A+ Roundtable: Our First Bras

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Sometimes it feels like everyone has a "first bra" story. For what's supposed to be a milestone, there really isn't a uniform response to the experience. In this week's But Make It Fashion roundtable, we asked our team: How did you come to own your first bra, and what was it like to get it? How'd you feel about it? What did it mean to you?

Erin Sullivan, Writer
Look, let me just start by saying that going to an Irish Catholic grade school where the phrase “Erin Go Bragh” was on the table WASN’T IDEAL. Just roasted in so many unique ways on a regular basis. I’m not sure if it was a blessing or a curse that I was a late bloomer either!

But my first bra was a sports bra surely made from the thinest piece of material possible, as it was holding up nothing. The first time I got my period my mom just handed me a box of tampons and said there were “instructions inside” with zero mention of it again for the rest of my or her life, so I’m sure the reason...

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