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Melody Full Cup Bra by Panache

Melody Full Cup Bra by Panache


The fashion industry had a very hard task this week. They had to carry on with the catwalk shows of New York Fashion Week and the business of fashion – which can seem frivolous at the best of times – whilst the city is remembering 9/11 and marking the 10 year anniversary of those lost. A very sad day, but the shows went on.

Victoria Beckham’s was one of the shows that took place, she has had an extra busy time of late, only just having had baby Harper, who accompanied her (of course) but she still managed to produce an accomplished collection for spring/summer 2012. Short shift dresses featured and body con fitted dresses that finish mid calf with cut away vest tops, racer backs and exposed zips. She showed parkers and voluminous kimono jackets in heavy silk satins. The collection is simple, chic with more than a look of sportswear about it.

Alexander Wang’s spring/summer collection also was inspired by sportswear, although he took his inspiration from tougher sports like Motorcross. Wang used high shine, waterproof fabrics, and leather. He also showcased the exposed zip and used chevron and monochrome prints. Peter Som’s catwalk show featured 1960s inspired tiny shorts, mini dresses and short shirt dresses. All in neons and acids brights, like citrus yellow, turquoise and bright corals. We also saw him use clashing sixties prints.

So what does all this mean in terms of lingerie for next spring/summer? Well, we can expect to be a bit more adventurous with colour, we will be seeing more neon brights and electric colours like our Melody Full Cup Bra by Panache in electric blue. We may see more large, sixties inspired floral prints, moving away from the small ditsy print of this year. There will definitely be a move towards a sportier look for bras. We are not talking about sports bras here, there will be a different sportier shape, but using gorgeous vibrant colours and prints in silky fabrics to keep that feminine look.

Introducing The Bravissimo Autumn Collection…

Nieve Bra by Freya

Nieve Bra by Freya

We cannot contain ourselves here at the Bravissimo office, most people are feeling pretty glum at this time of year as summer draws to a close, but there is a silver lining to the grey clouds that are forming. Bravissimo’s new collection is hitting our stores and there is nothing more likely to put a smile on a girl’s face, then getting your mitts on something new and gorgeous. Our loyal Bravissimo fans will not be disappointed, as we have added to our sensational sets range with some brand new styles and colours for autumn.

They are all available online, or if you prefer personal service in the form of a free bra fitting, then visit a store near you and speak to one of our experts. What better way to chase away those dark clouds, than browsing our new collection?

The Boudoir Beau Bra by Bravissimo is a very popular style with our Bravissimo ladies, as it is very comfortable, gives incredible shape and is very sexy. The combination of the opaque cup and see through lace is what gives this bra oodles of sex appeal and it is finished of with a frilly lace bow. It is an underwired balconette and available in G-K cup sizes, and there is additional lining for further support. This set now comes in the new rich shade of red/graphite, which is perfect for those cosy autumn nights. The matching thong and shorts are equally stunning, you won’t be able to choose between them.

The Nieve Bra by Freya is an absolutely gorgeous set, and totally on trend. It is available in this lovely ditsy floral print, in sapphire, with black lace trim. It has a 1940s inspired look, which translates through to the fuller cup. This bra has been designed using the same shape as the Lucy Bra from earlier in the year. Again, it is available with a matching thong or super cute shorts.

We have mentioned the wonderful Bubbles Bra by Bravissimo previously, as it is an old Bravissimo favourite, this bra continues to receive great reviews as it is soft, really comfortable and creates a lovely rounded shape and offers great support. It now comes in this gorgeously rich and vibrant colourway of black/boysenberry. And don’t forget the lovely comfortable shorts and thong, that are available to buy with this bra. This is a really contemporary and stylish set and will be a must for your lingerie drawer this autumn.

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Ponti Zip Back Dress by Pepperberry

Ponti Zip Back Dress by Pepperberry


The kids are going back to school and this signals the end of the holidays and knuckling down to work. The summer has been, well, sunny at times, it has bucketed down on some days and has been a bit chilly on others, a little more than we would expect. So now the knitwear and coats that are appearing in the shops don’t look so out of place at all. And there is something quite exciting and optimistic about the new collections and welcoming in a brand new season.

