Back to School: Bra Shopping for Busty Teens

August 15th, 2014 @ Amber

Cleo by Panache Juna in Black

Back to school shopping means clothes and shoes and backpacks and accessories, but underwear and bras are a big part of it as well. If you’re a busty teen, it can be daunting trying to find bras that fit your style and your growing bust, but the lingerie market has grown a lot within the past decade, and that means that full bust young woman do have options, and even better, options they will enjoy wearing!

Affinitas Parfait Sophia Padded T-Shirt Bra

Bra Fitting

Finding your correct bra size, especially as your body is continuing to grow in your teens, can be confusing, however it doesn’t need to be difficult. If you’re bra shopping for bra to school, I suggest asking a parent, or a friend to go for a bra fitting at a local bra boutique or if you don’t have one around, you could try Nordstrom. Alternatively, you can use a bra size calculator online and try to find a range of what sizes that may work for you, and then take that list to the store, and try on bras in those sizes and sister sizes. It may take some time, but it’s worth knowing what size you are so that you’re wearing the right fit for your bust, which will give you better posture and make your bust look lifted and supported. An important rule to remember is that the Alphabet does not stop at D, so while you may be wearing a 36DD cup bra, you may find that you fit better in a 32F cup! (they’re sister sizes)

Growing up, we’re not often shown good examples of proper bra fit, most stores carry up to a D cup or DD at most, which means some full bust teens (and women!) end up squeezing into a D cup when in reality they’re more like a G cup. If you find out that you do indeed have a new larger cup size, don’t worry, all breast sizes are normal! Having a large bust doesn’t mean you have to wear old fashioned bras, sport bras, or colors options only in beige and white. This day in age, there are all sorts of great options for teen girls! Lingerie can set our mood for the whole day and make us feel good about ourselves. A few good bra and panty sets should be added to your back to school shopping list, and here are a few options and helpful tips to remember when you’re a busty teen looking for a bra!

Tutti Rouge Olivia Padded Plunge Bra

Bra Styles

There are many different bra styles, from demi cups, to push up, to balconnet to t-shirt bras. It’s helpful to know which fit that works well with your body and breast shape. The best way to figure that out, is to try on different styles, and to also figure out your own breast shape. When you know your breast shape, it can work in tandem with your bra size, to help you choose the best bras for you. You opinion is important too! Do you want a padded bra, an unlined bra, a lightly padded or molded bra? Bra shopping doesn’t have to be worrisome or boring, find a happy medium with finding shapes that you like that fit your bust shape.

Cleo by Panache Nyla Balconnet Bra

Colors and Prints

Not all lingerie is lacy or black or white or beige. There are plenty of colorful prints and modern colors that are on trend and are suitable for teenagers with a full bust. Cleo by Panache creates really fun and youthful designs, as does Tutti Rouge, Freya, and Parfait. If some of these brands are out of your budget, try checking out a store like Nordstrom Rack, where they have discounted prices on big brand names. You can also find some great deals online, including free shipping or discount codes. So if you know your bra size, online shopping may be a viable option for you.

Bristols 6 Nippies Skin Nipple Covers

 Nipple Covers

If you’re wearing a padded bra, you shouldn’t have to worry about this, but if you’re wearing unlined bras and want added nipple coverage so that your nipples won’t show through your tops or t-shirts if they get hard in a cold classroom, Bristols 6 makes great Nippies Skin adhesive silicone nipple covers, that will offer you coverage throughout the school day. They’re available in three skintone colors and are reusable!

 



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