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What to Wear to Enhance a Small Bust

Updated on April 20, 2012

Learn how to dress to enhance the appearance of a small bust.

Everyone tells me I'm lucky to be blessed with such small breasts. Little do they realize, it's not that easy to figure out how to dress to maximize curves. I wear a 32AA bra, and I've had to learn from experience what to look for and what to avoid when shopping for clothes. Now I'd like to share my fashion tips with other small-busted women like me. If your bra cup size is AA or A, these bust-enhancement tricks will be especially helpful. You don't need a boob job to look gorgeous -- you just need to know what to wear!

Look for dresses and tops that feature gathering, pleats, twists, knots, and/or ruching at the bodice. A style that works well on small-busted women can provide a visual boost as effective as a good push-up bra.

The dress shown here has a gathered bust with a twist in the middle. This kind of detailing gives the illusion of curves through texture and volume. Notice how the gathered folds in the fabric create the appearance of a fuller, rounder bustline.

Draping at the neckline of a top, sweater or dress can be a very flattering style for small-busted figures. Just make sure the bodice is fitted and that the neckline doesn't dip too low, otherwise you could end up showing too much when you lean forward!

I love simple, elegant drape neck styles. This casual top (above right) and satin evening dress (left) are both classic prototypes you can keep in mind when shopping for clothes to enhance a small bust.

As you can see, this dress is quite low-cut. However, it doesn't overwhelm the model's small figure; that's because the dress isn't too wide for her shoulders, and it's cut to fit close to the body through the bust and waist.

Flattering Dresses - For small-busted women and teens.

These dresses are excellent choices for women with AA, A and B cup breasts. They run small in the bust and feature flattering cuts that help to balance out your figure.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Women's Larra Smocked Bodice Dress And Ruffle Skirt
BCBGMAXAZRIA Women's Larra Smocked Bodice Dress And Ruffle Skirt

See what this dress does for the model? Flutter sleeves and a shallow scoop neckline help draw the eye up and out, making her look fuller on top. The color blocking defines her waist for a more hourglass appearance.

 

From flat to feminine: How to transform your bust

...just add ruffles!

Wear tops and dresses with ruffled necklines. A little ruffle can do wonders for a flat chest. My favorite way to wear bust-enhancing ruffles is on a scoop neck cotton eyelet blouse.

Try a pretty, feminine blouse like this one in white or cream -- light colors also help enhance a small bust, and you'll be able to wear a piece like this all year round. Just throw on a cropped jacket or cozy cardigan over it when the weather gets chilly.

Must-Have Look of the Month - Celebrate summer with a classic peasant blouse.

This white cotton top with embroidery detail is pretty, simple, and easy to wear. The peasant cut works best on small-busted women because it tends to add volume.

If you are petite above the hips, wear shirts and blouses in petite or junior sizes. Look for tops and dresses that are fitted through the shoulders, waist and hips.

Note that both of the drape neck fashions shown above are fitted everywhere except at the neckline. Clothes that are cut too loose or boxy will swallow up your petite figure and hide what little curves you do have. For outerwear, petite figures look best in cropped jackets and belted coats that come in at the waist.

Fashions for the Flat and Fabulous - Gorgeous clothes to fit, flatter and enhance small breasts.

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A tube dress can be a wonderful thing for the small-busted. You'll make voluptuous ladies jealous -- no way could they pull this off! By Linea O.The Steph Sparkle Sequin dress in Champagne and Sherbet by Free People is a delicious way to give yourself a small waist, hourglass hips and shapely legs. Boobs... what are those?Flutter sleeves are pretty and flattering on small shoulders... and I love the twisted knot at the center bust on this top. By Akiko.
A tube dress can be a wonderful thing for the small-busted. You'll make voluptuous ladies jealous -- no way could they pull this off! By Linea O.
A tube dress can be a wonderful thing for the small-busted. You'll make voluptuous ladies jealous -- no way could they pull this off! By Linea O.
The Steph Sparkle Sequin dress in Champagne and Sherbet by Free People is a delicious way to give yourself a small waist, hourglass hips and shapely legs. Boobs... what are those?
The Steph Sparkle Sequin dress in Champagne and Sherbet by Free People is a delicious way to give yourself a small waist, hourglass hips and shapely legs. Boobs... what are those?
Flutter sleeves are pretty and flattering on small shoulders... and I love the twisted knot at the center bust on this top. By Akiko.
Flutter sleeves are pretty and flattering on small shoulders... and I love the twisted knot at the center bust on this top. By Akiko.

