When it comes to finding the perfect bra, it can be difficult to know where to start. Everyone’s body is different, and with so many different styles and shapes of bras out there, it can be overwhelming to find the one that works best for you. For women with wide-set breasts, it can feel even more challenging to find a bra that fits well and provides the necessary support, however, we are here to help.
Wide-set breasts refer to breasts that are further apart on the chest than other breast types. If you have wide-set breasts, you may find that some bra styles are uncomfortable or don’t fit well, so we’ve put together a list of bra types that are best suited for women with wide-set breasts. These styles can be found online and in all three of our stores.
- Balconette Bras
Balconette bras are a popular choice for women because they provide a natural lift and bring the breasts together, which creates the appearance of more cleavage. Balconette bras typically have wider-set straps and a lower cup coverage than other bra styles. Additionally, the cups on balconette bras are often designed with underwire and moulded padding to help provide additional support and lift. We recommend Andora 131343 or Delice 12×314.
- Plunge Bras
Plunge bras are another good option for women with wide-set breasts because they have a lower centre gore, which means the fabric between the cups is cut lower. The design of a plunge bra’s helps to push the breasts together and create a more flattering cleavage. We recommend Simone Pérèle Delicé 12×319. Plunge bras can also have padding as well as multi option straps, meaning they can be turned into a halter neck or can be hooked at the back for racer back look, as in the style Simone Pérèle Delicé 12×340 available in store only.
- T-Shirt Bras
T-shirt bras are designed to be seamless and smooth under clothing, making them an excellent choice for more fitted clothing. If you have wide-set breasts, you could look at a control type moulded cup bra like the Bestform 44446 that has a ridged fabric for control, with wider straps for support going into a plunging neckline for a youthful looking silhouette. There is also the Simone Pérèle Andora bra 131343, with its 3D spacer foam cup that encapsulates the bust creating a natural and perfect looking shape.
- Full Cup, Full Coverage Bras
Whilst they may appear to have more fabric and look less sexy that their more cut away siblings, full cup bras are designed to provide maximum coverage and support for the breasts. They typically have cups that completely cover the breast, offering a more secure feeling for the wearer and preventing the breasts from spilling out of the cup. We recommend the Bestform Pampelune 14453 or Sans Complex Arum 70564 for perfect fitting full coverage bras.
Remember, it is most important to find a bra that is comfortable, fits well, and makes you feel confident and beautiful. We offer complimentary fittings at all three of our stores, where our professionally trained corsetieres will assist in fitting you into a variety of bras to find the style that is perfect for you. We also offer virtual fittings.