Having packed away your thong sandals, maxi dresses, and the last bits of your summer wardrobe, you may now be panicking about what you are going to wear to work, but help is at hand in the way of Pepperberry. Our new autumn collection has some lovely pieces that will help you ease back into work with effortless style.

Everyone needs a Classic Blazer in their wardrobe and this one from Pepperberry could form the basis of your autumn and winter wardrobe, it is so wearable. It will look great with everything you already have and any new Pepperberry pieces you are thinking of buying. It is one-buttoned, which is very flattering for bigger boobs and has a nipped in waist, It also has a slight sheen which will make it great for an impromptu after work drink.

The Drawcord Jersey Dress is already proving to be a favourite with our Bravissimo ladies. It comes in rose and chocolate marl and is a very versatile dress. It will look fabulous with tan boots and a tan bag and can be transformed with accessories like our gorgeous Pleat Scarf in pink. This dress is super flattering, because it fits under the boobs at the narrowest part and the added drawcord at each side can be adjusted, so it fits perfectly. It is recommended that a plunge bra is worn with this dress and if it proves a bit low for the office, a cami in a contrasting colour, like pink with the chocolate dress, or if you opt for the dress in rose, try a chocolate cami underneath.

The Ponti Zip Back Dress is a perfect work dress, it is in a heavy stretch fabric and has a contrast lining and exposed zip, which is a feature that will be seen in this autumn/winter collections. It has scoop pockets, that will enhance those real curves and it is available in aubergine.

With these few items and some of your clothes from last autumn, you can make a start on building your work capsule wardrobe. Don’t forget you don’t need to buy loads, just a few well chosen pieces that you can mix and match. And we will be highlighting some other “must buy pieces” from Pepperberry in future blogs, so keep reading ladies and enjoy those first days back at work.

SWITCH ON THE GLAMOUR

Pepperberry's Platinum Shift Dress

Pepperberry's Platinum Shift Dress

So you’ve gone and done it. That glamorous event is fast approaching and you have left the frock buying right to the last minute. You promised yourself you would be extra organised and sort an outfit out, but life got in the way and the special night out that you have been looking forward to is this coming weekend. Whoops!

You may be going to a wedding reception, or have tickets to the theatre, or you may be meeting the girls for cocktails and canapés followed by a meal at a top restaurant. Whether it’s a very special birthday, or a friend’s wedding, it will be glamorous and swanky and everyone will be dressed in their finery.

Bravissimo are here to hold your hand and point you in the right direction, look no further than Pepperberry, Bravissimo’s own clothing range. If you have worn your old faithful Pepperberry dress at previous weddings and birthdays, we have some stunning new dresses in this week, that are bang on trend and will be perfect for August and September, but will also be great for Christmas parties later in the year.

The Platinum Shift Dress, is an absolutely sensational dress and is following the bodycon trend that originated from the designer Herve Leger, who has been designing these dresses since the eighties. Later the trend was reinvented by Victoria Beckham in her first collection. This dress by Pepperberry is very flattering and will hug your curves, it is structured, which is always a better option for bigger boobs. The dress is fully lined in contrasting purple and it is available in platinum satin. It has capped sleeves and an aubergine skinny belt that is detachable. For a dramatic look you could accessorise it with purple heels, clutch bag and wrap.

The Rose Print Prom Dress, is a cutie of a dress, it takes its inspiration from the 1950s. The bodice of the dress is in jewel-like purple and the skirt is a lovely rose print with a net underskirt for that great fifties look. The waist is defined by a large purple bow, which is reversible and there are hidden tabs under the straps to keep your bra in place too. You could accessorise with black satin heels, a short satin tuxedo bolero, and a teal clutch.

There are plenty more utterly gorgeous, sexy and chic dresses in our NEW IN section online or available in our stores. So whatever your posh event this bank holiday weekend, don’t miss out, and switch on the glamour with Pepperberry.

top of the morning

Jersey Chiffon Trim Top

Jersey Chiffon Trim Top

Oh the trials and tribulations of us girls with big boobs. We have all been there, when out shopping for clothes. What should be an enjoyable experience, can turn into a steam coming out of ears, fighting with tops, struggling with buttons & zips nightmare. You know the scenario, you go home exhausted, empty handed and frustrated. Estimations suggest that 4000 British women every year may turn to extreme measures like breast reduction, because they are so unhappy with their boobs, but we know here at Bravissimo, step one is finding the correct fitting bra. This can solve the physical problems like back pain associated with big boobs and the right bra will also make clothes look a whole lot better on. Step two is finding those clothes that flatter and hug those curves, that aren’t tarty or shapeless, that will immediately help increase confidence.

