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It is a myth that women with the smallest boobs don’t need a grown-up bra. I’ll give you 6 reasons we Petites deserve a fine bra!

woman petite wearing a lulalu bra small cup aa
Callie Wireless Lace Bra | AAA, AA & A cup | See Lulalu.com


6 reasons why small boobs deserve a fine bra


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

why small boobs deserve a fine bra
Grown-up bras for grown-up girls


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 ☺


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Not to worry!

There are some lovely brands that design bras for small breasts, designing them out of their own needs and the women around them. See your AAA | AA or A guide (teen bras you’ll find here)


2. Small is beautiful

photo of a woman smiling illustrating the fact women are all unique and beautiful
We are no standard, we are unique


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


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

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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


How do we really feel about our breasts?

book laura dodsworth 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.

Watching the video (beautifully done!) always makes me cry a little.

3-minute video

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

bare reality 100 women their breasts their stories

See Amazon.com


3. No size should be discriminated

different women together with unique body proportions
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 reality, some lovely brands do design AAA and AA cup-sized bras.

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 Petites.

plunge uplift bra cup aa

24/7® Classic Uplift Plunge Bra | AA – H cup | See Thirdlove.com


According to Thirdlove, there are 9 boob types. And they design their bras for all of them!


4.  We have nipples too


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


How come many Petites still wear the wrong bra?

I can think of a few reasons.

  • as 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 (we indeed do not belong there)
  • in stores, we easily get 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?


5. Small boobs sag too

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


Smaller 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 some way. Not only by aging but think of fluctuations in weight, hormonal changes, genetics, and operations, or after a period of giving breastfeeding.


6. Small boobs like a little extra 

dobreva bra for small boobs

DOBREVA Push Up Bra Racerback Front Closure Bras AA – DD cups 10+colors | See Amazon.com


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 you for support that’s comfortable.

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…

Creating cleavage with a bra that is not your size will not make you feel great. It is uncomfortable to wear.

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. Check my calculator and find your best bra sizes (or sizes!).


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 | Bras for men with gynecomastia


My other guides

Bra calculator
Measure smaller breasts
Cup AAA guide
Cup AA guide (also teens)
Cup A guide
Mastectomy bras
Bra Accessories
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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See my bra calculator or check your shop for bras & size charts

D+ Bras | video & charts » Herroom
AAA - A bras » Lulalu.com
AA - H bras & ½ cups » Thirdlove
Post-surgery bras » Anaono