Snag That Style

Shop for clothes to enhance your small bust.

See something here you like? Here's where you can get the fashions featured in the gallery above. Go ahead, give that sexy little bust of yours a gift... because small breasts are beautiful.

Repeat after me: I love my itty bitty rack, and I'm gonna dress it right.

  • Free People sparkle sequin dress:
  • Karmaloop
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  • Linea O pink retro print tube dress:
  • Manhattanite
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  • Akiko flutter sleeve top with tie detail and gold bead accent at center bust:
  • National Jean Company
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If there's anything else you'd like to know about what to wear to enhance a small bust, feel free to enter your question in the comment box below. There's no need to register an account, but don't forget to bookmark this page so you'll be able to find my response. The itty bitty t-word committee appreciates your support, whether you're a member yourself or just a friendly ally of our cause. :)

Still wondering what to wear? Questions are welcome. - Flat fashionistas, please note: don't miss the style gallery farther down.

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      Cynthia Haltom 4 years ago from Diamondhead

      Nice lens everyone should read this there are quite few people that need a lot of help with dressing properly

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I have always loved my small boobs. We need to talk.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: i do... i agree with you, i have very small breast and i do want to show my flatness... i like them...

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Ok so I'm almost 30 years old and I'm still very self conscious about my small breasts, I wear a 36A and I wear a size 14 jeans so definitely not skinny anymore with a bit of a potbelly. Sadly nothing I try on flatters me and I hate clothes shopping anymore cuz I feel hopeless on looking like a sexy mommy. Anyone have advice on what to try to get my sexy back ???

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      okay im a 32AA and im 5'5" so im tall without a bust, i have a homecoming coming up and dress shopping is a disaster.. HELP!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      My breasts are small in comparison to my waist, upper arms and shoulders. What can I do to increase the appearance of my breasts while decreasing the appearance of my upper arms, abs and shoulders?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I DO!!!!! I love my small breasts a lot <3

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      kgdunst 5 years ago

      @anonymous: try something look longer, hair, nails, cuffs or neck. See Lorraine Weller or Bethany Horowitz in Boston Legal as example ;-)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I find scoop necklines very flattering to my smaller bust. Also, you're right about ruffles. Babydoll tops and dresses that have fitted bust areas are also nice.

      I like the cute, feminine Philippe Matignon bras >> http://www.revivalbrands.com/store/index.php?route.../category&path=94 The XS fits 32AA to 32A. The graduated cups give a natural push and don't move around like Victoria's Secret bras.

      They're having a sale on Fab right now >> http://fab.com/sale/7878

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I don't want the illusion of bigger breasts, I actually want to show off my flatness, wearing styles that super- stacked bimbos could never pull off. So far, it seems no one agrees with me...

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      are their any brands specificly catering to people like us (small boobs)?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      are their any brands specificly catering to people like us (small boobs)?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      is this a good dress for a size 34A? http://www.dillards.com/product/Inspire-Me-Tiered-...

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      unomomento 5 years ago

      It doesn't appeal to everybody but its good to know, really appreciate the information.

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      cjsysreform 5 years ago

      @Saizuke: Hi sweetie... of course you aren't hopeless. You are unique and beautiful. The black sweater and black tees aren't doing much for your figure, though. My advice for you is, try some color! Light shades on top visually enhance the bust and are much more appropriate for the spring and summer months. White is a flattering color for most skin tones. Ivory and neutrals (beige, tan) are beautiful on olive complexions. You don't need to wear a bra, but if you want to, I'd be happy to offer some suggestions. Email me at info@32aabra.com for a free consultation... there are bras made just for small AA and AAA cups, and I think one of these should fit very well on you.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @Saizuke: hey saizuke ! don.t worry. I have the same problem, but this is it... it will be better in time, i m sure. just try to love them more, and see all the advanteges u have:) ... u can be beautiful without having big boobs. Just improve your attitude and u MUST change the way u dress. be more feminine in dressing, attitude and u ll feel more happy from within...and you must use a bra, a push-up one !!! cuz will create the illusion of bigger breasts and u ll feel more confident..don t take hot showers on your breasts, just very cold ones, and do some massage with a moisturising creme, also some exercises for muscles. i know how u feel, but only u can make a change for yourself. just search on internet...there are a lot of advices for small breasts. u are beautiful, with or without boobs. make some changes, but first of all start with ur attitude and ur beliefs about YOURSELF.

