Buying your daughter’s first Bra is a milestone for you and your daughter but it can possibly be a daunting and difficult process too. At the Bra Shop, we have years of experience helping daughters buy their first Bra or find a suitable bra as they grow and develop. Making the process as comfortable and enjoyable as possible for them whilst making sure they get a Bra that looks good, is comfortable, supportive and healthy!
Why get a proper Bra Fitting for your daughter?
What is important is to get used to having Bras properly fitted at the earliest possible age. As we fit Bras we are able to explain how they should be worn and adjusted, what styles are suitable for certain body shapes and why a properly fitting Bra is as important for women's’ health as it is for comfort. So developing good habits early!
With pre-teens and young teens, it is also important that they choose a style that will allow proper development of the breasts, is comfortable, pretty and provides a nice shape whilst at the same time protects their modesty.
Why visit the Bra Shop?
We know that de-mystifying the Bra wearing experience is important. However, we also want to make sure the Bra fitting experience is a good one for your daughter. By ensuring we have a warm friendly atmosphere, a properly trained and experienced team that understands what youngsters need, we are able to easily alleviate any worries, anxieties or embarrassment.
By approaching the process sensitively we are able to create a lasting impression that being properly fitted and wearing the right Bra is beneficial.
When to buy your daughter her first Bra
Well, the Bras are often referred to as teen Bras but we are finding that some young girls need them before they hit their teens and even as young as 9 or 10. They seem to be growing up much quicker than they did in days gone by!
This can also be a tricky issue to raise as some young girls find talking about their bodies with their parents awkward and uncomfortable. It is often when their friends start wearing Bras that they may mention it as they will not want to feel left out.
At the end of the day, our Bra Fitting service is free so it is better to come in and get help and advice from our expert team before making a decision. Plus, we will never ever recommend a Bra if it is not appropriate (at any age we should stress!).
What type of Bra?
Choosing the right style can also be a little tricky especially if your daughter is fashion conscious and loves a bit of glamour! Feeling great is important, of course, but it is important to strike the right balance. So a Bra that looks good, fits great and is properly supportive. It should tick all these boxes. This is where the Bra Shop can helo! We only stock brands and styles that are tried and tested – offer high-quality, good value and are industry leaders.
Good quality teen Bras also tend to be made from pure soft cotton. Not only are pure cotton bras comfortable to wear, they are hardwearing and less likely to react to sensitive young skin. Our best selling everyday Bra is the Missy My First Bra from Royce Lingerie. Simple, light, practical and pretty.
Once your daughter is ready to move on, then try a foam padded moulded cup. Comfortable, smooth shape and modest - perfect under fitted tops.
What about a sports Bra?
Very good question. Breasts move a lot during exercise even for the smallest of busts. As breasts don’t contain any muscles this movement can stretch and damage the fine ligaments and in later life lead to saggy boobs.
The Missy My First Sports Bra we sell is perfect for wearing under a school uniform or PE kit. It offers excellent support, creates a smooth discreet shape, has removable padded foam inserts and is both feminine and sporty!