In partnership with Pepper
I’ve been a member of the IBTC (the itty bitty titty committee) since, well, forever. I became a proud member of the IBTC a bit more recently than that. Growing up, I would have done anything for a reason to go to Victoria’s Secret but the truth is: after my very first training bra, there wasn’t much point in going back for seconds. My chest growth spurt ended the moment it started, leaving me to settle for a sports-bra-only kind of life.
A few months ago, I saw an ad on Instagram for Pepper, a bra company that promised to make exceptionally fitting bras for the small-chested community (specifically, those with AA, A, or B cups). While I was definitely intrigued, I didn’t bite. Frankly, I didn’t believe the hype. But as time went on, I started seeing more and more testimonials from the IBTC and decided to take them for a spin.
The worst part of shopping for new bras is figuring out your bra size. It’s such a hassle with annoying measuring tapes, and I never know exactly where I’m supposed to be measuring in the first place. Luckily, Pepper’s website had both a Fit Guide and a handy and intuitive Size Quiz to help me find my perfect size. Like their bras, the quiz is specifically designed for small boobs—they interviewed thousands of women from cup sizes AA to B and use all of that information to help you find your perfect fit.
Pepper sells a mix of underwire and wirefree bras, mostly in chic, understated colors. I decided to go with their Mesh All You Bra in Tuscan and their Laidback Lace Bra in Sienna Rose—if I wanted to wear white t-shirts after all this time, I had to make sure I had some nude shades to work with. Then, to spice things up, I snagged some of their more bralette styles too: a Limitless Wirefree Bra in Black and for a little extra fun, their limited edition Cherry Bomb Bra.
I tried on the wireless ones first, as I consider these to be like a gateway bra: somewhere between #FreeTheNipple and push-up bra territory- and I loved it. But if I’m going to put in the effort of wearing a bra, I want it to be a bra bra. An adult, lacy, underwire bra. So when I tried on the Mesh All You Bra for the first time, I was truly, without exaggeration, shocked. It felt kind of like I had boobs for the first time ever, not because it was a mega push up bra, but because it actually fit and supported me with an authentic lift, the way they always should have.
This probably goes without saying, but: I’m beyond sold on Pepper. I’ve sent them to every IBTC friend I have and have officially bought three new white shirts that I can finally wear with my new nude bras. Above all else, a body-positive brand on a mission to make small-boobed people feel sexy and confident is a brand I can get behind. Bravo, Pepper. Bravo.