Sales associates, small-chested friends, and prospective dates flinch at my quest for an instant boob reduction. The truth is having DD’s require effort: Jogging usually requires two bras, lack of support has my shoulders in knots, and there’s always that nagging fear that I am showing too much.
Minimizers can reduce your breasts anywhere from a quarter of an inch to well over an inch, depending on what you desire most in a silhouette. They have a bad reputation for being unattractive and uncomfortable — it can be a necessary evil, much like Spanx. But that’s not the case anymore. Plenty of brands are making them in beautiful fabrics and easy-to-wear designs. After road testing countless minimizing bras, I settled on what really worked. (For the full article and Alix’s full selection read the full article here!)
As a late bloomer, my chest developed at a later age, making my self-concept at odds to my current incarnation. I still have the mindset of my teenage years and I find myself drawn to simpler (read: training bra) times. I like the idea of wearing something clasp-less with feather-light support and no underwire — it’s just more comfortable. Aptly coined, “True Body,” this bra lets me forget I’m even wearing one, and has the most noticeable minimization (1.25 inches means well over a cup size!). I’d wear this day and night, and maybe even to my next hot-yoga class.