If you have bigger boobs and play sports, you know that good bounce-containment options can be hard to find. (Basic sports bras and bralettes don’t always cut it.) It might also be a challenge to get dressed: Sweaters can look lumpy, while skimpier pieces are equally tricky if you don’t want thick straps showing. Enter the minimizer bra. A good minimizer will comfortably compress your chest and can take inches off your bust line, creating a smooth silhouette so your clothes fit correctly, and it’s a great bounce-containment option.
There are two main types of minimizers: molded cups and contour cups. Molded bras have molded cups with foam padding inside that covers part of or all of each breast. Contour bras have separate cups with thin padding covering only the nipple area. They can also be called demi-cup bras or partial encapsulation bras because they provide less coverage than full encapsulation models do (which means more of your skin will show).
Minimizer bra for heavy breast
However, it can take some trial and error to find the best minimizer for you, so we’ve pored over reviews to round up eleven good places to start.
Women’s Full Coverage Non Padded Comfort Minimizer Wire-Free Bra
This bra will do its job without any padding, wires, or other uncomfortable elements. One customer wrote a hilarious and star-studded review titled, “Suddenly. Out of poorly fit darkness, there was light. Bra light.” You should probably read the whole thing.
Bali Women’s Passion for Comfort Minimizer
Fans like how soft this bra is. One brutally honest customer wrote, “I finally don’t feel like a walking circus tent,” adding, “The straps are padded so they are less likely to cause welts in my shoulders like the ones that are permanently there. I’m so thankful to have taken a chance on this.”
Bali Women’s Comfort Revolution Easylite Seamless Wireless Bra
This is designed to provide an invisible look underneath clothing while still offering support. One satisfied customer even wrote that wearing most bras is a form of torture for her but wearing this one isn’t. Do you need higher praise?
Elite Performance No-Bounce Cami Wirefree Sports Bra
Customers love this bra for its comfort levels and and secure coverage. One reviewer explained,“This granny bra is the best thing that ever happened to my huge ta-tas.” (If you want something similar that’s less of a sports bra, this also seems promising.)
Comfort Revolution Front-Close Shaping Underwire Bra
Comfort meets function in this bra. One customer gave it her sincerest seal of approval and wrote, “I have NEVER loved a bra. I would tell my husband that I wanted a boob job just so I could [keep] the girls where they belonged … Then I found this gem and couldn’t be happier.”