Bali 3562 Satin Tracings Minimizer Bra Reviews
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rating Size: 42DDD

I've worn this bra for many many years, probably from when they first started making it! This is one of the best support bras I've ever found, HOWEVER! I do agree with an another comment, it has always gaped in the front. I started wearing this bra when I was a 34C. It's never mattered if I went up a cup size. I think some women's breasts are just wider than the standard cupping design regardless of the size. I say this only because, I've never been able to find any bra that the center has fit against my sternum. NEVER. So if any one has any suggestions, ideas or even words of comfort I'd love to read them. Thanks

HerRoom Response: Minimizer bras work by compressing the breasts thus making them wider with less projection. The side effect is that the center panel of a minimizer many times will not rest against the sternum. This is common and not necessarily a sign that the bra is not fitting properly.

Cheetah Girl from Overland Park, KS
  • Posted: July, 2006
rating Size: 38DD

I LOVE this bra!! I use to avoid taking pictures because my breasts looked so large, but now I don't have that problem anymore. It definitely reduced my size by 1.75 inches or more! I'm very satisfied with this bra. Sometimes on fitted shirts the seam on the bra can show but I would rather that than look huge! I highly recommend this bra to anyone. You will love it! Tiffany from Baton Rouge, LA
  • Posted: June, 2006
rating Size: 34ddd

This is my everyday bra. I highly recommend it for smaller women with very large breasts (I actually wear a 32DDD but they don't make that cup/band size combo in this model). The only other drawback for me is that the cups come up quite high so I can't wear low-cut shirts with it, but that's what Lunaire is for :). Nina from Madison, Wisconsin
  • Posted: April, 2006
rating Size: 40DD

I've worn this great bra for 5 years now. Having the Front wire gap, as I have large breasts and a narrow chest, I sew a dart on each side of the upper chest before it goes into the straps. The shoulder pads were too close to the bra for me, I cut the straps in the front, sewed in soft elastic, and the pads rested perfectly on my shoulders. Scratchy, itchy spots of the bra I covered with soft material. I don't mind altering a bra if it wears a long time. Kathryn from Bethesda, MD
  • Posted: April, 2006
rating Size: 40DD

I have been very pleased with this bra except for one issue I have not seen mentioned in the other reviews. In my size (40DD) the front center sticks out and gives a look that I am very unhappy with with many of my clothes. The support is great. I think the engineering may be off on that size.

HerRoom Response: This issue with the center front can be the result of not having a deep enough cup. We would suggest going up a cup size.

Jan from Virgini
  • Posted: January, 2006
rating Size: 36DDD

This bra is extrememly supportive and holds you in, and I agree that this is a great alternative to a sports bra. However, I can't wear it for long periods of time because the underwire is so uncomfortable - it comes up really high under my arms. The bra claims that it minimizes bust lines 1.75 inches and it definitely does that! My bust line is much smaller, but it gives a slightly pointy look which I dont like so much. All in all - a good bra for the money. Erin from Houston, TX
  • Posted: November, 2005
rating Size: 38C

Very comfortable style with excellent shaping and support. Have worn this bra style for years. Erica from White Plains NY
  • Posted: November, 2005
rating Size: 34DDD

The padding is far too forward on the strap. The material is itchy. The bra does not minimize but does give support and keeps me from bouncing. The line shows through on my shirts which is embarrassing. Lisa from Indpls IN
  • Posted: October, 2005
rating Size: 34DD

It supports and shapes really well. It's pretty itchy though. I thought that once I wore it a few days that I'd "break it in" and it would stop itching, but the seams are still bothering my skin. Maybe I have sensitive skin or something, but I'm learning to ignore the itch, because of how it makes me look. Abigail from Tempe, AZ
  • Posted: October, 2005
rating Size: 40ddd

Very stablizing and comfortable. I have worn this bra for years, and I love the support it gives me. I do prefer the model 3364, but this is the next best. I find them to be very durable as long as I never, never, never put them in the dryer, even on the delicate cyle. The heat destroys the elasticity. It was an expensive lesson, but since I have'nt used the dryer, they last me about 3 years, washing them at least once a week. I don't mean I only change once a week, I have enough bras to last a week, with changing every day. june from rainier, oregon, usa
  • Posted: September, 2005
rating Size: 38DDD

