Now that lockdown restrictions appear to be a thing of the past (touch-wood) we’re excitedly tucking our beloved wire-free lounging bras to the side. Now, it’s time to dust off our #1 party pal, also known as the push-up bra. Don’t get us wrong, there will always be a place for the wire-free companions who hugged and held us through many WFH days and Netflix binges. But, as our social calendars start to fill back up, it’s time to let the push-up bra take its rightful place in centre stage.

Push-up bras were originally designed to add volume to a woman’s bust. Nowadays, push-up bras offer all the volume and so much more, including shaping, support, and sex appeal! Every woman should have a push-up bra in their lingerie drawer because this style has the ability to transform outfits from a chic day-look to a spicy evening ensemble. It can be tricky to know exactly what to look for when shopping for a push-up bra, so we’ve curated a list of our top 7 picks available at Bendon.

How do push-up bras work?

The mechanics of a traditional push-up bra are really quite simple. Foam or silicone padding is added to the lower part of the bra’s contour cups, this padding sits underneath breasts boosting them upwards. The level of push-up will depend on the amount of padding within the bra, and this will differ between styles. 

If you’re looking for a tailored push-up experience look no further than Pleasure State, the crème de la crème of push-up bras. Pleasure State’s push-up bras are designed with unique features that give you the option to select the level of push-up based on your wants and needs. 

Most Pleasure State push-up styles come in two different profiles FMO ‘for me only’ and OMB ‘oh my bod’. FMO push-up bras feature graduated padding that alters the level of boost depending on your cup size. FMO smaller cup sizes will have more padding, and FMO larger sizes will have less padding for a more subtle boost. OMB push-up bras provide the ultimate lift adding a 200% boost, which creates the appearance of cleavage 2 cup sizes bigger. Pleasure State push-up bras also feature Secret Servicelining inside all of the cups. This lining feels luxurious like soft suede and it supports and holds breasts in place, what more could a girl ask for!

When should you wear a push-up bra?

Warning - this bra style is known to grab the attention of wandering eyes. There is no shame in celebrating what your mama gave you, and as one of the best styles to create beautiful cleavage women often turn to push-up bras to wear with low-cut necklines.

The main purpose of a push-up bra is to enhance the appearance of cleavage however a push-up bra also does a great job at shaping busts to look rounder and fuller, which is why basically anyone and any outfit can pull off a push-up bra. 

Most breast shapes will benefit from the features of a push-up bra. Whether you have small, wide-set, slim, or conical breasts, a push-up bra will draw your breasts together creating the perfect cleavage!

Top 7 push-up bra styles available at Bendon

1. Pleasure State Phoebe Push-Up Plunge Bra

Why you’ll love it: This effortlessly sexy style features striking lace cut-outs spliced with satin and finished with Swarovski crystals. With Secret Service™ cup lining your girls will stay in place all night long.

You don’t have to take our word for it, here is what one of our lovely customers had to say: 

“Gorgeous quality and beautiful fit. Everything that I’ve come to expect from Pleasure State!” - Amy B. (AU)

Wear it with: The on-trend ECRU Olive colour pops against white so we suggest wearing this bra with a white button-up shirt to achieve a sophisticated yet sexy look. Hot tip - leave an extra button or two undone to wow the crowd. Pair with the matching Phoebe Thong Brief

2. Pleasure State My Fit Lace Push-Up Plunge Bra 200% boost

Why you’ll love it: If you’ve known Pleasure State for a while now, you’ll know that this style is the OG from the My Fit collection, repeated every season with new on-trend colours. With over 600,000 My Fit bras sold, you can trust that any My Fit style does what it should. Featuring delicate stretch lace and a deep plunging neckline, and push-up pads that offer a dramatic 200% boost.

Wear it with: This bra will hold the girls front and centre so why not pair it with a low-cut dress or top and own that main character energy. Pair with matching My Fit Lace Thong or Brazilian Brief

3. Pleasure State My Fit Jacquard Push-Up Plunge Bra With Customized Boost

Why you’ll love it: Based on Pleasure State’s best-selling My Fit silhouette this style is a modern adaption that features soft animal print lace that sits smoothly underneath outerwear. Coming in an FMO profile this style provides subtle uplift that is perfect for your cup size.

It looks like this style gets the tick off approval all-round, here’s what one of our customers had to say:“Purchased as a gift for my wife - she loves it. Fit was great and it looked great. She’s very happy with it.” - Norm. (AU)

Wear it with: Fashion icons like Em Rata, Hailey Bieber, and Gigi Hadid have been pairing bras with oversized blazers for a while now, and we think My Fit Jacquard is the perfect push up bra to work this look. This bra is sexy yet chic so is an ideal option to achieve this powerful look.

4. me. by Bendon Keyhole Boost Bra 

Why you’ll love it: This is push-up comfort like you’ve never felt before. Your breasts will melt into the soft padding that keeps you secure all day long. Featuring satin bows and key-holes under the apex for a playful touch.

This style earned a perfect score. Here’s a snapshot of what one of our customers had to say:“It’s a 10 out of 10. Best purchase I’ve made in a while. This bra is so soft and lifts and supports the girls so good.” - Olivia S. (AU)

Wear it with: These cups are the smoothest of smooth so we highly recommend pairing this bra with a fitted t-shirt or tank. Your bust will appear lifted, full, and round yet sleek and smooth underneath your fitted top.

5. Pleasure State My Fit Laser Scallop Lace Push-Up Plunge Bra

Why you’ll love it: Available in the popular FMO profile this style provides the perfect measure of uplift. Featuring smooth animal print lace that gives a luxe edge and detachable back-straps that allow you to cross the straps over one another customising your fit.

Wear it with: We’d pair this bra with our favourite LBD, there’s something so elegant about sexy black lingerie underneath a gorgeous black dress! Pair with matching My Fit Laser Scallop Midi Brief or Thong. 

6. Pleasure State Magnolia Push-Up Plunge Bra

Why you’ll love it: This luxurious style is a total showstopper, featuring sparkling lurex threads and 100% silk detailing. Opulent embroidery paired with Swarovski crystals and gold embellishments, this bra is not for the faint-hearted. 

Wear it with: This bra was designed to make jaws drop, we suggest pairing it with a glitzy evening look that matches the level of extravagance. Wear with matching Magnolia Brazilian Brief

7. Pleasure State My Fit Arch Push-Up Plunge Bra 


Why you’ll love it: This style is simple yet sensual and meets all of your push-up needs, available in both FMO and OMB profiles. Featuring delicate stretch lace cups and detachable back-straps that can be crossed over to customise your fit. Sparkling Swarovski crystals line up along the front of the shoulder straps.

Find out what our customers love about this style: 

“Best bra ever. I love these bras so much! When you want maximum push-up these are definitely the best option around. So comfortable and sexy.” - Lana C. (NZ)

Wear it with: The unique detachable back-straps allow this bra to be paired with tank tops that show off shoulders as the straps will stay hidden when crossed. The soft stretch lace will keep a smooth silhouette underneath tight tops. Wear with matching My Fit Arch Brazilian Brief.

Finding your perfect fit

The key to finding the perfect bra is ensuring you’re shopping with the right size in mind. Check out our online size guide to find your perfect fit. Alternatively, you can reach out to our fit experts via live chat or pop into your local Bendon store for a bra fitting with one of our trained bra fitters. So, what are you waiting for? Shop push-up bras today.


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