Does anyone here wear a padded bra?

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I saw one that looks very comfortable but I don't want to misrepresent myself. The one I saw makes you two sizes larger. I am an A cup so I am concerned it will make me big enough to make men take notice of me. That happened years ago. I am older now so men do respond to me differently than when I was younger but still, most are clueless if the bra is padded.
I saw one that looks very comfortable but I don't want to misrepresent myself. The one I saw makes you two sizes larger. I am an A cup so I am concerned it will make me big enough to make men take notice of me. That happened years ago. I am older now so men do respond to me differently than when I was younger but still, most are clueless if the bra is padded.
Originally Posted by Curlswirl
I don't like padded bras but it's really difficult to find ones that aren't. I think I own just one. It's my favorite one and it's from the Gap.
Aren't bras in general a misrepresentation? I mean...I'm a F/G cup, but I certainly don't look the same out of a bra as I look in a bra. Things are in a WAY different spot.

I say get the bra that makes you look how you want to look.
i have a padded butt. I wear it on special occasions (same with my push up bra).

I say get it
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I think if I get it I will start thinking men are really not too sharp and totally give up on them! When I wore a padded bra years ago i was treated like a sex symbol by men, I am not joking. After I took it off I was not noticed much again. What is it with so many men and boobs?! I really just want to find a comfortable bra without underwire. If it is comfortable for hours I might buy it in spite of what I might encounter.
I only own one. It's a push up. It's a very good one I got from VS, years ago. I love it because you can remove the pads if you want, and the straps can be removed or arranged in different ways.

For the most part I love very thinly padded bras. VS has some greats ones that act like a padded or push up but have no real padding and some have no underwire. I wore all of mine out, and have not been able to find them in my size.

I find underwire to be the debbil, so I really liked those.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

Mine are in no need of padding. But if I were small chested, I probably would wear a padded bra.
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This is an interesting article on this topic:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/02/fa...anted=all&_r=0
Originally Posted by Curlswirl
Very true!

I have been an A, moved up to B, went up to a C when I put on weight, and remained in the high B, low C area when I lost it. In a way that's neither here nor there. I can wear a 32 D simply by decreasing the width and increasing the cup, but... I'm a B. i do prefer little to no padding. I'm still pretty perky at 37, and I am not crazy about the boobs pushed up to my ears look. In some outfits, yeah I will do a push up, but it's rare. I prefer to look natural and anytime I can get away with a simple all lace or cloth bra with no underwire or padding (or no bra at all) I will do it!! I'm very happy with my lady lumps, as they are.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

I do not have many padded bras. The ones I do buy have removable padding. I feel that on my 4'11 petite frame, my B cups are proportionate to my size. Padding usually brings that up to a C which is way too big for my frame. But I agree you should wear bra's that make you look how you want to look and are comfortable! :-) Also I slightly understand the male obsession with breast from liking them myself. But it's really not about the size, at least for me.
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I only wear padded bras if I've wearing something low cut, so they are padded/and pushup and show good cleavage. They make the girls look a lot bigger and I only wear those bras out at night or on certain occassions.

Being an A if you want to add some and it looks natural, why not? On me (I'm a C) a padded bra with a non lowcut top looks silly and obvious.

But if you are so concerned about it, then don't get padded.
I might buy it to wear with certain tops. If it is comfortable and fits well it will be worth adding to my bra collection which includes too few now. Bras do seem to wear out over time like everything else but of course good ones often last longer so I don't mind spending more for them.
I might buy it to wear with certain tops. If it is comfortable and fits well it will be worth adding to my bra collection which includes too few now. Bras do seem to wear out over time like everything else but of course good ones often last longer so I don't mind spending more for them.
Originally Posted by Curlswirl
I've had my really good VS one, with removable pads, for many years. It's a rare wear so it will last much longer.

The others I mentioned gave a more natural lift if you wanted (it all depends on placement), and they were very smooth, and reversible with a printed and nude side. You could wear them with more things. It didn't give that to the moon! lift but worked fairly well with more casual lower cut tops or dresses. Very comfortable. The other, not so much. Major under wire, and the pads slide in low so the prop the girls up. It's a bit of a torture device but It is handy to he able to remove the straps or adjust for one shoulder or halter.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

Multi purpose bra's are a nifty invention.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

I think due to my scoliosis the ideal bra would actually be a racerback. Do they even make that type of bra without underwires in my size?
I don't exactly understand the question but personally I wouldn't want to be an A cup on some days and be a C on other days...for various reasons. Why not just buy more of what you've been wearing up to this point?

But yeah, I think the point of extremely padded bras is to make your breasts look a lot larger. So if you don't want that effect, then you shouldn't buy an extremely padded bra.
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I'm a C cup, and depending on the bra I probably look like a B cup some days and a D cup others. I'm fine with that. All my bras give me quite a bit of lift...and some give extra oomph/padding. I don't feel like its "false advertising" any more than wearing high heels or Spanx or coloring my hair.

Wear whatever makes you happy and confident in who you are, even if it includes some padding.
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I think a bra can be padded (or i guess the more accurate word would be lined) without being a push up bra. It depends on where the padding is placed in the cup and how much padding there is. I also don't like underwire and prefer a racer back, but that combo is hard to find. That being said, VS makes a lined (not push up) racer back bra with underwire that is very comfortable. I think quality makes a big difference there. After having kids and breast feeding, I find that for me, a little bit of lining is a must for modesty purposes - doesn't matter that I'm only an A cup, people will still be staring if there's no lining (and it doesn't need to be cold out if you know what I mean!). But I still prefer a natural look. For me, the bottom line is comfort. Doesn't matter how good or attractive it makes me look, if its uncomfortable I won't wear it. I agree with some of the other posters that a push up bra doesn't always look right with certain tops, but with other tops they can enhance the look. So it just depends. But you should do what you're comfortable with, and who cares what some men (or other people) might think.
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Do what makes you comfortable. Growing up, I was an A. When I was in mid 20's until my early 30's, I gained weight and my cup size went up to a high B/nearly C. When I lost weight 11 years ago, my size went down slightly to a mid B. I never bothered with an underwire when I was an A. If you're small busted, you really don't need extra support. I also had a couple of padded bras when I was an A. I felt I needed all the help I could get and which was denied me by nature. However, when I was nearly a C, I found that my clothes looked better with an underwire and my breasts needed the support. Right now, underwires aren't all that comfortable but most of the time, that's all you can find in the store, at least if you're above an A. I haven't worn padded bras in ages.
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I wear DD's and my favorite bras are padded! Simply because i find they are more comfortable (i dont feel the bra's rings) and also because they hold my boob comfortably. I don't really care about what people think about my boobs because i mean it's part of mysellf and i think my boobs, either they are big or not, doesnt resume myself.

Also I dont really care about what men could or think about me as I said earlier. There are some morons on earth and i just try to avoid them.
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