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Nothing gets under our skin quite like body shaming. Why on earth is it that some people take pleasure in putting down other people for their size and shape? It’s pointless, it’s hurtful and it makes no sense!
When we think about body shaming, it’s easy to assume that it’s usually “skinny” girls shaming curvy girls that wear bigger sizes. But the fact is that body shaming works both ways. There are plenty of petite women who are on the receiving end of this nasty behavior – and flat-chested women know this all too well.
If you’ve ever been told you had the body of a little boy or needed a push-up bra for your itty bitty titties, keep reading.
Today we’re talking about Pepper bras, the bra brand made specifically for women with small boobs.
What Are Pepper Bras?
Pepper is a body positivity bra company founded in 2017 by Jaclyn Fu and Lia Winograd. These two friends created a Kickstarter campaign with a goal of $10,000 and impressed the lingerie market when they reached that goal in a mere ten hours.
Why so much interest in Pepper bras?
Because women with smaller chests know that when you have small breasts, it’s nearly impossible to find a bra that fits the way it should.
Just like how some lingerie brands cater to curvy women or plus-size bodies (cringe…we hate that phrase!), Pepper bras are designed specifically to fit women who wear AA cup, A cup, and B cup bras. This focus on the smaller bust has made Pepper bras a favorite amongst small-chested women.
That’s because many women have a hard time finding small-sized bras. And even when they do, they usually have to suffer with cup gaps and sagging straps on their small upper body.
Most Pepper bras retail for $50 and $55, which is right in line with what you might expect to pay for a decent bra from Victoria’s Secret and similar bra brands. But unlike some of the bigger and more popular bra brands, Pepper manufactures all of its products with sustainable, ethical practices in mind.
Not only do they not use harsh chemicals, but they also use less water in the production process, both of which help the brand keep its carbon footprint to a minimum. Plus, at their factory in Colombia, 85% of their employees are women. We love that!
What Makes Pepper Bras Different?
Pepper isn’t like other bra brands. The fact that they cater to women with small boobs really helps them to stand out from other intimates’ manufacturers and lingerie brands.
Pepper bras are different because their bras fit differently than other brands. Their bras come in band sizes ranging from 30 to 40 and cup sizes from AA to B. They also make styles in hard-to-find sizes, such as 40A and 38AA.
The average bra size in the U.S. is 34DD. Yes, you read that right.
With so many large-breasted women out there shopping for bras, it’s no surprise that most bras are designed to provide lift and support for larger boobs. On top of that, many bras that do come in with a small band and small cup sizes are push-up bras that include pads, assuming that every small-chested woman wishes she had bigger boobs.
And that’s just not the case.
There are plenty of small-chested women in the world, plenty of proud members of the itty bitty titty committee who aren’t looking to change their silhouette or fool anyone by wearing a giant padded bra or stuffing cutlets into their cups. Some women have learned to embrace their tiny ta-tas, and that’s who Pepper bras are made for.
Do Small-Chested Women Really Need to Wear a Bra?
Some women with small boobs think that since they don’t have much to lift or support, they don’t need a bra at all.
Ladies, that is not true.
There’s a little something called gravity that, over time, can wreak havoc on your breasts, no matter how small they may be. Bigger boobs weigh more, so they pull more on the connective tissue in the chest and have a tendency to sag faster. But small boobies are not gravity-defying. No matter what your chest size is, women of all body types can benefit from wearing a bra.
And that’s not the only reason to wear a bra …
The right bra, in the perfect size and fit, can make you feel super sexy! When a bra fits as it should, it can provide just enough lift and support to enhance your natural bosom without altering its size and shape.
The Best Pepper Bras
Ladies, if you’re a C cup or bigger, you will NOT find a Pepper bra to fit your ta-tas. These are made strictly with small-chested women in mind.
If you’re looking for super sexy lace designs, pretty patterns, and a wide array of colors, you won’t find those at Pepper either – at least not yet. We really want to rally around this brand, but their selection is a bit lacking, with a total of just five different styles available for purchase on their website right now.
Here are the highlights of each of those five styles to help you decide which Pepper Bra is right for you.
The Mesh All You Bra is one of Pepper’s best sellers. It’s an underwire bra made with curved wires that don’t hurt or pinch, super soft mesh that helps to lift your breasts, and shallow cups that don’t gap or stick out.
The cups of this bra are lightly lined but not padded, making it the perfect choice for the woman who’s proud of her small boobs and confident in her own skin.
Love a coordinated set? A matching bikini panty is available in select colors for just $16.
Prefer wireless bras over ones with hard underwires? The Limitless Wirefree Scoop Bra is one of Pepper’s best-selling styles.
The Limitless bra is made from super soft fabric and offers moderate coverage with a sheer mesh accent and removable pads in case you do want to add a bit more definition to your bust. The elastic band in the back is made so that it doesn’t ride up, so it’s the kind of bra you can wear with leggings or yoga pants to go to the gym, dance studio, or yoga studio.
This wire-free bra comes in sizes XXS to XL, so be sure to check out Pepper’s size chart in order to determine your size.
The Classic All You Bra fits just like the Mesh All You Bra, just without some of the skin-baring mesh details. It’s ultra-comfy, soft, and stretchy – perfect for layering beneath any outfit.
Of all of Pepper’s bra styles, the Everyday Lace Bralette is one of the prettiest, made from soft lace with a triple-layered lining for total comfort (and nip coverage).
This bralette is unpadded and features a comfortable triangle silhouette with adjustable straps, a V-neckline, and a smooth elastic band that won’t ride up your back.
Like the All You bras, the Laidback Lace Bra features Pepper’s signature fit, with textured lace accents that make it ultra-feminine. It boasts Pepper’s Authentic Lift construction in a soft and comfortable design that’s perfect for wearing under a cozy sweater or beneath a sexy dress.
This bra is available in limited colors that make it easy to mix and match with any of your favorite panties or thongs.
Are Pepper Bras Any Good?
Whether you’re an A cup or a DD, by all means, if going bra-free is what you prefer, do it! We are not here to judge. It’s 2021, people, so we fully support (pun intended) your choice to wear any bra you like or no bra at all!
But if you do want a new bra to fit your AA, A, or B cup chest, Pepper bras are worth checking out. You won’t find a ton of variety of styles to choose from on their website, but you will find an affordable, comfortable, and easy-to-shop selection of bras made to fit your frame and flatter your figure in a way that other bras do not.
Ready to shop? Visit wearpepper.com now!
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- Mesh All You Bra
- Limitless Wirefree Scoop Bra
- Classic All You Bra
- Everyday Lace Bralette
- Laidback Lace Bra