Newest Review: ... bra for less on other websites (brastop, ebay, lingerie heaven for example). Bravissimo have built up a customer base who trust them so ... more
Big...Bravissimo makes it (or rather, them!) beautiful!
Member Name: Oniomaniac
Advantages: Beautiful bras for the larger breasted woman, unique fitting service, excellent customer service.
Disadvantages: There are too few stores!
Since I can recall, I have had huge breasts. E cup. I spent my time either saving for Agent Provocateur bras or wearing bras that even my Granny laughed at...until I got pregnant. Then my breasts got even bigger and made AP a no-(wo)man's land. It was Granny bras or nothing ~ and nothing wasn't an option. Well, I suppose it was but that might have been dangerous ;)
So, I tried the regular stores who purported to measure me as smaller than I originally was and with a huge back, and ended up looking saggy and miserable. However, being no expert I just accepted that I was doomed to the realm of nasty underwear.
Then, one lucky shopping trip to Touchwood in Solihull, I found myself gazing through the window of my dreams ~ beautiful lingerie that didn't stop at C cup! I went in and walked around and the staff were delightful ~ there was no pouncing on me as a potential customer and I felt genuinely free to browse at my leisure without being watched.
When I asked if there was a measuring service the assistant gestured upwards ~ they had a whole floor dedicated to it! So, five minutes later (there is an appointment system) I was ushered upstairs and then called by one of the measuring ladies to go through.
When I entered the changing room I was told by the girl who was to take my measurements that this store did not measure using a tape measure. I was a little confused but she asked me to show her what I was currently wearing and shamefully I revealed what looked by that point like an old heirloom of my family from years ago. Instead of gasping in horror, she tweaked the straps and looked at the way it lay on me and said, "No, no, no. Completely the wrong size. Are you comfortable?" To which I replied that I felt rather like the Hunchback of Notre Dame and I was scared to move fast for lack of support. She was very polite and asked what kind of bra I was looking for ~ I was in search of a more supportive nursing bra and a sports bra. She returned with two bras in a 34 double H cup ~ rather different to the 40DD I had been wearing on the advice of another store. I put the bra on and she showed me where it should fit and how it should be adjusted and hey presto, my breasts were back where they should be. I think the look on my face must have been priceless as she grinned at me. "That," she said, "is where they are supposed to be."
The bras have given my body a whole new shape and I feel much more confident about being so large on top now.
Additional Services: Bravissimo also has a catalogue from which you can order but delivery is charged. However, if you are in store and want to buy a particular size or colour that they do not have, they will ship it to you the next day for free!
Bravissimo also sell swimwear, clothing and nightwear ~ all of which is gorgeous. I'll be travelling 140 miles again soon to get my new underwear. Every mile is worth it!
Summary: An amazing store which makes big breasts beautiful again.