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Sally Bee’s Pepperberry Day of Style

We get tons of questions about how to dress for your body type when you have big boobs. Dressing for your boobs used to take a lot of patience and a lot of trying on clothes. Gone are the days of thinking that you are limited when it comes to dressing for your boob type with Bravissimo and Pepperberry’s fit solution. Identifying and understanding your shape is something that Bravissimo and Pepperberry girls know all about- as Sally Bee discovered upon her visit to our Leamington Spa store this week where she was fitted by Ali.

Sally Bee is a woman of many talents, a wife and mum, she is also a home cook, nutritionist, food writer, campaigner, heart health ambassador and TV presenter. Sally has been inspiring women up and down the country with “Dig the Wig” since she revealed she was losing her hair because of the daily medication she must take after suffering two massive heart attacks in September 2004.

Pepp 1Sally has remained strong and confident in the face of these challenges, which Sally refuses to let stop her from feeling her best. Sally is putting the message across that you should not let life get you down and to do what makes you feel good. Speaking to Lorraine, Sally said: ‘I kind of had two choices – do I hide it or do I embrace it? I had to embrace it.’ Sally’s ambitions for women to be strong and confident are supporting women to feel confident in themselves and how they look.

We’ve all been there – our friends say we look fabulous but if we don’t feel fabulous we don’t feel confident. Sally Bee says the same about bad hair days on her blog since her hair loss. Here at Bravissimo & Pepperberry we want you to not only look good but more importantly feel fabulous knowing that bigger boobs – and Sally we think you look amazing!

Until last week, Sally hadn’t heard of our clothing brand Pepperberry and Wow Sally really went to town trying everything on and we’re showcasing some of her favourites! Sally started off her visit with a Bra Fitting to find the perfect foundation for her outfit, arriving a 36D and leaving a 34E with a gorgeous Satine in Bloom Bra in Navy Floral. This Bra is a Bravissimo original with a pretty floral pattern and a super soft luxury feeling.

Not having heard of Pepperberry until recently Sally went all out and tried on a variety of outfits to experience first-hand how our Fit Solution caters for boobs and curves.

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Here are some of Sally’s favourite pieces from the day:

Beaded Panel Dress – £85

The elegant, black and champagne embellished Beaded Panel shift dress has lace overlay panelling on the front and back of the dress and would make a perfect dress for the party season. Sally wears Size 12 in this piece. The glamourous beading and smooth silhouette make this LDB the perfect addition to your wardrobe.

Metallic Mini Skirt – £45

Jacquard Skirt – £45

Scoop Back Jersey Top – £35

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With an elegant scoop back, this simple jersey top is the perfect accessory for any of our statement bottoms, and nothing shouts statement like a light gold metallic mini or Jacquard pleated skirt. Sally wears Size 12 Curvy in the top and Size 12 in both skirts. Sally said “Curve is the new black” which we couldn’t agree more with.


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Florence Top – £39

Scuba Pencil Skirt – £45

Our Florence top with 3/4 sleeves, pleated wrap front and gathering at the shoulders adds instant glamour to any outfit and with a perfect fit over bigger boobs there is no fabric stretching and no danger that you will fall out of your top! Sally wears Size 12 Curvy over her Satine in Bloom bra which gives a flawless smoothing effect underneath. Sally has teamed this with the Scuba Pencil Skirt in Size 12 to complete the look.


Sally’s Showstopper:

Scuba Full Skirt Dress – £85

Pepp 5Sally’s showstopper was the beautiful Scuba Full Skirt Dress with its colourful blurred floral print – A super versatile dress that you can dress up or dress down. Stand out from the crowd in this stylish option which enhances your curves and hugs your boobs with our fit solution design.

Steal Sally’s style by going glamorous in the evening with an effortlessly chic look or pair with our Notch Neck Cardigan for a vintage feel in the daytime. Some killer heels will add just the right amount of glamour to your outfit.

This outfit was worn on ITV’s The Lorraine Show where Sally was discussing her hair loss over the last couple of years due to her heart medication.  “I am proud to be ‘out’ as a wig wearer” Sally mentions on her own blog.  It’s taken Sally a while to get to the stage where she felt she could be open and talk about this…”but now I have, I feel better”. On Twitter #digthewig and #livetothemax hashtags have popped up in support of Sally’s inspiring and brave discussion about her process.

For more information about Sally’s blog and Sally’s wigs go here 

For more information about Sally’s blog and Sally’s style go here





Image credit: ITV

Sally’s outfit for ITV on The Lorraine Show wearing her favourite Red Wig.

