Forums > Model Colloquy > Glamour modeling with small boobs??

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KimberLeigh

Posts: 1384

Levittown, New York, US

I don't know if this has been asked (I couldn't find it in the search), but is it possible to be a glamour model and have small boobs (by small, I mean an A)? Or is glamour really meant for more voluptuous women (B cup +)?? Has anyone here been successful (or remotely successful) as a glamour model and not be "well endowed"?

Jan 23 11 06:43 am Link

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- E M I L Y -

Posts: 616

The Settlement, Christmas Island, External Territories of Australia

Yes, you can.

But it depends on the kind of glamour you want to do.  It's unlikely you'll end up in a big-boob fetish magazine, but there are other avenues for glamour modeling.

I don't consider myself a "glamour model" but I was in Maxim's Hometown Hotties contest and I have small breasts.  You can see one of the images that made it on to Maxim's website in my portfolio.

Glamour is about sex appeal & the ability to sell with sex appeal - you can be sexy & attractive without having big breasts.  (There will always be people with preferences.)  It's knowing what looks best on you & knowing how to accent your best features.  There are looks I can do that bustier or stockier women cannot do as well.

Jan 23 11 06:51 am Link

Photographer

GER Photography

Posts: 7947

Imperial, California, US

IMHO, pert & perky beats big & slosh-y or hard & fake every time!!;-))

Jan 23 11 06:53 am Link

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Neil Snape

Posts: 9473

Paris, Île-de-France, France

KimberLeigh G wrote:
I don't know if this has been asked (I couldn't find it in the search), but is it possible to be a glamour model and have small boobs (by small, I mean an A)? Or is glamour really meant for more voluptuous women (B cup +)?? Has anyone here been successful (or remotely successful) as a glamour model and not be "well endowed"?

What could be sexier than small boobs. According to me, nothing.

Jan 23 11 06:57 am Link

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Wildplum Images

Posts: 15

Fort Worth, Texas, US

Don't worry about it.  You are a beautiful model.  I agree with the previous statements.  Well-endowed or overly-endowed chests are overrated in my opinion.

Jan 23 11 07:04 am Link

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BonnieBell210

Posts: 10

San Antonio, Texas, US

Im a AA or B depending, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I used to be really large and had a reduction ages ago to a C cup, and then lost weight so they went smaller. I think as a society we have become obsessed with large breasts and it can take away from the rest of the beauty of the female form.

so in short:
Glamor isn't equated with breast size, its about the whole package, rock on with your bad self! big_smile

Jan 23 11 07:06 am Link

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sacre bleu

Posts: 611

Orlando, Florida, US

Most glamor is for the more voluptuous (try C+ cup) and small breasted models are mostly in demand for the younger (barely legal) look. There's always alternative glam or nude/semi-nude fashion. Either way, you'll have to check the "nude" box on your profile and pop your top to get any work in those areas. Are you really ready?

Jan 23 11 07:09 am Link

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Siren Adefvin

Posts: 68

Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines

I'm only a 32B.. but yeah, most offers that I get are lingerie and implied. smile

Jan 23 11 07:46 am Link

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Keith A Williams

Posts: 1740

Vanceboro, North Carolina, US

Small boob fan!

Certainly.  To think otherwise would be to infer that small breasted women could not be glamourous?

I know of a woman who had to have both removed, and shirtless- she still looks amazing.

I hope to photograph her some day.

KAW.

Jan 23 11 08:20 am Link

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Rich Davis

Posts: 3136

Gulf Breeze, Florida, US

George Ruge wrote:
IMHO, pert & perky beats big & slosh-y or hard & fake every time!!;-))

How True!

Jan 23 11 08:33 am Link

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Ken Marcus Studios

Posts: 8492

Los Angeles, California, US

Justine Jolie is a very small busted glamour model that has done extremely well for herself and has a very successful, long-running career.

Jan 23 11 08:46 am Link

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E_V_A

Posts: 1722

Redondo Beach, California, US

I'm smaller and I do a lot of glamour type stuff smile

Jan 23 11 08:57 am Link

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Chaya Phally

Posts: 7738

New York, New York, US

http://www.rebysky.com/
she's doing well.

Jan 23 11 09:00 am Link

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Elizabeth Marxs

Posts: 1733

Houston, Texas, US

Like Emily said, glamour is about being sexy and being able to have sexy ooze from your pores.

