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I can picture them all sitting around a boardroom at Bravissimo saying
"Righto, we have a quite well respected lingerie brand- how can we expand the business?" "Oh I know, let's do a tie- in brand of clothes." "Great idea, let's undo all our previous good work and put out absolute shite that would make the most beautiful supermodel look like she was wearing a tote bag."
They were ok when they stuck to quite simple, staple type items that busty women find difficult - I have a couple of nice simple shirts, a couple of single button casual blazers and a smart black work dress which are fabulous. Those kind of things worked, but some of the things they are churning out just now are absolutely awful.
I think it was better when they stuck to a smaller range of quite classic pieces that are the kind of things we would normally struggle with - generally the smarter workwear really. I don't need a jersey top from Bravissimo (strappy vests excluded) cos, guess what, they stretch anyway!
They started with strappy tops and swimsuits, that was fine. But, yes. I do like their classic white buttondown shirts, because I cannot wear buttoned shirts usually, but that's it. Their dresses are always odd lengths and their trousers and skirts horrendously overpriced given that there's no extra tailoring even involved in those.
In the years the clothing has been going I have bought and liked one top and one shirt. The rest of the stuff is awful. Dresses don't fit and are badly cut, tops are made from really cheap material which show all your lumps and bumps - yuk!
They clearly don't talk to their customers about what they'd like because they could do very well with their clothing range if they gave it thought/talked to us of large nork.
It is mainly horrible. I will put in a good word for the strappy vest tops with built-in bra though. Solves a problem for me. And I have a good wrap top from last autumn which was perfect for breastfeeding in. The quality is fine (if polyester), but not brilliant.