“It was life changing!”

Seema: My story started over 20 years ago when Bravissimo first opened a shop in Ealing. I remember walking past and seeing a poster and thinking “I’ve got to see what that’s about!” because I’d never been happy about how my bra fitted. When I had a fitting, I was surprised how different it was, I felt welcomed and treated as an individual - I felt that I mattered.

I was fitted by eye and I remember the fitter saying, “you’re going to love this!” and when I tried the bra on I was amazed! I hadn’t realised how poorly my bras had been fitting until I had this comparison. All my life I’d been told that I needed to go wider around the back because the cups didn’t fit. I didn’t think that there was an option that existed for me, so when I finally got the right size I was so amazed! My boobs were where they were supposed to be!

As well as all my bras, I’ve bought sports bras, maternity and nursing bras… it’s been such a journey!

Feeling confident in great-fitting underwear…

Reena: Bra fittings used to be about what was practical, but as I’ve got older I’ve embraced who I am as a woman and wearing beautiful underwear gives me a sense of confidence.

Regardless of your background, as women it’s so important that we remember that wearing something beautiful and pretty makes you feel empowered.

... and swimwear too!

Reena: The first bikini I ever wore was one from Bravissimo. I walked onto the beach and I remember thinking I feel like a goddess!

Seema: Swimwear from Bravissimo is the only reason I’m on a beach or in a pool…nothing else would ‘allow’ me to go there!

Reena: Even the strapless sets have an in-built bra which makes such a difference as women with big boobs. It’s so nice to wear such a lovely set that’s supportive!

What does being a Bravissimo girl mean to you?

Seema: Being a Bravissimo girl means feeling confident and being part of that big-boobed family.

Reema: I agree! Being a Bravissimo girl means a sense of empowerment as a woman and embracing every single part of you regardless of your shape and size. I love the Bravissimo family!