Wacoal 857109 Simple Shaping Minimizer Bra Reviews
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Wacoal Simple Shaping Minimizer Bra 857109 Reviews

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rating Size: 38G

Best bra I have ever had! I had thought I was a DDD cup and after wearing this size for 30 yrs (without a significant amt of weight gain to explain needing a larger size), I eventually decided to try the equivelant of a DDDD, since I always felt eventually my breasts would start poofing out of the top of the bra (which, of course, doesn't happen in the dressing room....it happens after you have had it on for at least 15 minutes and your body has settled into it). Well, I guess I also was worried it would make me look bigger than I was...but just the opposite is true ( AND I DO NOT WORK FOR WACOAL), I appear smaller (minimized) and much much better in a sweater! I wish I had known years ago! I will be placing an order for another one today! Ann from Salem, OR USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: February, 2012
rating Size: 34D

The best minimizer out there for the money, but one major problem: the 34 band in the 34 D is smaller by 1/2 inch than the 34 band in the 34 C I bought (in the same bra) at herroom a year ago. I noticed it immediately and indeed lay them out to measure, and the difference was noticeable. Kate from Clinton, ny
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: February, 2012
rating Size: 38D

It actually does minimize,unlike many bras that say they are minimizers. It is a bit pricey (over $50 with shipping). I am happy with the bra, though I'm a little concerned about the possibility of 'show through', as it is a pretty light fabric. The bottom line is that it really does minimize. Eileen from New England
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: January, 2012
rating Size: 40DDD

Its ok but still looking for the perfect bra gina from ca
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: December, 2011
rating Size: 34G

Unfortunately, it did not fit me. I'm of a petite size range, although the cup size would indicate otherwise. This garment was simply too large for my frame, although the quality and price were above average.

Vendor Response: You are right this bra is a rather large frame because it is a minimizer. You should try Wacoal Style # 85667. It would give you the full cup you need but the frame is more pared down and would not give you the overall coverage that appears too large. Patricia from Sault Sainte Marie, MI

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: December, 2011
rating Size: 40DDD

I have been wearing the Wacoal 85154 for many, many years. It is the most comfortable, best fitting bra I've ever found. The people at Nordstrom's told me that this bra, the Wacoal 857109 was a replacement for the 85154. I hope that's not true, because this 857109 is terribly uncomfortable where the underwire ends under my arms. I notice that the shape of the wire is not as broad as in the 85154. I cannot wear this bra because those underwires are so painful. I hope Wacoal never stops making the 85154. It never had that painful underwire problem.

Vendor Response: Style # 85154 is the best selling bra at Herroom.com and IS NOT being discontinued! Please reorder the 85154 you were happy with it before and will be in the future!! Rose from Oregon

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: December, 2011
rating Size: 34G

This is the only bra that I've found where I can adjust the straps to be as short as I need them to be. This bra is very comfortable and definitely makes me appear smaller,because I can now wear my button-down shirts without the buttons bulging! Thanks! Lucy from Mt. Carmel, IL
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: December, 2011
rating Size: 32DDD

Best minimizer bra ever! Gives great support and minimizes great! M.O. from ny
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: November, 2011
rating Size: 38DD

i love my Wacoal bra. I wait for the sale because it is worth waiting for. I went to lingerie shops and got fitted so many times it was pathetic. Always the wrong size. I contacted you and saw this bra and tried it. It was perfect, and to tell the truth I've never bought on line before. Thank you Selma from N.Y.C.
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 80s and above
  • Posted: November, 2011
rating Size: 36G

Love the fit and support. With my size, this bra really minimizes. Karen from California
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: November, 2011
rating Size: 36G

Bra does minimize well; however, I want a bra in which the side band and straps are not so wide. Denise from Chicago, IL
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: November, 2011
rating Size: 38DDD

Most uncomfortable Wacoal bra I've ever had on. There's no padding at the ends of the underwires and they poke into your sides to the point of pain. Bad design!

Wacoal Response: This is a minimizer bra and by design it must compress the bust and smooth it against the rib cage minimizing the projection of the bust. We have several bras in this size that are not highly projected and may give you the look you like without minimizing. You should try # 855192 or # 85185, they are both seamless and known for their comfort. Michelle from NY

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: October, 2011
rating Size: 32DD

Great! I have been wearing the seamless minimizer for 2 years, and love it. I needed black so I tried this bra. Fits the same, but at a cheaper price! SS from Ga
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: October, 2011
rating Size: 36G

At a size 36G, it is difficult to find a comfortable bra but I've found Wacoal to make bras as comfortable as the most expensive. This bra is as good as a moderately priced bra can be. Liz from Northville, MI
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: October, 2011
rating Size: 32DD

This bra is terrific in terms of fit - I feel absolutely comfortable and my breasts are contained so much better than in other DD bras - excellent. JMW from Palo Alto, CA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: October, 2011
rating Size: 38DDD

Uncomfortable and didn't really minimize. Not worth the price. I returned it.

