Buying her first bra.Jocelyn Reynolds
Buying your daughters first bra is one of the first milestones on her journey into becoming a teen and into the world of puberty. While to her, it is maybe only thought of as an accessory, first bras are so important. Firstly, they introduce girls to the importance of getting measured for each new bra, a habit that will serve them well throughout their lives. Womens’ bodies go through so many changes, it is vital that girls learn how to recognise when a bra no longer fits them and the importance of seeking advice on fitting. Secondly, getting the right style of bra is crucial. While some girls will shy away from their first bra, some will be excited about the new styles they can try. As a company, we would always recommend girls begin with a wirefree style. This allows the breast to develop without any hinderance from an underwire causing any restriction. Our advice is always to keep it simple and wirefree!
Instore we stock collections from a company called Royce. They offer simple, cotton rich starter bras, ideal for your daughters first bra. As she develops, other styles include a light padding, designed for modesty and light support under school blouses and tshirts and now come in soft colours and pretty styles.
For fitting, some girls will naturally be shy about the process. As with anything, preparation is key. A simple chat on what a fitting involves can alleviate many fears that might otherwise put them off. All measuring takes place over the top of your current underwear. For their first fitting, wearing a simple crop top or vest may be a good idea. Once the initial measurement is taken, girls will generally try a few styles on which our trained fitters will need to check. We try to make the whole process as simple as possible while also educating the girls along the way!
We always try to make buying their first bra a simple and easy experience, one where she will feel at ease and comfortable with this new style. So if first bras are on your to do list this summer, do call instore, all fittings are complimentary!