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£5 off sportswear!

£5 off sportwear

We want to help you get active and beat those winter blues by offering

£5 off all full price sports bras and sports swimwear until 31st January*

Whether you’re a runner, a walker, a swimmer, a skier or love to shake it at Zumba, why not invest in new sportswear to ensure you are fully supported while you’re exercising.

The benefits of a well fittings sports bra…

As there are no muscles in the breasts, if you exercise without the correct support, the ligaments can stretch meaning your boobs could have less uplift in the long run. So if you like to hit the gym hard, or prefer something a little gentler, it’s always a good idea to wear a properly fitted sports bra as this will help to protect your boobs, holding them more firmly to prevent bouncing. We offer both underwired and wire-free styles all of which are designed to offer maximum support whilst you exercise.

Guide to a good fitting sports bra…

  • The underband should be firm, lie flat to the skin and not ride up at the back.
  • Straps should be comfortable, stay on your shoulders and not dig in.
  • Your boobs should be fully encased within the cups, not spilling over at the top or the sides.
  • Finally JUMP! Test the bounce factor!

If you need any more advice or you’re looking for a sports bra for something specific, we’d love to help so please call us on 01926 459 859.

*Click here to see full Terms & Conditions.

Getting away?

For those last minute get-aways, why not check out our Autumn swimwear collection to find your perfect suitcase staple. Whether it be a faraway destination, a cruise or simply basking on a British beach, we’ve got you covered.

The classic blue and cream rope print of San Maritz is a timeless nautical classic which will be there to support you, wherever your holiday destination.

San Maritz Bikini Top
by Bravissimo
Available up to a J cup
£36.00

Go Dotty in Spots with this San Marino, available in this new fuchsia and white spot colour way. With pretty pearlised bead detail for an extra hint of glamour, adjustable legs ties for additional coverage, and available up to K cup – what’s not to love?!

San Marino Swimsuit
by Bravissimo
Available up to a K cup
£48.00

Soak up the sun in Bermuda…available in a bikini option with adjustable cup coverage, or a tankini with lightly padded cups. Why not try mix and matching with the fold and belted briefs.

Bermuda Bikini Top
by Free by Gottex
Available up to a HH cup
£36.00
Bermuda Tankini Top
by Free by Gottex
Available up to a HH cup
£45.00


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is just a taster of swimwear styles we have to offer so why not visit us online or pop into store to view our full collection, and also to see what lingerie and nightwear we have to offer.

MAKE A SPLASH this summer

Not long to the Oympics now. If you have tickets you may have finalised your travel and accommodation plans and are probably already getting quite excited about this once in a lifetime event. London will be a very different place to live and work, as everybody will be caught up in Olympic fever.

To try to get us all in the mood for a summer of sport, different companies are running incentives and British Gas is one of those companies. They are offering everyone free swimming, regardless of whether they’re a British Gas customer or not. Find the offer at www.britishgasswimming.co.uk then all you have to do is:

    Find a pool near you
    Choose your offer
    Enter your details
    Confirm your swim

You will be eligible for up to two or three free swims per voucher, depending on which pool you choose. You can also take the kids too, as the offer allows two children per voucher. There are also plenty of other offers to choose from like:

    Free Aqua Tots – one adult or carer and one child for two free sessions
    Free Aqua Aerobics – one adult for two free sessions
    Free Taster Lesson – one adult or one child one free session (which is good if you want to regain your confidence in the water)

This offer expires on the 30th August, so you have plenty of time to get your free swim in!

And if our Bravissimo ladies need an extra reason to go for a dip, the health benefits are enormous. Swimming is a great way to tone up your whole body, it’s low impact, kind to your joints, and it is a great calorie burner. Bravissimo have some fantastic sports swimwear, that will support your boobs, feel comfortable on, look great, and make you feel full of confidence (in and out of the pool).

The Brisbane Wire-Free Swimsuit by Zoggs is new and has already had some great reviews, it is wire-free and includes integral bra support, it is made from high performance PBT polyester, so will wash well swim after swim and still look great. It is available in black coral.

The Premiere Panelled Sports Swimsuit by Speedo is very flattering with contrasting racer panels down each side. It is an underwired swimsuit with clasp back fastening and chlorine resistant fabric. One of our reviewers comments that this swimsuit has improved her swimming: “I can now swim properly and quickly, whereas before my breasts used to sway from side to side! Would greatly recommend.”

Check out Bravissimo.com for more great performing swimsuits.

IN THE SWIM

The start of another working week. if you are on your daily commute this Monday and you find yourself staring at billboards advertising hot destinations, you might find yourself drifting off and daydreaming of sunnier shores, it certainly makes the journey go faster! You may be one of the many UK residents whom have already booked their summer holiday, or you might be one of the lucky ones, going away soon, to search out some winter sun. Even at this time of year there are a few warm destinations not that far away, that are experiencing temperatures in the mid-twenties (sob sob).

