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Know Your Breasts

Every woman’s breasts shape is different.  How to fit this variety into limited sizes and styles of bras poses a challenging task to bra designers.  Although with the help of bra fitting guide and/or bra fitters, you are able to find a good fitting bra, it is always good to know your own body and your own breasts.  Isn't it wonderful that you can fit yourself?

In order for you to know your breasts easily, we will try to explain and classify the breasts from three perspectives: horizontal axis (X axis), vertical axis (Y axis) and depth axis (Z axis).

Horizontal axis (X axis)

 1. Close Breasts: when braless, two breasts touch or almost touch each other.  

Close Breasts type | Push Up Bra Orlinas

Bra fitting tips: 

  • Plunge bras and halter top can show off your cleavage nicely
  • If you desire some separation, choose bras having low and narrow center front panel.  Bras having high and wide center front panel may not rest firmly on your rib cage.
  • Push in bra is not necessary as your breasts are already close in. 
  • avoid bras having underwire shaped high up in the center front as the underwire may poke your breast tissue

2.  Separated Breasts are those that do not touch each other,as the term “separated” hints, and have a distance of one or two fingers width.  This is considered a typical breasts type.

Separated Breasts | Push Up Bra Orlinas

Bra fitting tip 

  • Almost every bra style fits this type.
  • Push in push up bra can help add and enhance cleavage

3. Wide-set Breasts are further apart from each other, with larger space between them (more than three fingers width). 

Wide set Breasts | Push Up Bra Orlinas

Bra fitting tip  

  • A push in bra can gather the breasts in from the sides and create a better forward projection.
  • Side support bras having high side boning can avoid the armpit fat bulge by moving the breast tissue to the cups.
  • Bras with straps connected from the sides, instead of the center top of the cups, can better push inward the breasts tissue.

4. Spread-out Breasts are those spread out from the center of the chest.  This shape of breasts can coexist with any of the type 1, 2, 3 breasts mentioned above.  Most likely breasts of this type have nipples pointing to the sides.  For example: separated/spread-out breasts have space between two breasts while they spread out to the sides of the body. 

Spread out Breasts | Push Up Bra Orlinas

Bra fitting tip 

  • Push in push up bras can be effective at gathering the breasts to the center and building forward projection.
  • Molding bras having padding not only at the bottom but also at the sides of the cups can be a good choice.
  • To avoid a side projection look, choose bras with straps connected from the sides, instead of the center top of the cups so that the breasts can be push inward.

5. Wide-base-narrow-breasts / narrow-base-wide-breasts: wide-base-narrow-breasts normally have a wide root on the chest.  The base occupies almost the entire chest while the breasts are narrower than the base.  Narrow-base-wide-breasts type is the opposite.  These two types of breasts can coexist with any of the above mentioned four types.  For example, separated/spread-out/wide-base-narrow-breasts type features that breasts base, while separated, occupies almost the whole chest.  The breasts spread out to the sides although narrower than the base.

Wide-base-narrow-breasts:

Wide base narrow breasts | Push Up Bra Orlinas

Bra fitting tip 

  • Side support bras having side boning can avoid fat bulge under armpit and along the sides of the body
  • Molded cups is a good choice to add some fullness to the breasts

Narrow-base-wide-breasts:

Narrow base wide breasts | Push up bra Orlinas

Bra fitting tip 

  • A push up bra that provide excellent support and lift is a must to prevent breasts droop.
  • Bras with light to moderate padding in the cup is better at building a natural look of the breasts without creating gaps between the cups and base.

Vertical axis (Y axis)

1. High on the chest breasts base relatively high on the body

High on the chest breasts | Push up bra Orlinas

Bra fitting tip 

Avoid bras that lift and push up too much.  Too much of bust at higher chest could visually add width to your figure

2. Low on the chest breasts base relatively low on the body

Low on the chest breasts | Push up bra Orlinas

Bra fitting tip 

  • Lift bras are excellent at lengthening your torso height and making you look slimmer.
  • Lift bras or push up bras that provide support is indispensable.

3. Full breasts maintain the most breast volume above the apex of the breasts.  This type of breasts is perky and the skin is elastic.  This type is very common in young women.

Full breasts | Push up bra Orlinas

Bra fitting tip 

Every bra style fits this type.

4. Half full breasts: this type of breasts features half volume above the apex and half under.  A lot of factors contribute to the transition from full breasts to half full breasts: age, weight fluctuation, breast feeding, ill-fitting bras, and chronicle exercise without support, etc.

Half full breasts | Push up bra Orlinas

Bra fitting tip 

  • To prevent further sagging, be sure to wear push up bra / lift bra
  • Bras with vertical seams can provide excellent support needed
  • Avoid bras with the same thickness of foam in the cup as they create gap between the cups and breasts top.  Bras with graduated padding (thicker at the bottom and thinner at the top) is a perfect choice

 5. Saggy breasts feature that most of the breast volume has moved to the bottom of the breasts.  Most likely this type of breasts has nipples pointing downward.

Saggy breasts | Push up bra Orlinas

Bra fitting tip 

  • Avoid soft cup or wire free bras that do not provide support
  • Bras with vertical and/or diagonal seams can provide excellent support needed and build a natural full looking
  • Avoid bras with the same thickness of foam in the cup as they create gap between the cups and breasts top.  Bras with graduated padding (thicker at the bottom and thinner at the top) is a perfect choice

 Depth axis (Z axis)

1. Shallow breasts have small projection over the chest.  This type of breasts normally is of small cup size.

Shallow breasts | Push up bra Orlinas

Bra fitting tip

Bras having thick padding are helpful to enhance the curve.

2. Deep breasts have a big projection over the chest.  Because of the deep volume, they are more sensitive to the gravity. .

Deep breasts | Push up bra Orlinas

Bra fitting tip

  • This type of breasts is easier to sag than shallow breasts.  Pick a good lift bra / support bra /push up bra is important.
  • Bras having seams and bigger coverage are better at providing the support than other types