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Elegance Hidden Underwire Minimizer Bra
Best Seller! Up to G Cup

4.5

85122

$62.00

Description & Details

Need help closing the buttons on your favorite blouse? Try our Elegance Hidden Underwire Bra Minimizer; it promises to reduce your bust line up to one inch.

  • Underwire minimizer bra
  • Amazing lift, shaping, and support
  • Gorgeous floral embroidery floats along neckline
  • French darts assists to minimize
  • Low center
  • Adjustable rigid straps for support

Reviews

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Wacoal Elegance Hidden Underwire Minimizer Bra
 
4.5

(based on 27 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good coverage (26)
  • Comfortable fit (25)
  • Good support (24)
  • Comfortable material (22)
  • Figure-flattering (22)

Cons

  • Weak seams (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (26)
  • Office (16)
  • Going out (15)
  • T-shirts (11)
    • Cup Fit:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (25 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Band Size:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (24 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Comfort-oriented (23), Practical (22), Conservative (14), Stylish (13), Sexy (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (25)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Discontinued 1 1/2 years ago!!!

I've been in many dressing rooms and been handed many bras thru the door and one fancy Texas based high end chain store bra lady said, "I wish the rep was here...Read complete review

I've been in many dressing rooms and been handed many bras thru the door and one fancy Texas based high end chain store bra lady said, "I wish the rep was here right now who is convinced that her company has a bra which can fit everybody." That was before I was handed the Wacoal Elegance. I wore a 34DD for more than 10 years and recently gained 5 pounds and went up to a 34DDD. Everything I have is in the front and they tell me I almost have a petite frame. I'm 63 and never have had a baby so everything is round and firm. The Elegance is the first bra that didn't kill my shoulders. I also want non-stretch cups and non-stretch straps for no bounce...I walk fast. I told the bra lady the non stretch straps....when you sit down in a chair and your back rests against the chair, the non-stretch straps loosen up and give your shoulders an added break. I don't have grooves either. I love this bra but for 9 years it did slip off my shoulders. I worked up my nerve and took an old one and with a seam ripper undid the straps from the cups in the front and set them in toward the middle just a tiny bit and sewed it back by hand. Now they stay on my shoulders! I am sick that this has been discontinued but I understand Wacoal will make it a while longer. I'm going to stock up. I've never seen anybody with an odd body like mine...flat back, no fat to speak of on upper back, upper arms, etc. but heavy elsewhere. This bra was a godsend. Last week I was told in Nashville TN that it was discontinued 1 1/2 years ago! Oh, no.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Happy & Discouraged

Service and delivery is great, quick and easy. This is the only bra that I have purchased and worn for many years, it's the only one that fit's and works for me, especially...Read complete review

Service and delivery is great, quick and easy. This is the only bra that I have purchased and worn for many years, it's the only one that fit's and works for me, especially being a "G" cup. I have been fitted numerous times over the past 10 - 15 years at many private as well as several well known high end department stores, only to spend hundreds of dollars on bras that end up sitting in my drawer. I really love this bra except for two things; first the price is a bit much, especially for working two jobs and still being at a somewhat lower income level. I feel very lucky if I'm able to get two new bras per year . . . I know, right. Secondly, I consistently have major issues with the wires eventually poking through. I hand wash my bras and let them air dry but I feel there is some type of flaw or weakness in the making or sewing when it comes to keeping the wires from poking through. It has happened several times in the front in the cleavage area but the majority of the time it's on either side up towards the armpit area. I've also had several of these bras where the wire itself can move anywhere from a half inch up to an inch in the enclosed area holding the wire. So with that being said, I am stuck between a rock and a hard place. I would love to hear back from Wacoal on the above mentioned issues and I would also be willing to be used as a "model" so to speak for getting a comfortable, proper fitting bra at a halfway decent price. Yes I would recommend this bra but with caution.

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5.0

The Perfect Fit

By The Diva

from Ohio

About Me Comfort-oriented, Need good support, Practical, Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable Fit
  • Comfortable Material
  • Figure-Flattering
  • Good Coverage
  • Good Support

Cons

  • Can't Buy At Retail Store
  • Prefer Smoother Look
  • Prefer Smooth Finish

Best Uses

  • Everyday
  • Going Out
  • Office
  • T-Shirts

Comments about Wacoal Elegance Hidden Underwire Minimizer Bra:

OPRAH rated this bra as excellent about 8 yrs ago and I started wearing them. They are an excellent fit especially for large busted women like me! Used to be able to buy them from a department store. Now I have to go on-line or call to order. Would like to see a 2nd choice made of the same bra using a solid material instead of a lace look. Love the fit.

