Posts Tagged ‘swimwear’
July 7th, 20100
Swimwear has become fashionable and is now as important as your summer wardrobe! We love classic spots, stripes and checks for beach time fun and we’re just going dotty for this 50’s inspired polka dot bikini. The Soprano bikini in classic black and white is fun, funky and fashionable, just what we want for our summer holiday. The tie detailing gives this bikini a feminine touch so you’ll feel confident and fully supported on the beach. Sticking with the dot theme is the Cocopalm bikini with a choice of deep briefs or tie side briefs. This bikini has light padding for extra oomph and the warm shades of purple and orange will look sensational with your holiday tan. Going on holiday is all about getting away from it all, the stress of everyday life and your normal routine, but we know that you also like to look your best when hitting the beach. The striped Miami bikini has a choice of alterneck or triangle style top so that you can choose the right style that you feel most comfortable in. Either way, this bikini is colourful, cheerful and cleavage boosting! The fold brief option gives you the choice to cover up a little more too, this style of brief sits higher on the hips for those of you that like to feel more covered. Bring out your flirty side in our Gingham bikini, this gorgeous bikini is pretty, feminine and a little bit cheeky. The lightly padded cups ensure a boob boost whilst the ruffle details add a fun girlie feel. Choose from high waist deep briefs that give this bikini a 50’s scarlet look or the low rise briefs with ruffled hem for a more modern look.
Well, you didn’t want boring swimwear did you?!
June 29th, 20100
Our high summer collection has arrived and we just had to tell you about these fantastic new dresses, there’s one for every occasion! Here are some of our best day time dresses…
Graphic Print Shift Dress hits the print trend without being over the top. The retro feel of this dress gives it a high place in the fashion stakes and the cut fits and flatters in all the right places! To crank up the 70s vibe of this dress, wear with red, orange and brown accessories.
Like a walk on the wild side? Our Tailored Safari Dress will keep you cool in the office, but throw on the accessories at 5pm to take this dress into the evening. The neutral tone of this dress works best with natural/earthy tones, it comes with the plaited belt to define the waist so just add a couple of bangles and some statement earrings and you’re ready for a wild night. Whether you’re hunting clothes, men or simply a place to go for dinner with the girls, this dress will definitely get you in the mood!
If you’re looking for a casual dress that is easy to wear and accessorise than why not try the Ruffle Front Dress. This particular style has a sporty feel to it with its cute collar and button down neckline. The hot pink detailing adds a spark of colour, whilst the ruffle front and gathers around the bust will ensure there is plenty of room for your boobs.
Hit the colour trend with our Cotton Pleat Summer Dress. This gorgeous sundress will ensure you keep cool, whilst looking hot on summer days. The A-line shape of this dress gives a flattering silhouette and the thicker straps mean no flashing bra straps to detract from the beautiful bright colour.
June 22nd, 20100
We are so excited about this zebra print maxi dress we just had to bring it to your attention. We think it’s the perfect dress for summer. Maxi style, check, tribal detailing, check, animal print, check, flattering shape sizes 8-18, curvy-super curvy, check and double check! The lined print of this dress makes it very flattering on any shape or size and the empire line pulls in at the narrowest part of the body helping to define the waist and make the most of the long length of this dress. Its simple colouring also makes it easy to wear and match accessories, shoes and handbags to. We would recommend statement earrings, a couple of bangles and not much else to set the dress off without over doing the tribal theme. On the beach wear with simple flats and a straw hat for that laid back glamorous look or dress up with heels and daintier jewellery for dinner dates and drinks.
Maxi dresses are huge news this season and look just as good on the beach as they do in the city so why not treat yourself this summer to a maxi dress that is a little on the wild side?
June 20th, 20100
(IF YOU HAVN’T SEEN THE SECOND FILM YET AND PLAN TO STOP READING NOW, THIS MIGHT RUIN IT FOR YOU, AND WE DON’T WANT TO BE ACCUSED OF RUINING SUCH A GREAT FILM!!)
As the Sex And The City girls continue to WOW at film premiers all over the world, we can’t help but wonder what happens next to the quartet of women we’ve spent so much of our time with. Will Carrie and Big change their mind about having a family, or will they simply have to move to a bigger place for Carrie’s ever growing wardrobe? Will Miranda and Steve get their happy ever after? If the second film is anything to go by then they’re sure set for martial bliss as they appear like a couple of smitten teenagers sharing longing snogs and embraces that would make a lot of us feel nauseous. Although we do think laid back Steve is perfect for the constantly stressed out Miranda and as she encouraged him to follow his dream of opening his own bar, he returns the favour in the second film…
Will Charlotte and Harry cope with family life when they didn’t think they could have one? They say be careful what you wish for and the sequel sees Charlotte crying uncontrollably in the pantry whilst her girls run rings around her. Could it just be the case of the terrible twos or has Charlotte’s dream of the perfect family turned into nothing more than a fantasy? And finally, Samantha, she’s been the strong independent one the whole way through the series, despite overcoming cancer and ending her relationship with Smith (why oh why she broke up with Smith I don’t think we’ll ever understand) so why change? SATC2 sees Sam up to her old tricks again, leaving her in some rather sticky and somewhat illegal situations. Oh how we will miss laughing out loud at Samantha’s wild antics and matter of fact ways.
