Lingerie company Third Love have made it their business to study the art of boobs, and have identified that there are seven different types among women. And it's actually quite fascinating, because we've never thought about our boob shape in such detail before.
Buying a bra isn't all to do with size; it turns out we should be thinking about whichshape bras do the best things for our bosom buddies, too. So work out which shape most sounds like yours, and you'll be enlightened to find out your ideal type of bra:
If your breasts appear to be equally full at both the top and bottom, then you've got Round boobs. People with these assets don't tend to need particularly structured, padded bras, as you don't need the bra to help shape the breasts — nature's done that for you.
2. East West
Do your nipples point outwards? If so, you're probably an East West kinda girl. Or even if your actual nipples don't point in opposite directions of the compass, if your general boob area seems to gravitate away from the centre of your chest, then you can put yourself in this category too. Third love recommends a t-shirt bra for anyone with East West boobs, thanks to the fact that it smoothes over the shape and helps to draw them in.
3. Side Set
If your breasts have a wide space between them, then your work here is done because you've got Side Set boobs. These tend to be a little fuller in shape than those who come under the East West category, and best suit plunge bras, which hoist your boobs up and draw them in. Perfect.