For anyone who’s in the same boat as I am, there are some must-have pretty bras for small boobs — and I promise you that you’ll want to snag all of them. I’ll admit that I spent many years of my life wishing for a larger cup size (because the grass is always greener, am I right?!), but now my smaller chest is one of my favorite parts about my body.
If you’ve always wanted to know the sports bras that are best for a small chest, you may be surprised to find out that performance bras that have a print or a strappy design can be an awesome way to edge up your athleisure look, no cleavage necessary. If you like having the option of more or less support when you need it, you can snag a breathable, mesh fabric sports bra with removable pads, too. Plus, I have a feeling that my personal favorite type of bra — the bralette — will become an everyday essential for you (if it isn’t already).
Read on for my other recommendations of the best bras for girls with a small chest. Oh, and just to point out the obvious — no matter what bra size you’re sporting, your comfort and happiness while wearing what you want is what completes your look, so rock your cup size with confidence!
A Contoured Push-Up Bra Made Specifically For Smaller Cup Sizes
The Little Bra Company Lisa Petite Contoured Push Up Bra (Sizes 34A-34C), $50, Amazon
The Little Bra Company, a brand that makes bras aimed at giving the ideal amount of support to girls with a smaller bust, created this soft push-up bra to give you a slight amount of lift that still looks natural. The cups on this bra are lightly padded with comfortable underwire, and this bra’s straps convert from traditional to a crossed back or a halter style, so there’s almost no outfit you can’t pair this with.
Lightly Lined Demi Bra With Soft Foam Padding For A Natural Look
Betsey Johnson Women’s Stocking Stripe Lightly Lined Demi Bra (Sizes 34A-34DDD), $13, Amazon
Aerie fit and style expert, Jenny Altman, told Refinery29 that great bras for small chested girls are “lightly padded bras for a little extra oomph with a very natural amount of padding.” This lightly padded bra has soft foam padding and added elastic at the top of the cups to give added support without ever digging into your skin and causing discomfort. Bonus: The straps easily convert to a racerback with center clips. One users says she’ll “never buy another brand” because this bra is the perfect combination of comfortable and cute.
Sequin & Lace Racerback Triangle Bra For An Easier Adjustment
Victoria’s Secret PINK Bling Triangle Bra (Sizes S-L), $22-$30, Amazon
Speaking form personal experience, when you have a small chest and you try to adjust your bra straps to a certain length, the back of the bra rides up, which is awkward and uncomfortable. With a racerback bra like this sequin and lace triangle one, you can totally avoid that issue and give yourself a more comfortable fit. Plus, you’ll want to show off its cute details under a low cut tank or flowy summer dress.
Soft Cotton T-Shirt Bra For Everyday Wear
Calvin Klein Women’s Modern Cotton T-Shirt Bra (Sizes 32A-36DD), $26-$60, Amazon
This cotton T-shirt bra is super soft and comfortable and will become your go-to bra for under any outfit. It has a small amount of soft and natural padding that’s ideal for girls with a smaller cup size, and it features the classic and on-trend Calvin Klein logo band. Bonus: This bra is machine washable. (Score!)
Stretchy & Seamless Bandeau Bra For Wire-free Comfort
Kensie Women’s Kylie Seamless Bandeau (One Size), $13-$18, Amazon
This bandeau bra has a sweetheart neckline that looks great under anything with its simple and seamless design that stays put, thanks to the soft elastic bands at the top and bottom. This bra’s stretchy material goes on easily and moves with you for ultimate comfort and light support without the need for underwire or padding.
Mesh-Lined, Strappy Front Bralette For An Added Soft Layer
Free People Fish in the Sea Bra 2 (Sizes XS-L), $28, Amazon
Bralettes are an awesome and super comfortable piece to wear when you have a smaller chest (I wear one almost every day). This T-back bralette is lined with mesh and has an ultra smooth and comfortable fit. With its strappy front design, it’s an especially great bralette to add to your wardrobe because it naturally accessorizes your look when it peeks through underneath your outfit.
…Or A Machine-Washable, Black Lace Bralette For Dressier Looks
Strappy Lace Bralette (Sizes L-5X Plus), $35, Amazon
This strappy lace bralette has a sleek fit with a super comfortable and stretchy bust band. If you rock this underwire-free bralette under a sheer tank, you’ll be giving yourself coverage by adding a subtle detail to your look with this bralette’s simple criss-cross design. Bonus: This lace bra is machine washable, unlike many other bralettes, and one user praised this choice, saying, “YASSSSS” because “this bra is amazing, sexy, and fits me exactly like the sizing says.”
Printed Cross-Back Sports Bra For Adding Oomph Without Sacrificing Comfort
Lululemon Pigment Wind Berry All Sport Bra III (Sizes 4-6), $54, Amazon
If you want to add a little extra oomph to your workout look, then details like straps, patterns, and cutouts can do so all while staying super comfortable and easy to move in. This Lululemon sweat-wicking sports bra has a four-way stretch for added comfort and lycra for shape retention. No matter how fast you’re moving, the thick supportive racerback design will keep everything locked in, so you can focus on breaking your personal best.
Or A Sports Bra With Removable Cups For Customized Support
New Balance The Tonic Crop Sports Bra (Sizes XS-XL), $22-$40, Amazon
Removable cups are a great option for girls with a smaller cup size because sometimes the extra bit of padding just isn’t necessary. When you take the cups out, the compression support of this New Balance sports bra will do the trick in this breathable mesh fabric sports bra. Plus, this bra is designed with thick racerback straps and a double layer front lining to give you everything you need to kick some major booty at your next kickboxing class.
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