Martina - posted on 11/23/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )
I noticed recently that my almost 10-year old daughter is starting to bud. She hasn't raised the subject yet, nor I with her, but I'm thinking that it'll be time for her first bra soon. With that in mind, I recently went looking at what is available in the stores that would be suitable for her and I wasn't impressed at what was availabl. All that I saw were mostly either "crop tops" - ,(-ie - glorified undershirts,) "sports bras"- (really 'chest binders' - yuck!) and all kinds of padded - ugh! - and even "pushup-style" bras - double-ugh!!) intended for, but to mind, not at all appropriate for a 10-year-old!.. Back in the day' when I was about 10, I remember my mom buying me some very basic Teenform-brand training bras that had no actual cup size. The "cups" if you can call them that, were perfectly flat rectangles of stretch-elastic fabric that could expand and would grow with you as you developed. Aside from the "cups", the rest of the bra was just like a regular bra, with adjustable straps and a back "hook & eye" closure. Looking back I think they were perfect for me then and would be perfect for my daughter now.. I don't think Teenform is in business anymore - at least I haven’t seen that brand or that style of bra in the stores. Does anyone know of a very basic, non 'crop-top', non "sports" and non "padded or push-up" actual 'training bra' that has the stretchy one-size "grow-with-you' style cup feature?
PS. Just to give everyone an idea of the general style of bra that I mean, I came across a drawing on the net from an old ad, of the actual Teefdorm-style bra that I started with. I had totally forgotten this, but apparently the style-name for it was "Littlest Angel". It's long out production, but I'd liove to find something that is at least similar, for my daughter. ( http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-O1nl-cmANJw/TX...)