Holidays are probably a distant memory for most of us by now and settling down back into work is the priority. The transition from our summer break to navigating the office again may take a bit of getting used to, but at Pepperberry we think we can make that transition a whole lot smoother for you, by giving you a few work wardrobe options.
One of the easiest pieces for work is ‘the dress’; it is the ‘no brainer’ of the work wardrobe! They are instantly smart and don’t need accessorising, just add a jacket and then heels and you’re away.
This autumn we have brought you a wide selection of stylish work dresses that are designed with your boobs in mind, so will make you will feel confident, stylish and polished during your working week. In fact there is an office dress for each of the five days of the week, so you will never be stuck for what to wear.
Monday- Panel Waist Dress
If you are after a streamlined silhouette, which is chic and smart, then this ponte office dress should be your choice. You won’t have to worry about creases, so it saves time in the morning. The neckline is work appropriate, and the diagonal stripe design around the waist is a clever way to flatter the middle. For work, wear with the Ponte Biker Jacket for autumn or dress it up for winter with the faux fur collar coat.
Tuesday-Waterfall Check Dress
This checked woven tailored dress is fully lined and perfect for work.
It has a very flattering scoop neck, which is not too low, so suitable for the office. It is cut beautifully over the boobs and the drape detail that falls from the waist is also ultra flattering for the tummy area, so great if you are apple shaped. Wear with the Jersey Blazer in navy or the Ponte Blazer in black.
Wednesday-Herringbone A Line Dress
The Herringbone A Line Dress is such a wearable work dress; it will be your wardrobe work staple all autumn and winter. It features the flattering scoop neck, which won’t show cleavage and looks very neat under a blazer.
Coming in at the waist and flaring out this will be good for hourglass, pears and straight shaped figures. The Herringbone fabric and mock side pockets with buttons give this dress a sharp work look. Try teaming with the Jersey Blazer in navy.
Thursday-Spot Panel Dress
For something a bit different but still chic and smart, invest in our gorgeous spot panel office dress. Sometimes in the office environment, we are scared to wear prints, but a polka dot is totally acceptable. This great A-line dress in navy and yellow is fitted at the waist, with flattering pleats from the waist. It is fully lined, so you will feel super smart in this dress. Wear with the Jersey Blazer. Go from day to night in this dress and wear with the Ponte Biker Jacket in plum, navy tights and high heels.
Friday – Jacquard Panel Dress
This fitted woven and jersey dress is a great option for the office. It’s a smart, on trend style which beautifully skims over the body. The clever side paneling also helps to create the illusion of an hourglass, drawing the eye to your smallest part. It’s cut, so it’s incredibly flattering over the boobs, but won’t cling. The monochrome is a wearable colour palette, you really can put it with any colour and it will look fabulous. For work; wear with our Ponte Blazer or, for Friday night drinks with the Quilted Leather Jacket, black opaque tights and coloured heels.
We hope you like our selection of work dresses. Please leave your thoughts in the comments section.
We all love a night out, it’s a chance to let our hair down with our girlfriends or it could be a much anticipated date night. Sometimes, we dress up and ‘go to town’ on glamour but at other times, a more low key evening look is needed, maybe jeans or a skirt with our favourite going out top. At Pepperberry, we have plenty of gorgeous going tops this autumn to choose from. Here are just a few, that we know you’ll love!
Want to disguise your tummy, but make a little more of your cleavage? Well this is the going out top for you. The Wrap Pleated Top has pleats in all the right places, so is very flattering over the tummy, whilst still creating a waist and it works for all body shapes. The three quarter length sleeves are perfect if you want to cover the tops of your arms and are great for chillier evenings. Navy is a classic colour and looks good with jeans, so wear with our skinny jeans in denim or navy. Accessorise with silver or gold jewellery, but if you fancy bringing in some colour, you could opt for the layered retro beads in orange. Wear with black or navy heels.
The Libby Top in plum stretch lace, comes with a removable cami, so you can change the look of this top, by wearing a different coloured cami underneath. It has a scooped neck, which is flattering, but not too low cut. This going out top looks good on hourglass or a straight shapes, as it will highlight or create waist. Wear the Libby top with our skinny trousers in black or even our leather look pu pencil skirt, the combination of leather and lace, will definitely make a statement on your night out. Don’t forget those black heels or you could wear with black heeled ankle boots.
The Beaded Neck Shell Top is the perfect top if you like to show off your arms. The blurred floral print helps to detract away from unwanted areas and is also bang on trend for the autumn season. This going out top looks great with our skinny washed jean or our skinny jeans in denim. For the ultimate ‘Fashionista” look, wear with our floral print trousers and heels!
