A positive first experience will help create a healthy attitude towards their body that will last a life time.
It’s an important habit to develop and one that will help boost self-esteem and confidence as their bodies change and mature. We recognize that many teens may be shy or embarrassed when they’re developing, so we ensure the utmost of privacy to enable them to enjoy and benefit from this experience!
Talking to your daughter about bra-fitting and lingerie
Liliana's Tips: Enjoy the experience of lingerie shopping together with your daughter. Plan a girls' day out and give her your undivided attention. That means no cell phone interruptions. You will both enjoy the experience of lingerie shopping and look forward to your special time together.
Explain what a bra-fitting is – It’s a discreet and simple process which should be the foundation of her personal care routine. Help your young teen book her first appointment (accompany her if she is comfortable with that.)
Teach by example – If your bras fit properly, then your daughter will instinctively learn how bras should fit and will shop to get the same result.
Enhance self-confidence – Some girls try to hide their developing breasts, while others may be self-conscious because they aren’t developing as fast as their peers. Wearing the right bra will support and minimize a fuller bust or add a little enhancement for slower developers.
Enhance health and posture – The right bra offers support to prevent back and head aches and also helps maintain good posture. When she feels better about herself, she’ll stand taller.
Include a chat about breast health, (which naturally goes together with bra buying) – Teach your daughter to do a monthly breast self-exam, so she’s comfortable and familiar with the shape and feel of her breasts in order to detect any changes.
Promote self-esteem – Wearing quality undergarments instills a sense of self-pride. Teach her to wear nice lingerie for herself, not for anyone else.
Dress from the inside, out – Explain that what she wears under her clothing is just as important, if not more so, than the clothing itself (a tricky concept for clothes-conscious teens!) The right lingerie makes any outfit look and fit better.
Buy the best you can afford – Just like a good pair of shoes or a handbag, it’s wise to purchase the best quality you can. Quality = longevity.
Caring for delicate lingerie – It’s difficult to get teens to take the time to care of anything, let alone lingerie! If you gently hand wash your delicates and hang them to dry, they will learn by example.
Healthy reminders – Wear panties with a cotton gusset for breathability. Wear a sports bra for athletic activities.