Bravissimo ClothingVelvet Cowl Neck Maxi


4.6 out of 5 starsfrom a total of 18 reviewsRead all reviews


If you thought that cowl necks and big boobs can’t be friends, forget what you’ve heard! The neckline on this luxurious-feeling dress has been designed to drape rather than create a ‘shelf’, and the flattering cut skims over you without clinging. We also love its gorgeous open back detailing and the slits to above the knee, so that you can do your thing on the dancefloor!

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4.6 out of 5 starsfrom a total of 18 reviews

Fit & supportAverage rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars

StyleAverage rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars

True to sizeAverage rating: 1.3 out of 5 stars

simply stunning!

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Customer rating:5 out of 5 stars

What a dress! Its simply fabulous I wore it for a charity ball and felt a million dollars as I danced the night away. The deep aubergine colour was gorgeous and my teenagers were very impressed with the cut away back of the dress. At 5'5 I had to have the dress taken up by a few inches but it was so worth it.
Style purchased: Deep PurpleUK Size 18 Really/Super Curvy

Stunning evening dress

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Customer rating:5 out of 5 stars

I love a good cowl neck they are so flattering. I was looking at this dress before Xmas but didn’t buy it. It’s just perfect colour in the burgundy and style i'd been looking for. It’s flattering and comfortable even as a size 18.... beautiful! The back detail is lovely too and offsets the back bulges really well. Now I just need a invite to a fancy event! Bought in the black as well... after all it’s a classic style!
Style purchased: Deep PurpleUK Size 18 Really/Super Curvy

Gorgeous dress

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Customer rating:5 out of 5 stars

I ordered this express delivery and it came the next day so I was impressed with that. I’m normally a 10 curvy/really curvy and this fitted true to size. It’s a perfect length and I’m really pleased with it.
Style purchased: BlackUK Size 10 Curvy/Really Curvy

Must try on!

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Customer rating:5 out of 5 stars

I saw this dress on the mannequin and thought it was nice. Took a couple of sizes in to try on. I'd already had a bra fitting and bought it so had a good fitted bra on.. as soon as I put the dress on I couldn't believe my eyes... I looked like I should be in a James Bond movie! The photos don't do it justice. To help you out, I am 5' 2'' and a size 12 with a 34 DD/E bust and a pot belly. I got the curvy/really curvy size and it's so flattering! The length isn't too long as when I will wear with heels it will be perfect. I just need somewhere to show it off now!
Style purchased: BlackUK Size 12 Curvy/Really Curvy

Love love it

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Customer rating:5 out of 5 stars

I have this in black. I tried it on at the store just off Oxford Street. I was so suprised this style suited me. It is very flattering. I can't wait to wear at my posh do. I am 5 foot 6 and the length is perfect. The staff were so helpful. I usually buy online but will definitely be visiting the store again in the future.
Style purchased: Deep PurpleUK Size 14 Curvy/Really Curvy

Style was unflattering on me.

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Customer rating:3 out of 5 stars

Love the colour and the fabric. Lovely dress in many ways and fits well thanks to the stretchiness without being too clingy. I like the side slit detail too as it gives it a touch of glamour which is always a good thing! However, the cowl neck style really didn't suit me. Despite what they say, the cowl neck did in fact create a 'shelf' and made me look top-heavy. It didn't show off my boobs or my slim waist and didn't flatter my figure at all. I'm 5'10" with quite an hourglass figure. So sadly I returned it. Might suit someone with wider shoulders than me (I have narrow shoulders), as your shoulders would widen the effect of the neckline and draw the cowl more taut across the chest.
Style purchased: Deep Purple12 Curvy/Really Curvy

Love it!

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Customer rating:4 out of 5 stars

This is a great buy and for once is a long enough evening dress from Bravissimo to cope with my height (5ft 10") plus heels! Fit and fabric spot on.
Style purchased: Deep Purple12 Really/Super Curvy

I LOVE this dress!

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Customer rating:5 out of 5 stars

A beautiful dress - great fit, very flattering and really soft - I feel fabulous in it! Bravo Bravissimo!
Style purchased: Deep Purple14 Really/Super Curvy