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Life’s a beach

The Panama Plunge Bikini

The Panama Plunge Bikini

There is more than a hint of bygone eras when you look the spring/summer 2011 collections, from fifties flirty dresses, polka dots and sorbet colours to seventies maxi dresses in tribal or animal prints. So how does this translate into swimwear? Here at Bravissimo we have some great fifties and seventies inspired bikinis in our range and if the month of April is anything to go by, we could be in for a hot summer. If you are lucky enough to be jetting off somewhere nice for a couple of weeks, good for you! There’s plenty of swimwear in the Bravissimo sale, so nobody has to miss out on looking gorgeous on the beach.
The Panama Plunge Bikini Top by Pureda in monochrome stripes and spots is perfect for highlighting those fabulous curves, with uplift and plunge, it offers support but really flatters the boobs, and there are two different styles of matching briefs also available with the Panama.
Another fifties inspired bikini is the Ibiza Bikini Top by Fantasie, in black with pink dots, it’s balconette in style, which as all Bravissimo girls know is a great style for bigger boobs. To complete the retro look you can buy the bikini short, it’s a wider style pant, with adjustable ties at the side, if you require more coverage, but it still looks bang on trend.
The Gingham Bikini Top by Miss Mandalay is pure Marilyn Monroe, with its cute ruffle along the neck edge and in one of this season’s hottest colours – tangerine. This bikini top gives great cleavage without being too revealing and the matching shorts are so cute with the matching ruffle, a fun and fabulous bikini!
If you prefer the more bohemian style then take a look at the Morocco Mix Triangle Bikini Top by Free, its seventies inspired, with Moroccan print and covered beads decorating the top straps. It is wire free, soft and comfortable and also has a choice of two briefs, but if you want to go for the full seventies look, then opt for the string tie bikini briefs.
Still with the seventies, the Tassia Bandeau Bikini Top by Masquerade Beachwear is a tribal inspired bikini. It is glamorous and sexy and will definitely make waves on the beach. It features animal print, a trend that repeats continually. The top is bandeau style, underwired and features a beaded halterneck, which is a lovely detail, it also offers a little extra support. The bikini briefs with side rings and beads really complement this bikini top.
So whether you are hitting the sands of the Seychelles or the pebbles of Brighton hopefully we have given you plenty of ideas to make a bit of a splash.

What a difference a daylight saving makes

British Summer Time begins!

British Summer Time begins!

 Last weekend end the clocks ‘sprung’ forward and officially marked the start of British Summer Time. (Hopefully you remembered and were not too confused when your smart phone changed automatically but the regular clocks did not). And boy, what a difference it makes. It’s not quite as light when we wake up which doesn’t make too much difference when we’re bleary eyed until the second caffeine fix at the earliest. What does make a huge difference however is how light the nights are. It’s now light when we get home from work which makes us feel like doing things after work instead of simply slinking into our comfy clothes and staying in. Besides, we stayed in all winter so are ready and raring to make the most of the milder weather and light evenings.

 So how will you make the most of the lighter nights? You could arrange to meet up with the friends you haven’t seen for a while and go out for dinner, the lighter nights will make your evening feel extended and not cut them short by everyone wanting to rush home as soon as the sun goes down. You could start a class, evening classes are great for those little things you might always wanted to have tried but never got round to; a new language; a new skill; a cookery course or even a dance class. With all this extra energy buzzing around why not put it to good use? The ever looming summer has started a health kick in the Bravissimo office and at homes and offices up and down the country to get fit for the beach. If you’re not a gym bunny however you can still look fabulous in Bravissimo swimwear with its figure flattering shape and boob boosting features in a range of bikinis, tankinis and swimsuits to suit every style. For a great look on the beach without the strict diet and extreme exercise regime!

Sassy Swimwear

Aloha!

Aloha!

 Swimwear got sassy this season with more great styles, fab new prints and plenty of choice to suit any taste, we can’t wait to hit the beach! Our gorgeous retro inspired polka dot bikini will turn heads on the beach or by the pool this summer. The Ibiza bikini by Fantasie screams summer holiday fun, the balconette shape will keep you supported whilst frolicking in the sea, sunbathing or sipping chilled margaritas. Complete the retro look with matching fold over briefs or go for tie side briefs and choose the amount of coverage you prefer.                                                                                                           

 We think you’ll be hula-ing down the beach in the Pink Hibiscus bikini by Free. This stunning halterneck bikini top has ruched sides so you can adjust the fullness of the cups. Wear with tie side briefs to bring out the hip shaking hula goddess in you! (This print is also available in a tankini style). Miss Mandalay brings a spot of sailor chic to the beach with the Harbour Bikini. This fabulous nautical inspired bikini creates a boob uplifting effect with its chevron stripes whilst the plunge shape turns an optical effect into a real boob boosting effect.

 The Azure Tankini by Pour Moi is the perfect alternative to a bikini. The tankini top has cups that are similar in shape to a bikini style top but has extra coverage for those who prefer to leave a little more to the imagination. This style looks great worn with tie side briefs that match the top’s tie detail centre and the striking ocean blue colour is bang on trend for the season. Love the colour? This style is also available in a bikini version.

