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We're here to help you understand your changing body and to try to guide you in your search for your first, or new bra.We're here to help you with questions about your changing body, and give you tips for finding the right training bra. Whether your curious about training bras, or needing help in selecting the right starter bra, we are here to help.

Overwhelmed by all the bra choices out there and not sure what it all means? Well, it can be pretty intimidating when you're just starting to wear bras to figure out what you need and what's best. Kidzworld has some tips to follow.

Cups or no Cups?
There is a time and place for everything, including cups in your bras. Usually, when a girl starts wearing a bra it's one of those simple sporty things that comes in sizes like Small, Medium and Large. Those simple, stretchy cotton bras are okay if you're in the beginning stages of development but eventually, you're probably gonna need something with cups. Cups give you more support and keep your boobs from flopping all over the place. So how do you know when you need a cup? Well, there's an old test that goes like this: if you take a pencil and put it under your boob - and it stays - then you need a cup. If the pencil falls then you're still okay without cups.

Cup Lingo
If you don't get what all the letters and numbers mean on a cup bra, don't worry. It's not as complicated as it looks. The letters - like A, B, C, D - all stand for cup sizes. The numbers - like 32, 36, 38 - all stand for the band size - the part of the bra that goes around you. In other words, a 34a means that your boobs are an A cup and that your bra is 34 inches around. The best way to figure out what cup and size is right for you is to go and try some on.

Measuring Up
Here is a pretty accurate means of figuring out your bra size. First, you need to take a measuring tape and measure around your back right across the middle of your boobs. And right across your nipples. You need to find the fullest measurement. Make sure to hold the tape measure straight but not tight. The difference between this measurement and your BAND size is your cup size. Each inch of difference is equal to one cup size. For example, if your band size is 34" and your full across-the-nipple measurement is 35", you wear an "A" cup. Now, all you need to do is figure out your band size. Take the measuring tape and wrap it around your ribcage just below your boobs. Make sure that it is level at the back and the front. Your ribcage measurement plus five inches is your band size. So, if you measure out at 29 inches and add five inches, your band measurement is 34.

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