Jan 23 11 09:01 am Link

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J Kegley Photographer

Posts: 489

Renton, Washington, US

From your portfolio, you are very small breasted.  That does not make you unable to model glamour images but the poses must be thought of very early in the shoot to accentuate your beautiful form.  You have a great body but some of the poses do a disservice to your look.  I would photograph you in a minute if you lived near me

Jan 23 11 09:14 am Link

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S W I N S K E Y

Posts: 24315

Saint Petersburg, Florida, US

mm3626

Jan 23 11 09:21 am Link

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amy beth cook

Posts: 163

Nuneaton, England, United Kingdom

Just lately, I've been hearing more men say they prefer smaller boobs! (rejoice! :p)

Sex appeal's not just in the boobies, harness your femininity and flaunt what ya got! Go get 'em! smile

Jan 23 11 09:25 am Link

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J Kegley Photographer

Posts: 489

Renton, Washington, US

S W I N S K E Y wrote:
mm3626

Compare 3626 with the OP. Not really the same body type.  OP much more fashion figured

Jan 23 11 09:26 am Link

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Christie Gabriel

Posts: 2803

Chicago, Illinois, US

Eventhough, I have perky little A's I still get plenty of glamour offers. I think sex appeal is emoted more effectively through confidence than it is through cup size. Yes, even in photographs.

Jan 23 11 09:32 am Link

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Elfine

Posts: 44

Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Well, here's my 2p worth from the other side of the scale- I have a large bust (28E) and am often offered Glamour based work.

I think nowadays Glamour has two meanings-

1. Classic glamour ie. vintage, pin-up, sensual images of beautiful women, rarely beyond Lingerie. I would probably class the magazine Bizarre in this class too. Think 1970's Playboy...sexy, beautiful, natural but not 'in your face.'

2. Trashy lads mag glamour. Fake boobs, fake tan, hair extensions, peroxide blonde (or coal black), cheesy pouting/winking, too much makeup. VERY hard to shoot without it looking trashy, cheap or cheesy. The emphasis in these styles of Glamour is as much flesh as possible, open legs, pubic hair, bigger breasts the better.

The first I like. I would be happy to shoot this and have done so (see the quartet image on my profile which was shot in the style of Bizarre) smile 
The other...not so. First off I don't have the 'look' ie. fake tan, long hair, lots of makeup etc. Nor do I feel 'right' pulling this off...simple answer is I can't because it isn't me.

There are plenty of excellent glamour models who can and who achieve glamour style 1...there are many more who are 'am glam'...it's VERY hard to stop these shots looking trashy and not everyone can succeed unfortunately.

If you're aiming for style 1 I think there is absolutely no reason why you couldn't pull off some fantastically beautiful and sensual Glamour images. If you're trying to pull of style 2...good luck. I often find myself wishing I had smaller boobs...funny the way things work isn't it tongue

Jan 23 11 09:36 am Link

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Lumigraphics

Posts: 32692

Detroit, Michigan, US

Not posing nude will hold you back MUCH more than your cup size.

Jan 23 11 04:28 pm Link

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V e S n A

Posts: 54

Chicago, Illinois, US

What could be sexier than small boobs. According to me, nothing.

this ^^.

Jan 23 11 04:51 pm Link

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KimberLeigh

Posts: 1384

Levittown, New York, US

Jack Kegley Photography wrote:

Compare 3626 with the OP. Not really the same body type.  OP much more fashion figured

Actually she's only 1/2" shorter than me, less than 10 lbs heavier, and she's 34-23-36 and I'm 32-22-33, so we're not actually THAT different! If I shot more swimwear/glamour you'd see my body more. Someone I work with actually said "Clothes don't do you justice, you look better with less clothes on".

Jan 23 11 06:15 pm Link

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KimberLeigh

Posts: 1384

Levittown, New York, US

Lumigraphics wrote:
Not posing nude will hold you back MUCH more than your cup size.

I feel like there are plenty of people who have done pretty well, without taking their clothes off. But I understand what you're saying!

Jan 23 11 06:16 pm Link

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KimberLeigh

Posts: 1384

Levittown, New York, US

Jack Kegley Photography wrote:
From your portfolio, you are very small breasted.  That does not make you unable to model glamour images but the poses must be thought of very early in the shoot to accentuate your beautiful form.  You have a great body but some of the poses do a disservice to your look.  I would photograph you in a minute if you lived near me

Thanks! I know I have to do some research on glamour poses that work for my body. I've been posing more for fashion, but if I want to go more to glamour, I need to change it up!

