Wearing colour has the ability to lift confidence and make your skin glow. Summer is the perfect time to experiment with colour, so if you are more used to wearing dark colours or neutrals, why not give it a go? Finding the perfect colours for your skin tone is not an exact science, there are some tips to help you, but these shouldn’t be stuck to rigidly.
There are three main undertones to skin; cool, neutral and warm.
• If you are pale with a bluish tone to your skin, the veins on the inside of your wrist look blue/purple and you don’t tan, you are a cool skin tone
• If you are pale with a yellow tone to your skin, your veins look blue/green and you tan gradually but not easily, you are neutral
• If you have olive to dark skin and your veins look green and you tan easily, then you have a warm skin tone
•If you look good in jewel-like tones like blue, jade and purple, you are cool
• If you look good in yellow, orange, brown and olive, you are warm
• If you are neutral, you will suit colours from both groups
When you buy a new item of clothing, hold the colour up to your make-up free face, in natural light, then ask yourself:
• Do my eyes shine?
• Do my dark circles look reduced?
• Does my skin look perky, not sallow?
If it the answer is ‘Yes’ then that’s the colour for you. Remember the right colour will bring colour to your face, not take it away.
So dive in to our Pepperberry palette this summer and see what colour can do for you.
The Alexa Sun Top in coral will look good on most skin tones, but is best on cool and warm skin tones. Looks amazing with a tan and works with all hair colours.
The Textured Tie Black Dress looks Lovely on cool Complexions and neutral skin tones, looks great on blondes and redheads
The Lace Back Floral Top looks great on cool skin tones and neutral skin tones, looks gorgeous on blondes, brunettes and dark hair.
The Alexa Maxi Dress looks stunning on warm skin tones, works well on brunettes, blondes and dark hair
The Zoe Slub Dress will look fantastic on cool tones and neutral skin tones and looks great on blondes.
The Joanna Maxi Dress looks beautiful on warm skin tones and works for blonde, brunette and dark hair.
We hope you like our choices. Please leave your thoughts in our comments section.
Season after season we have worn and loved our dresses, but this summer skirts are back. Soft pleated skirts, maxis, fit and flare, A-lines and the pencil skirt are all summer trends.
But what style of skirt suits and flatters your body shape? And what top do you wear with that favourite skirt?
Skirts to Match your Body Shape
The Layered Lace Maxi Skirt in navy is a pretty lace boho style skirt and looks great on all body shapes. If you have slightly wider hips, try wearing the waistband lower, so it is more flattering for your hips. If you are a straighter or more of an hourglass figure you should wear it higher on your waist. Looks good with the Neck detail top and the Ellie Top in Ecru.
The Broderie Skirt in white is a pretty but stylish straight skirt. The broderie pattern is the perfect pattern for summer and it’s 100% cotton, so it is light to wear. Looks good with the Plait Neck Top, the Naomi Blouse and the Cross Hatch Shoulder Top .
The Chambrey Skirt is very versatile, because of its denim look and also because of its shape. It goes with most tops and is good for all body shapes. Looks lovely with a plain white blouse or classic white shirt, but also looks great with the Erin Top, Sadie Lace Top, Rhea Top and Betty Spot Top and even a plain vest like the Ellie.
We hope with our guide you have found the perfect skirt for your body shape this summer. Please tell us what you think in the comments.
Holiday season is nearly here. We all look forward to getting away, but whether you are island hopping in Greece, off to the Italian Riviera, or staycationing, summer holiday packing can be a headache.
The ideal holiday suitcase should be small, containing a few clothes and accessories that are interchangeable, to create some stylish day looks, beach looks and evening-out looks.
Follow our Pepperberry quick guide below for 6 essential tips to remember when creating a summer holiday capsule wardrobe.
- Don’t scrimp on swimwear-take a few different bikinis or swimsuits, it saves you worrying about rinsing out and drying.
- Hats off-take a hat that will fold, but will stay in shape when you unpack. If you have a straw hat, then wear it whilst travelling.
- Cover up-take a Boho style cover-up, they’re great for the beach, but can double up for the evening.
- Shoes sense-don’t overdo the shoes, one flat sandal or wedge for day trips and going out and Flip Flops for the beach. A metallic sandal is a great idea for evenings.
- Don’t throw in the towel-If there is a restriction on weight, think about buying or hiring a beach towel when you are there.
- Cardi or Kag-if you are holidaying in this country, take a stylish waterproof jacket or a light knit cardi if abroad.
We have also selected 15 capsule wardrobe essentials that you cannot be without this holiday season. See them below!
