I have been hunting for a comfortable minimizer for over a year, and was beginning to think I was going to have to live in a sports bra, until this bra arrived. This is it! Finally.
I am a really hard-to-fit size: 5'4", 150lbs, athletic build, short torso (so bras are always digging into my armpits or coming up too high in the front, showing through v-neck teeshirts), and all-natural DDDDs. I had been wearing the Wacoal Slimline Seamless Minimizer in the wrong size for years, and stuck with it because it was the best I could find. I have also recently settled for the Chantelle Hedona and Prima Donna Seamless Underwire Bra (016-1330), both of which are just okay.
But this bra is The Best Bra. In my size, 34G, it has 4 rows and 4 columns of hooks, which I really like (both the Chantelle Hedona and Prima Donna are only 2 rows of hooks, which feels a little flimsy in a big cup size). The back and sides on this bra also come up higher than on either the Hedona or Prima Donna, and I find that this has a much more slimming effect under thin sweaters and tee shirts. I also like where the straps rest on my back. They are set closer in than either the Hedona or Prima Donna, again giving a slimming effect. The cups are not lined, and are actually a less sturdy fabric than on the Wacoal or Hedona or Prima Donna, so if you're concerned about show-through, keep that in mind. But I find that this bra is super comfortable and gives a great shape--definitely minimized, but not pancake-y. It's a more contained shape than the Chantelle Rive Gauche, and less conical than the Hedona (also, I find that the top of the cups fits better), and less smooshed than the Prima Donna.
In short, it's perfect.
Jenna from Massachusetts
Average Height (5'4"-5'8")