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Does anyone here wear a padded bra?

CurlswirlCurlswirl Posts: 526Registered Users
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.
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  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    Curlswirl wrote: »
    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 don't like padded bras but it's really difficult to find ones that aren't. :protest: I think I own just one. It's my favorite one and it's from the Gap.
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    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.
  • scrillsscrills Posts: 6,700Registered Users
    i have a padded butt. I wear it on special occasions (same with my push up bra).

    I say get it
  • CurlswirlCurlswirl Posts: 526Registered Users
    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.
  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users
    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.
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  • juicyfruitjuicyfruit Posts: 751Registered Users
    Mine are in no need of padding. But if I were small chested, I probably would wear a padded bra.
  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users
    Curlswirl wrote: »

    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.
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  • Always@nightAlways@night Posts: 566Registered Users
    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.
  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,175Registered Users
    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.
  • CurlswirlCurlswirl Posts: 526Registered Users
    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.
  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users
    Curlswirl wrote: »
    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'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.
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  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users
    Multi purpose bra's are a nifty invention.
    When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

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  • CurlswirlCurlswirl Posts: 526Registered Users
    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?
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    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.

  • Who Me?Who Me? Posts: 3,181Registered Users
    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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  • jsuzkelleyjsuzkelley Posts: 610Registered Users
    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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  • LadyV69LadyV69 Posts: 3,397Registered Users
    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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  • LitMissSunshineLitMissSunshine Posts: 10Registered Users
    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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  • GoldWavesGoldWaves Posts: 50Registered Users
    I don't like them because it isn't honest about what your size really is...I just don't see the point of them.
    It's dishonest really.
  • CurlswirlCurlswirl Posts: 526Registered Users
    If a padded bra is being dishonest then is wearing spanx honest or wearing make-up? Also, are women who wear wigs being dishonest?
  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,175Registered Users
    Lol yea men have complained how women wear all these things and then look different when all the stuff comes off. They can get over it and there are plenty of people that don't wear that stuff either. Everyone's different.
  • RytokaRytoka Posts: 309Registered Users
    I wear padded but not a lot of padding. Doesn't misrepresent me as far as I can tell. I wear them so I don't walk around with my "headlights" on all the time. I am such a girl and always cold, so there they would be lol. It's more about comfort I think. Plus IMO they provide more support. I feel like I'm floppin in those satiny ones lol
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  • RytokaRytoka Posts: 309Registered Users
    Curlswirl wrote: »
    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?

    My daughter has scoliosis as well but she wears padding to help even her out. The effect of the rib hump and rotation of her rib cage makes one side more than a full size smaller. When in reality she is only slightly lopsided. It's hard fir her since she is only 15 and body image is important at that age. She is pretty and has good self esteem but we all have something ;)
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  • mad scientistmad scientist Posts: 3,530Registered Users
    I have all types of bras and wear whatever makes me look best under the top I want to wear. Lately I like the layered look and I find camisoles or sports bras that pretty much flatten me out look best. I wear push ups under plunging necklines.
  • CurlswirlCurlswirl Posts: 526Registered Users
    Rytoka---does your daughter wear a racerback bra or a regular type bra? I have read that raceback is good for scoliosis.
  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,175Registered Users
    Rytoka wrote: »
    I wear padded but not a lot of padding. Doesn't misrepresent me as far as I can tell. I wear them so I don't walk around with my "headlights" on all the time. I am such a girl and always cold, so there they would be lol. It's more about comfort I think. Plus IMO they provide more support. I feel like I'm floppin in those satiny ones lol

    Do you mean lined or padded? I started wearing lined after I graduated from college so my headlights don't show. They make me look a cup size larger than with unlined bras. I still prefer unlined and cute lacy bras but I'm always cold and headlighty and it's annoying with dudes.
  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    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.

    This. I'm also decently large on top (36D) and find push-up bras to be more supportive, especially since my normal pace is speed walking. Made the switch after discussing this with another ample-cheated woman who worked at VS. the only time I skip the padding is if I'm dressing with the intention of undressing in front of someone, which hasn't been the case in a very long time.
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  • RytokaRytoka Posts: 309Registered Users
    Curlswirl wrote: »
    Rytoka---does your daughter wear a racerback bra or a regular type bra? I have read that raceback is good for scoliosis.

    She has both but I think she prefers the standard straps so she can wear tanks. But all of her sports bras are racer back. Also the few racer back ones she has she has told me are uncomfortable, maybe it has to do with her type of curve? I think they cut in under her shoulder blade on the rib hump side.
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  • RytokaRytoka Posts: 309Registered Users
    Josephine wrote: »
    Rytoka wrote: »
    I wear padded but not a lot of padding. Doesn't misrepresent me as far as I can tell. I wear them so I don't walk around with my "headlights" on all the time. I am such a girl and always cold, so there they would be lol. It's more about comfort I think. Plus IMO they provide more support. I feel like I'm floppin in those satiny ones lol

    Do you mean lined or padded? I started wearing lined after I graduated from college so my headlights don't show. They make me look a cup size larger than with unlined bras. I still prefer unlined and cute lacy bras but I'm always cold and headlighty and it's annoying with dudes.

    I have both but my everyday wear ones would be considered lined. My favorite is VS, the one they use for checking fit. Don't remember what it's called.
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