  • Cup Fit:
  • Feels true to size
  • Band Size:
  • Feels true to size
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

great support

By seinfeld nut

from new york

About Me Comfort-oriented, Conservative, Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable Fit
  • Comfortable Material
  • Figure-Flattering
  • Good Coverage
  • Good Support
  • LOVE THIS BRA
  • Pretty

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about Wacoal Elegance Hidden Underwire Minimizer Bra:

    best support, i am a full heavy busted woman this bra supports and looks great.

    • Cup Fit:
    • Feels true to size
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Wacoal 85122

    By None

    from Northern California

    About Me Comfort-oriented, Conservative, Invest In Quality, Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Fit
    • Comfortable Material
    • Good Support
    • Pretty
    • Well Madewill Last

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Going Out
      • Office

      Comments about Wacoal Elegance Hidden Underwire Minimizer Bra:

      None

      • Cup Fit:
      • Feels true to size
      • Band Size:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great comfort & support!

      By ChristineB

      from St. Joseph, MO

      About Me Comfort-oriented, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Fit
      • Comfortable Material
      • Figure-Flattering
      • Good Coverage
      • Good Support

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday
        • Going Out
        • Office
        • T-Shirts

        Comments about Wacoal Elegance Hidden Underwire Minimizer Bra:

        I've been wearing this style for 10+ years and recently tried on some other styles but returned to this one. For me, it has the best fit, support, look and comfort. It's also quite durable. Thank you Wacoal!

        • Cup Fit:
        • Feels true to size
        • Band Size:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        The best bra ever

        By Diana B

        from Bartlett, IL

        About Me Comfort-oriented, High-end shopper, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Fit
        • Comfortable Material
        • Figure-Flattering
        • Good Coverage
        • Good Support
        • Pretty

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday
          • Going Out
          • Office
          • T-Shirts

          Comments about Wacoal Elegance Hidden Underwire Minimizer Bra:

          This is the best bra I've ever owned. It's comfortable, and extremely flattering. It shapes well, and makes it possible for me to wear clothes that wouldn't fit me otherwise. The minimizer takes off about 2 inches and has great support. I don't mind ordering online, but I wish more stores in my area would carry it.

          • Cup Fit:
          • Feels true to size
          • Band Size:
          • Feels true to size
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Wonderful bra

          By working mom

          from NYC,NY

          About Me Comfort-oriented, Conservative, High-end shopper, Practical, Sexy, Stylish

          Pros

          • Comfortable Fit
          • Comfortable Material
          • Figure-Flattering
          • Good Coverage
          • Good Support
          • Pretty

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday
            • Going Out
            • Office

            Comments about Wacoal Elegance Hidden Underwire Minimizer Bra:

            I have had Wacoal bras over the years and occassionally fall prey to sexy marketing of other brands. However, they never live up to the hype.

            So about three weeks ago I bought three Wacoal minimizers
            -Slimlime
            -Elegance
            -Simple

            Simple shaping is the best value and great for everyday and under teeshirts (no lines) it provides great support, I have very heavy breasts, and is very flattering without weird cone or torpedo shapes. It is much more comfortable than the slimline although I don't know why-but the slimline just kills after a few hours. The elegance is also very good and very pretty, but will show lines under clothes. I would recommend the simple shape and the elegance.

            • Cup Fit:
            • Feels true to size
            • Band Size:
            • Feels true to size
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I LOVE this bra!!!!