15 Capsule Wardrobe Essentials
Florence Dress a great beach/day dress, with striking contrast purple and orange floral print. This wrap style is one of the most flattering dress styles for your boobs.
Alexa Dressa perfect day to evening dress. Cut under the bust, so flattering for the boobs and tummy with sexy keyhole detailing on the back. Looks great with wedges or flat silver sandals.
Alexa Stripe Sundress the beach version of the Alexa dress. Comfortable in soft jersey, this pink and white stripe will never go out of fashion. Good for all shapes.
Niah Dress a simple white sundress, with pretty detailing. Can be dressed up with a skinny gold belt, gold sandals and a gold necklace for the evening, or down with Flip Flops for daytime.
Belted V Neck Maxi Dress a striped maxi dress with flattering scoop neck. Perfect if you are straight or balanced shape. Looks good with platform sandals, a denim jacket and chunky beads for an evening. Pare down with Flip Flops and a straw trilby hat for that relaxed beach look.
Embellished Neck Maxi Dress in statement black for that stand out look this summer. The multi-coloured embellishment makes it great for the evening and because it’s jersey, it will pack well.
Broderie Shorts these versatile navy shorts can be worn with a block heeled sandal and blouse for an evening look or worn with a cami and flat sandals for an everyday look.
Relaxed Printed Trousers these stylish evening out trousers, look good with a cami style top for an evening, or a white cotton vest top for the day.
Pleated Maxi Skirt in cobalt. Will go with all of the tops on our list, for stylish evening looks and wear with platform sandals or wedges. Great for all shapes.
Plait Neck Top in mandarin red, with pretty frill sleeves and plaiting detail. Looks great with relaxed trousers, broderie shorts and maxi skirt for an evening out.
Ellie Top in black or ecru to go with relaxed trousers, broderie shorts and maxi skirt for the day or evening. This top, in both colours, will be an essential to your holiday wardrobe. And works for day and night.
Naomi Blouse this delicate, pastel blouse in coral with cap sleeves, will look great with relaxed trousers, broderie shorts and maxi skirt, for a smart evening look.
Neck Detail Top in navy, with bronze bar detail around the neckline. This top will go with relaxed trousers or the pleated maxi skirt for an evening out. Wear with broderie shorts for the daytime.
Notch Neck Cropped Cardigan in mint green. This very versatile cropped cardi, will go with all of the items on our list. A must have for summer and those cooler evenings.
Antique Gold Layered Necklace a stunning statement necklace, will dress up any outfit up for a summer evening out.
Don’t forget to shop for your cover-ups and swimwear at Bravissimo.com and Happy Holidays x
What did you think of our holiday summer capsule wardrobe? Did we miss anything? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
Summer means wedding invites and who doesn’t love a wedding? But ladies tend to worry more about finding an outfit to wear to a wedding than getting to the church on time or buying a gift. Perhaps it’s because formal dress is rarely worn, that we just don’t feel comfortable choosing occasion wear.
Dresses are a pretty good place to start, as they are easy to accessorise, there’s no need to think about separates and if you find the right one, they are incredibly flattering. As a Bravissimo lady you have probably asked yourself this very important question… Where can I find beautiful dresses to wear to a wedding?
We have some beautiful occasion dresses, so if you are attending a shabby chic event or a traditional church ceremony, if it’s in early summer or late autumn, there is no need to worry, we have it covered.
Here is our edit of the most stylish and beautiful dresses to wear to a wedding.
The floral jacquard Jasmine Bandeau Dress has a lovely vintage feel. This dress is very versatile; it can be worn with or without straps. It looks great with an ivory bolero jacket and accessories for a summer wedding or wear with a black or navy bolero jacketand heels for an autumn/winter wedding. It will become your ‘go to’ wedding wardrobe favourite.
The Shell Bead Shift Dress is a showstopper of a dress. It is made from ponte fabric, which hugs but does not cling. This LBD will look stunning with and an ivory jacket, shoes and clutch. This dress is perfect for a wedding reception or a wedding abroad.
Another gorgeous shift is the Lace Stripe Dress. The lace and pastel trend are still big news and this dress has both. It is perfect for any special occasion and looks fantastic with nude accessories.
So enjoy girls…and take some tissues with you just in case.
What did you think of our selection of beautiful dresses to wear to a wedding? Is there any we missed? We would love to hear your comments.
Whether you’re grabbing a getaway or having a staycation, we’ve brand new styles fit for your summer.
Check out these new May arrivals…
Be the best dressed guest in styles with the perfect fit for your boobs
Whatever the occasion, create a feminine look this season – just add florals & lace!
We’ve a new selection of nature inspired pieces, in pretty prints and with delicate detailing, all in shapes designed to fit and flatter your boobs.