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.

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

Wacoal Elegance Hidden Wire Minimizer Bra

The Elegrance Hidden Wire Bra gets bonus points for looking beautiful with lacy cups. Wacoal is a great brand and this is their #1 selling minimizer bra. It will reduce bust projection up to 1". It runs on the pricier side at around $60.00. (It's listed for $62.00 at Herroom.com ) And is available up to a G cup.

Reviews for the Wacoal Hidden Wire Minimizing Bra

  • This is one of the best bras I've ever had. It's comfortable and has has good support. - Toya, Size: 42
  • A very comfortable, strong, nice looking minimizer bra, attractive under clothes and useful for someone with a very active life. - Amy,Size: 36DDD

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
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Our Boobs are Growing!

Lingerie manufacturer Frederick's of Hollywood reports that in 1996, the average size of bras they sold was 34B.

Currently, the average is a 36C.

And I'd bet my best bra that nowadays the average bra size is closer to a D cup

Big Breasts Are Global ;)

Similar data about the increase in average breast size comes from England, where busts grew from 36B to 36C in a 3 year period.

According to The Penguin Atlas of Human Sexual Behavior, breasts across Asia grew from 34A to 34C between 1980 and 2000.