Jan 23 11 06:18 pm Link

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Aaron Lewis Photography

Posts: 5083

Catskill, New York, US

There are modeling opportunities for women and men of all shapes and sizes.

They may not be the same opportunities but there are opportunities for everyone.

Jan 23 11 06:21 pm Link

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KimberLeigh

Posts: 1384

Levittown, New York, US

Thanks everyone for all the advice, keep it coming, it only helps me become a better model!

Jan 23 11 06:21 pm Link

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Keys88 Photo

Posts: 17646

New York, New York, US

Lumigraphics wrote:
Not posing nude will hold you back MUCH more than your cup size.

KimberLeigh G wrote:
I feel like there are plenty of people who have done pretty well, without taking their clothes off. But I understand what you're saying!

For several years Cindy Margolis was the #1 most downloaded person on the internet.  She was a short, busty glamour model who never did nudes.

As her career started to wane, she realized that she had to show some skin.  Enter: Playboy.

There are VERY few success stories in glamour modeling that don't involve a little T followed by a little A.  I'm not saying it's impossible, BUT unless you've got Maxim knocking down your door to do lingerie and swimsuit shoots, the "T" and the "A" is going to really sell a glamour model. 

Also, Kimberleigh, you may be beautiful but, let's face it, you're not a spring chicken. The more limitations you set for yourself, particularly within your desired genre of shooting, the more difficult it's going to be to actually book work.

Edit: I will add, however, that notwithstanding the above, one of my favorite models to shoot is an A-cup and she can rock some glamour like nobody's business.  (Then again, she's also 21 y/o and gets naked)

Jan 23 11 06:29 pm Link

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Farenell Photography

Posts: 18133

Albany, New York, US

KimberLeigh G wrote:
I don't know if this has been asked (I couldn't find it in the search), but is it possible to be a glamour model and have small boobs (by small, I mean an A)? Or is glamour really meant for more voluptuous women (B cup +)?? Has anyone here been successful (or remotely successful) as a glamour model and not be "well endowed"?

Depends completely on what other ASSets you're willing to showcase.

Jan 23 11 06:35 pm Link

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Farenell Photography

Posts: 18133

Albany, New York, US

- E M I L Y - wrote:
I don't consider myself a "glamour model" but I was in Maxim's Hometown Hotties contest and I have small breasts.  You can see one of the images that made it on to Maxim's website in my portfolio.

Respectfully, the Maxim Hometown Hotties contest will accept just about anyone wearing bra & panties & regardless of picture quality.

Jan 23 11 06:37 pm Link

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KimberLeigh

Posts: 1384

Levittown, New York, US

Stephen Markman wrote:

Lumigraphics wrote:
Not posing nude will hold you back MUCH more than your cup size.

For several years Cindy Margolis was the #1 most downloaded person on the internet.  She was a short, busty glamour model who never did nudes.

As her career started to wane, she realized that she had to show some skin.  Enter: Playboy.

There are VERY few success stories in glamour modeling that don't involve a little T followed by a little A.  I'm not saying it's impossible, BUT unless you've got Maxim knocking down your door to do lingerie and swimsuit shoots, the "T" and the "A" is going to really sell a glamour model. 

Also, Kimberleigh, you may be beautiful but, let's face it, you're not a spring chicken. The more limitations you set for yourself, particularly within your desired genre of shooting, the more difficult it's going to be to actually book work.

Edit: I will add, however, that notwithstanding the above, one of my favorite models to shoot is an A-cup and she can rock some glamour like nobody's business.  (Then again, she's also 21 y/o and gets naked)

I totally understand that "eventually" it might come down to getting nekkid, but my main focus right now is just if it's realistic to even start! And I'm sure if Playboy called me, even my husband wouldn't say no! As far as age is concerned, I don't really feel like it's as much as an issue (maybe I'm mistaken), but I definitely don't look my age. If I changed my age on here, most people probably wouldn't question it. There are plenty of girls who are 21/22 years old who look 30/31 and when they get to be 25-ish, their career could be over simply because they LOOK older. I feel like it actually works in my favor that I look approx 5 years younger (and that's going by how old people have told me they think I am, without knowing my real age). I don't really have a lot of limitations. I've seen plenty of glamour models on here that have amazing ports and have in there profile "no nudes or implied"

That said, I don't want to sound like I'm getting defensive, I just don't like taking no for an answer. Like I said just wanted to see if it was worth even trying some glamour.