If you want to ‘shine’ on your night out, then choose the Metallic Jacquard Top. This is a gorgeous glam top in ice blue. It has bead detailing around the neck, so no need for a necklace. This top is great for any body shape and will work with our skinny jeans, skinny trousers and of course with the stylish pu pencil skirt, which is must-have this autumn/winter.
What do you think of our pick of going out tops? We’d love to hear your comments.
We may not see much more of summer, but never mind, there is always a silver lining. A new season means new clothes and the essential transitional piece for late summer, to autumn, through to winter, has to be the jacket. The jacket is an important piece of clothing because, if you go out to work, a few carefully chosen smart jackets will see you right through autumn and winter (as you can wear with a top coat, when it gets colder). If you don’t need office wear, the jacket is great for when you are out and about, whether you are shopping, or doing the school run. You could opt for a blazer to smarten any outfit up, or a biker style jacket to give your outfit an edge. The jacket can be worn with most pieces in your existing wardrobe and many pieces from Pepperberry’s autumn collection, so it’s an incredibly versatile investment. So if you buy one essential this autumn… make sure it’s a jacket!
At Pepperberry, our jackets are different, they are cut so they fit and fasten over your boobs perfectly, there will be no straining buttons or zips or pulling from under your arms. They are designed to fit on the shoulders and at the waist also, so you won’t feel restricted and will be able to move comfortably throughout your day. We are very excited about our new jacket styles, so take a look at what we have to offer.
The Jersey Blazer is smart, but comfortable. It is available in navy and has front pockets and covered buttons that will fasten with ease over your boobs, for a soft, tailored look. The jersey jacket will look great with our Skinny Washed Jeans and the Harbour Stripe Top or the Cable Knit Jumper, for when it gets colder. It also looks great with the Lola Wrap Dress and many other dresses from our collection, including the Herringbone A-line dress and the Serena Dress.
The country/heritage look has been on trend for a couple of years now and it’s not going anywhere. The Heritage Check Jacket in mustard would be a lovely addition to your autumn wardrobe. It has double button fastening and front pockets and gorgeous plum lining, which adds an extra something. This jacket is smart, on trend and will fit your boobs perfectly for a stylish look.
Leather jackets are a true wardrobe staple, if you invest in one this autumn/winter, you will find that it never goes out of fashion. This season we have bought you the Leather Biker Jacket in tan, it has a quilted shoulder detailing and zip pockets. The side zip gives plenty of room for your boobs whether you wear it zipped up or open with lapels. For three completely different looks, try it with the Abi Dress, the
Isla Dress and the Pu Pencil Skirt with the Classic Shirt.
Sticking with leather, do you fancy owning a leather jacket that you will never get bored of, that fits like a dream? The Quilted Leather Jacket in black, with quilted panel detailing, is bang on trend, but a true classic. It is collarless, so is versatile and the central zip fastens easily over your boobs, to create a streamlined silhouette. It’s such a classic, it will go with most things in your wardrobe, but try it with, the Collared Tea Dress to add edge to a pretty day dress, or with the Jacquard Panel Dress for a super stylish look, or unleash your inner rock chick and wear it with the Macey Dress. It equally looks fab with our Skinny Trousers in black, with the Colour Block Stripe Top.
We hope you have found your ‘essential jacket’ for autumn, tell us what you think of our selection in the comments section?
So the last few weeks of summer are upon us and we are heading into autumn. You may have already packed away your flip flops and be fully into work mode, as this is the time of year when we start to think about work wear and tailoring. If your job means you have to dress smartly, you might have to wear a suit to work and if that’s the case, what blouse do you wear with a suit? We know that ladies with big boobs have a difficult time with shirts and blouses that fit, but you can rest assured we have got it and (you) covered.
At Pepperberry we have a large collection of blouses and shirts that will fit into your work wear wardrobe perfectly, so you will feel confident and smart everyday of your working week.
The Classic Spot Shirt is based on one of our best sellers and for autumn it comes in a stretch cotton fabric in this white/camel spot, which adds something different to the classic white shirt. It is 96% cotton, so will feel soft and comfortable all day long.
For a less formal look and something that will work for warmer days, you could try the Floral Dobby Blouse. You say you love this blouse for the quality; fit and detailing, like the flowers and covered buttons. Perfect to see you through the last weeks of summer and into autumn.
The Naomi Blouse with its delicate detailing and frill cap sleeves looks great without your jacket, but creates a smarter look with
your jacket on, making it the perfect blouse if you have to go out after work. The coral colour works well with navy for autumn or for the remaining summer weeks, and you could wear it with light grey or camel.
