The bummer about bra shopping is you NEED to try them on. So if you’re a difficult size that isn’t carried by a lot of stores or brands, discovering the proper size and fit becomes much harder. I’ve been wearing size 32 bands for quite a while, even though I’ve always suspected I am a size 30. But the size 30 band bras are so hard to find, I could never find one to try on.
I am in the market for some new underpinnings, so I did some online searching and figured I’d give nordstrom.com a try, since they usually carry a wide array of sizes, and there was a chance I could actually try them on in store. Sure enough, there were some size 30 bands, and a quick check on the “pick up in store” feature showed they were available in my local Nordstrom store. Off I went to Nordies…
I tried these Calvin Klein bras in size 30 band (these go down to a size 30C), and went home with them in 3 colors! Yay!
So, now that I know I should be wearing size 30 band bras…I began looking for “cute” bra styles (not those training bra looking ones…yuck!) online to see what else was out there. I found some great online stores that carry what appear to be cute tiny band bras.
Carries bras as small as size 30AA. Not that big of a selection, but if you live near a Nordstrom store, there is a good chance you can find them in store to try on. That’s a big plus! Nordstrom will also ship to your home for free if you inquire about a size in store. Standard shipping in the US is $8. They also ship to Canada. Free in store returns, or $6 by mail with pre-paid shipping label.
By far the largest online selection I’ve found so far. Carries as small as a size 28AA with lots of cute options for every size. Standard shipping is $4.95 in the US. They ship internationally through their UK website. 20 day return policy, no returns on sale items.
Carries bras as small as size 28DD, and many different popular brands. Lots of cute styles for smaller sizes. Standard shipping in the US is $5, and for a limited time, they have free standard shipping on orders of $100 or more. They also ship to Canada.
Carries bras as small as size 30AA. A few different brands I’ve never seen or heard of before. Standard shipping to US, Canada and Mexico is $4.99. They ship internationally. 15 day return policy.
The Little Bra Company:
Carries petite bras as small as a size 28A (new styles only), with most starting at size 32A. The website claims the bras are designed for a petite frame, so if you usually wear a size 30 band bra, you should fit their size 32 band bras. Very cute styles. Free shipping on orders of $100 or more. $5 standard shipping on orders under $100 in the US. They ship to Canada. 30 day return policy, no returns on clearance items.
Specializing in small cup sizes, this site carries a few 30 band bras, down to a size 30AA, but mostly non-padded ones. Standard shipping to the US is $6.75. They ship internationally. 21 day return policy, no returns on sale items.
Carries bras as small as size 28B, but most small sizes are icky sports bra looking things. Not very enticing. Free standard shipping on orders over $70, under $70 is $5 in the US. They ship internationally. 30 day return policy, 15 days for bridal.
Itsy Bitsy Bra Bar:
Carries bras as small as size 28A. Small selection so far, but some good, cute options. They ship internationally, and shipping is calculated at checkout by UPS rates. 7 day return policy.
Any other good small bra band resources out there?