Jan 23 11 06:41 pm Link

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Alisyn Carliene

Posts: 11756

San Bernardino, California, US

small or big boobs.. boobs period are big in glamour.. we like all shapes and sizes and don't discriminate big_smile

Jan 23 11 06:43 pm Link

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M A R T I N

Posts: 3893

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

KimberLeigh G wrote:

Actually she's only 1/2" shorter than me, less than 10 lbs heavier, and she's 34-23-36 and I'm 32-22-33, so we're not actually THAT different! If I shot more swimwear/glamour you'd see my body more. Someone I work with actually said "Clothes don't do you justice, you look better with less clothes on".

If you actually had 33" hips then you would be extraordinarily different from Reby. Fortunately you just measured wrong, so you're right: you have similar builds. And you're even more right about less clothing. wink

Jan 23 11 06:49 pm Link

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myfotographer

Posts: 3389

Fresno, California, US

Boobs don't make sexy, but they help.

The questions is can you have enough confidence to bring the sexy to the shoot with what you have?

Jan 23 11 06:50 pm Link

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Koryn

Posts: 36719

Boston, Massachusetts, US

I do maybe 15%-20% (guesstimate varies by month) paid glamor work, and barely wear an A-cup bra, but it is primarily nude or partially nude glamor styles (I do get some swimsuit and/or lingerie clothed shoots). The bulk of my work, as a small-busted model, comes from nude arts and light fetish content. I think that I would make more money overall if I had larger breasts, because that would make me fit well into the mainstream glamor "look," especially since I have a larger bottom and tiny waist. I have done okay without needing to alter my breasts, and considering that I'm retiring from paid modeling soon anyway, don't really care to book more glamor work than that which I book with my figure as it is currently. But, yeah, people will hire you for glamor work with, or without boobs. You might not get *as much* of that kind of work, but you can still get it regardless.

Jan 23 11 06:51 pm Link

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KimberLeigh

Posts: 1384

Levittown, New York, US

Martin Bielecki wrote:

If you actually had 33" hips then you would be extraordinarily different from Reby. Fortunately you just measured wrong, so you're right: you have similar builds. And you're even more right about less clothing. wink

Umm, not sure what you mean here, my hips really are 33!

Jan 23 11 06:56 pm Link

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KimberLeigh

Posts: 1384

Levittown, New York, US

ShivaKitty wrote:
I do maybe 15%-20% (guesstimate varies by month) paid glamor work, and barely wear an A-cup bra, but it is primarily nude or partially nude glamor styles (I do get some swimsuit and/or lingerie clothed shoots). The bulk of my work, as a small-busted model, comes from nude arts and light fetish content. I think that I would make more money overall if I had larger breasts, because that would make me fit well into the mainstream glamor "look," especially since I have a larger bottom and tiny waist. I have done okay without needing to alter my breasts, and considering that I'm retiring from paid modeling soon anyway, don't really care to book more glamor work than that which I book with my figure as it is currently. But, yeah, people will hire you for glamor work with, or without boobs. You might not get *as much* of that kind of work, but you can still get it regardless.

Thanks! Nice work by the way!

Jan 23 11 06:58 pm Link

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M A R T I N

Posts: 3893

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

KimberLeigh G wrote:

Umm, not sure what you mean here, my hips really are 33!

don't worry, it's not a bad thing! I've worked with enough girls who have been properly measured to know how exceedingly rare 33 is. Your photos tell me otherwise. I would put money on it wink

Jan 23 11 07:06 pm Link

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291

Posts: 11911

SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, California, US

KimberLeigh G wrote:
Glamour modeling with small boobs??

what is your definition of glamor modeling?  breast size might not have anything to do with how you understand it.

Jan 23 11 07:08 pm Link

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291

Posts: 11911

SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, California, US

Lumigraphics wrote:
Not posing nude will hold you back MUCH more than your cup size.

that only makes a difference to you.  others, not so much.  the op should take that into consideration.

Jan 23 11 07:10 pm Link