13 Secrets to Make Small Breasts Look Bigger

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We’ve all been there: you’re getting ready for a night out on the town and you want to feel HOT. Your makeup is looking fierce and your outfit makes you look like a Kardashian…well…almost. You’ve got the booty and the confidence to match, but your chest is looking a little too small in your low-cut top.

In a frenzy, you scramble around your apartment trying to find the perfect solution for your too-small ta-tas, but you have no idea what to do. Do you stuff your bra like it’s your middle school winter dance? Do you change your shirt and ruin the perfect outfit just because your boobs don’t look their best?

How to Make Small Breast Look Bigger

We've compiled a list of tips for how to make small breast look bigger. Whether you want to seriously defy gravity, or just want a little boost, we've got you covered. Making your boobs look bigger is easier than you might think. All these tips are completely safe and require no surgeries, “magic” pills, or creams!

​1. Get a Well Fitted Bra

Millions of women across the United States shop for a new bra every single day. Yet, many leave the store with a bra that is totally NOT their size. This is because sizing is not always an exact science. Bra sizes differ from store to store, some retailers don't take proper measurements, and sometimes the store might not even have your correct size.

A well-fitting bra will make your chest look bigger because your boobs actually have the support they need. It also prevents back and shoulder pain. This means that, not only will your girls be happy, the rest of your body will be too.

Your cups should be smooth, your band shouldn't ride up, and there should not be any uncomfortable pinching or digging in.

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​2. Try Cleavage Enhancing Bras

Not all bras are created equal. There are so many different types and styles that it can be hard to know which kind will look best on your body. It can be overwhelming to browse the lingerie section in search of a perfect bra that make breasts look bigger. Check out these types of bras which generally flatter most body types.

  • Push-Up BrasThese are generally the most popular and most effective way to make your boobs look bigger. Not only do they provide support, they provide padding in the cup that pushes your breasts up and together. There are also some push-up bras which make your boobs do the impossible - grow 2 cup sizes instantly!
  • Plunge Bras: These bras are similar to push up bras, as they typically have a bit of padding. The plunge bra is lower cut than a typical bra, and it gently pushes your boobs together, giving the appearance of more cleavage.
  • Sticky Bras: Similar to a plunge bra, sticky bras can also push boobs inward when you properly apply it to your chest. Wear an adhesive bra with padding built in to give your chest an extra bump.

3. Wear 2 Bras

The old saying “Two is Better Than One” rings true when trying to create cleavage. If your breasts are still not looking big enough from one bra, put another bra on top of your first bra. The first bra will shape the breasts and the second bra will give you double the amount of cleavage. ​Make sure both bras have molded cups and padding​​​ to give you the biggest cleavage possible. Sure, this might feel weird at first, but it's effective!

​4. Turn Your Bras into Racerbacks

Once you have your bra(s) on, you might still feel like your cleavage needs a boost. To give your boobs the extra “va-va-voom,” try crossing the straps in the back to turn the bra(s) into racerbacks. This can be done if the straps are convertible or by using a safety pin to fasten them together. You can also use a bra clip to easily hold your straps together.

The racerback helps move your boobs up and together, creating well defined cleavage that will leave you in awe. The best part is, this hack is essentially free and takes approximately 1 minute.

​5. Try Bra Inserts

The idea of stuffing your bra might give you flashbacks of trying to impress your crush in 7th grade with a toilet-paper-stuffed bra. We've got good news though. The bra insert industry has evolved greatly since those dark days!

​There are so many inserts specifically made to enhance your cleavage that it's nearly impossible not to find one you like. They come in a variety ​of different materials like gel, silicone, and fabric. You're bound to find one that suits you best. They're super easy to use too. Just slip an insert into your bra and *boom* instant cleavage!

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​6. Contour Your Cleavage

To really bring your cleavage over the edge, give contouring a try. You might contour your face to give yourself chiseled cheek bones, so try doing the same for your chest! It's surprisingly easy to give the illusion of a larger chest with makeup. This is the perfect hack if you aren't looking to spend a ton of money.