Whether there will be a SATC3 or not, we know that the girls will always have a place in our hearts and remind us that relationships will come and go (some might even come back) but friendships are forever. Corny but true.
June 8th, 20100
Helpful advice on which shape bikini or swimsuit to choose for your shape. Us bigger boobed girls can have a tough time finding swimwear that fits, we’d like swimwear that keeps us in proportion whilst making the most of our assets.
If you want to define your waist; a full swimsuit will help to create a smooth silhouette and keep your stomach covered. Our Fern swimsuit will do just that, with its clever print that slims the figure and integral support to make sure your boobs stay in the right place. A strapless swimsuit can also help to define the waist, the Casablanca swimsuit in striking red has a detachable halterneck and light tummy control to help you feel your best on the beach!
If you want to slim your hips; a bandeau style top will balance a larger lower half. If however, you prefer a fuller swimsuit then the Chevron swimsuit skims the hips with flattering lines that will also balance out bigger boobs. The Skye bikini has tie detailing to the briefs that will flatter your hips and keep you a little more covered than other brief styles. The pattern on this bikini also creates complimentary lines to flatter your shape.
Boob flattering; styles; if you like a full swimsuit but also like to make the most of your assets than try the I love dots swimsuit. It gives great cleavage with its halterneck shape and deep neck line but remains modest by covering the tummy. With a little light padding the Sahara plunge bikini in cherryade will give your boobs a boost and get you noticed on the beach.
If you prefer to cover up; on the beach then a tankini and shorts combo could be your perfect beach wear solution. The tankini style top will give your boobs all the support they need, whilst the extra length will keep your tummy covered. Shorts also provide a little extra cover for those that are conscious about their lower halves. We have tankini options in the Sandon print which is a colourful spot print, the Athens print, a gorgeous blue and white print with white loop detailing and the Shanghai print which is a beautiful oriental floral print. We also have colour block tankinis for those of you that prefer something more simple. The Geneva swimsuit range comprises tankini, bikini, swimsuit, briefs, shorts and fold over briefs in black or coral pink (tankini and bottoms only). The Dare to Dazzle tankini in Azure is a classic shape in a bold colour which you will wear time and time again thanks to its flattering shape and reliable support! The Cyprus bikini comes with the option of a skirted brief which acts as a mini sarong for those conscious of their bottom halves.
For those sporty; types we have a range of swimsuits for swimming enthusiasts (rather than sun bathing enthusiasts) all with built in wire free support for extra comfort whilst you’re doing lengths!
June 4th, 20100
Some loved it, some hated it, some still haven’t seen it yet but one thing’s for sure this film is worth a watch even just for the elaborate fashion and the idealism of jet setting with your 4 best friends without a budget (a girl can dream).
The sequel to the first Sex and The City film has been long anticipated and so expectations were inevitably high. We were dazzled in the first film by the outfits as well as the boisterous story line, the second film however combines a very (borderline OTT) glamorous storyline with the real issues of marriage, trust and modern relationships. As the girls adjust to new stages in their lives, three of them married and Samantha readjusting to the single gal life, we learn that all is not rosy after you say ‘I do’. The film also brings up the reality of motherhood and for those with children (and without a full time nanny like Charlotte and Miranda) there’s a moment of praise in there for you too!
Although there are plenty of ups and downs between the couples and the girls themselves (without giving too much away for those of you that haven’t seen it yet) they pull through for one another and remind us that no matter what is going on with our relationships, you can always rely on your friends. And if you’re friends with Samantha, get you into and subsequently thrown out of some of the classiest places in the world!
May 28th, 20100
New animal print is all about subtlety rather than full-on head to toe leopard print! Animal inspired prints this season will appear on clothing, footwear and accessories so there are plenty of options for you to display a little bit of your wild side! Wear your prints with this season’s utility trend to hit the safari vibe or if you just can’t resist this trend in its fullest then go all out in an animal print maxi.
The prints; Leopard print has made a transition from evening to day wear and becomes more casual and a little edgy for summer. Zebra print and tiger print are also on trend so be creative with what prints you wear. Snakeskin looks great for accessories but not so good for clothing, so best stick to the handbags and shoes for this particular print. Why not glam-up your work wardrobe with a bit of print? Our Animal Spot Shift Dress in a subtle mono-chrome print is smart enough for work but add heels and a few glam accessories and it will work just as well in the evening! The shift shape and to-the-knee hemline keeps the dress sophisticated but the print makes it a bit more exciting than your standard office dress!