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Pop into your nearest Bravissimo and Pepperberry store to enquire about Bra Fitting and Fit Revolution to discover the perfect fit for your perfect curves.

Samantha and Ali of our Leamington Spa store were there to lend a helping to Sally on her discovery of Fit Revolution – book an appointment today! To find your nearest store view our Store Locator >>

What Dress to Wear to Black Tie Event

Summer is the time for dinner dances, balls,The Fleur Dress 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.

The Kate Prom DressFor 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.

The Shell Bead Shift Dress

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.

The Jasmine Bandeau Dress


So girls, 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.

Do you like our choices? Leave your comments and let us know.



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New In For May…

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…

Erica Dress | £55

Erica Dress | £55

Textured Tie Back Dress | £45.00

Textured Tie Back Dress | £45.00

Alexa Dress | £49.00

Alexa Dress | £49.00

Washed Stripe Maxi Dress |£75.00

Washed Stripe Maxi Dress | £75.00

Tab Front Sundress | £49.00

Tab Front Sundress | £49.00

Global Inspirations

Global Inspirations - prints & colours from around the globe. shop the collection >

Macrame Maxi Dress £75.00

Macrame Maxi Dress £75.00

Gather Neck Maxi Dress £75.00

Gather Neck Maxi Dress £75.00

Tile Print Dress £55.00

Tile Print Dress £55.00

Neck Detail Dip Hem Dress £55.00

Neck Detail Dip Hem Dress £55.00

RSVP in style

Be the best dressed guest in styles with the perfect fit for your boobs

Fleur Dress £95

Fleur Dress £95

Silver Jacquard Shift Dress £79

Silver Jacquard Shift Dress £79

Lace Stripe Dress £65

Lace Stripe Dress £65

Eden Border Dress £69

Eden Border Dress £69

Kate Prom Dress £69 | Susie Floral Shrug £39

Kate Prom Dress £69 | Susie Floral Shrug £39

Florals & Lace

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.

Lace Stripe Dress - £65

Lace Stripe Dress – £65

Floral Broderie Dress - £59

Floral Broderie Dress – £59

Mesh Lace Border Top - £49

Mesh Lace Border Top – £49

Textured Shell Top - £39

Textured Shell Top – £39

Eden Border Dress - £69

Eden Border Dress – £69

This Spring – make it monochrome!

Monochrome is a key trend for the spring season. We’ve classic black and whites available in casual and formal styles to ensure you’ve any occasion covered. Team you outfit with a pop of your favourite colour depending on your mood for a refreshing twist on your spring style.

Daisy Print Dress & Charlotte Dress Floral Dress & Daisy Trim Tunic Daisy Pleat Top, Textured Spot Skirt & Amanda Ponte Dress Textured Spot Jacket, Pleat Chiffon Blouse & Textured Spot Skirt

Spring is here!

The temperature is slowly getting warmer, bulbs are fighting their way through the soil, and the prospect of Easter just a few weeks away, this can only mean one this… Spring is here!

So we’ve bought to you a bright and bold collection of new styles – all designed to fit your boobs perfectly!

Here’s just a selection of what we have in store…


Breton stripes are a BIG thing this Spring. A timeless wardrobe classic that are perfect for dressing up, or wearing more casually. What’s more, their nautical feel will carry you through seamlessly into summer.

Harbour Stripe Top

Harbour Stripe Top £39

Henley Stripe Dress

Henley Stripe Dress £55

Abi Stripe Top

Abi Stripe Top £35











The HOT colour this season. Bright, bold and beautiful, tangerine sits perfectly when teamed with navys and whites, bringing an updated colour-pop to your wardrobe staples.

Plait Neck Top

Plait Neck Top £39.00

Textured Ponte Jacket

Textured Ponte Jacket £69

Lucy Spot Dress

Lucy Spot Dress £55










Statement prints

We’ve an abundance of statement prints this Spring to make sure you can always standout from a crowd. Whether you like a spot, a stripe or even a star, you can be sure we’ve got something for you this season.

Anna Spot Top

Anna Spot Top £35

Beatrice Dress

Beatrice Dress £55

Olivia Dress

Olivia Dress £55

Sally Top

Sally Top £35

We’ve got a spring in our step!

Start the year a fresh with new spring pieces for your 2015 wardrobe.

We've got a spring in our step! New Styles. New Year. New You! Clothes designed with your boobs in mind.