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->''"Then, this line from a game said that a flat chest is a status symbol! A rarity! And when you think about it, there's a demand right? So, word for word, I'm valuable!"''
-->-- '''Konata''', ''Manga/LuckyStar''

A girl who sees her lack of assets as a plus. Flat chests are usually associated with the young, and a girl with Petite Pride will play this up as much as she can, usually to [[DeliberatelyCuteChild make herself]] [[TheFakeCutie seem]] [[{{Moe}} cute and innocent]]. They also avoid many symptoms of DCupDistress, and have an advantage in playing sports where big breasts might get in the way.

Contrast ACupAngst and BigBreastPride and compare DCupDistress. Anime fanspeak calls this sort of character UsefulNotes/{{Pettanko}}. In ''urban'' fanspeak, these ladies are known as the "Itty Bitty Titty Committee" [[note]]This was originally this was an *insult* aimed at certain teenage girls.[[/note]]



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Monaco of ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia''. When Taiwan is troubled by how huge some of the European girls (Ukraine, Hungary, Belgium, Belarus) are, Monaco tells her not to worry about such things.
* The eponymous ''Franchise/BlackRockShooter'' wears [[{{Stripperiffic}} a most noticeably showy outfit]], despite her very obvious lack of assets. It's a safe bet to say she doesn't suffer from any body image issues. In the manga version, it gets subverted. Instead of being proud, it becomes somewhat of a BerserkButton.
* Chaika, one of the {{Catgirl}} aliens in ''LightNovel/CatPlanetCuties'', is very confident about her figure; particularly in comparison to fellow Catian [[ACupAngst Melvin.]]
* The same quote later makes its way into ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}''. Also, Sue was making the comment in regards to Ogiue's chest while the group was at a hot springs, leaving Ogiue a little freaked out between the personal nature of the comment and the fact Sue had been stalking her all day...
* Kyo in ''Manga/GirlGotGame'' doesn't seem to mind her small breasts, and is ''annoyed'' when she finds they've gotten bigger... but that's probably because she's [[SweetPollyOliver disguising herself as a boy]].
* Nagi from ''Manga/{{Kannagi}}'' seems to carry this attitude, especially during the BeachEpisode... only to be trumped by the appearance of a new TokenMiniMoe.
* EmotionlessGirl Nozomi from ''LightNovel/{{Kanokon}}'' is rather proud of her flatness - often calling the more busty Chizuru's chest "flab".
* Umi Sonoda from ''Franchise/LoveLive'' actually voices her own opinion in ''Nico's School Idol Diary'' about bust size to similarly less endowed Nico and Rin that there is nothing wrong at all about being less developed.
* Konata from ''Manga/LuckyStar'', though she will only talk about it if someone else broaches the topic (in the quote, Konata is referencing the flat-chested Mayumi from the dating-sim game, ''VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}}''. Mayumi is proud of her "lack of endowment", but Rin and his friends like to make fun of her for it).
-->'''Konata:''' A flat chest is a status symbol! Extremely rare and valuable!\\
'''Tsukasa''': I guess I'm all right too.
* Minor character [[LovableSexManiac Chichigami]] from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' isn't much of an example herself; however, her reaction to one of the main characters being embarrassed of her flat chest is notable.
---> '''Chichigami:''' Large breasts may be fabulous, but tiny breasts, too, are wonderful!
* Shizuku from ''Manga/OmamoriHimari'' is another EmotionlessGirl who is also not embarrased of showing her TokenMiniMoe body.
--> "[[AllMenArePerverts There aren't many boys who can resist little girls...]]"
* Ryoko and Ringo from ''LightNovel/OokamiSan''. Though they aren't quite proud of their distinct lack of assets, they aren't moping over it either.
* [[CuteWitch Yukari]] in ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' gives this impression whenever she gets into a fight with Kurumu, though other times she seems a bit [[ACupAngst ashamed]].
* Haqua of ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'' tries to use this as a defense when Nora mocks Haqua's small breasts, but is obviously insecure.

* There are T-shirts that read: "itty bitty titty committee". [[https://www.google.com/search?q=itty+bitty+titty+committee+shirt&oq=itty+bitty+titty&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0j5.5538j0j1&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8]]

* Believe it or not, there are several super-heroines in American comic books who aren't [[MostCommonSuperpower built like]] ComicBook/PowerGirl. Though more often than not this [[DependingOnTheArtist depends on who's drawing the book]], but they exist.
** A prime example from Creator/MarvelComics is ComicBook/{{Jubilee}} of the ComicBook/XMen. [[ComicBook/AnyaCorazon Anya Corazon, AKA Spider-Girl]], also fits this trope.
** From Creator/DCComics, [[Characters/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica Star-Spangled Girl]] was this for a while.
** ComicBook/{{Incandescence}} is very comfortable with her smaller bust. It's never mentioned, even though every other woman in the book seems to have a more average or larger chest.

