This bra at a glance
Type of bra: Minimizer bra
Why I like it: It can help you achieve a slimmer appearance in the bust line, without compromising the fit and the comfort.
Where to wear it: Everyday wear, special events, formal events
Recommended sizes: D to I
Available sizes: 32C, 32D, 32E, 32F, 32G, 32H, 32I
34C, 34D, 34E, 34F, 34G, 34H, 34I
36C, 36D, 36E, 36F, 36G, 36H, 36I
38C, 38D, 38E, 38F, 38G, 38H, 38I
40C, 40D, 40E, 40F, 40G, 40H, 40I
42C, 42D, 42E, 42F, 42G, 42H, 42I
44C, 44D, 44E, 44F, 44G, 44H, 44I
Where to buy: BareNecessities
Why I recommend this bra
If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of a minimizer bra, let me tell you that you’re definitely missing out. As nice as it is being able to have a full cleavage without the extra padding and the tight push-up bras, we can’t say that there are never times we wished our boobs were just a bit smaller. This moment of desperation usually happens to me when I want to wear a tight shirt which I can’t button up or zip up due to the wideness of my bust. Wearing a smaller or a bigger bra, or attempting anything of this kind can definitely back fire, and I wouldn’t recommend it.
This Chantelle minimizer bra can help you achieve a slimmer bust line in a natural-looking, comfortable way. There’s no need for you to pick an inadequate size, or smother your boobs in order to make them look smaller. It is not only odd-feeling, but extremely unhealthy.
This minimizer bra is the answer to your prayers if you want to minimize the appearance of wideness if your bust, without making your boobs too marginal.
All about the bra
The Chantelle minimizer bra promises to decrease the width of your bust line by one entire inch, without jeopardizing your comfort. I can tell you that I’ve witnessed this effect, and that it most certainly does the trick. Also, this doesn’t mean that the minimizer bra will change the entire shape of your boobs. They’ll remain perky and rounded, thanks to the molded cups with consist of two layers. The purpose of the double-layer cups is also to avoid the pointy shape, and to make the boobs blend in with the outfit. The cups offer a great coverage, while still leaving some space for a moderate cleavage.
This minimizer bra doesn’t include any padding, which makes it that much more comfortable. I know it can be hard finding a highly supportive bra which doesn’t involve padding, since the two seem to go in pair. However, when you want a minimizing effect, padding isn’t particularly what you’re going for. The cups are seamlessly lined, containing an underwire which helps you maintain that rounded, lifted shape.
How does the bra fit?
Chantelle is a well-known brand which rarely ever fails in the department of bras for busty girls. Indeed, this minimizer bra is no exception. Developed specifically for large-chested girls, it meets all the important requirements. A regular client of mine, wearing 38F, swears by this minimizer bra, claiming that it is the most supportive bra which combines great design and quality. A lot of my clients, including myself, find that the sizing is absolutely accurate, which makes the choice extremely easy.
The fit of this minimizer bra combines the three crucial factors. It lifts the boobs, provides the required coverage, and sits comfortably. In addition to all these benefits, it also has a significant minimizing factor. An overall impression about the fit of this minimizer bra is that it is a great everyday choice, when you want to feel good about yourself, but not put the cleavage on the pedestal.
Recently I’ve had a 40G client try this bra and she was taken with the minimizing effect which didn’t involve any tightness, especially in the band. This is fairly uncommon for minimizer bras, since they usually tend to create some kind of pressure. The lining of the cups itself creates a slimming effect, without the need of any pressure.
Is the bra comfortable?
There’s a reason why Chantelle minimizer bra is one of the best-selling bras of this kind. Unlike many similar models, it didn’t stop at the minimizing property, and it didn’t make it the only priority. While making your bust slimmer, this minimizer bra doesn’t feel overly tight on the skin. It allows your skin to breathe, and it certainly doesn’t limit your movement.
Providing great coverage, it ensures that you always feel secure, and we all know that security is half the comfort. You can perform your daily activities knowing that everything is in its place, and there’s absolutely no chance for anything to slip out.
A client of mine who wears 40D had a hard time selecting a bra which offers the support she needs, without the excessive additional padding. Instead of increasing the bust size, she wanted to minimize its appearance as much as possible. This is the only minimizer bra which worked for her, all factors considered. She felt that her chest looked more natural, and not too attention-drawing. In addition, it covered everything seamlessly, even though there’s no padding.
According to numerous experiences my clients have had with this minimizer bra, it is truly a minimizer in every sense of the word. It creates a slimmer bust, while comfortably sitting and feeling light on the skin.
How does the bra look?
Perhaps you wouldn’t expect a minimizer bra to be as visually appealing as this model. However, Chantelle definitely did not neglect the visual portion of the look. The floral-patterned satin makes the bra look very sensual and elegant. However, the texture is extremely smooth, which allows the clothes on top of it to blend seamlessly.
Another interesting property of this bra is that it comes with leotard back straps, which are absolutely adjustable. The cups are seamlessly shaped, free of padding, and sleek enough for this bra to be worn underneath the thinnest materials without the texture translating.
The most exciting thing about its design is that it comes in a variety of colors, including the bolder options. The spectrum starts from basic choices such as black, ivory, ultra nude, and noisette, moving on to vibrant apricot, cotton candy pink, and Indian ocean blue.
Where to wear this bra
I would definitely say that this bra is a great everyday choice, since most of you probably aren’t looking to flaunt your curves on everyday basis (if, on the other hand, you like being extra everyday, I salute you by all means). Since it minimizes the appearance of a large bust, it is just the perfect go-to bra for your daily fashion choices. It provides the coverage, disappears underneath the clothes, and fits comfortably and securely.
Due to its minimizing effect, you can definitely put it to work whenever you feel like placing the emphasis on another part of your body. If the outfit calls for a slimmer bust line, this minimizer bra will do the trick, regardless of the width of your boobs. Sometimes we want to give our cleavage a break, and it is perfectly fine. With this minimizer bra, you’re doing just that, without completely disregarding the “boob factor”.
I also feel like this minimizer bra could be a business woman’s best friend. Since formal suits are usually tighter and require a moderate cleavage, a minimizer bra could definitely come to rescue. You’d still keep the femininity of your bust area, without it taking over the entire look.
My bra review
If you don’t want to draw all the attention to your bust and be able to button up your tight clothes without any gaps creating, this minimizer bra can help you slim down the bust line in a natural, comfortable way.
It is a bra you’ll be able to breathe in, and your cleavage will not be taking over the spotlight.