Raye admits fashion can be 'intimidating'

Raye has admitted that fashion can be "intimidating".

The British singer-songwriter has revealed that many of the artists she looks up to for their musical talent also influence the way she dresses.

"Ella Fitzgerald was a beautiful woman and I love the way she dressed," Raye told Elle in an interview published on Wednesday. "Same with Nina Simone and Diana Ross."

The Escapism hitmaker added that she is also inspired by British designer Ellie Misner, who creates bespoke corsets for her tour ensembles.

"I adore her," the 26-year-old said of Ellie. "Whether I'm skinny or not - which is something I do think about - I always feel good in that old Hollywood style; corsets, gloves, a beautiful dress."

Elsewhere in the interview, the musician admitted that although she feels "confident" when writing and singing, navigating the fashion industry "can be quite intimidating".

The BRIT Award winner was particularly blown away when she sat front row at a Valentino Haute Couture show last year.

"It was breathtaking; it actually took my breath away," she shared.