How to buy lingerie as a gift

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 girlfriend or wife, 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 men and women who are looking to buy a gift. All our lingerie is beautifully gift wrapped and delivered to your door - you can even request for it to 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 stores or online and we can email it to you, so you get it straight away – phew!

“As someone who has always felt uncomfortable about her boobs I now have great-fitting bras which have changed how I see myself. Quite a Christmas gift!”– Toni, Bravissimo Girl

Understanding the importance of size and fit when buying lingerie as a gift

Choosing 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 your wife or girlfriend has been dropping some ‘subtle’ hints or you could suggest a trip to one of our stores 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. We sell all lingerie in UK sizing but you can find out more about international sizing in our bra sizes explained guide. If you’re planning to gift a complete set, you’ll also need a size for the matching bottoms. 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 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 New York store or by post – all returns and exchanges are free from postage.

How to buy lingerie 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 a sexier gift 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 buy lingerie for a girl that loves color?

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

How to buy lingerie 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 colors 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.