The best way to contour your boobs is to create shadows by using a two-shade-darker foundation to outline the breasts and collarbones. Then, highlight the tops of your breasts with a light contour cream and blend it all out. Once everything is blended, set the makeup with some setting powder. Go back in to contour again using powder products instead of cream products.

​7. Perfect Your Posture

Growing up, your mom probably constantly nagged you to stand up straight. At the time, it seemed unnecessary. Standing up straight and having good posture actually helps make your chest look larger!

Standing with your spine elongated forces your chest out a little bit, making your breasts more noticeable and appear larger and perkier. Plus, as an added bonus, improved posture helps prevent back pain, joint pain, and muscle strain.

​8. Dress to Flatter

​Most people don’t realize the clothing they wear can directly impact how visible their chest is. To make small breasts look larger, try wearing tight fitting clothing. Wearing tight clothes helps to accentuate the chest, which makes your boobs stand out in your clothing.

You can also try drawing attention to your chest with long necklaces and shirts with a graphic or logo over the chest. These draw attention to your breasts and make them a focal point of your outfit, making them appear larger than they actually are.

​RelatedDo cute bralettes provide any padding to give your boobs a boost?

It's typically said to avoid horizontal stripes because they make you look bigger. But, to make your boobs look bigger, it's best to wear them. Horizontal stripes create the illusion of a larger chest by making the chest seem wider, which then makes the breasts appear bigger.

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​9. Accessorize

Accessorizing your outfit with the right necklaces can help give the appearance of bigger assets. Pair a low-cut top with a long chained necklace to highlight your chest. If you prefer to wear tops that provide more coverage, try adding a shorter statement necklace that sits right above your boobs​.

​10. Make Your Waist Look Smaller

Rather than focusing on how to make your assets larger, turn your attention to your waist! By making your waist appear smaller, your boobs can naturally look bigger.

Add an extra set of core exercises to your workout routine to tone and sculpt your waist. If you're looking for an instant fix (since abs are not formed overnight), you can wear shapewear or special girdles meant to reduce your waist size​.

​11. Do the Right Workouts

​Wait, you can workout and give your boobs a boost? Well, sort of. Working out with your upper pecs will help to build up your surrounding chest muscles, making it look like your boobs are larger. Pushups and certain chest press variations with kettlebells target the upper pecs, so give those a try!​

Be careful when doing these exercises though. You don't want to end up focusing on your lower pecs. This will end up making your chest look smaller!

​12. Eat Right

​Wouldn't it be nice if that ice cream you had as a midnight snack went right to your boobs rather than your hips? While that ever-so-satisfying dessert might not be your answer to a bustier chest, a healthy diet might be! Look for foods rich in protein and estrogen, such as chicken, eggs, or super foods like blueberries to naturally enhance your chest.

​13. Be Confident

​Regardless of the size of your breasts, the most important thing you need to pull off any outfit is confidence. Even if you don’t follow any of the above tips, you can still look flawless in any outfit you choose just by wearing it with confidence. You don’t need hacks to make your breasts look bigger if you don’t want them to. Don’t let society tell you your boobs need to be a certain size to look good in clothing.

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​Bonus: Bras to Avoid

If your goal is to wear bras that make your breasts look bigger, you’re going to want to avoid certain bras.

  • Unlined bras and minimizer bras: These don’t provide the necessary padding to give you a cleavage boost. In fact, they make your breasts appear smaller than they actually are. These bras lie flat against the breast, providing support, not volume.
  • Sports bras: These offer support. However, they are specially made to compress the chest and hold your breasts down. It's best to steer away from sports bras if you want to enhance your cleavage. If you want to do a bunch of burpees though, the sports bra is your best bet!

​Conclusion

There you have it - several ways to make your small boobs look bigger! These tricks are supposed to be fun ways to make your boobs look bigger, not tips to torture your breasts. The look of a larger bust isn't worth any amount of pain.

Remember, your body is beautiful just the way it is. If you ever feel like you need a little boost, try out a few of these tips. Now get out there and show off your cleavage for the world (or maybe just social media) to see!

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