Have you ever walked into a lingerie store filled floor-to-ceiling with push-up bras and delicate bralettes and think to yourself: "Which one of these will make my breasts smaller?"
People will smaller chests are usually shocked at the prospect of others wanting to reduce their breast size. The truth is, having DDs requires 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 cleavage.
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 — they 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 Alix’s selection, read the full article here!)
My chest developed at a later age, making my self-concept at odds to my current shape. I often get stuck in 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!). I’d wear this day and night, and maybe even to my next hot yoga class.