Describing your breasts will have two considerations : breast shape and breast type.
 
Using the Breast Type Guide, narrow down what breast type best describes you.
 
This isn’t an exact science either, sometimes you will be mostly one breast type with parts of another. Don’t worry. As long as you have a good handle on how to describe your breast type, you will be good.
 
Our bodies can be incredibly different and there are lots of bras to accommodate this. Our goal is to help you find the right ones for you.
 
The ability to identify and describe your breasts is very helpful when you buy bras. Especially if you can’t shop in person at your local bra store.
 
If you do a virtual bra fitting or buy bras online, this information helps you sort through the options.
 
If you are on a journey to find a bra that fits, spending a few minutes to define your breast type has value.

ROUND OR TEAR DROP SHAPE

These breast shape is firm and generally can wear almost any kind of bra style easily.

Round Shape

round shape breast

Tear Drop Shape

Tear Drop Shape

Best Bras Types for Round or Tear Shape Breasts

Most styles will work.

PLUNGE

BALCONETTE

WIRELESS

DEMI

RELAXED SHAPE

These breasts are soft and tend to sit lower down. This body type benefits from a bra with more lifting and shaping power, like a full coverage or push up style. It’s worth noting that many bras that suit this body type already have a bit of a push up design built in.

Relaxed Shape Breast

Best Bra Types for Relaxed Shape Breasts

T-SHIRT

BALCONETTE

PUSH-UP

ATHLETIC SHAPE

This breast shape is generally small and firm and don’t require as much support. This means you can wear fun bralettes and plunge bras if you like that look or a fuller coverage bra if you want something simpler.

Athletic Shape Breasts

Best Bra Types for Athletic Shape Breasts

T-SHIRT

PLUNGE

WIRELESS

WIDE SET SHAPE

If you feel like a lot of your breast tissue is under your arms then you are probably wide set. Plunge bras, full coverage bras and push up bras can all help with this issue. Make sure you’re properly swooping and scooping into your bra every time you put it on as well to shift your tissue back towards the center of your body.

Breast Type Wide Set

Best Bra Types for Wide Set Shape Breasts

PUSH-UP

T-SHIRT

SPACER

CONTOUR 

PLUNGE

ASYMMETRICAL SHAPE

This is a common concern in lingerie store fitting rooms! Many women have asymmetrical breasts and it is a surprisingly common breast shape. If the difference between each side is enough to bother you then you can add an insert on your smaller side. Plunge, full coverage and push up bras all work well with this shape.

Breast Type Asymmetrical

Best Bra Types for Asymmetrical Shape Breasts

The general rule is to fit to the larger breast.

Bras with inserts work well.

PLUNGE BRAS

T-SHIRT BRAS.

FULL FIGURE SHAPE

There are a lot of great full figure speciality brands creating bras just for this breast shape. This shape is normally round but needs more side support with a wider back band. Almost any style works as long as these design standards are met, which means you’ll have lots of choices when it comes to bras. Look for bras with “U-back” in the description if you are unsure.

Full Figure Breast Shape

Best Bra Types for Full Figure Shape

FULL CUP

MINIMIZER

UNDERWIRED 

CONCLUSION

This brief guide should help those of you searching for some information on your breasts and taking control of your boob knowledge.

 

If you are looking to get more in depth knowledge on this topic, check out Reddit’s A Bra That Fits group. Great knowledge and an excellent community.

Another great place to find information, images, and detailed information on bras is at BRATABASE.

 

Good luck on your bra knowledge quest!