How do you measure for a bra for tweens?

How do you measure for a bra for tweens?
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To measure for a bra for tweens, you will need a flexible measuring tape. First, take the underbust measurement by wrapping the tape around the ribcage just below the bust, making sure it is snug but not too tight. Round this measurement to the nearest whole number. Next, measure the fullest part of the bust while wearing a non-padded bra or no bra at all. Make sure to keep the measuring tape parallel to the ground and wrap it around the back so that it meets in front. Again, round this measurement to the nearest whole number.

Based on these measurements, I would recommend starting with a training bra or wireless soft cup style in sizes ranging from 28AA to 36A. It’s important to understand that every brand may have slightly different sizing standards, so I highly advise getting professionally fitted before purchasing any bras for tweens. As they continue to grow and develop physically, regular fittings are essential for ensuring proper support and comfort.

One common misconception when measuring for tweens’ bras is assuming that cup size is solely determined by breast size alone. In reality, cup size also depends on band size and can vary between brands due to different scaling methods. Another myth is thinking that all tweens should wear padded bras; however, many young girls find soft cups or sports bras more comfortable and age-appropriate.

A less-known fact about measuring for tween bras is that breast tissue continues to develop throughout puberty into late adolescence or early adulthood. This means that regular measurements and professional fittings are crucial during these formative years in order to provide proper support and promote healthy development of breast tissue.

The next step in knowing how to measure for tween bras is scheduling a fitting appointment with one of our certified bra fitters who specialize in youth sizing. We are here to help guide you through this process and make sure your tween gets properly fitted for their first bra with care and expertise.

Good luck on this exciting new journey. Remember: a well-fitted bra makes all the difference!

Measuring for a bra for tweens

Step Measurement Recommendation
1 Band size Measure around the ribcage, just below the bust
2 Bust size Measure around the fullest part of the bust
3 Calculating cup size Subtract band size from bust size to find cup size (1 inch = A, 2 inches = B, and so on)
4 Checking fit The band should be snug and parallel to the ground, and the cups should not have any gaps or overflow
5 Getting the right style Choose a bra style that is comfortable and provides the appropriate support for daily activities
6 Consulting a professional If unsure, consider getting fitted by a professional to ensure the right size and fit
7 Buying multiples Consider purchasing multiple bras in different styles to have options for different outfits and activities
8 Growing changes Keep in mind that tween girls may experience growth spurts, so re-measuring regularly is important
9 Care instructions Follow care instructions to maintain the integrity and fit of the bras
10 Comfort and confidence Ultimately, the right bra should be comfortable and boost confidence for everyday wear
Properly measuring for a bra is important for comfort and support. Following these steps can help tweens find the right size and fit for their changing bodies.
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