All women are different and that is why breasts are also different! Knowing your shape and size is essential to choose both the model as well as the bra cup that better adapts to your anatomy.
Breasts are the female attribute which receive more attention, the one we try to project or that on occasions, are a reason for aesthetic frustrations. Even though the “standard” measures of the cleavage are often small, medium or large, the truth is that there exist seven types of breasts, at least according to the American lingerie brand ThirdLove.
Asymmetric.They are characterized because visibly one is larger than the other. This may present a tedious problem which involves fillings and several minutes in front of the mirror to “balance” them.
East and West. These are breasts, that although they are curved, have a separation and the nipples point to opposite directions, thus the name that identifies them, like the cardinal points.
Svelte. These are thin breasts, without much mammary tissue, which makes them slightly bulky in the upper part and less on the bottom, but small. Experts recommend the use of a low neckline bra to join them and give more volume.
Tear Shape. They are different because they droop, a less flattering silhouette that is helped with a good support. Your best options are bras with ribs and nylon seams.
Spaced. Among the types of breasts, these are the most symmetric and the nipples are “where they should be”. Nevertheless, the space that divides them can influence against using different types of clothing.
Pear Shaped. They are naturally large, due to muscle, tissue and fat of the area. Their distinctive feature is that they are narrower on the upper part and, when dropping, their size increases. To keep them firm, we recommend bras with wider straps and perfectly adjusted.
Rounded. Among the different types of breasts it is the “ideal” one –that is why they are the most popular shape for plastic surgeries. They are equally full and the nipples are in the center. If you thought that your breasts were not common, don’t worry anymore! You saw the great variety that exists, we are all different and once you know your type of breasts you can choose the bra that better adapts to your needs and thus you will feel more comfortable.
Katie Peachesa is a sex and lingerie blogger based out of the urban chic Wapping in the heart of East London, United Kingdom. In her spare time, Katie enjoys photography, yoga and fitness, a bit of boxing, traveling, keeping up with the latest fashion trends and mudlarking and exploring pastoral settings. You are likely to find Katie in an artisan cafe in Brick Lane on a Saturday afternoon furiously typing her next article on her laptop whilst she is sipping on her flat white and drawing inspiration from the hustle and bustle in the heart of creative London. Katie runs the "Fashion Life Mag" and has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Allure, Grazia, Tatler, Evening Standard and other popular media outlets.