Side Set Shape Breasts: What To Know & How To Find The Best Bras for Side Set Breasts
Every woman’s body is a unique work of art, and their breasts come in all shapes and sizes. Nothing is as important as finding the perfect bra that gives your breasts the support and beauty they deserve. That said, there is more to how a bra fits than the size - the breast shape matters. In this article, we’ll dive into what side-set-shaped breasts are, what you need to know about them, and, importantly, how to find the best bras for side-set breasts.
What are Side Set Shape Breasts?Side-set breasts, also known as wide-set breasts, tend to have a wider gap between them than other breast shapes and most of the breast tissue gravitates towards the side of the body rather than the center. Similar to East West shapes, Side Sets tend to have a wide center gap, but fuller-shaped breasts with nipples that face more forward than outward.
How to Measure Your Breast ShapeDetermining your breast shape and knowing if you have side set breasts is rather an easy process. All you will need is a mirror and a bit of observation. First, remove your shirt and bra and stand in front of a mirror with your arms relaxed at your side. Look at your breasts and observe their shape, size, position on your chest and the nipple direction. You can also take a picture or sketch comparison in our breast shape dictionary.
If you have side-set breasts, they will be characterized by a wide distance between them at the center of your chest. This gap is called the intermammary distance or IMD. Side set breasts have an IMD equal to or greater than 3 centimeters or 1.2 inches. They also have more breast tissue at the sides rather than in the middle, and the nipples point forward. If you have the above characteristics but your nipples point outwards, you have an east-west breast shape.
How Should Bras for Side Set Breasts Fit?
If you have side-set breasts, you might have experienced spilling over the edge of the sides of your bras. You could have also struggled with achieving cleavage despite having large breasts. That happened because you did not have the best bra for side set breasts. How do you pick a bra style for side set breasts? You ask. They should provide full coverage and support while preventing side spillage. Try bras with higher-cut armholes to help structure the breasts and prevent side spillage. Look for bras that naturally lift and center your breasts without constricting them. Imagine a bra that gently converges the breasts, enhancing your silhouette with grace and elegance without compromising comfort.
What types of Bras work Best With Side Set Shape Boobs?
We firmly believe that every breast shape is beautiful and that your bra should uplift and celebrate your unique silhouette. We have, therefore, curated the best bras for side-set breasts for you.
With the 24/7® Classic Uplift Plunge Bra, you will experience the perfect blend of elegance and support. Its plunging neckline is designed to complement your unique breast shape, while the removable pads enhance your natural shape and contour your curves. Its cups offer full coverage while the poke-free, flexible underwires lift and center your breasts, ensuring comfort and confidence all day long.
The Lace Contour Plunge Bra is similar to the 24/7® Classic Uplift Plunge Bra but with a lace overlay that adds some extra flair of sophistication. With it, you get the same removable cups for customizing your cleavage and the elegant plunge neckline. You also get all the features that provide the support and lift your breasts need; the contour cups enhance your bust and flatter your figure.
All breast shapes are beautiful and deserve bras that provide support while letting their natural shape shine! For even more bra styles perfect for this shape, explore our collection of bras for side set breasts. And to learn more about each silhouette, check out our bra style guide.