Animal print is also taking over swimwear this season. The Masquerade Tassia bikini combines black and brown zebra print with tribal inspired beading on the alterneck and briefs to a very glamorous effect and what’s more, this style is exclusive to us! Wear yours as it is on the beach and under a sheer kaftan for evenings or pool side lunches.
May 19th, 20100
If you’re new to Bravissimo or usually shop online, why not pop in to see us at one of our stores. The Bravissimo experience is about getting women like yourself into the underwear that you want to wear without compromising on fit or style. Our trained fitters are there to offer you guidance and advice for finding your true size. We strive to give you gorgeous and properly fitting underwear, swimwear, nightwear and clothing that will help you to make the most of your figure and most importantly make you feel fantastic!
If you come for a bra fitting, our trained fitters will do their best to make you feel relaxed and comfortable as we understand that some women feel more self-conscious of their boobs than others. They will talk through what styles you like and get you to try some bras on to find your true size. We fit bras the Bravissimo way, i.e. no tape measures as we understand that boobs come in all different shapes and sizes and all bras fit different. Many women are shocked with the difference in size from when they came into store to when they leave, but rather than getting too preoccupied with numbers, we want to make sure that you are happy with the fit and styling of your new underwear. Sometimes if you have been wearing a back size that is too big, your new bra might feel a little firm, this will take some getting used to but wearing a bra that’s back size is too big won’t give the right amount of support therefore it’s important to give your body chance to get used to the new size. We won’t ever push you into buying something you’re not completely happy with and are there just as much to give you advice and pass on our expertise as we are to sell underwear.
So if you usually shop online or are new to Bravissimo, why not visit us in one of our stores to find out what we’re really about!!
May 11th, 20100
Our bras are designed to fit you perfectly and give you the support you need. It is important however, that you take care of your underwear, swimwear and clothing so that it will look after you and stand the test of time so that you can enjoy wearing it for as long as possible. Here’s a guide to help you take care of what you wear;
Underwired bras and bikinis
All bras and bikinis with underwires should be hand washed, as washing machines can damage the wires or cause them to come out of the garment completely. This could make the garment unwearable and wires in washing machines can cause lots of damage too.
Wires can also be damaged by direct heat such as radiators/tumble dryers, so we recommend that you dry your garments away from these sources of heat.
Delicate fabrics like lace, silk, elastic or embroidered fabrics should be washed by hand in cool water as hot water or a machine wash could harm the delicate nature of these fabrics. The colour of your garments will also remain more resilient against fading, or greying for whites, when washed in cool water.
Prolonged exposure to chlorine, perspiration and sun tan lotion can all affect the longevity of your swimwear. In order to keep your garments in tip top shape always rinse with cool water straight after use. We also recommend that fabric conditioner is not used when washing these items as it can break down Lycra and cause your swimwear to loose its shape and so, its support.
Each garment will come with its own specific care label, the instructions should always be followed to ensure that your clothes are kept in their best condition possible.
We guarantee our lingerie, clothing, nightwear and swimwear for 6 months, so long as the proper care instructions are followed.
May 7th, 20100
She was one of the style icons of the 50’s, a successful actress who went on to be a Princess, the stuff of dreams (or of a Hollywood script). But Grace Kelly remained grounded despite her fame and will be remembered as one of the darlings of the 1950’s. Her impeccable dress sense will long be admired by women everywhere and as we consistently revisit the 50’s for style inspiration we know we can rely on Kelly to remind us how to dress with style.
How to get the Grace Kelly look;
- Keep things understated with not a drop of bling in sight, this look is classy not flashy.
- Embrace your curves with hour glass silhouettes and high waist skirts and trousers. The classic A-line shape will also help to balance a top heavy figure. Get the look with our classic floral dress, spot print dress or striped cotton dress, perfect for summer parties.
- Cropped trousers and chinos are making a come back, wear yours the Grace way with an oversized shirt tucked in and a pair of espadrilles for easy summer days.
- Be careful with your colour choices and when wearing a bold colour ensure it’s the centre piece and not a mismatch of other colours and prints. This 50’s icon would probably stay well away from this season’s graphic print dresses but might wear the trend as a silk scarf instead for a more subtle adaptation of the trend.
- And finally, a pair of great sunglasses for ultimate Hollywood Glamour, just add a smattering of red lipstick and you’re good to go!
Grace Kelly’s classic looks and amazing wardrobe are now being celebrated in an exhibition at the V&A museum London. The exhibition is on now until the 26th September go to www.vam.ac.uk for more details.