Advanced search

What's for lunch today? Take inspiration from Mumsnetters' tried-and-tested recipes in our Top Bananas! cookbook - now under £10

Find out more

Teenage DD bra has started to ride up at front and digs in

(25 Posts)
LadyPenelope Sat 29-Nov-14 23:51:22

She first got fitted about 6 weeks ago. Was ok for a few weeks but in last week or so is complaining it's riding up at the front constant land digging in. She's v slim build (can't recall if we got 28 or 30 and whether it was A or AA). She's definitely growing at the moment but she's still quite flat chested - no boobs as such but getting a bit of shape.

She's very uncomfortable and a bit upset about it all as it's really digging in and she's constantly having to readjust it. It still looks like it fits but obviously not ...

We can pop to shops tomorrow but v unlikely we will see a fitter as it's Sunday. So on my own to figure it out.

What's the problem --- searches on line suggest band too big and cup too small?

Pooka Sat 29-Nov-14 23:57:59

If she hasn't got boobs as such yet, wouldn't she be more comfy in a supportive crop top..

Dd is developing a 'shape' but not yet at bra stage, but wears these:

An xs might be ok size wise - dd is broader in the ribs//chest and has small and they fit very well.

They're supportive but really really comfortable. I'm a 32d and wear them at night (obviously in a larger size) - got into the habit postnatally for holding breast pads in, and never got out of the habit.

SorrelForbes Sun 30-Nov-14 00:01:21

Have you been able to measure her following this guide?

divingoffthebalcony Sun 30-Nov-14 00:04:01

Use the guide that Sorrel posted, it's excellent.

kiki0202 Sun 30-Nov-14 12:25:59

Where are you getting her fitted? I only go to Bravissamo to be fitted anywhere else don't always fit well and haven't had the same training I find the fitters at Bravissamo have a huge store of knowledge on the products and what will suit not only your size but your shape. I have 32JJ boobs so am an expert with fittings It's impossible for me to pick up a bra at asda etc i've been everywhere.

TravelinColour Sun 30-Nov-14 12:31:21

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

mummytime Sun 30-Nov-14 12:43:37

Bravissamo don't really do teen sizes. If its a 30, then you can get 28s from John Lewis, and try them because they have 2 styles, and one seemed to be fractionally smaller (better fit) for my DD. Do check the shoulder straps too.

MrsCSoprano Sun 30-Nov-14 12:49:32

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

divingoffthebalcony Sun 30-Nov-14 13:10:43

I missed the bit about her being a 28AA or thereabouts (perhaps a 26A If the band is too big). In that case the bra measuring link won't really work for her because she has so little breast tissue at the moment. At this stage I would really avoid anything like a proper bra with cups. There are some nice crop tops for teens out there, like this:

mummytime Sun 30-Nov-14 14:30:00

If a girl is petit, but well developed she may need a bra, and crop tops be uncomfortable. My DD is 28 B, or maybe even ideally 26 B or maybe 26 C.

Bunbaker Sun 30-Nov-14 14:48:30

"28aa , does she really need a bra ?"

Peer pressure.

DD is 14 and in year 10. She doesn't really need a bra, but doesn't want to be the only girl in year 10 who don't wear one.

kormachameleon Sun 30-Nov-14 15:17:12

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Bunbaker Sun 30-Nov-14 16:48:51

DD started wearing a bra in year 8 because she was the only one in her class without one and felt self conscious. Teenage girls have this herd mentality and DD didn't want to feel "different".

dingit Sun 30-Nov-14 16:53:02

My dd likes the M&S angel bras.

Bunbaker Sun 30-Nov-14 16:54:21

That's what mine wears as well.

pointythings Sun 30-Nov-14 22:31:19

DD2 wears those as well, she definitely has enough to fill an AA cup and enough to be uncomfortable in PE if she doesn't wear one. She's 11.

DD1 is a 34 C - aaaaaargh how did that happen? I was an A until I was 19!

LadyPenelope Sun 30-Nov-14 22:31:53

Thanks all - I measured her and she is 27 -28 under bust and about 30 or 31 over bust.

She was wearing cropped top until 6 weeks ago - she was beginning to feel self conscious wearing them - a late developer compared to her friends. (New school in Sept too ...). The bra is one of the angel ones from M&S which she liked as it was softly padded so felt gave her a bit more cover than the cropped tops did. She's nearly 14 so seems fine to me if she feels more comfortable wearing one.

Anyway, reckon the one she was fitted for a few weeks ago is 32A...we cut label out so only know from comparing in the store today.

We tried on a few sizes in M&S this afternoon. Lady in store said I needed to add 4 to the measurement ... Which is probably why we ended up with 32 last time? ( I thought I heard you no longer did that adding 4 on thing?)

DD tried the 28aa but she decided was too tight ( was pulling tiny bit under arms and when she took off after a few mins you could see deep imprint on her skin.) The 30AA was one which seemed to fit best - could be worn on loosest clip. So we bought that so she could try.

If this doesn't work maybe I'll pursuade her back into crop tops for a while.

TravelinColour Sun 30-Nov-14 23:15:37

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

mummytime Mon 01-Dec-14 08:14:01

If you can get to John Lewis, try their size 28 ones in a B or even C cup.

AnythingNotEverything Mon 01-Dec-14 08:28:52

She definitely needs a bigger cup. A small cup steals from the band, so makes the band feel tighter.

AA cup means the cup measurement is the same as the band measurement - that's why people are asking why she needs a bra. I suspect you need a B/C cup in a 28 band, and always start on the loosest hook so you can make it tighter as the material stretches.

I would ignore the staff in M&S. You're right - you don't add 4 to the band size of you want a well fitting bra.

As you've interventions your DD, do you need to measure yourself too wink

StarsByNight Mon 01-Dec-14 08:35:51

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LadyPenelope Mon 01-Dec-14 12:37:52

Oh no! So we may be back again! Oddly the 30AA did seem to fit best but didn't think of trying 28 B or C ...

On the 30A it seemed like she didn't have enough to fill the cup ... But seems like you are saying she might ... She certainly doesn't look like she have enough for a B!

She went off to school in the new one we bought ... Will see how she got on tonic or I'll be trying another one with her later this week.

And yes - I need to measure myself too --- but need to get Xmas out way first!

Alibabaandthe40nappies Mon 01-Dec-14 12:40:00


Don't let her wear a badly fitting bra.

LadyPenelope Mon 01-Dec-14 12:41:10

By the way, wasn't ignoring all the advice re B and C cup size - only got your messages after I got back from shops. So was too late for me to try the bigger ones!


TravelinColour Mon 01-Dec-14 13:41:24

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now