Health, Lifestyle

The SEVEN different boob types you need to know. You WILL be one of them.

Melissa Imbesi by Melissa Imbesi
May 10th, 2016

So, apparently there are SEVEN different boob types. Whether you’re the proud owner of a modest A cup or you rock some impressive G cups, it’s not the size, but the shape that matters when choosing a bra for your twins. Bra company ThirdLove reckons that “getting a great fit was about identifying the style that best suits your natural shape,” according to their vice president of design and product development Ra’el Cohen.

I’ve written before about my gigantic boobs, but I’ve never really given much thought to their shape. My little boy declares them as “big, loooooong boobs” (thanks buddy), but after looking through this list, I’m definitely an asymmetric/bell boob-owner, with my right one a fair whack bigger than my left. Have a look through these pics and tips to see if your boobs are in the correct boulder-holders for their shape.

The Bell:

These babies are generally heavier, larger boobs and appear visibly heavier at the bottom and narrower at the top.

The Bell Boob Image: ThirdLove

The Bell Boob
Image: ThirdLove

Your best bra:

Bell boobs look better in a full coverage style with thicker straps that support the weight and helps the shoulders from slipping and causing that “loooong” boob look.

The Slender:

These are generally wider at the top and narrower at the bottom with a “skinny” look. There’s often not a heap of breast tissue going on here.

The Slender Boob Image: ThirdLove

The Slender Boob
Image: ThirdLove

Your best bra:

A plunge-style bra looks great on slender boobs as it draws attention to the centre of the chest to create a little cleavage.

The Asymmetric:

This is when one of your puppies is bigger than the other. Most of us have a bit of asymmetry in our breasts, but for some it can be very noticeable and even result in radically different cup sizes between the two.

The Asymmetric Boob Image: ThirdLove

The Asymmetric Boob
Image: ThirdLove

Your best bra:

A bra that comes with removable pads is your best friend. Pad-up the smaller boob to give the illusion of symmetry.

The Side Set:

Side set boobs generally have a decent amount of space between both breasts, resulting in a lot of visible chest space.

The Side Set Boob Image: ThirdLove

The Side Set Boob
Image: ThirdLove

Your best bra:

Look for Balconette-style bras that can disguise the gap as they have more fabric above the cup.

The Tear Drop:

The sister of the Bell, but with a less noticeable slope to the breast.

The Teardrop Boob Image: ThirdLove

The Teardrop Boob
Image: ThirdLove

Your best bra:

A plunge-style bra will help disguise the narrower top of the breast. With or without push-up material works great on this style.

The East West:

As it suggests, these boobs have nipples that generally face opposite directions. They characteristically have a gentle slope to them.

The East and West Boob Image: ThirdLove

The East and West Boob
Image: ThirdLove

Your best bra:

T-shirt bras and push-up styles are great for this shape as they gently guide the boobs back together.

The Round:

This is the look you often see with surgically-enhanced breasts; with an even fullness on the top and bottom. Some lucky ladies rock this style naturally.

The Round Boob Image: ThirdLove

The Round Boob
Image: ThirdLove

Your best bra:

Basically, these babies look good in any style, but especially so in Balconette bras which show of the lovely shape. Lucky ducks!

Here are some of the awesome ladies we’ve had On The Couch chatting all things BOOBS:

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