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Va Bien Vintage Fit Unlined Minimizer Underwire Bra 601 Reviews

Vintage Fit Unlined Minimizer Underwire Bra
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rating Size: 36C

Love the bra! Holds everything in place all day. Very comfortable!! Breanne from Ohio
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: August, 2019
rating Size: 32DD

This is the one for a more youthful silhouette! I was so pleased with the first one I bought, I decided to buy 3 more. Ann from MISSION VIEJO
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: November, 2018
rating Size: 36B

This bra runs large in both band and cups. I first got my usual 38C then 36B which works great. It is very supportive and I often wear it while doing my morning stretches. As some previous reviewers indicated this bra indeed lifts you up. Not necessarily a bad thing, I found it to give me a flattering look under jackets or sweaters, as well as a silky robe. AM from WA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: July, 2018
rating Size: 38DD

I wish it weren't underwire, but it is nice. Janep
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: February, 2018
rating Size: 40DDD

I dub thee the bullet bra! This bra has the weirdest shape I've ever worn! It reminds me of the bullet bras I've seen in old movies. Doesn't do much in the way of minimizing. I was looking for another option in case my go to bra was not available but this will not be it! AHanna from Bryans Road, MD
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: September, 2017
rating Size: 34DDD

Love this minimizer. I am a bit self conscious of the fact that my breasts have gotten bigger after menopause, and I love the minimizing effects. I do not like any bounce when I walk and this bra delivers. Best all around bra for these features that I have found. I did not have the pointy effect that others noted, but I make sure my girls are properly adjusted in the cups. I have tried many minimizers and this is my best! Ann from Opelika, AL
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: August, 2017
rating Size: 32DDD

Cups for some reason are way too large. Have sent it back and awaiting a DD. Debbi from St. Louis, MO USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: May, 2017
rating Size: 34B

This is a good everyday bra. It is a substantial item. I feel very supported. Emily from 80906
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: December, 2016
rating Size: 34D

Beautiful bra. Very comfortable and gives me a good shape Cynthia from Bridgeport, CT, USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: December, 2016
rating Size: 38DD

Fantastic minimizing quality--very supportive with almost no Lycra/spandex to stretch or sag. I especially like the fact it minimizes without a uni-boob look. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2016
rating Size: 32D

I agree with another writer who said this bra was a bit pointy. You don't expect this from a minimizer. I'm keeping it as it fits reasonably well otherwise. I like the champagne color--more neutral for me than nude. The lacing is also a very nice detail that doesn't create a seam that can be seen under clothes. Claire from Baltimore
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: February, 2016
rating Size: 42B

Good fit and price. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: March, 2015
rating Size: 38B

This bra fits as well as any I have had. It is comfortable all day. Bea
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 80s and above
  • Posted: February, 2015
rating Size: 32DD

Comfortable but it makes my breasts pointy. Another style from this brand did the same thing. Not a fan. Kate from Estes Park
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: January, 2015
rating Size: 38C

This style bra is the best for minimizing and support. It is comfortable and durable and well worth the money. I have a hard time finding this style/size and thought they might be discontinued and was so happy to see they are not! Michele from New York, NY
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: January, 2015
rating Size: 36D

I bought this as a replacement for my favorite minimizer Bali 3642. The cups are a similar fabric in that they don't stretch, they minimize well & prevent bounce. But I felt a bit like Madonna on her "Blonde Ambition" tour as these cups are more pointy & less round. I exaggerate of course, but am finally getting used to the look & actually enjoy not having a 'uniboob' for once. Overall I'm very happy with this bra. Lee from Shreveport, ZlA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: September, 2014
rating Size: 36DDD

The moment I tried it on I didn't like it. It was way too pointy. Pat from West Bloomfield, MI
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: August, 2013
rating Size: 32B

I purchased two of these bras in desperation and regret doing so. It really does not minimize, but pushes the breasts together and lift them. I do not require lifting; but minimizing for certain fits and styles. E. Charles from New York
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: July, 2013
rating Size: 32DD

At first I wasn't sure about the bra, but in the end I really like it. It does minimize, and the final shape is somewhat mannequin-like. There is good separation and lift. The fabric gives good support. It is quite comfortable. As for sizing, I am finally settling down to a consistent size after 6 years of pregnancy and lactation. I think it might run a wee bit small, but I'm not totally sure as I haven't worn many 32DD bras yet for comparison. Mindy from Alabama
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: June, 2013
rating Size: 34D

no elastic straps, no foam cups, air space between breasts, holds firm Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2013
rating Size: 40J

Love the seamless underwire. Support and comfort. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2013
rating Size: 32DD

Perfect fit bra . I love it . I am going to order more great for inside tees Imelda from New york
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: February, 2013
rating Size: 34DD

Definitely minimizes especially at the sides, although there is still some overflow from the top of the cups. I might consider going one cup bigger. beth
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: October, 2012
rating Size: 32D

