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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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A human

One day, my mum and I went to town (to collect her new glasses) and we had parked in a multi-storey car park which yo get you you had to go through marks and spencer's and we did our usual browse before we went back to the car. We went through the children's aisle and then through the women's and then when when we got to the lingerie section my mum said "Hey you wanna get measured for some bras while we're here?" completely out of the blue as we had never talked about this before, but I got measured and am currently wearing a 30A.


When I was in year 6, I noticed most girls were wearing crop tops. I asked my friends if they wore them and they all said yes. I started to get a bit self conscious and one of my friends said that if I don’t get a crop top now my boobs will be saggy and horrid when I was older. I ignored the matter for a little while until it became summer. I was the only one wearing vests. The boys would laugh at you when getting changed for PE if you did not wear something under your polo shirt but I was sweating soooo much much in my vests. I was also to scared to tell my mum. The next day when my sister was at her drama lesson I told my mum that I was too hot in my vest and she said in the summer hols she would buy me a pack of crop tops!( I did not even have to ask for them she just said!) And my problem was sorted.🙂😜


I a size 7

Bob sparkles

So I got my first crop top at age 11. I was kinda scared about asking my mum but instead found a easier less embarrassing way. I said that I wanted to go to Primark and look at the clothes. We went to Primark in the girls section and I slowly walked over to the crop top section that also had shoes in front of it. I was like those are nice shoes, then my mum noticed where I had actually gone and asked me if I wanted a crop top. I still wear crop tops now and sports crop top things.

Berrie V.

I got my first proper bra early year 6 (age 11). some of the girls in my class made fun of me behind my back for needing it. I only new that they did do that was because I had a 'double agent' with them. I was quite lucky, in the sense that I didn't have to ask my mum for a proper bra, she bought them one day while I was at school. Now I am in year 7 and the boys still give me funny looks when I bend over in class so that my shirt is tight over my back; they can see the bright green or blue bra through. I got even funnier looks when I came into our local gym and there were 5 or so boys from my class while I was wearing a sports crop-top and tight leggings. They seem to be there every Friday when I go now.


hi I have had my first bra but it is really unconforbale and I hate wearing it what should I do

Cat lover

So, I got my first bra not too long ago. It was early 2017 I think. I saw this cute sport bra with cats on it. I asked my mum if I could have it through email. At first, she was a little iffy on if I really needed one. But then I told her that It wasn't just because it was a bra. Although I needed one (Not too badly). But nevertheless, she got me it. It was really cute and I loved it. But I started growing out of it. Later, we went to Target where I picked out some new ones. And for you girls who are to scared to ask your mum, I was in your place once. Just try to make at as casual as possible. And if you want, you can send an email or leave her a note. Hope my tips and story help some of you!


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