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.
We know that having asymmetrical breasts is totally normal. But just because it's common doesn't make it any less frustrating to find a bra that fits both your girls just right.
We asked Ra'el Cohen, chief creative officer of ThirdLove, to guide us with tips on the best way to fit uneven boobs—plus, which bra styles are most comfortable for asymmetrical breasts.
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 five of our favorite styles for asymmetrical breasts.
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