The Little Bra Company Yvonne bra for a small bust
Credit: John Lawton

Make sure the band is snug around the rib cage by selecting a brand that specializes in petite-friendly sizes (28, 30, and 32). Select a padded demi or push-up bra to enhance your cleavage.

To try: A petite frame needs scaled-down cups, plus scaled-down band sizing, like this lacy style that starts at a band width of 28. Another perk: a natural-looking (not nature-defying) boost, courtesy of push-up pads. In sizes 28A to 36B. Also in mocha.

To buy: The Little Bra Company Yvonne bra, $56,