This bra is truly the only AFFORDABLE bra that holds me up and doesn't allow me to droop. They warp in the wash, so be wary about washing them amongst other items. Negative aspects about this bra: the straps' cushioning is not in the right spot, it's too forward, and not on the shoulder; also, the line that goes across the cup shows through on some shirts. All in all, GREAT BRA, the only one I wear! Melanie from NJ, USA
  • Posted: July, 2005
rating Size: 36ddd

I have been wearing this bra for 2 years now and find that its really good at minimizing. Since I had my son my breasts went from 36d to 36ddd and this is the only bra that gives me the look, control, and piece of mind that i'm looking for. The only draw back is durability. I find that they sheer very quickly and therfore don't last very long. Terry from Bridetown,Barbados
  • Posted: May, 2005
Size: 36ddd

I have been wearing Bail bras for years and enjoy their comfort and quality until now. I believe the Bali satin minimizer has changed its detail in the back of the bra. The ring that you are using now is plastic and cracks. Please go back to the original ring. Mary from Janesville, WI USA
  • Posted: December, 2004
rating Size: 38D

I agree that the only weak point of this bra is the padding on the straps tends to be in front of the shoulder, not on the top of the shoulder. Therefore it isn't as functional as a comfort strap. However, for my size, 38D, it does minimize so I look better in clothing. Edwina from Lawrence, KS
  • Posted: December, 2004
Size: 34D

I don't think this bra actually minimizes, but it does do a good job of lifting and supporting (so if anything, my 34D breasts look larger!). I actually bought this when I was looking for a sports bra; it ended up fitting the best and did a good job reducing "bounce". Fairly comfortable bra. Would recommend. Emily from Kentucky
  • Posted: July, 2004
rating Size: 38DDD

I love the fit of these bras. Rozzyd from Altadena CA USA
  • Posted: July, 2004
Size: 38C

Agree about the padding not hitting where it is supposed to. Not the best at minimizing either. I have tried other Bali bras that are better than this. K from MI
  • Posted: June, 2004
rating Size: 38D

Im 19 and a 38D, this bra is the best I found. It minimizes and holds things in place, which is definitely what I want. The only complaint I have is they stop selling them around here, lol. Stacey from Beaufort, South carolina
  • Posted: April, 2004
rating Size: 38DDD

I have worn this wonderful bra for years. It has the best support and the smoothest cups. It holds you and gives you a beautiful cleavage, unlike other bras for women with larger breasts that make you look pointy or unshapely. The only thing that is not perfect about this bra is that the extra padding on the shoulders hits to far forward. It offers some extra support but not always enough. I am a 38DDD and this is my favorite bra of all time. Angela from Newport, Oregon
  • Posted: November, 2003
rating Size: 42c

This is the best fitting bra I have ever owned as far as comfort and support go. I have tried the best of them and I will look no further. Norma from Lake City, FL
  • Posted: October, 2003
Size: 48DD

The padded part of the straps did not hit the part in the shoulders that needs padding! Gayla from Rancho Cucamonga, CA
  • Posted: August, 2003
Size: 50DDD

It is hard enough to find a decent bra in large sizes that is fairly comfortable. This does tend to unravel after some wear. I would hope it would last longer but the selection is very limited. Now they have discontinued it in the 50DDD. Whats a woman to do...go braless? Yea right. Vicki from Florissant Mo USA
  • Posted: March, 2003
Size: 40c

Tends to fall apart at the edges. Stiching unraveled and fabric lost integrity. kimberly from tallahassee, florida
  • Posted: November, 2002
rating Size: 36DD

I am 53 and this is the best bra I have ever found for support, appearance and comfort. I won't wear anything else. No binding, no poking, no shoulder strap marks or pain - nothing but comfort, support and beauty. I have recommended it verbally for years so am happy to recommend it here as well. It's a beautiful looking bra as well. You will love it! Karen from Clarksville, TX
  • Posted: April, 2000
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