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It is a myth that women with the smallest boobs don’t need a bra (regardless of a braless day that any woman may like). A cup, AA cup & AAA cups are just as normal as women with small breasts are.


6 reasons why small boobs deserve a fine bra

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1.  We are no little girls but grown-up women

women in a lace bra with small cup size
Beautiful bras for beautiful small boobs!

Small cup-sized women are in need of beautiful lingerie, just like any other medium or bigger cup-sized woman. We only want bras for small cups that fit us just right.

And thank god nowadays there is the internet where we can shop bras for small cups. There are some lovely brands that design bras for small breasts. Many of these designers started making them out of there own needs.

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We want the same choice of bras all women have. We have moods and want to vary from a basic bra to a sexy lace bra. And all there is in between…

A well-fitted bra feels comfortable all day long and will give you confidence. Your clothes will look better.

Are you pulling your bra straight the whole day? If you have any doubts about your bra size right now, it would take no more than 10 minutes of your time to check up on your sizes and find your true size in my calculator.


2. Small is beautiful

photo of a woman smiling illustrating the fact women are all unique and beautiful
We are all unique and beautiful

Women come in all shapes and sizes. It’s what’s nature is all about.

There is no such thing as a standard woman’s body. This goes for our boobs as well. Sure thing.


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How do we really feel about our breasts?

I want to mention the amazing work of Laura Dodsworth.

In her book, Bare Reality 100 women bravely share un-airbrushed photographs of their breasts alongside honest, courageous, powerful, and humorous stories about their breasts and their lives.

You can watch the short video about the book Bare Reality.

3-minute video

Women from all walks of life took part, aged from 19 to 101, sized AAA to K, from Buddhist nun to burlesque dancer.

Bare Reality will make you reconsider how you think and feel about your own body and those of the women in your life.


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3. No size should be discriminated

women all kind of breast shapes
We come in all shapes & sizes. It’s a thing of nature.

How small is small anyway?

Well. It depends on your perspective. 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. Yet still, lots and lots of women have them.

Small boobs.

Personally, I think we could fill up a whole new planet with us petite.

80% of women are wearing the wrong size bra
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How come bra sizes can be that close?

Women wearing a 40AAA, a 38AA, and a 36A all wear a bra that’s different in numbers alright, but all have the same cup volume. Meaning: if you go up or down a band size, you should change the cup size as well to keep the same volume.

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4.  We have nipples too

women wearing a black bra in a small cup size AAA

From the collection Little Women | AAA-A cups


We have nipples too. And no, we don’t want to show them all the time and also need them protected when moving around.


Why many petites wear their badly fitted bra way too long

  • like for 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 bra size
  • how can someone give us proper advice not selling your size and probably may not know the existence of the smallest cup sizes?

Tip. If you have small busts be sure to check a size chart that includes all small cups »


5. Small boobs sag too

drawing of breasts sagging
Small boobs will and can sag through several causes

Small boobs have less breast tissue than larger boobs. But this does not mean they are free from sagging.

A lot of things cause breasts to sag in someway. Not only by aging but think of fluctuations in weight, hormonal changes, genetics, operations, etc.

Only a well-fitted bra will give you the best support and can shape sagging breasts nicely

woman sitting with a little baby girl

Breastfeeding can change your breasts

Some of my readers tell me they have lost breast tissue after having their child or children. When I go through their sizes with them, they usually need a new bra size. Many times their cup size has changed, and sometimes their band size as well.

Read more about choosing a new bra after breastfeeding »


6. Small boobs like a little extra 

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A bra that fits you perfectly doesn’t dig at the band or straps, or gap at the cup. It moves with you rather than against for support that’s comfortable. Source and photo: Thirdlove | See their collection here »


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…

  • There is nothing that sexy as a bra that fits properly!
  • Whether the bra is a push-up or has not any padding at all.
  • Creating cleavage with a bra that is not your size will not make you feel great. It is uncomfortable to wear.


Can both men and women use the bra size calculator? Yes, sure. I have men using the calculator to find a bra for different reasons.

10 bra styles for men »
The best bras for crossdressing »
Bras for men with gynecomastia »


My other guides

how to measure a small cup size »
bra calculator »
aaa cup bras »
aa cup bras »
a cup bras »
mastectomy bras »
blogs on bras and more »


Is there a question about your bra still unanswered? Please let me know. I’ll be happy to advise.



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