This definitely does as it says: it minimises my breasts to a more coherent size relative to the rest of my body. The flesh has to go somewhere, though, so they take up more square footage of my chest as they are flattened. The fit is quite snug and the straps dug into my shoulders, but not terribly. The gore does not tack, but I think that's a quality of minimisers in general--I definitely cannot wear anything with a tighter band than this.
Unfortunately, the high and wide dimensions of this brassiere created some unflattering rolls from my underarm skin/fat, which is crucial as I wanted a lightweight minimizer to wear under strappy camisoles. It would not be an issue under a long-sleeved blouse.
I originally was wearing the same style but in a 38F, after going up a size I think that the 38G fits much better. The gore still doesn't rest on my sternum but I've been told that this is typical with minimizer bras and large breasts. DominiqueDominique Seamless Underwire Minimizer (7000)
Surprisingly cute and supportive bra, definitely has changed my entire outlook on underwire bras (I previously believed I would NEVER find one that fit without making me cry). Everything fits perfectly except for the center gore which doesn't lay flat against my sternum. However, I've been told that this is normal for large breasts and minimizer bras. I've since moved up to a 38G which fits better but the gore still doesn't lay flat. DominiqueDominique Seamless Underwire Minimizer (7000)
I got this bra a while ago when I was a bit bigger, (measurements 30 ribcage, 37 over the entire bust) it fit almost perfectly from the start & the only thing that bothered me a little bit was that it would appear as if my breasts were spilling over just the tiniest bit on the top , but they really weren't it was just the shape the bra pushed them up into. Overall though this was one of my favorite bras; it did its job well as a minimizer and pretty comfortable for me as well.
Now that I've lost some weight the cups are too ...big, but I must say the band has held up really well because after wearing it comfortably on the last hook as a 30 for a long time, it still fits me snugly right now on the 2nd hook.
Also, I found this bra gave the breast a nice soft rounded shape.
Does what it's meant to (minimizes) Great support Band didn't stretch out Silky smooth fabric, no itch
Plain in appearance Thin cups, nipples show through