Asymmetrical boobs are a common thing! If you have one breast bigger or fuller than the other, don't worry you are certainly not alone. All boobs are different and bust shapes or sizes can vary drastically. Asymmetrical breasts can make it super tricky to find the right bra but there are plenty of solutions. Check out this blog on how to find the best bras for asymmetrical breasts. Here you will find bra suggestion and recommendations, plus top tips on how to fit your lingerie to asymmetrical breasts.
Best bras for asymmetrical breasts
1. Padded - Choosing a padded bra will mask your asymmetry. The padding will fill out the cup so your smaller bust won't be so noticeable. If you went for a non-padded or sheer bra, you would likely see the asymmetry under your clothing. The Parfait Charlotte Padded Bra or the Curvy Kate Delightfull Full Cup Bra are great choices.
2. High apex - Gaping is a common issue with asymmetrical breasts but a high apex bra will help. Essentially high apex bras rise up a little higher and become more of a curved triangle shape as the cup joins the straps. You may find that your smaller boob will gape at the top of your cup if you wear something low cut or with a balcony style. The high apex just gives you more fabric to hide or prevent gaping. We recommend Freya Expression High Apex Bra or Gossard Gypsy High Apex Padded Plunge.
3. Push up - Push up bras can help with asymmetry as lifting your bust upwards with thicker padding, can mask the asymmetry. Push up padding will make your smaller breast look fuller and perkier too. This is also great if you have a lack of tissue at the top of your breast. The Wonderbra Refined Glamour Push Up Bra is an absolute push up staple, so make sure you get your hands on this popular bra.
4. Moulded - A moulded bra is ideal for asymmetry as this type of bra has a firmer structure so the cups won't fold or crease if one boob doesn't fully fill it. The moulded cups often have foam or thicker padding which will contour to your shape but also give you a defined and firm shape. Try the Freya Idol Allure Moulded Balcony Bra or the Curvy Kate Luxe Strapless Multiway Bra.
5. Removeable padding - This is the ideal solution for asymmetrical breasts! If you buy a bra with removable padding you can simply only wear the padding in one cup. Your smaller breast will be shaped, supported and given a little boost. This padding will help to fill the cup and even out the size. The Pour Moi Rebel Padded Plunge Bra and the Marie Jo Jane Push Up Bra both have removable padding. Problem solved!
Tips for asymmetrical boobs
Fit to the bigger boob - One top tip is to always buy your bra to fit the larger boob. It is much better to have one cup too big than one cup too small. If the larger breast has the perfect fit, you can simply fill out the smaller boob. Make sure you also buy the right size to ensure the best fit. You can see our bra fitting guide here >
Make adjustments - Once you have your bra, it is tempting to just throw it on as it is. But that is not the best way to fit your bra. You need to make adjustments so the bra feels tailored to your body. Firstly you should scoop up your smaller boob when you have the bra on to ensure all the breast tissue is contained by the cup. Then you can adjust your straps to help even out the fit. You may need to make the strap shorter for the smaller boob to help lift it and support the tissue so it stays in place.
Consider fabric - Before you decide on the perfect bra, you should have a look at the fabric type. With asymmetrical breasts, you need a supportive material that holds its structure without your bust in it. Some bras are designed with soft and sheer fabric which completely exposes your natural breast shape. If you want to even out the appearance of the bust then avoid those kinds of fabrics. Opt for something with foam or 3 part cups which just add a firm structure. With Belle Lingerie you can get free UK delivery and returns so why not order a few bras so you can feel the fabric for yourself.