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First bra on lockdown?

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NotBeingFunnyOrAnything Wed 22-Apr-20 18:04:21

One of my teens needs to move from crop stops to proper bras, obvs can't get her measured - any measuring tips and recommended online retailers/brands?

Obviously will be non-wired.

Thank you.

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RefreshingOcean Wed 22-Apr-20 18:16:11

To be honest it's something she would really need to try on (and ideally be professionally measured for a starting point) otherwise the sizing could be completely wrong. Is it not something that could wait a month or so seeing as she can't really go out anywhere anyway?

NotBeingFunnyOrAnything Wed 22-Apr-20 18:17:53

She's doing a lot of exercise at home
and needs the support - I would
Be able to tell if it fits, just wondered if any professionals or people with experience of bra fitting could give me some tips?

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SpudsAreLife84 Wed 22-Apr-20 18:21:18

I had this exact problem with my teen, just ordered a range of sizes (30AA, 30A, 32A etc) and tried them all, kept the ones that fit and will send the ones that don't back

Richlyfruited Wed 22-Apr-20 19:09:31

My DD is at this stage too - such bad timing with everything being shut!

I've got her a supportive sports crop top for exercise and hopefully she can manage in her usual crop tops until I get her properly fitted.

AWaspOnAWindowReturns Wed 22-Apr-20 19:11:07

Google the Boob or Bust method, easy to do at home, and order the size you get on the measurements plus a size either side.

Swiftier Wed 22-Apr-20 20:08:45

If it’s mostly for exercise, can you go for a sports bra? As a lot of sports bras will be in sizes S/M/L etc rather than bra sizes.

Whereismycatnow Wed 22-Apr-20 20:10:00

Any recommendations on where to buy? Also having this issue.

idril Wed 22-Apr-20 20:15:15

Very easy to fit and measure yourself using boob or bust.

Tricky thing is getting the right size as not many retailers have really small back sizes which is what most teens need.

Got a selection to try from debenhams and check the first using boob or bust. Not sure if debs still trading or not. M&s do some small cup, small back sizes and bettter not to get measured in store anyway in m&s.

SpudsAreLife84 Wed 22-Apr-20 22:25:59

I ordered DD's from Next and M&S. They fit well as far as I can tell but I will of course get her measured once we can visit the shops to make sure.

SarahTancredi Wed 22-Apr-20 22:30:13

Tbh I'd order a range of sizes on a catalogue or store account then return what you dont need before you have to pay for it. next should he pretty good.

Mixingitall Wed 22-Apr-20 22:34:41

You don’t need to be measured for a sports bra, to give an indication, I’m a 30 b and wear a small. Measure her back and look at the retailers size guide.

WyfOfBathe Wed 22-Apr-20 22:36:41

I would probably stick to sports bras (the kind sized s/m/l) until the shops are open again, as their sizing is a lot less precise. It just seems like a lot less work than ordering lots of different sizes and sending them back.

I really need some new bras as my boobs have shrunk, but I'm holding off until I can try them on.

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