Many may consider having fuller breasts as something to be preferred, however, many people with larger cup sizes are looking for a minimizing effect. Whether it’s to boost self-esteem or maximize wardrobe options (buh-bye busting buttons), a minimizer bra could become an essential style in your bra collection.
Let’s go into what exactly a minimizer is, the best minimizing bras available, & how to find the right one for you.
What Are Minimizer Bras?
Just like the name suggests, minimizing bras are designed to minimize breast projection. Instead of the majority of your breast tissue sitting forward, minimizers spread it out across the chest (think east, west) or fully compress the breast closer to the body.
Minimizer bras are nothing new, but the usual look & feel is something pretty outdated. Many have probably steered clear of minimizers because of their not-so-flattering, grandma vibes (sorry, nana). Recently, however, minimizers are starting to look much more modern, with sleeker, sexier options now emerging on the market.
How Do Minimizer Bras Work?
Most minimizers deliver minimizing effects one of two ways: compression & spreading out. Finding the best minimizer bra for you depends on the level of minimizing you’re aiming for.
Some minimizing bras, however, have a blend of these two options. Featuring comfortable compression with interior cups & smoothing sides. Many minimizers also feature a wider wire to help support, but if you’re bugged by big wires, opt for wireless minimizer bras & get the best of both worlds.
How To Find The Right Minimizer Bra For Your Breast Shape & Size
The best minimizer bras for large busts solely depend on the effect & style you’re looking for. Especially when it comes to plus size minimizer bras, it can be hard to find one that doesn’t have granny vibes.
Many minimizing bras support breast cup sizes D and up, & are typically full coverage. The amount of coverage is commonly the reason for minimizer bras looking far from cute or sexy. If you’re looking for something more flattering, opt for a scoop neckline. It will still provide the compression you’re looking for but won’t sit so high on the chest, giving a more wearable, flattering look.
When designing a minimizer bra, ThirdLove put all the pros & cons into consideration, and came up with amazing wired & wireless options. Instead of looking like your nana’s minimizer, these bras are sleek & modern, while still giving the minimizing effect you’re looking for (reducing your bust up to 2 inches!).
Designed with minimizing compression & foam-free cups, you can finally say goodbye to any unnecessary bulk. ThirdLove’s unlined minimizer also comes with adjustable, convertible straps so you can convert to x-back & get the exact look you desire.
At ThirdLove, we understand that most bras don’t cut it. All of our bras are made with premium fabrics and luxe details (like tagless labels!) that provide the support you need while having the comfort (& style) you crave. Be sure to shop all of our available styles and shades to make sure you never go without a great bra – because your boobs deserve the best.
If you’re unsure about your minimizing bra size, take our Fitting Room Quiz to be confident you're getting the absolute best fit.