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Get Glam with this Season’s Party Dresses

TaffertaIt’s coming… It’s just two weeks until Christmas and you can sense the excitement building. There are lots of fantastic things about Christmas and the lead up to it, buying for the people we love, twinkly lights, the markets and of course, the parties; a brilliant excuse for us girls to dress up and get glam.

This season’s Pepperberry party dresses are flattering for your boobs, fit beautifully and are utterly glamorous. We have lots of different styles to choose from, so if you want to make an entrance at your Christmas party, we can help you find the perfect dress. Don’t forget to read our essential tips to dress for a party.

Perfect Party Dresses

The Taffeta Full Skirt Dress is a very popular style with you girls, so it’s back again this year. It has a gorgeous 1940’s vintage look and the combination of a black jersey top and gold floral taffeta skirt really complement each other (the party crowd will be wondering if you are wearing separates or a dress!). If you want a glam dress without it being too revealing, then this is the dress for you.

Coca DressIf your festive party requires a long dress, the Coco Dress could be the one. This maxi dress comes in shimmering gold Lurex, with the incredibly flattering twist front detail, which will highlight your cleavage and flow beautifully down the body. Perfect for a ball, or any other formal occasion.Bianca Dress

The Bianca Dress in metallic fuchsia is a fun and flirty party dress. It will work for all kinds of festive occasions and can be dressed up, with a sumptuous jacket like the Faux Fur Jacket or for a more low key Maxiparty; you could wear it with the Quilted Leather Jacket.

This is the ultimate statement maxi dress in the ultimate colour. The Embellished Maxi Dress is perfect for a Christmas Ball with its flattering wrap neckline and side split. The sequin side detail is a beautiful design feature that makes this party dress extra special for your extra special night out.

This dress is super flattering, it’s great for hourglass and pear shapes and perfect if you want to create a waist. The Rose Jacquard fabric gives this dress a vintage timeless feel, which will be a go-to party dress for many years to come. This gorgeous dress can be toughened up with the Ponte Biker Jacket, or add some luxury with the Faux Fur Jacket.rose

If you are not a dress-kind-of-a-girl and you are happier with trousers, the Tapered Leg Jumpsuit is a must buy this Xmas. This stylish on-Jumpsuittrend jumpsuit is incredibly flattering and you can change the look by adding a gold belt, gold chunky necklace and gold killer heels. This stunning jumpsuit will take you from party to party from Xmas to NYE. Instead of a LBD, why not try the LBJ. The Lace Detail Jumpsuit is a true classic and a perfect alternative to a dress this party season.

 

Essential Tips on Party Dressing

Check the dress code

Is it cocktail dresses or long dresses? Is it formal, or relaxed?

Don’t over accessorize

You don’t want to blend in with the Christmas tree girls! If your dress is sparkly, you won’t need a lot of jewellery – just something simple and a clutch bag. If your dress is a simple jersey dress or a LBD, then accessorize away!  

Consider your coat

It’s important to think about your coat when you are travelling to your event, if you are wearing a beautiful dress; you want something just as beautiful on top. Trench coats and anything with faux fur are good options and a large coloured pashmina can dress up any coat.

Think about hair and make-up

As a rule of thumb, if your dress is simple you can go adventurous with the hair and make-up, maybe with an up-do hairstyle and some red vampy lips and eyeliner flick. If you are wearing a full-on sequined dress, keep hair and make-up simple, maybe a smoky eye and a clear lip gloss.

Comfort is key

Make sure your party dress feels comfortable on, as it will help you feel more confident, so you can get on with dancing the night away. Ditto with shoes, if you are planning on wearing heels, make sure you can dance and stand in them. You can also buy folding pumps, which fit into a clutch bag.

For more fabulous party dresses, browse our occasion and party dresses.

And please leave your comments, as we really do love to hear from you.

Winter Capsule Wardrobe for Women With Big Busts

It’s beginning to get colder and us girls can’t put it off any longer, we have to think about our winter wardrobe. Hopefully the remainder of your summer clothes have been packed away for another year, so let’s turn our attention to winter and building a big bust-friendly winter capsule wardrobe that will keep you warm and looking stylish until spring.

