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Bra interventionists - a First Bra question

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GoodyGoodyGumdrops Fri 24-Feb-17 16:17:52

Dd only just developing, doesn't really need a bra for support yet, but very sensitive and finds clothing-rub uncomfortable. She's been wearing crop-tops, but wants something strappier, that won't show with wide-necked tops.

To give some idea of her size, she has a 2.5" difference between her rib and bust measurements.

Does she need to be properly fitted? She's feeling very bashful!

Lovelybangers Fri 24-Feb-17 16:20:27

You can help her measure herself at home

How about the Angel bras from M&S?

lljkk Sat 25-Feb-17 16:32:57

2.5 sounds like a lot... almost a c-cup, isn't it? Deffo go to M&S time.

treaclesoda Sat 25-Feb-17 16:35:15

I wouldn't take her to m&s because they'll be a disaster and put her in something that doesn't fit.

What does she measure around her ribs?

treaclesoda Sat 25-Feb-17 16:37:57

And 2 and a half inches doesn't sound like a lot to me. A c cup on a slim pre-teen or teenager will be a very small size.

SlimForSummer Sat 25-Feb-17 16:42:18

What is her rib measurement?

GoodyGoodyGumdrops Sat 25-Feb-17 18:09:04

We've been trying bras. Different makes she's 30" or 32", but too small for even an A cup.

Ended up buying some strappy crop-tops in the older girls section of H&M.

Mumissey Sun 26-Feb-17 07:57:35

M&S do a AA cup which, ironically is smaller than an A cup. Also, John Lewis do some nice soft bras - not padded or moulded (which to me seems like the same thing) like the M&S bras. That's what I started my daughter with.

SlimForSummer Sun 26-Feb-17 10:10:48

If she has a 2.5 inch difference but is too small for an A cup in a 30 or 32 inch band, that tells us the band is too big. What is her actual rib cage measurement?

PacificDogwod Sun 26-Feb-17 10:12:49

Yes, measure her just under her breast around her ribcage.
If there is a 2+in difference then she is NOT an A cup.
Don't get her measured at M+S - they do have nice braletts and the likes for smaller busts, but their measuring is abysmal.

PacificDogwod Sun 26-Feb-17 10:13:47

The Better Bra Campaign -follow the instructions here to measure her.

Wolpertinger Sun 26-Feb-17 10:19:25

Don't go to M+S - the fitting will be atrocious.

And if she has a 2.5 inch difference but not filling an A cup, she's in the wrong back size.

Can you post her actual measurements?

FairyAnn Wed 08-Mar-17 16:52:10

Try - they do aa and aaa cup bras

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