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Best Bralettes For Small Boobs, According To The Small-Chested Ladies Who Love Them

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We'll be the first to admit that small-chested ladies were dealt a pretty good hand when it comes to bra options. There are unique concerns associated with having less material up there, of course. But when boob support can take a backseat to style and personal preference, the lingerie floodgates open.

In recent years, we've seen the rise of the bralette, the ultimate fashion-meets-function solution for women with A and B cups. It has minimal support, optimal comfort, and a sleek look. And everyone has an opinion on them.

Think of bralettes as the grown-up versions of training bras. They also serve as an opportunity to experiment with lace, cutouts, and other cheeky details we may be a little hesitant to incorporate into our undergarment lineup. Most importantly, though, they're darn comfortable: lightweight, with a little bit of stretch that allows the bra to fit perfectly with the contours of our body, all the while keeping our modest cups in line.

There are many factors that come into play when picking the perfect bralette. But once you find your match, it's forever, baby. So we called to our in-house experts to share their favorites — and found that the small-chested ladies of R29 have a lot of feelings about bralettes.

Aerie Lace Long Line Bralette
"I am so excited to write about this bra that I can barely type. I bought it after reading the reviews about a year ago, and have since purchased it in three more colors. It's flattering, forgiving in the torso (so you don't get that weird too-tight bra look under your arms or chest), sexy as hell, and legitimately supportive. And it's cheap! I want to scream about it from the rooftops. I'll probably be wearing it on my deathbed." — Julie Bogen, Associate Social Media Editor

A special shout-out goes to another Aerie style — the standard lace bralette. Features writer Vanessa Golembewski and this small-chested author rely on its soft stretch lace, comfortable straps, and wide color offerings to get us through various dressing conundrums.
Illustrated by Mary Galloway.
Hanky Panky Signature Lace Bralette
"I own this in a few colors. They're the perfect bralette to wear with anything that has a neckline that dips, or larger arm holes. I prefer to wear bralettes that have an added band of material beneath the cups. They make me feel like I have an extra level of support. I won't constantly be pulling up a thin strap in the back, and it makes it feel like a more concrete clothing item, not just an undergarment." — Ray Lowe, Shopping Production Assistant
Free People Galloon Lace Halter Bra
"The problem with bralettes is they so often look like they were made for 11-year-olds. NOT ALL TINY-BOOBED WOMEN ARE 11! Anyway, I love this one so much and never want to wear another bra again. It's beyond comfy, comes in every color, and feels just a little bit grown up." — Amelia Edelman, Content Editor
Victoria's Secret PINK Lace Bralette
"I hate wearing bras, but when I absolutely HAVE to wear one, I throw on this lace bralette from Victoria's Secret. Yes, it's probably meant for teens, but it's super-comfortable and provides enough coverage without adding too much extra fabric or padding." — Erin Cunningham, New York Editor
Talula Lace Bralet
"This perfect lace bralette is my go-to! I have it in a bunch of the colors. It's affordable, super-comfy, and looks great under everything, even if it peeks out a little bit. I also love that you can hook the straps in the back to make it work under racerback tanks. I've even turned a few of my friends on to how amazing it is." — Alyssa Coscarelli, Fashion Market Writer
COS Cotton-Jersey Bra
"Let's give it up for these Swedes for rocking this writer's world with their bralettes. While we may go to this European transplant for elevated, sophisticated basics at a not-quite-investment-but-not-exactly-cheap price point, it's definitely worth our while to explore the intimates section — where nothing rings in at more than $45. The highlight is their selection of bralettes (cotton jersey, embroidered, and lace-lined — take your pick). The same minimalist-inclined care that goes into COS's apparel also filters down to their skivvies. This jersey style is soft like a T-shirt and lightweight enough to fit under all your layers comfortably. A+ from a little more than an A-cup." — Ana Colón, Editorial Assistant, Shopping
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