Puberty is an awkward time for every teenager.
Sorting out relationships with peers and adults is difficult enough. Throw in the ever-changing physical features and hormones, and you have a bundle of angst on your hands.
And now, you have to buy that pre-adult her first bra.
A girl’s first bra is important for her comfort and confidence as she develops, so her clothing presents flattering lines. It’s also a sign of maturity in her social group, even if she doesn’t seem to physically require support yet.
Taking your daughter for her first bra can be a pleasant experience if you know how to shop for a developing young woman. Be sure to leave the humor for other situations because this is a sensitive event.
Listen in as bra expert, Jenny Altman, discusses how to shop for your daughter's first bra.
Here's some expert advice direct from Jenny:
If your daughter is just starting to need her first bra for coverage or modesty, and doesn’t need a “support” bra, Yellowberry is the place. The founder of the company did not like what was on the market for her younger, pre-teen sister, so she took on the world by creating the perfect first bras for young girls. This website is as inspiring as the product is necessary.
Whether your daughter is looking for her first bra or is further along in development, Aerie is the most important intimates store for young women. The store looks and feels like a place your daughter would want to shop, and the sales girls (who are TOTALLY trained in bra fittings) may be close in age to your daughter. They will feel comfortable and in their element, making the whole situation so much more pleasant for all involved. The fitting is about finding a “size” but also a style, shape, level of support that each girl needs.