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Breast Shape Guide


The beauty with our breasts is that they do come in all different shapes and sizes, but sometimes it can be difficult to find the right bra to suit our breast shape. Here is a simple guide to show you easily identifiable breast shapes as well as what bra style would suit each shape the best. 

ASYMMETRIC - Asymmetric is where one of the breasts is larger than the other one. A padded bra with removal pads can help equal out the breasts. Simply remove the padding from the bigger side and you can either use one or two pads for the smaller side.  Suggested bra style: Padded Bra   

 ATHLETIC - Athletic is where the breasts have less tissue and wider muscle. A classic push up bra would help accentuate the curves and create more of a cleavage. Suggested bra style: Push Up Bra    

BELL - Bell shape is where the breasts are slimmer at the top but fuller at the bottom. You need a full cup bra with lots of support to lift the breasts up. Suggested bra style: Full Cup Bra 

EAST WEST - East West is where the nipples are pointing in the opposite directions and the breasts gravitate to the outside. A padded bra or t-shirt bra will flatter your natural breast shape whilst bringing your breasts close together. Suggested bra style: Padded or  T-Shirt Bra                                         

RELAXED - Relaxed is where the lax tissue and nipples are pointing downwards on the breasts. A padded bra or push up bra will give your breasts more shape at the top and lift the breasts. Suggested bra style: Padded or Push Up Bra 

ROUND - Round is where the breasts are equally full at the top and bottom. A simple underwire bra or balconette bra without any padding will be comfortable and keep your natural round shape. Suggested bra style: Balconette Bra  

SIDE SET - Side set is where there is a wide space in between the breast. A plunge bra or balconette bra will pull the breasts closer together and the center wires will be low enough not to dig into your breastbone. You may find full cup bras will dig in as they are higher in the center front. Suggested bra style: Plunge or Balconette Bra 

TEAR DROP - Tear drop is where the breasts are rounded but slightly shallower at the top than the bottom. This shape can accommodate most bra styles from a balconette, bralette bra to a plunge bra. Suggested bra styles: Balconette or Bralette 

FULL FIGURE - Full figure breasts are a similar shape to round, but may need more support from the sides and often, bras with a wider back band can be more comfortable. Full coverage and push up bras all work well for this breast shape. Suggested bra style: Full Cup or Push Up Bras

Whilst most bra shapes and styles can be worn by all women, there are some which may work better than others in comfort and fit depending on your breast shape. For more information regarding suggested bra styles, visit our Bra Style Guide or email us at