Asymmetric Breasts: Best Bras For Uneven Breast Shapes

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Our team of Fit Specialists is here to help you find bras that feel like they were made for you. We’ve worked with thousands of women find their perfect fit, so we’re sharing some of our best advice here.


First of all, you’re in good company. Although 40% of women who take our Fit Finder® Quiz classify themselves as having asymmetric breasts, the numbers are actually much higher. Since no one is perfectly symmetrical, essentially 100% of women have asymmetry to some degree. Love your asymmetry? So do we! Want a more even silhouette? We can help with that, too.


Understanding Asymmetric Breasts

Asymmetric breast simply means one has some degree of unevenness on the breasts. This asymmetry might mean that one of the breasts might be slightly larger, fuller, or differently shaped than the other. This can be due to various factors such as genetics, hormonal changes, pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, or injuries. The degree of asymmetry varies from woman to woman and can change over time. While some women have a subtle difference that is barely noticeable, others may have a more noticeable difference that could affect their bra fit and size. 

At ThirdLove, we embrace and celebrate these unique differences. Your body is a work of art, and we want to empower you to embrace your individuality and find lingerie that fits well and enhances your natural beauty.

There are different types of asymmetric breasts based on their shape, size, and position of the breasts. The following are some of the common types:

  • Volume asymmetry happens when one of the breasts has more tissue than the other. The difference could be large enough to result in a difference in cup size. For example, one breast might be a B cup and the other a C cup. 
  • Position asymmetry: One breast might be sitting higher or lower than the other on the chest, resulting in a difference in the level of the nipples. 
  • Shape asymmetry: You could have one breast having a different shape than the other, which could result in a difference in the contour of your breasts. For example, one breast could have a teardrop shape while the other is round.
  • Direction asymmetry: This is when one breast points in a different direction than the other, resulting in a difference in the angle of the breasts. One nipple may point inward while the other point outwards.


Impact of Ill-Fitting Bras with Asymmetric Breasts

For most women with asymmetric breasts, finding a bra that fits and makes them feel confident and comfortable might be a struggle. Wearing an ill-fitted bra exacerbates the challenges of asymmetric breasts, leading to discomfort, irritation, self-consciousness, and a less-than-flattering silhouette. Without the proper support, your bra will only accentuate the difference between your breasts and create an uneven outline. 

Wearing a bra that is either too big or too small for one of your breasts can bring several problems. If your bra is too small for the larger breasts, you can experience spillage. This is when your breast overflows from the cup of your bra, creating unsightly bulges and lines under your clothes.

Conversely, if your bra fits the bigger breast but is too big for your smaller breast, leading to the bra not filling the cup properly, you will experience gaping. This happens when the space between your breast and bra cup creates a loose, saggy look.

If your bra is not properly adjusted to your body shape and posture or is too big, you might experience slipping. This could be the straps sliding off your shoulders or the band slipping off your back. This can create an insecure and uncomfortable fit that is unpleasant. On the other hand, if the bra is too small for your breasts or if the bra does not distribute the weight of your breasts evenly, it could end up constriction or digging in. This is where the band and the straps are too tight, digging into your skin and creating painful marks and irritation.

These problems can not only affect your appearance but also your health and well-being. By wearing an ill-fitting bra, one risks experiencing back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, poor posture, skin rashes, and even breast tissue damage. This is where a well-fitted and supportive bra comes into play. It is of utmost importance that you find a bra that properly fits your asymmetric breasts, giving you the support, comfort, and confidence that you deserve.


Can a Bra Fix My Uneven Breasts?

We get this question from customers and a great way to get a balanced look is to add a little lift to the smaller breast using the padding of a bra. The 24/7™ Classic Uplift Plunge Bra is a stellar option for breasts of all shapes and sizes for a few reasons.

The Classic Uplift Plunge’s secret to working with asymmetry is removable inserts. Wearing both inserts gives you lift when you want it, like an on-demand push-up bra. However, you can also wear the insert on just one side, giving your smaller breast a boost. The bra’s soft and beautiful mesh overlay provides sheer coverage and support while the deep neckline looks great on everyone.


How to Measure For Your Bra Size with Asymmetrical Breasts

Getting measured for a bra when you have asymmetrical breasts doesn’t have to be tricky. When taking the Fit Finder Quiz, we recommend answering the fit questions based on your larger breast. In general, it’s easier to size a bra to the larger breast since it’ll wear more comfortably while still having room to adjust to the smaller breast. Image the opposite scenario where you’re trying to fit the larger breast into a smaller cup! You’ll most likely experience overflow.

In your new size, the larger breast should fit comfortably in the cup without gaping or overflow. For the smaller breast, small inserts, such as the ones in the Classic Uplift Plunge, can be used to add volume so it’s fully supported and fills the cup for an even look.


Best Bras for Asymmetrical Breast Types

Finding the best bra for uneven breast size might have seemed like a challenge, but here at ThirdLove, we have made it easy for you. Our mission is to not only cater to various body shapes but also to address the specific needs of women, such as asymmetric breasts. Let us explore some of our top recommendations for bras for uneven breasts. What sets these bras apart is their innovative design, featuring removable padding that allows you to adjust and customize the fit for each breast individually. Adding a pad to the smaller breast and removing it from the larger breast allows you to adjust the volume and create a proportional look.



24/7® Classic Uplift Plunge Bra

Our 24/7® Classic Uplift Plunge Bra is a game-changer for women with asymmetric breasts. Crafted with comfort and versatility in mind, the 24/7 Classic Uplift Plunge Bra features removable padding that allows you to adjust and balance the lift of each breast. The bra also has a low-cut neckline and a deep center gore, which create a flattering and smooth silhouette.

Whether dressing up for a special occasion or going out and about your daily routine, the 24/7 classic uplift plunge bra will give you the perfect combination of support and style. It comes in several colors and sizes, including half-cup sizes, to ensure you always have a choice and get your perfect fit. The bra also features ultra-thin memory foam cups that mold to your shape, adjustable non-slip straps, and a poke-free flexible underwire. 


All Day Lace Uplift Plunge Bra

But wait, there’s more! Our All Day Lace Uplift Plunge Bra adds a touch of elegance to the already innovative design. Like its classic counterpart, this bra boasts removable padding, giving you the power to fine-tune the symmetry and symphony of your curves. This bra has a low-cut neckline and a deep center gore, which creates a flattering cleavage and a smooth silhouette. On top of that, the bra has lace detailing that adds a feminine touch. The bra has adjustable straps to help achieve a perfect fit for asymmetric breasts. Whether you are strutting down the catwalk on a red carpet or lounging in luxury, the Lace Contour Plunge Bra is a timeless masterpiece. Who says asymmetry can not be effortlessly chic?


Asymmetry or not, give the 24/7® Classic Uplift Plunge Bra a try. It’s a superstar bra with versatility and comfort that will quickly make its way into your daily rotation. For a more romantic version, see its sister style, the All Day Lace Uplift Plunge, which features everything you love about the Classic Plunge but with a touch of lace.

Learn more about other breast shapes here and for help on bra sizing, see How to Measure Your Bra Size the ThirdLove Way.