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What is a Padded Bra?

Why buy one and the most popular styles

Belle Lingerie27 July 2021

what is a padded bra

What is a padded bra?

A padded bra is a very common bra style which we are sure you have worn before. Lots of bras contain padding to either give your bust a particular shape or to make your bust look bigger. There are different types of padding including gel, foam, or synthetic and all have different purposes. When you think padded bra you may think of a push-up. But not all padded bras are designed to push and lift your bust for a dramatic effect. Some are much more subtle for everyday comfort. Padded bras can either have extra padding sewn into the material or it can sometimes be removable.

What are the benefits of a padded bra?

Boost your curves - Padded bras can be great to make your boobs look a little bigger or perkier. If this is what you want maybe opt for a bra with some push-up padding. Thicker padding, especially at the base of the cup can really boost your boobs and create flattering cleavage.

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Shaping - Padded bras can be ideal if you just need a bit of help with shaping. Non-padded bras can sometimes do this but not always as well as a padded bra. Padding at the side of the cup will push your bust inwards to help hide the fact that your boobs point outwards. Foam padding is a great solution for shaping so keep an eye out for that. Padded bras are also great for people with asymmetrical breasts as you can mask the size difference with the extra padding.

Comfort - You could buy a padded bra simply for comfort. Some padding is super soft and moulds to your curves for a memory foam type feeling on your bust. Some padded bras are quite subtle so you can wear a padded bra every day simply because it hugs your curves nicely. If you have a sheer lace bra with no padding it can sometimes irritate the skin. Padded bras avoid this! You won't feel the outer material against your skin so comfort is guaranteed.

wonderbra padded bra

Modesty - Padding can often be worn simply to give you nipple coverage. We all love a slinky sheer bra sometimes but they are not the most practical in winter ... Your nipples could be visible through a thin top unless you have a thick-lined or padded bra. Padded bras are always opaque so you get fuller coverage and a greater level of modesty.

The best-padded bras

Padded bras are super popular here at Belle Lingerie. With over 1000 to choose from and more added every season, you are spoilt for choice. It's tough to choose our favourite padded bras as there are so many styles. Push up padded bras, plunge padded bras, balcony padded bras ... the list goes on. Here are some of our most loved padded bra ranges for you to browse. Or why not shop all padded bras here >

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Gossard padded bras

Gossard is hands down one of our most popular brands for padded bras. This brand offers you on-trend style and comfy padded bras designed to flatter. Many of our Gossard padded bras are push up, with extreme padding for a cheeky lift. Gossard is great for the smaller bust as these bras lift and put all eyes on your cleavage. Gossard Superboost Lace is a very popular range of padded bras. there are a variety of styles from longline to plunge so make sure you give this collection a try. We adore the unique colour range from Gossard. This brand's padded bras never fail to delight and brighten up any lingerie drawer. A relatively new addition to the Gossard collection at Belle Lingerie is the Shimmer Lace Padded Plunge Bra. This is a stunning blush pink bra with lace detailing at the back which you will fall for. Shop the full Gossard padded bra collection here >

wonderbra padded bras

Wonderbra padded bras

One brand we have to talk about when it comes to padded bras is Wonderbra. This brand is known for its padded shaping and lift. Whether you want a padded bra for everyday wear or a fancy padded bra for a night out, Wonderbra will have something to meet your needs. Wonderbra padded bras are also ideal as practical solutions to wear under occasion wear. The unique designs and structure offers you support, lift and invisible wear under almost any outfit. One of the most popular Wonderbra padded bras is the Refined Glamour Padded Triangle Bra. This bra is super flattering with a deep plunging neckline and a high apex. The bras give you that classic boost and lift but are super glam for a stylish look. We would also recommend the Wonderbra Ultimate Silhouette T-Shirt Bra for an everyday boost. This is a super comfy and casual t-shirt bra to simply give you a confidence boost in your day to day routine.

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