It goes without saying that some of the main focuses of this blog are the ‘problems’ faced by larger busted women when shopping for lingerie. This is a problem that I as a 30FF know all too well, and that women with even bigger boobs know even better.
What’s worth noting, however, are the problems faced by smaller busted women. Many are just as troubled by poor fitting services, resulting in badly fitted bras, but are made to feel like bra fitting ‘isn’t as important’ for smaller boobs. I’m here today to contest that.
My dear friend – who for the purpose of this blog post will remain nameless at her own request – has recently come to me asking for tips for wedding lingerie, and complaining that bras rarely feel ‘right’, despite her smaller bust. She was complaining of strapless bras which fall down, bras which ride up, bulge and gape, and wondering why her 34AA and 32A bras don’t fit properly.
Now this friend, who we’ll call Sally, is extremely petite in the frame. She’s a very slim girl and always has been. The next step for me was to inform her that the bra size she was told to wear by Marks & Spencer 5 years ago probably wasn’t correct, and she probably needed a smaller band size, with a larger cup.
She didn’t want her ‘before’ shots to be featured, but let’s just say they looked a little something like this:
After a few gasps and ‘surely nots’, I got in touch with The Little Bra Company with the sole intention of proving my theory right.
The Little Bra Company are fab not only for their gorgeous bras designed just for petite ladies in the following hard-to-find sizes:
– 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38 A
– 28, 30, 32, 34, 36 B
– 28, 30, 32, 34 C
…they’re also a real example of spotlighting bra fitting on ladies with smaller boobs. I believe bra fitting is for everyone – not just us D+ gals! A bad fit is a bad fit, whatever your cup size.
The Little Bra Company were kind enough to send Sally some bras to try, and she was incredibly impressed, not only with her new size, 30C, but with the quality, shape, support and cleavage and uplift which her new bras gave her. (An first apparently!)
Let the results speak for themselves:
The Little Bra Company’s Strapless bra Sasha in Pearl was the first strapless bra Sally had ever tried which stayed put. That’s right, girls; strapless bras elude most of us! The ivory lace is classic, but pretty enough to be considered for a subtle but beautiful look for wedding lingerie – something notoriously difficult for petite women. Also, the multi-way adjustable and removable straps make this bra so practical – wear it strapless, racer back, single strap, halterneck; the list goes on!
Sally’s favourite was this stunning ‘Lucia’ multi-way bra, which comes in a rainbow of gorgeous colour-ways. She described it as ‘the most comfortable bra ever’ – and I’m convinced that’s not just because it’s one of the only bras she’s tried in her size, like ever. It’s one of The Little Bra Company’s best sellers, and they keep bringing out amazing seasonal colours as well as the unashamedly practical Signature Collection, consisting of black, white and a beautiful golden ‘nude’ colour.
The vintage, deep-plunging ‘V’ shape is really flattering and supportive for smaller busts. Again, this bra’s a multi-way, which is the perfect accompaniment to tricky necklines and racer back style tops. The Lucia is foam lined but not overly padded – enough to add definition and shape without feeling like you’ve got a doorstop in your bra.
Below are some bras which were sent in a 28C so didn’t quite fit Sally as well (to her amazement they were actually too small in the cups – another first!), but I still thought were worth showing as they’re quite simply beautiful.
The Little Bra Company ‘Erin’ bra in Black/Nude
Sally loved the huge range of bras available to her that she’d previously thought were unavailable to her – or at least, would never work for her. There are bras with a small amount of padding, some with a lot, strapless bras, multi-ways, plunges and balconettes, all perfectly combining comfort and class, and all for an impressively reasonable price.
No more 34A H&M bras for Sally!
What do you think of The Little Bra Company? Do you think bra fitting is just as important for smaller busts?
** These bras were gifted by The Little Bra Company for review purposes. This does not affect my opinion or my write up in any way. All views expressed are my own. Not a sponsored post. **