Where to shop for bras!

(19 Posts)
Marie84 Wed 04-Mar-20 22:12:14

Just looking for advice on the best place to get teen bras. My dd is 12 and up until recently would only wear sports bras. She is a b cup already and I'm finding it hard to find suitable bras. She hates wired ones but the only unwired ones I can find are more suitable for the older ladies shall we say! I found some ones that were ok in Victoria secret but they are nearly £40 each!
Any help would be greatly received!
Thanks smile

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finished31 Wed 04-Mar-20 22:15:50

M&S Angel range are pretty good for first time bras. @£16 for 2 so not overly expensive. Just don't get white as I think they fade very quick.

cricketmum84 Wed 04-Mar-20 22:17:29

My DD is 10 and started needing a bra recently. She refused to go in VS because their underwear is only for "if you want to get a boy" 😂😂

We got some lovely, comfortable, non wired bras from Matalan that she loves.

EyUpDuck12 Wed 04-Mar-20 22:18:39

Yes, M&S. Agree with PP - the white ones greyed quickly- nude ones keep their colour.

dementedpixie Wed 04-Mar-20 22:19:35

M&S angel ones were what dd wore. We got her nude ones so they dont show through white school shirts

Marie84 Wed 04-Mar-20 22:19:42

The ones I found in vs were in the pink range and were quite plain and comfy but way too expensive when she will probably grow out of them very soon!

Thank you! We will go shopping at the wknd smile

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cricketmum84 Wed 04-Mar-20 22:21:55

DD hates the M&S ones. We went and tried them on and she found them really uncomfortable. She's a tiny size 4 and even the 32B was cutting into her and cups were a strange shape. I wasn't impressed at all. I suppose it comes down to individual body shape though.


SavoyCabbage Wed 04-Mar-20 22:21:58

My dd likes these


dementedpixie Wed 04-Mar-20 22:22:53

If your dd is a size 4 then a 32 back would be far too big for her

ssd Wed 04-Mar-20 22:26:16

Has she been measured properly?

Kimlek Wed 04-Mar-20 22:28:53

My DDs started with M&S but once beyond an A cup they just didn’t work. They’ve had great ones from matalan both normal non-wire ‘bra’ style and sporty crop style (ordered online as no shop near us). There’s also Gilly Hicks (Hollister) their crop top styles are nice and often there’s a sale.

cricketmum84 Wed 04-Mar-20 22:30:41

@dementedpixie yes we started at a 28, too tight, then a 30, too tight etc etc.

They didn't have anyone available for measuring in store but I had measured at home using their guide and thought she should be a 28B.

I just don't rate their angel collection at all.

ncqtime Wed 04-Mar-20 22:31:30

Try h and m, new look, that kind of shop for bralettes

ssd Wed 04-Mar-20 22:32:28

What size are you buying her

ssd Wed 04-Mar-20 22:36:10

Don't buy underwired for teens and fit it on the tightest hook. So it can expand as they grow eg. Let the hook out to the next clasp.
If you are near a John Lewis they do a free bra fitting service book it online using their app.

dementedpixie Wed 04-Mar-20 22:42:19

yes we started at a 28, too tight, then a 30, too tight etc etc.

The cup was probably far too small which made the back feel tight

dementedpixie Wed 04-Mar-20 22:43:39

booborbust.com try this to get an idea of size

reluctantbrit Fri 06-Mar-20 11:07:15

DD wears M&S Angel but from the normal lingerie section, not the children one.

It took around 45 minutes to get her a bra which fits, we went through tons of combinations until we settle for one. Often a back feels too tight because the cup is too small, DD is a size 8-10 in adult like New Look/H&M and wears 30 backsize, 32 is far too wide for someone with a size 4 in clothing.

NCTDN Thu 12-Mar-20 21:40:30

Where's the best place to get measured?

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