7 Types of Breast Shapes

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Buying a bra isn't all to do with size; it turns out we should be thinking about which shape our breasts are in order to select a bra style that will be the most flattering. We’ve identified 7 unique breast shapes and matched each shape to its ideal bra style. Work out which shape most sounds like yours, and you'll be enlightened to find out your ideal type of bra:

1. Round

If your breasts appear to be equally full at both the top and bottom, then you've got Round breasts. People with this breast shape don't tend to need particularly structured, padded bras, as you don't need the bra to help shape the breasts - nature's done that for you.



2. East West

Do your nipples point outwards? If so, you're probably an East West kinda girl. Or even if your actual nipples don't point in opposite directions of the compass, if your general breast area seems to gravitate away from the center of your chest, then you can put yourself in this category too. T-shirt bra styles will be the most flattering for anyone with East West breasts, thanks to the fact that it smooths over the shape and helps to draw them in.

3. Side Set

If your breasts have a wide space between them, then your work here is done because you've got Side Set breasts. These tend to be a little fuller in shape than those who come under the East West category and best suit bras which hoist your breasts up and draw them in, like all of the styles in the Upbra line do.

4. Tear Drop

Tear Drop breasts are fairly self explanatory. If they're rounded but slightly less full at the top, then you can identify with having Tear Drops. These are the most easy-going type of breast shape, suiting most bras.

5. Asymmetric

It might sound odd, but most women have asymmetry in their breasts in some shape or form. The cleavage-control straps in all Upbra bras and swim tops allows you to adjust each side of your breasts separately, so you can even things out as needed.

6. Slender

Slender breasts tend to be slimmer at the top, fuller at the bottom, and longer than they are wide. They are also generally relatively small in cup size. For this type of chest, the most flattering style is a plunge bra with padding to help with size as well as helping give you some lift.. 

7. Bell Shape

Bell Shape breasts sound characteristically similar to Slender breasts, but Bell Shapes tend to be larger cup sizes. So when bra shopping, think support. A T-shirt bra will help avoid spillage.

So there you go, which one are you? And remember, when you go bra shopping in the future, remember to look for three key things: no gaping or overflow in the cups, no slippage or digging in the straps, and make sure you can slip two fingers underneath the back of the bra band.

Happy bra shopping!


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