As much as we wish every girl was totally happy with the bod she was born with, we realize that some ladies would like to change certain things about themselves. One thing a lot of girls wish they could do is enhance is their breast size. For girls who are looking for bigger boobs and a quick fix, padded bras can kind of seem like a miracle. But at the same time, there are lots of people who think they’re totally stupid.
So we want to know: would you wear a padded bra? We’re not talking about push-up bras – we’re talking about cushiony bras that promise to make you appear a few sizes bigger. The editors over here at Gurl all seem to have different opinions, but we really want to know what you think. Read our thoughts and then tell us yours:
Julie Says: They’re Awesome!
I’m pro padded bras. I’m pretty well endowed in the boobal region. So, I’m not using padding to make my boobs look bigger. It’s more to keep them in place. One piece of fabric just isn’t sturdy enough. I need something that feels reinforced. My mom one time told me to think of my bra as a suspension bridge. I’m still not sure what she meant exactly, but I’m pretty sure suspension bridges are made out of more than just one sheet of silk. They’ve got some heft to them! So, I think that’s why I started with a thicker cup. After years of bulky bras, I feel naked whenever I try one that’s a single layer of fabric. I like a little distance between my boobs and the rest of the world, so bring on the padding!
Melanie Says: They Can Be Fun Sometimes
I don’t think girls need to wear padded bras—but they can be fun if you’re into them! I think of them like any other kind of disguise. Think about how much fun it is to put on a wig at Halloween or to wear a super bold red lipstick (if only in your bedroom by yourself!). That’s how I feel when I put on a va-va-voom bra on. That said, I don’t wear them very often. I’m kind of tiny up top, and I like that about myself—but it sure is fun to play dress-up (or, uh, boobs up!) once in a while!
Emerald Says: No, For Personal Reasons
My boobs are big enough and bras are kinda weird to me (like obviously bras are not the most uncomfortable piece of clothing in the world!) never mind the padded ones. Though I do think it’s a personal choice, like, if you want to bulk up a bit or if you like the look of it. For me, bras are just weird enough as it is, I don’t want extra bra – if anything I want less bra, the least amount of bra please! I guess that would be NO BRA, but that’s like a totally different conversation.
Jessica Says: No Way! They’re Weird
I have to admit, I get kind of freaked out about padded bras. I mean, first of all, those things are so stuffed full of padding that they make me feel uncomfortable just looking at them. Second of all, what do you do if you take off your shirt in front of a dude and he realizes your boobs are actually way smaller than he thought? How do you explain that? It’s so awkward! I just think you’re better off making the most of what you’ve got instead of looking kind of fake with a padded one.
Would you wear a padded bra? Who do you agree with? Tell us in the comments!