 If you prefer to wear a swimsuit then we’d recommend the Isla Swimsuit by lepel. This colourful swimsuit provides great coverage without compromising on style. The bandeau style and keyhole front create a glamorous look. Wear with or without the halterneck strap for a fun, glam and sexy swimsuit perfect for the pool, beach or simply basking in the sunshine.

To see our full collection of swimwear click here.

New swimwear

No tricks are needed with this stunning circus print bikini

No tricks are needed with this stunning circus print bikini

 Whether you’ve planned your summer holiday yet or not this year you’ll be counting down the days until your jollies with our gorgeous new range of swimwear. If you’re a bikini, tankini or swimsuit girl, we have something for everyone.

 Unleash your wild side with the Safari Halter Bikini by Pureda. The lightly padded cups give fantastic cleavage and great support, plus the added benefit of the fabric adjusters on the straps means that you control how much coverage you have. Choose from classic briefs or fold over briefs with contrasting black fabric to complete the look.

 The circus range by Freya comes with more options than you can shake a lion tamer’s stick at! The Circus print is a fun patchwork inspired print that is bold, colourful and will get you noticed for all the right reasons. There is a choice of a bra style top with underwiring or a soft cup triangle top. For the bottom half choose from classic styled briefs in complementing blue polka dot or printed briefs with blue polka dot fold over detailing.

 If you prefer a little more coverage however, you could try a tankini as they provide more cover but are also more fun and less awkward on the beach than a full swimsuit. The Loren tankini by Panache in bold, bright and on trend blue is just what the doctor ordered. The underwires in the tankini top will give you great support whilst the extra fabric covers the tummy for those who prefer to keep this area under wraps. Go for the ruched briefs which have a plain blue front to break up the print or tie side briefs which allow you to adjust coverage.  This range is also available in a bikini so you can mix and match tops and bottoms to your heart’s content.

 We also have a range of fabulous swimsuits from the classy black and white lines of the Taylor swimsuit with its clever slimming panel design to the luxurious paisley print of the Kashmir swimsuit. The new Anna swimsuit by Panache is simple yet effective; the plain black design will look just as good at the pool as it will on the beach. With an underwire fit, clasp back fastening and adjustable straps you’re guaranteed a great fitting and comfortable swimsuit to wear whenever and wherever, although we reckon a beach in the Bahamas would probably be our first choice!

Blues, what blues?

After the endless nights of parties at work, at home and with friends and family the reality of January seems to swing round all too quick. This can leave us feeling a little down in the dumps but instead of letting the start of the New Year cause us sorrow we have decided to embrace the New Year for the right reasons. So how will you see the New Year in? Maybe you’re planning a new look, a hair cut or colour that you’ve always wanted to try. Maybe you have a new job, new home or new man in your life. Either way there are plenty of reasons to avoid the blues this January.

Beat the blues this January

Beat the blues this January

1)     The beginning of a new year has fresh start written all over it and fills us with great plans and anticipation for what the next 12 months has to offer. So get a pen and paper now and decide what you want to do this year.

2)      There’s another 11 and a bit months until we have to deal with the pressure of Christmas again including gift buying, party outfit effort and the whirlwind feeling that goes with the festive season, so time to take a breather.

3)      There are still 5months until the start of summer so plenty of time to work on the beach body that you might not have quite achieved last year. Check out or stunning range of swimsuits and bikinis for inspiration, why not print the page with you favourite style and stick it on the fridge to help you to focus on your beach body goal.

4)      If all else fails, there’s nothing like a new underwear set to perk up your day. Plus the beauty of wearing fabulous lingerie, especially under everyday clothes, is that only you will know the reason behind the huge smile on your face. So why not keep them guessing and wear great underwear on your average days and see what difference it makes!

The best kept secret (for now)

 

Make your special day extra special

Make your special day extra special

 It’s the question on everyone’s lips; who gets the task of designing Kate Middleton’s wedding dress? And more  importantly what will it be like? Will she go flamboyant and go for a big dress or opt for something simple and elegant? Rumours are rife about who might get the job and we’re sure that a lot of effort will be going into keeping the dress maker a secret, for as long as possible anyway. We’re sure however that it won’t take long for someone to spill the beans and find out the truth about the designer to the royal wedding.

 A wedding dress is one of the most important things to get right on your wedding day, save for finding the right man to marry but usually that’s already been a while in the making. However, just as important as having the right dress is what is worn underneath. The style of underwear needs to fit the style and shape of the dress as well as allowing the wearer to feel comfortable and supported all day long as this is paramount to how the bride will feel on the big day. No matter how expensive the dress is, wearing your old strapless bra underneath will do everything to make you feel less than special. Although with a more or less infinite budget we’re positive that Kate won’t have a problem finding the right lingerie to go with her elusive wedding dress. Not every bride-to-be is as lucky, but don’t panic, Bravissimo has a whole range of bridal lingerie to suit every taste as well every dress in sizes D-KK. From straps to strapless, bodies to basques, plus don’t forget the swimwear for the honeymoon and extra special sets to ensure your love life is as hot as the honeymoon destination!

