Normally I remove the padding on these types of sports bras because it just ends up either being bulky or causing lines in my shirts or being uncomfortable, however I left the padding in these sports bras and I love it. It shapes my breasts perfectly and is so comfortable. However I do remove the padding when I wash the bras to maintain the shape and fullness of the pads. It I a pain in the butt, but worth it to me. The bras fit true to size and do not create any type of back rolls on me (I wear a size large, so I'm not a thin person). They give medium support for daily usage and are comfortable enough to sleep in. They wash well, and I recommend hanging them to dry to prolong the elasticity of the fabric and prevent shrinkage.