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      Saizuke 5 years ago

      I've been looking for information about how to dress because I'm flat as a man. In fact, I don't wear a bra :( I feel extremely depressed, I'm 27, but I look like a boy... What I do is wearing a black sweater over black t-shirts... all the time... because I'm not even a AAA cup... I have nothing! Am I hopeless???

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      do you think this dress would suit someone with small boobs? http://www.asos.com/au/Lipsy/Lipsy-Dress-With-Keyh...

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hi. You see, me and my friend have small bust. one day when we went shopping, we saw this tube dress (http://www.pinkice.com/data/product_image/1/12997U... something like this but it's red and have lace on the bust area (black lace covering that area). My friend told me small busted like us can't pull that dress off because of the curve at the top of the dress (the 'm' shape at the top of the dress). She said only people with big bust can wear them. is it true? Does that mean we can only wear tubes that are straight cut (across)?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have AA cup breasts (or should i just say an ironing board) and it is hell on earth for me. I can't wear certain types of dresses because they make me look ten years old, and I don't go swimming because I cannot find a flattering suit.

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      cjsysreform 5 years ago

      Hey Diane. I think one of the most flattering styles for broad shoulders and a small bust is the sleeveless shift dress... it does a beautiful job showing off toned shoulders and arms, and the fitted but flattering cut works well on most body types. The shift dress also provides a little more coverage than a spaghetti-strap or halter style, so it tends to be more flattering on women who have a lot of muscle in the upper body. Hope this helps!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hi! I was wondering if anyone has any comments/tips for people like me, who are a 36A. Broad shoulders and back (good for playing ice hockey), but tiny boobs! So awkward. :(

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I actually think it's really beautiful when small-breasted girls wear low v-necks. It shows their confidence!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I actually think it's really beautiful when small-breasted girls wear low v-necks. It shows their confidence!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Have you found a clothing line or brand that makes clothes to flatter small busts?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      hi

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      the post is good in all regards,I am glad to read this post.please visit at allysfashion website.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This question is for lingerie as well as bras, on a small breasted woman: What shape of bra will flatter my "flatter" chest? I can't think of anything less sexy than trying to be sexy 4 ur man with a bra or lingerie top that looks like u borrowed it from someone else! lol

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This question is for lingerie as well as bras, on a small breasted woman: What shape of bra will flatter my "flatter" chest? I can't think of anything less sexy than trying to be sexy 4 ur man with a bra or lingerie top that looks like u borrowed it from someone else! lol

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      pinkdressnm12 5 years ago

      Great gift ideas and nice lens!

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      pink dress

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Hey Karen. There is a new line of bras in small cup sizes that start at a 40 band. The line is called Flatter Me, and the bras are sold at ittybittybra.com.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Hi Charlotte,

      You can totally do strapless dresses. You may need a strapless bra that fits tighter in the band, and has some padding to help you fill out the dress. That way you won't have to keep pulling it up, because you'll have a secure fit in the band. Check out the Sascha strapless from The Little Bra Company; it starts at a 28 band, and the cups run small.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The area under my small breasts sometimes protrudes further than my breasts. Women my size, but with larger breasts, look good (even in bathing suits), but I look disproportionned. Bulbus! The area around my chest is 40", with 38" bras always being too tight. Until I found an itty-bitty bra shop bra, I've only found small cup bras for people with 40"+ ribcases in one other place. When I was in my teens, padded bras were common and I made use of them. Today, rubbery, round bras that are commonly available make me look smaller than I am. Help! Any advice would be appreciated.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The area under my small breasts sometimes protrudes further than my breasts. Women my size, but with larger breasts, look good (even in bathing suits), but I look disproportionned. Bulbus! The area around my chest is 40", with 38" bras always being too tight. Until I found an itty-bitty bra shop bra, I've only found small cup bras for people with 40"+ ribcases in one other place. When I was in my teens, padded bras were common and I made use of them. Today, rubbery, round bras that are commonly available make me look smaller than I am. Help! Any advice would be appreciated.

