Granted, I’ve never worn a padded bra until last year and I’ve only tried one model (Ewa Michalak’s PL Black), which I do like, but still it is not the best option for me for a number of reasons.
- They force breasts into an unnatural shape. A shape, which I find very unflattering above a certain size. In my experience, a perfect hemisphere just look cartoonish in a K cup, like inflated balloons. That means they work better with loose clothes or under layers.
- Bounce and jiggle. It might just be because this type of bras tend to be plunge or low cut balconettes, but to me, they don’t feel as supportive as an unpadded bra.
- They make me sweat! It might not be the case for others, but that extra layer of fabric keeps me warm. Nice in December, not so nice in the Spring.
- They add a little bulk. Some say they don’t. I think they do. Not that much, but a little. Once again that means they work better under a certain size.
- Random and I never thought about it before having one, but they take for ages to dry!
I know some H+ cups women rock them and love them, and I can see some cool aspects about them (great uplift, keeps you warm when it’s cold), plus there are some seriously cute padded styles out there. I’m also still interested in trying Ewa Michalak’s new BP style when it comes out or maybe something more thinly paded than the PL Black (which comes with a thicker padding than her other styles from what I read). Regardless, I’ve decided that those styles would be reserved for winter from now on.