How to make my boobs look smaller w/o surgery?

This really bugs me. I had a growth spurt when I was twenty and my boobs just exploded (went up two sizes). Last time that I was measured, I was a 34DDD/E/F. I lost maybe 10lbs since then and I'm positive that I'm now a 32DDD/E/F.

They look so big since my waist is small and nothing really looks good on me. I cannot wear high-neck or polo shirts since that makes my boobs look like Godzilla. I usually stick to v-neck, even though it may (who am I kidding?) draw attention to my breasts, but everything else just makes them look larger!

Luckily, I don't notice when people are looking unless I'm speaking to them face-to-face; but my was complaining once at the supermarket that my breasts bounce too much when I'm walking. It's not the bra size since I was measured correctly at Nordstrom and the bra fit snuggly. And baggy clothes are a no-no since I have an hourglass figure and they make me look overweight--especially since my hips are very wide.

Do those minimizing bras really work? I wish I was a D What happens when I ever get pregnant?!

And sometimes it feels like they're growing a bit. Is there something that I can do to discourage growth?
Are you on birth control? Have you gained weight? Both things can make your breast size increase.

I'm quite large chested. I'm 5'2, I weigh between 125 and 130, and I wear a 34DD.

There's not much that you can do but just OWN IT. Be proud of the girls!

Look, boobs take some getting used to, especially when they happen suddenly. I know the feeling of being uncomfortable, or like they're always on display, but eventually you get used to it.

Over the years of having my boobs being the topic of conversation, gawked at, hearing the 'put those things away' comments, I've just given into it.

Yup, they're huge, unfortunately they sag a little, but what do ya want? They're huge. Yup, they're on display, they stand out, I have cleavage - I have big boobs and I'm not going to cover everything all up to hide them. Sure there are some tops I can't wear, and I have to dress my body type bc they can easily make me look 'fat' in the wrong outfit, but I'm glad to have them. There are plenty of women who have no boobs and are uncomfortable with that, I've learned to be thankful for these!


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Oh, btw, yes, minimizing bras work, but the really smush your boobs. Go to a specialty bra store. We have ones around here called 'Lady Grace.' You're not going to get a good fitting bra at Target or TJ Maxx.

Champion bras are good and comfortable. If you're really set on a minimizer, try the one by Lillyette.


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I think the minimizers really do work. I mostly wear them when I'm wearing button down shirts though. I also have the Lilyette strapless minimizer too when I want to wear strapless stuff. It's really good. But minimizers are not good for everyday shape & contour, IMO.

Take time to find a good bra that really supports and lift. Lifting the girls up off the ribcage helps create more space between your breasts and torso creating a leaner look. Forget about them bouncing around..that's what they do. But if you feel like you need more support then you probably do.

Fashion wise: wearing darker colors, stick to solids shirts that are sort of loose fitting, not tucking in your shirts, and v or scoop necks can help draw attention away I think.
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Last edited by afrosheenqueen; 07-11-2011 at 08:57 AM.
I hate minimizing bras. The way they work is to shove everything into your armpits. Hate it. Hate.IT.

Finding well-fitting bras is key. You could spend all your time looking for the right clothes, but if the bra is wrong, everything will look wrong. And busty women really can't go without underwire. The underwire thingy should lie completely AGAINST the skin between the breasts. That's super important for good support. If the center bows out, the bra doesn't fit you. Keep looking for another style/size. If you wear full-coverage well-fitted bras, you won't bounce too much for everyday activities. Forget about wearing demi cup bras (outside of clubbing or the bedroom anyway).

V-necks seem to be the best neckline style for large breasted body types. I stay away from crew necks or jewel necks, because they just make me look like I have a huge shelf. I stay with either v-necks, open-collared buttondown shirts (which basically have a V shape when open) or turtlenecks in the winter. Always fitted...baggy stuff just makes busty women look fat. Wrap styles work really well.
I second what RCW said: find well-fitting bras and shirts/dresses, and make sure that necklines aren't too high.

IMO reduction surgery is for when the breasts are causing back pain or when you feel as if they're not really part of your body.

Last edited by Eilonwy; 07-10-2011 at 03:27 PM.
Good advice everyone. What are your favorite brands? The best that I have is Chantelle which is super comfortable and feels amazing.They're kinda expensive for a student salary...
I agree that a properly fitting bra is the key. Make sure that your neck and collarbone show. Other advice has been great.

