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Tell us your first bra story


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 did not want my first bra. My mam took me shopping for cloths with my nan and sister when she took me over to the bra section, picked out a grey one as and said try this on so I did reluctantly and I hated it! It was uncomfortable and ictchy and I took it off straight away. I refused to have it but she bought it anyway and, a few months later, I realised I actually needed it so I put it on I really liked it. I felt grown up. So after that I wore bras all the time and still do!! Thanks for ignoring me mam!!


For me this was two years ago. My family was in a restaurant and I asked my mum if I could tell her something privately. Then I asked for a bra. I didn't wear bras on a regular basis thereafter, but I was conscious when our school changed for PE. Everyone was wearing a bra, but I just thought they weren't comfortable! Luckily I found a way with changing so I was totally covered. So thats my story. Enjoy..?


My mum just sat me down and told me about bras and the weekend after we went shopping to M&S and a staff member came up to us and asked me what size I was. I said I didn't know so she fitted me and said I was 30 AA and we got 2 bras. But when we were going to buy them a boy turned around and said to me. "Hey, you getting some new bras." I felt so embarrassed that was 2 years ago when I was 11. Now I'm 12 almost 13 and more confident about going for bras.


So last year my mom out of nowhere got me a sports bra and I was like thank u and acted all embarrassed and now 1 year later I could think of how to ask my mom for a bra.. But.. I had an idea (you should use this idea too) I went to primark and bought a new off the shoulder croptop, then I got home and said "hey mom look this is my new top, it's really see through tho.. So I don't think I can wear it" and she said "oh just wear your sports top under it" and I said "it doesn't look right though.. Cus of the straps are thick" and she was like "oh OK email me the one you want, and I'll get it" so yeah that's how I got my first bra it came in the post 4 days after :))


I got my first bra(s) today, actually, which is the reason I wanted to look at other people's stories. I'm a 32A. I hope they fit but I don't know how to tell since I've never worn one before. Also the one I'm wearing right now looks kinda weird.. even though it's not padded it looks kinda fake? Its shape large and triangular and it looks awkward especially since I'm short and thin. I also have on which isn't the long triangles so maybe I'll wear that one to school tomorrow? I really don't want to wear this one.


So I asked my mum for a bra over text because I was to nervous to ask her in person because I was scarred she was going to laugh at me but she was really nice and said we would go soon. I went shopping with her today for my first bra and I am so happy I was brave enough to ask. I would definitely say it is easier to ask over text or through a note if you are shy


I started wearing a crop top when I was 11 years old but then I noticed that my boobs hurt soooooo much so I just bought myself a padded bra which was a 30 aa to just protect them a bit more, only afterwards I told my mum and she was fine with it! m and s is a good place to go shopping for a bra!


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