How old were you when you first wore a bra?

November 9, 2009 9:03pm CST
My little niece came over to the spend the weekend with her favorite aunt (me!). I was shocked to see her wearing a bra and she's only 8 years old! Well actually she has massive boobies for an 8 year old. They are like a C cup! She's not overweight but she has a big body. Her dad is a former boxer and weight lifter and her mum is a bit overweight but not too much so she does have huge parents. I didn't start wearing a bra until I was 17. I was a tomboy in my teens and was extremely tiny and virtually had no boobies. But now they really have expanded to a reasonable size How old were you when you first wore a bra?
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• Australia
10 Nov 09
I estimate that, if I stop exercising and dieting, I will need a bra for my moobies by the time I'm 70, but so far, so good. Lash
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10 Nov 09
LOL you can borrow mine when that time comes
• Australia
10 Nov 09
Oh be still my beating heart, I'm gonna get into Jelly's bra. Not as good as her pants, but hey, I'll take what I can get at my age. Lash
@dawnald (84132)
• Shingle Springs, California
10 Nov 09
I was probably about 13. My older daughter was 11. They say kids develop earlier due to growth hormones in the meat and milk. That's why I switched to organic. Hopefully my younger daughter will develop a bit later.
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@luckyke (56)
• China
10 Nov 09
i started to wear a bra when i was 13-14 years old and i felt very shy at that time, hehe:)
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• United States
10 Nov 09
wow thats crazy. i think i was maybe 13-14 when i 1st wore i proper bra, and even then it wasn't n e thing bigger than and A. now a days kids are forming way too early... its all the hormones added to the food. i'm from england orginally and when i was growing up there wasnt big children... its like youngs girls starting their periods earlier and earlier. its crazy... we need to consum more organic and natural foods
@AndieBee (27)
• United States
10 Nov 09
I was nine or ten when I first started wearing a bra. I was flat as an ironing board, and all of a sudden I was a B cup! It was so hard for me because none of the girls my age were as developed. That was the 70's though. Today is an entirely different story and the early development of girls is as much genetics as it is the hormones and chemicals being added to all our food. Estrogen is probably the most common hormone being used today to increase the size of the animals used for human consumption. Since we ARE what we eat, it stands to reason that when we feed our children that nice big juicy chicken thigh that was made so big my estrogen, that hormone goes directly into the children's system. Of course their bodies react to it as the normal signal to enter into puberty or prepubescence. Never mind that the child is five, six, seven, eight. Estrogen in foods is also what causes boys to develop mammaries, even when they may not be so over weight. Something to really thing about isn't it?
• United States
10 Nov 09
Well for me I really don't remember to tell you the truth!! But I do remember that by the age of I think I was 11 yrs old I was wearing one already. I was a little chunky by that age but not too much. So I guess they were growing too. LOL!!! Now I am a c-cup and proud of my puppies!! LOL!!! Well you know what i mean they really aren't puppies. Thanks for the discussion!! happy mylotting maria s.
• Philippines
10 Nov 09
well i got curious about your responses, what about c-cup?
• Philippines
10 Nov 09
oh you are a tomboy when you were a teen,how old are you now? i am curious, is that mean you wear bra at the early age however stop or didn't start wearing bra when you were 17? how come?
10 Nov 09
I wore my first bra when I was 17.. I hated bras but eventually had to wear one
@Preciousgem (1190)
• Philippines
10 Nov 09
I was 10 when i first wore my baby bra, in different color.
• China
11 Nov 09
I can not remeber how old I was wore the bra. but the most thing impressed me was i was very shy,and always bless it not to grow.
• United States
16 Jul 11
I dunno exactly what age but I'd say round 11-12yrs old forsure. Even though one does not have a substantial amount one starts wearing a training or jog bra to get used to the monstrosity of a real bra.
@lulu1220 (1010)
• United States
19 Aug 10
I believe I was nine years old when I first wore a bra. Now I was not a C cup though! I did not become a C cup until high school.
10 Aug 10
I was 14 and my BF liked to twang it :( Chloe http://www.triactol.com
• India
8 Jun 10
I had asked this to my wife, just after our marriage in 1966, she said she wore a bra when she was just 13, as per advise of her mom.. Thanks for sharing. Welcome always. Cheers. Professor
@SViswan (12095)
• India
24 Jan 10
Though I've seen kids who might need a bra at 8, I haven't come across anyone who really wears them at that age. I had my first real bra when I was 15 or so. My mom gave me a sports bra when I was around 13. I had just started developing and don't think I would have got a proper bra at that age ( a size that would fit me, I mean). I had a classmate when I was 13 who needed (and wore) a real bra. We all were in awe of her...lol. She did look much older than we were (around 16-17 atleast)....and we all would wonder how it felt to be wearing a bra (a few of us had just started wearing a bra around that time while she had been wearing it for a year or two by then).
• United States
17 Nov 09
I was 9, I think. I know that it was in the fourth grade. I developed early.
@xannebull (1806)
• Philippines
15 Nov 09
i wore my first bra when i was in my second year high school, i am not so boobsy that is why i wear my bra late.
@fifileigh (3621)
• United States
11 Nov 09
C cup for an 8 year old? that is too big for a little girl. i thought most kids are starting to wear bras as young as 11. i started wearing a bra about the right time--in junior high--about 13. but my boobs were normal for my age, like about 32AA.
@sacmom (14338)
• United States
11 Nov 09
Hi jelly, I'm pretty sure I was the same age as your niece, though I wasn't no C cup! LOL I did have to wear a training bra around that age though. I was so embarrassed! LOL I hated the thought of having to wear one and here I wasn't even a tomboy. However, I was very shy about the whole thing. I don't remember when I blossomed fully, but it must have been some time in junior high (12 years old, maybe sooner). At least I noticed it more then anyway, because I had to change for gym class. UGH! The darn things were always getting in the way, especially when I had to run the mile. They don't bother me so much now though. And heck, even my hubby likes 'em, so I can't complain. LOL Happy mylotting!
@BrittneeD (261)
• United States
11 Nov 09
Well I think I was 11 or 12 when i started wearing one on days i had gym at school and not 14 until i started wearing one everyday but every girl is different if she is developing early she should certainly start wearing a bra also sometimes with younger ones bras are just used bc certain shirts can look a little bad if her nipples might show a lot. Maybe 8 is a little young though but it really just depends on her development. Maybe she wanted one because a friend had one or her mom just decided it was time. Just some ideas.
@sid556 (31018)
• United States
11 Nov 09
oh I was 30. no, just kidding. I was like I think maybe 11. I didn't need it as I was just this miniature little girl. My mother insisted that I wear it. Oh I hated it so much. 8 is really pretty young but if she needs it then she should. My oldest daughter started developing at age 9 and had to start wearing a bra. My other girls were all ll and 12.
• Uruguay
10 Nov 09
yeah girls are starting to wear bras sooner these days