Nov. 15, 2018
All breasts are created equal, and they come in all shapes and sizes.
But did you know that the shape of your breast can affect what kind of bra style fits you best? We’ll break down the nine most common breast shapes, and the best type of bra for each to (as always) help you find a bra that truly fits you.
Asymmetric: One Breast Is Larger Than the Other
In nature, perfect symmetry is not the norm, so when you think of the Asymmetric breast shape, it is more common than you think! For this breast shape, an Uplift Plunge Bra is perfect. Our 24/7™ Classic Uplift Plunge bra includes removable inserts to help you customize your fit, and even out any difference between your breasts. Additionally, the angled cups are made to form to the natural curve of each breast, giving you some added flexibility if one breast is smaller than the other.
Athletic: Wider, More Muscular Breasts with Less Tissue
Cup gaping tends to be a common issue for Athletic shapes due to the lack of volume up top. Explore t-shirt styles, like our 24/7™ Classic T-Shirt Bra, which will form to your breasts and support you comfortably.
Bell Shape: Slimmer at the Top, Fuller at the Bottom
For the Bell Shape, a T-shirt bra is an ideal choice. The cups and wire support will lift your breasts and allow them to sit completely in the cups where they belong. If you wear a larger cup size (D or above), we recommend a Perfect Coverage style with padded straps to provide more coverage, comfort and lift.
Other options: Balconette
East West: Nipples Pointing Outward in Opposite Directions
For women with this breast type, we recommend an Uplift Plunge style. The angled cups help to gather and redirect your breasts to the front of your body and prevent overflow on the sides. For a prime example of this silhouette, try our 24/7™ Lace Contour Plunge.
Relaxed: Breasts with Lax Tissue and Nipples Pointing Downward
For a Relaxed breast shape, lifting support is crucial. Great bra styles for this include T-Shirt and Balconette bras as the wires go all along the bottom of the breast to keep you comfortably in the cup.
Other options: Racerback
Round: Equally Full At the Top and Bottom
Round breasts work with most styles. But if you’re looking for natural cleavage, we recommend trying a Balconette, as your shape will fill out the bra cup nicely.
Slender: Thin Breasts with Nipples Pointing Down
For slender breasts, we recommend any kind of support with an upward lift, like the Uplift Plunge style. For other bra options, the T-shirt and Balconette bras will also complement this shape.
Side Set: Wide Space between Breasts
For Side Set breasts, we recommend an Uplift Plunge Style, which helps to bring your breasts closer together, towards the center of your chest.
Tear Drop: Round, but Slightly Less Full at the Top
For this shape, a Balconette style is perfect for you to help even out the volume distribution in your breasts while also eliminating any cup gaping.