For a really pretty look under a suit, take a peek at the Rosa Blouse. This is a lovely blouse for warmer days and will soften the look of a tailored suit. It will also work well with a pencil skirt as well as formal trousers.
Back to our favourite, the Classic Shirt, you will not go wrong with this great work shirt. It offers you simple lines and a smart, but stylish look. The pink candy stripe is a nice change from white and will look good with the usual black or navy, but will also look great with lighter neutrals like grey or camel.
Have you found the perfect blouse to wear with a suit? Please tell us what you think in the comments section.
If you are more at home in trousers than skirts or dresses, you won’t have to miss out this summer; there are many styles from flares to tapered to choose from. Here at Pepperberry we have summer trousers that cover work, rest and play.
The Relaxed Printed Trousers are versatile and stylish, they are perfect for the daytime for smart casual, or you can dress them up with heels for an evening look. If you are off on your holidays, these ladies summer trousers should definitely be included in your holiday packing. The tile print is a print that won’t date, so you will be able to wear these trousers beyond this summer. The relaxed print trousers are great for hourglass shapes and ladies that are less curvy. Try them with a pop of colour, like the Cross Hatch Shoulder Top in hot pink, or the Plait Neck Top in Mandarin Red. For an ethnic inspired glam evening look, wear with the Embellished Kaftan Top, gold heels and gold hoop earrings.
This season the wider leg trouser has also been seen on the high street and with this in mind Pepperberry have brought you the super stylish Wide Leg Trousers. These summer trousers are made from tencel fabric, which makes them soft and very comfortable to wear. The wide leg trousers are great for work and are comfortable enough for weekends too. For a smart work look, wear with the Short Sleeve Shirt or, for a smart casual look for a summer day out, wear with the Sara Frill Blouse. If you are jetting off on holiday, don’t forget this wardrobe essential, wear with the Embroidered Sun Top or the Cora Top in blue stripe and finish your look with some summer wedges.
What do think of our ladies summer trousers and which style are you? If you still haven’t found your perfect trousers, then pop into one of our stores and give them a try!
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The Maxi Dress has been around longer than you would think. The first one was thought to be designed by Oscar de la Renta in the late sixties for Elizabeth Arden. People had grown tired of the mini, so hemlines dropped. The Maxi Dress length found its fashion feet (quite literally) during the seventies, when hippies fell in love with the Maxi. The Maxi lost popularity in the eighties, when power dressing took over and it didn’t reappear until the Boho trend at the beginning of the noughties, with the help of actress Sienna Miller. However the Maxi Dress faded into obscurity again but it has reappeared every summer since 2007.
Maxi dresses are very wearable and versatile and a great addition to your summer wardrobe, because they cover you from the sun, feel cool to wear whilst remaining very stylish.
At Pepperberry we have Maxi Dress Style’s to suit you, whatever your body shape. There is also a Maxi Dress for every occasion from beach maxi dresses to evening maxi dresses. You can style them with a cardi, pashmina, cropped jacket and wear them with heels, wedges, platforms, flat sandals or the humble flip flop.
The Belted V Neck Maxi Dress is an essential piece for summer. It looks good with a small wedge or a flat sandal. The soft coloured stripes are perfect summer colours and will go with most skin types. To dress down, wear with a cropped denim jacket in cream or stonewashed denim. For dressing up, wear with the Notch Neck Pointelle Cardigan or the Notch Necked Cropped Cardigan in mint and go ‘big and gold’ with jewellery and wear with gold sandals. Great for a hourglass shape.
If you are looking for a dress made for summer evenings when dressing up is required, then this is the one. The Embellished Neck Maxi Dress doesn’t even need accessorizing! If you want to add something, then pick out a colour from the beautiful beading and pair with a clutch in that colour. A simple and elegant choice for the season.
Bring some vibrancy into your life, with a gorgeous paisley print maxi. The Joanna Maxi Dress is an amazingly flattering dress, it is cut under the bust so it won’t cling to the tummy area and the crossover will fit your boobs perfectly and enhance and flatter. The jersey ensures it will pack well for holiday or it will makes a fabulous day dress, that can be dressed up for night. Accessorise with the Hot Pink Multi Bead Necklace. Perfect for all body shapes.
If you love the ethnic prints, the Tassel Tie Maxi Dress now with 50% off in the Summer Sale will be your go-to dress this summer. You have told us that you love the fit around the waist and boobs, and that the neckline is flattering, but not too revealing. Wear with our White Beads or Beaded Navy Necklace. And if you are looking for the perfect scarf to compliment this dress, then try our Floral Stitch Scarf, the mix of prints will work well.
