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Should I get my dd a padded bra?

(19 Posts)
WorryingMother345 Wed 22-Apr-15 09:30:08

I my 12y dd is in y8 at school and everyone in her class has proper breasts and padded bras. She has breast buds and a small bit of breast tissue, I have got her cotton non-wired non-padded bras from m&s. However if she hits her chest it really pains her and I think she needs more protection??? She is really frustrated at being the last one in her class to develop. Suggestions for what I can do please??? ☺️☺️

littlelime Wed 22-Apr-15 09:43:23

m&s have some non-wired slightly padded bras in the angel range, maybe she could try those?

WorryingMother345 Wed 22-Apr-15 09:47:12

I'll have another look, however before they all looked a little too grown-up? confused

avocadotoast Wed 22-Apr-15 09:55:26

Something like this would be ok maybe? m.marksandspencer.com/mt/www.marksandspencer.com/2-pack-cotton-rich-non-wired-padded-assorted-bras/p/p22319978

Or: www.matalan.co.uk/kids-clothing/girls/shop-by-age/teen-girls-8-16yrs/underwear-socks-andtights/s2532887/girls-2-pack-moulded-bras

I wouldn't see it as getting her a "padded bra" as such, it's not like you're after a Wonderbra or anything! From what you've said it's more to give her that bit of protection than anything.

WorryingMother345 Wed 22-Apr-15 10:02:27

Thanks! The Matalan ones seem a tad to big as she only has very small breasts, but the m&s ones look great! Thanks for helping me! I must have missed them when I went shopping last time... wink

ThinkIveBeenHacked Wed 22-Apr-15 10:04:52

Id definetly suggest a moulded cup or a slight "pad" as it is mortifying as a teen if you get cold and the nipples decide to say hello grin

weaselwithin Wed 22-Apr-15 17:04:03

what does she want?? I chose my own bras at her age

Katekoom Thu 23-Apr-15 04:29:23

T-shirt bras would be a good option. The world has changed so much! At her age I had big ol' boobies and got picked on for wearing a 'padded' bra - which was infact just a t-shirt bra... Get her what she's comfortable with - within reason.

oranginanana Thu 23-Apr-15 05:24:54

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

WorryingMother345 Thu 23-Apr-15 20:01:06

She is a 30aa in her plain cotton bras that don't really do anything at all, and I'm pretty sure if I took her to get measured they would tell her she didn't need a bra, but her buds are really painful atm... confused

WorryingMother345 Fri 24-Apr-15 16:15:27

She is glad that I got her the cotton bras, but she does want more protection. However she feels that people might tease her for wearing a padded bra because she is still pretty flat chested

showtunesgirl Fri 24-Apr-15 16:17:46

Please measure her properly as per this page's instructions: thebetterbracampaign.blogspot.co.uk/p/fitting-advice.html

WorryingMother345 Thu 14-May-15 22:17:01

She is a 30aa

NinjaLeprechaun Thu 14-May-15 22:58:42

They're not padded, as I once heard a Victoria's Secret employee explain, they're lined.


plipplops Fri 15-May-15 18:07:14

Oranginanana why not take her for a fitting?? We're a long way off (DDs are still small) but I'm curious?

Whathaveilost Fri 15-May-15 18:10:59

They're not padded, as I once heard a Victoria's Secret employee explain, they're lined.

Yes there is a difference between padded ( often they have a removable 'fillet' shape thing) and lined.
AlThough I have a few padded bras I would never ever buy one that wasn't lined for the nipple poking out reasons mentioned before!

InMySpareTime Fri 15-May-15 18:16:10

M&S are notorious for using the outdated "add 4 inches" method of bra fitting. They are the main reason people end up in ill-fitting bras in the first place.
Measure her properly, as per the link.
Tight round the ribcage is the band size, looser round the fullest part of the bust for a starting point on the cups.
The difference between the two measurements gives cup size:
<1=AA, 1=B, 2=c, 3=D, 4=DD, 5=E, 6=F etc.
On average, people measured properly are at least a D cup with a sub-34 band size, it's very rare that anyone is actually a AA cup in any band size.

InMySpareTime Fri 15-May-15 18:25:53

Oops, out by a letter, I missed out A blush
1=A, 2=B etc...

WorryingMother345 Tue 02-Jun-15 19:18:35

Thank you! She seems to be a A-B fiiting(1 1/2") Inmysparetime she is still begging me for one but still undecided... I will probably get her one I think... hmm

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