            By jessicanyc

            from New York, New York

            About Me Comfort-oriented, High-end shopper, Practical, Sexy, Stylish

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Fit
            • Comfortable Material
            • Figure-Flattering
            • Good Coverage
            • Good Support
            • Long lasting
            • Pretty
            • Sexy
            • Sturdy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday
              • Going Out
              • I Sleep In This Bra
              • Office
              • T-Shirts

              Comments about Wacoal Elegance Hidden Underwire Minimizer Bra:

              I am a huge fan of Wacoal. I've tried most brands that make my size, and Wacoal is tops in comfort and quality. My two favorite bras are the "Hidden Elegance" and the "Bodysuede® Ultra Full Figure Seamless Underwire Bra (85814)". Unfortunately, even though these two models have been best sellers since they were created, Wacoal decided to phase them out. I inquired about it and found that stores were more interested in "newness", so they didn't want the tried and true - and loved - anymore. There was such an outcry from loyal customers that Wacoal decided to keep our favorite bras around. Yes, Wacoal, do listen to your customers. Women tend to like new and trendy when it comes to outerwear, but when we find bras that we love - we keep buying them - for years. Please Wacoal, don't discontinue our favorites, and don't change them. There is a reason we keep buying them. If anything, it would be nice to see more colors from our favorites, not fewer choices. If you want newness, try making our favorites in new colors.
              Ladies, if you have a large bust, this bra is a wonderful choice. It is very supportive, but does not flatten you out. One thing I don't like about most minimizers is that they tend to make me look like a linebacker. My chest is large, the extra flesh has got to go somewhere - it is not going to disappear. This bra does not smoosh me into a monoboob. This bra is also so comfortable that I wear it to sleep. The wires don't poke me. If you like this bra, give the Bodysuede Ultra a try, too. I find that the Bodysuede Ultra gives me a better shape for daytime, but I prefer the firm support of the Hidden Elegance for bedtime use. Both bras are very supportive and give a beautiful shape.

              • Cup Fit:
              • Feels true to size
              • Band Size:
              • Feels true to size
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Won't Wear Any Other Bra

              By Happy Hoosier

              from Kokomo, Indiana

              About Me Comfort-oriented, Conservative, High-end shopper, Practical

              Pros

              • Figure-Flattering
              • Good Coverage
              • Good Support
              • Pretty

              Cons

              • Uncomfortable Material
              • Wish Straps Were Padded

              Best Uses

              • Everyday
              • Only Bra In 5 Years

              Comments about Wacoal Elegance Hidden Underwire Minimizer Bra:

              Really like the design of the cups as they fit better than even other Wacoal bras. Also like the lift and separation the cups provide. The ONLY con with this bra is no padded straps.

              • Cup Fit:
              • Feels true to size
              • Band Size:
              • Feels true to size
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Great Support while still Sexy

              By Holly

              from Tampa, Florida

              About Me Sexy, Stylish

              Pros

              • Comfortable Fit
              • Comfortable Material
              • Figure-Flattering
              • Good Coverage
              • Good Support
              • Pretty

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday
                • Office

                Comments about Wacoal Elegance Hidden Underwire Minimizer Bra:

                I have worn this bra daily for 10 years... since I heard about it on Oprah one day. I am large busted (34G) and very concerned about support and appearance. My favorite color in this style is black. I really wish there were more stylish colors such as red and pink. I have to wear mostly black tank tops and camisoles since the colors are so limited. This bra provides such good support that you can wear almost anything and look good!

                • Cup Fit:
                • Feels true to size
                • Band Size:
                • Feels true to size
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best bra I've ever Owned!

                By sweetmoonkitty

                from Memphis, TN

                About Me Comfort-oriented, Practical, Sexy, Stylish

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Comfortable Fit
                • Comfortable Material
                • Figure-Flattering
                • Good Coverage
                • Good Support

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday
                  • Going Out
                  • Office
                  • T-Shirts

                  Comments about Wacoal Elegance Hidden Underwire Minimizer Bra:

                  This bra has exceeded my expectations by far from when I first purchased it 2 1/2 years ago. It makes my "girls" stand at attention, but in a subtle way. My clothes look and fit better when I'm wearing it. I can wear it to work, and it withstands the abuse. I can say that it is very comfortable. It is the best bra in my personal collection, and I have worn it out literally. I definitely plan to buy 2 more to replace the old one.

                  • Cup Fit:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Band Size:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  Fabric Content & Care

                  Fabric Content

                  Back: 76% Nylon/ 24% Spandex/Elastane Bottom Cup and sides:100% Polyester Embroidery: 70% Rayon/ 30% Nylon

                  Care

                  • Hand wash warm
                  • Wash colors separately
                  • Use non-chlorine bleach only when needed
                  • Hang to dry
                  • Do not iron
                  • Do not dry clean

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