This is a beautiful flattering and comfortable sports bra. There is some padding in the cups which is removable, but i found it didn't shift or fold up even in the wash. However, the backing of the bra band near the clasp unglued in the first wash so I'll have to find a way to sew it back together. So they are not kidding about no machine wash and dry - probably especially dry. The rest of the bra survived the wash intact though and still looks gorgeous. Sizing was spot on for me (L).