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      baby-strollers 5 years ago

      Woo hoo! Small is sexy for sure!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Amanda, whenever I shop online or in stores I'm instantly drawn to strapless dresses. I even found a beautiful, floor-length strapless gown I can rent for my senior prom. Problem is it runs big on the bust. And even the best strapless bra or top will need constant hitching up throughout the night for me. Should I give up and look for another type of dress?

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      cjsysreform 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I have no idea! So sorry... you're not the first to ask about this. I chose this image in order to illustrate what works for small busts, but I don't know who makes this dress or where it is sold.

      However, you can find similar styles elsewhere online. Try a search for "ruched bust dress" or "pleated twist bust dress." This is an empire-waist style, so you could also look for "empire waist dress." I also recommend adding "petite" to your searches, as this may help you find the right size. You don't have to be under 5'4" to wear petite clothes... it's more about your bone structure and measurements (bust, waist and hips).

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      cjsysreform 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Great suggestion! I really like Leonisa too. They carry petite bras starting at size 32A.

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      cjsysreform 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Hey Mandee,

      For teens with small chests, I recommend aerie.com -- they've got very pretty, well-made bras that are a step up from your typical "training bra." A girl's size 34A will be approximately equivalent to a 32AA in Aerie sizing.

      For homecoming, check out the following brands: Jenny Han, Tricia Fix, Free People, and BCBG Max Azria Petites.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      what should i wear to home-coming?the theme is club formal and im a kids size 34 a. also any advice on what stores to shop in for teen girls with smalll chests?thanks:]

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      If your looking for fit and comfort it can be tricky. Id say check out http://www.leonisa.com they have a great selection for women with small busts.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      where can you buy the fushia gathered bust dress

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Hi, I'm 17 and very, very flat chested. Not even 28A..I find junior clothes too childish and even petites clothes rarely fit or look flattering. Most clothes just swallow me up. I'm quite short as well which doesn't help. I find it almost impossible to get clothes in my size. Any suggestions for clothes brands?or tips on what to wear?also,is it possible to find push up bras in my size?any tips would be great:)tks

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Im looking for tips to pick out an ball gown. Im a petite woman 5'3" and 34A bust. Any helpful tips thank you

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      cjsysreform 6 years ago

      @mariaamoroso: Many thanks. :)

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      cjsysreform 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Rebecca Beeson (casual tops) and Calvin Klein (suits, classic basics) are great choices for tall, thin women. These brands work well if you've got A-cup breasts and long limbs. Since you've got a model-type figure, you'll also find lots of other designer labels that fit well on you. Stay away from catalog brands and chain stores, as the sizing is geared toward women who are shorter and curvier.

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      cjsysreform 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Honestly, it sounds like what you need is a great push-up bra. This will help lift your confidence as well as your breasts, and you'll be able to fill out the bust in many more tops and dresses. Check out my Itty Bitty Bra Guide for suggestions.

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      cjsysreform 6 years ago

      @anonymous: At 5'5", you can probably still wear most petite-sized tops. For more coverage at the neckline in a stylish blouse, check out the petite selection at Ann Taylor Loft; they carry conservative but pretty tops that are suitable for work or an evening out.

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      irenemaria 6 years ago from Sweden

      Lovely lens! Good suggestions. Blessings from me =)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Hi, I'm very flat chested, a 34A but I'm also really tall and skinny, 5'11''! any suggestions on what to wear

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I'm an older woman, am very flat chested and thin but 5'5'' tall. Can you suggest styles to suit? I'm a very casual dresser but occasionally need something smarter.I need sleeves of some sort being older, and prefer a higher neckline to a plunging one. Hope you can help.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      hey i have a big problem when buying clothes at the moment im only 5 foot 2, 32AA chest have a lil bit of a baby belly still.finding clothes is just a nightmare i don't want to look completely flat chested, its really getting me down ive lost confidence in shopping

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Hi,

      Thank you so much for all of your advice! Its been really helpful for me.. being a teenager dealing with this..

