So Many Breast Types!
Do you know how many different kinds of breasts there are? Millions! They’re like snowflakes!
Well maybe not, but pretty close. There are so many different shapes, sizes and characteristics. No wonder why women have such a hard time finding bras!
What’s Your Type?
Here is a list (not all inclusive) of different breast types and their characteristics.
- Full/round/circular: breasts are symmetrical
- Oval/Pendulous: breasts are wider in diameter on the bottom than at the breast root (the crease where the breast tissue attaches to the chest wall)
- Cone shaped: breasts project outward to a point
- Fuller on top: majority of breast tissue is above the nipple
- Fuller on bottom: majority of breast tissue is below the nipple
- Tubular/Tuberous: breast tissue is constricted at base forming narrow breasts
- Wide-set: breasts have at least a three-finger wide gap between them
- Close-set: breasts have little or no gap between them
- Uneven: breasts are not symmetrical
- Splayed: nipples are pointing outward
- Sagging: nipples are pointing down
- Swooping: nipples are pointing up
- Pectus Carinatum: breast bone is protruding
- Pectus Excavatum: breast bone is sunken
- Augmented breasts: breasts have been surgically enhanced
Some of these categories can overlap. For example, you can have close-set, full breasts or wide-set breasts that are fuller on top. That’s just to name a few. As you can see, there is still quite a range.
I think many women have difficulty finding well-fitting bras because there are so many types of breasts.
Oh the hardships we women endure!
Now, let me blow your mind even further.
Do you know your height affects your bra fit?
If you’re tall, then chances are you may have trouble with strap length. You may have a longer torso, which would require bra straps that are fully adjustable. Also, your shoulders may be wider, so you’ll need to find a bra that has straps that are further apart.
The opposite is true if you’re shorter. You may find that some bra straps are too long, even when adjusted to the shortest setting. You may also be petite in frame, so you may have problems with your straps slipping off your shoulders. This problem is also common for women with sloping shoulders. In addition, the cup height may be too “tall,” in other words, it may come all the way under your arm.
Alright ladies, let’s get down to business.
The whole reason why I am curious about this and why I am sharing it with you is because it’s important for you to know what type of breasts you have. This will help you determine which type of bras will work best for you.
I hope this information helped. If you have any questions, please contact me.