How to Find the Best Bra for Your Breast Shape
I consider shopping—even online—to be one of the greatest joys in the world, but the worst task has to be shopping for a new bra. There is no joy to be had in sifting through hundreds of bras that dig painfully into your shoulders, ride up your back, gape open, or spill out of the cups. So it's no wonder that the majority of us aren't wearing the right bra for our breasts. In fact, most bra fitters and lingerie brands estimate that 80 percent of women are wearing the wrong size bra. "While measuring your bra size is obviously important, first establishing the type of breast shape you have is the ultimate indicator of which type of bra will best suit you," says Josie-Anne Le Diouron, a bra fitting specialist at Empreinte.
But even something as simple as your breast shape can be quite confusing, so we asked Le Diouron to break down every single shape—there are nine!—and the best bra type for each. Whether you're after the best bra for lift, side support, a small chest, or a large bust, read on to reveal your best fit.