Posts Tagged ‘ pepperberry ’

Lunch Date

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Dress: Pepperberry (2011 autumn collection)
Shoes: Vintage collection from Office
Bag: Monsoon
Tights: Accessorize

 

 

Moving into autumn

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Shirt: NEXT
Jeans: PZI Jeans
Cardi: Bravissimo/Pepperberry
Bag: Monsoon

Summertime!

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Dress: Pepperberry
Shoes: Clarks
Belt: Topshop via eBay
Bag: vintage via eBay

Going mad for polka dots

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Why is a dot, by itself just a dot? But when it is with other dots it suddenly becomes a polka dot?

I’ve been going a bit polka dot mad lately, must be the weather! This particular dress is from Pepperberry’s summer collection – the spotty day dress. And it has some amazing things going for it.

Firstly, and most noticeably when you put it on. It’s a great fabric. Almost chiffon like and it’s lined as well. It is a fitted dress but there’s a bit of give in the skirt which I love. The straps are also adjustable depending on how much leg vs. cleavage you want to show – as I’m quite wide set in the boobs area I opted for leg for work but I have to say, did catch some friends staring at my chest today, regardless! And theres also little bra placement holders if you don’t want to advertise what bra you’re wearing to the world!

I sized up in the “curviness” size for this dress so anyone who regularly shops with Bravissimo/Pepperberry may want to do the same. And of course, loving the polka dot print!

Dress: Spotty Day Dress from Pepperberry (12 Super Curvy)
Coat: All weather mac from Bravissimo (12 Really Curvy)
Shoes: Clarks
Necklace: Duty Free in Australia approx four years ago

Flattering Fashion: Bravissimo/Pepperberry

One day around 4 years ago I went online and, in total desperation, searched for clothes for women with a DD+ chest. I was so tired and upset of shopping on the UK high street and finding that I was having to size up in tops just to fit my boobs in them and then find that there was so much material I could have made another small shirt out of it!

And then I found Bravissimo.

With a headline assuring me that it was a brand “designed with your boobs in mind” I already felt more at home there than I ever did trundling myself into one shop after another at my local high street. Originally I was just thrilled that they did bras that went above a DD, something I hadn’t even thought about properly before. And then I found out that they did clothes.

I have to say, I wasn’t smitten with my choices there. I didn’t like the styles and I was skeptical, after years of struggling myself into ill-fitting dresses and t-shirts, that they would actually fit and flatter my figure. I bought a black dress from there, intending for it to be my LBD, it fit on the bust but had loads of extra material at the back. I was devastated and that dress hung in my wardrobe, unworn, for around a year before I donated it to charity.

But in the last 20 months or so I revisited Bravissimo’s website, and this time boy did I like what I saw! Fun, flirty, feminine clothes that didn’t swamp my figure. I went wild and my bank balance cried, but it was worth it to finally feel amazing in clothes.

20110619-095927.jpgPepperberry’s Jersey Border Print Dress

Bravissimo recently rebranded their clothing range (tops, coats, dresses but not nightwear, oddly) as a sister company, Pepperberry, but the ethos of the company has remained the same. And wow they do know their market! They’ve just brought out their high summer range and, as usual, there are gorgeous dresses that I would love to own. The dress I’m modelling above is their very popular Jersey Border Print dress from their spring collection but with the current rainy spell in London I find that it works just as well keeping me dry but also looking fashionable. It is sold out in lots of sizes already but I always find that the most popular dresses tend to crop up on eBay around 8 months after release if you can bear to wait!

Now finding your dress size can be a bit of a challenge with Bravissimo/Pepperberry, and they have just revamped their sizing for their clothes to fit in more with the mainstream high street sizing charts (oh why!) so I do recommend going to try on clothes before you buy or, if you are buying online, buying in a couple sizes and then returning the ones that don’t fit. But they are amazing and if you’re struggling with finding clothes that fit on the high street then your confidence is going to skyrocket when (not if) you try Pepperberry for yourself!

Polka Dot Prom Dress

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I’ve got to say, I’m a bit of a sucker for polka dots, so when this gorgeous beauty came along from newly rebranded Bravissimo’s clothing range, Pepperberry I had to snap it up! I always know when I’ve made a good choice when my boss and my boss’s boss compliments me on my outfit!

Dress: Spot Prom Dress from Pepperberry
Shoes: Clarks
Belt: Topshop via eBay