A lot of women don’t have the same size breasts; it’s actually more common than most people think, and it’s nothing to be ashamed about. The degree to which breasts can be uneven does vary between women.
Some women may not think twice about the types of bras she buys, but for women with uneven breasts, it’s a good idea to be strategic. We have some tips for how to shop for bras for uneven breasts to help you embrace your body for what it is and avoid any major body changes.
Knowing your size as best as possible is absolutely crucial when you have uneven breasts. You want to ensure you measure yourself before shopping, or have someone else do it for you.
We can’t preach about bra fittings enough, because you need them! There’s no point in trying to shop for bras without one, as you’ll end up doing your breasts a disservice.
Buy For The Biggest Breast
Once you have your size, you want to shop bras that support your biggest breast.
Whether the size difference between both breasts are slight or prominent, you won’t be doing yourself any favors by serving the smaller breast. Your bigger breast will be constricted and uncomfortable. Bras that are too small are uncomfortable in general.
You may notice some gapping when you shop for bras this way, but don’t worry; there are ways to deal with it!
Shop Bras With Removable Pads
Luckily, the lingerie industry has learned that women are so unique, and have created bras that are convenient and easy to wear for women with different needs.
For uneven breasts, we recommend shopping bras with removable pads. This makes it easy to remove or insert padding as you need it to try and have the breasts look more symmetrical. Bras with sewn in pads or bump pads will do you a disservice, as they add bulk and aren’t removable.
You can also shop for lightly lined bras and slightly padded cups, because they don’t add much to your shape. A bra pad should be simple to slip into any gapping and go. You can still also go wire-free if that’s your preferred comfort level; again, fit is just key.
Use Bra Pads
Bra pads are also essential to have on hand, especially if your breast unevenness is a bit more pronounced.
While bra pads come in sets, you may only need one to make one breast match the other. We have bra pads that add a size, bra pads that help lift the breast, and pads for smaller breasts and bigger breasts. They’re soft and comfortable on the skin, and lightweight enough that you get used to them easily!
Remember, It’s Normal
Uneven breasts can be a cause for insecurity for many women. While we do share these tips to help women find the perfect bra and to help them even out their appearance, we also want to promote the beautiful uniqueness every woman is born with.
Most women don’t have symmetrical breasts. Most women don’t have even breasts! For some women, one breast hangs a little lower than the other. We may just not have paid enough attention. It’s okay, it’s normal, and it’s beautiful! There’s also nothing wrong with wanting to use bras and pads to make them look even.
Do YOU have any bra questions regarding uneven breasts, or any other fitting issue?
Let us know in the comments below, or reach out to our Bra Doctor!
Until next time,