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Freya Sundance Sweetheart Bikini

 Well, summer is here and our fabulous beaches beckon! How comfortable do you feel in your swimwear?  At Brava we can’t help noticing that most women focus on the parts of their bodies they don’t like, which are usually invisible to everybody else. Your body image is a reflection of how you perceive, think and feel about your body. This often has no bearing at all on your actual appearance. It is common for women to believe they are larger than they really are. It’s no secret that all women feel more ...


A bra for all occasions

by Maxine on August 17, 2013 in Bra Fitting

When you want to feel like a million dollars, the essential foundation for any fabulous outfit is well-fitted, supportive underwear. True for all women, but even more so for those of us blessed with D cup or above breasts. You want shape and support. You don’t want visible lines showing through your clothes, to be bulging out of your bra or to be racing home so you can whip your bra off! Have you ever bought an outfit at the last-minute and raced home to get ready only to discover that ...


A few seasons ago, the longline bra staged a magnificent comeback on the lingerie scene, dipping her pretty toes into the market with only a few styles that flew off the shelves faster than you could say “is it in my size?” The long line bra is now an on-trend fashion style that looks fabulous on most women. We’re thrilled that this style has been embraced by large cup lingerie brands in their current and future seasons – with some stunning ranges READ MORE >>

There is a big myth out there in the big, wide world that “DD cup is huge” which we previously blogged about here. Truth be told, D and DD cup sizes are very common and recent research has even concluded that DD cup is the new C cup. The phrase “DD cup” is enough to boggle the minds of some people, the result of years of inadequate sizing by bra manufacturers, and a lack of bra fitting education. For a long time, DD cup was the largest bra cup size ...


Do you remember shopping for your first bra? For most women, memories of their first bra shopping experience involve both anticipation and embarrassment. Puberty is tough on so many levels, and having to stand half-naked in a change room whilst someone hands you bras to try on can hit the top of the ‘most embarrassing experiences’ list. Many women cringe at their memory of the brightly-lit change room, the matronly shop assistant, and the confusing/boring bras on offer... remembering forever the colour and style of that first piece of lingerie they ever ...

Elomi Valentina

One of the many beauties of lingerie trends is that, like fashion, there is something to suit everybody. Following Part 1 of our sneak-peak at the latest lingerie trends for the 2013 Autumn/Winter season, read on for more of our tips on the best trends and most exciting styles. Do you like what you see? Tell us what you think by commenting below.

Pretty in Pink

Whether it’s scarlet, fuchsia, soft rose or lilac; pink is the fashion colour of 2013. Not to be undermined as ...


Fashion trends evolve with the seasons; introducing us to fresh inspiration from old favourites, new shades and textures, and exciting new themes and shapes. It’s an exciting time of year as the Autumn/Winter lingerie styles arrive in store, and our fitting team experience the new styles for the first time… we’re like kids in the candy store, oohing and aahing before choosing our favourites! But why should we have all the fun? So here’s the first part of your sneak-peak at the upcoming season of large cup lingerie, especially for you…

Sheer ...


Happy, confident woman on beach

There are two ways to change your body confidence: change how you look, or change how you feel about your looks. Let’s face it… although we’ve all thought about what we’d like to change about our appearance (nose job, weight loss, tummy tuck, liposuction, and the list goes on and on) the first option is not always the answer. Losing excess weight and gaining strength will always make you feel stronger and more energetic – which is great – but it may not give you the increase in body confidence you ...


Absolutely not! If you are wearing the right bra for your shape, then you should hardly be able to feel that you are wearing a bra.

It's time to break up with your bra if:

You feel like ripping it off as soon as you get home You always hike your bra straps up to give you more lift The wire digs into your breast tissue Throughout the day you need to squash your boobs back into the cup

Here’s the boring, factual bit:

Bras are worn to support breasts made up of connective tissue, mammary glands ...

Curvy Kate Smoothie Bra

Are you one of the thousands of women who have had a professional bra fitting only to discover your true cup size is larger than what you had been wearing for years? If so, you are not alone - this is very common in the bra fitting world, and is more often greeted by women with despair rather than glee.  Whilst mixed feelings are usually expected, we often hear outright denial…  “I can’t possibly be an F cup!” Research by the world’s leading lingerie brands has shown that DD cup is ...

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