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To pay £32 for a bra for my 13 year old!

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tireddotcom72 Thu 06-Apr-17 08:54:32

I don't actually have much choice as my large chested 13 year old is now a 28F! It's hereditary we all are large chested in our family. But she is still growing at Xmas she was a dd and bras on the high street don't go that size so off to bravissimo and 2 bras purchased. This week I noticed she is bursting out of them back to bravissimo and now a 28F! 2 bras purchased at £32 each! And they aren't attractive when you are 13 and want pretty bras your flat chested friends buy in primark! I wish I could pay primark prices.

And now getting upset about bikinis for summer as she realises all the ones she likes that her friends wear are not going to fit. She is going to have to get a (her words) horrible old lady one like you have to wear!

QuiteLikely5 Thu 06-Apr-17 08:56:07

So why would you be unreasonable to buy your child a bra? I'm confused confused

HighwayDragon1 Thu 06-Apr-17 08:57:05

I'm sure primark do a bigger bust range up to a G now?

Rossigigi Thu 06-Apr-17 08:57:55

I'm at 32GG/H and feel for her. Debenhams do so pretty bras in these sizes that don't break the bank.

theothersideoftheworld Thu 06-Apr-17 08:58:03

I would absolutely buy her the expensive ones. It's hard enough at that age being big boobed, without not being able to get pretty bras or bikinis like your friends.
I would see it as boosting her confidence. Money well spent.

user1491323019 Thu 06-Apr-17 08:58:20

Hmm. Walk slowly, magician.

EdmundCleverClogs Thu 06-Apr-17 08:58:38

Primark defiantly do F cups (I wear them myself). Have you looked online? I'm sure that there are cheaper ones available.

Rossigigi Thu 06-Apr-17 08:59:22

And also the larger Asda stores however I think they go from 32/34 G if I remember correctly

marialuisa Thu 06-Apr-17 08:59:46

Try Boux Avenue instead. Cheaper and prettier.

user1491323019 Thu 06-Apr-17 09:00:08

Please be cautious, people ...

ImCatbug Thu 06-Apr-17 09:00:13

Highway Primark do larger cup sizes but the band sizes start at 32 so if you're a 28-30 it's impossible to find anything.

OP have you looked at the bikinis in Bravissimo or Brastop? I remember seeing some really cute ones recently (and I'm 24 so don't wear 'horrible old lady ones' I don't think 😂)

Rossigigi Thu 06-Apr-17 09:00:35

Also panache (excuse the spelling) do pretty swimwear and I've had some lovely sets off Amazon that were cheap

marialuisa Thu 06-Apr-17 09:00:43

I'm guessing it's the 28 back with f cup that causes the problem with cheap shops. DD and I in the same boat.

DonkeyOaty Thu 06-Apr-17 09:01:06

Lovely that folk are posting with suggestions.

My suggestion is that peeps refrain from posting about their teen daughters busts.

IJustLostTheGame Thu 06-Apr-17 09:02:06

Cheap shops don't do small back sizes.
I feel your dd's pain op.
It sucks.

RufusTheRenegadeReindeer Thu 06-Apr-17 09:02:16

We just paid £59

Dh strode out of the shop saying 'm&s next time'

They do vary in price even in the proper bra shops

But I suppose its like shoes when they are growing

Trifleorbust Thu 06-Apr-17 09:02:32

OP had a 12 year old last June so looks fairly legit to me.

OP, bear in mind some people will find this post troll-like. Hard hat!

user1491323019 Thu 06-Apr-17 09:02:45

Indeed Donkey

RufusTheRenegadeReindeer Thu 06-Apr-17 09:02:52

Would agree with the poster that recommended Bravissimo

EdmundCleverClogs Thu 06-Apr-17 09:03:08

Donkey, I take it you were a lucky teen who didn't have to deal with this issue. It's not nice or easy (or cheap).

tireddotcom72 Thu 06-Apr-17 09:03:42

She is only a 28 back and that is big but a 26 is impossible to find. I don't object to buying her bras but £32 each!

And she just wants something pretty like her friends have!

RufusTheRenegadeReindeer Thu 06-Apr-17 09:04:59

Decent bra can make you look smaller up top as well

BlueGoats Thu 06-Apr-17 09:05:12

It's the small back size that makes these difficult to find outside bravissimo, rather than the F cup (speaking from experience). Check their sales online if the price is an issue (and there's usually more variety there too, though I've no idea what's fashionable for a 13 year old).

HeadDreamer Thu 06-Apr-17 09:05:32

She needs it so why is it a AIBU? i thought you were going to say you bought these expensive ones when a cheap one from M&S will fit! Just checked my email and my last set was £10.50 for two blush

FauxFox Thu 06-Apr-17 09:06:25

Find a brand/style/size that fits then search for it on eBay - you can find bras from brands like Freya in those sizes on there new for around £10. Swimwear same - I just bought a new Freya bikini in 30E for under £20 on eBay (and it's not old lady-like it's got watermelon slices on and is luffly smile)

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