How to Deal with Being a Flat-Chested Girl

With the average woman a 36C, it can suck being the flattest girl in the room. Here’s how to make the most of what you’ve got!


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Breasts are like hair: No one ever seems satisfied with the kind they have. These Howcast videos offer advice on a wide variety of breast issues -- how to get breast implants; how to make small breasts look larger; how to deal with having big breasts; how to tell real breasts from fake ones; how to deal with being flat-chested; how to get rid of man boobs; how to choose a bra that makes your breasts look great; how to handle a man who is talking to your breasts; and more.

You Will Need

  • Better posture
  • Clothes with bold patterns and necklines
  • A front-fastening or cleavage-enhancing bra
  • Exercise
  • Eye shadow or blush


  1. Step 1

    Change your thinking

    Instead of disliking your breasts, think of the benefits. You can go braless; clothes look better on flat-chested women; and small breasts age better: When your big-busted friends are wearing their boobs on their knees, you’ll still look perky.

  2. Step 2

    Stand up straight

    There’s a reason the good posture motto is 'Stomach in, chest out'--standing up straight not only makes you look 10 pounds thinner, but a full cup size larger!

  3. Step 3

    Choose the right clothes

    Choose the right clothes. Shirts with small V-necks or asymmetrical necklines will make your bust appear bigger, as will lace, breast pockets, wide lapels, and bold patterns.

  4. Step 4

    Pick the right bra

    Pick a bra that will boost your cleavage, like a gel, padded, or push-up bra, or just one that fastens in the front. But don’t go overboard--keep it believable.

  5. Step 5

    Pick the right fit

    Be sure the bra fits. The bottom of your bra should be right underneath your breasts; just hiking them up a bit inside your bra can make them look bigger.

  6. Don’t stuff! Not only can tissue, toilet paper, or padding fall out, it will also make your bust look bumpy, misshapen, and just plain odd.

  7. Step 6

    Do push-ups

    Do at least 10 push-ups every day. The exercise will not only help your posture and sculpt your arms and back, it will also promote breast growth by developing the pectoral muscles, making the bust more round and full.

  8. Step 7

    Create an illusion

    Create the illusion of cleavage when wearing low-cut tops by brushing a little brown eye shadow or blush between your breasts.

  9. Roughly 80% of women wear the wrong size bra.