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Breast Shapes


The beauty with our breasts is that they do come in all different shapes and sizes and sometimes it can be difficult to find the right bra to suit our breast shape. Our team at Knicker Locker have put together a guide to show you the popular breast shapes and what bra would suit best.




ASYMMETRIC - This is where one of your breasts is larger than the other.


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.


ATHLETIC - Breasts with less tissue and wider muscle.


A classic push up bra would help accentuate the curves and create more of a cleavage.


BELL SHAPE - 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.


EAST WEST - Where the nipples are pointing in the opposite directions and breasts gravitate to the outside.


A padded bra or T shirt bra will flatter your natural breast shape whilst bringing your breasts close together.


RELAXED - Lax tissue and nipples pointing downwards.


A padded bra or push up bra will give your breasts more shape at the top and lift the breasts.


ROUND - Equally full at the top and bottom.


A simple underwired bra or balcony bra without any padding will be comfortable and keep your natural round shape.


SIDE SET - Wide space in between the breasts.


A plunge bra or balcony bra will pull the breasts closer together and the centre wires will be low enough not to dig into your breast bone. You may find full cup bras will dig in as they are higher in the centre gore.


SLENDER - Breasts that are smaller on the top than the bottom and longer than they are wide.


A plunge bra or padded balcony bra would work well to make the top of the breasts appear fuller.


TEAR DROP - Rounded but slightly shallower at the top than the bottom.


This shape can accommodate most bra styles from a balcony bra to a plunge bra.


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