Breast forms often complete an outfit and can be crucial in helping you to feel more confident in yourself and your image to the world. In addition to looking great, they also help to make clothing fit better. However, with so many options for breast forms on the market, finding the most realistic breast forms for you can sometimes feel a bit daunting.
At Glamour Boutique we have helped countless people to find the most realistic breast forms for them. From breast forms made of silicone, foam or gel compounds, to all of the different shapes, colors and sizes, there is plenty of choice. In this guide we explore the main options when it comes to finding the most realistic breast forms, empowering you to make informed decisions.
What Type of Breast Forms Are the Most Authentic?
There is no one size fits all approach to breast forms. There are many different types, however most breast forms can be categorized by the material they are made from and the shape they are sculpted in. When it comes to materials, most breast forms are made from silicone, gel compounds or foam – all of which have their own merits and drawbacks. Although breast forms can come in an ever-growing range of shapes, the most common are oval, triangle, asymmetrical and teardrop.
To some extent, the most authentic breast forms will depend entirely on your size, look and tastes, as well as the brand and quality of the materials used. For example, silicone is often considered the most ‘natural’ or authentic for breast forms, however a low-quality silicone product could feel less realistic for you when compared against a high-grade gel compound breast form.
How Do You Wear Breast Forms?
Most lightweight breast form styles are worn directly against the skin on the chest. To attach them, clean the area wipe an alcohol wipe and apply double sided tape to the back of your breast form.
Once ready, remove any tape backing and place the forms in place, holding them in position for 5 to 10 seconds to give the adhesive chance to form a strong bond.
Before sticking, make sure to test the placement, and mark where to place them if you are still learning. An eyeliner or non-toxic marker can help you mark the location.
Which Breast Form Materials Are The Most Authentic?
Here we will go over each of the options when it comes to the materials that breast forms are made with so that you can make a decision on which feels most authentic for you.
Silicone Breast Forms
Breast forms made from silicone are typically thought of as the most authentic. This is because the material often has the most realistic feel. They also tend to best mimic the weight, drape and movement of the real thing. For this reason, silicone breast forms also tend to be one of the most popular options.
Another benefit of silicone breast forms is that silicone lends itself well to coloring for different kinds of skin tones, which further increases how authentic they look on you. Normally they can also be attached directly onto the body relatively easily, although silicone breast forms can be damaged easily so it is important that they are cared for properly.
However, silicone breast forms may not always be the most realistic for you. This is because breast forms made from silicone can vary hugely in quality and price. Although not always the case, it is usually true that the more expensive the silicone, the more authentic and life-like the breast form will be. For this reason, it is important to spend some time looking at all the different options in your price range.
Gel Breast Forms
Gel breast forms can be a great option for creating an authentic look. Not only can they be trimmed more easily into a natural shape for your body, but they also tend to have a porous surface which absorbs makeup easily. This can be useful for contouring and coloring the breasts to create a look which matches your style.
However, the big downside to gel breast forms compared to silicone breast forms is that the gel material in them tends to feel less lifelike and may not sit quite as naturally. That said, many choose gel breast forms as they can be a more cost-effective route to creating a natural look. Gel breast forms are also likely to suffer from damage and tend to last longer too.
Foam Breast Forms
Foam breast forms are a great option for many, however compared to gel and silicone they are a less authentic option. This is because the feel of the material is often less lifelike and the look, sit and shape is often not quite as good. That said, foam breast forms are often more practical, particularly if you are likely to use them for long periods of time. This is because they are easier to maintain and lightweight, which often makes them comfortable to wear for longer periods of time.
Which Breast Form Shapes The Are Most Authentic?
Breast forms also come in many different shapes, which can impact how authentic they look. Here we explain how each shape works and what makes each more realistic for you. However, it is important to note that ladies breasts come in a number of different sizes. This means that how ‘authentic’ a breast form looks is to some extend subjective and will depend on a number of factors, including your desired look and your shape and size.
Oval Breast Forms
Popular with many people who are starting out with breast prostheses for the first time, these breast forms are oval in shape and tend to give a realistic, ‘passable’ look. They also tend to look natural in size and rarely over protrude.
Asymmetrical Breast Forms
Asymmetrical breast forms are oval in shape. However, they also have additional width towards the under arm so that they mimic ladies’ breasts. This means that forms which are shaped asymmetrically are often more realistic when it comes to look in feel. They are also often a better fit for those with broader shoulders, providing a more authentic look.
Triangle Breast Forms
Triangle breast forms differ from others in that they often have an added drop (shaped like a triangle) which aims to mimic the drop in ladies’ breasts. This protrusion often creates a fuller look which is ideal for anyone wishing to create a bustier appearance. Triangle breast forms are often a great option for people with fuller shoulders as it helps to soften the overall look.
Teardrop Breast Forms
Similar to the triangle option, teardrop breast forms possess an added drop which mimics the breasts of many ladies. The shape creates a protrusion, leading to a fuller look. Often confused with triangle breast forms, teardrop shaped prostheses tend to give slightly less projection and are often a little more natural in look to mimic a woman’s natural breast shape. Again, teardrop breast forms are often a good option for people with broader shoulders. We also stock a range of affordable breast forms for those with a smaller budget.
Breast form sizes
It goes without saying that the cup size of the best forms you choose will have an impact on how authentic they look on you. However, this is often a little different for each person. You will want to take into consideration your general body size and stature. It is often the case that larger cup sizes may look better for those with a larger frame or shoulders, as it can soften the overall look. Those with smaller frames also often opt for smaller breast forms, however this is not always the case. The truth is that only you can choose the breast cup size that works best for you and this should be informed by your preferences and our expert advice, not just your size.
At Glamour Boutique we have many years of experience in helping people to find the most realistic breast forms for them. If you are looking for more crossdressing tips and advice, then why not visit our crossdressing blog to find out more?