Getting a first bra is a really big deal for any girl. You might feel excited about it, or embarrassed, or a mixture of both. This is common, and you shouldn’t worry about it. There are ways to tell when you need a bra, but it’s important to remember that every girl is different, and you might develop at a different pace than your friends, and that’s okay!
Try a training bra for your very first bra. Girls can wear a training bra/crop top type bra when the nipples start to protrude. These bras are a lot more comfortable, and they almost look like crop tops, so you might feel less embarrassed because they won’t be as obvious.
You want to find a very comfortable bra for your first one. There’s no reason for a young girl to have a fancy or lacy bra. Training bras are usually simple, stretchy cotton bras without cups.
A sports bra is another good idea for gym class or if you are in any team sport. Because sports bras are designed to be flatter in the cup area, and are very comfortable, they can be good choices for your first bra, even if you don’t play sports.