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Pepper Bra Review

About Pepper 

Pepper Bra Review

For women with small breasts, the wrong bra can be a serious confidence killer. As a member of the IBTC, it’s been a mission and a half to find a good bra—note the singular here, because not many of them exist for gals like me.

I’m past being upset with the lot I was given, I just want a bra that fits. That’s why I’m stoked about Pepper, a brand that makes bras for small chests and only small chests. That’s their thing.

Made with no-gapping cups that scoop and lift breasts (without crazy padding), as I gazed at the results of those wearing Pepper, I learned that there really is something to wearing a bra that fits.

Pepper has been featured in all of the most noteworthy magazines like Shape, Cosmopolitan, Allure, and Glamour, and has a social community of almost 130k. This brand has gained a great reputation, but have they earned it?

In this Pepper bra review, I’ll give you the complete scoop on the company including its best sellers, what customers think, promotions, and more. Get ready to burn (or donate) your ill-fitting padded perpetrators and let’s get into Pepper.

Overview of Pepper 

Pepper Bra Review

Pepper was born out of two friends’ desire for women to never be judged on their chest size. Founders Jaclyn Fu and Lia Winograd created the brand in 2017 with the help of the $10,000 they raised on Kick Starter. They reached their goal within the first 10 hours their campaign was live—a fact that shows me just how desperately an idea like this is needed.

The company designs its bras in Colombia, a country with a history of expert lingerie manufacturing. Since the theme here is empowering women, I found it only right that Pepper’s facility provides jobs for single mothers, or those who support their household. The brand is committed to an ethical and sustainable approach towards its manufacturing and textiles, and works to minimize its carbon footprint. 

These are all goals I can really get behind, adding a personal desire to support the brand’s efforts to my interest for finding the right-sized bra.

The brand believes that “everyone deserves to feel good in their own skin” and carries three underwire, wireless, strapless, and maternity styles. Made from high-quality polyester and spandex, each bra is manufactured in a way that lifts and shapes smaller boobs to help them look their best—actually.

Pepper Bra Review

I’ve never heard of another brand like this one, so I’m pretty excited to write this Pepper bra review. I’ll get into the brand’s collection in just a few, but for now, let’s check out its pros and cons.

Pros

  • Range of underwire & wireless styles
  • High-quality bras designed specifically for small chested women
  • Bras cause no gapping or tugging
  • Accessories including scrunchies, socks, face masks, laundry bags, and more
  • Ethical and sustainable manufacturing
  • Free returns on bras

Cons

  • Shipping limited to the US
Pepper Bra Review

Diving into the brand’s line, I quickly got a feel for what it’s all about. Pepper’s bras and accessories are flattering, flirty, and fun. With items that are not only smartly designed, its collection is geared towards making women feel confident in their skin. I’m all for that.

Something else I realized: Pepper bras are akin to small chested women as Penny bras are for large-chested women. Ready to get going? I’ll walk you through a selection of the brand’s bras, underwear, and accessories next.

Pepper Bras Review

If you’re reading this Pepper bra review, I’ll take a guess that you’re a size AA, A, or B. If so, you’re in good company because those are the only sizes the brand offers.

And if you do happen to fall into one of those size categories, I think you can relate when I say that finding a comfortable, great-looking bra can be a nightmare. I think it’s really cool that Pepper bras are specially made to flatter and fit small chested women properly and they have a great selection to ensure you find your perfect style.

Up next in this Pepper bra review, I’ll will cover each of the brand’s best-sellers.

Pepper Limitless Wirefree Bra Review

The Limitless Wirefree Bra is made with Pepper’s super soft fabric that provides lift to small boobs, without making them look like something they’re not. I’ve tried a few padded bras in my day. The result? Not great.

I like that this bra hugs your chest while providing coverage for any activity. Pepper describes it as yoga pants for your boobs, and molds to your breasts the way yoga pants highlight your bottom. 

The Limitless Wirefree Bra features a hook clasp closure on the back to help you get a great fit. To find yours, I suggest taking the Pepper fit quiz on their website.

While this bra isn’t a sports bra, it has a band around the bottom like a traditional bralette— only, it’s made to fit you better. This IBTC bra looks great under any top and is a comfortable, go-to choice for daily wear. 

The color palette options for this bra are like a neutral, trendy desert theme, reminiscent of dunes and red clay. Try out this versatile, comfy bra in colors Sienna Rose, Black, Tuscan, Coral Cloud, or Cocoa for $50.

Pepper All You Bra Review

The All You Bra is Pepper’s bestselling option. This design features a comfortable underwire that works to accentuate your breasts, and helps you to enjoy them for what they are. Small boobs are nothing to be ashamed of, and I like that the brand aims to help women appreciate their bodies.

