Choosingbras for flat chested tweens or developing teens can be tricky, but organic cotton is always a good choice. A lot depends on the individual since girls naturally grow at different rates, but a fabric blend incorporating cotton can be ideal for teens of any age.
Why doeswearing the wrong bra cause skin irritation, and is organic cotton an easy solution? Let's explain the benefits of cotton and the advantages of intelligent fabric choices in underwear.
Is Cotton the Best Bra Material for Teens?
Cotton has been used in clothing production for years, but it’s common for teens to overlook materials, comfort, and breathability in favor of style and fashion. However, if you’re helping your daughter learnhow to prevent bra straps from digging into shoulders, fabrics are a pretty important place to start!
Designs such as our hugely popular Joey Bra feature the best of both worlds, with a super-comfy cotton blend and a dash of spandex for that all-important support, hold, and confident fit.
Here are some of the primary reasons a cotton bra could be a great option, particularly for girls with sensitive skin prone to redness, sore spots, and pain:
1. Cotton and Comfort
Because cotton is a natural fiber, it is inherently gentle on the skin, with breathability that doesn’t trap moisture under the material, which is one of the typical causes of skin irritation.
If your daughter is into sports, has a busy class schedule, or wants underwear that will keep up with her lifestyle, cotton will keep air circulating so the skin underneath is dry–whatever the weather may be.
2. Cotton Bras and Skin Health
You’ll see mention of a hypoallergenic or antimicrobial feature on several of our top-selling teen bras. This means the fabric is created to be health-neutral without triggering allergies or skin issues.
Young girls almost always have more delicate skin than adults, so a cotton bra will prevent sore spots. The breathability we looked at also means the underwear doesn't retain bacteria, a leading cause of skin infections, reducing the potential for rashes and the dreaded odors associated with warmer weather.
3. Value for Money
We often hear from parents who find buying bras for their teens expensive because fabrics start to break down and become frayed and damaged after a few washes. A cotton bra should last at least a few months since the material is better at retaining its original shape.
All Yellowberry bras–cotton or otherwise–are manufactured with precision detail and intended to remain as new for substantially longer than a sub-premium bra, offering excellent value for money and more wears for every piece of underwear you buy.
Picking a Cotton Blend Bra for Teens
So, with all these amazing benefits, is an organic cotton bra a big winner? It can be, yes, but as always, there's a downside in that as great as cotton is, it isn't particularly strong, so it is better suited to flat chests or younger tweens who don't need a huge amount of support.
Our blends incorporate cotton's natural, skin-friendly, performance qualities, enhanced with a super-elastic component to keep your daughter's bra comfy and safe for delicate skin but with just the right amount of hold!