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Breast Shape Dictionary

Every woman is unique, and here at Sheer, we celebrate all different breast shapes!
Trust us, there’s definitely the right bra out there for you. Understanding your breast shape will help you find the best bra to complement your natural curves.

  • Athletic
  • Wide Set
  • Teardrop
  • Round
  • Asymmetric
  • Bell

Athletic Shape

SHAPE:

The athletic bust usually has a larger underbust measurement and a smaller cup, with firmer and less tissue overall in your breast. This shape tends to require less support in bras.

COMMON FIT ISSUES:

Gaping cups tend to be a common occurrence due to the lack of volume.

Recommended Bras

Look for lightly padded bralettes for more comfort, or a push up bra to give shape and definition. Bras with more shallow cups also prevent gaping cups.

STELLA MCCARTNEY

THE LITTLE BRA COMPANY

NATORI

Wide Set Shape

SHAPE:

Just like the name suggests, Wide Set Shaped breasts are wide set breasts with your nipples pointing away from your chest center.

COMMON FIT ISSUES:

Cleavage can be difficult to achieve with certain bras, or the bra center panel can sometimes feel too narrow.

Recommended Bras

Look for a plunge bra with either light or push up padding to help center your breasts and give it a lift.

LA PERLA

HANRO

NATORI

Teardrop Shape

SHAPE:

Teardrop Shapes have more fullness at the bottom of the breast than at the top. The top of your breast tends to have less tissue, but the most of your volume at the bottom.

COMMON FIT ISSUES:

The cups can gap at the top due to a lack of volume at the top of your breast.

Recommended Bras

For both an everyday bra, or a special occasion bra, a plunge bra will work best for you, with or without padding. A balconette bra with padding or a slight push will also help give your breasts a lift.

LA PERLA

HANRO

NATORI

Round Shape

SHAPE:

Your breasts have equal, firm fullness above and below the nipple.

COMMON FIT ISSUES:

Depending on the style, round breasts can occasionally experience spillage due to the cups of the bra being too shallow.

Recommended Bras

For an everyday bra, opt for a fuller coverage bra if you need more support. Otherwise, most styles will look flattering on you. For an ultra-flattering fit, try a balconette bra.

CHANTELLE

THE LITTLE BRA COMPANY

NATORI

Asymmetric Shape

SHAPE:

Breast asymmetry occurs when one breast has a different size, volume, position, or form from the other. Breast asymmetry is very common and affects more than half of all women.

COMMON FIT ISSUES:

Due to the differences in the size or shape of each breast, it can be hard to find a bra that fits both breasts perfectly.

Recommended Bras

Bras with removable padding or additional ‘cookies’ for inserts will be your best friend! They will help you balance out the sizing of the bra.

CHANTELLE

THE LITTLE BRA COMPANY

THE LITTLE

Bell Shape

SHAPE:

Bell shaped breasts tend to have very little tissue at the top of the chest, and a lot of volume and fullness at the bottom. This shape is most commonly seen amongst larger cup sizes.

COMMON FIT ISSUES:

Bras that are not well constructed will often not provide enough coverage or support for the larger cup sizes.

Recommended Bras

Look for a full coverage underwire bra or wireless bralette to provide adequate support for your breasts.

THE LITTLE BRA COMPANY

NATORI

HANRO

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