Posts Tagged ‘swimwear’

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!

Throwing a street party this year?

Earlier this month, the Eden Project promoted the ‘Big Lunch’, this government backed initiative is to encourage people that live in the same neighbourhood to get together and enjoy

Get together with friends for a Street Party

Get together with friends for a Street Party

home-made food together. Over 700,000 people took part last year so why not get involved and organise a street party in your neighbourhood? You probably already vaguely know the people that live on your street, but why not get to know them better and put together an event that could bring your neighbourhood closer together?
We think this is a great excuse for a party and an opportunity to build a stronger bond between families that live in your area. As adults, we tend to make our friends and stick with them and don’t socialise as much as we did when we were younger. So bring the children along, plan your event and get to know your neighbours better over great home-made food, you never know there might be some great cooks on your street, which is always good to know!

Here are some ideas to help you to plan your own party;

  • Get each household to bring a dish from a different country, that way you get to try different dishes as well as experimenting with your own cooking skills.
  • Have a street BBQ, this may require more than one BBQ but the relaxed atmosphere of a BBQ especially when the weather is good can’t be beaten!
  • Go for a picnic, if your street is a less than desirable place to eat or if you’re getting together with a few people on different streets or live in flats, then why not take a picnic to your local park? There will be plenty of room for everyone and you won’t get in the way of those who didn’t want to join the party.
  • Have a tea party, if making enough food to feed a whole street just sounds like too much hard work then go for a tea party instead. So long as there is plenty of tea, enough milk and something sweet to nibble on, everyone should be happy.

Visit www.thebiglunch.com for more details and ideas of how to get your own street party started.

Perfect picnic food

We Brits love a picnic and whether you go for haute cuisine or a simple French baguette and cheese, there’s nothing like enjoying the great outdoors with some yummy food and a flask

of tea of course! So here are some ideas to make a perfect picnic;

  • Make it a home-made picnic, sandwiches and salads are much cheaper and often healthier when made at home. A little bit of effort goes a long way when it comes to food so make
    Have a picnic...

    Have a picnic...

    sure you have enough time to prepare your dishes and do some preparation the evening before if you plan on leaving early the next day.

  • If it’s an impromptu picnic, get the basics; bread, cheese, ham, salad and get stuck in with your fingers!
  • Try making wraps instead of sandwiches, it’s much more fun! Carrot and cucumber batons with hummus are also a healthier option than breadsticks.
  • Use leftovers, made too much pasta again for dinner? Then use what’s left to make a pasta salad, just add some pesto, ham, olives and serve with rocket for a full flavour dish.
  • Take something sweet to complete the feast make sure you have something to satisfy your sweet cravings. Cakes, scones and strawberries with cream will round off a very British day out nicely.
  • Don’t forget the props, the food is sorted but it’s the blanket, chairs, plates, games to keep the kids entertained and extras that will make your picnic more comfortable and enjoyable!

Happy picnicking!

Fun, flirty and floral

Fun Florals

Fun Florals

Have some fun on the beach this summer with our funky floral bikinis, in an array of different styles and shapes we’re sure you’ll find the perfect fit! The India bikini in white with shimmering silver details that catch the sun will look great with a tan and add a little glamour to your beach wear. The ruched sides make this a very clever bikini too as it allows you to adjust the fullness of the cups, plus choose from tie side or ruched briefs according to your preference.

The contrasting colours of the Flirty Floral bikini are sure to get you noticed, that’s if the boob boosting effect of this gorgeous bikini/tankini set doesn’t! Tankinis are a great alternative for those of you that like to feel more covered up on the beach and are conscious of the tummy area. However, this style is grown up and will give you just as much of a boob boost as the bikini version! If you like the sound of that then you might also like the Fabulous Fuschia bikini/tankini too! This particular style goes up to a K cup so no matter what your size, you can feel supported and uplifted in this hot pink set! For the ultimate in bo-ho chic this summer why not try the Paisley bikini, this gorgeous print is soft and feminine but ensures great support all day long. With double string, ruffle and low centre front detailing this bikini has more than enough features to get you noticed. The soft colours and subtle print also suits most skin tones. Cover up with our Halterneck Beach Dress and add some bohemian inspired jewellery to take this bikini from beach to pool side lunch or drinks in no time!

You can’t beat a great fitting, boob boosting bikini for ultimate pool side confidence!

Fun swimwear

Fashionable Swimwear

Fashionable Swimwear

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?!

New high summer collection is here!

High Summer Collection

High Summer Collection

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.

Zebra print maxi dress

Zebra Print Maxi Dress

Zebra Print Maxi Dress

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?

Sex and a different city

SATC2

SATC2

(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.