When I couldn’t make Bravissimo’s Boob School launch last month I was really disappointed, but I was soon cheered up with the news that I could still review a piece from the new Spring collection.
The only Bravissimo own brand bra I’d been able to try on before now was the Paradiso Plume on my recent trip to their Newcastle store, and I hadn’t had a very good experience with it despite falling madly in love with it’s appearance. I wasn’t sure whether the size or the balcony shape made my fit such a failure and I wondered if that was an example of how Bravissimo bras would always be like. Being offered a style of my choice gave me the perfect opportunity to try something possibly more suited to my own bust shape, and it proved the right step forward.
Figuring that some balcony styles are a case of hit or miss, depending on where the gore finishes, I decided to opt for a plunge. It wasn’t long before I was told I had the new ‘Dixie’ collection in the post for me, which I requested in my normal 28H.
I hadn’t realised that a hot pink bra had been missing from my lingerie drawer for a few years, and it was a refreshing sight to see how deep in pretty colour Dixie’s fuschia shade was. It’s a very simple style; a scalloped self coloured lace trims the cups and little white bows spotted with pink are positioned at the centre gore and to the fore straps. The unpadded triple section cups are smooth and silky feeling both sides of the fabric which lends to it’s comfortable sensation.
The band has a good firm tension; it’s perfectly supportive and fastens with rows of triple hooks and eyes. The straps are fully adjustable and elastic, possibly more stretchy than I feel they need be, but not particularly a problem.
The cups totally encase my boobs with absolutely no bulging or falling out, and I have a good cleavage without the cups being push-up. There are no signs of fabric wrinkling, creasing or unfilled areas, in fact the cups are perfectly smooth and mirror my own shape.
I am really, really pleased with Dixie and totally impressed with the fit. I’m amazed at how comfy it’s been wearing Dixie for long days without any need to adjust or move wiring. I feel Dixie is like a second skin, and dare I say it, leading ahead in my list of favourite bras. 🙂
The briefs, which I was sent in a size 12, were exactly how I like them, not too low and with good bum coverage. The same lace and bow detailing trims the briefs, with the back of them and the front side panels being an easy to wear mesh, so they’re super comfy.
Dixie is a really cute set to own – perfect if you’re a pink lover, have close set boobs and suit a plunging style and want to update your lingerie with something a little more youthful and girly.