Your 7 Biggest Bra Problems – Solved (For Crossdressers and MTF Transgender Women)
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 6 biggest bra problems – so you and “your girls” can look their 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 Lace Bralette – 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.
- Try a longline bra. Longline bras have a wider band that helps eliminate back bulge.
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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.