The best way to build a capsule winter wardrobe is to concentrate on a few classic pieces that won’t date, but add some on-trend items to keep it fun. Your winter wardrobe should be stylish, wearable, versatile and flattering. To keep things suitable for girls with bigger boobs, we will be using pieces from our own Pepperberry range.

Your Capsule Winter Wardrobe

The Faux Fur Collar Coat

 

The Statement Coat

The Faux Fur Collar Coat in this season’s colour, plum, is really stylish. It can easily be dressed up and down just by taking off the detachable collar for everyday, but if you are going for a night out, add the collar for that touch of glamour. The Faux Fur Collar coat has concealed buttons so will definitely keep the cold out. If you prefer a lighter colour, then opt for the Double Breasted Coat in ice blue. This classic coat, in this season’s pastel blue, will become a firm favourite every winter.

 

 

 

The Lola Wrap Dress

The Printed Jersey Dress

Print is everywhere this season; from ditsy florals to geometric patterns to baroques. The jersey dress is a real wardrobe staple, you can choose a wrap style like the Lola Wrap Dress a real classic and incredibly flattering for the boobs and tummy, it’s also great for work with a cami worn underneath. For something more fitted and perfect for weekends or work, the Baroque Printed Jersey Dress, is a must. It could be worn with the Jersey Blazer in navy for the office, or our Leather Biker Jacket or Quilted Leather Jacket for a night out. The Grace Dress also works well with these options, if you prefer a longer sleeve. For a dress that makes a statement and is a perfect party dress, the Macey Dress in animal print will definitely bring out your wild side. It looks great with either of our leather jackets, our Ponte Biker Jacket and our Faux Fur Jacket. It also comes in a baroque print.    

 

The Florence Top

 

 

The Jersey Top

Where would we be without our jersey tops? So easy to wear, they go with everything and are ultra-flattering for big boobs. The Florence Top in scarlet, the Twist Waist Top in black and the Carly Top in baroque print will be great additions to your wardrobe this winter.

 

 

 

 

The Fitted Long Sleeve Shirt

 

 

The White Shirt

Every wardrobe needs a classic white shirt. Gone are the days when we struggled with buttons and had to go a size up for the fit around the boobs. Our Pepperberry Fitted Long Sleeve Shirt with added stretch will fit like a dream. Can be worn with our pencil skirts or under your favourite knit.

 

 

The Flo Dress

 

The LBD

Every wardrobe also needs a little black dress and you can’t get much better than the Flo Dress. It is the perfect day-to-night dress, so great for the Christmas party, after a day at the office. It has a wrap style front, which is flattering and doesn’t show too much cleavage. It also is has a lovely gather detail on the shoulder which gives it a little edge.  It looks good with any clutch bag or necklace, so check out our accessories and have fun choosing.

 

 

 

The Scuba Pencil Skirt

 

The Pencil Skirt

We have a variety of pencil skirts that will be great buys this season. The new Scuba Pencil Skirt is a gorgeous skirt and looks good with our black or scarlet jersey tops, as it does with a classic white shirt. It works well from day to night too. The Pu Pencil Skirt is a real classic and the Print Midi Pencil Skirt is a must, if you are looking for the perfect skirt for work. Wear with a jersey top, knit, or of course the classic white shirt.

 

 

 

The Sleeve Detail Jumper

 

 

The Essential Knit

Do you choose a cardi like the versatile Notch Neck Cardigan, which comes in five colours and fits beautifully over bigger busts with no gaping buttons? Or do you choose our super soft, Sleeve Detail Jumper in ice blue with silver thread? Whichever you go for, make sure you invest in a great piece of knitwear this winter. You can layer the cardi with a classic white shirt and layer our jumper with a Cosy Longline Cardigan, for extra warmth. Also wear as a single layer with any of our pencil skirts or skinny jeans.

 

 

The Sequin Top

 

 

The Going Out Top

Two big trends this winter are metallic and lace, so take your pick. We have the Libby Top in plum, with a removable inner cami, or the Sequin Top in silver, with ¾ length sleeves and exposed zip. Both tops look amazing with our Pu Pencil Skirt and our Skinny Trousers. For more lace and metallic, browse our current collection.

 

 

 

The Skinny Washed Jean

 

 

 

The Skinny Jeans

Whether you choose our Skinny Washed Jean or our Skinny Jeans or both! You will get so much wear out of these this winter. A good pair of jeans is essential to get right, as we wear them a lot. These jeans can be worn with ankle boots and a leather jacket or can be worn with riding boots and a fitted blazer for a softer look. Also wear with your favourite going out top.

