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Lets Talk All About Bras For Petite Frames: How They Should Fit & Where To Buy Them

Alright people, let’s talk about bras for petite women. I know, the thought of shopping about them makes me cringe too. The experience is usually frustrating and involves some strange lady getting a little touchy, feely to help measure you. I try to avoid the trial of finding new bras at all costs, wearing my bras probably far past the suggested time frame.

Bras can often be expensive and finding ones that fit perfectly especially when you are petite is almost as bad as trying to find the perfect pair of jeans. Disappointing and makes you want to drink. Well, pour yourself a glass of wine because I am about to help walk you through the easiest way to find bras for petite frames, and take all the frustration out of finding everything from comfy T-shirt styles to great date night numbers.

Finding The Right Bra For Petite Frames

measuring a fit for bra for petite women

First things first, is I know it’s uncomfortable but getting measured is a super important first step in finding the correct bra size. If you don’t feel cool with someone at the store doing it for you, a friend, tape measure and a guide to what measurements you’ll need can get the job done. My best friend in college finally convinced me to let her measure me and good lord did it change my life! I had been wearing the wrong size band all this time! You might be surprised by what size band you actually need, and disappointed because it might mean finding companies that carry specialty sizes that go down smaller than Victoria’s Secret or department stores. But don’t worry, I’ll help with that too!

Once you know what size you need it’s important to understand sister sizes. Going down a band size means going up a cup size. Going up a band size means going down a cup size. This may also help in the search for the correct bra size. Just be aware that depending on what band size you wear and the brand this may sometimes not provide the optimal fit.

After getting measured you will have a much better understanding of the best bra for petite frames like yours. You might even need to go down a band size or two to a 30 or even a 28. Yikes! Most stores won’t carry sizes that small, however, with sister sizes, you’ll be able to work around this issue and find all the cute bras you want that will be so much more comfortable with the proper fit.

Armed with all this new information obtaining the right size bra should now be far less challenging than it once was. Taking the time to learn how to tell if a bra fits or not will help make sure you are comfortable and buying that right fit and shape for a petite frame.

Now for those of us who are struggling with needing specialty sizes like smaller bands or are in between cup sizes, the bra industry has come a long way in catering to our needs.

Best Places To Buy Bras For Petite Women

Adore me-bra for petite women

Adore Me is an awesome online underwear site that offers a great selection of bras in smaller sizes for those of us who need them. Everything from soft Cotten T-shirt bras to strapless and more can be found in 30 band sizes and expanded cup sizes as well. You will love the options for bras for petite frames from this site and the quality is amazing and the fit is great. It might take some trial and error to figure it out perfectly but once you do this store is amazing.

VS-Bras for petite women

Victoria’s Secret actually offers expanded sizing online. While the selection isn’t the best they do offer many styles in 30 band size that is better for petite frames. If you are ride or die for a vs style but have struggled with it not fitting just right check to see if they offer it in the right size online because you might be able to find it. Also, keep in mind your sister sizes that might make it easier to find the right size in your favorite styles.

Thirdlove- Bras for petite women

Third Love is a great place to shop for bras for petite frames especially if you are struggling with being between cup sizes. Third love offers half sizes that are in between traditional cup sizes making it easy to find the perfect for you no matter what. Their bras are super comfortable and with so many options to help you find the right size you won’t have to guess anymore, you can trust you’ll love the way it fits! These bras can be a little pricey but they are well worth the spend for the perfect fit.

Amazon- Bras For Petite women

Of course, Amazon never fails to have options in their massive marketplace. Type in the size you need and you will be able to find a variety of styles that are sure to fit great. While shopping online especially for bras for petite frames can be nerve-racking, these sites have return policies making it easy to return or exchange if you need to.

More Bra Tips

Your bra should never be on the tightest setting right away. If it is that’s a sign it might not fit right. They are meant to be tightened as the material relaxes over time.

Taking care of your bras is important. Rotating through 3-5 good bras helps prevent over-washing making sure that they will last. Always wash them in a mesh bag to keep them from getting tangled or catching on other clothes and hang them out to dry so the cups don’t get ruined.

Hopefully, all of this has helped you along your quest to find your favorite bra for petite frames. Bras for petite women can be tricky and it took me years to figure it out. Now I am sharing this knowledge with the hope to help you avoid the mistakes and pitfalls I made along the way!

I hope you are having a great week and hope to see you back soon.




  1. Caroline Åsgård

    January 24, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    Here in Norway there is only one store that has my bra size (60D); Change. I was actually lucky enough to participate in their campaign that showed off women in all sizes! When I applied I literally told them that I was the smallest person they would find, and hoped that they would show petite women as well, as we often get lost behind the plus sized women. And they picked me! So I’m really proud to have represented petite women in Norway in that campaign.

    1. Charlie

      January 24, 2018 at 8:26 pm

      Oh my gosh that’s so amazing! Caroline, that’s really great that you got the chance to represent the brand and be a voice for petite women! XOXO Charlie

  2. Mackenzie Ann

    March 14, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    Hi! I am also 4’10” and would love to hear advice from you on finding bras that have straps close enough together so that they don’t dig in! I have narrow shoulders, so I have a heck of a time finding a bra that is big enough in the cup, but with straps closer together. Any brands that have worked particularly well for you in this area? Victoria’s Secret has failed me!

    1. Charlie

      March 14, 2018 at 9:27 pm

      Thanks for stopping by! I totally feel you! Adore me has some great options for smaller sizes and third love does in between sizes making it great for lose who are struggling with finding the perfect size! If you have a hotbed questions please feel free to reach out and hope this helps! Xoxo charlie!

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