Breasts are unique. When we see a particular celebrity strutting down the runway, their dress, outfit, and lingerie are, for the most part, on point. Stylists understand that there is no one size fits all when it comes to bras and lingerie that what works well on one woman, may not necessarily work on another. It's a delicate balance when it comes to bras, and like most clothes and brands, there is a little disparity between sizes and fits. A 34D in one brand may fit you perfectly, but that doesn't necessarily mean that a 34D in every other brand is going to be exactly the same.
The thing is with the way fabrics are cut, the types of fabrics, and a variety of other minute differences means that there may be a disparity between fits, combine this with the idea that some bras are angled, to fit certain breast shapes and you're throwing further confusion into the mix. The thing is that bra sizes should be used as a general guide, for the most part they'll fit comfortably, but when it comes to bra fittings, you don't necessarily want comfort, you want perfection.
It's interesting to note that many people have made it their thing to study all things breasts and recently there has been brought out a dictionary of sorts of breasts that hassummarized all breast shapes into 7 different shapes. Some women are even suggesting that this is limiting, with different polls across lingerie sites asking the same question variedly phrased.
'Do you believe that there are 7 types of breasts shapes, or do you believe that there are more'
The majority of websites are polling that there are more, however there are still a considerable percentage that believe that the group that prides itself on the study of breasts, has got this one right. Here are the seven different types of breasts that the group has identified.
1. Round Breasts:
Round breasts are just that. Round. If you're looking at your breasts and they're equally full at both the top and the bottom, then congratulations, you have round breasts. This is generally the type and shape that most people opt for with enlargement surgery. If you have round breasts then you need to ensure that the weight is evenly distributed among the bra as you can quickly, and easily develop issues. You also want to avoid shaping bras such as push-ups and padded bras, as they don't necessarily need to be reshaped. You've just naturally got it.
2. East and West Breasts:
If your breasts don't congregate and towards the center of your chest, and instead point outwards to the sides, then you're most like an east and west breast type. This will also include women, whose nipples will point outwards and to the sides as well. These types of breasts make chest split dresses look amazing, as you'll naturally gravitate away from the chest center and fill these dresses out. Allowing you to potentially have an open shirt style dress on. If you're after a bra type though, you'll want something that brings the shape back together, smooth’s it over and so that it'll reform underneath your outfit.
3. Side Set:
If your breasts have a natural separation to them, yet don't face outwards, then you're going to swing right on into this category. Side Set breasts tend to be a little fuller than east and west girls, but you'll generally need a similar kind of bra. One that pulls them slightly back in and hoists them up.
4. Tear drops:
Tear drop breasts are pretty self-explanatory. Thicker and rounder on the bottom than what they are on the top. These are considered to be the easiest fitting of breast types, and will suit pretty much any style of bra. However, keep in mind that you will need to support these types a little more than usual, due to the delicate nature of the skin ligaments towards the top. It's important, unless you want some extra pain or some gravity affected breasts, that you support this type as best as you can, and as often as you can.
5. Slender Breasts:
Slender breasts are a little trickier. There's a lot of measurements that need to be taken in order to determine if you have slender breasts. Right, ready?Slender breasts will be heavier on the bottom than they are at the top.Slender breasts will be longer than they are wide.
As I said, it's an extra dimension that you need to consider in order to determine if you have slender breasts. With this type of breast type, you're looking at something to give you both some lift, and some padding to give you some extra size as well. If you can manage that, you'll be set.
Like testicles, there's generally one breast that sits higher than the other in some shape or form. If it's notably higher than the other than this is the type of breast that you have. In most case the difference in size isn't great enough that you need specially fitted bras, so if you're looking for some balance, try a bra with removable pads and take one of them out so that should hopefully balance it out for you.
7. Bell shaped:
Bell shaped are closely related to Slender Breasts, but are generally considered to be much fuller. Again, you need to be thinking of support when it comes to bell shaped breasts.
And there you have it. The seven different types of breasts that you need to consider. You just need to remember that when you're shopping for bras that you need to avoid gaping bras, overflow in the cups and also digging straps, or strap that aren't quite sticking. If you don't necessarily fit into any of the particular types here, then you might need to consider which one you most closely are related to, and go from there.