Where to buy first bra?

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healthylifestylee Wed 18-Sep-19 19:50:15

Primark do a 'my first bra' type range or at least they used to and failing that try the unwired bras as they are usually a tighter supportive type bra a nice up from a crop top and stil comfy/supportive

namechanger0987 Wed 18-Sep-19 19:48:02

Matalan is a good one. They start at 28 back size but they are tiny! I'm not convinced they are a true 28

dementedpixie Wed 18-Sep-19 19:35:34

Ok I've seen they have small back sizes but a tiny range of cup sizes. Most people will not be an A or AA cup

dementedpixie Wed 18-Sep-19 19:30:21

Dont think matalan does small back sizes

Catapillarsruletheworld Wed 18-Sep-19 19:28:28

Matalan have quite a good range of first bras. Look very similar to the m&s ones, but half the price.

MeOldBamboo Sun 15-Sep-19 21:53:23

John Lewis do a great fitting service you can book online. They pick soft bras and you go in the room with your daughter. I took her for cake and tea afterwards to celebrate the occasion. It was lovely!

AnguaResurgam Sun 15-Sep-19 21:12:17

It's next to impossible to find back sizes smaller than a 28.

So you might have to 'sister size' (26 B having to wear 28 A)

I found Debenhams had a good range.

Also try TKMaxx sports dept, for XS sports crop tops which work well as first bras


CupoTeap Sun 15-Sep-19 21:08:18

Thanks everyone think we will have to go out shopping and see what we can find that she likes i hate moulded ones

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CupoTeap Sun 15-Sep-19 21:07:21

@dementedpixie I am very ignorant about a cups probably as I am a gg blush

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Puffinhead Sun 15-Sep-19 21:04:49

Try Asda and/or Debenhams too - the ones I bought from there weren’t padded.

AuditAngel Sun 15-Sep-19 21:02:28

We went for M&S Angel as well. I checked the chest measurement of her crop tops and started with that, and I think she is in AA, but not certain as cut out the labels.

Shakirasma Sun 15-Sep-19 20:59:28

New look do a range of first bras. Moulded cups are popular with teens as they give a smooth shape and hide cold nipples.

reluctantbrit Sun 15-Sep-19 20:57:16

You could also look at the children underwear section at M&S, they do simple bras as well which aren't padded. DD had them at first but she found they are not very supportive on the long run.

I found first bras are a bit of trial and error, we got a couple of different styles and in the end bought more of the one DD preferred.

dementedpixie Sun 15-Sep-19 18:40:53

If she has any breast tissue at all then she will be more than an A cup as that means only 1 inch between under and over bust measurements. My dd liked the slight padding as it means more nipple coverage

farmmumtomillie Sun 15-Sep-19 18:16:27

If you have Facebook check out "Boob or Bust"
Start her right from the beginning. How to measure herself properly so she doesn't end up like the rest of us wearing the wrong sized bras-our entire lives

CupoTeap Sun 15-Sep-19 18:14:10

The angel bras all look like they are the moulded ones so a bit padded sad

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CupoTeap Sun 15-Sep-19 18:10:36

Thanks all will take a look online.

No idea in sizes yet will need to measure her. Certainly not expecting it to be anything other than an a cup.

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twosoups1972 Sun 15-Sep-19 17:35:04

If you have a Boux Avenue near you, they do great non-underwired bras with small back sizes. They do have a website too.

reluctantbrit Sun 15-Sep-19 17:25:07

DD has Angel bras as well, they wash and wear well and come in a variety of styles and colours.

WreckTangled Sun 15-Sep-19 16:15:34

I'm wondering the same thing. Dd is only 9 and very slim, currently OK in crop tops but won't be long. All the first bras seem to start at a 28 back which is what I am so no idea where we will find anything to fit her confused

dementedpixie Sun 15-Sep-19 16:15:32

Dd first had the Angel bra from M&S. Do you have an idea of size?

CupoTeap Sun 15-Sep-19 16:13:46

So dd has asked for bras rather than crop tops but where shall we go???

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