Absolutely the best bra for a 32D on a petite frame. I need to minimize and the Va Bien does this perfectly. It is comfortable, structured to fit perfectly and the all around best bra for me. Love it!!!! Carol from Connecticut
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: July, 2012
Size: 32DD

Item didn't fit. Returned bra. Sue from Flushing MI USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: June, 2012
rating Size: 32D

I expected better coverage for a minimizer so the "overflow" doesn't happen. Brenda from Woodbury, NJ, USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: May, 2012
rating Size: 40C

Like Va Bien styles. This one is the best. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Posted: April, 2012
rating Size: 42C

Love vb's girdles; their bras and corselettes are terrific! Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2012
rating Size: 32D

Excellent support, lift and minimizing. Very comfortable all day. Simple yet pretty design. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Posted: April, 2012
rating Size: 34B

the front middle is so cute Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Posted: April, 2012
rating Size: 34A

Good fit, coverage, minimizes. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2012
rating Size: 32C

Love the support and uplift that this bra gives. A little tight around the band even on the loosest hook. Love the straps which stay in place. Mara from Missouri
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: February, 2012
rating Size: 34B

Adequate, not great. valerie from memphis tn usa
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: February, 2012
rating Size: 34DDD

The band size on this bra is comfortable but cup size is not a good fit. Rosemary from NY
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: January, 2012
rating Size: 34DD

More comfortable and fits better than more expensive brands but should go up 1 size for back and down 1 size for cup. Usually I am a 32 DDD Elsa from New Jersey
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: December, 2011
rating Size: 38C

This was the first time ordering these bras from this site. One of the bras had a hook missing in the middle row. I did not notice until I went to use the bra. I called customer service to see what options I had and I didn't have any because I had already taken the tags off. I didn't think I had to check that closely for defects, but obviously I do. My recommendation is to check your bra thoroughly before removing the tags. Marilyn from Northville, MI USA
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: December, 2011
rating Size: 32D

Best bra I have ever worn! Snug back fit, rounded cup, great straps! I wear this bra to minimize my D cup, which is too big for my 5' frame. I pray that this bra is available forever! It has been an answer to my prayers. Carol
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: August, 2011
rating Size: 32DDD

This bra is a little tight...so order the next size up - other wise it's good, but not as good as the Chantelle. Michelle from Brunswick, GA USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: August, 2011
rating Size: 32DD

This is a great bra for true minimizing. I am able to wear t-shirts with a deep v-neck without having a jiggly cleavage, and yet still maintain a perky silhouette! There is definitely a more torpedo shaped look, but I think more of the breast is gathered up from the underarms than my other Wacoal minimizer. I like both, and will wear both at different times, with different garments. As I said, this bra looks great with the deep-v neck clothing and maybe many other things. I am so happy to have found this site with many minimizer bras available. I also like this price point. With a daughter in college sucking all the money out of me, I have a hard time paying $70+ for a bra, and to tell the truth, I don't think they last any longer than bras at the $40-50 price point. There is a distinct difference in bras made in the Dominican Republic, China, Honduras,Mexico, and underdeveloped countries. The back itches, the elastic doesn't last any time at all, etc. The mid-range prices do last, and I now have a couple of styles from this site. I wear a 32DD, and I am 5'5", 132 lbs, and I am a *young* 52 year old that wants to keep my youthful appearance, but still look age appropriate. Saggy saggy = oldie oldie. Cynthia from Houston, TX
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: July, 2011
rating Size: 34B

This bra did not minimize and gave me a conical "50's" look. There seemed to be too much fabric on the top part of the cup. I initially thought I had ordered the wrong size, but it was indeed the correct size. Heather from Berlin, MD
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: July, 2011
rating Size: 32D

Unfortunately I had to return the item, I am waiting to receive a credit. The bra was very uncomfortable, but your service was very good. I received the product in a timely manner. I will order from you again if I can find a bra I think my work. Monica from HURST/TX/USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: June, 2011
rating Size: 32DDD

Not what I expected with regard to not having a lining. Debora from Enfield, CT
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: May, 2011
rating Size: 32B

Love it. I have not been comfortable with my size since in middle school, so I love my minimizer! Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2011
rating Size: 32DD

This VaBien bra is smaller around the rib cage. Janet from Ohio
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: February, 2011
rating Size: 32DDD

Way too large and I do wear a 32DDD in most bras!

Va Bien Response: Most customers do not find that this bra runs large. We would not recommend sizing down in this style. Debbi from St. Louis, MO

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: February, 2011
rating Size: 32DD

Pointed, ick! I want a minimizer that separates and makes me look rounded. Non stretch straps, regular back (not racerback), three hooks. They've stopped making my Bali minimizer and I've ordered several other styles now (price range upper $30's to mid $60's without success) and all give me a pointed look. I weigh 123, am 5'2" and wear a 32DD, but I have heavy breasts and need super under bust support. HELP anyone?

