Summertime usually means showing off more skin. Maybe it’s because the heat makes us feel more daring (or too hot to care), so we’re willing to take an inch or two off our hemlines and opt for more revealing cleavage. With weddings, engagements, parties and potential vacation plans coming up, wearing the right bra pads for your needs and shape are an easy way to make sure you can get the lift you want, suitable for any occasion. Here’s your guide to shopping for bra pads.
Even Out Uneven Breasts
One of the most common bra fitting problems I hear women ask about is that their breasts are not the same size. Symmetry is overrated; there is usually at least a small difference between your right and left breast. If it’s noticeable (e.g. one size is a full cup size smaller/bigger than the other), then you may feel uncomfortable or as though your bras don’t fit properly.
Bra Doctor Recommends: Slipping a bra pad into the smaller side in your bra. Try a lightweight pad that adds a full cup size like Fabric Add-A-Size pads by Fashion Essentials. This will even out both sides quickly and easily.
More Bra Doctor Suggestions: If your breasts are more like a half cup size difference or only fluctuate in size when you menstruate, a smaller pad like the silicone ones by Bra Doctor is ideal. Put one pad into the smaller side – it fits smoothly against your breasts and moulds to you with its special heat technology for a natural look that will even out your bust line.
Create Flirty Uplift
Boost your girls in a natural way with bra pads that offer a subtle uplift, a look that’s much in demand as an accessory for lower-necklined dresses and tops. Or just for fun nights out on the town!
Bra Doctor Recommends: Umph! silicone bra pads by Fashion Essentials or Bra Doctor silicone pads will give you the slight boost you’re looking for. Slip them into your bra along the bottom of the underwires or underband to get a boost upwards; for more of a push-up effect in the middle (e.g. for a slight V of cleavage) you can try putting the pads more along the underwires/sides of the bra.
Look Flawless in a Bikini
We know that some bikinis and swimsuits can make us self-conscious at the beach or pool. Your top may have an integrated bra or offer a good support – essential to feeling comfortable and confident whether you’re tanning, swimming or meandering along the shore. But you may not want your nipples to show through, and you may want a little more uplift (especially if you’re daring enough to own AND wear a string bikini).
Bra Doctor Recommends: Insert Beach silicone pads into your bathing suit or bikini top – many have a pocket inside of the top that will let you discreetly slip in the pads and have them stay in place. These pads will lift and shape your breast, with a triangular shape that’s good for virtually any shaped top.
Add Volume to Your Petite Bust
I think petite busts are very beautiful naturally, but sometimes petite-busted women want more volume up top. You can increase your bustline in a noticeable but subtle way that suits your body and shape. Don’t go overboard. Huge and heavy pads made out of gel, silicone or water can weigh you down and make your breasts look low and heavy rather than perky.
Bra Doctor Recommends: Trying a pad that increases your cup size by one, like Glam silicone pads from Fashion Essentials. These help fill in your breasts by a full cup size while shaping them for a natural effect under any top or bra. The Fabric Add-A-Size pads by Fashion Essentials and Bra Doctor silicone pads I suggested earlier, are also great options to enhancing any petite bust.
Get Va-Va-Voom Cleavage
If you want to enhance your bustline in a dramatic way, some bra pads can lift your breasts and create a much fuller-looking bust. Make sure you choose your bra pads to reflect the occasion or setting– e.g. a more demure bust is appropriate for a professional environment or religious setting.
Bra Doctor Recommends: Try Flirt silicone pads by Fashion Essentials to get the ample cleavage you’re seeking. Make sure you wear a bra that is lined to create a more seamless and unified look under your clothes. Don’t forget to re-adjust your bra straps and bra back to accommodate the extra volume.
Smooth & Define Any Bustline
Score a seamless look under your tops with a bra pad that helps even out your breasts, while feeling lifted. A bra pad that covers nearly your entire breast (typically this kind of pad will cover approximately three-quarters of your breast) to give a round shape that also lifts and adds a little volume.
Bra Doctor Recommends: wearing Sculpt silicone pads by Fashion Essentials will make your breasts appear rounded and lifted with a seamless look. Ideal for B cups or bigger and for women who are nursing or have just finished nursing. I also suggest these for helping hide your nipples under tighter tops. These bra pads are also great to even out uneven breasts over a B cup, by slipping just one pad into the smaller side.
More reasons to love/own bra pads:
-easy maintenance, wash and care (especially silicone or fabric)
-easy bra fitting solutions
-different bra pads for various needs and looks
-wearable with any bra
-available in nude or clear
-easy to travel with
-inexpensive (especially when compared to surgery or buying new bras with different pads!)
Article by Celine (Bra Doctor) & Lisa
Do you still have a question about which bra type to get for your particular needs or body tape? E-mail me (Celine the Bra Doctor) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All bra pads shown are available on Now That’s Lingerie.com
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