 

 

The Quilted Leather Jacket

 

 

The Leather Jacket

Every girl needs to own a leather jacket! We have brought you two this season that will go with practically everything in your wardrobe. The Quilted Leather Jacket and the Leather Biker Jacket are both timeless jackets that you will love year after year.

What do you think of our ‘winter capsule wardrobe’? Is there anything that you would add? Please leave your comments; we love hearing from you.

 

Sale – New Lines Added & Further Markdowns!

It’s time to put your feet up and have a bit of you time as there’s now even more choice in our Winter Sale – new lines have been added we’ve even further markdowns! Maybe you’ll find that perfect last minute New Year outfit…
Sale - New Lines Added & Further Markdowns

Winter Sale Now On!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…
The Bravissimo Pepperberry sale is NOW ON!
Available online and in store, you can find your favourite styles all with great discounts.

Winter Sale Now On!

Black Friday Savings!

Black Friday has arrived and we have 25% off selected party styles. But don’t delay – this deal isn’t hanging around and you only have until Sunday to place your order! BLACK FRIDAY SAVINGS!

Take centre stage…

We want you to feel über confident this Christmas, and a perfectly fitting, stylish party dress is a great place to start. Don’t just take our word for it, but indulge in these wise words from legends of fashion, stage & screen

“Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.”
Leonardo de Vinci

Taffeta Full Skirt Dress £95.00

Taffeta Full Skirt Dress £95.00

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.”
Audrey Hepburn

Hepburn Dress £79.00

Hepburn Dress
£79.00

“One should either be a work of art or wear a work of art.”
Oscar Wilde

Tutu Skirt Dress £99.00

Tutu Skirt Dress £99.00

“Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.”
Jean Cocteau

Spot Jacquard Dress £85.00

Spot Jacquard Dress £85.00

“Fashion is architecture: it is a matter or proportions.”
Coco Chanel

Embellished Maxi Dress £79.00

Embellished Maxi Dress
£79.00

“I have always believed that fashion was not only to make women more beautiful, but also to reassure them, give them confidence.”
Yves Saint Laurent

Baroque Jacquard Dress £85.00

Baroque Jacquard Dress
£85.00

“Style is much more interesting than fashion, really.”
Marc Jacobs

Baroque Cowl Neck Dress £79.00

Baroque Cowl Neck Dress £79.00

“The difference between style and fashion is quality.”
Georgino Armani

Deco Beaded Silk Dress £89.00

Deco Beaded Silk Dress £89.00

“Fashion fades, only style remains the same.”
Coco Chanel

Pleat Skirt Dress £65.00

Pleat Skirt Dress £65.00

“One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress.”
Karl Lagerfeld

Twist Front Column Dress £59.00

Twist Front Column Dress
£59.00

“Fashion should be stylish and fun.”
Twiggy

Rose Jacquard Dress £59.00

Rose Jacquard Dress
£59.00

“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.”
Katharine Hepburn

Wide Leg Jumpsuit £69.00

Wide Leg Jumpsuit
£69.00

*Stand out in the spotlight *

Winter is here which means the party season is just around the corner. At Pepperberry we’ve got perfectly fitting party dresses all designed with your boobs in mind so your sure to stand out in the spotlight. Here’s just a taster of what we have in store…

Baroque Jacquard Dress £85.00

  Baroque Jacquard Dress
£85.00

Hepburn Dress £79.00

Hepburn Dress
£79.00

Embellished Maxi Dress £79.00

Embellished Maxi Dress
£79.00

Wide Leg Jumpsuit £69.00

Wide Leg Jumpsuit
£69.00

Rose Jacquard Dress £59.00

Rose Jacquard Dress
£59.00

Twist Front Column Dress £59.00

Twist Front Column Dress
£59.00

Pin to Win!

It’s competition time – win £100 Pepperberry vouchers!

Create a Pinterest board and name it #PartyInPepperberry. Use our cover image as the cover image for your board. Pin as many images as you like that represent your perfect Christmas party. From frocks to shoes, food to venues and even hair & make up ideas, we’d like your board to put us in the party spirit. Competition closes 7th December & the winning board will be posted on our Facebook page.

