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Buying your first bra is sometimes tricky. Not only do we feel awkward and nervous when talking about it with our parents, but then we have to choose a size and style from the huge variety available. A girl’s first bra is important, so you want to make sure you have all the facts. For tips and advice on fittings, breast development, talking about your first bra, and everything else; check out our real-life, first bra stories from teenage girls like you below.


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I started developing breasts when I was 12. I remember thinking that I had cancer because one of my breasts started budding first and hurt a lot when I touched it. I told my mom that my chest hurt and she didn't really say anything but "let's wait and see what happens'. The next month, my mom bought me these mini training bras. At first, I was really embarrassed and didn't wear them, but I notice that people could see my breasts sticking out of my shirts and relented. I still felt really insecure about my chest and tried to hide them by putting on really loose clothes, bending forward, and wearing tight bras.

Cherry ??

I was 11 I never bothered with the crop tops because I'm quite skinny and they were too baggy. I went to m&s with my mum and tried loads of their angel bras on. Only two styles fitted😂. It's a bit weird, I tried on all of their 30AA but they all came up in slightly different sizes. I'd say to girls buying their first bra to keep on trying because there will be one that fits. Just have confidence because everyone's going to go through the same thing!

New to bras

Hey, I’m 12, grade 7, and I just got my first bra. I started puberty a bit later than most and haven’t needed/wanted a bra till now. I recently started noticing my nipples stuck through my shirt a bit and that my breasts were noticeable without a shirt on. They would jiggle when I bounced up and down or ran sometimes. I felt ready for a bra but I really lack self-confidence, especially in awkward situations. On Wednesday night, a day with no after-school activities so my mom wouldn’t think it was peer pressure, I sent her a text when I went to bed. We talked about it a little the next day, and that night she came home with three bras. One was a sports bra, the others this kind with spaghetti straps that I don’t know what they’re called. I tried them on, they were pretty easy to get on and off once I realized to act as if it was a tank top. The sports bra fit pretty well and I’m wearing it right now. The kind with the spaghetti straps fit okay, but the material was really thin and my nipples poked right through. I didn’t know how to say that to my mom, so I just told her that I liked the sports bra better and wanted more like it. If you’re looking for advice on how to ask for a bra, all I can say is just do it. Find a time that seems appropriate for your situation, and just jump right in. You could also leave a note for your mom, but idk. My suggestion if you really want to avoid awkwardness is to do what I did and text your mom if you have a phone (which you probably do, or at least some kind of device, since you’re on here).

Emetophobia girl

I got my first bra at 11 and my breast buds were so tender they were painful 😖 to have . I ended up in m&s with loads of bras and I fit in 28AA which is small but breasts were so painful I needed bras

Random girl

I was 12 when I got my first real bra but I had been wearing training bras for a few years by then. I just told my mum that my training bras were getting too tight on me and we went on a shopping trip together. We got two bras for me in the size 30A. Don’t be afraid to tell your mother what you think you need!


I need to ask for a bra but I dont know how, any tips????

Labrador lover

I was 11 when I got my first bra.My boobs were showing through my clothes. I told my mom I was so embarrassed. My mom went straight to the teen bra section and picked up a 9-11 crop top. You should just tell your mom she will understand because she went through the same thing.


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