For me, my teeny “A” cup has been the bane of my existence. However, I have learned great fashion tricks to looking fabulous in clothes. Some of my best “supporters” are Victoria’s Secret and Fredericks of Hollywood. Using their bras and/or my external silicone enhancers, I can adjust my breast size to make a subtle difference. It is essential that I wear the proper bra, or my breasts virtually disappear in clothes. I have discovered that certain undergarments make all the difference in making the most of my small chest. Molded cups work best for creating a more flattering and smooth shape under T-shirts and also under silky, or clingy fabrics. Push-up water bras are great for added curves and are soft, with some give, and are best for close contact (such as dancing). An advantage to being smaller is that I don’t have the same limitations as my larger girlfriends. For instance, I can wear low-cut blouses and even snug clothing without the risk of “distracting” anyone.
I must say that I love my body with the exception of said bosom, or lack thereof. Here I am in my mid-thirties and still look young for my age. Sadly, without a bra, I can pass for a teenager. If I could change one thing about myself, it would be to upgrade to a “B” cup (sans surgery). In middle school, I padded my bras with folded hose (knee-highs) and struggled with symmetry when some outfits required more or less padding. During high school in the 1980’s, I was big into layered clothing and often paired a lightweight blazer with my Jordache jeans. Even still, I had the occasional nightmare where I showed up at school without any padding and all the cute guys were laughing at me. As a teen, I could never have survived today’s camisoles and spaghetti strap tops with so much baring of the torso.
My advice to other small timers would be to embrace what you have, and be confident with your body. Gwen Stefani is a wonderful example of someone who is sexy, who just happens to be small chested. In today’s society, there is so much attention drawn to breasts that we, as women, have to be okay with ourselves and know that being sexy comes from exuding confidence. We have to teach our daughters that they are beautiful in their natural state and lead by example. Wish me luck!