It's Time to Get Your Preteen a Training Bra
Point of View: Your favorite preteen girl is at the stage of needing or wanting a training bra – but every option you find for her is either too mature, too thin, too padded with pokey wires, not soft, or in general just not cute.
Or maybe you are a 10, 11, or 12 year old girl, and you aren't sure what you want or where to even start looking for a bra.
Look no further. The Elli Bralette is the perfect training bra for girls for several reasons, but one of our favorites is that it's not just a training bra. This IS THE BRALETTE that's designed to go from class to sports practice to relaxing at home to hanging with friends – all while providing coverage and comfort that's actually cute and age appropriate.
Best of all – our packaging is so discreet that even the mailman won't be able to tell what you've ordered.
How do we know our bralette is the best first bra?
Let's address the elephant in the room: How do we know our bralette is the best first bra?
There are three main characteristics to look for when searching for the best first bra for your girl (or yourself):
- and cute
For the tween who's never had to wear a bra before, they don't want their training bra to feel restrictive. They don't want pokey wires, straps that slip, or back clasps that are difficult to finagle with, and no one wants a scratchy fabric against their skin. When your entire body is changing, a little bit of comfort goes a long way.
The first thing we did when designing the Elli Bralette was to omit wires and padding. Offensive enemies #1 and #2 were defeated.
The Elli Bralette is also made of breathable, butter-soft stretchy fabric. There is no back clasp, and the band is smooth and easily stretches for maximum pull-on comfort, while the nylon content in the material allows it to maintain its shape.
What's more, The Elli Bralette takes problem-solving one step further. Thanks to the built-in nipple-concealing petals, your tween girl will never need to feel self-conscious about her growing breast buds.
The concealing petals are whisper thin and heat sealed into the bra to provide modest daily coverage. It is not a padding insert. In fact, the Elli Bralette is the anti-foam bralette.
When are training bras necessary?
There's one bone we have to pick with that sentence, and it's the thought behind the term 'training bra'.
Training for what?
Yes, we get it; hypothetically, you're 'training' for a 'big-girl bra.' But the Elli Bralette is built for more than that. It's a transitional bra, an everyday staple, a sports bra when needed, and overall, it's a comfort for our girls as they get used to their growing bodies.
The Elli Bralette is perfect for the tween girl developing breast buds and feeling self-conscious about them showing through her shirt. It's also perfect for the tween who wants to wear something under her tanks and tees because that's what her friends are doing. It comes in trendy bright colors and neutrals to fit any tween's personal style and help them feel comfortable and confident within themselves.
Most importantly, the Elli Bralette is the perfect 'training bra' because it will grow with your girl. The design and nature of the stretchy material allow her to wear her Elli as she grows and is in-between sizes until she's ready to size up. This brings us to the next question we frequently see:
When should you stop wearing training bras?
Ah, back to that pesky term. The Elli Bralette (bralette being the operative word here) is more versatile than the traditional training bra. Women of all ages, walks, and stages of life LOVE the Elli Bralette and rave about how comfortable it is for their day-to-day life.
Is there an age when you or your tween should stop wearing the Elli Bralette? Absolutely not. It's designed to be a cute, functional wardrobe staple from now through college and into even the most demanding careers.
Our detailed size chart will help you determine what size is needed and at what point it's time to size up. And if you ever have any questions about sizing, we're always here to help.
Whether you're shopping for yourself or your preteen girl, Non Disclosure Apparel IS your resource for all things "training bra' related. Shop our Elli Bralette line here, or reach out to us with any questions you may have here!