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what does a minimizer bra do

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In this series, we’re sharing our favorite styles (and a few reasons why you’re sure to love them too.)

Enora Minimizer Bra

Construction

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Enora Minimizer Bra | Enora Bikini in Raspberry

 

The Enora Minimizer Bra is a full coverage minimizer bra that visually reduces 1-1.5 inches from the bustline. It features three-part cups constructed in a minimal stretch nylon/cotton blend fabric for maximum reduction.

The microfiber fabric back wings are lined with microfiber mesh for extra support. The wide-set, semi-rigid straps help to keep the bust in place. Overall, this is a supportive minimizer bra with a firm fit.

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Enora Minimizer Bra | Enora Bikini in Black

Fit

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Enora Minimizer Bra | Enora Bikini in Whisper Blue

The Enora Minimizer Bra does exactly what you’d expect in a minimizer bra. True to its style, this bra spreads out breast tissue across the chest for a minimizing effect. The tall center panel is designed to tack against the sternum and separates breast tissue. The rigid design of the three-part cups completely encapsulates breast tissue and provides a full coverage fit.

A few fit tips: Before buying a minimizer bra, be sure to get a bra fitting first. Wearing the right bra size is crucial to getting the full benefits of a minimizer bra. It’s important to know your bra size and breast shape when shopping for a minimizer bra. If you notice gaping in the cups of your minimizer bra, you may want to try a different size or a different style (demi bra or balconette bra) if it’s not working for you. Ideally, the bra band should fit snug without feeling uncomfortable or painful and the bra’s cups should completely contain breast tissue, so use your regular bra size as a guide and go up or down from there to get the best fit.

If you’re considering a minimizer bra because you’re worried that a padded bra will add bulk to your bust and you don’t necessarily want the minimizing benefits of a style like this (or if it doesn’t work with your breast shape), why not try an unlined three-part cup bra instead? Unlined wire bras are great for full busts and big busts because they won’t add any bulk to your bustline. They’re designed to shape, center, and lift your bust while creating a more natural shape.

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Enora Minimizer Bra | Enora Bikini in Nude

Related: What Does A Minimizer Bra Do?


How to style the Enora Minimizer Bra

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Enora Minimizer Bra | Enora Bikini in Raspberry

Minimizer bras are perfect for wearing under button-down shirts when you need a little more room for your shirt to button – the slight reduction will prevent the shirt from pulling across the bust. The Enora Minimizer Bra can also be worn as an everyday bra or under a full coverage top or dress. Since it is full coverage, this bra may show under scoop neck and v-neck tops, so bring a t-shirt with you into the fitting room when trying this style on to see if it will work for you.

The Enora Minimizer Bra is available in Black, Raspberry, Whisper Blue, and Nude.

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Enora Minimizer Bra | Enora Bikini in Whisper Blue

Bikini

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Enora Minimizer Bra | Enora Bikini in Black

The Enora Bikini is a bikini cup panty in mesh and microfiber. Similar to the Enora Minimizer Bra, this panty also features the same minimal stretch mesh, but the microfiber panel will keep you cool and comfortable throughout the day. This style can be worn under loose fitting skirts and dresses, but may show under leggings and tight fitting jeans. Overall, it’s a comfortable option that can be worn with or without the matching bra.

The Enora Bikini is available in Black, Raspberry, Whisper Blue, and Bare.

Care

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Proper care is crucial if you want your lingerie to last. We recommend washing bras and panties in cold water and avoiding the dryer at all costs. Hand washing lingerie is the gentlest option (as it involves the least amount of agitation), but machine washing on the delicate cycle is also an option if you don’t have time to hand wash. If you do machine wash your bras, be sure to hook them first, separate the colors (bright colors may bleed onto your light-colored bras), and sort them into mesh lingerie bags. Panties should also be sorted by color and placed in separate bags so the bra hooks don’t snag delicate underwear.

To wash, use a gentle detergent or laundry soap designed for lingerie and wash them on a delicates cycle in cold water. Once they’re washed, either hang dry them (drape the center front of the bra over the hanger – don’t hang a wet bra by its straps) or lay them flat to dry (away from sunlight which can cause the colors to fade over time) with the cups facing up.

Lastly, be extra careful when storing your bras. For molded bras, line them up in a drawer with the cups facing up – one bra in front of the other. Unlined bras, bralettes, and non-molded sports bras can be folded in half and stacked on top of each other to save space. Panties can be folded and sorted by color or style in a lingerie drawer.

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One last thing…

Education is a big part of my job as a bra fitter. I feel fortunate to be partnering with Parfait on creating lingerie-related content with the goal of helping readers make educated and empowered shopping decisions. There is so much to bra fitting that we can’t cover in a single blog post, so the goal since the very beginning of the blog has been to tackle it one article at a time.

If you have any questions about any of these products or if you would like us to do a review on one we haven’t done yet, let us know in the comments below.


Related: Is A Minimizer Bra Right For You? 6 Questions To Ask First


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Enora Minimizer Bra | Enora Bikini in Raspberry

We Highly Recommend

If you’re shopping for new sports bras, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit, especially when you’re doing it on your own. If you’ve ever felt unsure about your bra size or you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.

Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.

If you’ve struggled with finding bras in the right size, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.

Happy bra shopping!


Featured image lingerie:
Enora Minimizer Bra | Enora Bikini in Nude
Enora Minimizer Bra | Enora Bikini in Black
Enora Minimizer Bra | Enora Bikini in Whisper Blue
Enora Minimizer Bra | Enora Bikini in Raspberry

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Katie Donnelly

Katie Donnelly is a full-time freelance writer, content manager, and founder of Katie Rose Creative. An experienced bra fitter, Katie has helped hundreds of people shop for lingerie. Her favorite bra is the Sandrine Plunge Longline Bra.

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