Well, well, well. Bravissimo just released some of their new summer styles, and I don’t want to say that they designed them JUST for me, or anything, but really, let’s look at the evidence:
I’ve been asking for a new colorway of Boudoir Beau ever since I fell in love with the green version, and here’s a sweet Raspberry.
A pretty new style with a delicate floral print and sheer/polka dot panels.
Notice a theme yet? Also, [insert customary approval of all things polka-dotted].
THIS IS BASICALLY MY FAVORITE EVER.
It seems like SOMEONE wants Sweets to buy all the dessert-themed bras ever and pair them with recipes. I see what you’re doing, Bravissimo. I’m onto you. I will not be seduced by your wily tricks.
Except I totally will. Cherry bra, you will be mine.
In all seriousness, I’m increasingly impressed with the quality and creativity of Bravissimo’s own lingerie designs. All of their new-season styles include G+ sizes, and several include J+. Alana is available up to an L cup in a pretty new Aqua shade, Sweet Bon Bon is
(I think) their first (as Astrid reminds me below, their second) half-cup up to a J-cup, and the popular Rococo Charm bra has returned in a bright, summery coral. I am a little surprised to see how few options there are for 28 backs over a J cup: Bravissimo only carries two styles, and both are by Panache. I know that demand for 28JJs and 28Ks is probably significantly lower than other sizes, but it would be nice for women who wear those sizes to have options besides white, beige, and black, even if it’s just one option. That concern aside, the summer collection reflects a good balance of styles: half cups, balconettes, and plunges, bright, cheerful colors, and whimsical prints, as well as bra-sized camisole and halter tops in an array of colors, now up to H cups (although still no 28 backs).
Both Bravissimo and Pepperberry seem to really shine when their collections reflect a cohesive theme (as Pepperberry’s 2012 Autumn 1940s-influenced collection did). If the theme of Bravissimo’s Spring release was florals, the theme for Summer is most definitely sweetness. I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but while I wouldn’t want my entire lingerie drawer crammed full of pink and frills, I’m already dreaming of raspberry ice creams, cherry pies, pink meringues, lemon cookies …
Bravissimo’s full summer collection, including styles from other full-bust brands like Panache, Cleo, and Freya, is available here.