Padded vs push-up bras

Let us clear up a little myth – padded and push-up bras are not just for smaller bust women! If you’ve been blessed with a fuller bust, it does not mean that you should shy away from these styles. Own it and enhance it!

So, what is the difference between a padded and a push-up bra? Both are designed to enhance the appearance of our boobs, but they work in two quite different ways.

Push-up bras

Often described as a much cheaper alternative to a boob job, push-up bras do what they say on the tin – push your boobs up a little higher. When you hear the words ‘push-up bra’, you may think of an unnatural ‘fake’ looking effect, but with the right bra for your shape and size, this needn’t be the case. With padding of usually either foam or gel placed either side of the bra, push-up’s simply give the effect of a more rounded look by lifting your boobs, and enhancing your cleavage by bringing them together – so they’re great if you have a lot of space between your boobs.

They are also a blessing if you’re self conscious about sagginess. Let’s remember that natural sag is totally normal because, well, gravity! Plus, our boobs can be heavy – D cups alone can weigh 15 to 23 pounds. A push-up bra lifts breasts, giving them a little more shape. They also provide amazing amounts of support, which, we’re sure you’ll agree, is always welcomed for fuller bust ladies!

Padded bras

Yes, padded bras are tailored to make your chest appear bigger, but it is a common misconception that they are only worn by women with smaller busts. They can work for a fuller bust too as they’re perfect for enhancing what’s already there. They can compensate for slight unevenness between boob size or shape and are great for giving the illusion of a more rounded and firm look.

Another reason why many women favour padded bras is that they protect our modesty. Sometimes, the last thing you need is for your nipples to be on show. That protective layer of padding smooths everything over, meaning you’ll never be caught out.

There’s no reason that a fuller bust girl shouldn’t enjoy the comfort of a padded bra. They may not be right for everyone, but many are blissfully lightweight and subtle and it’s just a case of finding the right style and size for your boobs.

Enhance your assets

Push-up and padded bras are there to enhance what we’ve been blessed with. Don’t be self conscious about showing off your fuller bust. Celebrate your shape with all the lift, support and shape that you need to maximise your confidence.