VaBien Response:This fall Va Bien is coming out with a bra in the frame of style #601 that will give a more rounded look. While style #601 is not as “pointed” as some other minimizers out there. Many people, in fact, love the shape that style #601 gives them, but this new bra will be more round. Lea from Overland Park, KS USA

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: February, 2011
rating Size: 34DDD

This bra is just okay. Runs small. I had to switch to a DDD. Straps are a little too wide set for me. I did like it a bit better the second time I wore it. Maybe it will grow on me. Nancy
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 70s
  • Posted: December, 2010
rating Size: 32DDD

No verdict yet. I am awaiting a new size. The 32DDD was supposed to take the place of my normal size of 34DD that fits in the cup, but is a bit loose around. The cup size was way too small and it was a bit tight around. Trying the 34 DDD. I will let you know how it goes. Nancy
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 70s
  • Posted: November, 2010
rating Size: 40C

Gives great shape but is not very comfortable. Not an everyday bra for me. Karen from Napa
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: November, 2010
rating Size: 36DD

This was not a good fit and did not have the molded cups, as I thought it would. I can sometimes wear a 36D, but the DD was still too small.

Vabien Response:This style has molded cups. It is a minimizer bra, so the cups are going to run smaller than average, as the purpose of this bra is to flatten the bust. This is not a full figure bra and it is possible that you are not wearing your true bra size. If you aren't looking to be minimized this is not the best bra for you. We would recommend getting measured to find out what your correct bra size is and we think you will be happier. Pam from Chapel Hill, NC USA

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: November, 2010
rating Size: 32B

These were purchased for my 13-year-old daughter, who doesn't feel it is a blessing to be as curvy as she is. (At 18, she may feel differently!) We become frustrated by department stores that sell push-up and padded styles...and your minimizer are perfect for her. They fit perfectly too. Now she has a sleeker silhouette all over :) TK from Lapeer, MI USA
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: November, 2010
rating Size: 36DDD

Great fit, definitely reduces the bust visibly. Myrna from Fairfax, VA USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: November, 2010
rating Size: 34D

Like it, it's not lined like I thought it would be, but I will definitely wear it out. Would like it to be lined. Lynne from Wells, ME - USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: October, 2010
rating Size: 34DDD

I love the simplicity of this bra and was really hoping it would work because of the great price. However, the fit was very strange on me and did not minimize. I will stick with Wacoal, instead. beth from SC
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: October, 2010
rating Size: 32D

I LOVE this bra! It is the nicest and most comfortable fit I ever had. The straps are wide enough to prevent irritation. The shape is excellent and it provides great support. I may never use another brand. Thank you! Armida from Sarasota, FL
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 70s
  • Posted: October, 2010
rating Size: 34C

First of all, I don't know how I ever bought bras before HerRoom! This site has SO many styles, and they're organized so sensibly, it's easy to zero in on just what you need. Compare this to a store where you're limited to whatever small selection of lines/styles they happen to carry, and good luck finding your size in the style you want! I want a minimizer and they're not so easy to find a variety of styles (and in my size!) in the stores. The Va Bien 601 is wonderful. Be warned: when I first tried it on I was shocked by the silhouette it gave me; at first it seemed too pointy and "cone bra" looking to me. In retrospect I realize it's because my previous bras made me sit much lower, which actually made me look bigger and made my whole body look wider because of the way clothes hung on me. The "perkier" fit of this Va Bien bra makes all my clothes fit better and makes me look slimmer and taller. It took a little getting used to, but the silhouette is very youthful and flattering. The comfort is unparalleled. The unlined cups are non stretchy and very supportive, and the style is very simple and smooth so it works great under most any outfit. I am ordering more of this style now; it is my new everyday bra. Amy from Napa, CA USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: October, 2010
rating Size: 38DD

Thanks to Lauren in NY for your review. I also wore the Bali butterfly minimizer & couldn't find another one as good. This is pretty close and I probably wouldn't have bought it if you didn't mention the Bali. I'm very happy with this bra and just purchased the second color. Lisa from FL
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: September, 2010
rating Size: 36DDD

It's the perfect bra! Mihaela from Sunnyvale, CA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: September, 2010
rating Size: 34DD

I am VERY picky when it comes to minimizer. I will spend any amount of $ on a bra that will actually minimize and help me appear more slender. This bra totally works! It is much less $$ than most minimizer I've owned. I have not been so pleased with a bra since they discontinued the Bali butterfly minimizer. And the no stretch material is the ONLY way to go for big busted girls who want true support. LAuren from NY
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: August, 2010
rating Size: 34D

I bought three different minimizer's before going on vacation, so had to deal with them all. Of the three, this one was the smallest (all ordered in the same size), perhaps because it's not stretchy at all. It feels a little retro, but it really does hold the girls in place and gives a nice shape. It's very smooth and wears nicely under t-shirts, and the straps are wider, which is comfortable, but no so wide that they look heavy-duty. I'll continue wearing the one I have, but will probably not order another. Ali from NJ
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: July, 2010
rating Size: 40d

How refreshing in this day and age that a product does what the manufacturer says it will do. Great fit and does what it should as usual with all Va Bien products. They are the best. Georgette from Bayonne, NJ USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: June, 2010
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