I bought this bra as an alternative to compression bras which I find very constricting and uncomfortable. I absolutely love it. The cups are molded, but not super padded or anything weird like that. They are a bit stiff but that's exactly what I like about this bra. It provides coverage, support, and comfort without squishing me in. I do a lot of moving and lifting at my job and this works great for me. It is a but thick though, so in 100 weather, the sweat builds up. I'm a 36A and got the medium. It's adjustable in back like a regular bra so I just wear it on the last hook. Also, has been very durable after one year of consistent use.