Aviana 2457 Satin and Lace Minimizer Bra Reviews
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Aviana Satin and Lace Minimizer Bra 2457 Reviews

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rating Size: 38DDD

I think it's a new miracle. Comfortable, beautiful, minimizing - all in one package. You just can not ask for more. I tried one (black) and immediately ordered another (peach).My sincere thanks to the designers of this bra - well done! Anna from Brooklyn, New York, USA
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: September, 2008
rating Size: 38H

I was not as happy with the fit of this bra versus the 2452 (which I love) because it seemed to be too wide across the front. Hard to describe the actual fit. The straps seem to be to wide set. Was going to return but decided to keep. Thought it just might be me. Will try to wear because I usually love a mininizer since it helps with fit of blouses that button down the front. Probably will not order this bra again. Will just hang with the 2452.

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

  • Age: 70s
  • Posted: July, 2008
rating Size: 34DDD

Great bra! I like the shape it gives me. I feel very supported and secure in this bra. Not good for T-shirts--you can see the seam. The band size feels a little big, like I could go down a size. I am wearing this bra at this size and it feels ok, but will order one size smaller band size next time. I would definitely order this bra again, and I recommend it.

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

  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: July, 2008
rating Size: 40G

So far, so good. Of course, I haven't worn it yet, just tried it on. That said, it was comfortable from the first minute on. One person noted that the underwire goes too far back; it does sit beneath my armpit, but it doesn't feel odd there. As others have noted, the front wires do not lay against my sternum; I noticed a HerRoom response that said that a minimizer isn't expected to. That surprised me. I am now not sure what to do. Depending on the bra, I can fit into a US G or H; because it didn't sit flat, I assumed I needed an H, but am not sure it will make a difference.

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

  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: July, 2008
rating Size: 44DD

This is my second review of this bra. I have been wearing this bra for 4-5 years. I still love it, but what I am witnessing now is a lower quality in the side stretch panels. Brand new, the hooks just barely reach the last set, but after about 10 wearings, I'm at the tightest. If I buy the smaller 42DD, I can't even hook it at all when new. It's still a great bra, and the best I've tried, but at nearly $50.00, I might start looking around again. Oh...and I do not have the wires poking up in front that others have mentioned. When new, it fits and feels like a dream. It just does not wear well. (I am 5'3)

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.

Christie, Aviana Debra from Maine

  • Posted: April, 2008
rating Size: 44H

I haven't been comfortable in an underwire for years, but can hardly wait to order 4 more of these. They're wonderful; it does poke forward a bit, but that's a small price to pay for having a bra that's actually a comfortable fit. Pamela from Phoenix, AZ
  • Posted: April, 2008
rating Size: 34H

I did not like the look of this bra. To minimize it pushes your breasts close to your armpits. I don't like that look. It is not as comfortable as other bra's I've tried and did not do much as far as minimizing either. A true let down.

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.

Christie, Aviana Jill from Thurmont MD

  • Posted: March, 2008
rating Size: 46DDD

First of all I bought this bra on another website and it is absolutely horrible and not worth the money, whether on sale or not; it's not made well at least not for the women with larger size breasts like myself. After one wear I had to use the last row of the closure snaps when I put it on. I've only had it for 3 months and I'm ready to throw the two I bought away.

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

  • Posted: March, 2008
rating Size: 44H

I am 60 years old and just finding a cup size to fit. I wish more stores carried bigger cup sizes so we did not have to play the return game. With my larger stomach I guess I am not a candidate for underwire bras. Just too uncomfortable. The wires between the breasts protruded outward which was the main reason for returning the bra.

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

  • Posted: March, 2008
rating Size: 42H

Finding a well fitting bra has been a challenge for me for many years. If the front is flat against my breast bone, then the wires go too far in the back ... almost behind my underarm area. The front wire justs outward and forward when I sit down (even if I keep my back Victorian lady straight). Perhaps if the wire was about an inch shorter in front it would be ideal. However, this his bra was comfortable from the time I took it right from the packaging. The fabric and lace weren't stiff and scratchy. My upper breast material doesn't jiggle around even though the lace is delicate in feel. I am delighted that it doesn't give me a pointy, torpedo look. I simply wish the wires would lay flat against my breastbone when I sit down.

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

  • Posted: March, 2008
rating Size: 46H

best bra on the planet! gives support without looking pointy; nicely rounded shape and just the right amount of cleavage. love it, love it, love it! marshonne w from seattle WA
  • Posted: March, 2008
rating Size: 38G

Very pretty bra but its cut too low for me. My breasts spill over the top.

