HerRoom Response: Going down a band size and up a cup size, only gave you a smaller band. You need a larger cup to stop this symptom.
Aviana Response:I'm afraid you need a bigger cup than this bra offers. It stops at H cup, and it sounds like you might need an I or J cup. I recommend trying the Aviana 2357
in size 38I or J. Although this bra does not have an underwire, it offers superb shape and minimization, and is extremely supportive. Best of all, since it's wireless, there is zero chance of wires popping forward!
I suspect the problem may be that, while you wear a 44DD in bras you find out in stores, in our brand you needed something different. Whatever size you wear in "department store" bras, I always recommend going down a band size and up a cup size when trying a "boutique" brand bra. We size our bras correctly, and we have ample range of cup sizes to allow you to use the band size meant for you. You may want to try a 42F and see what happens? In the proper size 2457, you absolutely will not sag.
Teresa from NJ, uSA
HerRoom Response: Thank you for your feedback. Your comment has been forwarded to Aviana.
Aviana straps are set close in the back to prevent shoulder slippage while maintaining proper separation in front. Set any closer, straps or cup material would show under v neckline tops. When breast tissue is pillowing over the top of the cup, the cup is not large enough, and the answer is to try a larger cup size. Placement of the straps will not affect cup capacity, nor will it prevent the "pillow" from occurring. I recommend trying the 36H! C. Webb - Aviana
Leslie from Ridgefield Ct USA
Aviana Response: Hi Roberta. I'm Christie with Aviana. Yes – the 2457 is a different fit than the 2452. It is built for a different body type than the 2452, and may just not be the bra for you. Anyone reading this should hear this…IF IT DOESN’T FIT, RETURN IT! Every bra style SHOULDN’T fit you. Thousands of styles exist for a reason – we are all different. Neither HerRoom nor Aviana wants you to keep a bra that doesn’t fit!
Roberta from Pelahatchie/Rankin/MS
Aviana Response: Our bands do run a little large. It is always a good idea to go down a band size from what you wear in other manufacturers.
Christie with Aviana
Amy from St. Louis, MO USA
Per the shaping, it is a minimizer and does make the breasts more rounded and pushes a bit toward the sides. That said, compared to other minimizers, this one seems to have a much more natural shape than any other minimizer I've ever tried on. I measured myself as 1" smaller (48 instead of 49) with this compared to a full coverage "regular" bra with a more projected shape.
Aviana Response: There are some minimizers built to “skirt” the outside of the breasts, pushing them back toward the chest wall and not tacking in the center. The 2457 should tack in the center if it is the correct size and style for you. If you find the best fitting size and it doesn’t tack, you have to decide if you can live with it. HerRoom is right – it isn’t going to tack in the center on everybody.
Christie - Aviana
Annie from Chicago/IL/USA
Aviana Response: I have worked for Aviana since it’s inception. We have not changed our vendor or the specifications for the back band fabric. We may have to very soon, since most US fabric manufacturers are being put out of business by Asian imports. We take great pride in the fact that we use only the highest quality materials in our bras. These are memory fabrics, and must have a day of dryness before re-wearing. This will cause the fabrics to maintain their original properties for much longer.
Debra from Maine
Aviana Response: Hi Jill! At 34H you realize that all that breast tissue has got to go somewhere! In order to flatten the breast by 1 cup size, it must be spread out, so yes, some goes out to the side. On a narrower body like yours, perhaps this is just too much under your arm. Sounds like this just isn’t your style. Please try the 2353 or 2352 which also offer the 34H size without the wire, and keeps the tissue up front. Neither is a minimizer, but will give you a great shape I bet you will love.
Jill from Thurmont MD
Aviana Response: Aviana bras, like most bras, are made with memory fabrics. These fabrics are designed to go back to their original shape after washing. If the bra is worn, not washed, then worn again, body chemicals will begin to break down the fabrics and it will begin to stretch to the shape of the wearer. If the wearer is using a size that is actually wrong for her, it may stretch or wear unusually. Memory fabrics should be gently washed, then hung dry and left dry for 24 hours before another wear. That's right - let it sit, after drying, for a day before wearing! This allows memory fabrics to return to shape. Bras worn every day, even if washed at night, will begin to lose shape quickly. Keep in mind that having more bras in your drawer and rotating them makes them last much longer. 1 bra worn daily may give 90 wearings or 90 days. 4 bras, worn less than 2 times a week, washed and left dry, will last 2-3 years. We'll actually sell you fewer bras if you follow our advice! Christie Webb, Aviana
Not Pleased from Brooklyn/NY
Aviana Response: You may be a candidate! You just need to find the style that works for you! Those wires protruding probably means the cup isn't deep enough, and the band may be too small.
My suggestion as a manufacturer of bras exclusively for women like us, TRY NEW STYLES & NEW SIZES! We manufacturers are TERRIBLE at maintaining size consistency not only within the industry but within our own product lines. A 44H in Aviana may be a 48E in another brand, and yes, a 44H in the Aviana 2353 doesn't have exactly the same cup capacity in the Aviana 2457. Herroom has a great return policy, so you can shop without worry - so just order lots of things at once, try them when you are cool and relaxed - then send back what doesn't work! - Christie Webb, Aviana
Marcia from Rapid City, SD
HerRoom Response: Thank you for your feedback. From your comments it sounds like you are in the wrong size, and/or are short in stature. If you are under 5'4" it's possible that the underwires are too large for your frame. One option is to look at demi cup bras. Also, this bra is a minimizer. This means the wires will not sit flat against your sternum. I really don't think this style bra is right for you.
Aviana Response: I agree - this may not be your style. It is our best selling underwire, but that doesn't mean it fits everybody. Try others and good luck! Christie Webb, Aviana
Marissa from Kankakee, Il USA