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Where and when do you get a dd measured for a bra?

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Thethingswedoforlove Mon 02-Jan-17 23:01:07

Mine has been wearing trainer type bras but now i wonder if I should get her properly measured. People on here often say m and s are rubbish at this so wondering where people might recommend? She isn't so keen on the idea but accepts it might be sensible.....

Brighteyes27 Mon 02-Jan-17 23:08:34

How old is your DD and how developed is she? I took my DD to M&S they were dreadful definitely don't go there. I waited a goodly few months to get over the trauma of M&S and tried a local specialist bra shop and they were fine with DD. She is well developed and started wearing one in the second half of year 6.

DeleteOrDecay Mon 02-Jan-17 23:14:02

Bravissimo might be good? Or any other specialist bra shop if you have any near you?

Thethingswedoforlove Mon 02-Jan-17 23:15:25

She is 11.5 and has been wearing something for a year but now she looks more like she has small breasts rather than just beginning to develop if that makes sense. I will look up bravissimo.

busyrascal Mon 02-Jan-17 23:21:56

Don't bravissimo only do large cup sizes?

Thethingswedoforlove Mon 02-Jan-17 23:23:49

Oh really rascal? I will look ta

Brighteyes27 Mon 02-Jan-17 23:29:02

Just try a local specialist bra shop if you have one go in and if the staff seem nice approachable and not snottir get a fitting. Yes avoid bravissimo they mainly cater for DD to JJ or something and they don't really do comfy bras that your DD would wear or find comfortable.

Nightmanagerfan Mon 02-Jan-17 23:31:19

If you are near a John Lewis they are excellent at fitting and have a good selection of sizes

sixandoot Mon 02-Jan-17 23:35:03

The Boob or Bust www.booborbust.com calculator is an excellent starting point. Or A Bra That Fits www.reddit.com/r/ABraThatFits/. They use slightly different techniques from each other but either of them is likely to be much better than M&S or many other shops.

TheBogQueen Mon 02-Jan-17 23:35:36

Yes John Lewis / really they just brought in a selection and she tried for size until comfortable

MotherOfBeagles Mon 02-Jan-17 23:36:38

Bravissimo do all sizes and are lovely. I went to m&s for my first and it was awful. Bravissimo are brilliant. All the women I know now go there and rave about it. They also have a section on their site that talks about what happens at siblings and there is a live chat your dd can go on beforehand if she is a bit uncomfortable to ask any questions.

mintthins Mon 02-Jan-17 23:36:45

John Lewis for the first few, and now Bravissimo (larger cup).

uhoh2016 Tue 03-Jan-17 11:01:32

Debenhams or John Lewis

redannie118 Tue 03-Jan-17 11:08:39

Ive just had my dsd to Boux Avenue for a fitting the staff were marvellous (dsd was very shy and nervous ( and they have a lovely selection for young uns. Highly recommend them smile

Thethingswedoforlove Tue 03-Jan-17 19:29:00

Thanks all. There is a John Lewis in the town we are going to tomorrow so will try that in the first instance. Much appreciate all the advice

ByJoveItsAGoodUn Tue 03-Jan-17 21:27:21

Debenhams are also pretty good. Hope it goes well.

Thethingswedoforlove Wed 04-Jan-17 21:29:57

Just to warn anyone reading this thread that you have to book online in advance in John Lewis. So we didnt get to be measured today sad

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