how much our weight fluctuates over the years, shoes will always fit. That way we can justify spending lots of money on them as we will wear them for many years, decades even, whereas the sporting equipment they spent hundreds of pounds on have only ever been used twice.

 As fashion trends change so do shoe trends, therefore we’ve rounded up the top five shoe trends for spring/summer and what they’ll look best with, enjoy!

1)     Wooden wedges; they’ve already been around for a couple of seasons but this time they’re a little fiercer than previous with contrasting materials and stud detailing. Wear with a floaty floral dress to add attitude or with cropped trousers and a floppy hat to channel the 70s vibe.

2)      The ankle tie shoe; this is definitely a look for summer but bare it in mind for when the warmer weather approaches. The look ranges from super high heels to flats and everything in between, however, they all have one thing in common; a very cute tie detail around the ankle. The prettiest of them all is the scarf tie, go for a bold pattern or colour to add interest to a simple summer dress; go gypsy chic with a gingham print or glamorous with an animal print, this style of shoe will also look great on holiday.

3)      White heels; no longer restricted to the stereotyped Essex girl, white high heels are big in the style stakes this season. Wear yours with a floral print dress, tailored trousers or a sharp and stylish pencil skirt. Just don’t go dancing around your handbag whilst wearing them!

4)      Neon heels; if you don’t fancy colour clashing your outfit this season, then add a shot of statement colour with your footwear. In the brightest shades of yellow, pink, blue and green, neon shoes are a great way to get on trend without forking out a small fortune for lots of new outfits. For ultimate contrast where your neon heels with a LBD and a neon handbag in a contrasting colour.

5)      Super flats; give your tootsies a break in a pair of ballet pumps or super flat sandals this season. We do love a heel but couldn’t wear them everyday and so are grateful for the return of the flat. The flat shoe in whatever style, whether it’s a pump, sandal, loafer or brogue style shouldn’t be restricted to day wear. Go for a shiny metallic, embellished or simple chic style and wear on your next night out. You’ll be amazed at just how dressy a flat shoe can look and you’ll be dancing all night long! Wear with a glam maxi dress, maxi skirt or tailored trousers that are cropped at the ankle to shoe off your fabulous flats just make sure you pile on enough accessories and dress the look up to compensate for the lack of heelage!