A Trio Of Bravissimo Bras

30 Jan

Bravissimo are always my go to when it comes to recommending excellent bra fitting services to women. And thanks to their huge colourful range of bras I often point custom their way when women lament over the selection of ‘Granny bras’ that they often feel are their only options. However, it has been quite some time since I tried out a Bravissimo house brand bra, and so I recently used their super fast efficient customer service and postal delivery to order myself these three bras:

Paradiso Plume Bra, 28-28, DD-J

Paradiso Plume Bra, 28-38, DD-J

Fleur Bra, 30-40, F-K

Fleur Bra, 30-40, F-K

Purity Bra, 28-28, F-J

Purity Bra, 28-38, F-J

I ordered them all in a 36H, as although I sometimes need a 34 band, Bravissimo bras often come up fairly firm.

The first out of the box was the Purity bra. It is described as a balconette, but the photo reminded me of a Freya Deco plunge bra and I was excited to see if I could finally be able to do away with my badly fitted moulded beauties once and for all…
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As you can see, the bra gives me a smooth look with a nice rounded appearance. I was fully encased in the cups as did not spill out the tops of them.
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Sadly, I found the strap placement and subsequent cut of the bra meant that I was left with less coverage by my armpit, resulting in a spillage situation.
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It is not something that will be rectified by a size change, but it will be good news for women who complain about the straps sliding off their shoulders, or their bra digging in under their arms.
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The band was a good firm fit, and the three hooks and eyes and fully adjustable straps made the incompatibility of the strap placement and cut even more heartbreaking. Sadly it was not quite what I was hoping for, but the potential to rival the Deco is these!

Next up, I tried the Paradiso Plume.
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The cut of the bra reminds me of the ‘Demi Diva’ from a few years ago, and the lack of padding resulting is such amazing uplift astonished me.
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The bra is utterly utterly gorgeous, the feather and flower pattern is very unique. I am so chuffed to see something so young and flirty in the large cup market.
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I adore the double bows on the straps and the pretty pink frill at the edge of the cups. They encased me perfectly, and it was an instant favourite.
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And of course, the three hooks and eyes and fully adjustable straps, well, you know I love it!

Last up was the Fleur Bra.
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Teal with raspberry detailing!? How could I NOT try this scrumptious bra out!
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The bra did give me a fairly rounded boosted shape.¬† The cups sat perfectly on me and I had no spillage or side boob. It’s interesting to note that with all three of these bras I have no gaps at the bottom of the cups, meaning that my bust shape is very compatible with the wire shape that Bravissimo uses.
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This bra was the comfiest of the three, and I felt like I was very strapped down and secure when in it. I like that it is pretty to look at without needing sheer cups.
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Big thumbs up for those three hooks and eyes and the straps!

When ordering the three bras I expected to adore the Purity, quite like the colour of the Fleur and be ambivalent about the Paradiso.  Therefore I am surprised by how these bras have fitted and looked on me. The Paradiso is my absolute favourite out of the three in terms of colour, fit and comfort, and I really hope that Bravissimo continue to bring out gorgeous patterns and boob boosting styles like that one.

Which was your favourite? Do you like the Bravissimo house brands bras? Let me know in the comments.

22 Responses to “A Trio Of Bravissimo Bras”

  1. Fiona January 31, 2013 at 12.53 #

    Thanks for the reviews, interesting to see the lower cut under the arm on the Purity, that’s usually a problem area for me with Bravissimo, they often rub me raw there – so I’ll probably give it a try! :-)

  2. faustineli January 31, 2013 at 12.53 #

    I vastly prefer padded bras, but the Paradiso Plume gives an amazing shape!
    I’d love to try the Bravissimo bras, but I’m across the pond and more importantly have put a moratorium on buying bras- I own fourteen (and about ten more that I don’t wear and need to give away) and they take up all the space in my drawer!

  3. Marta January 31, 2013 at 12.53 #

    Today I purchased the Purity Bra as it gave me a better fit than my current Freya Deco plunge and they actually had it in my size which I was amazed. The other two look amazing and may try them out as well when I go and collect my bra. :)

  4. MaryCerys January 31, 2013 at 12.53 #

    I tried the Purity and the Paradiso Plume in 34J with very similar results. The Paridiso is absolutely gorgeous and fitted perfectly in both band and cup. I already have the Demi Diva in red in 34HH and love it, but this is even better. Bought it immediately. A large cup bra that looks absolutely as pretty as anything found in a B cup. Not the usual rule that if you barely need a bra you get all the choice.

    The Purity was a total disapointment. I hoped with a J cup it would replace my 36GG Deco but it was not to be. The shape of cups was just wrong. It flattened as well as uplifted giving a very strange shape, with the bottom of the boobs pushed in. With some work on the shape this could be an absolute classic, but its not there yet.