Although this style has an underwire, you will not get the dreaded bra-gap, nor push-up padding. The All You Bra is made with Pepper’s Authentic Lift design that will hug and lift your curves like stretchy yoga pants. It’s available in 7 colors for personalization and variety.

With its sleek design, you can wear this bra under any type of shirt you want. It’s a great option for your daily go-to, with enough support to provide comfort all day. You can get this confidence-inspiring bra for $55. 

Pepper Laidback Lace Bra Review

The Laidback Lace Bra is sweet and sexy, and was designed to make you feel good in your skin. This bra is so comfortable that you can wear it with sweatpants and a tee, but elegant enough to wear out on a dinner date under a revealing top for a pop of interest. 

After wondering how it looks so flattering, I learned that the bra features cups that are more shallow than regular bras to ensure it lays flat to your chest and does not gap. The bottom has a special elastic to make sure it never rides up again. Goodbye bra tugging—aka the bane of my existence.

This style is made with Pepper’s signature Authentic Lift. It comes with color options of Coral Cloud, Beige, Sienna Rose, Black, and Blush Crush. This simple yet elegant bra retails for $55.

Pepper Cotton Underwear Review

I truly believe that a good pair of underwear can change your day, but if you’ve ever worn constrictive thongs or briefs, you probably know that too.

I love that the Cotton Underwear Pack is designed as thoughtfully as their bras. It’s not just an afterthought—these briefs look like the type of underwear every girl wants to own–soft and thin with a barely-there feel. 

This underwear design has slight hemming around the edge, which provides a stay-put effect and prevents falling during the day, or when you take your pants off. In the set, you’ll get three pairs in Beige, Red, and Black colors. 

The Cotton Underwear Pack is made from 100% cotton, so you know they’re going to feel amazing and soft against your skin. They have a slight stretch, I found it recommended to order a size down from your usual panty size—but that’s totally your call.

These comfy, everyday essential cotton undies are incredibly affordable at $7 per pack. I should note here in my Pepper bra review that underwear is final sale and non-refundable, as per usual.  

Pepper Cozy Socks Review 

A good, cozy pair of socks is sometimes all you need. Adding a snuggly feeling to off days, I love the super cool pattern these guys have.

Pull these cuties up, throw on your favorite boy shorts and a long cardigan, and lay back on the couch for a movie marathon. Made from 100% cotton, these Cozy Socks are a blush pink color, with black tops, yellow heels, and purple toes. 

With a mid-calf length, you could wear them under boots for a comfy, secretly stylish effect. Although, I’ll admit here in this Pepper bra review, I think you may find them too cute to keep a secret all day.

The Cozy Socks are available in one size, and are final sale. You can purchase these snazzy guys and elevate your collection for $7 per pair.

Pepper Accessories Review

Just like Pepper bras, the brand’s accessories are made to be functional, and I like that. Every girl knows that the best looks require some secret tools to complete their ensemble.

Whether you’re in the market for scrunchies, masks, or a laundry bag, Pepper has those essentials covered. Up ahead in this Pepper bra review, I’ll give you all the details.

Pepper Scrunchies Set Review

I know my way around faulty hair ties. I really appreciate brands that do their homework—like Pepper. It’s a tragedy that as shoppers, we become excited about a particular product, purchase it at a good price, then take it home to find out it doesn’t exactly work as it claims to.

I’m happy to report that Pepper’s Scrunchies Set isn’t one of these.

You can rejoice in the fact that the elastics used in these scrunchies are similar to the brand’s elastic used on their bra designs. Unlike other hair tie accessories, you’ll find that these on-trend scrunchies stay in place. They have a velvety fabric that brings to mind the pop culture of the ‘70s, with colors that transport me back in time while I write this Pepper bra review. 

This Scrunchies Set comes as a multi-colored pack of three. Grab the trendy and functional hair accessories for $8 (final sale).

Pepper Cotton Mask Review

Masks are here to stay, so you may as well buy a comfortable option that makes you happy when you put it on. Personally, whenever I wear something fun, I feel happier. And it turns out bright colors actually promote serotonin, the feel-good chemical. Who would have thought?

This 100% cotton mask comes in one size and has adjustable ear loops. It has a funky, speckled pattern design in the brand’s signature color scheme. The mask is a final sale item, but I’m betting you’ll want to hang onto this one anyway. 

To care for Pepper’s Cotton Mask, be sure to wash it in your laundry bag (up next in this Pepper bra review). Add this unique mask to your collection to spice life up a bit for $8. 

Pepper Laundry Bag Review

I remember seeing movies where women hand wash their bras and hang them to dry in their showers. I pondered the idea, then tossed my delicate bras in the washing machine. Big mistake.

