A Guide: How to Identify If You Have Shallow Breasts

Are you confused about which breast shape you have? As a matter of fact, every woman has different shapes of breasts and one of it is shallow breasts. Are you one of it? People who have large size breasts can be shallow too, and they might be wearing the wrong bra for their breasts shape all this time. Now that you’re reading this article, we will answer your questions and guide you on what shallow breasts are!


First, What Are Shallow Breasts?

Women with shallow breasts basically have their breast tissues spread out across the chest rather than the horizontal depth. To illustrate how it looks like, here’s a visual guide to help you better understand:

Difference between shallow breasts and other breasts

 

Image Illustration by All Things Bras

The base refers to the vertical area that spread across your chest, where your breast tissues are attached to your ribcage. The depth is put simply — how much your breasts extend outward from the body, and they are usually known as projection. If you have shallow breasts, it means that you have a larger base than your breast depth, or a small projection. A person with shallow breasts can have their tissues up all the way near the collarbone and it’s normal. It can also become greater as the volume of your breasts may change as you age. Some other factors like weight loss, pregnancy, and menopause may contribute to how shallow your breasts are.


How do I know if I have one?

Understanding the shape of your breasts is crucial for you to decide which types of bra suitable for your breasts. You might wanna avoid wearing a bra that does not perfectly fit into yours. If you are one of the women with shallow breasts, you will realize that the slope of your breast usually starts way higher than other breast shapes, where a significant amount of tissue is spread across your chest.

Identify Shallow Breasts

 

Image Illustration by All Things Bras

It is normal for shallow breasts to appear smaller as compared to breasts with more projection, and you may think that because they can be completely self supported so you don’t need to wear a bra. However, it is still extremely important for you to look for a bra that works well with your breasts shape because the tissues still need to be supported no matter how small it may look.


Signs That Indicate You Have Shallow Breasts

There are few signs that can tell you whether you are shallow breasted or not. Here are the possible indications that you have shallow breast shapes:

  • Whenever you wear your bras, your breasts can’t seem to fill up the whole bra cup which makes it leaving some space, usually on the top edge of the cup. This becomes more obvious when you wear a full cup bra.
  • Or in another case, you will have bra spillage, but because shallow breasts don’t have much projection, so the bra “cut through” the breast tissue instead of breast tissue “spillage”.

Shallow Breasts

 

Image Illustration by All Things Bras

  • Shallow shapes are common to have a size of A to E, and band sizes of 28 to 32. However, this can’t be generalized as some women with shallow breasts are not within the mentioned size range. Here’s a UK size chart guide:

Bra Fitting Chart

 

Photo via Undercover Glamour


If you are still confused about shallow breasts and you have more questions about them, you can always DM us on Instagram or Facebook where we get to answer all of your doubts and provide proper guidance for women to choose the right bra. We can help you to determine which bras work best for you. You might even find people who encountered the same frustration as you!A

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