Sweet Nothings Du Jour: 5/22/13 Bravissimo’s Summer Collection

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:

"Boudoir Beau" in Ivory/Raspberry.  28 E-J, 30-38 DD-K

“Boudoir Beau” in Ivory/Raspberry. 28 E-J, 30-38 DD-K

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.

"Candy Bliss".  28 DD-J, 30-38 DD-K.

“Candy Bliss”. 28 DD-J, 30-38 DD-K.

A pretty new style with a delicate floral print and sheer/polka dot panels.

"Sweet Bon Bon".  28-38 DD-J.

“Sweet Bon Bon”. 28-38 DD-J.

Notice a theme yet?  Also, [insert customary approval of all things polka-dotted].

"Cherry Fling".  28 E-J, 30-38 DD-K.

“Cherry Fling”. 28 E-J, 30-38 DD-K.


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.

13 Comments on Sweet Nothings Du Jour: 5/22/13 Bravissimo’s Summer Collection

  1. thelingerielesbian
    May 22, 2013 at 10:40 am (10 years ago)

    What is all this prettiness! I adore this whole collection– just my cup of tea. And now I think that they all need desserts to go with them.

    • Sweets
      May 22, 2013 at 10:58 am (10 years ago)

      It’s just so darned cheerful and fun! Perfect for lounging and baking 🙂

  2. astrid
    May 22, 2013 at 12:34 pm (10 years ago)

    I definitely want you to get all of these and pair them with recipes. Cherries, yum! I completely agree with you on the J+ 28 band front. I’d be curious to know actual sales by size, large cups seem to sell out so quickly, that I always wonder if they just don’t produce much o if it is a very profitable segment… The Paradiso Plume was already available up to a J cup (how bad is it that I know that from te top of my head?).

    • Sweets
      May 22, 2013 at 12:43 pm (10 years ago)

      Haha, I LOVE that you knew that off the top of your head! I’ll update the post now 🙂

      • astrid
        May 23, 2013 at 4:46 am (10 years ago)

        I meant to say: “if they just don’t produce much of it or if it is a very profitable segment”!

  3. undertheunders
    May 22, 2013 at 1:10 pm (10 years ago)

    Considering I’m a sugar addict, I guess ts’s ok to admit I totally need these designs. The first one’s color <3 and the second one's polka dots. Oh, wow, I'm in love!

    • Sweets
      May 22, 2013 at 1:50 pm (10 years ago)

      They’re just so cute and fun! I really love the raspberry with ivory lace– just luscious!

  4. obsessedwithbreasts
    May 22, 2013 at 2:42 pm (10 years ago)

    I’m glad you love the denim/cherry set too!! I am IN LOVE WITH IT but I thought some might think it’s kind of trashy… I think it’s really sexy in a cute girl-next-door way haha. I’ve never bought one of Bravissimo’s own bras, but that cherry one makes me consider it (once I get a job that is!).

    • Sweets
      May 22, 2013 at 2:45 pm (10 years ago)

      Whaaaaaat?! It never occurred to me that someone would think it was trashy! How is that possible, when all it reminds me of is pie and ice cream sundaes and picnics and all that is good and adorable in this world?

      • obsessedwithbreasts
        May 22, 2013 at 2:53 pm (10 years ago)

        I guess because cherries often seem sexy to me (I guess virginity and all that jazz, if you know what I mean), and the denim reminds me of Daisy Dukes! *I* don’t think it’s trashy, as I said, I think it’s super cute, but I think my mom would think it was 😛

        • Sweets
          May 22, 2013 at 3:07 pm (10 years ago)

          That’s so interesting! Honestly it hadn’t even occurred to me; in fact I was thinking “wow, I would have loved this in high school, because it wouldn’t have felt vampy or sexy to me, just fun.” Huh. To each her own?

          • obsessedwithbreasts
            May 22, 2013 at 10:54 pm (10 years ago)

            I guess so! Also, for the record, my mom is a huge prude 😛

  5. Andi S
    June 3, 2013 at 6:31 am (10 years ago)

    This collection is adorable, especially the Boudoir Beau in Ivory/Raspberry – absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing


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