  5. Fiona January 31, 2013 at 12.53 #

    I have done a purity order in 32j so im excited as i miss my deco but the backs got to big and cups to small :0( , i have also ordered the star bra & the red satine so excited lol things we get excited about due to small selection in big cup / small band sizes lol market

  6. Sweets January 31, 2013 at 12.53 #

    I’ve just figured out my Bravissimo, and I’m really interested to try the Purity. I tend to hate padded/molded bras, but Bravissimo haven’t let me down yet. The colorful bras look absolutely lovely on you! Thank you for this review, it’s helping me figure what to include in my next order. Xo

    • Sweets January 31, 2013 at 12.53 #

      *Bravissimo size. I’m on my phone, and I’m not good at it.

  7. christopher January 31, 2013 at 12.53 #

    Paradiso for special occasions; Fleur for tea and checkers.

  8. Maggy January 31, 2013 at 12.53 #

    Oh, I loved the 2nd and the 3th ones <3 They're beautiful, I wonder if i've never bought any bra online, how do I know? Just by measuring myself? You mentioned that the "wire shape" is compatible with your shape, is that something I can tell just by looking? I wear 110D and while when I buy then they're always comfy, i feel they tend to lose that firmness of the band over time and then i feel the cups jiggling away.
    I don't like padded bras either, I thought they were meant to give extra volume and roundness in the bust area, but maybe I was wrong.

  9. Juliet January 31, 2013 at 12.53 #

    Those bras are really gorgeous.
    Georgina, do you think sizing up in the cup would solve your problems with it?
    How was the wire width?
    I actually placed an order at Bravissimo a few days ago, including the Purity bra in 28J.
    I’m worried it might not suit me and at the same time happy that you shared your experience. Thank you :)

    • fullerfigurefullerbust February 1, 2013 at 12.53 #

      I don’t reckon so, it was so low at the sides, a cup up wouldn’t change that.
      Good luck with your bra x

  10. Ebony January 31, 2013 at 12.53 #

    Cannot wait to try all 3 of these on Saturday! :D Especially excited about the plume as I am forever hoiking up my bra straps because of my silly round shoulders! :D

  11. Sally January 31, 2013 at 12.53 #

    I LOVE Bravissimo! I have the Fleur, and bought the Darling Heart from their new collection earlier today. So impressed with their fitting service!

  12. Katie February 1, 2013 at 12.53 #

    I love Bravissimo’s bra’s, they usually are a little cheaper too which is always a bonus. There’s something a little satisfying about a company’s own brand fitting well, lovely blog by the way, your gorgeous xx

  13. bizzybeze February 1, 2013 at 12.53 #

    Once again you’ve given me that final push to make a Bravissimo purchase. I’ve been waiting to hear about the purity and i like how it looks on you. I am one of those people who has a problem with bras invading the armpit so I feel this bra might be a dream come true for me. I am also sized out of the Deco so fingers crossed! I hope these companies realize how much business you generate for them. Thanks for the great reviews!

  14. Claire February 3, 2013 at 12.53 #

    Traveled to Glasgow today for a Bravissimo fitting. was wearing a 38G , turns out I’m a 36HH. :) ) Was fitted with the Bravissimo Satine Bra. PERFECT. So went and bought the Paradiso Plume as I seen your blog on it and LOVED it.Never thought to try it on in store :( But the cups are a bit loose at the top? fits fine else where :/ never had this problem before. Normally the opposite and spilling out. I’ve tried tightening the back clip onto next level with no difference. Also tightening the shoulder straps. Now im sort of spilling out and the wires that meet between my breasts has started to come away? :( Not sure going down a cup size would help. I’m thinking it would be too small ? any advice as Im not able to travel back to Bravissimo for a good few weeks yet ! (sorry for the size of this post)

    • fullerfigurefullerbust February 3, 2013 at 12.53 #

      Hmm, did the fitter fit you into it? It could be that your boobs are more bottom heavy/you need a cup down?x

      • Claire February 4, 2013 at 12.53 #

        she fitted me into the satine bra. I picked up and bought the plume on the way out . Assistant assured any 36HH would fit. these are both Bravissimo own brands. I may ask to return it in exchange for cup size down. x

  15. Cat February 3, 2013 at 12.53 #

    It’s funny. I skimmed over the plume model picture immediately, but it looks stunning on you! Maybe as a lady with a fuller bust I’m a bit biased, but this yet another case for more diversity in models. Now I’m going to go buy one:)

  16. Alex February 7, 2013 at 12.53 #

    Great review! I don’t like padded bras really and so loved your review on the paradiso I think I will get one.

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