      I was wondering whether you had any advice on prom dresses? I'm relatively short... about 5"3 so I don't know whether I'd be lost under a long dress. Any advice about the style of dress would be great :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thanks for the tips on Petite Dresses For Women, very helpful information. I have the same problem finding good petite dresses.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Hey there.

      What you wrote was really good advice.

      Im 15 and almost no shape whatsoever, can still squeeze into a size 10 children's

      (if i'm lucky) and I have a school dance coming up.

      Is there anything I can do/wear to make me look a bit less like a eight year old?

      Thanks :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thanks for the tips.Just wondering, where is that white eyelet blouse from??! It is gorgeous!

      Thanks

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I have a small bust but big tummy after giving birth my tummy didn't go back being flat, my tummy is lake bigger than my bust. What kind of blouse style should I wear?

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      cjsysreform 7 years ago

      @anonymous: Hi Grace. Most push-up bras do have underwires, but there are a few wire-free options that provide lift with strategic padding and/or stretch foam cups.

      Wires are not usually necessary for small-busted women, as we don't need that much support... but underwires can help to keep the bra band and cups in place.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Thank you for the wonderful tips.

      Just wondering does all push up bra come with wire? and does small breasts ladies need wire?

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      cjsysreform 7 years ago

      @julieannbrady: Hey Julie, hugs back atcha! All those things are fine for curvy figures as well, but when you have large breasts you want to go easy on the ruffles -- too much flounce can make you look top-heavy. A flowy, figure-skimming v-neck blouse or tunic with just a bit of ruffle trim at the neckline is a great choice for large-busted women.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      thank you so much i've been looking for this kind of info all day i'm entering my first beauty pageant and this is really going to help A LOT :) thanx

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      julieannbrady 7 years ago

      Lovely information my dear and artfully presented ... you've got me thinking ... what about what to wear to flatter large breasts? I personal love draped and ruffled necklines too. Hugs!

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      cjsysreform 7 years ago

      @anonymous: Hi Alice! I love the color, but yes, I think the cut of the drape on that blouse is a bit too generous for a small figure. It's a look that is based on layering, which can be tricky for petites. If you want to do layers, you need to make sure there is some structure in at least one of them to help define your waist and bustline. Notice how this top doesn't do that for the model... her poor little body disappears underneath all that loose material.

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      cjsysreform 7 years ago

      @anonymous: Hey Claire... there are two strapless/convertible bandeau bras with removable pads that I recommend for small bra sizes (AA through B cups): the padded tube bra from Fashion Forms, and the Wild Card bandeau by Braza. A search on Google should locate either of these easily.

      I think as small-busted women we are fortunate to be able to wear most types of tank tops without much trouble (this is really not the case for curvier figures). Tanks are sexy and they show off your shoulders and back. I especially like racer-back style sleeveless tops on women with beautifully toned upper arms and shoulders.

      If you prefer to wear a t-shirt with sleeves, try a flutter-sleeve style; flutter sleeves are pretty and they won't cover up too much or hang down too low. Stay away from anything too boxy or boyish; loose cuts are hot right now, but they are not the most flattering look on petite women.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      http://www.asos.com//Asos/Asos-Double-Layer-Halter...

      i'm not sure if this drapes too much?

      Thanks! xx

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      How to flat chested women even get away with a strapless - I can't keep one from falling down. Any tips? Also I have noticed that I don't look good in solid shirts because they're too boyish. Any recommendations for summer t-shirts?

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      cjsysreform 7 years ago

      @anonymous: Hey Cynthia... cute shirt! I happen to love deep v-necks like this for small-busted women. How to wear it is all about what kind of look you want to pull off. If you want to go sexy, get it in the smallest size that will fit you and wear it with a plunge push-up bra. Also stylish right now is a looser, more relaxed sihouette which you could do with this shirt in a size larger than your usual... but make sure you wear it with a structured underwire contour bra (with or without padding) to give you some shape. Remember, it's ok to have a bit of your bra showing -- but you'll probably want a scoop-neck or deep V bra to go with this shirt, in any case. If you feel self-conscious in it, try layering a bandeau top (crop bra) underneath. Have fun!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Hi. Im a 32a and I want to wear a v-neck from aeropostale, but im not sure if it will look right. Can you help me? Will it look trashy? Is it too low? How do I make it look right?

