bra fittings class for high school students

Remember how awkward and frustrating it was to find the perfect bra size? Well, one school in Derby, England is going to help girls with that problem rather than just leave it up to their parents (many of whom might have no idea how to properly measure and judge). That’s right: a bra fittings class!

At Derby High School, preteen students will be taught how to choose bras that properly support their breasts, measure themselves and determine which sizes they each are. Their teacher, Mrs. Karan Hopkinson, will help them understand their bodies better, which is wonderful since most sex ed and the like don’t discuss certain aspects of puberty like bras; typically, there’s a whole lot of “here’s what will happen” but not enough “here’s how to deal with it.”

Naturally, as with anything involving female and education regarding their bodies, some folks are pretty pissed about the idea. For example, Stephen Green from the U.K.’s Christian Voice thinks that it’s the “mother’s job” to do this, somehow forgetting the fact that (A) not everyone has a mother in their lives (B) not all moms know how or have time to help their daughters figure out the perfect bra. He believes that this is “solve a problem that doesn’t exist,” which I assume is because he never had trouble with bras, thus rendering it irrelevant. I am, of course, a big fan of the idea since many women spend years and years trying to figure out which size was theirs.

A properly-fitted bra makes life so much easier, but honestly, I wore the wrong size bra until I was 21, when I finally got fitted and realized I wasn’t a 38C, as I had somehow believed I was; I’m a 34/36DD. As soon as I began wearing the proper bra, I looked better in my clothes, my back felt much less stressed out and my shoulder’s didn’t have that awful line when I removed my bra at the end of the day. Of course, had I known all that was possible like five years earlier, that would’ve been snazzy, so kudos to this school! It’s wonderful to see an establishment offer practical help, too.

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