Minimizers never worked for me. 36H bras didn't work for me so all the squishing in the world wouldn't work.

Funny that you're wearing the size I was reduced to. After my breast reduction, I was fitted at a speciality store with a Wacoal 34DD. I've lost about 30 pounds since then and have found that some 32DDD bras fit a better than the 34DD in one style while the 34DD does okay in one. So that said, you might want to be fitted and see what sizes you likely are. I don't think most people realize that a DD is really not that big.
The bras I wear are called 'Whimsy'. I don't know amy different brand or style so try googling it.

They fit very well, I don't have to move or adjust myself constantly I'm them. They're comfortable and supportive, and best of all, PRETTY! Which is almost unheard of in larger sizes. They don't squish or shrink your size, but they're supportive.


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My boobs only look huge when I wear an ill-fitting bra. I'm a 28 F but can smush myself into a 32 DD - Only then do they look big in clothes cause they're poppin up all over the place.

You'd never be able to tell that I had much going on up there unless I was naked because I wear a properly fitted bra so I second that advice.

Maybe see if any of the malls have a sylist that can take you around and show you what kind of clothing is the most flattering for your new figure?
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I never managed.

Finally resorted to a reduction. Wish I'd done it years earlier.
I'm a 30G, clothes size 2-4 so I understand.

I...
- wear layers. The cardigan is my friend (which I sometimes belt)
- wear lots of camis to minimize cleavage
- no turtlenecks, or high necklines
- wrap dresses
- sometimes go one size larger on a fitted shirt
- check out the british version of the what not to wear book
- Dark clothes at the stop, lighter on the bottom (Black shirt and grey slacks)
- no shoulder pad (they add weight to your upper half)
- no puffy/ruffle sleeves (they add weight to your uppper half)
- wide leg pants (they add weight/width to your lower half for balance)
- buy tops with darts
- structured jakets
- empire waist are too tricky, especially in a dress
- Im very picky about ruffles on my shirt
- no high waisted pants/skirts
- Avoid skinny jeans (a rule I dont always follow, but mostly in winter with boots). I try to stick to bootcut
- no boxy tops/dresses
- A-line skirts (although i really only love pencil skirts)

GOOD BRA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's always #1!!!!!!!
I'm a 30G, clothes size 2-4 so I understand.

I...
- wear layers. The cardigan is my friend (which I sometimes belt)
- wear lots of camis to minimize cleavage
- no turtlenecks, or high necklines
- wrap dresses
- sometimes go one size larger on a fitted shirt
- check out the british version of the what not to wear book
- Dark clothes at the stop, lighter on the bottom (Black shirt and grey slacks)
- no shoulder pad (they add weight to your upper half)
- no puffy/ruffle sleeves (they add weight to your uppper half)
- wide leg pants (they add weight/width to your lower half for balance)
- buy tops with darts
- structured jakets
- empire waist are too tricky, especially in a dress
- Im very picky about ruffles on my shirt
- no high waisted pants/skirts
- Avoid skinny jeans (a rule I dont always follow, but mostly in winter with boots). I try to stick to bootcut
- no boxy tops/dresses
- A-line skirts (although i really only love pencil skirts)

GOOD BRA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's always #1!!!!!!!
Originally Posted by scrills
These are all very good suggestions. I agree, they're all 'rules' that I use when I dress.

I love cotton cami's that have built in shelf bras. It's a little extra support. I still wear a bra w it when I go out. But I layer them under almost everything I wear.

Usually it's best to wear shirts that are fitted in the stomach area. Even though mine is not as flat as id like, if I wear them too big, it gives a tent-like effect and looks huge.


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I love cotton cami's that have built in shelf bras. It's a little extra support. I still wear a bra w it when I go out. But I layer them under almost everything I wear.
Originally Posted by scrills


There's never enough room in those for my girls. They make me topple out of the top, or, worse, they ride up and then I have an elastic line across my nipple line. I generally snip the shelf bras out of camis, or look for ones without.
Yeah, those self-bras are the worst. Hate them. too small
I don't like shelf bras because I they have to be tight to stay put, then the elastic wears out quickly.

My trick is I keep my tops simple. I very rarely wear bold colors or patterns on top. My favorite outfits are usually a neutral top with a colorful skirt.

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