Bras for small breasts

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My band measurement:
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My cup measurement:

My bra size is

75 C

(See size charts below to find your UK size)

Bluebella band 30 – 40 | cup AA – G Shop now
Hunkemöller band 28 – 44 | cup AA – H Shop now
MaxCleavage Gel bras & bikinis Shop now
Amazon uk band 28 – 54 | cup AA – J Shop now


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Bras for small breasts are bras designed for the smaller cup sizes.

  • But how small is a small cup size?
  • What small bra sizes can we find in stores and online?
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How small is a small cup size?

Some people call an A cup small, some might even say the same about a B or C cup.

In the media boobs only seem to get bigger. In reality, it may be the case. But. There are lots of women with smaller boobs. Lots. This is what nature is all about. No woman is the same. Women’s breasts come in all shapes and sizes. None of our boobs are the same.

Shouldn’t a small bra be as small as boobs get? Yes! Some designers do care and started their lingerie business, often out of their own needs. The smallest bra cups available are AAAA, AAA, AA, and A.

Dobreva Women’s Floral Lace Front Closure Padded Push Up Underwire Bra AA – DD cups (

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More than 60% of women wear a wrong size bra

That is what researches tell us. You probably read about this kind of percentage. Or an even higher one. I always thought this percentage to be a bit high. But after measuring other women (and myself) I found out I was wrong.

The first four women I measured where some friends and my own mother. Three of the four women were NOT wearing the right bra size. These women had all different body and breasts sizes, varying from a cup size AA to D. The women themselves felt their bad fitted bra and saw it every day in the mirror.

As I mentioned before. It must be so human to stick to a bra that is not the right size for us. Or maybe the bra never has fitted you anyway.

Sometimes we stick to something that is not good for us, like a bad-fitted bra. And that’s a shame I think. Because it may only take 10 to 20 minutes to learn a bit about bra sizing and measure your own sizes.

How come many petites wear a wrong size bra?

  • like any woman, it can have become a habit to stick to something that is no longer good for us, like a badly fitted bra
  • we settle for the bra size that we are used to wearing for years now, thinking this must be the best there is for us
  • having small breasts, there is a bigger chance to choose the wrong size because of the lack of knowledge and information in shops and on the internet
  • most bra size charts have not listed the smaller cups, like AA and AAA cups
  • because we have small boobs we tend to avoid lingerie stores
  • the stores usually do not carry – or only very little – the smallest cup sizes and we get easily suggested a wrong size as well
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A well-fitted bra will give more confidence and make your clothes look better

Maybe you’re happy with the bras you wear and you already know how to shop for a petite bra size. That’s great.

For many years I certainly could not call myself a bra lover. Having a petite bra size didn’t help.

I believe in a well-fitted bra for every woman, whether she is petite, medium or plus-sized breasted. We women with a smaller cup size need a bra like any other women.

Do your breasts need a smaller bra cup size? Or do you think you might need one of the smaller cup sizes, but never really tried? You are not really sure if you need an AAA, AA, A or maybe a B cup? Always check a bra size chart that includes all small cup sizes. Or use the handy bra calculator & check your size »

How do we really feel about our breasts?

As I mentioned and as we all know ‘Nature comes in all shapes and sizes’. In this light, I want to mention the work of Laura Dodsworth. She published the book Bare Reality, an amazing book about women and their breasts.

Laura spent two years photographing and interviewing 100 women about the breasts, bodies and lives. Women from all walks of life took part, aged from 19 to 101, sized AAA to K, from a Buddhist nun to a burlesque dancer.

3 minute Video ‘Bare Reality’

The book and this video are the best, and really for everyone to watch, both men and women. You’ll find all the books from Laura Dodsworth on Amazon »

Why measuring yourself is that important

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It is good to realize that only a slight difference in measurement can change your bra size. Especially if you are in between two sizes, it good well mean you have to try different sizes.

Depending on the brand and bra style you too might have to try different sizes.

Read the full post going up or going down a band size, what happens? »

Really only after learning about bra sizing. I knew what sizes to try. I no longer own some bras. I started actually to love wearing them. Why? Because for the first time in my life I had a well-fitted bra.

Once you experience a well-fitted bra you never want to go back. Only a well-fitted bra will make you feel good. Your clothes look better, you feel better, sexier…

How much does a cup A differ from a cup B?

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Different bra size can actually be very close in size

For women with small cup sizes, it is so important to realize that only a small change in measurements could mean you need another bra size. The difference in the volume of cup sizes AAAA, AAA, AA, A, and B is not that big. Women with a small cup size often ask me, how about A cup vs B cup?

I talk to women who used to wear B cups but after given childbirth, they are not happy with their bras anymore. If you have lost breast tissue you might need an A cup or smaller cup instead. And if you have gained weight it might increase your breast tissue, so you might need a B or C cup instead of the A cup you’re wearing right now.

Teen bras

Boobs & Bloomers collection girls AA – C cups (

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Teen bras are different from bra tops because teen bras have actual cups in their design. The cups might be padded and may also have a wire in them. Teenage bras start from cup AA and will go to B, C, or D cups.

Triumph petite bra collection

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Triumph collection petite (Amazon)

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Triumph bras go up to a cup K. But Triumph is one of the lingerie companies that also have a collection of bras in AA cup. That’s very good news for petite women who need one of the smaller cup sizes.

The Triumph petite bras collection is specifically designed for the smaller proportion figure type – maximizing the petite shape. That’s very good news for petite women who need one of the smaller cup sizes. Read more about their 2 petite bestseller bras cup AA – B »

Bras for small sizes

There is no such thing as breasts being too small. There’s a bra for every woman.

Dobreva Women’s Front Close Removable Pads Floral Lace Back Triangle Bralette

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Read my full post about the 5 smallest bra sizes, aaaa, aaa, aa, a & b »

Bikini tops for small busts

What style of bikini looks good on a small bust? First, it’s a matter of personal taste, you may wanna have a bikini top with no padding at all. Or a gel bikini top that gives you cleavage. Or you want both. Isn’t it nice to be able to change between your styles? Depending on your mood and the occasion?

And why should women with smaller boobs often feel forgotten? That’s too bad. Find out where to look for! Read the full post about Bikini tops for small busts »

See collection gel bikinis (MaxCleavage) AA – D cups

Check your bra size now!
Bra size calculator AAA - C cups »
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Bluebella band 30 - 40 | cup AA - G Shop now
Hunkemöller band 28 - 44 | cup AA - H Shop now
MaxCleavage Gel bras & bikinis Shop now
Amazon uk band 28 - 54 | cup AA - J Shop now





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