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    Default Awkward! Bra question

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    So DD11 (and a half) is starting to grow in the chest region.

    She has been wearing the soft crop top things for about 6 months....this sort of thing
    http://www.bonds.com.au/girls-hipste...y8l2a-fo2.html

    When does she need to move into something more bra like? Like how big??

    It is so long ago for me I can't remember.

    I have mentioned her getting a fitting and that sends her into a panic. Her best friend was fitted but she is still too embarrassed. She is very self conscious about the whole thing. The main reason she is so self conscious is that she has a red birthmark that takes up the whole left side of her chest.

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    She doesn't need to at all. It all depends on what she's comfortable with (both physically and socially).
    If she's not comfortable with a fitting, you could just stick with the crop tops until she sees a reason to want to change?

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    She doesn't ever need to if she doesn't want too. Sport bras are designed that you can just wear them if they so choose too. One of my 3 only wears sports bras. Its no big deal. The other 2 prefer either a t shirt bra or a push up. None wear ever fitted as such. I brought a few cheap bras in size I thought they were and we worked it out from their. No need for a embrassing situation.

    Edited to kmart often has $3 bras

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    Thanks @Renn and @LoveLivesHere...

    I think her main concern is her birth mark, which I can't really do anything about.

    Bonds have a t-shirt crop top thing, I might get her one of those and see what she thinks. Might also get a couple of cheaper ones and see what style she likes, plus a sport crop top which will have a little more support than the ones she wears now.

    Thanks guys

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    Could you take her to a fitting with you so she can see what happens? It might make the whole experience less daunting.
    Everyone should get fitted regularly. It's amazing how many women actually wear the wrong size and have no idea.

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    I was fitted as an 11 year old and it haunts me to this day - my mum was with me and I'd seen her being fitted before but it was mortifying and so, so awful!
    So with that experience colouring my advice, could you just go with her to Kmart or Target and try a few things on? I wish that's what my mum had done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lincolns mummy View Post
    Could you take her to a fitting with you so she can see what happens? It might make the whole experience less daunting.
    Everyone should get fitted regularly. It's amazing how many women actually wear the wrong size and have no idea.
    This has crossed my mind as well. I can take her with me next time and see what she thinks. I wonder if I could get them to measure her over her t-shirt, I think I could get her to agree to that. She won't let them see her in the bra though, she is worried if any hint of her birth mark can be seen.

    Thanks will give it a go next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskittyfantastico View Post
    I was fitted as an 11 year old and it haunts me to this day - my mum was with me and I'd seen her being fitted before but it was mortifying and so, so awful!
    So with that experience colouring my advice, could you just go with her to Kmart or Target and try a few things on? I wish that's what my mum had done.
    I was going to buy some and bring them home lol....she has only just recently gone and looked at crop tops without cringing. She wants fluro ones lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by PomPoms View Post
    I was going to buy some and bring them home lol....she has only just recently gone and looked at crop tops without cringing. She wants fluro ones lol
    I think that would be the best thing - my DD is ten and just wearing white kmart crop tops under her school shirts (which are white) and she's only wearing them because ALL the other girls had one (she has no breastage to speak of),
    You know your girl - I'm sure you could youtube how to fit her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskittyfantastico View Post
    I think that would be the best thing - my DD is ten and just wearing white kmart crop tops under her school shirts (which are white) and she's only wearing them because ALL the other girls had one (she has no breastage to speak of),
    You know your girl - I'm sure you could youtube how to fit her.
    She can get away with fluro because her school shirt is dark green. Although, she does have white ones as well. I don't want to scar her for life! I hated wearing a bra when I first needed one so I want this to be painless as possible.

    The other thing is she is tiny (around wise), the crop tops she is wearing are 8-10 girls size. Oh well next time they are at their dads I'll go shopping, she would hate for her sister to be there.


 

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