Even if your holiday seems like its light years away, it is still difficult not to get a bit excited. Granted, we haven’t even opened our first Easter Egg yet and the Christmas Tree may still be visible behind the shed, but the shops are already full of cotton printed tops, strappy sandals and floaty dresses. There doesn’t seem to be much evidence of winter on our high streets and the same goes for our fashion magazines. It may be only the start of March, but we can still dream and plan our summer getaway and what’s the most important item when you head for the sun…swimwear.

Bravissimo have some fabulous brand new bikinis and swimsuits that have just hit our shops and online store, so take a look at some of our new styles available now. And if you just can’t wait till your holiday, you can always wear it at your local swimming pool, where you will definitely create a few waves.

Paris Bikini Top

Paris Bikini Top


The Paris Bikini Top by Pureda is absolutely adorable, it is a padded plunge bikini in a cute floral and polka dot print. It has a vintage fifties feel, but manages also to look contemporary, it is available in black with a white spot, combined with red flowers and red ties. This bikini top gives fantastic cleavage but also offers great support. It comes with a Swim Brief or Swim Fold Brief for more coverage.

The Boogie Bikini Top by Freya is another on trend bikini, it is available in a very vibrant sixties style retro print in Firefly. It is a halterneck top, which always creates amazing cleavage and it is available to buy with some sixties style bikini shorts or tie side briefs if you fancy something with less coverage.

If you want more coverage than a bikini can give you, you could opt for the Veronica Swimsuit by Panache, a really stylish and classic swimsuit, it is super flattering because of ruching detail and it also has a power mesh lining for more tummy control. It is underwired bra top with a keyhole detail at the back and comes in scarlet. This is a really gorgeous swimsuit that will look stylish year after year.

Check out all Bravissimo swimwear here

Swim Baby Swim

Paradise Swimsuit by Faubourg in red palm

Paradise Swimsuit by Faubourg

If you saw the recent footage of David Walliams’ epic swim of the Thames for The BT Sport Relief Challenge, you couldn’t help but be impressed. He doesn’t fit the bill of a typical athlete, but the endurance he showed was quite staggering. He started the swim on the 5th September from near the source of the Thames in Lechlade, Gloucester. The water he swam in was colder than The English Channel. David swam 140.54 miles in total, being waved and cheered at, and supported all the way. But boy did he suffer! He picked up a bacterial bug, which nearly put an end to his brave challenge. He eventually crossed the finish line at Westminster on the 12th September to be greeted by his wife Lara Stone, a whole host of celebs and of course the great British public. David Walliams raised over one million pounds for charity. WOW!

Not many people could complete a challenge like that, not many of us wouldn’t want to. But it does show you, David Walliams is just a very strong swimmer, not an Olympic swimmer. Swimming is a great all round exercise and no, it’s not a good idea to take a dip in a fast flowing river, but taking up swimming in your local pool is a great idea if you want to get in shape. It’s kinder to your body, your boobs are supported by the water, so the bounce that you get when you take part in aerobic exercise is eliminated before you even start. Swimming will boost your metabolism, it firms all of your muscle groups and burns calories. And the best bit? It doesn’t put any stress on your joints as it creates weightlessness, so you can swim happily everyday without injury. Swimming can also help keep you young, research shows regular swimmers are biologically up to 20 years younger than their actual age.

So if you need any more reasons to take it up, how about Bravissimo’s brand new styles of swimwear that are in our stores now. They are so gorgeous, you will be happy parading up and down at your local poolside. The Paradise Swimsuit by Faubourg in red palm is a stunning swimsuit, the tropical print is based on the Kashmir Swimsuit from last autumn. It is underwired and very flattering with a sexy plunging neckline, it has adjustable ties at the neck, this swimsuit is exclusive to Bravissimo.

The Monroe Halter Swimsuit by Panache will look fabulous in the pool or at the beach, it has a fifties look and is on trend with its lovely polka dot print and is available in chocolate/cream. This swimsuit is super flattering and is underwired and will flatter your shape also giving great support. It has a cream panel, which sits under the bust creating a nipped in waist.

The Premier Ultimate Swimsuit by Speedo is a great sports swimsuit if you are a serious swimmer, it has a supportive built-in bra and is a very flattering fit. The fabric used is chlorine resistant and is very comfortable. We have received wonderful reviews on this swimsuit, it is available to buy in, aqua/black, black/pink and ink/pop pink.

Come on in girls, the water’s lovely.

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.

Last of the summer sun?

Bali Bikini Top by Free

Bali Bikini Top by Free

It’s the last day of the bank holiday weekend, hopefully we are all waking up to blue skies and bright sunshine. It would be good if nobody is reading this, meaning everyone is out and about too busy enjoying themselves! In the hope that the sun will be shining for all of our Bravissimo ladies and keeping everything crossed that there might be an indian summer, we must just mention our new swimwear that is currently online and hitting our Bravissimo stores. Our new bikinis will look great next summer too, as both are in classic prints, which will be fashionable year after year, so either one will turn out to be a great investment for next year’s summer wardrobe.
The new Bali Bikini Top by Free is a gorgeous two piece, which manages to combine a sporty style with a bohemian print, and a little bit of sparkle. The print is a striking paisley with a mixture of white, aqua, purple and violet with some added silver embellishment. This bikini is an underwired halterneck balconette with ruching at the sides, which can be adjusted depending on how much coverage you require. To match the top you have a choice of bikini brief or bikini short, both equally fabulous.