For more marvellous Maxi Dresses like these visit Pepperberry.com.
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Summer is the time for dinner dances, balls, proms and weddings. You may be confused as to what dress to wear to a black tie event. The phrase ‘Black Tie’ stems from the man’s attire of a black tie and dinner jacket, so it just means formal evening dress, which is worn after 6pm. It originates from the 19th century and the ladies were expected to wear a dress that complimented the man’s dress code. In bygone eras this would mean ankle length for dinner and below mid-calf for tea, now this means a ball gown or a cocktail dress. The only rules are, not too short or tight and if you are attending a black tie wedding, then steer clear of an ivory or white dress.
At Pepperberry, we can find the perfect dress for your black tie event. We have elegant dresses for every grand occasion.
For a glamorous classic, the Fleur Dress will be perfect for black tie parties or balls.
It’s available in a sophisticated navy floral organza. It is a perfect length for a black tie and the neckline is modest, rather than revealing. The shape is extremely flattering, as it skims over the tummy. It’s also great if you want to create the illusion of curves. It’s a gorgeous dress and we think it will be love at first wear!
Is the Kate Prom Dress the perfect prom dress? We think so! The shape teamed with the pretty hand drawn floral print, makes it the right choice for black tie events. The pleats mean it’s flattering for your tummy and the sweetheart neckline is alluring but not revealing. This is a versatile dress, as it can be worn with navy, coral, light blue, teal or cream. It can be easily dressed down too.
If you are an hourglass shape, you may want something that shows off your curves, but oozes sophistication, try the Shell Bead Shift Dress, it could be the dress for you. This dress is a classic, which you will return to again and again as it suits most events. Wear with a navy tuxedo jacket and navy stilettos or wear with an ivory taffeta jacket and ivory heels.
The Jasmine Bandeau Dress is a stunning dress for a ‘black tie’. The floral jacquard gives this dress a 1950’s look, it could almost pass for high-end vintage. The paprika colour makes a statement and is great for summer, but also works for winter; this could even be your ‘little red dress’ for the festive season. Wear with nude or metallic accessories for summer, or wear with black or navy accessories for winter. Looks great with the Beaded Clutch and the Multi Pearl Necklace.
So ladies, you do not need to spend a fortune to look and feel fabulous at your black tie event. We hope you have found the dress for you.
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At Pepperberry we are always looking for opportunities to reach out to women who need fabulous style that loves your boobs and that’s why this summer we are reaching out to as many of you as possible to help you get the style and comfort your boobs deserve!
As part of our efforts, you may see us in some of your favourite magazines like You, Hello and Red (we’ll be doing an entire week long takeover of Red’s fashion channel!), or even on buses and the tube around London! Best of all we will be working with some of the best fashion bloggers around. Here are some of the fabulous women we will be partnering with:
The Wedding Girl’s SOS
Founded in 2009, The Wedding Girl is a blog dedicated to providing newly engaged women with the latest information, styles and trends for all things ‘wedding’; from honeymoon destinations to floral arrangements.
I Won’t Wear Sludge Brown
I Won’t Wear Sludge Brown is a fashion blog run by Donna, a trained colour consultant. Due to her training, Donna has some fantastic insights and even offers her own colour analysis service to help you know which colours suit your complexion best!
Run by writer and blogger Helen Wilson-Beevers, Mummy Mode is a blog focusing on the latest fashion finds, as well as a journal on life with two children. Helen is also the beauty & lifestyle editor of StyleNest and has contributed to magazines such as Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan.
A Curious Fancy
Run by India-based Ragini Nag Rao, A Curious Fancy is a fashion blog that emphasises cute over sexy. Since starting in 2009, Ragini has also written for Marie Claire and contributes regularly to Rookie.
Invest In Your Chest
Invest In Your Chest is a blog focused on lingerie and the problems women with big boobs have when it comes to fashion and bra fitting. Founded in 2010, the blog came about was inspired after owner Cheryl visited one of our sister Bravissimo stores for a bra fitting.
Fashion Fois Gras
Fashion Fois Gras is a fashion and style news site that operates 24/7! Since being founded in 2009, the site has been listed as a top fashion blog numerous times, and has been featured in top magazines like Vogue, Glamour and Red!
Muddle Through Mama
Evie from Muddle Through Mama is one of the webs leading ‘mummy blogger’. Evie discusses her life since becoming a mother in 2014 and covers everything from losing baby weight to weaning.
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.