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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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 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
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
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.