The best bras for small busts that will totally transform your shape

These are the best bras for small busts that are comfortable and supportive

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Finding the best bras for small busts can be challenging. But because we know that fit, support, and style matter at every size, we've found the best options out there. 

Owning the best bras is the lynchpin to your capsule wardrobe. The foundation to any outfit, get your bra right and you can expect your clothes to look and feel better. While you might think that only those searching for the best bras for large busts struggle with the ideal fit, the truth is, whatever your size, getting a good bra is always a challenge. 

When it comes to the best bras for small busts there are lots of options on the market. From pretty fashion styles to more practical pieces for sporting activities to slinky sets for nights out, there's one for everyone. In fact, there are 10 types of bra that every woman should know about. Before you start shopping you need to learn how to fit a bra if you plan to make a purchase virtually. Understanding how a bra should fit will, in the long run, ensure you make better and more successful purchases. 

How to choose the best bra for a smaller busts

First and foremost, it's important to consider what you want your bra to do. Do you want to add a little more shape, lift and padding to your cleavage? Or maybe you just want a great everyday option that's super supportive and looks seamless underneath your clothes? Or perhaps you're after the best bralettes for when you're relaxing at home?

Either way, it's a good idea to try on new bras underneath the clothes you're likely to be wearing them with as it will give you a better idea of the final look.

You also need to take into account what kind of boobs you have. This sounds simple, but nobody's cleavage is perfectly symmetrical. Do you need a bra that evens out the size and shape of your boobs, or do you need one that gives them a little lift under your favorite top?

It's worth remembering that when it comes to bras, one style definitely does not fit all. And while it's tempting to fill your drawers with pretty and colorful styles, make sure you get your basic hues sorted first. 

Best bras for a small bust to buy now

Everlane The Invisible Bra

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1. Everlane The Invisible Bra

Best seamless bra for small busts

Specifications

RRP: $35 / £36
Sizes: XXS-XXL
Material: 87% Recycled Nylon 13% Elastane
Care: Machine Wash Cold
Wired: No
Padding: No

Reasons to buy

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Seamless
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Recycled fabric

As the name suggests, this bra offers no-nonsense comfort and fits effortlessly under most clothes. Super smooth, it has a flattering v-neckline, seamless cups and adjustable straps for the perfect fit. The band sits flat against your skin so it stays put all day long, allowing you to move without having to readjust anything. As an added bonus, it’s crafted from recycled nylon too. Available in five chic, muted shades.


Uniqlo 3D Hold Wireless Bra

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2. Uniqlo 3D Hold Wireless Bra

Best wireless bra for small busts

Specifications

RRP: $29.90 / £19.90
Sizes: 30AA - 38H
Main Material: 85% Nylon, 15% Spandex
Cup Material: 100% Polyester
Care: Hand Wash Cold
Wired: No
Padding: Light

Reasons to buy

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Good for everyday
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Lots of colors

Uniqlo always delivers on the technical details and this bra is no exception. A perfect choice for every day, the stretchy cups provide a comfy fit and a super smooth outline. Its seamless style means it’s the go-to for wearing under your best t-shirt, whether that's a classic white t-shirt, or a deep v-neck. Available in eight colors, from a bold red to pared-back cream, it’s pretty and practical.


Victoria’s Secret Very Sexy Bombshell Add 2 Cups Shine Strap Push Up Bra

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3. Victoria’s Secret Very Sexy Bombshell Add 2 Cups Shine Strap Push Up Bra

Best push-up bra for small busts

Specifications

RRP: £59 (UK only)
Sizes: 30-38, A-F
Material: 65% Nylon, 35% Elastane
Care: Hand Wash
Wired: Yes
Padding: Yes

Reasons to buy

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Glamorous design
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Gives boobs a boost

You can always rely on Victoria’s Secret to inject some glamour into your lingerie drawer and this beauty is well worth the investment. One of the best push-up bras, it can boost small boobs up to two cup sizes for the ultimate lift. Considered details such as the peekaboo crisscross detail at the front and the logo embellishment on the straps give it the VS edge that deserves to be shown off.


Heist The Sheer Bralette

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4. Heist The Sheer Bralette

Best bralette for small busts

Specifications

RRP: $69 / £48
Sizes: XS-XL
Sheer Panels: 68% Polyamide, 32% Elastane
Body: 74% Polyamide, 26% Elastane
Care: Machine Wash Cold
Wired: No
Padding: No

Reasons to buy

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Incredibly comfy
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Natural lift

If you thought bralettes couldn’t be sexy and comfy, think again. This gorgeous design from Heist is iconic for a reason and once you’ve added this to your collection, you’ll never look back (or want to wear anything else!). Offering medium support, it’s designed to give a natural lift and enhanced shape - perfect for smaller busts! Wire and clasp-free, unlined and unpadded it feels like second skin. The sheer detailing adds a sexy touch and it’s available in five stunning colors.


Boux Avenue Strapless Padded Plunge Bra

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5. Boux Avenue Strapless Padded Plunge Bra

Best strapless bra for small busts

Specifications

RRP: $43 / £28
Sizes: 30-38, A-DD
Material: 72% polyamide 18% polyester 10% elastane (excluding trims)
Care: Machine Wash
Wired: Yes
Padding: Yes

Reasons to buy

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Affordable
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Stays put

A strapless bra is a wardrobe essential and this budget-friendly buy hits the mark. It has slightly padded cups and a nifty silicone tape edge so it keeps in place no matter how much you move. Perfect for hitting that dance floor then! There are five neutral hues to choose from to match your skin-tone and your outfit. 


