Which Bra to Wear for Your Breast Shape?


  • Different breast shapes require different bra styles for comfort and support.
  • Balcony and t-shirt style bras work best for asymmetric shapes, while round shapes work with most bra styles.
  • Plunge bras are best for east-west shapes, while full cup or balcony style bras work best for pendulous and bell-shaped breasts.

Breasts come in all shapes and sizes, and it’s important to find a bra that suits your shape to ensure comfort and support. In this Whiteboard Wednesday video, we learn about the most common breast shapes and which bras work best for each of them.


The asymmetric breast shape is less about the actual shape and more about the difference in size between breasts. Typically, one breast is larger than the other. The best bra styles for this shape are the balcony and t-shirt style bras. The balcony bra offers less coverage and has a stretch lace cup that is more forgiving in terms of fitting and forming around the breasts. If you find that the size difference is noticeable, you can use removable pads to help balance and create symmetry.


Did you know that all bra manufacturers mold their bras on the round breast shape? This shape has full density at the top and bottom of the breast, making it a versatile shape that can work with most bra styles. If you prefer fuller coverage, go for a full coverage bra. If you want less coverage without a push-up, try a plunge bra. Push-up bras are also an option if you want more lift.

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The east-west breast shape is characterized by breasts that point outwards and downwards in opposite directions. They tend to be fuller at the bottom and sides, with lower density at the top. The best bra styles for this shape are plunge bras, which bring the breasts up and more central, or bras with side support panels that bring the breasts in from the side and bring them forward and up.


Pendulous breasts face downwards, with nipples that also point downwards. There is more density at the bottom of the breast, with low density at the top. The best bra styles for this shape are full cup bras, which offer full coverage and more shaping and support, or balcony style bras, which offer less coverage but still provide good support and shaping.


The bell-shaped breast is narrow at the top and fuller at the bottom, creating a bell shape. The nipples point downwards. The best bra styles for this shape are full coverage or full cup bras, or balcony style bras.

In conclusion, it’s important to find a bra that suits your breast shape to ensure comfort and support. The above mentioned bra styles are the most suitable for each breast shape. It’s worth noting that this list is not exhaustive, and there are many more bra styles available that may suit your individual needs. So, take the time to try on different bra styles and find the perfect fit for you.


Sarah is a seasoned bra specialist with over 10 years of experience in designing and recommending bras for women of all shapes and sizes. Her expertise in the latest trends, fabrics, and technologies in the lingerie industry makes her the go-to person for finding the perfect bra to fit any need or style.

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