Cuz there’s no such thing as too much booty.

What's good, party people?! I'm Patrice, and I'm a beauty writer at BuzzFeed...oh yeah, and I'm an expert booty hacker too!!!

What's good, party people?! I'm Patrice, and I'm a beauty writer at BuzzFeed...oh yeah, and I'm an expert booty hacker too!!!

Growing up, I associated womanhood with two things: (1) getting one's period and (2) magically sprouting a curvier figure over summer break. Aunt Flo definitely came around, but the curves? Let's just say the ~metamorphosis~ wasn't as dramatic as I'd hoped for.

Between missing out on that body transformation and being a black girl who grew up in the golden age of ass-shaking songs and music videos (i.e. "the 99 and 2000's"), I've always had big booty dreams. But I'm also too lazy to squat unless I'm picking up some food I dropped, so I've had to master other booty hacks, like nailing the #sinkbooty pose and rocking short shorts (as demonstrated in the above pics).

Patrice Peck

I've tried tons of booty hacks over the years, but ya know what I'd never tested until recently? PADDED UNDERWEAR!!! So I decided to follow my dreams and give two popular bootylicious undies a test drive.

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First up was the BubbleBuns Padded Bikini Panty from Bubbles Bodywear. This pair retails for $34.00 and comes with a set of size regular foam pads that you insert into the panty pockets. I wanted max ass, tho, so I ordered four of the next size up, "thick," and inserted two in each pocket.

First up was the BubbleBuns Padded Bikini Panty from Bubbles Bodywear. This pair retails for $34.00 and comes with a set of size regular foam pads that you insert into the panty pockets. I wanted max ass, tho, so I ordered four of the next size up, "thick," and inserted two in each pocket.

The thick-sized pads retail for $5.50 each and claim to add "an extra boost on nights when you really want to stand out." And as far as color goes, I decided to get the panties in black because the nude option clearly didn't match my complexion.

Bubbles Bodywear / Via lovemybubbles.com

I went ahead and wore the padded panties AND my trusty short shorts together, because you can never have too much booty IMHO. From the front, it's business as usual. But, from the baaack...ZAMNNNNNN!!!

I went ahead and wore the padded panties AND my trusty short shorts together, because you can never have too much booty IMHO. From the front, it's business as usual. But, from the baaack...ZAMNNNNNN!!!

I absolutely loved how big and juicy my booty looked, but I also experienced my first #bigbootystruggle: waist gap. That's what happens when the waist area of your pants/shorts/skirt doesn't fit properly around your actual waist because, tbh, most clothes aren't made for people who were blessed with booty. I had to strap on a belt and even poke a few extra holes in it with a kitchen knife so my shorts would fit properly.

Patrice Peck


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