Why you need to get a bra
For any teenage girl, it’s an embarrassing moment asking for lingerie for the first time. Mothers always consider their children as kids and often don’t realize that they should start addressing their age-related needs. Not understanding the teenagers during the puberty years and treating them like kids will only leave them helpless and irritated. When they start to develop breasts, generally at the age of 11, you should consider getting them a bra.
How to do the talk
Be sure to make a casual open conversation. Don’t make it a question and answer session in which she has to reply all your embarrassing queries like “do you want to wear a bra?”, and most importantly, don’t bore her with stories of when you started wearing your first bra. It’s better to get a beginner’s bra and tell her you got it while shopping as you thought of her. This would make any teenager love their mom more than ever. So, don’t wait until they express themselves after a long self-struggle. Offer to take her for lingerie shopping with you and tell her that you can buy her a few if she wants.
The advantages of making your teenager wear bras are numerous. Wearing a bra smoothes out her dress and gives a neat look. She will feel comfortable and less exposed while wearing a bra under the apparel. Bras give a secure feeling and confidence. Wearing bras can make her think better about her looks and will give an impression of being accepted in her group and she won’t feel ousted. Wearing a beginner’s bra makes your teenager look elegant and chic.
In the picture you can find Bollywood sweetheart Alia Bhatt on the left, next to her, walking stylishly is pop, R&B singer Ariana Grande and on to the right is Hollywood actress Kiernan Shipka. At a very young age, these girls look poised and confident as they wear trendy outfits with proper undergarments.
What kind of bra to get
You don’t need to get into elaborated fitting details and get confused. For a teenager, a beginner’s/ trainer bra is appropriate. It is a lightweight bra which is specifically designed for girls in the developing stage. Trainer bras come in single line fabric, unlike normal bras. It sometimes resembles a crop top or a camisole.
Size and Fit
Trainer bras come in sizes; small, medium and large. You can pick the size depending on the build of your daughter and stretchability of the material. When your girl passes the trainer bra stage move on to regular bras available in sizes 30AAA to 38B.
Do’s & Dont’s
Wash and care routines for trainer bras are as same as regular bras. They should be replaced often as the fabric will lose elasticity. Don’t let your teenager wear a bra while sleeping as it will affect blood circulation and hinder the growth.
It would seem that your daughter might not need a bra as per her growth but she might be desperate to fit in her friends’ group while other girls already started experimenting with various colors and prints. Also, your teenager might be embarrassed to wear a t-shirt on top of a slip alone. In both the cases, it’s a good idea to get her a beginner bra will definitely fix some adolescence issues. Further, if your girl is actively participating in sports, wearing a bra is a must as it would give proper support and avoid pain during activities. There is nothing to feel odd about getting your teenager to start using lingerie as especially trainer bras are made to help teenagers
to feel comfortable with the idea of wearing a bra.