      Here is the link to the shirt:

      http://www.aeropostale.com/product/index.jsp?produ...

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      cjsysreform 7 years ago

      @anonymous: Hi Cindy. It's hard for me to say what will be the most flattering style on you without knowing anything other than your bra size. But in general, a dramatic deep plunge neckline (V or U-shaped) is always a nice way to draw attention to the bustline, and it works especially well with a plunge padded push-up bra worn underneath.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Good day, I hope you might be able to help me. I am a 34B size. My wedding is coming up and I was wondering what the best style is for my bust size. Is it more advisable to wear a halter neck shape, one shoulder, two shouder V or a boob tube??

      What would enhace the bust area the most?

      Hope you can help.

      Thank you very much

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      cjsysreform 7 years ago

      @anonymous: Manda, thank you so much for the positive feedback! I really appreciate it. Come see me over at 32aabra.com anytime, or email info@32aabra.com. <3 Amanda

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      cjsysreform 7 years ago

      @anonymous: Look for bikini halters and tankinis cut in a low scoop-neck with ruffle detailing or gathers at the top of the bust. Also try bandeau tops with ruched centers and/or a metal accent between the cups, like an O-ring. Many styles have removable pads and/or a lining where you can use your own enhancers.

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      cjsysreform 7 years ago

      @anonymous: For your figure, I would suggest athletic-style bikinis with either a racerback or traditional sports-bra shape. These don't have to be the kind of thing you would only wear to the gym; there are lots of stylish, beautiful swim tops structured the same way. And only women built like you can wear them. :)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      @cjsysreform: lol exactly!! =P

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I just wanted to say i love ur site & that i too am a 32-A but some don't seem to fit right(some fit perfect & some don't at all). I thank u for these tips becuz i was shopping all wrong before lol once again thanks =)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      thanks for everything, your a lifesaver, i really like that you see this as a good thing, and i really like your points of view, really helped. It's good to know what can help me, since i've always known how lots of models and actresses who are flat chested look great, wearing the right stuff, but im never able to find it.

      Good to know im not the only one.

      my only weakness and question is with swimsuits, i am petite in all the body, but i can't really find a suitable bathing suit that can make me look curvy, or good. What do you suggest?

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      bathing suit!!! this is my archnemesis...i have wide shoulders and a small bust.. Nothing seems to work for me... do you have any suggestions...

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      cjsysreform 7 years ago

      @catherinesbbh: Plus, we can sleep on our stomachs!

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      catherinesbbh 7 years ago

      Thanks for sharing such fantastic insights, tips & trickery... all of which are guaranteed to boost the confidence of small-busted women. Love the viewpoint that small breasts are a "blessing". I really couldn't agree more. Small busted women have the choice to be flat or more voluptuous depending on the lingerie and clothes they choose. Great ideas that hammer home the point that small breasts are to be celebrated. Thanks again!

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      cjsysreform 7 years ago

      @anonymous: Yeah, same here... and the trends in fashion lately are not helping us look good. I've noticed that a lot of the latest designer tops and dresses are cut to fit loose and flowing, or else they have very structured bustier/corset-style cups -- pretty much guaranteed to make it look like you're about 12 years old and have just raided your mother's closet.

      For button-down shirts or wrap tops, a pretty pin can solve the gaping problem. Fasten the pin just above the highest closed button on menswear tops, or at the point where the layers of fabric overlap on a wrap dress.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I am wondering if I need to tailor my tops. Since I don't have any shape on top, my tops often gape open when I bend over because they are meant to be worn by women with busts. How can I remedy that or are there styles I should wear? Also, what can I do to give shape to form-fitting tops. I hate clothes, but I love fashion. It's painful.

