6 Reasons to Love Your Small Chest

In the not-so-distant past, push-up bras seemed to dominate our shopping carts while busty women dominated our screens and magazine covers.

While things aren't necessarily so different today, we thankfully have come to a point as a society where we appreciate some sense of diversity in body types. With that said, however, there's still a lot of pressure for girls to have bodies that conform to an unrealistic beauty standard that often still involves having bigger breasts.

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But here's the thing: not everyone is naturally "gifted" in that department, and for a long time the societal beauty standard has made us feel bad for it. Well, it's time to shake that up. Having a smaller chest is actually a gift in itself in so many ways! Here are just a few reasons why you should love your small chest:

1. You Don't Have to Worry About Clothes Fitting Wrong

Sure, those of us with smaller chests might not "fill out" every top like others will, but that isn't a bad thing! Your larger-chested friends have to deal with issues like buttons popping or tops being shorter than they're supposed to be while you can simply throw on any outfit without worry.

 

2. Bralettes > Bras

Bras are uncomfortable, constraining, full of difficult wires and clasps and sometimes just straight-up expensive. Bralettes, on the other hand, are soft, delicate, comfortable enough to sleep in and cute enough to let show with certain outfits. Plus, there are a thousand styles to choose from and you really can't go wrong with any of them, and what's not to love about that? While those with larger chests tend to avoid bralettes due to the general flimsiness of these undergarments, we in the small-chested club get to enjoy all the benefits.

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3. Some People Prefer Small Chests

While you shouldn't ever be worrying about what anyone else thinks of your body, it's still nice to know that many people out there actually prefer having a partner with a smaller chest. Confidence is one of the most attractive features you can have, so be confident with whatever chest you're rocking and everyone will notice your glow before they see anything else.

 

4. Less Back Pain/General Discomfort

While many women out there choose to have surgery to increase the size of their breasts, many also have the opposite procedure done. While this can be for purely aesthetic reasons, it's often due to medical reasons like reducing back pain and other discomforts that come along with having a large chest—things the rest of us don't need to worry about as much. 

 

5. Exercise is Easier

Ever had to worry about your chest bouncing uncomfortably when you ran down a flight of stairs or had to catch your bus in the morning? Yeah, probably not. This is just one of the many pains our larger-chested friends suffer through that we will most likely never know.

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6. Because Your Body is Beautiful No Matter What

There's something to love about every body, mainly because each one is unique! If you ever feel jealous of another girl for a physical feature of hers, just remember that she may be feeling just as jealous of you for a feature of yours. So instead, let's all give loving ourselves a try and see what happens.

 

It's time to shake off whatever society has to say about our bodies and start loving what you've got. Need a little extra help learning to love your small chest or anything else about your body? Don't worry, you're not alone—but we've got you covered. Click HERE to explore some body-positive content that will help you love your body as you should.