So when you go on your next shopping trip, make a visit to Bravissimo a top priority, it will cut out a lot of unnecessary leg work. For those of you that don’t know, Pepperberry is a range of clothes designed especially for us, taking into consideration all of the common problems that us ladies encounter when buying clothes. You will be able to say goodbye to stretched fabric, buttons straining and gaping, tops riding up and ending up too short in the body. Our clothes are designed in standard sizes, but the clever bit is, you can buy them in Curvy, Really Curvy and Super Curvy, so there is a size to fit everyone. As we know all too well, that even if you have the same bra size as your best friend, your boobs are different shapes, so a Really Curvy may fit you and your friend may be a Super Curvy.

For a preview of what we have to offer in our autumn range from Pepperberry, have a look at some gorgeous new tops we have selected for you.

The Floral Twist Front Blouse is a pretty, casual top, it has a deep V neckline that will divide your boobs beautifully, and a V- neck will also give the impression of lengthening your torso. This top has a twisted detail at the front, which is very flattering and the print is a cute ditsy floral.
The Jersey Chiffon Trim Top, is not too low-cut but still incredibly sexy, (think less is more with this top) It has a slight sheen which makes it a perfect going out top, it is made of jersey and has a gorgeous ruching detail and chiffon trim around the neckline, and it is available in black.
The Ruched Jersey Top is pretty similar to the top above, but a more daywear option, it is available in grey marl, which is great for this autumn/winter, it is perfect for you sporty girls, but is still on trend. It has long sleeves and a panel of ruching at the front and is very roomy and super comfortable for your boobs.

Check out all of Pepperberry’s autumn range on the website…

Seven Wonders Of The Week: Part Three

Ariza bra by Panache

Ariza bra by Panache

Here comes the weekend, and we’ve got that Friday feeling! If you are at work, you will no doubt be watching the clock and planning your outfit for this evening. If you’re a mum of young children, you will probably be looking forward to putting your feet up tonight and dreaming of your well deserved Saturday lie in.

Whatever you have planned this weekend, whether it’s a glamorous night out at a top restaurant, a tour around a crumbling old country house, braving the crowds whilst shopping with the kids, or having a totally relaxing time with lots of r&r and pampering, you must not forget to finish off the week by wearing some gorgeous new lingerie from Bravissimo’s collection. No matter what you will be doing, wearing one of our sensational sets will make you feel just a wee bit more special.

Saturday’s set is the Ariza Bra by Panache, it is a fantastic day-to-night bra, as it is both pretty and sexy. It is decorated with lovely floral embroidery and is an underwired balconette, this bra has received rave reviews and our ladies have said that it gives great shape and lift whilst still being incredibly supportive. It comes in poppy red, white, black, peach, blush and midnight blue, (which is selling fast in the sale). It is available with matching briefs or if you would prefer, we also do the Ariza thong.

Sunday’s set is the Porcelain Plunge Bra by Panache in white or black. This is a fantastic everyday bra, a gorgeous moulded plunge, with underwiring. It is a fantastic cleavage enhancing bra and it is ideal to wear with close fitting clothes, as it won’t show through. There are matching shorts and thong also available.

Enjoy your weekend ladies, and keep checking the website for more stunning new styles.

DRESSED TO THRILL

The Tiered Frill Dress in coral

The Tiered Frill Dress in coral

“Going anywhere nice this weekend?” That’s the familiar line that we hear when we visit the hairdressers. Sometimes we get the opportunity to answer with a resounding “Yes, actually I am going to a show/wedding/summer ball/opera in the park” or any other event that requires a posher frock than usual. If you are attending some swanky soiree and you want to look as glamorous as an A-list celebrity without making a dent in your purse, then there is a way. Pepperberry still have some dresses in the sale that would turn a few heads.

In past blogs, we have mentioned that coral is still a big colour this and next season, well Pepperberry have two very stylish dresses in coral, the first is the Tiered Frill Dress, this is a gorgeous floaty and feminine dress in chiffon, it has a dip dyed effect, so the colour is deeper on the tiered ruffles than on the bodice. This dress puts you in mind of a wonderful sunset and it would be a great choice if dancing is part of your evening. It’s perfect for a wedding and would look spot on accessorised with a nude satin jacket and sky high nude heels.