B.tempt’d B.wow’d Push Up Bra

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6. B.tempt’d by Wacoal B.wow’d Push Up Bra

Best plunge bra for small busts

Specifications

RRP: $44 / £35
Sizes: 30-36, A-DD
Material: 80% Nylon, 20% Spandex
Care: Hand Wash
Wired: Yes
Padding: Yes

Reasons to buy

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Natural lift
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Smooth silhouette

Plunge bras push boobs inwards and upwards for an all-important natural lift, making them a lovely, feminine option for those with a more boyish frame. This one is a great choice for every day too, with its smooth silhouette and a comfy fit. The scalloped detailing add a sweet touch and it has leopard lining for a playful finish. The straps can be converted to a criss-cross style and halter making it incredibly versatile too.


Lululemon All Powered Up Bra Medium Support Bra

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7. Lululemon All Powered Up Medium Support Bra

Best sports bra for small busts

Specifications

RRP: $88 / £68
Sizes: 32-42, A-DDD
Bra Material: 71% Nylon, 29% Elastane
Lining Material: 64% Nylon, 36% Lycra Elastane
Cup Material: 100% Polyester
Care: Machine Wash Cold
Wired: No
Padding: No

Reasons to buy

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Sweat-wicking fabric
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Soft and comfortable

The best sports bra will help you feel secure and supported even during the most vigorous workouts and this one comes up top for smaller busts. Some sports bras can really flatten small boobs, but this offers great coverage and shape. The sweat-wicking fabric is quick-drying and breathable and it has a soft, brushed underband for a comfy fit. A great choice for cycling, cardio or gym class, we love the cool blue hue for a pop of color. 


M&S Flexifit Underwired Full Cup T-Shirt Bra

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8. M&S Flexifit Underwired Full Cup T-Shirt Bra

Best t-shirt bra for small busts

Specifications

RRP: $28 / £16
Sizes: 30-42, AA-E
Material: 62% Polyamide, 24% Polyester, 14% Elastane (exclusive of trimmings)
Care: Machine Wash
Wired: Yes
Padding: Yes

Reasons to buy

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Budget-friendly
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Everyday staple

One of the best British clothing brands, Marks & Spencer’s lingerie department is renowned for its affordable, comfy, and stylish designs. A go-to for staples, this t-shirt bra is lightweight and soft against the skin it has signature Flexifit technology so it moves with you. Available in seven colors, you’re going to want to snap up a few of these.


Pour Moi Gigi Padded Balconette Bra

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9. Pour Moi Gigi Padded Balconette Bra

Best balconette bra for small busts

Specifications

RRP: $42 / £25
Sizes: A-F, 32-38
Material: 45% Polyamide, 42% Polyester, 13% Elastane
Padded: Yes
Wired: Yes

Reasons to buy

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Gorgeous design
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Natural boost

Balcony bras are designed to lift cleavage upwards rather than inwards, making them a great fit for smaller boobs. This Pour Moi iteration is certainly one of the prettiest in our edit and it delivers on comfort too. Featuring lightly padded moulded cups, it gives boobs a natural boost and the adjustable straps ensure a perfect fit. The delicate floral embroidery and scalloped lace gives it a pretty, feminine finish. Finish with the matching briefs for a show-stopping look worthy of any special occasion.


Skims Fits Everybody Triangle Stretch-Jersey Bralette

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10. Skims Fits Everybody Triangle Stretch-Jersey Bralette

Best non-padded bra for small busts

Specifications

RRP: $43.50 / £37
Sizes: XXS-XXXXL
Main Material: 76% Nylon, 24% Elastane
Lining Materia: 84% Polyamide, 16% Elastane
Care: Machine Wash Cold
Wired: No
Padding: No

Reasons to buy

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Extremely comfortable
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Seam-free

Not only does Kim Kardashian’s brand Skims have some of the best shapewear, but the bras are absolute game-changers too. Designed to fit every body, this stretchy bra sets a new level of comfort. The fabric is buttery-soft, moisture-wicking and seam free with an elasticated under band for a second-skin fit. Even on days where you feel like you don’t want to wear a bra, you’ll want to wear this one.


Eberjey Naya Longline Bralette

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11. Eberjey Naya Longline Bralette

Best longline bra for small busts

Specifications

RRP: $68 / £70
Sizes: XS-XL
Main Material: 91% Nylon, 9% Spandex
Lining Material: 100% Cotton
Care: Machine Wash Cold
Wired: No
Padding: No

Reasons to buy

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Pretty lace design
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Lightweight and comfortable

Mixing comfort with femininity, bralettes are certainly rising up in the bras vs bralettes debate, especially if you have a smaller bust. This pull-on design features a pansy-patterned lace making it a pretty and practical choice. The longline style sits comfortably against the skin for a flattering silhouette. Lightweight enough for everyday wear, team with the matching panties to make it worthy for a special occasion too.

Charlie is the Deputy Fashion Editor at Future plc across multiple women’s magazines including Woman & Home, Woman and Woman's Own.


She bagged her first magazine job in 2009 and has previously written for titles including Stylist, Closer and Dare. Over the years Charlie has embraced anything that was thrown at her from styling celebrities to testing out the best jeans on the high street to writing about must-have beauty buys.


With a weakness for a printed midi dress, Charlie is on a mission to shop more sustainably and loves finding new ethical brands and second-hand buys.