Here Is How You Can Identify The Different Types Of Boobs

Here Is How You Can Identify The Different Types Of Boobs

The types of boobs are not just limited to small, medium and large

Your boobs are quite the multi-taskers. They are not only functional, but are also an object of desire, and differ hugely between women. This means that the types of boobs are not just limited to small, medium and large.

They can be differentiated through their many shapes and sizes and according to lingerie company ThirdLove, there are broadly nine types of boobs in the world. They identified and categorised boob shapes based on not just the size, but also how they naturally fall and their overlook. Fascinating, isn’t it?

So we’ve decided to share this ideal guide with you to make your bra shopping super easy. As we mentioned in our earlier article, the typical way to measuring your bra size is by using a measuring tape to note down the band size (the area right underneath your breasts). Then measure your bust size by wrapping your measuring tape across the back and over the fullest part of your breasts. 

If the difference between the band size and the cup size in 1 inch, you should opt for a size-A cup. However, if it is two, three, four or five inches, you should buy cup B, C, D and DD, respectively.  

But now, with this guide the way you perhaps looked at your bra and your boobs will totally change. Let’s show you how. 

The Nine Types Of Boobs Women 

1. Round

Types Of Boobs

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If your breasts are equally full at the bottom or at the top, you have round breasts. This means that while bra shopping you don’t need to look for an underwire or padded bra because your boos support themselves well enough to appear perky. You only need one that fully covers your round boobs. So concentrate on getting on that has perfectly fitted cups.  

2. Tear Drop

Types Of Boobs

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The tear drop shape is exactly as it sounds. If your boobs are rounded but not fuller at the top, you have this shape. Luckily, these are the easiest types of boobs to shop a bra for because they can pretty much work any type of bra.

3. East West

Types Of Boobs

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When your nipples point outwards, you have an East West set of boobs. Alternatively, if your nipples don’t necessarily point outwards but your boobs gravitate towards either sides, you have these types of boobs. Either way, a t-shirt bra would work best for you because it seamlessly covers the fact that your boobs face two different sides and tends to bring them together. 

4. Side Set

Types Of Boobs

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If your boobs are fuller but there is a wide set space between them, you fall into the category of side set boobs. The advantage with these types of boobs is that you can easily pull off a plunging neckline and you don’t necessarily need  a push-up or t-shirt bra. Although if you do wear either, it’ll bring your boobs together. 

5. Slender

Types Of Boobs

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Those who have slender breasts will notice that their boobs are fuller at the bottom and not at the top. They are also longer than they are wider. These types of boobs are also smaller in cup size. So if you have these types of boobs, you could do with a wireless bra. But if you want to add a bit more volume, you can add a push-up bra and even flaunt plunging necklines. 

6. Relaxed

Types Of Boobs

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For those of you whose boobs are (as the name suggests) relaxed, with very little tissue and include downward pointing nipples, a t-shirt bra is the best option. You can wear plunging necklines and don’t even have to worry about wearing a bra on days when you wear a loose-fitted dress. 

7. Athletic

Types Of Boobs

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Those with athletic breasts have wider and more muscular boobs with less tissue mass. The wideness of your boobs also means that you can easily wear a wireless bra. The only thing to remember is to buy one that has wider and thicker straps so your boobs stay in one place. 

8. Bell shape

Types Of Boobs

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As the name suggests, these types of boobs are bell-shaped. They are more fuller at the bottom than they are at the top and the nipples often point forward in symmetry. Your idea bra shouldn’t include balconettes where your boobs tend to spill out. You are good with wired and t-shirt bras that fully support your cup size.

9. Asymmetric

Types Of Boobs

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Women whose boobs maybe asymmetrical either in shape or size could notice one of their boobs being larger than the other. Or, there could be discrepancy in the size of both boobs. Either way, you might have to consider specially fitted bras if the difference is extremely visible. However, if not, you can pretty much get away with using any bra that you are comfortable with. 

Source: ThirdLove

Also read: How often should I wash my bra? Here’s the dirty truth

(All images courtesy: ThirdLove + Shutterstock)

Written by

Deepshikha Punj