Wacoal Simple Shaping Minimizer Underwire Bra 857109 Reviews

27 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

68%Rated 5 stars

18%Rated 4 stars

9%Rated 3 stars

5%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

25 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 10/11/13
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

My natural size is a 32H and I wear a size 6. I bought a size 8 dress online for a friend's upcoming wedding thinking going up one size would be enough to fit my ridiculous bust. When the zipper wouldn't budge a centimeter past the bottom of my bust-line, I was certain I would have to find a different dress but I liked this one so much that I decided to try a minimizer. I honestly did not hold out hope that it would be enough but this Wacoal Simple Shaping Minimizer absolutely did the trick! I could not find it in a 32H so got a 34G instead which fit really well. The dress went from not even close to zipping over my bust to fitting perfectly. I was simply amazed! Now, I will tell you that to get this result, the bra is not made of the softest, comfiest fabric, it feels similar to support hose, a little scratchy and having my giant boobs mashed down is not really my idea of comfortable -- this is not a bra I would wear to work or running errands all day but for a few hours to wear a favorite dress to an event, this is perfect.

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2 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 11/22/13
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:1 stars!

This bra appears padded on the model. What I received was a sheer thin material that revealed everything I own. There was no privacy in the bra. The cup is sheer & thin & not at all like the picture. I feel very misled. I returned it. For the price I expect much more than what I got.

Additional 22 Simple Shaping Minimizer Underwire Bra 857109 Wacoal Reviews

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October 28, 2016

Review for Zappos Rewards Points
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Anonymous

 

Minimized my chest so much I was asked if I lost weight and could finally close those button up shirts.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

 

October 27, 2016

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Anonymous

from seattle

I love this bra. The minimizing works well - not all minimizers deliver. It is very comfortable. I have owned a few of these. I wash them carefully and don't put them in the dryer, so they last.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

 

September 29, 2016

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Anonymous

from MN

Love love love this bra! Only bra I have found that offers true support! I have 3 other Wacosl styles in my drawer that I never wear as they just are not as great as this one! My fave!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 13, 2016

Sheila

from Flagstaff

Comfortable,with great support for DDD women. No seams looks great under t shirts. I buy 3 a year rotating them each day and washing by hand once a week. Keeps shape all year. Used to have a great cappuccino color that has been discontinued. Black and beige fits my needs.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 2, 2016

Deb

from NJ

Best bra ever. This bra is so comfortable and my chest looks so much better. I am petite, but my chest is quite large for my frame. It is difficult to find a bra that makes me look good and is also comfortable. This bra not only minimizes, but it seems to lift up the girls too. Yea! I just ordered 2 more!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 10, 2016

Anonymous

from Leesbug IN

Was going to order this bra but have been told also reading that it is not contructed well. for the money I want a bra that will not poke and sticthing last. I wear 36DD

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 28, 2016

Stephanie

from San Diego

This is the most comfortable bra that I have ever bought. It provides fantastic support, wide shoulder straps, and breathable material. I also love that the cups compliment women with wide breasts and doesn't pinch in the sides. For size reference, I have a 34 DD bra size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 10, 2015

Anonymous

from New York

Fantastic bra! Shape, feel - great! So happy...and for a girl size 38G this is a true event. Ordering in black also.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 31, 2015

Anonymous

 

This bra does what it says. I don't think my 40D breasts have ever been lifted so high. It's not the most beautiful bra, but it is effective and the fabric provides plenty of coverage so there is no cup overflow. My one concern is that after wearing the bra all day, my breasts were sore. I think it is because they are stuffed in pretty tightly. I tried a size up and that was too big and since I love the lift and the fact that it does minimize significantly, I will keep it but not wear daily. I was wearing Maidenform minimizer bras prior to investing in Wacoal and they would stretch out after a month of wear and did not have the same amount of lift so I hope this brand is more durable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 23, 2015

Suzanne L

from Trussville, AL

This bra met all my expectations. I actually measured myself with a tape measure and this bra decreased my bust size by 2 inches and is very comfortable. The straps stay up, I can't feel the underwire and I don't look smashed. I love this bra.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 11, 2015

Megellcor

from Florida

Great minimizer. It is FULL support. I wear it most days. I own it in a 34 DD and a 36 DD, the 36 DD wire cuts me a bit higher in the axillary area and is more painful, so ultimately the 34 is more comfortable although a bit tighter.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 9, 2014

Anonymous

from Missouri

I have been searching for a good minimizer for years. This bra is great. I'm 32 DD and it fits great and takes at least an inch off my bust. It has three rows of hooks in the back which helps with support. Highly recommend.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 20, 2014

Anonymous

 

Very true to size and comfortable. Some excellent minimizer effect as well. The other reviewer was correct, however. After wearing this bra regularly one of the underwires poked through and stabbed me. I was able to shove it back down into its seamed area and re-stitch the top so the underwire stayed put, but I do consider this a bit of a manufacturing flaw in a bra at this price.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 18, 2013

Michele S

from Danbury, Connecticut

True to size. I bought one in each color. This bra is simple, pretty and comfortable. Unlike most minimizers, the shoulder straps are narrow so you can wear them with a tank without the worry of your straps showing. I would recommend this bra to anyone!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 10, 2013

Anonymous

from Michigan

I ordered this and the Wacoal Awareness Seamless 85567 and I like them both. It is supportive. It doesn't have as much "no show" as my FavreForm, but I had been wearing that style for 2 years and needed a change. I have a lot of trouble finding something that I don't spill out of the top of and this works!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 4, 2013

CP

from Columbus, OH

I'm a 32G and wanted a bra that I could wear to work. While I love this bra for its effectiveness and comfort, one of the three that I bought has become pokey where the outer end of the underwire is. This is after about a month's worth of wearing. Otherwise I would give this bra 5 stars.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 26, 2013

Anonymous

from Savannah, Georgia

For me this is the "Best Minimizer Bra". Serious minimizing. The underwire does not hurt. It may take a few hours to get used to it but after short adjustment period, you will be glad that you paid the extra money for a Wacoal! NOTE: Band size runs small to true...cup size runs a just a bit large to true.

Brands I'd also recommend: Lilyette

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 3, 2013

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

I have loved, and exhausted the heck out of these bras. They are my "go-to", my staple, my favorites...but I have a problem with the seam-work. After about three months, the stitching fails and the underwire starts moving its way out of place...like into my armpit, or up my chest and pokes into the top of my breastbone. This really stinks. Up until the structural failure, these bras are genius.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 2, 2013

Barbara W

from Suburban NYC

I've worn this bra for years and while not perfect, it is the best minimizer for me. Although large busted, I am thin and like to wear t-shirts and with this bra, I can do it.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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September 20, 2014

Anonymous

from Maryland

I loved the cup fit in this bra and the way that it looked under clothing - but the wires just kept digging into my side below my armpits.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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July 10, 2014

Jenny

from Connecticut

I thought these were the best bras I'd ever had (I bought 2 colors). Perfect fit (38D), great shape, made me look slimmer and clothes looked better. So much better and less expensive than the Chantelle's I'd bought at a department store. But after only a few months, the underwire poked out on one of them. I tried to sew it back in but couldn't get it to stay so I just pulled it out and have been wearing it with one wire in, one out! I haven't decided whether it was just bad luck and I should buy the same bra again, or to take a risk on another brand.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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April 14, 2014

Anonymous

 

Band was ridiculously small on this. I suppose "minimizer" just means "make the bra a full size smaller".

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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