Introducing minimiser bras

For those with bigger boobs, finding the right bra is extremely important.

It can also be difficult to find the right fit. If you haven’t yet tried a minimiser bra, you could be missing out on the best bra for your body type. Despite being most popular for those who want to decrease the appearance of their bust size, they are also great for helping fit into clothes and for providing a better level of support.

What is a minimiser bra?

A minimiser (or minimizer) bra is designed to reduce the appearance of your bust. Typically aimed towards those with larger cup sizes, they can help give you the impression of a smaller, less obvious bust. They are also called a reduction or breast reduction bra.

What does a minimizer bra do?

These bras are designed to lift and redistribute the weight of your breast tissue, most often reducing the appearance of your boobs by at least one cup size, and sometimes more. Occasionally, some do not redistribute the weight of your breast tissue but just hold it more firmly in place.

Who should use a minimiser bra?

Commonly worn by women with fuller figures, these bras are great for helping downplay curves.

For women with cup sizes D and above, a minimiser may well end up being an important part of your underwear drawer. If you’re petite but have above average breasts for your size, even if that’s below a cup size D, they can still be useful. Women who struggle to fit into t-shirts, shirts or dresses often benefit from the reduction provided by a minimizer. By reducing projection, you can fit into dresses you may have struggled with when wearing a different kind of bra, especially if you have a big bust with small hips and waist.

Because of the way breast reduction bras work, they may not be the right solution for everyone. Those with a larger bust but narrow or sloping shoulders may benefit more from a full cup bra. The same is true for those with an already full or wide bust. However, if you don’t want to shell out for surgery but still need the appearance of a smaller bust, there will be a breast reduction bra for you. Regardless of your cup size or shape, there are options. A minimiser has comfort as its key concern, and by looking for options with extra features than the standard, you’ll be on your way to looking and feeling great in no time at all.

What are the features of a minimiser bra?

As mentioned, a minimiser has comfort at the forefront of its design.

This doesn’t mean they’re unstylish, just that real thought has gone into making them irritation-free. Like with most bras, there’s a range of options to ensure you can find the perfect fit. Here’s a list of just some of the features you can take advantage of:

  • Straps - Often coming with padded straps or fully adjustable straps, minimiser bras can be catered to your needs. The straps ensure the right level of comfort while providing the amount of support and lift you need on a day to day basis.

  • Cup Styles - There’s a range of different cup styles available with minimiser bras. Those with smooth, unpadded cups offer comfort while staying discreet and cool. Minimisers with moulded cups, often double-laminated, create a flattering, rounded look and can also prevent nipple show-through.

  • Wired vs Non-Wired - An underwired bra offers greater support than non-wired. However, if you need support but dislike wiring, many non-wired styles come with supporting panels and a wide underband to give you the lift and support you desire.

There are several other features that minimisers use to ensure they fit well. These range from 3D shapers to multi-position hook and eye back closure. Also, because breast reduction bras are so popular for women with larger cup sizes, they come in a range of styles, materials and colours. Whether it’s soft lace or a floral embroidered pattern you desire, or even just a simple every-day bra, you’ll be sure to find one that suits your style and needs.

For more information regarding any of our minimiser and breast reduction bras, call our team on 01793 487100.