I have always found it hard finding my bra size in high street shops, most of the stores in and around where I live simply don't stock my size. The only one shop which does stock my size doesn't have very many different styles of bras which appeal to me as they are all plain and boring. Most women who are big busted will probably have the same problem as me especially if they are bigger than a DD cup as most high street stores seem to stock every size up to a DD and don't do bigger cup sizes. The only way I can get nice bras is by shopping online at www. Bravissimo.com I had never heard of Bravissimo before until one of my work colleagues told me about it approximately 9 months or so ago. Basically Bravissimo is an online underwear retailer who cater for the larger busted women. But Bravissimo just don't sell underwear they also stock Swimwear, Nightwear and Clothing as well.
As soon as you enter the Bravissimo homepage
by simply typing www.Bravissimo.com into your browser
bar you are greeted by an orange and white coloured webpage which is clearly and neatly laid out and not too overcrowded with information and photos. There are a series of tabs which run across the top of the Bravissimo webpage which allow you to jump straight to a specific section of the website. Not all of the Bravissimo website is dedicated to bras, nightwear and clothing, there is also a very handy section entitled The Perfect Fit which contains loads of useful and helpful information about Bra sizes and finding your proper size. I found that the Are You Wearing The Wrong Sized Bra section particularly useful because it contains a few common problems associated with misfit ting bras and methods on how to
stop these problems as well as photo references. One of the most common problems which most women will have with a bra is the back of the bra riding up; this is caused by the weight of your boobs pulling the front of the bra down, one way to solve this problem is to go down a back size (if you wear a 32 go down to a 30).
The Bra Style Guide section of the website offers information on what types of Bra to wear with certain clothing. I found this section equally as useful as the Perfect Fit Section. Basically I thought that a bra is a bra and it doesn't matter what type of bra you wear with clothing as long it feels comfy and holds your boobs in place. If you are wearing a hater neck top or Dress I would normally just opt for a strapless bra ; but according to the website I should opt for a multi-way bra as it holds you up better. I should only really wear a strapless bra if I am wearing a strapless top or dress. Another section of the website which I found entertaining as well as useful was the Looking After Your Boobs section as this provides information and techniques on how o keep your boobs in tip top condition as well as exercises which help to tone up your boobs.
In the Lingerie section of the website (which is accessed by clicking on the Lingerie tab on the top of the home page
) You are presented with a few different options to choose from which are illustrated with photographs. Basically you choose the type of bra you would like to look at i.e. Sensational Sets, Everyday Essentials, Nursing Bras etc. Whatever option you choose you will be directed to the specific area of your choice where you can browse through different styles and colours of bras. The illustration photographs are very clear and show the different bra designs and styles very clearly. You can also choose wither you would like to view the bras etc by price ascending or descending. I normally just click on price ascending and view the cheapest underwear first. You can also choose to view up to 24,18,12 and 6 items per page. Underneath the photos which outline each of the different bra styles and colours there is an information box which outlines the name of the bra in question, what sizes it is available in, price and colour(s). As soon as you see a particular bra you like the look of simply click on it and you will be redirected to another webpage which tells you more about the product, what it is made of etc. If you decided this is the style you would like to order then you simply click on your size, select which colour you would like and you also have the additional option of ordering the matching thong, briefs and or boxers.
Again the swimwear section is clearly laid out and well presented just like the Lingerie section of the website. There are a few different swimwear styles and colours to choose from such as Bikinis, Tankinis, Swimwear and Swimming
Co ordinates. What I found particularly useful about the swimwear area of the website was the fact that you chose your swimwear size depending on your cup size rather than your dress size. I am a size 10-12 although whenever I have bought new swimwear it has never fitted me properly because the top is too small, so I have ended up having to buy 2 separate bikinis one size10-12 for the bottoms and a size 16-18 for the top which cost a lot of money
and hassle on my behalf. So with Bravissimo I can easily
get the correct sized swimwear without having to worry about the sizing.
Nightwear / Clothing
Again both these sections of the website are really nicely laid out and well presented just like the underwear and swimwear areas of the site. In both the nightwear and clothing section you get the option to choose from a wide variety of different sizes from a size 8
right up to a size 18
on most items. Some clothing and nightwear items only cater up to a size 16. The best thing about ordering blouses and tips from the website is the fact that you can choose your dress size depending on your bust size. If you are really busty i.e. DD cup size or above and you wear a size 12
top then you would choose 12 super curvy. Each dress size has three different options to choose from which are as follows
If you are unsure of how curvy you are then there is a handy chart which advises you on which curvy size to choose from depending on your bust measurement in inches. (http://www.bravissimo.com/perfectfit/guide-to-clothing/clothing-size-guide .aspx)
Ordering items is simple and easy simply click on the items you wish to purchase whilst browsing through the site, when you have finished selecting your items click on my shopping
bag like you would do with any other website and proceed to checkout where you will have the option to sign into your account or register a new account with Bravissimo. Registering an account with them is probably the best as it saves all of your details including address and payment details so as you don't have to enter them every time you shop with the site.
However if you are new to the site and haven't purchased before all you need to do is enter your email address, select a password, enter your home delivery address and select your payment method and your account will be set up for you.
There are a few different payment options to choose from, you can either choose to pay by Visa, Master Card, Delta, Switch, Solo, Electron or Maestro. Bravissimo don't offer credit like most other online catalogues so you have to pay by credit or debit card
straight away. When you order your items your total will be added up and a charge of £3.50 for delivery will be added. You will usually receive your orders within 3-5 working days. I have ordered from the website on numerous occasions and I have never had to wait longer then 3 days for my items to arrive. The items always arrive in tip top condition and are always packaged properly so as the items don't get damaged in transit. On some occasioned I have often received my order within 2 working days rather than three so their delivery is really good, fast and efficient.
As I stated earlier in my review Bravissimo cater for the larger busted women. Bravissimo offer cup sizes ranging from a D cup right the way up to a L cup. They also offer a wide range of back sizes as well and these range from a 28 up to a 40 and all cup sizes are available. People like me who have a small back size and a large cup size would benefit most from ordering underwear from Bravissimo because there are a wide range of styles to choose from and a wide range of different designs. The best thing about the bras on the website is the fact that there are loads of pretty and sexy ones to choose from and not just your run of the mill plain white tee shirt
bra with no frills on it. The bras on the website are just amazing, sexy and stylish and there's sure to be a few which catch your eye.
There is only one problem which I have with the website and that is their prices as some of the underwear is really expensive. I have seen quite a lot of bras priced at £60 each and to get the matching briefs you need to fork out another £10-15. Apart from some of the items being highly priced there is nothing else bad I can say about the company, goods or website as all of my items have been delivered on time, I've had no problems with payment or the quality of the goods.
If you are a bigger busted lady then I highly recommend that you have a look at Bravissimo.com and see what they have to offer you wont be disappointed.
For more information on Bravissimo then visit the website which is www.bravissimo.com
Or call 01926 459 859
Head Office Address
PO Box 2622
Thanks for reading
:o) Lisa x