OMG! These look huge and will only make you look humongous. These are not for girls like you. You aren’t supposed to be wearing them!

That’s the reaction I get from almost all the people around me when they see that I wear padded bras. Fact is, I started wearing them only recently. Till now, I have been wearing the normal ones without any hold or support, in short I have been wearing the wrong bras throughout my life! That’s because I have been told forever that busty girls should not wear padded bras as they will look bigger.

WRONG! Padded bras with underwires are supposed to be supportive, exactly what we busty girls need. There you are, your busty myths busted! A lot of time when I would go into trial rooms I would wonder why a particular outfit does not look good on me, well it turned out that it was my wrong bra that made me look bloated. I switched to padded ones recently (thanks to my stubborn friend Nivedita) and I do see (and feel) the difference immensely! The trick is to find the right size, irrespective of how huge they look when you are buying them. If you go for a smaller size then you will forever be adjusting yourself, not to forget also be pricked by the underwire!

Now, padded bras are not all push up bras. A busty woman should go for padded and a comparatively smaller woman should go for pushups. Please ladies, if you are busty do not buy a push up thinking it’s a padded one, you will end up looking like having a triple chin! A push up bra has added foam padding on the underneath to give a push whereas a padded one only serves the purpose of holding the cup.

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Here are a few tips to keep in mind while shopping for your bras –

  • Find the cup right size to prevent spillage. Prefer fuller cups.
  • Your bra band should not ride up your back. If so, you are wearing a wrong size.
  • A correct size bra will also hide up those back flabs. If not, then you are probably wearing a bigger size.
  • Your underwire should end an inch from you underarms and should be flat against your skin.
  • Your straps and band should be broad enough to give ample support and relieve your shoulders from bearing ugly marks.

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Being busty is not a matter of shame or embarrassment. Yes, when I was younger I would be utterly ashamed of my weight and body, especially when my friends were all thin girls with straight hair and flawless skin. But then I realized they were not happy with themselves too. They wanted things someone else had and I wanted what they and the chain goes on till you realize that what you have is perfect. Atleast we should be thankful and blessed to have all our body parts intact.

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