With the rise of the bralette in recent years, padded bras have gotten quite the unfavorable reputation. But padded doesn’t have to mean tacky. We found a countless number of subtly padded, pretty bras for the choosing, for those who choose to have a little more lift and support where their lingerie is concerned. Among the options listed below, there are bras so affordable that you can stock up, and those that are pretty enough to be splurge-worthy. There are smooth, seamless T-shirt styles, and alluring (but subtly so) lace styles, some of which are lightly lined with padding, and some with a little extra padding. The point being, there’s something to fulfill each and every padded-bra desire. Shop our carefully-chosen picks below.
And now, here are a few brands (that you may not have heard of yet) making very pretty bras.