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'Just like our fingerprints, our breasts are as individual as we are'

01 March 2016, 13:35

Nairobi – Choosing the right bra is as vital as breathing is, many times women don’t know their proper bra size because they don’t understand the shape of their breasts therefore walk around uncomfortable.

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Just like Standard Media say, “Just like our fingerprints, our breasts are as individual as we are - and should be treated as such.”

Breasts change up to six times in out lifetime and most of the time we make sure to keep tabs what size and cup size we have.

The issue is that what is being advertised does not always comply with women’s individual fit.

Therefore it is important to understand your breast type more than anything else.

Therefore a breakdown of various types of breasts has been provided so you can dress accordingly.

1. Asymmetric

Do I have them?

Probably! Much like we all have one foot larger than the other, most women have one breast larger than its mate.

But sometimes this difference is noticeable, and can even cause discomfort, so read on if that applies to you.

A bra with removable inserts / padding means you can address any difference in size by removing the padding on your larger side.

Most women are slightly asymmetrical

2. East West

If you find your breasts point out away from your torso and there's a noticeable gap between the two.

What do I need?

For East West ladies, a t-shirt bra is best, as this will push your breasts in slightly, giving you an even outline.

3. Side set

Yes, if like East Westers your breast naturally fall away from the centre of your torso BUT - crucial difference - are a fuller.

What do I need?

 You need something a little more dramatic than a t-shirt bra. Instead, try a plunge bra which will help pull your breasts both up and in.

Try a larger cup size than normal, as you may find you spill out of the side slightly.

Plunge bras help to push the breasts together

4. Slender

If your breasts sit on the smaller end of the scale, are longer than they are wide BUT are wider at the top than they are the bottom (still with us?) then - yes!

What do I need?

Give a plunge bra a go as this will lift and centre your breasts. If it suits your body shape and you feel like it, a bra with padding on the outer curve will provide a bit more drama.

5. Bell shape

Yes, if you find your breasts are narrower at the top than the bottom, and fuller at the bottom than they are at the top.

What do I need?

Ladies with bell shapes need a fair amount of coverage and lift, as they tend to be more buxom than their Slender sisters.

Pretty as they may be, try to avoid balconette bras.

Unfortunately for ladies with bell shaped breasts, balcony bras may be uncomfortable

6. Tear drop

These are considered the 'quintessential' type of breast. Typically, they are fuller at the bottom than at the top, but to the same extent that Bell shapes are.

What do I need?

Lucky old you - not much! Your breasts will work with any type or style of bra so have some fun with your lingerie!

7. Round

It's a word which may you automatically associate with breasts, but some are in fact rounder than others.

Do I have them?

Yes, if your breasts are as equally full on the top as they are on the bottom then they're round.

What do I need?

As far as these things go, you're lucky. Due to your shape, you don't need much in the way of support and can get away without underwiring and too much of a structured cup.

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