There’s no easier way to feel feminine than to slip into a beautiful bra.
The problem is that most bras aren’t built with crossdressers and transgender women in mind. That can make it hard to find a bra that looks and fits right.
However, it’s not impossible!
In this post, I share how to solve your 7 biggest bra problems – so you and “your girls” can look your absolute best.
Problem #1: Wrinkled Or Gapping Bra Cups
Bra cups that don’t lay smooth are a common problem. Fortunately, there are two easy fixes:
- Go down a cup size. The main reason for wrinkles is that your breasts don’t fill out the bra cups. Try going down a cup size. For example, from a 38B to a 38A.
- Choose a demi bra instead of a full coverage bra. Full coverage bras often have extra space at the top of the cup. A demi bra that’s cut lower eliminates this problem.
Problem #2: Can’t Find A Bra My Size
If you don’t wear breast forms, it can be tricky to find a bra with a large band and small cups. (Which is what most crossdressers and transgender women need.)
Here are some bra options for those with smaller breasts and broader body proportions:
- Hips & Curves Bralettes – Size L-6X (One cup size fits all)
- Flatter Me Bra – Band sizes 40-46, Cup sizes AA-B
- Leading Lady Scallop Lace Bra – Band sizes 36-48, Cup sizes A-DD
- Prima Donna Couture Bra – Band sizes 38-48, Cup sizes B-H
Problem #3: Back Bulge
Back bulge is another common problem. The causes are back fat and/or an ill-fitting bra.
How can you avoid the dreaded back bulge?
- Wear a larger band size. A band that’s too tight will cause bulging, so go up a size. For example, from a size 42 to a size 44 band.
- Look for a bra with give. Bras that are made with smooth, stretchy fabrics don’t dig in as much as stiffer bras.
- Try a longline bra. Longline bras have a wider band that helps eliminate back bulge.
Problem #4: Wide-set Breasts
Crossdressers and transgender women tend to have wide-set breasts because of their wider rib cages. This makes it harder to 1.) Find a bra that fits properly and 2.) Create the look of cleavage.
Here are four solutions for wide-set breasts:
- Look for pushup pads. A bra with padding on the sides helps push the breasts together.
- Wear a wireless bra. Underwires can be uncomfortable if they’re not properly centered beneath the breasts. In this case, a wireless bra will fit you better.
- Choose a bra with a wide center panel. The wider the center panel (the triangle-shaped area between the bra cups), the better the bra will fit.
- Find a front closure bra. Front closure tend to have wider-set cups due to the center clasp.
Problem #5: Bra Straps Fall Down
Nothing is more annoying than straps that don’t stay put. Here’s how to solve this problem:
- Tighten the bra straps. Bra straps stretch out over time, so they should be tightened every other month or so.
- Look for silicone bra straps. Some bras have a silicone lining on the straps that helps keep them in place. You can also purchase silicone bra strap cushions that can be worn with any bra.
- Try a different bra style. Balconette and plunge bras tend to have wider straps that are prone to falling. Instead, look for a bra with a racerback or crisscross straps.
Problem #6: Breast Forms Don’t Stay In Place
If you wear breast forms, the right bra is critical. Here are five tips to keep in mind:
- Option #1: Pocketed bra. Your best bet is a wear a pocketed bra with built-in pockets to hold the breast forms.
- Option #2: Full coverage bra. Your other option is to wear a full coverage bra. The cups should fully cover the breast forms for a seamless look.
- Make sure the bra band is snug enough. This provides support for the breast forms. To test, put a finger under the band between your breasts. If you can fit two or more fingers, the band is too loose. Tighten it or go down a band size.
- Avoid low cut bras. Low cut bras don’t have enough coverage to support the breast forms.
- Avoid bras that are too small. Bras that are too small can damage your breast forms.
Problem #7: Bra Shows Through Clothing
Just like visible panty lines, a bra that shows through your clothes isn’t chic. (Unless, of course, you purposely want to show it off.)
