The Big Girls Bras Teen Guide - Your First Bra
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Teen Guide - Find Out Your Bra Size
Before choosing your first bra, make sure that you know your correct size. Frequent bra fittings are important during your teen years, when your body is growing, especially if your bra starts fitting in a weird or painful way.
You might feel shy about your growing breasts and not want other people talking about them, looking at them, and measuring them. But it's wise to get measured so to find out your correct bra size.
You can get a professional fitter at a store to help you, or you can do it yourself at home. Keep in mind, the measurement you come up with is a just rough idea. Every body is a little different, so you'll need to try on lots of bras to find the perfect fit for you.
Keep in mind, most bras have adjustable hooks and eyes, so you can adjust the tightness. A new bra should fasten on the loosest set of hooks so that you can adjust it as a bra stretches out or as you grow and develop.
Fitting yourself can seem a little complicated, so we made some easy fit guides with you in mind. We also have helpful, friendly customer service reps who can help you fit yourself from over the phone at 1.866.352.4494.
Be sure to try on lots and lots of different bras, in different styles and variations of sizes. Sister sizes are equivalent sizes with either larger or smaller cups/bands. It's great to try a sister size if a bra fits pretty well but is maybe a little bit off. For example, if you're trying a 34C and it's a little bit too big in the band, you can try a 32D, one of the sister sizes. This is a good guideline to find the exact right fit!
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