Is her bra a REAL bra?
But today's questioner asks: Are all bras REAL bras? In other words, is a bra is a bra is a bra?
My mom gave me padded bras. Are they training bras or real bras?
I say, yes. A padded bra is a real bra. A training bra is just a name for a smaller bra for girls who are just beginning to wear bras. Get it? You're in training as a bra wearer. Just like you can be in training as a soccer player or basketball player.
I think "training bra" is kind of a silly term. I mean it's not like bras are so very complicated that it takes a long time to learn how to use one. You just snap or click or slip it on and there you go.
But the bottom line is that a bra IS a bra is a bra. Your bra isn't imaginary is it? And grownup women often choose to wear sports bras, or camisole bras, or bras that don't have cups. So ignore all the blah-blah-blah about bras!