August 20th, 2015
How to rock a classic black swim set inspired by the celebs…
If you’re after a celeb inspired look this summer but still want all the comfort and fit you need for your boobs whilst on the beach, then we at Bravissimo HQ have the answer. We’ve been checking out what swimwear celebrities are sporting on their holidays and have matched your preferred celeb style to the perfect Bravissimo swim set so you can get your celeb look with confidence.
Be sure to pack some totally awesome shades and a big diva hat to truly get the celeb vibes this summer.
We absolutely adore Swifty and who doesn’t love a dotty print. Our super stylish swimsuit Catalina is a great all year round swimsuit – perfect for those lazy days at the spa or lounging around on the beach. All you need now is to track down Calvin Harris…
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One of the original super models rocks a truly classic style and looks amazing! Our Milano range is an essential on any vacation or staycation and has been designed with your feedback in mind.
With classic and stylish gold trim effects against the black top and bottoms this set will not only keep you supported and confident but add a touch of glamour and elegance for ultimate holiday confidence.
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Diva or not Mariah knows how to rock any style, from the most outrageous one to the old classics. Our Deco Swim Plunge Bikini (FW151) is a perfect match with the cute bow detailing and plunging neckline. This style is perfect for those looking for a moulded style with boob boosting uplift and smooth lines. You can even mix and match the black Deco with the pink Deco for even more options and ultimate confidence on the beach.
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Now in the Sale! This fabulous Aztec inspired print bikini Top is still available in D – E cup and is now only £27! The halterneck straps, with lightly padded cups and matching rouched bottoms make this a great set for fantastic uplift and support. Now all you need is a big white diva hat to complete the Scherzinger look.
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August 18th, 2015
Before you even start thinking about buying your swim set (we have some fantastic styles for you this summer but we will come back to this!), the choice of where to spend your precious holiday has to be made. You might want to jet off to somewhere hot and with guaranteed sunshine or you might be thinking about a staycation, visiting one of the most beautiful beaches that we have here in the UK.
So where do you start? Here at Bravissimo we’ve looked at the most beautiful beaches from around the world, whether you’re looking to relax or something more energetic. Here are a few favourites.
One of the most beautiful beaches in the world is Waikiki, Honolulu in Hawaii. With a near perfect climate the beach is great for sunbathing and also renowned for fantastic surfing. Check out our Hawaiian inspired bikini Waikiki & Honolulu styles – named after the beautiful beaches.
A bit nearer than Hawaii is Portugal which has some amazing beaches. Try Praia da Falesia, one of the longest beaches in Portugal, which you will find located between Vilamoura and Albufeira. The location is stunning beneath the orange/red cliffs – perfect for peace and quiet! Make sure you stand out in our Cape Verde bikini!
Nearer still is St Ives in Cornwall. No flight needed for this one but still an absolutely stunning location in one of the trendiest seaside towns in the UK. Foodies can check out the award winning seafood restaurant, Porthminster Beach Café, after a day of sunbathing, or there’s water sports for the more active. Look fantastic whether relaxing or bathing in our Aqua coloured Portofino swimsuit.
For traditional seaside fun Filey beach in North Yorkshire is hard to beat.
With its historical promenade and beautiful beach huts there’s plenty of choice for relaxing and if you fancy a change, rock pooling is a popular activity. Stun them in Filey this summer with our flattering Minnie swimsuit.
We’ve given you a few different ideas but, of course, what you really need is the best fitting swimwear so that you can enjoy your beach holiday to the full. Whether you choose a halter neck for great uplift and super shape or are looking for a balconette or bandeau style to give you a bit more coverage we have lots of great bikinis to choose from. Prefer a swimsuit?We have plenty of those too.
Let us know how you match your beach destination with your choice of one of our stunning styles in the comments!
August 10th, 2015
We all look forward all to a well-deserved break and chill out and many will spend all year focused on those precious days in the sun!
You have chosen and bought your beautiful new holiday swimwear and this is one of the best bits about going away. If you haven’t found your perfect swim set yet we’ve just had some new styles arrive.
