How to Insert Bra Pads in Swimwear
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How to Insert Bra Pads in Swimwear

Bra pads are an easy and convenient way to increase the appearance of your bust size. With bra inserts, you can achieve the perfect bust without undergoing cosmetic surgery. Most bust enhancement pads are made with waterproof materials, so you can place them in swimsuit tops as well as bra tops. Every woman deserves to look and feel beautiful in her swimwear. Read on to learn how to insert your bra pad.

Steps to Inserting Bra Pads

Listed below are instructions on how to insert a bra pad into a swimsuit top:

  • Choose your enhancement pad type: Bust enhancer, shaper, or push-up. Add a size, bust enhancers, and full coverage pads cover the entire breast and increase the cup by one to two sizes. Shapers and push-up pads come in half-circles and triangles, and push the breasts up and inward to enhance cleavage.
  • Choose a swimsuit top that covers the entire pad, so it will remain discrete and invisible.
  • For bathing suits with sewn-in breast pockets or removable cups, insert the pad at the top of the inner lining and inside the pocket.
  • For bathing suits without bra pockets, place the pad directly against your skin. You can also purchase waterproof bra tape to secure the pad a little extra.
  • Insert a bust enhancer pad with the thickest part (shelf) at the bottom of the breast. Push-up pads are placed with the thickest part at the bottom/outside of the breast.
  • Adjust the pads until they are comfortable and evenly placed.
  • Use waterproof tape to secure the insert (if needed). Make sure to apply the tape evenly to both the skin and bra pad.
  • Test the pad by leaning forward to make sure it doesn't slip out.

Strut Your Stuff

Bra inserts rarely fall out of place — even through flips and turns underwater — so you can feel beautiful and secure at the same time. Bra inserts don't only uplift your bust, but also your self esteem. So enjoy the sunshine, the sand, and the perfect bust with an easy-to-use bust enhancer.

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6 months ago.
Can these bra pads be used in an all in one swimsuit
6 months ago.
Hi J!
You can put these in any kind of women's suit.
8 months ago.
My little 12 yo daughter has a swimsuit top that the forms shaped like a soft triangle....won't stay put! They scrunch up and are crooked. This is a problem with just about all tops that have "moving around forms". Any insight?
8 months ago.
Hi Blondie!
You can try using a waterproof tape to keep the inserts in place.
Natalie Rose O'Neill
8 months ago.
Hi! I have a bikini with triangular inserts that are pointy at two corners and rounded at the third. Which way up does it go in my bikini?? Thanks! Natalie
8 months ago.
Hello Natalie!
The rounded corner would point upward.
1 year ago.
necesito saber como pegar las almohadillas a un bikini para que se puedan mojar y no se muevan. gracias
1 year ago.
Insertar la almohadilla en la parte superior del revestimiento interior y en el interior del bolsillo. Si las pastillas no se quedan en su lugar , entonces usted puede comprar cinta que es resistente al agua para asegurar el inserto ( no vendemos esto en nuestro sitio web) . ¡Que tengas un gran día!
2 years ago.
Hello. Somewhere I've lost one of my bathing suit top inserts. :-( Buying a set is fine... just want to make sure I'm purchasing the right ones.

I went to your link
that list 12 options. I just want a liner... more to cover to prevent the nipple from showing when getting out of the pool. Nothing push up or padded.. just to line. The one I'm replacing was for a medium size top and black but nude would work too. Thanks, I look forward to your reply, Teresa
2 years ago.
Hi Teresa,
I apologize for the late reply. You may want to go with either the Bravo Nude Silicone Smoothies Nipple Covers, Bravo Clear Silicone Adhesive Smoothies Nipple Covers, or if you want a full liner, then Bravo Triangle Bikini Shaper. I hope you find one that works for you. Please let us know if you have any questions. Have a wonderful day!
worried mom
2 years ago.

I am looking for swim dress for my 12 year old daughter. She has poland sysndrome( her one breast is developing and other is not developed at all). so i am looking for swim suit which she can insert pads on the other side to make it even. Could you please let me know if you have any swim suits for young girls to just insert pads manually.

2 years ago.
Hi Worried Mom,

I was unable to locate any junior dresses or swimsuits that we carry that have slits for inserts. Most of the ones like that are for older women. You may be able to get a padded one and just cut the inner fabric to adjust the pads. I've heard some customers do that. Please do let us know if you have any other questions. Have a wonderful day!
1 year ago.
Hi Martha. My daughter has Poland also and I was looking for an answer when I came across your post. Have you been able to find a good solution?
1 year ago.
I know that the Hollister bikini tops have slits to insert bra pads. Hope this helps.
2 years ago.
looking for bra inserts for young girl....
2 years ago.
Hi Martha,

We have a couple different kinds of inserts. Below is a link to the ones we carry. Hope you find the ones that fits her needs. Please let us know if you have any other questions. Have a wonderful day!
2 years ago.
I just ordered a swim suit and it has zero padding. I would like to purchase something that would provide padding but NOT to push up or to make my bust look bigger - I am a DD and do not need them to look any bigger than they already are. I just want something to line the inside so it is not so thin. Any suggestions?
2 years ago.
Hi Amy,

Have you tried a suit with a shelf bra? Those would just have extra material with an elastic at the bottom of the bust. Below is a link to suits that have a shelf bra. You can refine your search by the filters on the left side. I hope you find something that you like. Let us know if you have any questions. Have a wonderful day!
7 months ago.
But what about a swim suit we've already bought?
2 years ago.
Hi, I am looking for replacement pads for a swimsuit. I am a C-D cup and support is essential. What do you recommend?
Thank you, Karen
2 years ago.
Hi Karen,

The pads we have are not ideally for support but the closest one I would say that we carry would be the Bravo Full Push-Up:

If you have any other questions please feel free to let us know. Have a wonderful day!
3 years ago.
hi! I am a bikini competitor and I just purchased a bikini that is made for AC Cup but has slipped inside the top to have ad enhancers. I am only an A cup so what size and style should I order for my competition suit? Thank you so much in advance! I would like to order them today as my suit should be here in the next 2 days. Thanks again
3 years ago.
Hi Chrissy,

The style is basically customer preference. Most of the bra pads that we have are for sizes A-C. If you're looking just to smooth out your bust then the Bravo Triangle Bikini Shaper ( would be a good one. If you're looking for some lift and cleavage then Bravo Ultra Shaper ( would be a good one. Please let us know if you have any other questions. Have a wonderful day!
3 years ago.
Where can I purchase swim pads to put in my bathing suit? Does Macy's sell them? What about Victoria Secret sell them? Please answer me asap as I need them right a way. Hope to hear from you soon. Ona Cheron.
3 years ago.
Hi Onacheron,

We actually do carry bra pads. Below is a link to them. Please let us know if you have any other questions. Have a wonderful day!,1775&viewall=no
3 years ago.
Can I use these in my lifeguard suit without it being obvious?
Gail Payne
4 years ago.
Do you SELL swimwear bra pads or shapers? If not, please recommend a site.
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