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What after crop tops for developing 12 year old?

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RascarCapac Sat 17-Oct-15 16:51:25

Dd is 12. She has been wearing lightweight crop tops for the last 2 or so years - all good. She is quite petite (/short!) but over the last 2-3 months has noticeably developed a bit and I think she is going to need something with a bit more support than a crop top at some stage. Or do they carry on in crop tops for a while? It was a vest/28AA ladybird bra tradition in my day! So vest clearly became inadequate but not sure re crop tops.

She plays quite a lot of sport so I will get her a thicker/proper sports crop top - that part is quite straightforward I think, as I think the sports outfitters place does those.

poorbuthappy Sat 17-Oct-15 16:52:47

Asda for the sports back crop top. Lots of Lycra in them. Matalan for small bras.
M&S pronounced awful by my 11 year old!!

RascarCapac Sat 17-Oct-15 17:00:22

Thanks! smile

We looked in a big M&S today but they weren't great (understatement!) so I agree with your dd. They seem to have more stuff online, which is good, but I'm not quite sure what to look for.

I think a year or so with more sporty/thicker Lycra crop tops is probably what we want. She wears a plain white blouse and blazer to school so doesn't really want anything with seams or lace to show through her shirt.

JustDanceAddict Sat 17-Oct-15 18:11:37

M&s do good first bras. My daughter has been in them for about a year now.

Fairylea Sat 17-Oct-15 18:13:00

Next do some lovely teen bras and older style crop tops, they're what my dd aged 12 and all her friends are wearing.

Bunbaker Sat 17-Oct-15 23:58:27

DD is 15 and still in first bras. She hasn't grown at all since she started wearing them in year 8.

AtiaoftheJulii Sun 18-Oct-15 00:13:17

John Lewis have a decent selection - look for the "teen underwear" range in lingerie. Dd tried a few and has three of the Rosy bras.

WasWildatHeart Sun 18-Oct-15 21:26:53

M&S Angel range has been great for my DD. go online for best selection or it a big store.

cariadlet Sun 18-Oct-15 21:55:54

My dd likes the teen underwear in the Kylie section of M and Co.

ifonly4 Mon 19-Oct-15 09:52:16

Depends on how big your DD is, but DD has a starter bra from BHS - it doesn't have a cup size, but a little gathering in the lower middle part of each cup to allow for a bit of expansion.

RascarCapac Mon 19-Oct-15 20:12:48

Thanks guys. Dd independently found online the MandCo Kylie range and the M&S Angel range and liked both - looks like online is the way to go.

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