How to pick out lingerie

Give the Gift of Feeling Supported!

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend – but we’re not sure we totally agree. As Bravissimo girls we know the importance of feeling confident in lingerie and beautiful great-fitting bras are a great place to start. So, move over flowers and chocolates, celebrate the Bravissimo girl in your life by giving the gift of feeling supported!

Choosing gifts can be tricky but picking out lingerie doesn’t have to be hard - we’re here to help you to find a lingerie gift that’s truly ‘uplifting’ – whether you’re looking for a gift for your partner, your big-boobed bestie or yourself! You can get in touch with our friendly fitters seven days a week and they have loads of experience talking to anyone who is looking to buy a gift. All our orders are delivered to your address beautifully wrapped and can be in a plain box so as not to spoil a surprise! If you’d prefer to give the gift of choice (or if you’re short of time!) why not buy a gift voucher? They can be used in our shops or online and we can email it to you, so you get it straight away – phew!


Understand the importance of size and fit

Picking out lingerie in the right size and fit might feel a little daunting – but don’t worry – we’re here to help you to navigate the choice. Maybe the Bravissimo girl in your life has been dropping some ‘subtle’ hints or you could suggest a trip to one of our shops for a free fitting, but if it’s a surprise gift, you might have to do some detective work to work what size to go for. A good place to start is with a bra that they wear often. Take a peek inside and see if you can find a size. You’re looking for a number between 28 – 40 – that’s the back size, and a letter between D and L – that’s the cup size. If you’re planning to gift a complete set, you’ll also need a size for the matching bottoms. You can find out more about sizing in our bra fitting guide. It’s not just about the letters and numbers. You also need to work out which shape to go for. To learn more about which type of bra to buy – check out our bra shape guide. And remember, if you don’t get quite the right size or style, don’t worry! You can return or exchange in our shops or by post – all returns and exchanges are free from postage.

How to pick a bra for a girl who loves lace?

The lace in our bras not only looks gorgeous – but if feels amazing too! Lots of the lace in our bras is a soft, stretch lace that lots of Bravissimo girls find super comfortable and supportive. What’s more, they feel confident in it – and what’s sexier than that? The Lacey bra is a full cup bra that is Lacey by name and lacy by nature, and the Stella bra is a triangle shape that has a low plunge centre. The Alexa bra has beautiful lace panels on the back of the bra so the girl who loves lace can get the lacy look from all angles!



How to pick a bra for a girl that loves colour?

Bright and colourful lingerie can give a real boost – in more ways than one! If you’re looking for a lingerie gift in a specific colour, you can filter all lingerie by bra colour, or get in touch with our friendly fitters who’d be happy to help you to pick out the perfect set. Many Bravissimo girl favourites come in beautiful coloured versions too – try the Millie bra for a colourful stretch lace bra, or the Clara bra for an elegant satin set. There’s usually lots of colour in our seasonal sets too – check out new in lingerie to see more.

How to pick a bra for a girl who loves comfort?

The gift of comfort is something that many big-boobed women would be very happy to receive but there can be a misconception that comfort = boring, and this is just not true! We’re here to ‘bust’ that myth once and for all with lots of pretty and comfortable bras in our comfort edit, so the Bravissimo girl in your life can look and feel amazing, as well as supported. If you’re looking for a lingerie gift perfect for snuggling, why not check out our range of beautiful nightwear? It’s all designed with built-in bra support and would make a great gift – who doesn’t want to lounge in comfort?


What bra to buy for the sporty girl?

If you’re buying lingerie for a sporty girl in your life, we have lots of sports bras that are pretty as well as practical. Whether you’re looking for a gift that is suitable for high- or low-impact activity we have lots of experience picking out bras that ‘beat the bounce’. The Panache wired and non-wired sports bras are both best-selling styles – and there are lots of colours and patterns to choose from - yay! To find out more about the sports styles we offer check out our guide to sports bras or get in touch – our fitters are ready and waiting to help you!


We’re here for you! If you have any questions about how to pick our lingerie for the Bravissimo girl in your life, you can call us, email us, or Live Chat on our website. We’re all experienced fitters and would love to help you to find the perfect lingerie gift.