Smaller women may need less support, but they still need the support of petite bras specifically designed for the smaller figure. Petite bras have smaller band sizes but they don’t always have smaller cups. In fact, often petite bras work best when they have defined cups, because the structured cup helps accent the body’s silhouette underneath a woman’s favorite tops and dresses.
There are a few things to remember when shopping for petite bras. They should have smaller band sizes for narrow women. They will have graduated cup sizes that are carefully-engineered to accommodate smaller busts. Some petite bras may even have padded cups or may be engineered for push-up. Petite bras are available in many great styles, including:
Wacoal Petite Bras
The Wacoal Petites Seamless Push Up with Stretch Lace Bra is beautifully designed. Wacoal is committed to making the finest petite bras to add to their already hot collection. This one from Wacoal features medium padded and lined cups for a flattering push-up effect, seamless cups for a smooth look and feminine stretch lace trim. Also in this Wacoal collection is the Seamless Mesh Contour Bra which offers a supremely smooth look via padded, seamless contoured cups and microfiber fabrication.
The Padded T-Back Bra is a wonderful option because it has a t-back design that wears well under racer back tops and a lightly padded cup construction for a smooth look. The cups on this Wacoal bra are lined in cotton and have removable cookies so petite women can choose how much padding they want in their petite bras. Wacoal's petite bras also include the Seamless Contour with Appliqued Lace Bra, and the Lace Front Contour Bra, which lends a beautifully-contoured shape and even gives petite-figured women a boost of cleavage.
Playtex Petite Bras
Playtex is another lingerie company committed to making the finest petite bras possible. The Seamless Jacquard Soft Cup Bra is lightly padded with lined cups for comfortable contouring and the subtle lace trim makes these petite bras a sure pleaser. The Thank Goodness It Fits line from Playtex encompasses many bras they’ve developed to help women who need petite bras and especially women who are looking for one in half cup sizes. They offer more fit options with the same comfort, smooth silhouettes and feminine detailing as their regular collection, but in a petite bra.
Olga Petite Bras
Olga has a fine line of petite bras as well. One of the best is the Olga Ultra Light Gel Push-Up Bra, which offers seamless molded cups and cleavage-enhancing inner gel bumps. These petite bras have lightly padded straps with lace trim and a sleek design with a low-cut v-neck center. The Olga Gentle Lift Strapless Underwire Bra with Bump Pad is a strapless petite bra option for women needing petite bras to support them underneath their strapless tops.