A Good Minimizer Bra...

The Cheap, Painless, Instant Way to Look Smaller

Our 'smaller' sisters have tissues, padding, and push-up bras.

We have the Minimizer Bra. That's our secret weapon!

It's an important part of every big busted woman's wardrobe.

Different syles of bras serve different purposes and the purpose of a minimizing bra is exactly what the name implies. It minimizes. Some can minimize up to 2 inches.

How does a Minimizer Bra Work?

A minimizing bra takes the breast tissue and smashes, compresses, and rearranges it to make it look smaller. Kind of like taking a water balloon and flattening it between your palms.

A bra minimizer works the same way. It won't actually shrink your bust, the bra simply 'flattens' the breast so it appears less perky. There are other things you can try for a natural breast reduction.

A good minimizer bra will.....

Turn your Mountains into Mole-Hills

When should you wear a Minimizing bra?

Note: A minimizer will fit differently than a regular bra. With a regular bra, the cup will sit flat around the whole breast (at least it will if it's the right size.) Click here to find out how to discover your perfect bra size.

Because the nature of minimizing bra is to compress and flatten the breast you may find that the cups do not touch skin in the middle of your chest.

It's always a good idea to have at least one minimizing bra in your drawer to pull out if you need it.

Some women wear a minimizing bra everyday and love it. Others feel they are too restrictive and save them for 'special occasions'.

Here are some examples of when a minimizing bra will be helpful.

Minimizing Bras that received great reviews by big busted women.

Just to be totally upfront and honest with you girls, these are affiliate links for my favorite bra/underwear/swimsuit store - Herroom.com. I've shopped multiple times are Herroom and have always been more than happy with my experience. I think you'll like them too!

Bali Satin Tracings Minimizer

This  bra from Bali gets votes for being a great 'bang for the buck' bra. It costs an average of $27.00.

This bra also claims to reduce the bust by up to 1.75 inches. I recently tried this bra and it reduced my bust by .5 inches, you can read about my experience here.

Reviews for the Bali Satin Minimizer Bra

  • This is the best bra I have ever owned. I love it. - Kristi, Size: 34DDD
  • I'm always having trouble finding a bra that will look nice feel good and keep the girls perky, but this is great, it does what it says. - Roxie, Size: 42DDD

Aviana Softcup Minimizing Bra

I'm recommending this bra for a couple reasons.

1-This bra has stretchy lace top cups. In my experience this really helps with fit. The lace is 'forgiving' and will stretch and shrink with your bust size throughout the month (wink, wink).

2-This minimizing bra is specifically designed and marketed for big busted women. It is available starting in a 34F and going to a 46P!

If you have a hard time finding a bra big enough for you I would recommend you strong consider trying this one!

It got great reviews on Herroom. 


Wacoal Slimline Seamless Minimizer

This bra is a 2 Time Winner of The Undie Award for Favorite Minimizer Bra. So apparently there's a lot of women going bonkers for this one. It's also on the pricey side at $65.00.

Reviews for the Wacoal Slimline Bra

  • This bra is the best! Great support, no jiggle, or side spillage. I do wish the straps were better though, I can see they're going to get stretched out sooner than the back strap. And I do wish it pushed me up a bit higher, but I am ordering 2 more anyway, b/c i have never had a bra fit so perfectly. - Dina, Size: 34DDD

I recently wrote a new page on the Best Minimizing Bras.

On my best minimizer bra page, I talk about 4 minimizing bras that I tried.

Quite frankly they were all great bras, but I go through the details and tell you what I like and don't like about each one.

Here are my measurements before and after with each of the bras I reviewed....

If you click on the image, it will give you a bigger image.

If you want to read about my experience with each bra you'll find the info on my Best Minimizer Bra Page