Pepper’s Laundry Bag takes the stress out of washing your intimates. This bag features a cosmetics pouch design and includes an elastic tab to secure the zipper. This ensures that the bag stays shut while tumbling around your washing machine. It’s the little details that make all the difference, but I wouldn’t expect any less from this carefully thought-out collection. 

To care for and protect the quality of your intimates, follow these steps:

  1. Zip intimates up tightly in laundry bag
  2. Make sure to tuck in the zipper in the elastic tab
  3. Throw in the washing machine and begin cycle

Here in my Pepper bra review, I’ll note that you should make sure you tuck the zipper in the elastic tab before you put the bag in the wash. This is the only way to ensure that the laundry bag stays closed for the duration of the cycle. 

Pepper recommends laying your bra flat to air dry or hanging it on a rack. The high heat from the dryer can deform your bras and cause wrinkles. This handy, little tool retails for $5, which is a small price for a potentially huge difference. 

Pepper Baggu Tote Review

In collaboration with Baggu, Pepper brings you the nylon Baggu Tote that ironically claims ‘NO BAGGAGE’. This bag is scrunchable, rollable, and foldable, making it easy to bring with you wherever you’re headed. If you like things a little more neat and tidy, I think you’ll love the fact this bag folds flat into a 5” x 5” pouch. 

What I love: This reusable bag is deceivingly large, and can carry two to three grocery bags worth of items. Baggu bags are notoriously strong, which means you can take them to the library to load up on books for the month, or fill it with non-perishable goods to take to a shelter. 

The Baggu Tote is available in fire engine red with white script, measuring 25 ½” x 15 ½” x 6”. Made from 100% ripstop nylon, 40% of which is recycled, the tote is non-refundable. But with an item this useful, why would you need to return it? This life-saving staple can be yours for $15. 

Pepper Reviews: What Do Customers Think?

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In this section of my Pepper bra review, I’ll show you a few comments and ratings I scoped out on the brand’s website, Reddit, the Pepper Instagram page, and Reviewed.

My goal? To highlight what Wear Pepper bras are really like, and how the brand operates. On the Pepper website, the bras have thousands of high customer ratings. Take a look at how they perform:

  • All You Bra: 4.65/5 stars (2,743 reviews)
  • Limitless Wirefree Bra: 4.74/5 stars (1,181 reviews)
  • Laidback Lace Bra: 4.63/5 stars (985 reviews)

Wear Pepper reviews on the company’s Instagram page are highly positive too. I found many comments along the same lines as this one: “I have been searching for years for the perfect bra, and this is it. I have hated every other underwire bra that I’ve had.”

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Turning to Reddit, I saw quite a few Wear Pepper Reddit threads on the site. One user wrote that the bras did accentuate her breasts, while a wearer of the Laidback Lace Bra wrote, “I was able to forget I was wearing it sometimes.” One Pepper customer said this about the Limitless Wirefree Bra: “I didn’t want to take it off…It just feels nice…I do like the way it makes my boobs look.”

More Pepper bras reviews on Reddit stated that though the bras are flattering, they are expensive. One customer wrote, “I have two of their All You bras in 30A. I think they’re flattering for small boobs. It’s just lightly padded but somehow pushes what little breast tissue I have up.” The same reviewer noted the bras are pricey and said, “I can see the outline under some shirts.”

Skipping over to Reviewed, I found a Pepper bra review that said while the author experienced “no gapping,” and her chest had an “attractive natural shape” while wearing a Pepper bra, in the end, she didn’t appreciate the lack of help with sizing. She also found that the brand is a little lack-luster, since they offer “no patterns, no lace options, and no strapless styles.”

Well, while there may be no patterns still, the brand has since updated its collection to include strapless styles as well as maternity. Pepper has also expanded its color options and included a few more styles in its line.

Overall, the feedback for this brand was awesome. It’s not perfect, but it truly sounds like Pepper bras pull their weight and help women embrace their small boobs.

Is Pepper Worth It?

Pepper Review

The most frequent complaint I ran into during this Pepper bra review was in regards to sizing. Their sizes are different than regular bra sizes, so that can be a little confusing. Even so, I like that the brand offers a size quiz to help you get the right fit.

I was happy to see that those who do find their perfect size report that Pepper bras are a game-changer and flattering. They’re also comfortable and lay flush against your chest—two very important aspects that bras should provide but don’t always for small breasted women.

As for the brand itself, I admire companies that challenge societal beauty norms, and the fact that Pepper aims to change the way people think about small breasts means something to me.

On top of that, Pepper’s manufacturer utilizes ethical and sustainable practices that prioritize women and give opportunities to single mothers. Although the price point is slightly higher than your average department store, given that they pay their workers fair wages, I’m ok with this.

