Lilyette Women's Minimizer Bra, #427

Best Minimizer Bras- Our Top Five

Getting to the point where we can recommend the top five minimizer bras hasn't come overnight, ladies.  Oh no... we've had the uniboob bras. the diggers, the droopers, the ones that are great for a week then stretch out so that they no longer minimize.  We've had the ones that look like you have a mini trampoline under your shirt, the ones that feel like you're wearing a suit of armor, and the ones you need to adjust all day long.  Well, enough is enough, it just doesn't have to be this way.  There are fantastic minimizer bras on the market today, ones you can count on to make you look a few cup sizes smaller, ones that are comfortable and stand the test of time. 

So, with years of experimentation, money down the drain, uncomfortable days and lots of sampling, we bring you the 5 best minimizer bras on the market today.

 

Bali Women's Passion for Comfort

 

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We all agree, there's just something about this bra... even though we have different figures, this bra just seems to hit in all the right places.  It's very economical, well made, minimizes well and is a great everyday bra.

Why We Love This Bra

  • It's comfortable, none of us had complaints after a long day.  The fabric is very soft!
  • Provides a nice shape to the breasts, no uniboob or cone look.
  • Provides excellent support!  No worries if you need to jog a block or two if you're late, it's got your back in the support department.
  • The underwire doesn't dig into your chest all day long like some others.
  • The straps stay on the shoulders and don't travel down the arms, even with an active lifestyle.
  • Looks fantastic under clothes since it's seamless.
  • Is a plunge bra that actually lifts the breasts UP.
  • 1/2 inch adjustable, stretch and lightly cushioned straps.

What You Should Know

  • We've found it minimizes just shy of one cup size, so there ARE bras that are better at minimizing.  
  • Not the most attractive bra in the world.  Might not be the one you pick for that "special night".

Lilyette Women's Minimizer Bra, #427

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Why We Love It

  • Comfort, comfort, comfort!  You don't want to rip this bra off the minute you walk in the door.
  • Claims to minimize up to 1.5", very true to its word.
  • Excellent support, minimizes bounce and keeps breasts fully covered without slippage.
  • Very attractive!  The subtle embroidery makes for a very feminine look that won't show under clothing.
  • Adjustable straps
  • Flexible material that makes for an excellent fit.
  • Wire doesn't poke or dig.

What You Should Know

  • A couple of us wished the straps adjusted a tad bit more.
  • Doesn't lift UP the breasts as much as some other minimizer bras.

Bali Satin Tracings Minimizer Bra, #3562

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Why We Love It

  • It minimizes like crazy!  It purports to reduce your bustline by 1 3/4" and it DOES.
  • It's super affordable.
  • Nice cushioned straps that won't dig into your skin during the day.
  • Looks smooth under clothing.
  • "U-back" design to keep the straps in place.
  • Gives fantastic support and shape to the breasts.

What You Should Know

  • The underwire hurts... There's just not much material between the wire liner and the skin.
  • The underwire that extends up into the middle of the cups can distort the fit, meaning it doesn't stay flush against the breasbone.
  • Some spandex is used on the inner part of the cups that extends to the upper part of the breasts.  Unfortunately, it tends to stretch out over time reducing the minimizing, support and creating a funny bulge where breast tissue is popping out.

Wacoal Women's Elegance Minimizer Bra, #85122

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Why We Love It

  • It's very feminine and attractive, combining functionality with looks can be hard to find in a minimizer bra.
  • Successfully minimizes up to one inch.
  • Nicely separates the breasts to avoid that unpleasant mini-trampoline look between the cups.
  • Nicely contours the breasts without smushing and distorting your natural shape.
  • Highly durable material that doesn't stretch out over time.
  • Very comfortable underwire!  It's hidden and kept away from the skin.
  • The straps stay nicely put.

What You Should Know

  • The straps aren't padded.  This doesn't seem to be a big problem with this minimizer bra, though.  
  • Not the cheapest bra of the bunch, but it WILL stand the test of time.

Lilyette Women's Minimizer Sew-Free, #921

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Why We Love It

  • Fabulous at uplifting the breasts!
  • Creates a natural shape while successfully minimizing.
  • Love the smooth back design, not only is it comfortable, but you can't see a trace of the clasp through shirts.
  • The cups have the same material all over them, there are no lycra sections that will stretch and create odd bulges.
  • Simple design with attractive embroidery.
  • The cups start under your armpits, so your entire breast area is supported.
  • Lays smoothly under clothes.
  • Adjustable straps.

What You Should Know

  • The straps aren't the most comfortable since they're embroidered.
  • The embroidery can be seen through some thin clothing.
  • Not the most economical bra, but again the quality will stand the test of time.