Hard to Fit Shapes and Their Bras
People who’ve had weight loss, seniors, and people with certain medical conditions tend to have loose skin. People with looser skin usually find coverage lacking in the back or in the underarm area.
People with short torsos don’t have a lot of space in the underarm area. If the side underwire is too tall, it can cause digging.
People with long torsos tend to find that bras don’t hold them in, especially on the sides. Some may find the underwire too short on the sides. It can be painful if your flesh is pooling on top of the tip of the underwire.
People with an Omega shape have small roots (short and narrow), and a lot of projection (“deep” breasts), like Ω. Shopping for Omega shapes can be difficult – bras that are deep enough tend to cause gapping (along the edges of the bra cups), but bras with properly fitting underwires tend to be too shallow.
Symmastia is a condition where your breasts are connected in the center, with no cleavage between them. People with symmastia tend to find center gores painful.
Wireless bras will work here. We especially recommend Cate Wireless Soft Cup Bra, B-DD Cup. If you want an underwire, try Cleo, which has no center gore. It won’t give you any separation, but there is no center gore to irritate your breast tissue. If you want to create cleavage and separate your breasts, try a mid- to high-gore bra.
People with leaking/discharge need bras with absorbent padding.