Posts Tagged ‘style’

Valentine’s Day buying guide!

Perfect Valentine’s gift with delicate all over red heart embroidery on a navy background. It’s proving popular with our customers already as it gives a great shape and it comes with a matching suspender belt making this sensational set that little bit more special
Bravissimo fitter Maire from Solihull

It’s a busy time of year in store for our fitters but Maire, from Solihull has some hints on tips on getting (or giving!) that perfect gift for Valentine’s Day!

It’s that time of year again where our partners, fiancés, husbands and boyfriends are trying to find us the perfect gift for Valentine’s. How often have we all opened a beautiful lingerie set on St. Valentine’s Day and it’s been the wrong size? I thought it was about time we gave that special someone in our lives a few tips to help them picking out the perfect set this year.

Now we all know that sometimes our loved ones need some hefty hints on what to buy us so how about printing this out and leaving it somewhere they’re likely to find it to make sure you get what you want on Valentine’s Day?

This is very important and I would say is the area that’s the easiest to fail at. How about taking a look in your other half’s lingerie draw when she isn’t looking, this will help you in two ways. Firstly it will help you determine the size you need to buy and secondly whether she wears the same size in each type of bra.

When routing through your other half’s lingerie draw take note of what styles she likes to wear. Does she like to wear Basques or bras? Are they moulded or non-moulded? Are they sexy or delicate? Take note of what you find – you may want to play it safe and buy things similar to what she has or you might want to take a chance with something a little bit different.

You might also want to consider colour. Some women might tend to stick with more practical colours like black or white, but others might like a splash of colour. Again you might want to play it safe with her favourite colour or be daring and buy a colour she doesn’t already have.

Some women always wear matching sets and others don’t but for a present I’d always go matching – that’s what makes the present special and thoughtful. Make sure you take note of what size the lady in your life wears to ensure you buy the right size in the bottoms. It’s also important to think about what style of bottoms she prefers and feels comfortable in- a thong, short, or brief?

Wrapping is essential, and all our stores offer a gift wrapping service which starts from £2.95, so no excuses for those of you who hate wrapping presents!

Another great choice with its subtle cream lace print for ladies who prefer lighter colours. This half cup bra gives great uplift and comes with matching shorts and brief.

Gift Vouchers
If you’re really struggling to get her something she’s going to love, always remember you can get a gift voucher, which means your partner can come in and choose what she would like at a time which is convenient for her. If you would like we can also book her in for a fitting at any of our stores to help her choose what to spend her voucher on.

Finally always remember it’s the thought that counts, and have a lovely Valentine’s Day!

French fancy…

How do French ladies do it? Looking chic and fashionable in such an effortless way? It is a question that has flummoxed us for years.  Aside from their proximity to the fashion capital itself, Paris, French women know how to balance just the right amount of fashion and style. So what’s their secret?

Style. It’s simple, French ladies will wear one trend at a time and work it to perfection rather than covering themselves head to toe in the latest fashion fads. These women seem to have the innate ability to spot a fashion classic, whilst we’re still wearing leggings (in every colour, texture and print imaginable).

So how do we do the Parisienne chic thing? The key is great basics, a classic white shirt, great fitting trousers, the perfect fit coat and lashings of black. French women are also more conservative when it comes to flashing the flesh, in other words, they don’t! Sexiness is achieved by leaving what is underneath to the imagination, rather than showcasing your assets in a more obvious way. It’s a look that takes practice to perfect, but effortless chic never goes out of fashion.

If you’re not quite ready for spring trends just yet, why not try the French opulent look by teaming your basics with hints of velvet, silk and plenty of embellishments. A brocade dress or puff ball skirt works well to achieve the luxurious look that makes this trend what it is, but remember, subtlety is key when doing it the French way!