Another great new bikini, is the Eden Bikini Top by Freya. This is a fantastically vibrant bikini, again it is in the balconette style with underwiring, creating those enviable curves and clevage combined with great fit and support, that makes Freya a long time favourite with Bravissimo customers. This bikini contrasts right on trend – florals with a cute polka dot print. The colour is paradise, which is a mixture of fuchsia, purple, emerald green, soft pink and white. It is available to buy with matching fold briefs or bikini shorts. Equally you could contrast it with some plain bikini pants, picking any of the vibrant colours from the top.This two-piece would look just as good on a white sandy paradise island, as it would grabbing those last summer rays in your back garden.

Enjoy those last few days of August whether you are hitting the beaches or not.

HEAD FOR THE SUN

Morocco Mix Triangle Bikini Top by Free

Morocco Mix Triangle Bikini Top by Free

Where are the long warm summer days and the balmy summer evenings we dreamed of? Damn you British weather! It is enough to make a girl scour the web for last minute holiday deals in search of the sun.

If you haven’t yet been away or if you have a weekend away planned, (somewhere you can eat alfresco without getting drenched!) we can help you find some last minute swimwear bargains in our fantastic Bravissimo sale and also give you some top tips on getting your body buffed and beautiful, so you are happy and confident when you hit the beach.

A couple of days before you go away, book yourself in for a leg and bikini wax, this will give your skin time to heal before you have to start using sun protection or a tanning product. If you feel your skin is too pale and you want a hint of colour before your strip off, then try one of the moisturising tanning body lotions. These products build up colour gradually, they work differently to self tan, and the effect won’t be so dramatic. Because they are more subtle, you won’t be left with orange hands or ankles. Remember to buy one that is suited to your skin tone, they usually come in ‘fair to medium’ and ‘medium to dark’. You can also use this product whilst you’re away, post-shower as a moisturiser, and it will continue to enhance a natural tan.

Body oil is a holiday essential and it will keep your arms and legs wonderfully moisturised, nourished and smooth after a day on the beach (again, use it after a shower). Don’t forget a professional pedicure or manicure, or just get a friend to do it for you. When choosing a nail color, go for something vibrant and summery that will look great against a light tan; tangerine, coral, bright red or fuchsia are good choices, or you could choose something really on trend like turquoise.

Lastly don’t forget your hair, summer hair is actually very easy to look after, just run some conditioner through your hair before you head for the beach and choose an easy style like a ponytail or braid.

So now you are looking beach beautiful, take a look at our pick of the best sale bikinis on offer. The Morocco Mix Triangle Bikini Top by Free is a gorgeous ethnic inspired bikini, which comes in lilac and cream. The tie briefs are available in a polka dot lilac print with a lovely bead feature on the side ties. The bikini top is a wire-free triangle bikini. The Havanna Bikini Top by Free is a very stylish bikini, it is an underwired bandeau style top in a check print, available in blue. The top can be worn as a halterneck, or strapless if you want to tan without strap marks. And finally the Circus Bikini Top by Freya is a really fun bikini, with its pop art multi-coloured print. It is a soft triangle top with light padding and has two options for bikini bottoms, bikini briefs in blue with a white spot print or a fold brief which are a contrast of white spot print and multi-coloured print.

Tank Girl

Bright Ideas Tankini Top by Faubourg

Bright Ideas Tankini Top by Faubourg

So the hotel has been booked, the suntan lotion, factor 50, factor 30 and factor 15 has been bought, (better to cover every base), the holiday reading has been chosen. You are nearly there, and you can almost taste that first cocktail. But one thing that you may have overlooked when you started your packing, is your swimwear. You may suddenly realise that those bikinis that you bought a few years back, are just not flattering anymore. Many of us ladies are continuously fighting those extra few pounds that creep up on us. If a perfectly flat, toned and honed tummy is not achievable before you go away, then don’t worry the tankini is the answer.

Tankinis are more versatile than a swimsuit as you can mix and match, they are also great for tall ladies, where swimsuits can often be too short in the body.

Bravissimo have the Azure Tankini Top by Pour Moi with matching fold briefs or tie briefs, this tankini is in stunning ocean blue, and is a really flattering two piece. It’s a halterneck top, and the cups are lightly padded, it gives fabulous shape, support and comfort.

The Bright Ideas Tankini Top by Faubourg with matching bikini briefs is a gorgeous tankini, it is an underwired halterneck and the monochrome hibiscus print. Is very on trend and follows the surfer girl trend that is so popular this summer. The Bright Ideas Tankini is exclusive to Bravissimo.

Another tankini exclusive to Bravissimo is the Sunkissed Tankini Top by Bravissimo with a choice of fold brief or bikini shorts. It is in fabulous zesty bright coral and is a balconette top, which lifts and supports the boobs, creating a great cleavage and enviable shape. This tankini has sold out in a few sizes, so don’t miss out.

For more fantastic printed and plain tankinis, check out the Bravissimo website. Don’t leave home without one.

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.