Buying a bra for the first time can be a daunting experience for any teenager. There are so many different styles and sizes to choose from, and it can be hard to know where to start. But don't worry, we're here to help! Here are a few tips to make bra shopping for teenagers a little bit easier:
- Get your measurements
The most important thing to do when buying a bra is to measure yourself. This will ensure that you get a bra that fits properly and is comfortable to wear. Get help from a friend or parent if you can, as this usually results in more accurate measurements. Visit Lulalu’s Fit Quiz for a step-by-step on measuring your bra size!
- Try on different styles
There are many different styles of bras available, so it's important to try on a few different ones to see what you like best. We recommend starting out with the following styles if you’re new to wearing bras:
T-shirt bras: These bras are designed to be worn under T-shirts and other light-colored clothing. They are typically made of a smooth, seamless fabric that does not show through clothing. Try Delilah, Luna or Chloe.
Wireless bras: These bras don't have underwire under the cups, just side boning underneath the arm area to help the bra keep its shape. If you’re new to bras you may find them more comfortable and easier to adjust to. Give the Zuri or Alysa a try.
Bralettes: These bras are typically made of soft, stretchy fabric and do not have underwire. They are a good option for women who want a comfortable and supportive bra that does not add bulk to their chest. Check out the Callie Wireless Lace!
- Buy quality over quantity
Bras can range in price from around $20 to $100 or more. It's always better to buy a few, high quality bras that fit perfectly than a lot of bras that are poorly made and don't fit well. A good bra will last much longer and will be more comfortable to wear over time!
- Take care of your bras
We always recommend hand washing your Lulalu and hanging to dry, but if you must wash your bras (hey, life happens!), be sure to use the delicate cycle in cold water in a lingerie bag and hang them to dry. Proper care will help extend the life of your bras. Read more about Bra Care 101.
- Don't be afraid to ask for help
If you're not sure what type of bra is right for you, don't be afraid to ask us for help! We are just a message away from matching you with your perfect fit.
- Have fun with it!
Buying a bra can be a fun experience. So take your time, try on different styles, and find a bra that you love. With Lulalu’s 60-day, free returns & exchange policy (U.S. only), you’re sure to find your match made in bra-heaven.