8 must-have bras for smaller boobs

When it comes to the shapes and sizes of our bodies, we’re all different - and that’s OK! Thankfully, fashion is finally coming to the same conclusion and is now moving in a much more positive, inclusive direction.

It’s the same with our lingerie, too. People with curves no longer have to squish themselves into ill-fitting, bland or boring bras. Designing for larger sizes makes perfect sense for retailers too, given that the average UK breast size is now 36DD and getting bigger each year.

However, that does mean that women with perky C-cups and below are now in the lingerie minority – and getting increasingly overlooked. In fact some brands don’t design lingerie for small boobs at all, with their smallest bra size starting from a B-cup. But not us.

Here at Pour Moi, body diversity is non-negotiable. We believe every body size and type should be equally celebrated. And that’s why we put just as much effort into designing for a 34A as we do a 36E and beyond.

We know that women with small busts look for exactly the same things in their lingerie as their curvier sisters – comfort, fit, and fashion. It’s why all our loveliest pieces are available in the widest variety of band and cup sizes you’ll find.

So with that in mind, we’ve gathered together some of our prettiest petite lingerie available in an A to a C-cup and explained exactly why your boobs will love them.

The best plunge bra for small busts

Small is beautiful. But if you feel like you need a bit of extra oomph up top, the Rebel Padded Plunge Bra is the perfect choice. The plunge style does a great job of pushing your breast tissue inward and upward for a natural lift. And the angled, narrow cups banish the problem of gaping (that pesky bit of extra room at the top of your bra). But the Rebel has another trick up its sleeve – removable pads that give you an even more dramatic cleavage. All that, and it’s just so pretty and feminine, too.

The best T-shirt bra for small breasts

Time to say hello to your go-to everyday bra. If you’ve got a small bust, you may find that normal petite shapewear bras have a bulky underwire construction that can be seen under your clothes. But the Opulence T-shirt Non Wired Bra avoids that problem because all the support comes from the wide underband. It also offers great shaping from the light padding and moulded cups. Et voila! A rounded, natural look that goes with just about everything with pretty lace on the cradle that is invisible under T-shirts.

The best sexy lingerie for small boobs

When you want to feel your best in the boudoir, flimsy lingerie that gapes open at the top of the cups can be a real confidence killer. Step forward the Confession Padded Underwired Bra. The lace mesh and strapping detail look so seductive and there’s just enough padding to give you a boost without feeling like you’ve got a memory foam mattress in your bra. But because it’s cut slightly lower with support that comes from the base of the cups, you also get a natural-looking uplift with no gaping. Instant bedroom confidence, guaranteed!

The best basque lingerie for small breasts

Luxury lingerie like a sexy basque can be hard to find if you’re anything less than a B-cup. But don’t despair, because the Amour Accent Strapless Lightly Padded Basque starts at a 34A and has everything you need to give you a fantastically uplifted silhouette. With lace panels in the body that hug your waist, it has padded cups for some extra va-va-voom in the bust. The balconette shape looks pretty, but it also means that the underwire starts lower down in the centre front making it the perfect shape for petites.

The best worn-to-be-seen lingerie for small breasts

Underwired bodies worn with jeans or a skirt are such a hot fashion trend at the moment. But if your breasts are spaced wider apart (as is often the case if you’re smaller in the bust) you may struggle to find a worn-to-be-seen body that fits you comfortably. Choosing a style that has a decent gap between the cups, such as the Intense Underwired Body, ensures the wire will sit under the breast instead of towards the centre. The Intense also has a lightly padded side sling feature which stops wide set breasts disappearing into your armpits, moving them towards the front for a perky shape.

The best special occasion lingerie for small busts

Whether it’s Valentine’s Day, Christmas or your birthday, there’s nothing like red lingerie to make an occasion feel even more special. Starting at a 32B cup, the Sensation Lightly Padded Thong Body has plenty of luxe design details to ramp up the romance factor, from the beautiful lace to the soft mesh panels. But it also has features that make it perfect for petites, from the padded cups to boost your shape to the adjustable shoulder straps to ensure a flattering fit. The strapping detail is also great for adding visual interest to your top half, too.

The best padded bra for small busts

Soft, supportive and confidence-boosting, padded bras and small busts go together like peaches and cream. But if your lingerie drawer is already full of padded styles in various shades of beige, black or white, it’s definitely time for a refresh. Blending floral lace and mesh panelling, the Hush is proof that padded can also mean pretty. Finished with a cute tassel bow to the centre front and with a cage detail radiating through the cups, it looks so sexy. And it’s available from an A to a C-cup, too.

The best long-sleeved body for a small bust

When it comes to a sultry going-out look, throwing on a long-sleeved body with jeans offers maximum glamour for very little effort. But if normal bodies tend to flatten your small boobs to nothing, it’s time to try the Muse Long Sleeved Underwired Body. With stunning mesh panels and delicate floral lace, it’s cut to flatter your waist. But there’s also a hidden internal bra complete with soft-lined cups to keep you feeling supported and underwire to make the most of your assets.

Want to find more A to C cup lingerie? Just click ‘Shop By Size’ on the main menu, select your specific size and see what Pour Moi has got for you. Enjoy!

Pour Moi Inspirations