Here’s how to keep your bra under cover:
- Look for bras with smooth cups and minimal details. Lacy fabrics and trimmings are pretty, but they often show through lightweight fabrics.
- Wear a black or nude bra. The black bra should be worn under dark clothing, while the nude bra works best with light colors. Look for a bra that matches your skin tone. Avoid white bras since these tend to show through clothing.
What are YOUR biggest bra problems?
Hopefully your biggest bra problem now is having too many bras and too little time!
But if you have any bra woes that weren’t covered, share them below so we can help. And if you have any other tips to add to this list, I’d love to hear them!
P.S. What’s the only thing better than a beautiful bra? It’s having beautiful breasts! Here’s a must-have for your most alluring, feminine curves.
P.S. If you liked this article, you will love my FREE Male to Female Transformation Mini Course.
Bella bodies bamboo adjustable bra’s are amazing I always tried 36c but they vary so much.bella bodies seem to fit all as I can wear them with or without forms and they still look good and they are so comfortable.Not sexy admit-ably but that is only a matter of opinion anyway.I wore one all day in extreme heat and did not feel the need to remove it as soon as I got home.
I’m too simple for any of that to sink in and make sense.
You have ring finger measurement guides …. Bra guides?
Simple grooves in a bit of card or something.
None the wiser
Get a cloth tape measure that you use for sewing. Measure around your body just below your breast where it starts to bulge. That is you band size. Then do the same higher up, measure around your body but this time over the fullest part of your chest. The difference between the band size and the new measurement determines your cup size. 1″ is an A cup, 2″ is a B cup, 3″ is a C cup. It goes up one cup size for each inch of difference.
How can I find a bra that makes me look like I have cevedge I have breast that a young girl gets during puberty?
Thank you, very good info for most transgenders. However, I’m the exact opposite. My breast are 44 C+ and growing all on their own. Finding a proper bra is nearly impossible. Probably should get a personnel fitting. I wouldn’t know where to begin. What advise do you have for the full figured gurl?
How can i get my breast measures and where so i can get the right fit. I hope someone can help. I need someone to tell me a place to go it size. Thank you
Hi Roy, I wrote an article about bra sizing here: https://feminizationsecrets.com/bra-guide-part-1/
You can also go in for a fitting at Victoria’s Secret or Macy’s. They tend to be TG friendly.
So i can go to Victoria secret and they will help me and put me in the right bra. Do i need to have a bra on cause i dont have one yet. And how do i go about this at Victoria secret. Im just started to get my breast in they are growing between a C cup or D cup im guessing i need help with this. Please….. Thank you
This helps and I found the right bra to wear now. Thanks
I have been using your breast massage techniques and creams and they are working wonders. I am excited! I have found the Glamorise Magic Lift Bras quite comfortable, and here I am wearing a 42C. I am not quite a full C cup yet but that is my goal, and I do the massage with cream for five minutes twice a day. I would love to get your expert opinion on my choice of bra and fit.
“Brianna”……”You Look Fantastic…I Love Your Choice Of “Undergarments” !!! “Paula”
“Brianna”…Thanks for the kind words…I have over 100 Bras (Mostly Playtex Bras) in my collection…I’m a 46B/46C-Cup Bra wearer, I am currently taking InstantBust Capsules (5 Months Now, To Make My Breasts Bigger)…If you want to talk…I’m at “email@example.com”. Love, “Paula”
Thanks so much Paula Platex. Love the name! Here is an updated photo and I just about fill out my C cup bras now. During my recent hotel stay the hotel staff such as housekeeping and room service all addressed me as “ma’am.” I love it! I also had a manicure and pedicure too. I recently completed extensive vocal feminization training with Kathe Perez so I am now speaking like a woman..
I have strap on silicone breasts but the the straps are hard to cover up even with a sports bra…. Any ideas
I’ve found that the nubra is the best. Self adhesive cups, front closure and best of all, no straps! Hope this helps.