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When it comes to how our breasts look, one of the most sought-after traits is a nicely rounded shape. Some of us are born with it. Some of us, however, look for bras that will give us this appearance. It’s important to keep in mind that every breast shape is beautiful. However, if for some reason you’re eager to achieve a more rounded look, there are indeed bras that can help you to achieve it.

Without further ado, here are some of the top styles that will make your breasts look rounder:

Molded bras

First of all, let’s address the meaning of a molded bra. These bras feature cups that have been given a pre-made form over a breast mold. As a result, the cups already have a pre-defined breast shape that they will “mold” your bust into. This obviously makes them a stellar selection when you’re looking for maximum shaping benefits from your bra. The fabric is typically seamless on molded bras, which means they will typically disappear under your clothing.

Molded bras will vary, however, in terms of the material, cup coverage, etc. Some molded bras may have more padding than others — for example: push-up bras have additional padding at the bottom of the cups that will push your breasts inward and upward. Whether you’re looking for a molded longline bra or molded plunge bra, there are a wide variety of options to choose from. Just keep in mind that unlined molded bras will provide slightly less shaping than those that have padding or at least are lightly lined.


Related: Molded Bras vs Non-Molded Bras: What’s The Difference Between Molded and Non-Molded Bras?


Contour bras

There’s hardly a better choice for shaping than a contour bra. To be clear, a contour bra is a specific kind of molded bra that features an extra layer of foam in the cups that can help to sculpt the breasts for a more rounded and lifted appearance. Bonus: This additional foam also helps to prevent your nipples from showing.

Without a doubt, one of the most popular types of contour bras is the T-shirt bra. These lightly padded bras are perfect for wearing underneath clingy knits — not only do they give your bustline a stunning round shape but they’re invisible even under the thinnest and tightest garments. T-shirt bras are usually made of smooth, seamless material — so true to their name, they are well suited to body-hugging T-shirts and tank tops.

Pro tips

Either of these bra styles is a phenomenal pick because they’ll mold your breasts into a nicely rounded shape, giving you a stunning silhouette in anything from a little black dress to a body-hugging tank. To boot, molded bras and contour bras tend to be seamless yet offer some extra coverage, meaning you won’t have to stress about your bra or your nipples showing through. One last thing: While wire-free bras and unlined bras are great for many different breast types and occasions, these aren’t ideal if you’re seeking out some help in the shaping department. It’s worth noting that contour bras are also great for women who have asymmetrical breasts, as the padding in the sculpted cups can make them look even in size.


Related: How Many Bras Do You Actually Need?


We Highly Recommend

Whether you’re shopping for new everyday bras or lingerie for a special occasion, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit well and feel good, especially when you’re doing it on your own. If you’ve ever felt unsure about your bra size or you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.

Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.

If you’ve struggled with finding bras in the right size, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.

Happy bra shopping!


Featured image lingerie:
Matilda Contour Plunge Padded Bra P5311 | Matilda Hipster P5315 in Bisque

Published by

Rebecca Strong

Rebecca is a Boston-based freelance writer who focuses on style, fitness, food, and travel. She has contributed to such publications as HuffPost, Elite Daily and U.S. News & World Report. When she's not writing, she can be found at home or in the studio working on the songs for her upcoming album. Her favorite bra is a black demi-cup style with all-over-lace — timeless and feminine.

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