Next you need to think about what happens when you get your lovely self to the beach. When you step out into the sand on that first day we know you will be feeling good, but we also want to be sure that our customers stay safe from the sun.
Whether you’re hitting a beautiful beach in the Med or one of our lovely beaches in the UK, the sun can be just as strong. The last thing you want to happen is to get sunburnt so here are a few simple beach tips to make sure this doesn’t happen.
- Use a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15 and a UVA filter of five stars
- Make sure your sun cream is not past its expiry date – most have a shelf life of just 2-3 years
- Apply regularly (at least every 2 hours) and after you swim
- Try and stay out of the sun between 11am and 3pm
- Protect your eyes with sunglasses and a wide brimmed hat (this will help keep the sun off your face and hair too)
And don’t forget your hair needs extra care when on the beach. An simple updo (clip or a bun) or cover up (hat or scarf) is ideal; this way the sun can’t reach the ends of your hair, which are older and will be quicker to dry out. Extra conditioning will help keep the moisture in your hair and if you for added UV protection you can use a sunscreen diluted with water before you swim or sunbathe.
Follow these beach tips and have a beautiful and safe holiday this summer and if you are getting away on a last minute break check out our Summer swimwear sale and grab a bargain!
July 27th, 2015
If you are expecting a little bundle of joy over the next few months, you may have been amazed and mildly alarmed at all the changes your body goes through. Swollen ankles, weird cravings and aversions to food, hair and skin changes, dropping off to sleep at the drop of a hat and needing the loo lots, are just some of the things to expect. But one of the first symptoms you may experience is your boobs getting bigger. It may seem unlikely that they will get any bigger once you have had the baby, but oh, they will!
For this reason it’s advised to leave buying your nursing bra as near as possible to the end of your pregnancy. Your breast size can increase by one to two cup sizes once your milk supply has kicked in and your boobs may get bigger if you have chosen to breastfeed, you may also need extra room for breast pads.
At Bravissimo when you are fitted for a nursing bra, we will take on board all of the above to try and find the best possible size for you.
You may find that your nursing bra gives you a different shape to your normal bra, this is because nursing bras are soft cup bras. We don’t use wires, as wires don’t give the flexibility we need when nursing, they can also dig in and damage the breast tissue and can even cause mastitis. So here is our nursing bra guide to help you through the final stages of pregnancy.
Nursing Bra Guide
- It should be soft, supportive with full cups and no wires
- You should be able to release the cup with one hand
- There should be plenty of room for baby to feed
- It should have room for growth, as your boobs can fluctuate throughout the day
- It should be good quality and wash well
Here are some examples of the nursing bras Bravissimo offers:
The Sophie Nursing Bra by Panache is such a pretty lace bra available in candy/pink or black. The cups are lined with jersey so they are extra soft, and
the straps have soft plush padding on some sizes for added comfort. The cups drop down for ease when breast-feeding. This bra offers comfort and a great shape along with a pretty lace design.
The Charlotte Nursing Bra by Royce comes in nude, white and black.
It’s a soft full cup, which offers you more support. The cups are drop down for easy feeding. It will give you comfort and confidence after your baby is born and beyond.
The Sadie Nursing Bra by Royce is a great nursing bra. You tell us it gives a nice shape and is so soft, meaning it’s extremely comfortable. It is designed with silver fibres, which means it protects against odour, it’s anti bacterial and it regulates temperature. It is also available with three hooks for some sizes, which will provide you with extra support if you need it.
If you love the feel and fit of the Sadie Nursing Bra, then you will really love the Ava Nursing Bra by Royce. Brand new to Bravissimo, this bra has drop down cups for practicality when nursing. It is a soft cup bra and is available in this simple cream dot design with black lace edging. It is available up to a K cup and also comes with 3 hooks for larger sizes. We think this style offers you the same great shape of the Sadie, along with super support and that all day comfort.
We hope you have found a nursing bra for you. For fitting advice, please ring one of our telephone fitters on 01926 459 859 or pop into one of our stores.
However many weeks you are, we wish you all the best for the rest of your pregnancy from all here at Bravissimo x
Want to learn more about nursing bras? Visit our nursing bra FAQ page.