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Here’s the Difference between Padded Bra and Push-Up Bra

Kusum Manral May 7, 2018 2 min read

Have you ever wandered through a lingerie store, and got confused by the huge range of different bras? What’s the difference between a padded bra and a push-up bra ? Don’t worry, we’re telling all on Clovia’s blog today! The difference between a a padded bra and push-up bra can be less than an inch in thickness. But you’ll know one when you see one! Padded bras give a subtle boost and are lined with extra fabric or feature a sling with a “removable cookie insert” to adjust the padding level. Push-ups create dramatic cleavage and can add one or even two cup sizes instantly.

Padded Bra

Padded bras provide a much more subtle boost compared to push-ups. They are often lined with an extra layer of fabric with a removable cookie insert, so you can adjust the padding level to your own needs.


[Read: Padded Bra Definition and Meaning ]

Push Up Bra

Push-ups create dramatic cleavage and can instantly add one, sometimes even two, cup sizes to your bust. The difference between a push-up and a padded bra can sometimes be less than an inch in thickness, which often causes confusion between the two.


[Read: Benefits of Push Up Bra You Must Know ]

So Which Bra do I Choose to Wear?

You can opt for a padded bra if you have an uneven breast size or a disproportional breast size. Although it’s a myth that padded bras are only worn by women who have smaller chest sizes. It can also be used by women with bigger breast size to get a smooth look while ensuring modesty.

A push up bra on the other hand helps to make your breasts look more uniform and round which makes your chest look fuller.

And Regarding When to Wear or What to Wear?

When you’re wearing form fitted clothing a padded bra can be worn under low cut tops or . But if you’re sporting a push up bra, it’s best to team it up with low cut shirts or party wear.

Kusum Manral

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