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how to make boobs look smaller

As a bra fitter, I’ve worked with many women who have said their boobs are their least favorite feature. Some were unhappy with their bra size, while others were unhappy with their breast shape and the way their boobs had changed over the years.

We know now that pregnancy, childbirth, weight loss, weight gain, hormonal changes, birth control, exercise, aging, and genetics can all contribute to a change in breast size. But did you know that it’s common to wear different bra sizes throughout your life? As such, it wouldn’t be unusual if your bra size has changed a lot since you were a teenager.

Weight gain and weight loss play a part, too. For example, you might lose weight and find that your cup volume (not your bra size as the size on the tag will likely change) has stayed relatively the same. In fact, your bust might actually look larger depending on the parts of your body that were affected by the weight loss. On the other hand, weight gain may also change the size and shape of your breasts – it just depends on how your body stores the fat.

If you’ve ever struggled with embracing your bra size, you’re not alone. While it’s difficult to change someone’s bra size without surgery, here’s how to make your boobs look smaller:

1.  Make sure you’re wearing the right bra size

If you’re unhappy with your current bra size and wish your boobs were smaller, please don’t squeeze into a bra that doesn’t fit. Wearing a bra in the wrong size is not only painful, but it can also make your boobs look bigger than they are. Plus, it can increase the likelihood of breast pain and discomfort (something no women should ever have to suffer through!)

Ask yourself this: Has my bra size changed since the last time I purchased bras? Am I experiencing any irritation or discomfort from my current bras? If so, start with a visit to your local lingerie boutique for a bra fitting to make sure you’re wearing the right bra size. Then, come back and check out our two bra style tips below.

2.  Avoid push-up bras and padded bras

Myth busted: Yes, push-up bras and padded bras can sometimes add bulk to your cup size – making your bust look larger than it actually is. If a t-shirt bra is your everyday go-to, pay close attention to the thickness of the cups and the amount and placement of the padding. Or better yet, opt for a style with soft molded cups and a comfortable design, like our Aline T-Shirt Bra in black or nude. This particular style provides a smooth, rounded shape without the extra bulk (seamless under t-shirts) and goes up to a G cup!

3.  Try a minimizer bra

Did you know that a minimizer bra can visually take inches off of your bust line? Minimizer bras typically use either non-stretch or minimal stretch fabric on the cups to separate and redistribute breast tissue for a visually smaller look. The Enora Minimizer Bra in nude or whisper blue is our favorite.


Your body is perfect just as it is. Most of us have stretch marks and asymmetrical boobs and parts of our bodies we’d like to change. So, no matter what your bra size is or where you are in your self love journey, don’t forget to take a moment to thank your body for all that it does for you. And if wearing a minimizer bra or a moulded t-shirt shirt bra makes you feel more confident, go for it!

Related: Is A Minimizer Bra Right For You? 6 Questions To Ask First

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Whether you’re shopping for new everyday bras or lingerie for a special occasion, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit well and feel good, especially when you’re doing it on your own. If you’ve ever felt unsure about your bra size or you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.

Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.

If you’ve struggled with finding bras in the right size, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.

Happy bra shopping!

Featured image lingerie:
Enora Minimizer Bra P5272 in Whisper Blue
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Katie Donnelly

Katie Donnelly is a full-time freelance writer, content manager, and founder of Katie Rose Creative. An experienced bra fitter, Katie has helped hundreds of people shop for lingerie. Her favorite bra is the Sandrine Plunge Longline Bra.

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