[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* As stated in ''Aikan Muyo''
-->'''Aeka''': More than a handful is a tongue-sprainer.

* The perfect rationale for why many women prefer to have smaller boobs came in ''Film/SomeLikeItHot''. Sugar remarked that she admired "Daphne"'s flat-chested appearance: "Clothes hang better on you."
* Lampshaded in the movie ''Film/ThoroughlyModernMillie'', where flapper Millie (played by [[PlayingAgainstType Julie Andrews]]) complained that her "fronts" made it difficult to wear her beads properly. She tries to flatten her chest but she's just too well-endowed.
* In ''Film/WeirdScience'', the two protagonists consider designing the program to make the girl's breasts huge; but then Gary says, "Hold it, Wyatt, I know female stats. Anything bigger than a handful and you're looking at a sprained tongue." So they reduce them to average size. (Zigzagged in a way because while Lisa'a bust doesn't turn out to be ''huge'', she isn't exactly petite either.)

* In ''Discount Armageddon'' by Creator/SeananMcGuire, Verity Price expresses relief that the (very literal) boob fairy has been sparing with her gifts to women of her family. Some gunplay by her grandmother, Alice Healy-Price, several decades ago may have had something to do with it.
* Mary Russell, the title character of the ''Literature/MaryRussell'' series. She is not saddened by her boyish figure, and even said that her shape was popular in the current '20s. It also makes it easier for her to pass for a boy when she wants to.
* Cathy Ryan, Jack Ryan's wife from Tom Clancy's ''Jack Ryan'' series, sometimes comments on her lack of a bustline.
* Although the exact size is never mentioned, Princess Rennsellaer in ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'' is said to be less "full in the chest" than her sister Odelia, which doesn't bother her at all. It is hard to tell whether she considers it a plus, or never thinks about it at all.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/VeronicaMars'': Veronica herself.
-->'''Troy:''' ''[asking about a car tire]'' Flat?
-->'''Veronica:''' Just as God made me.
* ''Series/StreetSmarts'': Asked if she knew what "mosquito bites" were, one female subject proudly replied: "Itty-bitty titties!"
* ''Series/ProjectRunway'': These generally are the types of the models that the show employs for its contestants, as it is easier to design around a women with a less voluptuous figure (less fabric needs to be used, fewer alterations need to be done, and less chance that the resulting outfit will split or rip under the pressure). Some designers feel so strongly that a smaller chested model is ideal that if they are asked to design for a "normal woman" later on, they will sometimes freak out and be completely at a loss on what to do.

[[folder:Music & Music Video]]
* Music/{{Shakira}} [[LampshadeHanging pokes fun at this]]:
** In the video of "Objection", she plays a girl who is cheated on by her boyfriend. When she confronts the "other woman", she pokes her GagBoobs and they deflate.
--> ''Next to her cheap silicon I look minimal / That's why in front of your eyes I'm invisible / But you gotta know small things also count.''
** "Whenever, Wherever": ''Lucky for my breasts they're small and humble / So you don't confuse them with mountains''
** The same line meaning the same thing as above in the Spanish version of the song "Suerte":
--->''Suerte que mis pechos sean pequeños / Y no los confundas con montañas''
* Music/{{Pink}} in "Stupid Girls":
--> ''Baby if I act like that / flipping my blond hair back / Push up my bra like that / I don't wanna be a stupid girl''
* Music/PattyLoveless (a 30B) often [[CleavageWindow shows her cleavage]] in her music videos and on her album covers. She also wears a see through blouse in the video for "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVmlbjJORmk That's the Kind of Mood I'm In]]".
* Chilli of Music/{{TLC}} has gone on record of saying she used to feel self-conscious about the size of her breasts, and it took a while to make peace with it. This was addressed in the video for "Unpretty". She plays a woman whose boyfriend suggests implants. However, when she goes in to have the surgery, she sees a (disturbingly young) girl rather graphically having her implants removed. Chilli runs out of the clinic and it's implied that she dumps her boyfriend at the end[[note]]In real life, Chilli backed out when she learned she'd never be able to breastfeed if she had the surgery[[/note]]. She's also jokingly said that TLC stood for "Titty-Less Crew", as all three members were on the smaller side.

