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

We've rounded up the most comfortable, supportive, and stylish bras for smaller boobs.

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

Some women envy those with smaller boobs. Sure, they've got a little more freedom on the style front than those with bigger busts. But finding the perfect fit at any size can seem like an impossible task.

Whether you're looking to add a little more shape with a great push-up bra or looking for the perfect bralette for working from home comfort, there are a few important things to consider when shopping for the best bras for smaller busts. 

How to choose the best bra for a smaller bust

It's hard not to be overwhelmed by the sheer number of options available when shopping the best bras for small busts. But these tips make it easy to find the perfect bra for you.

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?

Either way, it's a good idea to try on new bras underneath the clothes you're likely to be wearing them with. 

Also, 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?

Asking yourself these questions when trawling the virtual shelves will cut out the awkward trial and error period of wearing a new bra. (Not to mention save you the expense of investing in one that doesn't work for you.) It's worth remembering that when it comes to bras, one style definitely does not fit all. 

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best bras for small bust – Everlane bralette

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Everlane The Bralette

The best bralette for small busts

Specifications
Sizes : XXS–XL
Wired: No
Padded: No
Machine washable : Yes
RRP: £22 | $24
Reasons to buy
+Super breathable and comfortable+Adjustable underarm band and straps for added support
Reasons to avoid
-Comes up a little small -Lack of cup sizing won't work for all boobs

Everlane's pretty pink bralette offers no-nonsense comfort and goes undetectable under clothes. Crafted from 92% Supima cotton and 8% elastane, it offers great support for smaller boobs as far as bralettes go, without the annoying pinching and chafing of an underwired bra. This one's a great everyday option – especially if you're working from home.

best bras for small bust – Uniqlo multi way bra

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Uniqlo Multiway Wireless Bra

The best multiway bra for small busts

Specifications
Sizes: XS–XL
Wired: No
Padded: Lightly
Machine washable : No
RRP: £19.90 | $19.90
Reasons to buy
+Choose to wear it as an everyday bra, or as a cross back, halter neck, or strap-less bra+Non-slip fabric ensures it stays in place without straps
Reasons to avoid
-Moulded cups are a little stiff 

Having one good multiway bra in your arsenal is a must. Going far beyond the call of duty of your everyday t-shirt bra, Uniqlo's versatile multiway allows you to wear it as a cross back, halter neck, and strapless bra, too. Consider your post-lockdown party wardrobe all set!

best small bust bras – Victoria's Secret Bombshell Add-2-Cups Ring Hardware Front Close Push-up Bra

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Victoria's Secret Bombshell Front Close Push-up Bra

The best push-up bra for small busts

Specifications
Sizes: Back sizes 30-38, Cup sizes AA–DDD
Wired: Yes
Padded: Very
Machine washable: No
RRP: £61.81 | $69.50
Reasons to buy
+The ultimate push-up bra, the VS Bombshell can boost boobs by two cup sizes+Front closure for easy clasping, with pretty back detailing
Reasons to avoid
-Not comfortable enough for all-day everyday wear

Bombshell by name, bombshell by nature: VS's front-close push-up bra can boost small boobs by up to two cup sizes. It's definitely one of the more decorative picks on this list, but if you're looking for a show-stopping special occasion bra, this one's worth the investment. 

best bras for small bust – Figleaves Juliette balconette

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Figleaves Juliette Lace Underwired Balcony Bra

Best balcony bra for small busts

Specifications
Sizes: Back sizes 30-38, Cup sizes A–GG
Wired: Yes
Padded: Yes
Machine washable: No
RRP: £20 | $28
Reasons to buy
+Gives small boobs a boost, without looking unnatural +Comfortable enough for everyday wear
Reasons to avoid
-Fabric a little scratchy 

Balcony bras are designed to lift cleavage upwards rather than inwards, making them a great fit for smaller boobs. We love this Figleaves option because it gives smaller boobs a lift without looking unnatural, as opposed to some heavily padded options. It comes in various colors (five to be exact), and we're seriously considering buying a different one for every weekday. 

best bra for small bust – Calvin Klein t shirt bra

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Calvin Klein Women's Perfectly Fit Full Coverage Bra

The best t shirt bra for small busts

Specifications
Sizes: Back sizes 30-40, Cup sizes B–E
Wired: Yes
Padded: Lightly
Machine washable: Yes
RRP: £40.24 | $55.94
Reasons to buy
+Memory foam technology moulds the bra to the body for a great fit+Double layer bonded wings offer invisibility and soft support
Reasons to avoid
-Limited selection of sizes

Voted the best t-shirt bra by New York magazine, this perennially popular memory foam bra is a small cleavage's best friend for everyday wear. Lightly lined to offer shape and support, it gives soft and comfortable coverage while still going undetectable underneath clothes. 

Having said that, there are undoubtedly some better bra options out there if your goal is lifting. But as far as great, everyday bras go in our current stay-at-home age, this one takes the cake. 

best bras for small bust – Rosie Silk & Lace Padded Plunge Bra A-G

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Marks & Spencer Silk & Lace Padded Plunge Bra

The best plunge bra for small busts

Specifications
Sizes: Back sizes 30-40, Cup sizes A–G
Wired: Yes
Padded: No
Machine washable: Yes
RRP: £28
Reasons to buy
+Padded sling inside the cups for added support+Pretty French lace detailing makes it look much more expensive than its price tag 
Reasons to avoid
-Colour fades quite quickly after a few washes

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. Opt for one with narrow cups to avoid the too-common problem of gaping at the top of your bra. 

We love this Rosie for Marks & Spencer padded plunge because it proves that luxe lingerie doesn't have to be expensive. The high apex style also includes a padded sling inside the cups for support and added lift.

best bras for small bust – PANACHE Sports Moulded Underwired Bra

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Panache Sports Moulded Underwired Bra

Best sports bra for small busts

Specifications
Sizes: Back sizes 28-40, Cup sizes B–GG
Wired: Yes
Padded: Yes
Machine washable : No
RRP: £29.40 (sale) | $70
Reasons to buy
+Moulded cups and added padding to add shape and lift+Powermesh lined wings, wide cushioned straps and seam-free inner cups allow for extra comfort and minimal chafing while you workout
Reasons to avoid
-Underwire might prove annoying for very small busts

Panache's underwired sports bra has been designed with bigger busts in mind, but we think it's a great option for smaller boobs, too, thanks to its molded cups and padding. 

Finding one of the best sports bras that doesn't make your cleavage disappear when you've got smaller boobs can prove almost impossible, which is why we love that this one comes complete with an underwire for added lift. If you're currently working on perfecting the art of the lockdown HIIT workout, this one's for you. 

Maidenform Lace Push-Up Wireless Bra

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Maidenform Lace Push-Up Wireless Bra

Specifications
Sizes:
Wired: No
Padded: Yes
Machine washable: No
RRP: S-2XL
Reasons to buy
+Free from uncomfortable underwiring+Attractive design
Reasons to avoid
-Padding might be too much for some

Underwriting tends to be part and parcel of a push-up bra - often with uncomfortable consequences. Thankfully, this Maidenform bra is free of the niggling stuff, instead using squishy padding to give your boobs shape and lift. It looks pretty too, with a delicate lace overlay. There’s also the option to slip the straps together, perfect for wearing beneath racerback tops.