Pin this as the cover image to your #PartyInPepperberry board for your chance to WIN

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A guide to the office holiday party

Believe it or not the holidays are just around the corner. This means gift giving, seasonal treats and figuring out what the heck you are going to wear to the office holiday party. That last one, though it should be fun, is actually a bit stressful. You are supposed to be more relaxed and laid back at your company party but at the same time you need to remain composed and stylish.

A great brand that can help you do that is Pepperberry. Pepperberry is the sister to the British lingerie brand Bravissimo. It provides stylish and sophisticated choices for professional women. They have some great choices for the holiday office party like the Tutu Skirt Dress, the Hepburn Dress (when in doubt, dress like Audrey), the Taffeta Full Skirt Dress and the Embellished Maxi Dress.

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But if you still have questions about what is and isn’t appropriate for the office holiday party, here is a guide.

1. Never go for too sexy 

Amanda Sanders of NewYorkImageConsultant says the main mistake women make at company holiday parties is dressing too sexy. “People really lose sight of the fact … that this is still a business event,” she says. This means that you need to put the girls away. Save that for New Year’s Eve with your friends. Also avoid super short hemlines, ‘killer heels’ and too much sparkles.

2. Avoid sheer

Sheer is in an in look right now, but be very careful for rocking this at the holiday office party.

3. Don’t wear outfits that promote a particular holiday 

You may celebrate Christmas, but not everyone else does. “Merry Christmas might seem innocent enough on a sweater, but it’s Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, post-Diwali, or potentially no holiday at all for other people in the office,” Aravinda Rao Souza, senior marketing manager at recruitment software company Bullhorn, told Fox News. “Going too crazy with the holiday theme is also just a little tacky. Dress like you are attending a charity event where there would be both children and adults present.” 

4. Embrace the accessories

The best place to experiment with fashion in the workplace is with your accessories. The office holiday party is probably not the place for a sequined mini-skirt, but a sequined handbag like this beaded clutch from Pepperberry is perfect.

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5. Stay away from crazy prints 

Don’t go too crazy with the prints. Not everyone is as trendy as you and a student of fashion blogs so they may not get your plaid on plaid ensemble.

6. Don’t be too fancy or casual 

A major mistake newbies often make is either over or under dressing. You do not want to show up in a ball gown or jeans. But do ask around to see what the dress code is.

7. Network 

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Use this holiday party opportunity to network (especially if you have on a fabulous outfit!) Mingle! Don’t just park yourself next to the food table or spend the whole night drinking in a corner and looking at your phone. Career expert Nicole Williams has a great list of networking ice breakers to get the conversation started. If you know who is going to be at the party, do some research so you can ask questions that relate to them like about what school they went to or their latest project.

8. Keep it simple 

If you are going straight from the office to the party try a simple black dress for the work day or maybe a shift and then put on some sparkly shoes or a really bold necklace like this one from Pepperberry.

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Our thanks to Meredith Lepore

Behind the Scenes at our Winter Photo Shoot

In early July when the weather was at an all time high in the UK with scorching sunshine and soaring temperatures, the Pepperberry team were busy on location focusing on wrapping up for the colder weather and getting glamorous for holiday parties.

With an abundance of energy and enthusiasm, the crew and gorgeous models were whisked off for 3 days to the beautiful location of Leamington Spa to shoot the new winter collection. There, we visited several key spots which would prove to be the perfect backdrop and setting for our winter range.

On Day 1, we  shot our dress-up-or-down styles adding glamour with chic chignon buns and glossy ponytails in the models’ hairs. Watch out for pops of purple and monochrome to perfectly complement your busy social schedule as you move from day into evening.

The lucious greenery of the park was the main base for day 2 of our shoot. The sunshine never failed us and shone brightly for much of the day lending itself to create beautifully natural light our which was perfect for showcasing our new casual pieces.

Our final day of shoot took us to the studio where we had created a luxurious, ambient room set. We can’t share any sneak previews of our products just yet…but you can expect partywear, coats, casual wear and versatile workwear and smart-casual pieces.

Shop from a selection of our winter collection now! The full collection will be avialble online and instores in Novemeber.

We’d love to hear what you think of this blog…please leave us a comment below.

Love Pepperberry x