There are two ways to approach this issue which are pad up or trim down. Padding up is the easiest because you buy your clothes based on your shoulder width or chest size then pad up where you need it. For instance, a size 16W women’s dress size will accommodate a 47 inch bust, 38-inch waist, and 47 inch hips. Take the difference between your actual measurements and the 16W and buy the breast form and hip pad sizes you need to fill in the difference.


The other way is to buy from the miss’s sizes which has a larger selection which tops out at 18 usually. I have worn a Misses size 18 that fits my shoulders for years and had them altered to take in the waist and hips properly which, is expensive when you add it all up. If I buy a 16W from the women’s section it usually fits perfect without alterations however when buying skirts, I buy 14W because I don’t like the larger hip that goes with the 16W.


I have used Classic Curves Gel Hip Pads for over 10 years probably dscf00021-1024x768closer to 15 and I love them. They are almost indestructible and feel very natural. I have heard people say that they are too heavy but when you keep them in place with pantyhose or Spanx you don’t even know you have them on.


palstd104-1For breast forms I use Pals Breast forms from Super Gel Products that are made from similar gel to the Classic Curves Hip Pads and just as strong. They are very reasonably priced and feel normal to me. Both products are solid molded silicone and not liquid silicone inside a plastic form. If the plastic ones get punctured they will leak and you will have to patch it with duct tape

 I feel it is important to invest in good quality padding that is durable and will give you a consistent size. In my opinion if you buy either of these products they will outlast you over time.



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