Guide To Buying Your First Bra

Guide To Buying Your First Bra

Feb 23, 2023

As you mark your entrance into womanhood, events like buying your first bra should be a milestone and memorable occasion for you.

Feb 2024

As you mark your entrance into womanhood, events like buying your first bra should be a milestone and memorable occasion for you. With so many options and emotions at play, it can be challenging to get the right fit. So, where do you start? Training bras? What cup sizes? Band sizes? Soft cups? Do you need a professional bra fitting service? There are many things to consider when wearing bras for the first time. Here are a few handy tips to help!

Debra's Guide For First Bra Buying

Your Age

The average age when girls get their first supportive bra is when their chest starts to develop, generally between the ages of 10 and 14. But that’s not a hard and fast rule - there’s no specific age for developing breasts and when you’ll need to make an appearance at a bra store. Everyone develops at different times, and it’s important to remember that if you’re an early or late bloomer, everyone will eventually get a bra. It can be embarrassing and scary, but you’ll thank yourself later! It’s essential to consider your readiness and how you feel.

Your Physicality

Being emotionally ready for a bra is a big part of buying your first one; the other part is being physically ready. Bras can be uncomfortable for young girls who have never worn them before, so we advise waiting until your breast tissue starts to develop (also known as “budding”). This will help make choosing your first bra easier and more comfortable.

Type Of Bra

You don’t have to own Victoria’s Secret underwired push-up bra straight away. Most girls looking to buy their first bra don’t have anything too fancy. Instead, they are best suited to common alternatives such as crop tops or body bras like the Smoothease Non-Wired Bralette. These bras are softer than traditional underwired bras, with minimal stitching, meaning no itchy bits! DeBra’s Fitting Consultants recommend a body bra or crop top with a firm supportive band under the breasts to enhance support. DeBra’s have a variety of suitable first bras.

Choose Something You Love

If you buy something you’re going to use every day; it might as well be something you love putting on and feel confident about each time you wear it. Some women say to keep your first colour neutral when they’re bra shopping. However, at DeBra’s, we believe that a bra should reflect who you are - if you want to wear that beautiful multi-coloured floral print, go for it, girl!

Get Fitted

Getting fitted for your first bra can be scary, but a professional fitting consultant can help you find the most comfortable and appropriate one. Getting correctly fitted can also help prevent future problems, like sore backs or an uncomfortable chest. The DeBra’s Fitting Consultants are passionate about bras and have been fitting women of all shapes, sizes and ages for 22 years and counting. With over one million success stories, look no further. DeBra’s is your answer.

Debra’s Has Helped Thousands Of Women

Check out Debra's bra collection. If you’re not confident about buying the right bra online, DeBra’s offers free In-store Fitting Services, Virtual (Zoom) Fitting, phone consultations or support on live chat, so you can stay at home and still get the best advice for your body. Don’t let sizing uncertainty stop you from feeling confident next time you head to a special occasion.

Book your complimentary In-Store Fitting Appointment or a Virtual Fitting Appointment, or if you have a question, you can contact our Live Chat customer service team during business hours.

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