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MollysMummy2010 Sat 12-Sep-20 17:26:03

OK - daughter is 10 and a half and needs a bra. I don't know where to start. Looked on line at M&S and they are either crop tops or bloody padded! Any recommendations?

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dementedpixie Sat 12-Sep-20 17:27:33

Have you measured her under and over bust for an idea of size?

dancemom Sat 12-Sep-20 17:35:40

First off measure her

The ones that are padded may actually just be moulded which isn't necessarily a bad thing, covers nipples if that might bother her.

MollysMummy2010 Sat 12-Sep-20 17:35:42

Just googled how to measure at home so will do that once I can get her off bloody Roblox - thank you, didn't think of that. Think I was more shocked that M&S do padded bra's or a ten year old. I went to M&S for my first 35 years ago and they certainly were not then!!

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MollysMummy2010 Sat 12-Sep-20 17:36:56

@dancemom had not thought of that either...

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dancemom Sat 12-Sep-20 17:37:27

Don't go by M&S measuring, they still advocate for the adding inches method.

Try Boob or Bust method

Debenhams can be good for bras

Feminist10101 Sat 12-Sep-20 17:37:36

Bought my 10 yo DD some from Sainsbury’s. They’re lovely. Proper fastening at the back, adjustable straps, cotton fabric which is slightly shaped. Cheap as chips too.

MollysMummy2010 Sat 12-Sep-20 17:39:16

Oooh off to look at Sainsbury's now.....

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Feminist10101 Sat 12-Sep-20 17:39:58

These ones.

Passthecake30 Sat 12-Sep-20 17:42:03

They have similar ones as previously linked in Primark. Dd is beginning to develop, given that we can’t try anything on, I think I’d probably order about 4 sizes online and send the ones that don’t suit back.

MollysMummy2010 Sat 12-Sep-20 17:42:08

all out of stock for delivery sadly but they have some others that may be ok

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Feminist10101 Sat 12-Sep-20 17:42:38

I bought in store. Sorry.

dementedpixie Sat 12-Sep-20 17:55:11

Unlikely to be an A cup if she has any breast tissue. An A cup means only 1 inch difference between under and over bust measurements.

1) Measure under - measurement = back size
2) Measure around fullest part of bust - difference between under and over gives cup size e.g. 1 inch = A , 2 inches = B, 3 inches = C etc

Feminist10101 Sat 12-Sep-20 17:58:02

DD has definite breast tissue but the A is absolutely fine for her.

Superscientist Sat 12-Sep-20 17:58:05

Bralets are good options too kind of a hybrid between bras and crop tops.

MollysMummy2010 Sat 12-Sep-20 18:06:36

Tried bralets before and I think she is slightly too big for them now.

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Superscientist Sat 12-Sep-20 18:51:33

You can get them for larger busts too, the size 8 DD+ from m & s has fitted me from 30 DD to 30F (pregnancy and now breastfeeding)! Marks even does a G+ range!

FizzyGreenWater Sun 13-Sep-20 14:10:06

Remember that the 'padding' in these is more designed to create a flat or slightly moulded outline so no nipple can be seen through.

The adding inches method is COMPLTELY outdated and wrong!

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