Bra Fitting Solutions For Asymmetrical Boobs
Asymmetrical boobs are much more common than you’d think. In fact, in one study, 88 out of 100 women reported having naturally uneven breasts.
Though the exact cause of asymmetry is unknown, it’s possible that breast asymmetry could be influenced by hormones, genetics, puberty, pregnancy, and menopause among other things.
Unfortunately, uneven breasts are typically seen as a ‘flaw’ in today’s society (even though very few women have naturally round and perky breasts without surgery). As if that isn’t enough, women who have a large difference in cup size often struggle with finding bras that fit.
So, how do you find bras that fit when your boobs are two different sizes? And, if you don’t like the look of your uneven breasts, how do you make them look more symmetrical? Read on for our top tips on finding the right bra and a few ways to visually even out your bra size.
Opt for a bra that fits the larger breast
If one of your breasts if one or more cup sizes larger than the other, it’s best to fit the larger breast. You don’t want your breast tissue spilling out or over the cups. Fitting for the larger breast can also help prevent some of the discomfort and pain that a too small bra can bring.
On the other hand, if your boobs are less than one cup size different, you may be able to get away with fitting the smaller boob instead. But before you buy a new bra, do the scoop and swoop in the fitting room and check to make sure that there is no spillage over the cup of the larger breast. If you do notice spillage, go up a cup size to get the best fit or move on to a different style.
Try on different bra styles
You might find that a plunge bra or push-up demi cup bra fits you better than a full coverage or unlined bra. With asymmetrical boobs, demi bras, balconette bras, and push-up bras typically fit the best. If you really want to even out your breasts, try a push-up bra with removable padding, then take out the padding in the pocket of the larger cup. Voila! The rounded shape of the push-up bra’s molded cups will even out your breasts and make them look more symmetrical. And under a t-shirt, no one will know that your boobs are asymmetrical but you.
Try a bralette
Instead of trying to change them, why not embrace your asymmetrical boobs? If you’re looking for a pretty, lightweight bra, opt for a bralette. In addition to being on trend, bralettes have more leeway in terms of fit – so it’s easier to get a comfortable fit.
If you like more of a rounded shape under your tops, try a padded bralette. Bralettes design can vary – from unlined bralettes to bralettes with removable padded inserts – so there is sure to be a bralette out there for you. We recommend checking out our Adriana Lace Bralette if you’re in the mood for a cute, structured bralette that feels ultra supportive and looks beautiful on.
Don’t forget to adjust the straps
You may find that your smaller breast needs a tighter strap than your larger breast. Your bra straps don’t need to be even, so remember to adjust the straps so the fit is as supportive as possible for both breasts.
Just like areolas, boobs come in all shapes and sizes – from asymmetrical to round and slender to wide set – and they are all perfect as they are. So, instead of seeing your asymmetrical boobs as a flaw, why not focus on finding bras that fit well and feel good? Life is too short to worry about ‘imperfections’. If you’re wearing a bra you like and there’s a noticeable difference in cup size, the only opinion that matters is yours.
One last and very important thing to mention: If unevenness in one or both of your breasts is a new or recent change, be sure to visit your doctor as sudden changes in breast tissue size and shape could be a sign of something more serious.
Related: How Should A Bralette Fit?
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Whether you’re shopping for new everyday bras or lingerie for a special occasion, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit well and feel good, especially when you’re doing it on your own. If you’ve ever felt unsure about your bra size or you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.
Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.
If you’ve struggled with finding bras in the right size, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.
Happy bra shopping!