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      cjsysreform 7 years ago

      @anonymous: You're very welcome. I know it feels like you're the only female in the world with small breasts... but as you can see from the other comments here, you're not alone. Also: teenage girls often wear heavily padded bras to look curvier than they are, so perhaps some of those people you see every day in school are not quite as well-endowed as you think. ;)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Thank you for this. I am a teenager and have very small breast compared to pretty much everyone I am around. It is good to know that there are people out there with small breast like me.

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      cjsysreform 7 years ago

      @anonymous: Hi! Unfortunately I can't seem to find that dress for sale; I just used the picture to illustrate the ruched bust style. But there are many other similar dresses you might like. Try a Google Image search for "prom dress ruched bust."

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      im trying to find a put dress for prom that will flatter my figure, i wear a 32A! i love that red dress on the top of the page, where can i find it?

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      cjsysreform 7 years ago

      @anonymous: Grace,

      I'm really sorry to hear that you feel so self-conscious about your bust size. At 17, it's possible that you still have some growing to do; lots of girls fill out a bit more after high school. In the meantime, I'd suggest a bra with some padding to help you feel more confident when you go out. There are some very nice bras by Victoria's Secret Pink and AE Aerie that are made just for teens, including padded styles. I have some examples of these posted on my blog at 32aabra.com.

      You're lovely as you are, so please don't be too harsh on yourself. Feel free to contact me on Twitter or by email at info [at] 32aabra.com if you need to talk... I've been where you are, and I survived. :)

      Amanda Sage

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      cjsysreform 7 years ago

      @anonymous: Hey Kim,

      I'd probably need to see the dress to know for sure, but from your description I think it sounds like a great choice for you. 34A is quite slender, but not so tiny that your figure would be overwhelmed by the ruffle detailing. As long as the dress fits well in the bodice, there's no need to worry about it not looking right with your thin shoulders -- it's all in the proportion.

      If you'd like to send me a photo of you in the dress, I'd be happy to provide more feedback. You are welcome to get in touch with me via Twitter (user id = cjsysreform) or on my blog at http://32aabra.com.

      Thanks for writing, and congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

      Amanda Sage

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      @anonymous: 28-29cm rather my bust size

      every time i go out, i feel degraded x(

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      im a 17 year old teen 5"4 in height and my bust size is about 28-29 inch.

      i need a very miraculous help!! :((

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Hi there I'm about a 34An I'm getting married in June, so Im dress shopping. ... Well I have a lovely dress.. but now im not sure if its right or not. The top is a bateau neckline and all around the dress on the neckline (on the fitted bodice) is a white material that kindof scoops a bit like a curtain ruffle if you get me... now the bottom fits perfectly and hugs my figure, but I don't know if the detailing really helps my small bust or not ,& whether there is now so much detailing it will look silly as i have very thin slender shoulders to match! any suggetions// thoughts? im willing to get alterations done,

      thanks so Much,

      Kim

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      cjsysreform 7 years ago

      [in reply to Jenna] Hi Jenna,

      Nothing there... really? Check again. Unless you've had a double mastectomy with no reconstructive surgery, you do in fact have boobs. :)

      Women with larger breasts have to worry about showing too much or even popping out of low-cut tops, but that's not a concern for us. A low neckline is sexy for how it bares the upper chest and collarbones, not just as a way to show off cleavage.

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      cjsysreform 7 years ago

      [in reply to Jay Zee] I'm guessing since you are a 38AA that you have broad shoulders, so yeah, V-neck tops are a great choice for you. Women with small shoulders need to be more careful with V-necks; they have to fit perfectly, or else the shoulder seams can slip down and distort the shape of the neckline.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Umm.. I'm afraid to wear such a low cut if nothing's there. What's the logic behind that?

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I am a 38AA and wear v-neck tops which look good on me.

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      cjsysreform 8 years ago

      [in reply to shell] Hi shell, thanks for your comment! It's always nice to hear from another member of the ibtc. Feel free to contact me by email (via link at top left) or reply here if you have any specific questions about what to wear.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Awesome! Been looking for a page like this for a while....thank you so much from an IBT club member :)

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      cjsysreform 8 years ago

      [in reply to tilly] You're very welcome, tilly, and thanks for leaving such a sweet little note. I'm glad you found this page useful.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      thank you sooo much,

      this was very helpful ! :)

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      rio1 8 years ago

      Great tips in a well designed lens.