The cups aren't right for me, they're too small and I would need to go up at least one cup size. Like many bras at this size, the upper corner of the cup digs into my armpit. The underwire comes up too high under the arms and digs in, but it does encompass all my breast tissue. The center gore is far too high, which is disappointing because I was looking forward to a plunge in my size, but it seems as you go up in size, they always bring the gore up entirely too high and defeat the whole idea of a plunge.
This bra reminds me of a sports bra, without the support. However, it's very comfortable and stretchy, even though it has crazy wide wires. Because of the stretchiness, the soft wires distort and are pulled almost to my back, while the fabric of the cups compress the breast. It doesn't leave a very flattering look under clothes. I also didn't feel the wires were able to hold the breast tissue in place. Nothing moves but I have the sensation of breast tissue being pressed back into my armpit. The straps are not fully adjustable. This runs very high on the sides of the cups. It's great for FoB, but if you have tall roots it will probably cut in at the top. Also, I got this in two colors, Rum Raisin Jacquard and Black Jacquard. The black fit much much tighter in both band and cup.
I bought this bra because I needed another beige-colored one and I think it was like $10 at Marshall's or a similar discount retailer. It's never fit very well, but then again, minimizers are pretty much designed not to. It certainly does minimize my bust, although the band isn't terribly supportive at all (it's super stretchy), and it's basically unlined so I do get headlights on occasion. I'm thinking of retiring this bra, or keeping it for emergencies only.
If you have wide but shallow breasts this may work for you. As a minimizer it already has shallow cups. The cup are like little trampolines, sort of flat until you put it on and then you get that mashed down sensation. This idea works well for me. Everything is smooth finished which is so nice for comfort if you are sensitive to scratchy edges. I wish the back fastener itself didn't stretch, it seems like it looses support points here. The sides are high enough to prevent underarm bumps. Overall not a bad bra but I can hardly believe it would support anyone who really needs to minimize.
This is the best bra I've found from this line. I did not actually want a minimizer, but was desperate for a smooth cup, plunge style to wear with a specific blouse. The colors are lovely: I bought a silver plum. And it's very comfy - the underwires are well-cushioned, something I wish more brands would catch onto - but it did minimize about a cup size. So the shape you get is very round & slightly flattened. Yes, you project less from the side - but from the front your boobs appear to go on forever, both upward & downward.