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My 11 DD is moving out if the training bra stage, so she tells me and would like me to buy her some "real" bras. Okay. So I looked at a few websites and they are either $40 or they are a way too sexy looking for my 11 year old. Anyone know where to get some nice, "sensible" bras? She does like some sports bras she has and doesn't like the feeling of lace. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
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dd, who is 15 yo has always liked La Senza. They have some plain styles in some great colours. dd's recently started buying her panties at Aerie.

I don't ask dd about whether or nt it's sexy. I just buy what fits.
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Old Navy has some A-cup bras specifically for pre-teens, or they did... and Gap Body shops have nice bras in general...

 
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Have you looked at the Justice for Girls website? We aren't big fans of the store, but dd has found her most comfy bras there-also moving out of the training bra section into something more bra-like. She likes anything that's made of microfiber and is slightly lined.
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My 11 DD is moving out if the training bra stage, so she tells me and would like me to buy her some "real" bras. Okay. So I looked at a few websites and they are either $40 or they are a way too sexy looking for my 11 year old. Anyone know where to get some nice, "sensible" bras? She does like some sports bras she has and doesn't like the feeling of lace. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
Victoria Secret's has a line that I believe they call "t-shirt bras" -- light but nicely lined and they go down to size AA (online, some stores may have A in the store). They offer two-packs (nude/black or white/black) online/via the catalogue for about $30. They are very basic, and speaking as someone who has never gotten beyond an A cup, very comfortable.
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my bras are sensible and come from Target!

I'd take her some place she can try them on. My DD is a busty girl and I take her to Dillards because they help fit her, but they are expensive.

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For myself I get bras at Decent Exposures. Their bras are extremely comfortable, very practical and sensible-looking, and come in a wide selection of colors and a few prints. Girl's sizes cost $15-20 and regular sizes AA-D cost $32.

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Check out Title IX Sports, too.

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I second Target. They have both plain and with fun designs and are very reasonably priced.

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For myself I get bras at Decent Exposures. Their bras are extremely comfortable, very practical and sensible-looking, and come in a wide selection of colors and a few prints. Girl's sizes cost $15-20 and regular sizes AA-D cost $32.
I second these. I can't wear regular bras anymore, I have bad cysts from underwires. I'm a 32 FF and this is one of the few options for me that are comfy, and they with the selection they have, I'm about midsize. They will ship you stuff to try, but they will also make to order whatever fabric and style you like. I *love* these ladies!

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La Senza and Change. Those are real underwear stores, the only ones we use. You can get fitted there, and they have good bras with good support. My 21 yo. has been buying there since the first time I took her in her early teens when she needed it, and in the start there was no sexy underwear.

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I got my daughters their first bras from the girls' section of Target- then we moved into the Ladies' underwear section when they needed a larger cup size. Other stores (Sears, for example) also carry an assortment of bra styles in AA cups (often just labeled with the band size, no cup size listed). This includes some traditional "training bra" styles, along with sports bras, and some with underwires that look like "real bras" even though they're sized for breast buds. Justice (which used to be Limited Too) has a very good selection of very well made bras, sized from AA through B cup (although my daughters preferred the adult bra section when they outgrew A cups).

If she's "moving out of the training bra stage" because she's outgrowing them (breasts are bigger) rather than because "she wants a real bra because she wants to feel grown up" then check out ANY lingerie department of any store that carries women's clothing. There are plenty of bras out there that aren't too expensive that aren't too sexy or lacy looking. I can't avoid the expensive bras for DD1 (who's now in a hard-to-find size with a small back and large cup) but for A and B cups, there are lots of inexpensive options.

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