BravissimoMelrose Bra


4.1 out of 5 starsfrom a total of 145 reviewsRead all reviews


One of our 'firm' customer favourites, this underwired full cup with a side sling offers a rounded shape. The clever stitching adds structure and even more support in the the top cup as well as looking pretty! This is a great option for lots of different shapes.

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4.1 out of 5 starsfrom a total of 145 reviews

Fit & supportAverage rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

StyleAverage rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars

True to sizeAverage rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars

Wonderful bra

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Customer rating:5 out of 5 stars

This is my fourth Melrose bra and I have had to purchase another one as I have lost weight. I find it difficult to get bras which don't dig into my breast tissue and most do, no matter what size I get, so to find a bra where the wires sit behind the breasts is fantastic. It's supportive and very comfortable to wear and is my go to bra now. I agree the down side is that it's a little pointy in the shape and it's not the sexiest bra but a small price to pay for such comfortable fit and support. I have not had the wires poking through they have all been fine.
Style purchased: White32G

Comfort & Support

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Customer rating:5 out of 5 stars

Simply the most comfortable bra ever. Not aware I am wearing it. Lifts boobs up, shape more rounded that I prefer but definitely a winner!
Style purchased: Nude34H

Great support & comfort

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Customer rating:4 out of 5 stars

I'm about to order my, I think, 6th bra in this style. I was shocked by the size numbering at my first fitting but hey, who else is going to look at the labelling. Fortunately I have not needed to return for further fittings - yet. As with a few other reviews, I too have had the wiring poke through the fabric. I fixed this by sewing a piece of bias tape over the hole, but I do not recall how old the bras were when this happened. I'll keep a closer eye on the new one!
Style purchased: Nude36H

Such a shame

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Customer rating:2 out of 5 stars

I've had a lot of Melrose bras over the years and I've always been really pleased with them - they have washed and worn really well. However, I bought two just 6 months ago and both have had problems with the wire on the right hand side of the bra, poking through. The wire then digs into my arm and makes the bra really uncomfortable to wear. Something must have changed for this to happen as I can see I'm not the only one who's had this problem.
Style purchased: Nude36HH

Bravissimo Melrose

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Customer rating:5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely purrfect. This was a free bra and I absolutely love it. Fits very well, pretty and feminine but strong enough to do its job. Very comfortable and gives a good shape. Thank you very very much.
Style purchased: White38H

Poor quality material

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Customer rating:1 out of 5 stars

I've been wearing the Melrose bras in all 3 colours almost exclusively ever since it was released by Bravissimo, and in recent years, despite careful handwashing the wires have started to poke through the material after a few weeks or months. I've raised the issue in-store before I bought my most recent set of 3 but the staff claimed they haven't changed the manufacturing at all over the years. Somehow, the quality of the material has dropped because the first few Melrose bras I owned lasted me for years, yet all the new ones have wires poking through. I'll be looking for a different style during my next shop which is a shame because this gives a great shape and support for a large bust with a small back.
Style purchased: Nude30G

My Go To Bra

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Customer rating:5 out of 5 stars

I must have at least 6 of these bras in all colours. This is my go to bra, lasts for ages & fit very well. I sleep in this bra too & its comfortable all day & all night long Can't recommend this bra more. When purchased online & in store it's always the first bra I go to
Style purchased: Nude38HH

Wow, I can finally wear a frilly bra!

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Customer rating:5 out of 5 stars

I have sensitive skin, and typically avoid anything with lace on. For years I wore the Serene bra which I found very comfortable, but recently I have gained weight due to hormonal issues, and the Serene bra sadly no longer suits me. I went for a fitting in the Guildford store and was initially put in Panache's Porcelain Elan bra. This was fine in the fitting room, but when I got home and tried to wear it, the wires dug in under my arm pits, it was quite painful actually, so I had to take in back to the store. I then went for another fitting, and the Melrose bra was one of many I tried, and the one I ended up taking home with me. Unlike Panache, the wires suit my body shape and do not dig in, the shape and fitting of the wires in this bra are very much like the Serene bra. I also like the fact that this bra has three hooks, I'm now a 34H and need three hooks to keep me in place. The straps are also nice and wide too, giving extra support, what is the point of having thin straps? Also, the lace is soft and doesn't irritate my skin. Well done Bravissimo, will be buying more in other colours.
Style purchased: Nude34H