Whether you're a rightie or a leftie, we've got your bra needs covered.
Not all boobs are exactly the same: Yours might be round, your sister's could be teardrop-shaped, your mother's east-west. You get the picture. Some women also have breasts that differ in size, with one that's a little larger than the other.
According to lingerie company ThirdLove's Fit Finder, an online quiz that calculates a woman's best-fitting bra size and style, about 12% of women have asymmetrical breasts. But intimates brand True & Co. reports an even higher number, saying a whopping 40% of women who take their bra fitting quiz have uneven boobs. Below, explore the best bras for uneven boobs and asymmetrical breasts that deliver the perfect level of coverage, support, and comfort.
The best bras for uneven boobs you can buy
- Best Overall: ThirdLove 24/7 Classic Contour Plunge Bra
- Best for Small Boobs: True & Co. True Body Triangle Lace Racerback Bralette
- Best Full-Coverage: Olga Easy Does It No Bulge Bra
- Best Underwire: ThirdLove 4/7 Lace Balconette Bra
- Best Wireless: Soma Enbliss Wireless Bra
- Best Post-Mastectomy: AnaOno Rora Pocketed Front Closure Bra
- Best for Big Boobs: Fantasie Fusion Side Support Bra
- Best Strapless Bra: Cosabella Never Say Never Curvy Flirtie Bandeau
The right way to fit uneven boobs
"To prevent fit issues like cup overflow, women with asymmetrical breasts will want to fit the larger breast first," Cohen tells Health. You'll then want to invest in a bra with removable inserts to help even out your smaller breast, she says. One genius hack? Simply remove the insert for the larger boob while keeping the insert in for the smaller boob. "The insert will help even the breasts out while still providing the lift and support you need."
Consider the material of the bra
If you walk through the undergarments section of a department store and immediately feel overwhelmed, you're not alone. There are so many decisions to make—lace or cotton? No padding or push-up? To make shopping easier, look for bra cups made of soft, supportive material, like memory foam, says Cohen. The reason: Memory foam contours to your body (so you won't be dealing with bra gap), allowing for a super natural fit.
Removable inserts are key
Repeat after us: Stay away from push-up padding. Just don't do it. Push-up bras won't solve the issue, Cohen says. "If you want to even out your breast size, the best solution is to select a bra style that has removable inserts that let you customize your fit and is comfortable for everyday wear."
Whether you're a rightie or a leftie, we've got your bra needs covered. Here are eight of our favorite styles for asymmetrical breasts.
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