I Went Up 2 Cup Sizes in a Day and Here’s What I Discovered…

Victorias Secret Bombshell Bra

Although I was an early developer, and started wearing a bra before any of my friends, my cup size hasn’t increased since my very first fitting. I still wear a 32A. This has never bothered me, but recently I’ve been coveting fashion’s more boobalicious designs (think Kirsten Dunst at the Golden Globes), and in order to wear anything similar my bust would need a serious boost. Enter the Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Bra…

I first heard about the Bombshell Bra last year, when Kylie Jenner revealed it was the secret to her pumped-up look. Trying to keep my cynicism in check (“Oh really? Just like your pout is the result of lip liner?”) I turned to Google and discovered the bra does indeed promise to add two cup sizes. Kylie’s before and after shots were dramatic, and I was curious to see whether the bra would be equally effective on someone flat-chested.

So I went out and bought myself a Bombshell Bra and wore it every day for a week as an experiment. Within 24 hours the following discoveries were apparent…

1. Nothing can prepare you for this much padding. The Bombshell Bra is so extreme that when I showed it to Laetitia from Mademoiselle Robot she suggested I also use it as a travel pillow. Initially it feels pretty awkward, and requires a lot of readjusting, but after about 30 minutes you get used to the dramatic lift and find it’s comfortable enough to wear all day.

2. Chunky knits are not a good idea. This bra has given me newfound respect for my curvaceous friends, because layering when you have boobs is an absolute nightmare! I went through my entire knitwear selection, discarding almost every sweater because it added too much bulk to my frame and made me look matronly. After 20 minutes of this hellish routine I was exhausted, and ready to ditch the bra altogether.

3. Form-fitting is the way to go. My usual oversized chunky knits may have been out of the question, but for the first time in my life I found myself coveting sexy, body-con clothing. Breasts – albeit fake ones – were such an exciting novelty that I my style inspirations quickly went from Olivia Palermo and Diane Kruger to Kim Kardashian circa 2010. I just wanted everything to be tighter!

Victorias Secret Bombshell Bra Before After

Please excuse the overly-retouched before and after images. It was not a photogenic day, but visual evidence needed to be gathered for this post. As you can see, there’s more to fill out my DVF wrap dress with in the “after” shot. However, the results are obviously more dramatic if you’re a larger cup size to begin with.

4. Men didn’t react any differently to me. We’re groomed to think that all men are obsessed with big boobs, so on my first day in the Bombshell Bra I half expected to have hordes of adoring men swarming around me. Not the case! (Perhaps if I’d worn a lower neckline…) But it quickly became clear I could never wear the Bombshell on a date, because it would be a serious case of false advertising.

5. I’m perfectly happy with my small boobs. Whilst I can’t fault the Bombshell Bra (it does exactly what it promises) and will definitely continue to wear it on occasion, it hasn’t tempted me to explore more permanent options. And, ironically, on the first day of this experiment I went to the ballet and quickly found myself missing my flat-as-a-pancake chest. I guess it’s true what they say, the grass always looks greener on the other side…

Are you a fan of the Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Bra? Leave a comment below to share your verdict…

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  • woah! that is a very dramatic difference and very natural looking. I am going to have to try this bra on! x

  • I have small breasts, too and I don’t mind at all. Time ago I bought a very padded bra by Tezenis (payed 5 euros instead of 15 during a promotion) and when I tried it at home I couldn’t believe it, my breasts looked so much bigger! I never worn it, anyway because I wouldn’t be myself! I don’t have big breasts and I don’t want to pretend I have.

    • cocos_tea_party

      It’s such a shock at first, right? My friends and family were like, “they’re really not as big (padded) as you think.” But I’m so used to be so flat that the smallest curves seemed so porny at first haha

      • Exactly! “Porny” is the right term! 🙂

  • Josefin Molander

    I think that the bombshell-bras are amazing if you have a top or dress that need that extra bra-size to fit and look good, I think it’s a great invention!


  • I have a padded bra that I like to wear on special occasions when I want to feel super sexy, but actually I much prefer my normal boobs on most days!

    Anne-Sophie – City Cookie x