October 26th, 2015
Halloween is coming up and we all love to get into the spirit of the celebration, but if you feel you might be past dressing up as a pumpkin and you are looking for something altogether more dramatic and sexy, look no further. We have selected some Halloween inspired lingerie, whether you are having a quiet night in or you are partying the night away, treat yourself this Halloween.
We know how much you love the Satine shape, so now you can have that great shape in a Basque. The Satine Nouveau Basque by Bravissimo, is no ordinary Basque, it has fully adjustable multi-way shoulder straps that can be worn three ways. This Basque is available in this glamorous art nouveau black print. It is underwired and lightly padded and will give you a smooth silhouette under clothes. It also has detachable suspenders and is available with briefs or a thong. If you are going to a fancy dress party, you could even wear it as outerwear (Madonna style) throw on a long skirt, cape and heels and you are all ready for your spooky night out.
The Lola Luxe Basque by Bravissimo is pure luxury and it’s incredibly sexy. This is an underwired style with embroidered lace and central bow. It will give amazing shape and it’s comfortable too. It comes with fully adjustable detachable suspenders, and you can buy the matching Lola Luxe Briefs or Lola Luxe Thong. We have had fantastic reviews about this Basque. You say ‘it’s absolutely stunning, so comfortable and sexy ‘ ‘such a great shape, makes me feel amazing’ and ‘I recommend this Basque to every woman’ The Lola Luxe Basque is a real investment and will become a loved piece for every occasion, not just Halloween. It’s also available in ivory and scarlet.
This sensational Basque is a new style and we are very excited to bring it to you.
The Garbo Basque by Bravissimo, comes in blue with black scalloped detailing on the cups and the body of the Basque, which adds to the drama of this style and makes it ultra flattering. It will give you a sexy shape, but still offer you great support and comfort. It is available up to a K cup and comes with matching briefs or the Garbo Thong. This Basque will provide plenty of thrills for Halloween or any other special occasion.
Tips for Putting on a Basque
Basques can be a little tricky to get on, if you do not have help to hand, but if not we find that some ladies benefit from doing a few hooks up at the front first (or all if easier) and then gently and slowly twisting this around to ensure that the wiring is not pulled out of shape. You may need to alter your size slightly and adjust the cup size to get the best fit for both your boobs and your body, if this is too firm in the body section.
We hope you have enjoyed our spooky selection. Please leave your comments as we love to hear from you.
October 23rd, 2015
At Bravissimo we know that lingerie basics are important to get right. So at the heart of every great autumn wardrobe we understand that you need a great lingerie set to top it off. Clothes will fit your body correctly with the right underwear, so take a peek inside your lingerie drawer and see if it needs a few new additions! If you can’t resist then browse our lingerie collections to view our beautiful new styles – they offer support and comfort and are absolutely gorgeous!
We know you lovely girls are big fans of the Elodie Bra by Fantasie for its fit and support. It now comes in this stunning new cobalt blue colourway which is perfect for autumn/winter. The Elodie is an underwired balconette with a clever side sling which will pull you in at the sides and push your boobs forward. You have also told us that the Elodie is super comfortable and delivers fantastic shape so we hope you will love this new shade.
The Koko Belle by Cleo in poppy red will be a great addition to your lingerie drawer. The red is vibrant and will brighten up any dull day. This style offers an underwired moulded plunge which is perfect for deep-v necklines, best suited for tops that show a bit cleavage. Because of the smooth cups, it will insure a smooth silhouette in most clothes.
Floral prints are a lovely way to add interest to your lingerie collection and the
Afterglow Bra by Freya definitely won’t disappoint. A pretty black bra with bright florals to add a pop of colour, this underwired moulded cup is great for wearing under tighter fitting clothes. The open neckline is also great for wide scoop necks and V-necks. This style is available with ultra cute shorts or Brazilian briefs.
The Sophia Bra by Bravissimo is an underwired half-cup style which will give you fabulous upfront shape. For sizes GG-HH it comes with three hooks for extra support. It is available in this season’s on-trend purple, with a black lace overlay which adds opulence to this style. For a special occasion you could add the Sophia Suspender – but why save it for best? Add a bit of glamour to your everyday with Sophia – also available are matching briefs and thong.
