Horizontal Oval Shallow Breasts (With Very Broad Roots)




I got this in my inbox:

   "I have a unique problem that I've never seen discussed on any bra blog. I have oval shaped breasts. By that I mean that my tissue isn't round like almost every other breast I've seen in bras. Thus, bras don't fit me! I just made a post on reddit about my latest shipment. Because of my shape every single bra except the lucky find at Wal-mart is too freaking tall. It seems like all bras are a circular shape when I'm not. The real pisser is that it seems like all the bras that would be perfect for me are not made in my size: 38E. I've done a few measurement checks on reddit before but here's the latest one."

   When I checked the photos, I realised that Emily is describing what I will now call horizontal oval shallow breasts. If you would draw a line around the breast, you would see that the base or root is wide, stretched out horizontally (sternum to armpit); and very short vertically. So the breast is much more broader than it is high. Most of the breast tissue is spread out and close to the ribcage, so there isn't much projection (depth).
   Horizontal oval shallow breasts are sometimes found on women with broad ribcages. Women who have undergone a breast reduction may get this kind of shape. Sometimes women with implants have this problem because of the implant shape.

   The horizontal oval shallow breasts that I have written about before are vertically shallow, they look like the one far right:


  Please forgive the expression and representation of a "regular" breast. I cannot think of a better name at the moment and I know that breasts don't actually look like round buns. I just want to show that the root is more or less circular, as opposed to the ovals of the other two kinds.
   I have written about vertically-shallow breasts here, if you are interested. These kind of breasts seem to start right under the ribcage, and doesn't have much projection.
  What would be a good name for such a breast shape? Any ideas? I´m using "Horizontal oval shallow breasts" right now, but am not sure if this is the best description.

Fitting issues for Horizontal Oval Shallow Breasts

   It is hard to find a good bra for such breasts. If the underwire goes around the breast, the cups are much too deep and the cups are half-empty. If the cups have the right depth, then the underwire is way too narrow and cuts off a portion of the breasts. This is because most bras are made for breasts that have a more or less round base.

Bra recommendations for horizontal oval shallow breasts

   Horizontal oval shallow breasts need cups that are shallow but wide. Preferably low-cut. I have got a couple of suggestions:
Fauve India
Panache Verona, Eliza, Inferno or it´s successor Zara
Some La Perla models
Curvy Kate Princess
Masquerade Tiffany
Discover Mademoiselle Clara Bow
La Senza Georgiana
Some Ultimo and Gossard models are also pretty shallow as well.

   Also, bras with flexible underwires could work really well for you. When the snug band pulls the underwires, the underwires become wider and the cups become shallower. This is probably why the Walmart bra worked so well. Some brands that I know of are:
Desire by Triumph, till cup G.
Bestform: only some models like Louisiana, Bilbao, Salina, Sofia
Lepel: Athena, the wire-less version
Cake Lingerie
Desire by Triumph, till cup G.
Bestform: only some models like Louisiana, Bilbao, Salina, Sofia
Lepel: Athena, the wire-less version
Cake Lingerie
- See more at: http://www.venusianglow.com/2011/10/when-even-well-fitted-underwires-hurt.html#sthash.613a4Rf9.dpuf

Desire by Triumph, till cup G.
Bestform: only some models like Louisiana, Bilbao, Salina, Sofia
Lepel: Athena, the wire-less version
Cake Lingerie
- See more at: http://www.venusianglow.com/2011/10/when-even-well-fitted-underwires-hurt.html#sthash.613a4Rf9.dpuf
Desire by Triumph, till cup G.
Bestform: only some models like Louisiana, Bilbao, Salina, Sofia
Lepel: Athena, the wire-less version
Cake Lingerie
- See more at: http://www.venusianglow.com/2011/10/when-even-well-fitted-underwires-hurt.html#sthash.613a4Rf9.dpuf
   You could also try stretching underwires to make a wider "U" (this makes the cup automatically shallower). Whether this works depends on the material of the underwires.

   If you have some skill in sewing, it is often possible to shorten too tall bra cups. Please don't ask me how since my sewing skills are basic, but I have heard on forums that women do it. Here is a small tutorial, hope you can understand it. If you know of a tutorial or would be interested in doing one for this blog, let me know!

 This list is by no means exhaustive, so if you have this kind of breast shape please let me know which bras work for you, in the comments. I'd also love to feature a metamorphosis post with this breast type.




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