Breasts come in all different shapes and sizes. Side set breasts are one of the common breast shapes that women have. In this guide, we'll go through everything you need to know about side set breasts. Keep reading below for a description of this breast shape and our product recommendations for side set breasts.

Understanding Side Set Breast Shape

Side set breasts are similar to east-west breasts, in that the breast tissue gravitates towards the sides of the chest rather than in the center. Also known as wide set breasts, side set breasts differ from east-west breasts in that this breast shape is usually larger and fuller with nipples pointing forward rather than out to the side.

If you have a noticeable gap in the center of your breasts, you might have side set breasts. If it is also difficult for you to create cleavage, you may have this breast shape.

Importance of Proper Bra Selection

Like all breast shapes, wearing a bra that fits properly and is suited to your natural shape ensures that you get the support and comfort you need. Some features that help to accentuate and support side set breasts are bras with underwires, T-back or racerback straps, and side support panels.

Best Bras for Side Set Shaped Breasts

If you have this unique breast shape, there are a few styles that might work better for your body type. For side set shaped breasts, look for a bra that prevents side spillage and comfortably lifts and centers your breasts in your chest.

Here are the bra recommendations for anyone with the side set shape.


Front-Closure T-Back WonderWire Bra

Front-Closure T-Back WonderWire Bra

Price: $44.25

Review: 4.6/5

If you have side set breasts, bra styles with a plunging neckline can help accentuate your natural shape. This underwire bra is an excellent option as it has seamed cups that bring the bust forward, cushioned underwires for support, and a versatile T-back design that keeps straps in place while helping to accentuate cleavage.

Front-Closure Smoothing WonderWire Bra

Front-Closure Smoothing WonderWire Bra

Price: $49

Review: 4.2/5

If you want a bra that accentuates side set breasts while also providing a smooth appearance, this is the bra for you. This front-closure bra features cushioned underwires and seamed cups that help to accentuate and support the bust. Plus, the wide smoothing racerback helps pull the bust up and in to the center of the chest.

Front-Closure Lacey T-Back WonderWire Bra

Front-Closure Lacey T-Back WonderWire Bra

Price: $59

Review: 4.6/5

If you're searching for a bra that is as beautiful as it is supportive, look no further than this lace bra. With allover stretch lace cups, a sexy back lace detail, and kicked-in straps, this bra style is an excellent option for side set breast shapes.

MagicLift Front-Closure Posture Back Bra

MagicLift Front-Closure Posture Back Bra

Price: $58

Review: 4.2/5

If you prefer the comfort of a wireless bra, this bra is a great option. With high-cut sides and a wide band, this bra helps to prevent side spillage while also offering a full coverage fit. In sizes 36B to 58K, this bra style works great for women of all bust sizes.

Some other bra styles not included in this list that may work well for side set breasts are padded sports bras and balconette bra styles. Since no two bodies are the same, we always recommend trying on an array of styles to find what works best for you.

Tips for Bra Fitting

Whatever breast shape you have, wearing a bra that fits properly is crucial to having the support and comfort you need. If it's been a while since you last had your bra size fitted or measured your own bra size, we recommend remeasuring to ensure you have a good fit. Simply take your bust and band measurements according to our measuring guide and plug both numbers into our Bra Size Calculator to find your perfect fit.


Like any breast shape, if you have side set breasts, there are certain bra styles that might work better than others. We recommend bras with a plunging neckline, underwires for support and lift, and racerback straps for side set breast shapes.

Whether you have side set breasts, tear drop breasts, an athletic breast shape, or east west shaped breasts, there are bra styles that can comfortably support you. Not all breasts are the same, so finding bras that work well for your body is key.


About the Author

Maeve Gesualdi is a Fordham University alumna where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Fashion Studies. Based in New York City, Maeve is part of the marketing team at Glamorise. Maeve regularly interacts with customers via social media and product reviews, as well as with influencers and models. She is constantly getting feedback on our products as well as gaining a better understanding of what women in our category struggle with and/or look for when searching for a bra. Aside from writing, she is passionate about all things travel and fashion.


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