The Coral Diamanté Shift Dress is just a WOW dress. It is in the body con Roland Mouret style that is so popular with the A-listers. The fabric is heavy satin and has added stretch, so it is extra figure hugging and comfortable too. The back features a sexy keyhole detail and there is also a lovely diamanté belt to finish off the look.

The Lace Overlay Dress is such a classic cocktail dress, it is so versatile, you will be taking this out of your wardrobe over and over again. Lace will always be fashionable, so you can’t go wrong with this one. It fits slightly small in the bust, so it would be a good idea to go up a size. Accessorise with a black satin tuxedo jacket and black satin heels, or you could introduce a bit of colour, how about fuchsia heels and fuchsia bolero jacket?

Absolute jaw dropping glamour and the best bit, the price. Have a great evening.

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.

That’s Progress

Wembley Stadium prepares for the boys!

Wembley Stadium prepares for the boys!


There has been much giddiness in the Bravissimo office lately. The biggest boy band in history are touring once again and the ladies who saw them first time around (when they were still at school), are seeing them again and are even more excited at the prospect, if that is at all possible. Every so often on Twitter or Facebook, someone will write “I am so excited, only X amount of hours and counting til Take That!” There is something about those boys that makes them universally loved. A couple of them in the past may have looked like they were going to damage their reputation, but they seem to bounce back monumentally. Maybe, apart from the brilliant music they keep churning out, it is their ‘down to earth’ nature. We all have the feeling, that if we were to bump into any of the Take That boys in a lift, they would be friendly, funny and lacking any ego (apart from Robbie), and obviously they are all just a tad handsome too.

Unbelievably, there are still some tickets available for the next three days at Wembley. If you have missed out on tickets and can go last minute, check out Take That’s official website. And for a few show-stopping tops to wear if you are going, check out Pepperberry, we have some gorgeous embellished and sparkly tops that will stand out in the crowds. The Shoulder Detail Top is a slinky cowl neck and comes in curvy/really curvy and really/super curvy. The lovely soft taupe which is very on trend, will look great with white jeans and nude heels. The Side Embellished Jersey Top in black, is a wrap-over style top in a figure hugging stretch fabric, it is a deep v, so a plunge bra will be necessary with this one. Wear with an indigo pair of skinny jeans and some rock chick black suede wedges and you are all set for your greatest day…

In praise of the Super fan

If you are a friend of Bravissimo on Facebook, you will have noticed that the Bravissimo Super Fans’ event took place in London the other night. Some of our past Super Fans got together and swapped their experiences of Bravissimo and what being a Super Fan meant for them personally. I know we may have mentioned it before (once or twice), but finding the right bra really can change your life and these girls a testament to that.

One fan had her fitting over the phone, at first she wasn’t too confident, however the fitter was knowledgable and helpful and talked her through signs that she should be looking for when trying on a bra. The Bravissimo parcel arrived and as soon as she tried on her new bra, she had her eureka moment.

Some Fans had been so unhappy with their boobs that they had even considered surgery, only to find that the right bra eliminates backache, corrects posture, which in turn improves the figure, knocking a few pounds off and creating a new feeling of self confidence as a consequence. All that from a bra, can’t be bad eh!

Another Super Fan was looking for some lingerie for her wedding but was not keen on the prospect of searching the high street for something supportive but dull, until she stepped into a Bravissimo store and was shown the Hestia Basque and couldn’t believe how sexy it was, whilst still offering great support and lift.

One of our other Super Fans was introduced to Bravissimo by a friend, after she had been complaining that there was nothing out there for bigger boobed ladies apart from granny bras, she literally could not believe her eyes when she actually saw how much choice Bravissimo offered and in so many gorgeous colours and fabulous styles.

We would like to thank our wonderful Super Fans and all our Bravissimo ladies for continuing to support us and being so passionate about our brand. We hope more and more of you will continue to spread the word, so women can get the very best advice in the future. And for anyone reading this that suspects they are wearing the wrong size, remember there is tons of information on our Perfect Fit Guide on the Bravissimo website, or you can pop into one of our stores or telephone us for advice on 01926 459 859.