Children In Need at Bravissimo HQ

Just thought we’d share with you a photo of our “Pyjama Party” theme day in the office today for Children in Need.  We’ve had a lovely day and raised money for a very worthy cause.  The girls serving hot chocolate and gingerbread men this afternoon went down a storm ….. 

Children In Need Pyjama Party

Children In Need Pyjama Party

Big bras without the big price tag

Harmony Bra, available up to 40KK

Harmony Bra, available up to 40KK

If you have been blessed with big boobs, it seems unfair that in some places you can be charged more for a bra that fits. We understand that there is inevitably more fabric in a bigger bra, but clothes prices aren’t based on size so why should bra prices be?

At Bravissimo you get great service as well as value for your money, whether you’re a size 28D or a 40KK everyone gets the same expert bra fitting and same great lingerie at an affordable price. We also have an ever increasing range of clothing cut to fit and flatter bigger boobs, supporting nightwear, swimwear and sports bras with a shock absorber system so that you will be fully supported whatever activity you do! Our everyday bras have given our customers the comfort and support they need to make their day more enjoyable. We also have a range of soft cup and nursing bras to take care of your boobs when they’re under the most stress and strain. Having boobs is part of being a woman, having big boobs is part of being a Bravissimo woman. But whatever your size you should look after your boobs, give them the support they need and treat them every now and again to a beautiful new bra!

New swimwear

Whether you’re planning a last minute getaway, a cheeky spa break or simply need a new swimsuit for the pool, we think you should check out our fab new range of swimwear. Plus, unlike many high street stores we sell our tops and bottoms separately so you get the best possible fit and we stock swimwear all year round making it easier for you to find what you want, when you want!

Kashmir swimsuit

Kashmir swimsuit

Take Bo-ho glamour to another level with the fabulous, figure enhancing Kashmir swimsuit by Faubourg. The exotic print with contrasting blues and pinks sure make this swimsuit extra special and that doesn’t get you noticed the boob boosting properties of the halterneck tie and underwire cups most definitely will! Unleash your wild side with the Salvador snake skin bikini by Pureda. The hints of lime and turquoise give this bikini a fun twist whilst the clever fabric adjusters allow you to alter the fullness of the cups. If you prefer to cover up on the beach or at the pool, then we’d recommend trying a tankini. Tankinis combine a longer top and either brief or short bottoms, they are an ideal solution for those who are body conscious and like to keep their tummy covered. The Sun Seeker bikini and tankini allows you to mix and match between a bikini or tankini top and shorts or briefs bottoms so that you can get a set that you feel most comfortable in. The Acapulco swimsuit by Ballet hits the 50s vibe with its gorgeous jade green polka dot print and waist detail shape. This swimsuit also has built in secret support to shape the tummy, bum and bust. With adjustable straps and ties to alter the leg length we think this might just be the most versatile swimsuit we’ve ever had! Wear pool side or on the beach with big sunglasses and an even bigger hat to work the 50s glamour puss look to the max.
See here view our full swimwear range here.

Is summer really over?

Celebrate Autumn!

Celebrate Autumn!

We can’t help but notice the few degrees Celsius we’ve lost over the past few weeks as well as the amount of rain we’ve been having but we don’t think we’re ready for the end of summer just yet. It doesn’t seem like that long ago that we were getting excited to wear our maxi dresses, flip-flops and worrying about getting ourselves into bikinis for our summer holidays and now we have to face the reality of knitwear and finding a new winter coat. Last winter was a long (and snowy) one so there’s no wonder we’re feeling a little blue over the changing seasons. However, before winter comes autumn and autumn is actually a very beautiful season. Yes it’s generally windier and rainier than summer or spring but with new season trends you can combat the worsening weather with an aviator jacket, a print scarf and a pair of must have shoe boots. Haha! Take that unpredictable weather, we can and will look good whatever irrational weather you throw our way!

Weather proof dressing;

  • Belt your scarf, drape a colourful scarf around your neck and wear with a thin waist belt around your outer layers. This look works well with an oversized cardigan and will stop the wind from blowing your scarf into the face of an unassuming passerby.
  • Invest in weather proof shoe boots. Suede, stiletto heels and shoes with no grip are not weather friendly. This season’s shoe boots however are strong, sturdy and come with a good sole. We recommend a hiker style shoe boot with a slight heel as they have a gripped sole based on a hiking boot, who says fashion can’t also be practical?
  • Layers, layers, layers. It’s the only way to beat the changing weather. If you have recently left the house in piles of knitwear because it was cold in the morning to later melt with the heat when the sun has come out then take note; just because a day starts off chilly doesn’t mean that it won’t brighten up later on. On the same note, just because it’s August still it doesn’t mean that flip-flops and little dresses are automatically considered appropriate dress, if it’s cold outside please put a coat on! 

Next season is all about easy to wear feminine styles so don’t be down in the dumps over the approach of autumn, embrace it in style!