The 7 Most Well-Known Types Of Breasts


1. Asymmetric

One breast is larger than the other; ranges from minor (barely noticeable) to more pronounced (as pictured).

Look best in:Bras with removable pads, so you can wear a pad (or two) on the smaller side to even out your look.

2. Bell Shape

Generally heavier breasts; narrower at the top, then drastically fuller toward the bottom.

Look best in: Full-coverage styles. Because the breasts are heavier, they can drag down the shoulders, causing the straps to slip (and reduce support).

3. East West

A gentle slope from top to bottom, but out to the sides; nipples point in opposite directions.

Look best in: Push-up or T-shirt styles, which flatter your natural shape while comfortably bringing your breasts closer together.

4. Side Set

A wide space in between the two breasts; nipples point a little more forward than East West.

Look best in: Balconette styles, which have more fabric above the cups to disguise a larger gap between breasts.

5. Slender

A little wider at the top, narrower at the bottom; generally skinny without a lot of breast tissue.

Look best in: Plunge styles, with or without push-up material. The plunge helps pull the breasts toward the middle to create a bit of cleavage.

6. Tear Drop

Similar to Bell Shape but with a much gentler slope; easily identifiable from the side.

Look best in: Plunge styles, with or without push-up material. The deeper neckline and cups create lift, which helps fill in the shallower top of the breasts.

7. Round

Equally full on top and bottom; often surgically enhanced, but not always.

Look best in: Balconette styles, which show off your perky shape. Consider Round breasts to bras as the Oval face to haircuts: They can pull off anything. (Lucky you.)