Last Saturday I was burrowing deep in my lingerie drawer and came across a high school-era relic: my very padded, very fuchsia push-up bra. Even though I hadn’t worn the physics-defying device in years, I hesitated to throw it out, which is when it occurred to me: Are push-up bras a fashion do or don’t? Rather than attempt to tackle the question myself, I conducted a rather unscientific poll of Who What Wear staffers and my family and friends.
The result? A whopping 80 percent of people said push-up bras are a fashion don’t. Do you agree? Scroll down to read a selection of reasonings for each side, and shop bras of every style.
Agent Provocateur Bobbie Embroidered Tulle Bra ($150)
We adore the Spanish-inspired flair on this embroidered unmentionable.
Free People Sweetheart Triangle Underwire Bra ($38)
This polka-dot bra will go with any of your black lace underwear.
Only Hearts Cou Cou Lola Open Seam Bralette ($48)
Why not make a racy addition to your lingerie drawer?
Hanky Panky Signature Stretch-Lace Soft-Cup Bra ($45)
Break out of your black-and-nude box with this vibrant blue bra.
Skivvies by For Love & Lemons Love You Knot Bondage Bra ($90)
This is the kind of bra you want to show off.
Myla London Isabella Non Padded Balconette Bra ($208)
The underwire will give you lift sans padding.
Agent Provocateur Abbey Lace-Trimmed Silk-Blend Satin Push-Up Bra ($250)
Look no further for an out-of-this-world lift.
Are you team push-up or team lace bra? Let us know in the comments below!