The Little Bra Company® bras are different because we design our bras especially for petite and smaller-framed women. Our scale is based on a petite body type, so our proportion is based on a smaller figure.
Just like petite-sized clothing fit a petite woman better because shoulders, waists, and inseams are
proportionately slimmer, narrower and shorter, TLBC’s bras fit similarly. ALL details are scaled down to
better fit and flatter your petite frame.
WHO WEARS THE LITTLE BRA COMPANY?
The petite customer in the intimate apparel world is not necessarily just 5,4" and under. We have taller customers who happen to have a smaller rib cage and/or bust frame who fit our smaller bras as well. Our scale is based on a petite body type, so our proportion is based on a smaller figure, but as you can see, there is more than just one kind of petite woman.
Put THE LITTLE BRA® on. Lean over to allow your breasts to fall naturally into the bra cups.
While leaning over, take your left hand to hold the bra, where the back wing meets the underwire. Now, use your right hand to scoop your "little goods" to the center of THE LITTLE BRA®. Repeat step with the right cup.
Adjust shoulder straps - tight enough to keep your breasts in place and supported, but not so tight that there is pressure on your shoulders. You should be able to put two fingers underneath the strap.
You've got clevage! Wear your favorite fashions with a bra from THE LITTLE BRA COMPANY®.
Are you Wide-Set or Closer-Set?
Not all bra sizes are made equal! You may be a true 34A but that doesn’t mean every 34A bra will fit perfectly. Bra Fitting is an art and in addition to sizes, there are different breast shapes that can affect the way different bra styles look on you. At The Little Bra Company®, we categorize our bras into two different styles: wider-set and closer-set. If your breast are closer together and less than three fingers apart, you would be considered closer-set in our bras. If your breast gravitate closer to your sides and three fingers or more separates them from each other, you would look best in our wider-set styles. Please read below to see which bras we recommend for a better fit.
Recommended for 'Closer-Set Breasts' for the following products:
Recommended for 'Wider-Set Breasts' for the following products:
How does The Little Bra Company® fit compared to other brands?
The Little Bra Company® bras are especially made to fit the petite bust and figure, so the bras and panties tend to fit smaller than other generic bra brands. Please see our "Fit Calculator" for more information about the TLBC fit.
I used the Fit Calculator but I am still unsure of what size I should purchase. What should I do?
We understand bra fitting, especially virtually, can be a little frustrating! Therefore, we advise trying us on in the size recommended when using our fit calculator. However, if you are able to do so, we suggest also purchasing your sister size (see sizing tips) in order to give you some options when trying our bras for the first time. Then, keep what works and return the rest within our return/exchange policy. That way, you won't have to pay an additional flat-rate shipping fee for us to ship you an exchange.
What if I need more help finding my perfect fit?
We would be more than happy to offer a fit consultation over the phone or through email. You may give us a call at 310.254.8542 or send us an email at email@example.com.
What should I do if I have one breast that is larger than the other?
It's normal to have one breast larger than the other! This is why we offer several styles with removable padding. You can create symmetry by removing the additional padding in the cup for the larger breast, and tightening the straps on the side with the smaller breast.
How should a bra fit?
The band should fit snug on the last (loosest) hook-and-eye. If you can't feel the bra on you, the bra is likely too big. The bra should feel like an embrace around your body. The bra band should be parallel to your waistline. If it is riding up, you probably need to go down a band size and make sure you adjust the straps.
My bra straps always fall down. Please help!
Don't worry, we have you covered! Since our bras are designed and cut to fit petite frames, this also includes the length of our bra straps.
How do I stop the bra from riding up?
There are many reasons why a bra will ride up but the most common is that the band is too large. Try purchasing a bra in a smaller band size. Also, most of our bras have additional side support to help keep the bra stay in place all day.
I currently wear an AA-cup, which bra would fit me best?
Though we do not carry AA-cups, many find that our A-cups work well for them since TLBC bras are cut on a petite scale. You may wish to try the Angela and Lucia.
What does close-set and wide-set mean?
At The Little Bra Company®, we categorize our bras into two different styles: wider-set and closer-set. If your breasts are closer together and less than three fingers apart, you would be considered closer-set in our bras. If your breasts gravitate closer to your sides and three fingers or more separate them from each other, you would look best in our wider-set styles.
I purchased a bra that has a comfortable fitting band but the cups are too small. What size should I exchange it for?
We suggest keeping the same band size but going up in the cup. For example, if you purchased a 34A try a 34B instead.
I purchased a bra that has too small of a band but the cups fit perfectly. What size should I exchange it for?
We suggest going down in the cup size and going up in the band. For example, if you purchased a 30B try a 32A instead.
Why is my bra gapping?
A1: You are wearing the wrong bra style. For example, if you are wide-set (you have more breast tissue near your underarms), you should stick to a wider-set bra. A closer-set may be too narrow for your body type, and therefore, the cups are not supporting you in the right place. To find out if you are wide-set or close-set, please see the instructions above. A2: You are wearing the wrong cup size. The cup you are wearing may be too big. Therefore, go down a cup size. A3: Make the most of what you've got and "Do the Scoop"! Scoop all of your breast tissue from under your arms and forward to fill out the bra cup. Adjust the bra straps to keep the breast tissue in place.
Do you have a bra without underwire?
Yes! Please try our Elizabeth bra that comes in four wonderful colors: black, ivory, cassis, and petal. We also added other wireless options, you can view here.
What is a padding scale and how does it work?
The Little Bra Company® uses a padding scale of 0 to 5 to inform the customer how much padding is in a TLBC bra. Five (5) is the most padded giving maximum push-up. Zero (0) is unlined with no padding. Please see the chart below for more padding level descriptions. Each level of padding gives you a graduated lift providing the perfect natural contour.
How do TLBC panties fit?
Our panties are also cut on a more petite proportion, similar to our bras, so you will find that they fit smaller than other brands in the same size. Therefore, we recommend sizing up from a generic brand size.