Because let me tell you, it takes some adjustment bra straps pun intended. I had imagined first bra shopping was, like watching "Wizard of Oz" and tasting cotton candy, kind of a timeless classic event that remained untouched through the years. We'd go just the two of us. We'd look through the white cotton AAA trainers. We'd grab lunch and daydream of this once little girl now on the cusp of womanhood.
Styles[ edit ] Training bras are usually a lightweight, soft-cup design, unlined, and may resemble a crop top. They are often made of a mixed cotton spandex or cotton Lycra fabric with thin straps and elastic under the growing breasts to hold the garment in place. Training bras for pubescent girls may be sold in small, medium, and large sizes,  and help conceal a girl's nipples and her breast buds under outerwear. They are made in a variety of colors and prints, including lace. During the s and s, western media created a "mammary fixation" that shaped teen perceptions of breast size[ citation needed ]. Boys noticed girls who were more "busty," and particularly American girls were more aware of breast size and their weight. Information for Boys and Girls in
Is Your Daughter Ready for a Training Bra or Teen Bra?
Posted on February 26, By Tomima Buying her first bra is a rite of passage for a young girl and it can be filled with awkwardness and embarrassment or be a close bonding experience between mother and daughter. For my girls, the bra issue came up when mandatory gym classes began in school and girls started getting dressed and undressed in front of each other. As the mother of teenage girls, I have some tips on not only finding the right bra, but also making this an adventure, not a battle. There are many really cute crop-tops on the market that can not only make her feel more comfortable around her friends, but will make progressing to a real bra feel more natural.