My verdict in this Pepper bra review? They’re worth it.

Pepper Promotions & Discounts 

Pepper Review

Even though I think this brand is worth it, I love deals as much as the next person. That’s why I combed through the site to find every last one. You’re welcome.

Pepper offers free shipping for orders over $99, as well as free returns & exchanges. I also noticed that the brand has a Referral program. Share Pepper with a friend and give them 20% off.

Though it’s a little too early to be looking for the Wear Pepper Black Friday sale, I learned that you can get a Wear Pepper discount code for 10% off by signing up for the mailing list.

Where to Buy Pepper

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Love everything this brand dishes out? Pepper bras, underwear, socks, and accessories are available on WearPepper.com.

FAQ

Pepper Review

Where are Pepper bras made?

Pepper bras are made in Colombia in a facility committed to ethical and sustainable production.

What sizes does Pepper offer?

Pepper carries bras in 30, 32, 34, 36, and 38 inches. Cup sizes include AA, A, and B.

Are Pepper bras ethical?

Pepper bras are made in a facility in Medellin, Colombia, that employs 85% women. These women are either single mothers, or are the head of their household. The facility pays its workers fair wages and benefits. 

What is Pepper’s Shipping Policy?

Currently, Pepper only ships within the US, including APO/FPO C/of addresses and P.O. Boxes. Once you place an order, it will process in approximately 1-3 business days. When the order ships, Pepper sends a shipping confirmation via email, which will include the tracking details via the carrier’s tracking system.

Shipping is free for orders over $70. Standard USPS shipments are typically delivered in 7-10 business days. However, I should note in this Pepper bra review, that if you live in Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico, it may take a few extra days. 

What is Pepper’s Return Policy?

Pepper has select policies for different items. A free Pepper exchange or return is available for bras if you start the process within 30 days of delivery. They must be unworn, unwashed, and undamaged with the original tags attached. All other items are final sale.

I’ll mention here in this Pepper bra review that if you used a discount code on your order, your refund amount will be the amount you paid with the discount, not the actual price of the item. The company does not supply a free return label for APO/FPO addresses.

To start a Wear Pepper returns or exchanges, head to the Return Portal on the website and enter your order number and shipping zip code. Next, click Start a Return or Exchange. 

How to Contact Pepper

If you need any other information that wasn’t included in this Pepper bra review, reach out to Pepper bra customer service via: 


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Upset
Asked by Z (1 year ago) Reply

Was excited to receive my pepper bra after hearing how amazing they seemed. But once I tried it on n realized no bra can make my chest appear… larger.. I fell very upset n lost all hope. Not worth the Victoria secret price. Fits fine but no lift.

Asked by Barbara Dale (1 year ago) Reply

My main discomfort with bras as a small-boobed woman is that they ride up. I got so tired of having to pull them down all the time and feeling “strangled” that I’ve worn cotton tank tops instead for years. I’d like to hear from somebody who’s felt the same way and has chosen Pepper bras anyway.

Disappointed in my pepper purchase
Asked by Autumn Stankavich (1 year ago) Reply

I recently purchased a paper bra thinking I ordered a gem that would fit like a glove. I followed there sizing tool, but unfortunately the actual product was disappointing. When I received the bra I was so excited I immediately removed the tag to wear; like an idiot and now I can’t return it. I normally am a 34 A , pepper sizing said I’d be a 38 AA . The cup is too big and leaves a gap, wire is uncomfortable towards the underarm, wire is squeaky against material and when I raise my arms the bra rides up. My Calvin Kline bra fits better. I’m kicking myself for wasting the money. Comical that the “itty bitty titty” bra was still too big.

Hard pass
Asked by Masha Parakina (1 year ago) Reply

As a woman with maldeveloped breasts and past body-image issues, I found their “itty bitty titty committee” ad rather insulting and invasive, especially since YouTube “forced” me to watch it before the video I WANTED to see.

Bra's No matter the size
Asked by Justine (10 months ago) Reply

It is very difficult to find a bra that will fit one person and then fit everyone else the same. We are NOT all created equally, As a larger chest size I have the same issue smaller chested people have. I also get the negitive issues that come with having a large chest. Members of my family have the reverse and I know first had the frustration that we all face.

Poor customer service, not durable
Asked by Jen N (10 months ago) Reply

For the premium amount you pay for one of their bras you would think they would last a year with normal wear and bra rotation. Not so! Underwire poking out after 6 months and the company says they only replace a bra within 30 days of purchase. Thought the 30 days was aso customers could see if they liked the fit, look, etc. not only a 30 day protection against a poorly made product. Not worth the premium cost, buy elsewhere!

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