Wider wires than most. Straps rest at a natural place on the mid-shoulder -- comfy and don't slide. The lace on the top half of the cup is lined against the breast -- reduces itch and see-through.
Strap fabric is a super smooth neoprene-like fabric making it super smooth against the skin (not the usual piece of stretchy fabric with elastic at the top & bottom edges). This would be a great choice for someone that finds most bands itchy.
Reasonably priced and easily available (Amazon).
Contrary to the name, I don't think it minimizes anything. However, with the wide cups, this isn't a push-up ...bra.
Haven't had it long enough to comment on durability.
UPDATE 10 months later: * Still looks brand new. Elastic parts still as tight as day one. * Have been wearing about once per week. Is washed after 3-4 wears (fewer in the summer). Machine washed, cold water, inside lingerie bag, normal cycle, hang dry. * The best bra I own for controlling contains that loose skin where the armpit meets the chest wall (a.k.a. armpit rolls, a.k.a. axillary skin spillage). Read more 77 more words
This bra was too big and too small at the same time. I typically do best with balconettes and this is a full coverage bra. Because of my short torso, the top of the cup nearly reached my shoulder. Yet it was too shallow at the wire and the gore didn't tack - in fact, with the soft wires it stuck out two inches from my sternum. That part was laughably bad. I found the band to be very nice, soft, and almost padded. It has three hooks but four position choices. Also, the top of the cup is more sheer than expected. I'd bought the ivory for wearing under white shirts, while giving a rounded shape. I knew the fit would be a little off, but the see-through cup defeated the purpose. On me, it had a matronly appearance.
This bra is just plain out not my size. I was desperate for a bra. Bought it on sale thinking it was my size when it was not. BUT.... It is super comfortable and the fabric is so soft. I wish it fit me!
Great workhorse bra, fits like a glove and the elastic in the band is in between the two layers of fabric, so it's really soft. When on sale, I can get it at $15 in Amazon. The downside is that it's not pretty.
When I first bought this bra I loved how it minimized and separated. I didn't know much about how a bra should fit at the time, so I can't tell you if it fit well, but I do know that it was my favorite daily bra. Even when the seam of the cup to the wing started to separate on the left cup, I still wore it! I'm pregnant and have gone up a cup or two and I'm still trying to wear it until I get another bra that fits, and of course the seam is ripping more. I would buy this bra again.
I actually wear this bra a lot, despite it being not my size at all. I like the shape/feel of the cups; it's minimizing without flattening, and it keeps the breasts separate which I like. The seam on the cup does show through on some shirts, but it's not a big problem. I actually like the way the front of the bra looks too. I wish the bra came in smaller band and larger cup sizes and that the back didn't look like such a grandma bra, though.
I picked this bra up on whim because it was cheap, but it turned out to be super comfortable. It doesn't poke and offers great support. The bottom band is wide and sturdy. It's one of the few bras that I own where the straps don't fall off my shoulders. My only issue is that it looks matronly.