Klubnick notes that most of us have wide-set breasts as opposed to close-set. Wide-set breasts are often also referred to as east-west. Wide-set breasts “point outward rather than front and center. The nipples usually aim outward, and there is space between your breasts at the chest (usually at least three fingers of space between),” says Peaslee. Klubnick says wide-set breast tissue starts under or nearly under the arm.
Peaslee recommends a bra with added side support fabric and wider sides, which can help center and bring breasts in, like the Ushuaya Curvy Bra ($160). She also recommends looking for bras with a front closure, like Forever Front Closure Underwire Bra ($110), to help pull breasts in. Front closure bras “help alleviate the gap between your breasts and center them,” explains Peaslee. Another good option is a plunge bra, or racerback bra, which can help center breast tissue.
For those with wide-set full breasts, Klubnick recommends demi bras, balconettes and full-coverage bras. “These bra shapes feature higher gores, wider wires and lots of lift without any extra padding.” She says The Spacer Balconette Bra ($45), The Unlined Lace Bra ($45) and The Minimizer Bra ($45) are good options for this combination.
Wide-set and shallow or low-volume breasts would do well paired with push-up bras or T-shirt bras, says Klubnick. These bra shapes, like The All-Day No-Wire Push Up-Bra ($45) or The T-Shirt Bra ($45), will add a hint of volume and lots of lift, says Klubnick, “to bring your whole breast forward and centered on your frame.”