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I agree Capitola. They are everywhere. can't stand them. I have big boobs so you can imagine how I feel in them. They feel so wrong, like I'm wearing 4 bras. I love non moulded, they feel better to me and look better IMO. each to their own though
My nipples seem to be permanently sticking out since I had kids so I like to wear something with a bit of coverage as it's just embarrassing otherwise. Stupid men asking me if I'm cold! I don't go for full on padding as I'm a 30G so no need to look any bigger, but quite like the shape the moulded ones give me.
Moulded bras look ridiculous when they're the wrong size.
I have a sheer one from ewa michalak that is like a feat of engineering It gives amazing shape and support. Plus padded bras in my size are unusual, I do have one (same brand again) and it gives a lovely rounded uplifted shape
Its all asda in particular seem to sell. They are hiddeous and my dh hates them. They are fake looking. The cheap ones are particularly nasty. I dont wear them. I do appreciate though a light amount of padding as i would get embaressed with nipples showing through! I tend to stay away from any type of padding though! I also hate the word norks - sorry branleuse. Cringe when i see this word..no idea why!!!
We were watching 'Bridesmaids' here last night. I thought of this thread as I noticed the main character, in a post coital bed scene was wearing a bra (cos we all keep our bras on during sex ) and it was a moulded one which was gaping and standing proud of her chest. Horrid things.
I hate them too, they're so rigid and uncomfortable. Plus I can't really see the problem of getting a bit nippy sometimes. The bra ladies in John Lewis really sold me the porcelain (is that panache or Freya?) saying that everyone has them now and I hate it, the cups come too far down below my boobs. I quite like cups that actually, you know, cup.
I'm not a fan of moulded as they're really difficult to get a good fit on. For those who particularly suffer then something which is lightly padded will be better - i.e. something which still has seams and is softer and more flexible rather than a solid cup.
Agree with others here. Padded bras are hot, a weird fake boob shape and the outline of the top of the cup always shows through my clothes. Plus I feel more bound up in them. Normal bras are just plain comfortable. My boob shape is one I'm happy with though, small and neat.
I hate padded bras too. Why should we be dictated to by the industry. Is it because the youngest of us have been taught to be ashamed of our nipples? How can we alert the shops to what we want from a bra? We come in so many shapes and sizes, not one mould!