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What Is the Best Bra for My Breast Shape?

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What Is the Best Bra for My Breast Shape?

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Tricia Ismail
Senior Editor

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.

Breast Shape Dictionary: illustration depicting different breast shape styles

 


Asymmetric: One Breast Is Larger Than the Other

Illustration of Asymmetric Breast Shape: 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.

Other options: Plunge, T-Shirt Bra or Perfect Coverage


Athletic: Wider, More Muscular Breasts with Less Tissue

Illustration of Athletic Breast Shape: 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.

Other options: Uplift Plunge or Racerback


Bell Shape: Slimmer at the Top, Fuller at the Bottom

Illustration of Bell Shape Breasts: 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 optionsBalconette


East West: Nipples Pointing Outward in Opposite Directions

Illustration of East West Breast Shape: 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.

Other optionsPerfect Coverage or Racerback


Relaxed: Breasts with Lax Tissue and Nipples Pointing Downward

Illustration of Relaxed Breast Shape: 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 optionsRacerback


Round: Equally Full At the Top and Bottom

Illustration of Round Breast Shape: 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.

Other optionsT-Shirt or Wireless


Slender: Thin Breasts with Nipples Pointing Down

Illustration of Slender Breast Shape: 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.

Other optionsT-Shirt or Balconette


Side Set: Wide Space between Breasts

Illustration of Side Set Breast Shape: 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.

Other optionsT-Shirt or Plunge


Tear Drop: Round, but Slightly Less Full at the Top

Illustration of Tear Drop Breast Shape: 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.

Other optionsRacerback or T-Shirt

To learn more about the right fit for you, check out our Breast Shape Dictionary, or take our Fit Finder® quiz.

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