Last summer my mum introduced me to Bravissimo. I needed a swimming costume for a school holiday and I ended up with both a swimming costume and a dress!

It’s amazing to find somewhere where I have a choice of things I can buy because everything is tailored to body types just like mine.

Feeling empowered in sports bras and swimwear…

I used to feel worried that I wasn’t supported enough when going to the gym and playing sports at school, but now I feel completely different – I feel secure and uplifted. When I went swimming, I’d worry that my costume would come undone but it’s not something that I have to think about at all anymore which is amazing!

and THAT blue dress…

I wasn’t originally supposed to buy a dress… we only went to buy a swimming costume! But as soon as I put the blue dress on, I felt amazing! It’s such a beautiful dress - it fits me so well and gives me a waist and doesn’t hang off me. It’s particularly hard as a teenager with big boobs to find clothes, so it’s really nice to find things that not only fit but are flattering. When you’re younger, finding things that suit your age, that you feel comfortable in and that fit nicely can be difficult – but the dress does it all – I love it!

What does it mean to you to be a Bravissimo girl?

Being a Bravissimo girl means feeling at completely at home in my body.

I feel confident and empowered by a team of amazing, strong women - it’s amazing to have a place where you can belong, and where everyone understands. I said to my mum as I first walked into Bravissimo: “I feel like I’ve found my people!”.