It's the right of passage that you knew was coming: your daughter needs her first bra. Before you head out to shop and try and figure it out on your own, we're here to help. We're talking about Why The Elli Bralette Is the best bralette for tweens.
For most girls, breast development presents itself in the form of breast buds (aka firm little "nodules" that occur under her nipple). It's usually one of the first signs of puberty, generally starting sometime between 8 to 13 years of age. Suddenly, her "boobies" are beginning to poke through her favorite t-shirt, and if she hasn't noticed, you certainly have.
That means it's probably time to have the "bra conversation". This may come easily for some, especially if she's willing and excited to wear her first bra. She may have noticed other girls her age wearing training bras and is looking forward to joining the crowd.
Or, trying to navigate the subject of your young daughter, niece, sister or granddaughter wearing a training bra may prove to be trickier than you'd like. She may be resistant to wearing a bra, worrying that it will be uncomfortable and/or draw unwanted attention. She may not even want to talk about bras at all, preferring to wear bulky clothing, like a hoody sweatshirt, to hide her changing body.
Your Tweens First Bra
In either case, the next step is to go 'first bra shopping,' an experience that can be overwhelming unto itself.
If you choose the department store route, you head towards the junior section hoping to find a menagerie of preteen bra options. Unfortunately, you only have a choice between two styles:
- A lightweight, cami or sports bra style that, while comfortable, has zero nipple coverage.
- A padded bra that is bulky and makes her breasts look bigger than they are and/or is entirely inappropriate for her age.
If shopping online, you search for "best training bra," "best junior bra," "best bra for a ten-year-old," and again, you're faced with the same options
- lightweight nothing-ness
- or bulky, inappropriate-ness
Enter the Elli Bralette to save the day. There's an obvious void in the options you're presented with in your search for the 'perfect first bra' and The Elli closes that gap. You're looking for an all-in-one training bra solution: a bra to make your tween feel comfortable and confident, to hide her nipples from poking through their shirt, and one that you are OK with her wearing.
The Elli Bralette checks all the boxes. It's comfortable, nipple concealing, and with its slender design, it's on-trend with all the "other" junior bras. In a nutshell, the Elli Bralette nails it in all training bra categories:
✔ Non Padded: Neither of you has to worry about her boobies looking larger than they are.
✔ Nipple Concealing: A concealing petal is permanently sealed inside the cups. It's thin, flexible, and non-removable, so it won't shift or get lost in the wash.
✔ Seamless: No uncomfortable wire or hardware.
✔ Soft and Stretchy: Made of an incredibly soft blend of nylon and spandex, the Elli Bralette can easily transition from sleep to school to play.
✔ Doubles as a Sports Bra: With 8% spandex, the Elli Bralette has gentle hugging support, so she will feel safe when wearing it for athletics.
✔ Quick to Dry: The fabric is 92% Nylon, so it dries quickly and doesn't hold odor.
The Best Non Padded, Concealing, Comfortable Bra For Your Tween
Your search for the perfect tween bra is over my friend, congratulations for digging deep enough in your online search to land on our website. You can't go wrong with this bra, promise.
It's stylish and will 100% do its job of smoothing the little mounds that are poking through her shirt. You may even be surprised to find your preteen actually sleeping in the Elli Bralette; it's that comfortable. Mostly, you'll be relieved that she's comfortable, confident, and is in love with her new bra. Win, win.
Happy Daughter, Happy Mom!