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Old 11-15-2012, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Virginia, USA
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So, this is definitely not a comfortable subject for me, but I have one breast that is (at least) an entire cup size larger than the other. I really am unsure what to do about bras. I don't want to just "stuff" one side, but is this my only option?
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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First: it is completely normal.

Second: suggest you go to a reputable women's store, one with a lingerie specialist. They are quite knowledgeable and will know how best to help you...or where to refer you, if needed.

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Old 11-16-2012, 04:38 AM
 
Location: Maine
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That issue is extremely common. I second the suggestion of seeing a bra specialist -- not at JCPenny or something, but a specialty store.

My left was always bigger than my right. I noticed it, but with clothes on no one else would notice. Then I had a breast reduction/lift, and for once, they were the same size. Then, over time, the left got a little bigger again! She has a mind of her own, lol.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:25 AM
 
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Interesting fact, most women's left breast is larger than their right.

Whenever you buy a bra, make sure you fit it to the larger breast. Some styles will make the size difference less noticeable and some come with a flap that allows you to insert padding to even them out.

Herroom.com has a quiz to find the best bras for your needs, and I know it addresses size differences so you should check it out.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:35 AM
 
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Yep, you need chicken cutlets (bra inserts.)

I've dealt with this for years. I vascillate between wanting it fixed and realizing I am not the type to commit to elective surgery periodically for the rest of my life.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I recently read that as others have stated, this is common and normal. This same article said that for some unknown reason, many women's LEFT breast is the larger one, as was noted above. I also have that situation and yes, the left is larger. As law mom said though, with clothes no one else could detect this even though there is a pretty large discrepancy.

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Old 11-16-2012, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Chiming in that it is very common. One of my friends also has a one cup discrepancy, and uses the "cutlets."

Also, stretch lace cups are very forgiving and a great options for the unevenness.

I have about a 1/2 cup difference, and I find that the Panache Adorra bra is awesome for this, because it fits perfectly when you have the hormonal differences plus the general unevenness.

A perfect daily wear bra for the D+ people:
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I find it works fine for almost any top (even thin ones) without being visible. Comes in a zillion colors, and usually goes on clearance in the crazy colors. The purple I posted is a great "basic" for those of us who are darker. :P I wear my purple one under light shirts with no problems!

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Old 11-17-2012, 12:05 AM
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Location: Cushing OK
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That issue is extremely common. I second the suggestion of seeing a bra specialist -- not at JCPenny or something, but a specialty store.

My left was always bigger than my right. I noticed it, but with clothes on no one else would notice. Then I had a breast reduction/lift, and for once, they were the same size. Then, over time, the left got a little bigger again! She has a mind of her own, lol.
It's not the breast, its the muscle tissue. If you hauled a backpack around college filled with books, the breast on that side got 'bigger'. But it really didn't. All the musculare tissure used to hold up the shoulder developed. One way I suppose might be to take long walks with a back pack slung over the other shoulder. I'd guess after surgery that things healed and the side which was bigger, now able to do its normal job, regained its strenght and normal nature took its normal pathway....
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:23 AM
 
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I think it's really neat
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:09 AM
 
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It's not the breast, its the muscle tissue. If you hauled a backpack around college filled with books, the breast on that side got 'bigger'. But it really didn't. All the musculare tissure used to hold up the shoulder developed. One way I suppose might be to take long walks with a back pack slung over the other shoulder. I'd guess after surgery that things healed and the side which was bigger, now able to do its normal job, regained its strenght and normal nature took its normal pathway....
I read elsewhere that it is because the left breast is closer to the heart and gets more blood flow (and thus oxygen and hormones) since the left side of the chest has more blood vessels. I wear backpacks, purses, etc. on my right side and my right breast still is smaller than the left. I didn't really notice the size difference until I went bra shopping a few days ago, lol.
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