* Maria Bamford occasionally draws attention to her (lack of) assets in the chesty department. For example, she notes with more than a little sarcasm that men can't get enough of "these 32 AA's", describes them as "perfect, rare, delicate miniatures". More generally, as part of a larger bit on body issues she noted that she somehow managed to master being thin, but then they start laying the expectations.
-->''"Skinny is in, I've got that covered. But now you have to have muscle tone too! I'm already hungry and tired; now I gotta go work out?!"''
* Marcel Lucont wrote a comedic poem about how small breasts are so much better than larger breasts, and that women should be proud of them.
* Ana Radic, a Serbian comedian, is greatly overjoyed that men pester her more well endowed sister and has described her modestly endowed chest as a gift that allows people to focus on what she's saying. Considering most of her humor comes from being the GirlNextDoor and a ShrinkingViolet, she has a very strong male fanbase in her home country despite not being as chesty as the Serbian media says a woman should be, and she is thrilled about it.
-->''"It turns out, in comedy, being funny is important! Who knew? The world is crazy like that."''

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Rita in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' comments that she's glad she has a flat chest, because boobs the size of [[GagBoobs Judith's]] would bounce around too much and make it difficult for her to concentrate.
* [[CuteBruiser Suika Ibuki]] from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' is often portrayed as having this in {{Fanon}}. In fact, there's an entire song titled ''Tsurupettan'', complete with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xX050NcDNAU a video]] (warning: very addictive!), which is essentially a high-spirited hymn to UsefulNotes/{{pettanko}}s all around the world. In case you are interested in the origins of the song and video, refer to [[http://bluemist.animeblogger.net/archives/animeme-tsurupettan/ this post]].
** For extra hilarity, the video has [[OtakuSurrogate Kaguya]] quoting [[Manga/LuckyStar Konata's]] famous line [[FunnyBackgroundEvent in the background]] (see 0:52).
** Then [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qx54v81AH2U&feature=related combine that song]] with the above mentioned ''Manga/LuckyStar'', for ensuing hilarity.
** Innocent Key takes the joke and runs over the hills waving it like some prankster waving a stolen bra as though it was a flag with this song, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hsLwTLBE0Y Touhou Holy Water Festival - The Troubled Maidens Year ~Pappa~]]'', which portrays many of the girls as being utterly insecure about their size.
** ''[[VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry Umineko]]'' borrows the song, when Jessica cosplays as Marisa in [=EP2=] of the original sound novel (5th episode of the anime). However, Jessica herself [[WorldOfBuxom isn't this.]]
* Archers in the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' series are proud of their (lack of) assets, in stark contrast to most other UsefulNotes/{{Pettanko}} characters. Probably because boobs get in the way of shooting properly.
* In ''VideoGame/Disgaea4APromiseUnforgotten'''s DLC Nether Battle tournament, there's a scene where flat characters talk about the difficulties that come with being buxom, and how lucky are they don't have to worry about that. Then it's revealed they've been attacking every buxom character they come across.
* Ryuujou from ''VideoGame/KantaiCollection'' prides herself of her distinctive silhouette, referencing how the real Ryuujou did not have an island on it, making her carrier deck completely flat. However, official 4-komas and ''especially'' fanart gives her ACupAngst.
* In ''VideoGame/HunieCamStudio'' 'Flat Chest' is a fetish that can be catered to. Audrey, Zoey, and Lailani all appeal to that.

* ''Webcomic/TwiceBlessed'' has Pella, who [[http://www.twiceblessedcomic.com/?webcomic_post=25 definitely]] can work the petite look.
* Played for laughs in ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'' when resident UsefulNotes/{{Pettanko}} Missi immediately switches from ACupAngst to Petite Pride because Ash accidentally gave her the impression that she prefers small-breasted women. Missi instantly goes from angsting over her flat chest (her ImagineSpot is the page image for IHaveBoobsYouMustObey) to trying to capitalize on it.
* ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'':
** Mistress is very flat-chested but given the kind of clothes she wears, it's probably safe to say she's not self-conscious about it.
** Greir is also small, but it never seems to affect her.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Magience}}'', Crystal doesn't like having large breasts, so she deliberately gives [[PlayerCharacter Rune]] a flat chest.
--> '''Hydra:''' Flat as a washboard. You're practically concave!\\
'''Rune:''' Yes ma'am!

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In the "Beefsquatch" episode of ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'', Linda goes on ''Hey Good Cookin''', pulls up her shirt and reveals her 36A breasts on live television.