7 Bra Buying Tips for Small Chested Women

by Ni'Kesia Pannell

Growing up with a smaller chest size, I was always insecure about what my breasts looked like in clothes. For the longest time, I hated wearing strapless dresses or low-cut shirts because I felt like they made my small breasts more noticeable. It just always felt like, no matter what type of bra I wore, I just couldn't get the look I was going for. As I got older though, I found ways to get the right look with knowing some bra buying tips for small chested women.

I realized that the only way for me to become more knowledgeable about my over the shoulder boulder holder was to ask questions to those who have knowledge. Though I felt a little embarrassed, I began asking questions to different women who either had small breasts or worked in the underwear department at some of my favorite stores. Through trial, error, and research, I was able to find the right bras that fit me how I desired. Of course, there's still much to be learned about different types of bras and how they fit when shopping, but these seven tips for bra buying have definitely come in handy for me, and hopefully will for you too.


Make Sure There's Support

Dr. Cynthia S. Vaughn, a spokesperson for the American Chiropractic Association, told Huffington Post that contrary to previous belief, women with small chests need to have a bra with support to avoid sagging later in life.


Get Measured

When I was on my mission of discovering how to find the right bra, one thing I was told by the measurer at Victoria's Secret was that I needed to get measured every year to ensure that I was shopping for the right bra.


Don't Go Cheap

When I was younger, my mom always told me that I never had to spend much money on my bras because my breasts were small. According to Refinery29 though, just because you have small breasts, that doesn't mean you can just wear anything.


Try Different Materials

According to Cosmopolitan, certain materials can cause your bra size to fit tighter. So if you find a brand or bra you love, try a different fabric to get the fit you want.


Pay Attention To The Fit Of The Band

Huffington Post wrote that the firm fit of the band is of utmost importance, because you want to be able to lift your arms without your breasts coming out the bottom.


Look For A Sports Bra

Regardless of what women with small breasts think, wearing a sports bra is important so that exercise-related breast issues do not occur, Pop Sugar noted.


Try Bras With Boning In the Sides

Cosmopolitan noted that finding a bra with boning in the side can add structure and shape because it pushes the breast to the center of the chest.