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10 Of The Best Bras For Small Busts

There are certain pieces that are less fun to shop for than others—one of them being bras. For those of us with small busts, too much padding or not enough support is a real struggle to balance out. We’ve searched the internet high and low to find 10 of the best bras for small busts to rock under or exposed with any outfit.

If you’re having the opposite issue, we found the best bras for fuller busts right here.

Best Athleisure Bra: Calvin Klein Modern Cotton Convertible Bralette

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Logo mania is a major trend happening right now, so why not channel the Kardashian and Jenner clan with a logo-ridden Calvin Klein bralette. It’s “walking billboard” chic that you can wear under a sheer netted top, or wear it fully exposed with high-waisted leggings and a Calvin Klein jacket for extra logo points. Either way, this skinny strap style is a perfect smaller bust bra that will keep you comfortable and supported at all times.

Get it: Calvin Klein Modern Cotton Convertible Bralette, Bare Necessities, $36

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Best Everyday Bra: Aerie Real Me Full Coverage Lightly Lined Bra

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Even if you can get away with not wearing a bra most of the time (speaking from experience) doesn’t mean you shouldn’t own one. Bras are meant to support your chest and help lift and shape your breasts underneath garments, which is especially helpful if the top is more fitted or it has a princess seam that hugs your chest. If you decide to wear a top like those mentioned, then a lightly lined bra is a great option for you. This Aerie option is super cute, plus, it feels like a second skin, shapes to you, and gives even the tightest top a smooth silhouette.

Get it: Aerie Real Me Full Coverage Lightly Lined Bra, aerie, $23.97

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Best Sports Bra: Cushnie Et Ochs Deep V Bra Top

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One of the perks of having a smaller chest is you can get away with strappier, lightweight bras because you have less to support. Case in point: this asymmetric sports bra by Cushnie Et Ochs! This smaller bust sports bra is made of an athletic knit ideal for working out; it will compress your small chest, and the playful three-strapped design gives your plain old white sports bra a run for its money.

Get it: Cushnie Et Ochs Deep V Bra Top, shopbop, $185

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Best T-Shirt Bra: Natori Feathers Contour Bra

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A signature t-shirt bra is a must-have in any closet. This nude, plunging bra by Natori keeps the girls in place and comfortable under all your band tees or your signature, crisp, white work tee. Some t-shirt bras can fall into the category of ugly and boring, this bra for smaller busts has a flirty scalloped, lace trim and a sheer mesh cup overlay, making it a knockout.

Get it: Natori Feathers Contour Bra, shopbop, $68

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Best Demi Bra: Elena Demi Bra

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If there’s one thing you should take away from all of this best bras for smaller busts talk, it’s this: The demi bra is your friend! This lightly lined goddess is great for an everyday bra with a little more sex appeal. It’s incredibly light, undeniably feminine and —bae or no bae— it’s good to treat yourself to a confidence-boosting undergarment every now and then.

Get it: Elena Demi Bra, Journelle, $74

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Best Multi-Functional Bra: FP One Adella Bralette

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Some bras are meant to be shown, and this bralette by Free People is a work of art. With the temps still high, our smaller busted ladies can wear a bralette like the above with a pair of high-waisted shorts to an end-of-summer music festival, or wear this layered under a dress or sweater when things cool off. It comes in 12 different colors making for endless outfit possibilities.

Get it: FP One Adella Bralette, Free People, $38

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Best Strapless Bra: Fleur du Mal Satin Strapless Underwire Bra

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With slip dress styles all the rage right now, visible bra straps are a no-go. But while on our search for the best bras for smaller busts, we came across a realization: strapless bras seem to be lacking design creativity. That is, until we came across this show-stopper. Its rose pink hue with alluring satin, intricate stitched detailing, and still underwire and removable padding,may make it the prettiest strapless bra ever.

Get it: Fleur du Mal Satin Strapless Underwire Bra, shopbop, $68

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Best Yoga Sports Bra: Alo Yoga Sunny Strappy Sports Bra

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Bring sexy back in this strappy sports bra by alo! If you’re addicted to yoga and hitting the gym, there’s no better motivation to get your sweat on than a new workout outfit. This sports bra is made with a four-way stretch, dry wicking and anti-microbial fabric that will keep you fresh and the girls in place even after a HIIT boxing class.

Get it: Alo Yoga Sunny Strappy Sports Bra, Revolve, $30

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Best Front-Closure Bra: Front Closure Lace Racerback

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Some mornings, landing that behind-the-back, hook-and-eye closure seems like mission impossible. Rather than continuing to struggle with back closure bras, why not wear a bra that works with you? Front-closure bras are like hidden intimates unicorns, so when we found this highly rated racerback version, it was an instant add to cart. It’s seamless, comfortable, and the easiest bra to get on and off.

Get it: Front Closure Lace Racerback, Thirdlove, $76

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Best Flirty Strapless Bra: ASOS DESIGN Willow Spot & Lace Trim Bardot Bra

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This lace-trim, bardot number from Asos is a bra that is begging to be shown off. For an extra flirty date night look, pair this bardot bra top with a midi, high-waist wrap skirt and you’re ready for drinks and dancing. If you’re looking for a fun lingerie look, pair this bra with a matching lace-trim, high-waist panty.

Get it: ASOS DESIGN Willow Spot & Lace Trim Bardot Bra, ASOS, $29

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