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Best sports bras for small breasts

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Small boobs need support from a sports bra like any other size. Petite women do have a challenge when shopping for a sports bra.

Looking for a teen sports bra? See my top 10 on sports bras for girls »

Handful Women’s Adjustable Sports Bra with Removable Pads, Seamless Workout Bras | See collection Handful (Amazon)

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Why do small breasts need a sports bra?

Whether your breasts are small, medium or large, during sports and activities our breast tissue is moving up and down.

Your smaller breasts surely need a sports bra to reduce the bouncing. The bra is also there to protect your nipples.

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Every size of breasts needs support when exercising

Especially when you have an AA cup it can be tough to find a fitting sports bra that provides the right support. See our AA guide for more topics on small cups »

If you’re petite you can try the cup size closest to you. And then you have sports tops in sizes like xs, s, m, l or xl. They might work, especially the racerback styles are great for smaller boobs.

Sports bras A cup

The best design for smaller boobs is a sports bra with compression.

A compression bra is designed to pressing the breasts to the chest and very suitable for A and B cups. Because we have less breast tissue encapsulation really won’t work for us.

Great brands for A cup sports bras are Maidenform, Nike, and Handful

Maidenform Sports Bra for A cup

Maidenform Women’s Sport Custom Lift Underwire Bra A – DD cups | See details at

Nike sports bras for A cup

NIKE Women’s Swoosh Sports Bra XXS – XXXL | See details at

This Nike sports bra is designed for medium-impact sports like running and gym workouts. Compression fit for snug support.

Handful sports bra for AA-D cups

Handful Women’s Adjustable Sports Bra with Removable Pads, Versatile Workout Bras | See details at

I love this sports bra for my AA/AAA cup (I’m in between actually).

  • The Handful Adjustable Bra is a soft, versatile, wear-everywhere sports bra featuring removable pads and straps that can be worn in three ways.
  • You can buy extra pads and personalize your Handful bra.
  • If your breasts differ in size, naturally or after a single or double mastectomy, you use extra pads where you want it.

Handful Thin Bra Pad Inserts for Sports Bras, Mastectomy Bras, and Swimsuit Tops | Visit the Handful shop at

Designed to flatter, not flatten. With convertible and adjustable straps, the Handful Adjustable Bra takes you from work to workout to weekend! Comfortable and flattering, its versatility is unmatched whether in the Board Room, at a Yoga Retreat, running a marathon or wine tasting with friends.


In their collection, you’ll find several bras, bottoms, and tops with built-in-bra.

Handful Women’s Love Your Shelf Tank, Workout Top with Built-in Bra and Removable Pads | Visit the Handful shop at

Sports bras AA cup

The smaller cup size you have the lesser choice you will have in bras. And this is even more so if you look for a cup-sized sports bra.

You might wanna try certain A cups, especially the ones with a compression fit.

This sports bra form Manjia Mei comes in sizes 32AA – 38AA. And it’s not for teens only. This training bra is also a basic everyday sports bra for women with an AA cup.

MANJIAMEI Teens Girls Cotton Bras Wire Free Lightly Padded Sports Training Bra – AA cups | See collection Manjia Mei (Amazon)

Another popular sports bra for AA-D cups is the Anita Air Control Padded Sports Bra.

Anita Women’s Air Control Padded Cup Sports Bra AA – D cups | See collection Anita bras at

This bra has a lightly padded double layer cup. Enjoy the bliss of a breathable workout in this ventilated, functional sports bra. Designed with encapsulation fit, wireless cups for control and cut-outs to supply airflow throughout.

Go to bra size calculator and determine your best bra size

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