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    No.427: The 5 Best Bras for Asymmetrical Breasts

    The 5 Best Bras for Asymmetrical Breasts

    For women who have had a unilateral mastectomy or who simply have uneven breasts, finding a good fitting bra can be a real challenge. If you’ve ever felt stuck shopping for a bra that only fits the largest breast, you’re in luck: There are bras for asymmetrical breasts that accommodate breasts of any shape and size, as well as breast forms if you choose to wear one. At  AnaOno, we are proud to offer a large collection of bras for asymmetrical breasts fitting for any occasion or personal style. Read on to learn more about asymmetrical breasts, how to find a bra for asymmetrical breasts, and 5 of our favorite selections.

    What Are Asymmetrical Breasts?

    Asymmetrical breasts are when one breast is a different shape, size, volume, position, or form than the other. These differences can be slight or they can be visually obvious.More than half of all women have asymmetrical breasts.

    You may also have asymmetrical breasts if you underwent a  lumpectomy that removed a tumor and/or at-risk tissue from your breast, or if you underwent aunilateral mastectomy that removed one breast.

    Are Uneven Breasts Normal?

    It’s totally normal to have uneven breasts! Many women can expect to see at least some small differences between each breast, and even drastic differences are completely normal and to be expected. Breast size may even alter slightly throughout the month as hormones fluctuate. However, if your breast suddenly and drastically changes size, or if there’s any pain or swelling accompanying the size change, you should speak with your healthcare professional as soon as you can.

    Tips For Finding The Best Bra for Asymmetrical Breasts

    • Look for removable inserts. Whether you opt for  custom breast forms or you’re hitting the gym with your  lightweight f(o)(o)b insert in place, it’s important to have some versatility in your inserts. A bra with pockets makes changing out the right insert for the desired occasion.
    • Try to avoid firm material. A molded cup won’t conform to your breast in a way that will help give you shape, support, and definition. Instead, the larger cup will appear empty and will require inserts that aren’t intended to fit in that bra. 
    • Look for bras with a higher apex. The apex is the part of the bra where the straps and the cup join. A higher apex won’t gape as much as it would with a balcony bra, minimizing the asymmetry of your breasts.

    Is There A Bra That Has Two Different Cup Sizes?

    While it’s not common to find a bra off the shelf that has two different size molded cups, you will find bras made to accommodate for different breast sizes. The great news is that AnaOno offers several unilateral bra styles that accommodate your body’s changes. Made with soft cups, our bras are moldable and can accommodate two breast sizes, or a breast on one side and flat on another if you’ve had a mastectomy, in a way that an off-the-shelf underwire bra never could. Keep reading for our top bra style picks!

    5 Asymmetrical Breast Bra Styles For Any Occasion

    Here are our five favorite bras that fit asymmetrical breasts perfectly:

    High-activity bra for working out

    An active bra designed for asymmetrical breasts provides the support you may never have found in a regular sports bra. They’re also an excellent, comfortable wire-free option if you’re easing back into your workout routine after breast cancer surgery. Adjustable cross-back straps, easy front clasps, mesh paneling, and overall breathable fabric confidently supports you while keeping you feeling cool and airy. If you choose to wear one, each cup accommodates an insert.

    Bianca front closure bra for unilateral chests

    A lacy, comfy bra

    Just because it’s casual doesn’t mean it can’t be cute! A lacy, yet comfortable bra brings femininity and class to a garment that you may not associate with either term, especially after breast cancer surgery. Supportive stretch fabric adheres to the shape of each breast, while the pockets securely hold your inserts in place. As a bonus,  AnaOno offers a matching panty for your most effortless, put-together look.

    Susan lace bra for unilateral chests

    A day-off leisure bra

    Whether it’s WFH or you’re just lounging around, the right leisure bra provides great coverage without tons of extra fabric and light support without foregoing one side of your chest or favoring another. This leisure bra has adjustable straps for comfort, while the fabric lays flat against your smaller or mastectomy side of your chest. Matching underwear makes this leisure bra a total, comfortable day-off look.

    Leslie soft leisure bra for unilateral chests

    A full coverage bra

    Modest and wire-free, a full coverage bra provides ample support no matter the size of each breast. The super-soft and stretchy modal accommodates breasts of all sizes, while a higher neckline provides additional modesty if that makes you feel more comfortable. Hidden seams and covered elastic provide additional comfort for cancer patients with scars or recovering surgical sites.

    monica full coverage bra for unilateral chests

    Sexy babydoll lingerie

    For occasions that call for a littleextra something, unilateral lingerie is just the right choice for the occasion. Babydoll lingerie that accommodates each breast helps you focus less on fit and more on your confidence. You can opt to put in forms or modesty pads or leave them out -- the choice is yours!

    La' Babydoll lingerie dress for unilateral chests

    Find your perfect asymmetrical breast fit with AnaOno

    Unilateral bras at AnaOno are designed with your breast shape and size in mind. Whether you’re shopping for a bra that accommodates your body after breast cancer surgery or simply have uneven breasts, these bras offer support without sacrificing fit, comfort, and flexibility. Ready to shop? Stop by the  AnaOno fit guide and answer three questions to find the best bra for your needs!

    Dana Donofree

    Dana Donofree

    Founder and CEO of AnaOno. After a diagnosis of breast cancer in her late 20’s, Dana took her own lived experience and fashion design background and (re)designed intimates for those that have undergone breast surgery. Dana’s story has been published around the world in outlets like New York Times, BBC, Huffington Post, The Today Show, and more.