Finding the Best Silhouette for Your Breast Shape

Finding the Best Silhouette for Your Breast Shape

Breasts come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, so finding the best silhouette for you is a personal choice. Knowing what type of breasts you have can give you the confidence you need to love your body and accentuate your natural curves with a bra that supports your unique anatomy.

a woman wearing the Journelle Alix bra with the words best for teardrop.


When it comes to finding the best silhouette for your breast shape, there are a number of options out there. Age, weight, and life factors like pregnancy, nursing, and hormones all play a part in your breast size and shape. Teardrop shape breasts are fuller at the bottom and narrower at the top, thus requiring more support to give that extra lift.

Having the perfect bra can make a huge difference in your overall look and comfort level. Knowing which bra style to pick out is important, and if you do a bit of research, you can find an impressively designed and supportive lingerie piece that will complement your body type and last years to come.

+ Journelle Alix Demi Scoop Bra, with its utterly exquisite, all-over stretch lace, impeccable curve-hugging fit, and delicious demi shape is quite possibly one of the most effortlessly elegant bras we have ever created.

* Underwired

* Adjustable shoulder straps

* Hook-and-eye closure at back

A picture of a woman wearing the Isabel Balconette bra in BARBERRY by Journelle. Text says Best for Wider Set

Wider Set

Wide-set breasts, also known as butterfly shape, side-set, or east-west breasts, are asymmetrical breasts with nipples pointing in opposite directions from the body. They tend to be fuller and can happen naturally or as a result of breast reconstruction.

Regardless of their size, women with wide-set boobs may struggle to find bras that create cleavage and give them a defined look. Luckily, there are a few styles that push your boobs together and add a touch of cleavage without overpowering your frame.

Start by looking for bras with sturdy, supportive side wings which gather breast tissue and move it towards the center of the cup. These features provide a more ideal, comfortable, and secure fit for wide-set breasts.

+ Isabel Balconette Bra, the epitome of French glamour, is your go-to for everyday luxury. This underwire style is constructed with lurex threads into the lace for an extra touch. It’s complete with lace adjustable straps and a hook-and-eye closure for everyday wear.

* Lace cups, lightly lined with tulle

* Lace-trimmed straps

* Center bow

A Journelle Victoire Plunge Bra, best for full and round coverage.

Full and Round

Identifying the best silhouette for you is an important part of finding the right bra that supports your shape. Breasts are complex and each woman has different needs, but learning your shape will help you find a bra that fits perfectly.

Full and round shapes have evenly full breasts on top, bottom, and sides with a slight point at the nipple. It's a flattering look, and if you have this shape, you can get away with most styles of bras without needing to enhance or minimize.

A balconette style is a great fit for these breasts, as it envelops them and gives you an attractive cleavage. Plunge styles also work well with this shape as they push your cleavage upwards, giving you a more natural appearance.

+ Victoire Plunge Bra brings it back to basics. This must-have everyday style is made with demi-cups and a mesh overlay to create a plunge underwire bra style. The mesh panels and wings are complimented with eyelash trim and adjustable straps with a hook-and-eye closure for an easy fit.

* Contour demi cups with stretch mesh overlay

* Elegant picot edging along the plunge

* Center bow detail

a woman wearing a bra with the words best for slender.


If you've ever looked at a slender silhouette of a woman's figure, you'll know it's a beautiful shape that can be flattering in many ways. This shape is typically found in women with small breasts and can be asymmetric or identical in size.

Having slender breasts is a good thing, but it can also be difficult to find the right bra for them. Luckily, there are several different types of bras that can help make your bust look sexy and sculpted.

One type of bra that works well for slender breasts is the plunge bra. It provides additional support to your boobs and can help push them closer together which will create the best silhouette for your breasts.

+ Delice 3D Molded Bra, fashioned from revolutionary 3D spacer fabric and finished with elegant floral embroidery and delectably slender straps, is a “perfectly-enhances-your-natural-shape-t-shirt bra” that’s destined to be your new secret weapon.

* Adjustable straps

* Hook-and-eye closure at back

* Underwired

Best for asymmetrical breasts. image of the Chantelle C Jolie Memory Foam T-Shirt Bra


Finding the best silhouette for your breast shape is the key to achieving a well-defined and balanced look. If you have wide-set or long and thick breasts, a full and round bra will give your boobs the lift they need to create a shapely profile.

For women with narrower boobs, wireless bras are the perfect solution since they mold to your unique shape for an incredibly comfortable fit and feel. Chantelle's C Jolie Memory Foam T-Shirt Bra is a top pick thanks to its memory foam cups that will give your boobs the lift and support they need without any gaps.

If you're a fan of strapless dresses, look for ones that have an asymmetric neckline or hemline. These will create the illusion of a slimmer chest and make your arms appear shorter.

+ Bump It Up Push Up Bra, OnGossamer’s best-selling bra, has a graduated bump of padding that creates cleavage and a super-low plunge neckline to show it off. It also features a seamless, fine mesh finish making it a great everyday bra for wearing under t-shirts or other clingy clothes. Expert tip: the French knot center can be twisted to create a more pronounced push-up effect.

* Seamless ultra-fine mesh over graduated push-up pads

* Adjustable straps

* Back hook-and-eye closure

A woman wearing the Sapna Plunge Bralette with the words best for compact.


This breast shape has a wider, more muscular-looking feel, with less breast tissue. Your breasts look perkier with this shape due to the pectoral muscles being larger.

A wireless bra would be the perfect fit for you giving you good support with no digging into the rib area. Bralettes are awesome for this shape. Their stretch will fit your breasts perfectly and avoid the common issue of cup gaping.

For your ideal silhouette, a non-wired bralette will be the best option for you to not only feel good but look good, too.

+ Sapna Plunge Bralette, our newest lingerie collection named after our CEO Sapna, invokes simple, pure romance. Lace surrounds your body with the Sapna Plunge Bralette. Floral lace cups with scalloped edging are paired with a satin under-bust band for an elegant look. This wireless style has a hook-and-eye closure back with adjustable straps to find your fit.

* Wireless

* Scalloped edging

* Adjustable straps


About Journelle: We have a wide variety of bra and panty sets in a large range of sizes and styles. Anything from full coverage to risqué lingerie can be found with your perfect fit in our store. Whatever your cup size or your bra size, Journelle has what you’re looking for.

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