A training bra also trainer bra , starter bra , first bra or bralette is a lightweight brassiere designed for girls who have begun to develop breasts. It is intended to be worn during puberty when the girl's breasts are not yet large enough to fit a standard-sized bra. Breast growth is usually defined by the Tanner scale. Girls who are developing breasts are at Tanner stage I and II. Training bras are usually a lightweight, unlined, pullover style bra and feature a soft, elastic bra band and soft bra cups.
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The experience can be equally emotional and awkward for the parent as it is for their daughter. We want to help you make the experience as pleasant even fun as possible. No more daunting bra shopping! Here are our tips and tricks to bra shopping with your daughter and some bras that we recommend. Breast buds are the beginning stages of breast development.
Buying a First Bra
A teen girl's first bra is not only an article of clothing. It is also a long-awaited symbol of her impending maturity, of reaching a new stage in her life as well as her physical development. All teenagers can be sensitive about their body image, and choosing the right first bra is an important step in fostering a healthy self image and confidence for a young woman. It may be difficult to know when to purchase a girl's first bra. Most girls will begin to wear bras between the ages of 11 and 13, even if they have not begun to develop. A young teen may want to buy her first bra to coincide with her friends and peer group, particularly if she is involved in physical education classes or sports activities and is aware that other girls are wearing bras.
I am not sure if I was 10 or The delight of wearing a brand-new, striped, sleeveless shirt and matching shorts was ruined by soreness as my new tiny breasts rubbed against the starchy cotton. The scratchiness — and the pointier nipples — struck me as horrible. I bring up my memory to underscore how disquieting it can be for girls as they morph into womanhood. Physically developing is an emotional hurdle.