Your Stories

If there’s one thing we love, it’s hearing your stories, especially if you’ve been on the journey to feeling good about your boobs and yourself! We never share your stories without your permission, and it’s absolutely fine if you’d rather we didn’t share yours, so please keep them coming!

Debbie's Story

Debbie shared her story of coming to get fitted after having reconstructive surgery - we hope it is reassuring for other Bravissimo girls!

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:dear bravissimo

I have been such a big supporter of Bravissimo for some years now. My aunt, who must be where I get my rather large chest from, raves about you!

I knew I was a Bravissimo girl when all my friends seemed to be getting smaller and smaller, whilst I kept growing. I found myself finally admitting I needed to get some proper underwear and found joy in good quality and fabulous Bravissimo products. Over the years I have struggled with the fact that I have bigger boobs, and that I have to think more carefully about what to wear because not everything can be thrown on me. I have to think about stripes and necklines and being too revealing. But I soon learnt that daring to be different was much more exciting than fitting in.

Good quality underwear was a big step in the embracing my difference. We all know how great we feel when we happen to be wearing matching underwear! Why can’t we have that every day? When I first wore a properly fitted Bravissimo bra. I felt that I could own my curves. I have a bigger chest and you know what, instead of sitting around complaining about back pain and telling people “my eyes are up here”, feeling awkward or embarrassed or spending hours trying to get an outfit together that doesn’t draw attention, I have actually become proud of them. My boobs are a part of who I am, they add character, they have a life of their own! I can run just as fast, I am just as intelligent and I can be sexy as hell.

Thank you Bravissimo for making me proud to be who I am!

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Eleanor

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:dear bravissimo

I was over the moon when I found out about Bravissimo.

Not only was I glad to feel more comfortable in bras made for big busted women, but I became so much more confident, especially in the way I felt. I felt it was a huge weight off my shoulders! I could finally have the support I needed and was able to pick out beautiful colourful bras that seemed like a dream before I discovered Bravissimo. I can’t begin to explain the incredible change Bravissimo has made in my life. I never shop anywhere else for my bras!

Nikisha

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:dear bravissimo

I just wanted to say that before Bravissimo I wanted to have a breast reduction. I am 5ft 2", petite and a 30G. I can honestly say discovering Bravissimo stopped me from taking such drastic action.

I am now very comfortable with the size of my boobs and very confident in whatever I wear! :)

Maria

:dear bravissimo

Several weeks ago I walked into your Guildford store after looking into your brand, and I must say I had high expectations. That usually inevitably ends with disappointment. However, nothing could be further from the truth in this case.

I was greeted by Lucy who listened so well as I disclosed how terribly embarrassed and frustrated I have been for years due to feeling like a 'freak' for having a large bust and not being able to find bras that fit properly in the usual high street stores, as well as many people's attitude toward my 'ample bosom'. The back ache, embarrassment and irritation had reached a climax before coming into your store and after receiving probably the best customer service I have ever had from Lucy, I walked out again about an hour later feeling a foot taller (physically and emotionally) with no back pain at all. UNBELIEVABLE!!!

Not only does Lucy really know her stuff - that was obvious in the way she was able to get me the perfect size and fit of bra that was actually really pretty on the first go, as well as explaining all the ins and outs of how to make sure it’s the right fit etc. - but because of her reassuring, kind and very 'human' manner, I was able to really relax and feel at last like a 'normal' woman. To someone who has not felt embarrassed by her body for most of her adult life, feeling normal would probably not be something to celebrate, but for me it was the best gift. I am a 32 H or HH cup, and Lucy explained to me that there are women much larger than me who come into the store regularly. In fact, when I told her that I couldn't find any bras bigger than a G or GG cup during a recent visit to M&S she seemed genuinely alarmed, which made me feel so much better.

After having a good cry (several times), just because I felt so able to talk to Lucy about how I have felt about my bust size and the years that I've struggled to find attractive good fitting bras, and after Lucy returned to me with a box of tissues, some clothes from the store to try on over my new bra, I was good to go.

I am so grateful to Bravissimo and to Lucy for providing such an amazing buying experience. I have genuinely never had such a positive experience buying anything from any store ever before. I love what your store does, making larger breasted women feel that they have as much right to beautiful properly fitting bras and clothes as all other women. But, I am especially thankful that you have staff like Lucy who so obviously love their job and who actually really care and are so intelligent in the way they help their customers. I know this mail has been rather gushing, but every word of it is genuine and no I am not related to Lucy ;) just a fan of great customer service.

A massive thank you to Lucy and Bravissimo

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Natalie

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:dear bravissimo

I am just writing to share my Bravissimo story!

At age 14, I was horrified when I had my first Bravissimo fitting and discovered that what I thought were 32DDs were in actual fact 28Gs!

But of course, once I got over the numbers and letters that appeared on my bra labels, I started to feel so much more confident. No longer was I spilling out of ill-fitting bras and feeling uncomfortable during PE and Dance. No longer were the only bras I could find to actually fit me something my Grandmother would wear.

I don't think I truly realised what a blessing discovering your stores has been until now; 10 years later, as a woman of 24. I think I could have quite easily developed a complex over the size of my boobs but finding you guys completely prevented that from happening and has ensured that, to this day, I have learnt to get on with my bigger boobs and not let them stop me from doing activities I want and wearing what I want.

Thank you Bravissimo! My heroes!

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Mercedes

:dear bravissimo

Like many Bravissimo girls, I used to hate my boobs. Bra-shopping was always the worst day of the year; hours in shop after shop, the sunny salespeople who at the beginning were so confident they could fit me and by the end made me feel like a freak of nature because they didn't have a size that fit me, the tearful return home with expensive/ugly bras that didn't fit.

In 2009, I spotted a girl built like me sporting a bikini on the beach. It looked great! Honestly, it probably was more modest than the frumpy one-piece I was wearing because it actually fit. I gathered up the courage to ask her where she got it and promptly became your customer for life!

I'm now a 32GG. Every bra, bikini & built-in bra tank is from Bravissimo. They make me look 10 lbs lighter, do a ton for my self-esteem and most importantly, give me the support I need to have a healthy back. There are now more options in the States for big-busted women but I've never found anything that equalled Bravissimo for customer service.

Carmel

:dear bravissimo

In high school I was told that what was in the shop was all that there was, and that the centre gore floating away from my body was normal in my size. Never mind that the back strap was high between my shoulder blades - I didn't even think to question that. I presumed the fitter knew her business and she had me in a 34G.

By the time I was in university my back hurt so much and I felt terrible about the way I looked, so I started researching via the internet about breast reduction surgery. In the process, I found an online forum of women who all had big boobs and small rib cages just like me… and they knew about all of these great places to buy bras that fit. I wasn't the only one! There were bras tailored to me, and I didn't have to tailor myself for the bra!

The queen of these online bra shops was clearly Bravissimo. So, though it was a lot of money for a broke college student to order a fancy bra with overseas shipping costs, it was worth it. For the first time I felt pretty instead of like a freak. Even my clothes looked better on me. I was now in a 30HH.
That was over ten years ago now, and I've been a loyal and happy customer ever since, even through pregnancies (whoa, 30K!) and after (currently 32HH). The bras are divine and the customer service is excellent! No other shop can compete. I suspect I will be a Bravissimo girl until my dying day.

April

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