What do you think of our new styles? Which style is your favorite? Please let us know your thoughts.
October 21st, 2015
Being pregnant and having a baby can be one of the most exciting times of a womans life. The miracle of a new life never ceases to amaze and delight us all, but there is always plenty to think about, whether it’s your first baby or you’ve been there and got the t-shirt many times before. When your beautiful baby has arrived, you have to navigate your way through sleepless nights, a million nappy changes with military precision every time you leave the house.
One thing you shouldn’t worry about if you choose to breastfeed is the act itself and a good nursing bra can make all the difference when you are feeding your baby. If you or someone close to you is at the stage where it’s time to think ‘nursing bras’, we can help you find the right one.
The Ava Nursing Bra by Royce is based on the Sadie, an already popular nursing bra. The Ava is a gorgeous soft cup bra with drop down cups for easy feeding. Don’t worry about support, our nursing bras have fuller cups that will provide you with all of the support you will need. The Ava comes in a cream or black with a small dot pattern and lace trim. It is available up to a K cup and it comes with three hooks in some larger sizes for extra support.
The Sophie Nursing Bra by Panache ticks all the boxes, when it comes to nursing bras. It’s really pretty and offers comfort plus support. The soft cup comes in black or candy pink with delicate lace embellishment. The cups drop down to provide ease when breastfeeding. To make this bra even more comfortable the cups have been lined with jersey and in some sizes it comes with plush padding on the shoulders.
The Charlotte Nursing Bra by Royce is a supportive and comfortable bra. This bra comes in nude, white and black (black is available up to a L cup) It also offers three hooks in some larger sizes to provide extra support.
The soft cup bra has drop down cups to make your life easier when breastfeeding – a great everyday bra for you when nursing!
Nursing Bra Advice
Boobs can increase in size when your milk supply comes in so hold off from buying your nursing bra until your baby has been born.
If that’s not possible, leave buying your nursing bra until near your due date and we can make sure you choose a bra which allows room for growth and breast pads.
Whilst breastfeeding we suggest soft cup bras, as they provide more flexibility as your boobs fluctuate throughout the day due to breastfeeding.
Wires can also affect delicate breast tissue and can even increase the risk of mastitis, so a soft cup bra is best.
Are you looking for the perfect nursing bra? Our customer service team are happy to help and advise you in finding the right bra. Contact us on 01926 459859.
If you have any thoughts about this blog – we’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.
October 1st, 2015
We know you’ve been desperate to get your hands on another one of Katie’s delicious recipes so this week we’re bringing you her Cranberry, Pecan and Chocolate Cookie recipe.
This is a favourite of Katie’s recipes at Brav Towers – the chewy coconut and syrupy goodness combined with the rich jewel colours and tartness of the cranberries make this a delicious afternoon treat (or mid morning, or late night…)
- 225g oats
- 75g desiccated coconut
- 225g plain flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 350g light brown sugar, packed
- 250g unsalted butter
- 125 ml maple syrup
- 2 tbsp golden syrup
- 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 60ml boiling water
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 100g pecans
- 100g dried cranberries
- 100g chocolate chips-milk or dark
- Preheat oven to 150 degrees c, 300F, Gas mark 2 , and line two baking sheets.
- Combine oats, coconut, flour, salt, cinnamon and brown sugar in a large bowl and stir to combine. Combine butter, maple syrup and golden syrup in a saucepan. Heat over medium heat until butter melts, stirring, then remove from the heat.
- Mix the bicarbonate of soda with the boiling water, then stir this into the butter and syrup mixture along with the pecans, cranberries and vanilla extract. Mix the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients, and then stir in the chocolate chips.
- Take golf ball sized lumps of the mixture, and lightly roll into balls. Place on baking sheet, and flatten slightly, leaving a 5cm gap between then cookies.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes.
- Allow to cool on the sheets for 5 minutes, and then transfer with a fish slice to a wire rack.
Yield: 20 cookies
Maddie offers a great moulded balconette – giving a great support and lovely rounded shape, for those of you who like to have a moulded cup.
Marcie is fun and flirty, a great balconette for every day and finished with cute animal print bows.