As I’ve said before, having big boobs can be a pretty big hassle sometimes. I mean, I love my admittedly large breasts, but they can be a pain! (You even have to buy special, expensive bathing suits for them.) However, this doesn’t seem to stop the constant barrage of emails I get from you girls asking how you can make your boobs look bigger or how you can actually force them to grow bigger. It makes me a little sad.
So I decided to address the issue. Here’s the truth: you can’t make your boobs grow bigger. That’s impossible. There is no magic pill that will make your boobs grow. The only way to actually make your breasts larger is to get plastic surgery. But you can make your boobs look bigger, which is sort of the next best thing. And since that can be a little tricky, I’ve put together a list of do’s and don’ts of making your boobs look bigger.
Listen up: I’m not trying to encourage any of you to want to change your bodies. I’m definitely not trying to say that bigger boobs are better than smaller ones. I just know how it feels to really, really want to change something about your body. As much as I want you girls to be confident and happy with how you look, I know that sometimes, adjusting things to how you want them can make you feel better about yourself. So, do what makes you happy. But keep these things in mind:
Don't Stuff Your BraWhen you stuff your bra, the possibility of having a major fail moment is just way too high and I don't want you girls to embarrass yourselves. Sticking tissue in your bra can make things look uneven and lumpy. Also, the tissue can fall out! Imagine that happening in the middle of history class. Awkward. Source: ShutterStock
Do Practice Good PostureThis is literally the easiest tip ever to make your boobs look bigger. Stand up straight, push your shoulders back, hold your head up and push your chest out. BAM. You're helping your back, you're making your breasts look bigger and you're even making yourself look a little taller. Source: ShutterStock
Don't Take Birth Control Pills JUST To Make Your Boobs BiggerOne of the side effects of birth control pills can sometimes be that they make your boobs bigger. Key word: sometimes. There are lots of birth control pills out there and they don't all have the same side effects. They also affect everyone differently, so there is no guarantee that they'll make your boobs bigger. If you want to go on birth control for safe sex, that's obviously totally fine. But don't start taking the pills simply because you're looking for larger breasts. That's silly. Source: ShutterStock
Do Use Bronzer To ContourIf you're wearing something low-cut and you want your boobs to look amazing and a just a smidge bigger, try using bronzer. Done the right way, bronzer on your chest can make your cleavage look amazing. Try watching this video for tips. Source: ShutterStrock
Don't Wear Two Bras At OnceOne night I went out with one of my friends who has small boobs... but that night they looked a little bigger. I asked her if she got a new bra and she said, "No, I'm wearing two. It makes them look bigger." Then she spent the rest of the night adjusting herself and complaining about how comfortable she was. Because of course she was uncomfortable - one bra is bad enough, who wants to wear two?! Stick with the padded bras, ladies. Source: ShutterStock
Do Wear A Padded BraThere are some really great padded bras out there that will give you the appearance of bigger boobs. One of my favorites is the Victoria's Secret Bombshell, which will "add" two cup sizes. I've never worn it myself, but I've tried it on and I know a lot of people who wear them - the Bombshell is super comfortable and actually looks realistic. Plus, VS also sells Bombshell bathing suits, if you're so inclined. Source: Victoria's Secret
Don't Buy Into Crazy and Weird FadsI feel like I see a new ad for something that will make your boobs look bigger or get bigger every single week. It's like, enough already. There is no pill out there that will make your breasts grow, there is no cream that you can rub on them that will make them bigger and you can pump all you want with this weird contraption that's pictured, but I very much doubt that it works. These companies will take your money and laugh at you, I promise. Taken from this article in The Daily Mail.
Do ExerciseStrengthening your pectoral muscles can help give the appearance of bigger boobs - plus, exercise is good for you! Another way to make your boobs look larger is to make your waist look smaller (comparisons, you know?). So you can also try working out your waist or just skip the exercise and wear something that cinches your middle in. Source: ShutterStock
Don't Jump Into Plastic SurgeryPlastic surgery is a big deal. It will change your body forever. It's expensive. It has the potential to go horribly wrong. It's painful. It's definitely not something that you jump into without seriously thinking about. Also, don't do it too soon. As a teen, your body is still growing and changing. Give yourself time! Source: ShutterStock
Do Wear Frilly Or Striped ShirtsEmbellishments over your chest area make it look like your boobs are bigger than they are. I don't know why, they just do. If you're looking for a good bathing suit to give you a little boost, go for a frilly top. You can also try wearing striped shirts. Horizontal stripes can sometimes make things look larger than they are. Source: ShutterStock
Don't Wear A Bra That's Too SmallSpeaking of Victoria's Secret... I used to work there and I met a ton of girls who were wearing bra sizes that were too small on them because they wanted them to push their boobs up. No, girls. No. Wearing the wrong bra size has some seriously annoying consequences (read about that here) and it's just silly. Plus, it doesn't work! Source: ShutterStock
Do Wear A Push-up BraPush-up bras are a great way to give your cleavage a little oomph. I wear them constantly and I don't have small boobs. I just like how they lift your breasts up and make them look a little more perky. Plus, push-up bras have a little padding in them, so they'll definitely make your boobs look bigger. Source: ShutterStock
Don't Do AnythingWho cares if you have small boobs? Small boobs are awesome! You should never feel like you have to make your breasts look bigger. Be happy with what you have and be confident in you - that's all that matters. Source: ShutterStock
Do you want to make your boobs look bigger? Are you happy with your breast size? Have you ever tried any of these things? What works for you? Tell us in the comments.