There are many kinds of breast forms on the market – foam and silicone, soft and rigid, adhesive and self-adhesive, cheap and expensive, realistic and not so. The very best can set you back up to £1000. But they are truly gorgeous. Even so, many of the mid-priced silicone breast forms are quite lovely, costing between £150 and £300. Two UK-based Internet stores are very helpful in helping you make decisions about your purchase. They respond quickly and informatively to enquiries about breast forms either by email or telephone.
The Hourglass Figure company is run by Geraldine and is based in Altrincham, Cheshire. The range may be restricted but her service and the quality is second to none. A larger breast forms range available through the Breast Form Store. There are a few places where you can try on breast forms before purchase. However some crossdressers report that the sales techniques can leave much to be desired. JJ or her helper Charlotte will point you in the right direction if you need specific crossdressing advice on where you can make your purchase. So what should you be looking for in those perfect breast forms?
When crossdressing you want that realistic feeling of having your own breasts: of weight, of bounce, of shape. You will not get that weight or bounce though with foam. They may be ideal for sleeping in and inexpensive. But you get what you pay for: shape and a crossdressing bra which is filled (so long as you get the sizing right) to capacity. And great for that overnight experience without fear of a silicone mess in the morning. But for the truly realistic experience in your waking hours, it must be silicone for your breast forms and hang the expense.
The feeling is fabulous. Wonderfully feminine. A great advantage of silicone breast forms is that not only will they fill that crossdressing bra of yours they will also help to keep those troublesome bra straps in place. You need to be careful with your choice of size of course. Some crossdressers are drawn to the larger sizes. But beware: you do not want to create a matronly impact. The idea is to accentuate the feminine with your breast forms and not overwhelm it completely. Think carefully before you go much beyond a D cup. And don’t underestimate the femininity of a B or C cup.
Again, getting the right fit between the cup of your bra and the size of your breast forms is likely to involve a little trial and error. Generally it is easier to find a bra which is right for your breast forms rather than the other way round. Some breast forms will need to be attached to your chest with medical adhesive or double-sided tape. And, unless you want an impromptu waxing, make sure your chest is hair-free first. There is a wide range available with many on the right side of £150. If you want to avoid the fuss of adhesive or tape, then you could purchase some self-adhesive breast forms.
Amoena, a German supplier, is probably the market leader, with prices around £300 or a little more depending on size. These breast forms are made to very high standards for women. But they are extremely popular choices for crossdressers too. Amoena is one of the best mid-priced options for those with a relatively flat chest. But if you have a little breast tissue (between A and B cup size), then you might use Amoena’s Amolux brand (interestingly a less expensive at around £200) which has a concave shape between form and breast.
There are other more expensive choices for silicone breast forms available: the makers claim that Aphrodite breast forms are suitable for overnight use as well as day use, and at nearly £500 so they should be. At the top end of the market for breast forms, the Real Breast brand costs over £900. As you would expect, they do look absolutely beautiful, but so do many of the less expensive breast forms. If all of this is a touch confusing, then please do contact JJ or her helper Charlotte who are ready and waiting to share their wisdom with you.