I Keep Coming Back to This Classic Bra—Here Are My Faves With Stellar Reviews


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We've been seeing unlined, non-padded bras receive much shine on the scene right now (they're also one of my personal favorite styles, so I can't hate them!), but let's take a moment to appreciate another classic: the padded bra. Lingerie trends come and go, but padded bras are one of those pieces that will always have a place in my lingerie drawer for a few reasons: you don't have to worry about showing through thinner materials like T-shirts, and the lift they provide is really unparalleled. 

Don't think padded automatically means mounds of bulky cups or inserts—there are so many levels of cushioning that the amount of extra padding is entirely up to you. Looking for only lightweight coverage that's big on comfort? Try a lightly lined bralette. Wanting a bra that will lift and contour? You'll want to go for a push-up that's heavy on the padding. Either way, there are plenty of options to go around.

Like any savvy shopper, we headed to the reviews to figure out which bras and brands are worth every penny. They're all neatly compiled here for your easy viewing pleasure, so keep clicking below to see which padded bras the internet firmly stands behind.

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Fashion Market Editor

Indya Brown is a fashion editor, stylist, and writer living in Los Angeles. While going to school at Columbia University in New York City, she got her feet wet in the fashion industry interning at Elle magazine, Harper's Bazaar, and New York magazine's The Cut. After graduating in 2016, she joined The Cut as a fashion assistant, eventually working her way up to fashion editor. There, she worked on a multitude of projects, including styling inbook feature stories for New York magazine's print issue, writing and pitching market stories for The Cut, and serving as fashion lead for The Cut's branded content. While New York has been her home for over 10 years, she moved to Los Angeles in the midst of the pandemic in 2020 for a new chapter. Now she is a fashion market editor for Who What Wear, focusing on emerging designers, rising trends on and off the internet, interior design, and BIPOC creatives and brands. Aside from her duties as a fashion market editor, Brown is also a freelance stylist and writer, working on national print and video commercial campaigns for Sephora, The Independent, and Cadillac. Her bylines also include Harper's Bazaar, Vox, and The New York Times. But once the computer goes down and the emails turn off, she's likely eating her way through Koreatown, hunting down vintage furniture, scoping out new outrageous nail designs to try, or taking a hot cycling class.