Believe us when we say you are not the first person to look down and ask “Why is one of my boobs bigger than the other?” Lopsided or asymmetrical breasts are fairly common, and those who know the struggle of having different cup sizes know how frustrating it can be when it’s time to go bra shopping (as if it weren’t already bad enough).
It can be a challenge to figure out what cup size will fit the most comfortably when one breast is larger than the other, but before you begin Googling the recovery time for breast asymmetry surgery, try following a few of these tips first.
Go with the larger boob
When selecting which size to go with, go for the size that will best fit the larger breast. You don’t want one breast fitting comfortably while the other is spilling over the top and sides. If you feel self-conscious that one cup is half-full, keep reading for ways you can tweak this.
Search for a padded bra
Try on bras with padding. Padded bras are best for minimizing the appearance of uneven breast sizes since the cups won’t fold over or crease if they aren’t completely filled.
Invest in some quality bra pads
Bra pads are typically sold in a set, which is great if you only need one and even better if you need to layer the pads up. The real trick will be finding a pad size that works best with your boobs to balance out one being smaller than the other.
Scoop your breast with your hand and place the pad or pads underneath inside of the cup.
Adjust, adjust, adjust
Use the straps to help you find the right balance between your perfectly imperfect breasts. This may take some trial and error, but tighten and untighten where needed until the straps are sitting comfortably on your shoulders without digging into your flesh. Luckily, you can find bras that are adjustable in the front, so you don’t need to be a contortionist to find the perfect strap length.
If your boobs are the real-life version of apples-to-oranges, take advantage of our Free Home Try-On to figure out which size works best for your girls.