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Best Bras For Smaller Breasts

Regardless of your breast size, finding the right bra fit for your body can be a challenge. Women’s breasts not only come in different sizes, but they also come in different shapes, types, and levels of fullness. On top of that, women’s body types, body compositions, weights, and heights will also impact the way a bra will fit them. In this post, I’ll be focusing on the case of women with small breasts – specifically, women who wear cup sizes AA-B.


If you have small breasts, you’ve probably heard something to the tune of: “You’re so lucky, I bet you can go without a bra anytime you want” far too many times. Here are a few things you can say in response to the next person who tells you that:

 – “All women with breasts need to wear a bra. A-cups and B-cups don’t get a free ride just because they’re smaller.”

 – “All boobs are beautiful. Regardless of size. The end.”

 – “Stop looking at my breasts.”

Because, the fact is, women with small breasts still need support, shaping, and lift under their clothing just like full-figured women do. That said, they do face a different set of issues and challenges when trying to find the right bra and getting the silhouette they want.

Two of the most common problems women with smaller breasts report when bra shopping include:

Push-Up Pressure

One of the problems I hear most from small-breasted women about bra shopping is the constant pressure to push up. Many brands (and salespeople) think the best (and sometimes, only) option for small breasts is to create volume. This leaves small-breasted women with a very limited selection of bras to choose from other than those with gaping cups or a whole lot of padding.

I recommend that you avoid full-overage bras (these can make your breasts seem smaller and overwhelm your frame). Instead, opt for a demi-cup bra with some stretch in the cups or a cute bralette with strappy detail and a triangle shape.

Gaping Cups

The term “gaping cups” refers to when your bra fits at the base of your breasts but there is extra space in the tops of the cups. This is especially common for women who wear A and B cups because many molded cup bra designs are made to be rounder at the top to accommodate a larger breast – and smaller breasts can tend to be shallower at the top.

You can remedy this by choosing a bra style with a soft cup. Triangle shaped cups are also a great option because they hug the tops of the breasts more closely.

Best Bras For Smaller Breasts

Just because you have smaller breasts doesn’t mean you can’t wear the same bra styles as your larger-breasted counterparts. Here are some of my top picks for women with small cup sizes:

Hanky Panky Signature Lace Melanie Underwire Bra

The Little Bra Company Arielle Convertible Push Up Bra

Best T-shirt Bra: Natori Feathers Contour Plunge Bra

The Little Bra Company Sascha Petite Strapless Bra

The Little Bra Company Lucia Petite Deep Plunge Convertible Push Up Bra

Calvin Klein Endless Lifting Strapless Longline Bra

OnGossamer Mesh Bump It Up Crop Bustier Bra

Only Hearts Whisper Bralette Bra

Natori Bliss Perfection Wireless Day Bra

Anita Active Air Control Wire Free Sports Bra

To learn more about how to choose the right bra for your small breasts, watch my Expert Video, Bras for Women with Small Cup Sizes:

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