Wacoal Response: Again this is our best selling minimizer. We have never received feedback stating that this garment did not do what it was meant to do, which is minimize. Anonymous Reviewer

  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: September, 2011
rating Size: 36DDD

I love Wacoal. I tried 2 new Wacoals this order besides the one I usually order. They are all great. Denise from Middletown, RI
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: August, 2011
rating Size: 38D

I've been wearing Wacoal for years and have always been a happy customer. I was VERY happy to make my purchase at a reduced price through HerRoom and appreciated the prompt service and minimal packaging. Thank you! Mary K from Menlo Park, CA 94025
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: August, 2011
rating Size: 32G

Fits well, supports well, makes the body look much better (more youthful) SWS from Owensboro, KY USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: August, 2011
rating Size: 32DDD

Love! Love! Love! This bra! comfy and good support, which is what we all need.... Michelle from Brunswick, GA USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: August, 2011
rating Size: 36DD

This is the perfect bra! Excellent coverage, extremely comfortable, wonderful support and pretty at the same time. Bought 7 so I have a fresh bra every day in this Houston summer heat. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this bra!!! Diane from Houston, Texas
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: August, 2011
rating Size: 34D

I think that I'm in a weird size zone. Not really 34D or 32D or 32DD. That said, I do like this bra. Although I have to wear it on the tightest hook, it is comfortable and looks good under clothes. Since I do not plan to wear it without clothes, I'm keeping it. Phylly from Boca Raton/FL/USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 80s and above
  • Posted: August, 2011
rating Size: 38DD

This is the BEST minimizer bra I have ever owned. And I have tried a lot over the years. When I bought this bra I also bought a Modern Movement bra, which I thought would be a lot more comfortable than the Wacoal bra (it was softer material and more comfortable straps). Boy was I wrong! This Wacoal bra is superior to any other bra I have owned. The straps do not ever fall down, it provides full coverage for the entire breast with no spillage, and I don't even notice the underwire. It has a smooth appearance under form fitting clothes and does not gap at the chest wall. It may not work for all women but I am so pleased with this bra I wish I could order a lifetime supply! Mary from Nashville, TN
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: July, 2011
rating Size: 40C

Very good fit. Also very comfortable and it does def minimize! I liked it so much I purchased 2 more!!! Cindy from Los Angeles, CA USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: July, 2011
rating Size: 40DD

This is the best bra I have ever worn in my life. It is perfect in every way. I also purchased the minimizer with the embroidery for almost $20 more, and the only difference is the embroidery. There is no functional difference, in case you are wondering. The bra moves with you and moves back with you. The band never rides up. The straps never fall. It is perfectly true to size. I am just amazed that a bra like this exists. It has full coverage over the breast - so there is no flesh popping up over the top like in many of the bras on the market today. Kathie from California
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: July, 2011
rating Size: 38DD

Fantastic. Never saw this bra in store. Love it. Will buy from you again. Thank you selma from N.Y.C.
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 80s and above
  • Posted: July, 2011
rating Size: 32DD

Simply the best minimizer and supportive bra. Great every day bra that makes your clothes fall beautifully and gives a youthful appearance. Josie from New Jersey
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: July, 2011
rating Size: 36G

At first it felt comfortable but after wearing for couple of hours, the wires started to hurt the side of my breasts, i got the right size for myself, i wear a 36dddd/g from Chantelle(professionally fitted by people at a department store), cross checked with the fitting table and got the size that matched. Although it fits well but the wires hurts the side tissue of my breasts and makes me very uncomfortable!

Wacoal Response: This is a minimizer bra and many find that they are more confining than a regular underwire. We suggest you try a Wacoal bra that is not a minimizer but does not give increased projection. Try Wacoal 855186 in your size 36G or seamless style #855192. The wire pattern in each of these is more forgiving and should work well for you. nia from CA

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: June, 2011
rating Size: 32G

My goal had been to purchase a frill-less nude color to wear under shearer summer-style blouses. The fit was far too large, with the cups starting at my back and covering to my shoulder. No support or minimizing, sports bra appearance. I am used to Freya and Panache bras (point of ref.) and was disappointed with this bra given Wacoal reputation.

Wacoal Response: If you are looking for a good seamless sports bra look at the Wacoal style 855170. It now comes in G cup and in Nude. This bra gives firm (sport) support and does not have the coverage that a minimizer in your size requires. Mary from Oregon, USA

  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: June, 2011
rating Size: 34G

I don't believe this type of bra should have elastic straps, though these straps appear to have strength. Diana
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: June, 2011
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