Aviana Response: Breasts spilling over means your cup isn't deep enough, and may hint that the band isn't right either. Don't rely on fit charts - try several styles in several sizes. Don't rely on historical fittings at stores either. Your bra size can change based on what you had for breakfast. In fact, you may need a couple of sizes & styles in your drawer just to get through a month! Think about days when you are bloated, or feeling thin - we know these things affect our jeans, but they affect our bra size too! Try 38H. Christie Webb, Aviana Merrill from Mt Pleasant SC USA

  • Posted: January, 2008
rating Size: 44DD

This bra is wonderful, will never buy anything else, I have found my winner! Straps stay up (I am 5'4" too) and no underwire pokes forward when I sit down, I read that in other comments and was concerned, I know from past bras, that can be a nightmare. The look of the bra is very pretty. 3 people have wondered if I have lost weight, now that's a bra worth holding on to! Darlene from West Chicago, Il
  • Posted: January, 2008
rating Size: 38D

makes my boobs look bigger Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Posted: December, 2007
rating Size: 46H

This bra would be wonderful if the underwire did not poke forward when I sat down. I saw that HerRoom had responded to this issue in other people's comments stating that the wrong size had been ordered, but I know that I had ordered the right size because I had been professionally sized by an authorized Aviana dealer. I have a full-figure build and no matter how I sat, the underwire always made me look deformed and as if I had a large stick between my breasts. When I stand up, there is no problem with the underwire and the bra is actually quite comfortable. I just wish that the underwire did not come up so far between the breasts because I feel that this would remedy the situation.

HerRoom Response: Thank you for your comment. You are correct. This can happen when you sit down if you are not sitting up straight. Crissy from KY

  • Posted: November, 2007
rating Size: 44dd

I've had a super hard time finding a bra that is comfortable and supportive. I finally found it in this!! The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is the sheer part is not stretchy. mliss from Montana
  • Posted: October, 2007
rating Size: 44DD

I've been wearing this bra for some 4 years or so. I find it to be tremendously comfortable, in fact the best that I've found to date. The only reason that I give it 4 stars is that the fabric covering the wire could be heavier. Eventually the wire will poke through. Or maybe the wire needs to be longer/better fit. Still, highly recommend. Debra Debra from Lubec, Maine
  • Posted: July, 2007
rating Size: 38G

There is very little adjustment of the straps possible on this bra so if you're not very tall (I'm 5'4"), the straps are extremely long, making it impossible to wear this bra.

Aviana Response: All Aviana straps are designed to be shortened without any sewing.

Step 1: Identify the slider. Thats a wide metal piece that has 2 oblong holes through which the strap slides. Pull the strap up from the middle of the slider making a loop, then move the strap through the top hole of the slider past the wide part of the strap. It may be a little difficult to move the seam of the wide part through the top of the slider. This is OK.

Step 2: Put the slider wherever you want on the strap. If you are very short-waisted, put it all the way in the front. Do not attempt to move the strap through the bottom hold of the slider until you have the top where you want it.

Step 3: Pull the strap through the bottom half of the slider. Leave a small loop of strap at the top of the slider so you will be able to easily move it when you try it on. Once it is correctly placed, pull the strap flat in the slider. Clare from VA

  • Posted: July, 2007
rating Size: 38G

I find the bra material to roll at the bottom of the cup. I've tried the 40G and the 38H and they both do this. It also sticks out from the breast bone when I sit down. Seeing this I order the next size up and it still does it. The straps are comfortable.

HerRoom Response: All your symptoms sound like your cup size is too small - not your band size. If you see rolling on the sides and your center panel is leaning forward, your bra is not resting under your breasts correctly. I also bet you are rather short in stature. Try the 38H.

Aviana Response: This may not be your bra. If you want to give Aviana another shot, try the 2353 38H or 36I. This bra won't roll unless it's sized wrong. We appreciate your trying our styles. Christie Webb, Aviana Shari from Martinsburg, WV

  • Posted: July, 2007
rating Size: 36G

Sexy and supportive. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Posted: April, 2007
rating Size: 38DDD

It's comfortable, good support and lifts Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Posted: May, 2007
rating Size: 42DD

Fits Great and looks good! Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Posted: April, 2007
rating Size: 34g

If you have narrow shoulders you will find the straps are set too wide apart and too long. Since I've already worn it, I can't return, but I will have to spend $$ to have 2 inches taken off the strap length. candy from wichita, ks
  • Posted: March, 2007
rating Size: 46DDD

A nice looking bra, but the underwire rubbed my arm where it ended under my armpit. Then I sat down and saw a large "V" sticking out from my chest because the underwire did not lay flat against my chest. Can't wear a bra that makes me looked deformed when I'm sitting down! The worst thing is that I took off the tags and put on perfume, thinking I could put up with the underarm rubbing...it was in the car 15 minutes later when I saw what it did when I was sitting. Now I can't even return it.

HerRoom Response: All your symptoms point to you not being in the right size bra. It sounds like your cup size is too small. This is why the center wires are poking forward, and you are catching the wire at your underarm.

Heather from Albany, OR
  • Posted: March, 2007
rating Size: 36DD

I love that satin bra Lucian from salina ks 67401
  • Posted: March, 2006
rating Size: 42G

What I like about this bra is the comfortable straps, but I found the underwire to be a bit flimsy and does not lay completely on the breast bone. I found this bra to be a comfortable one to sleep in, but the overall support is lacking. The lace gives a sexy appearance to this bra, but due to its thinness, it began to rip after a couple of wearings. I'd suggest this bra if you're looking for light to medium support. Terry from Hawthorne/Florida/USA
  • Posted: March, 2006
rating Size: 42G

I'm finding this bra pretty comfortable, although the middle seam between the breasts pops forward and won't stay on the breast bone. But considering the number of bras that haven't worked at all for me, I'm grateful this one is comfy and gives a decent shape.

HerRoom Response: When the center panel does not rest on your sternum, this is a symptom of your cup size being too small. Also, keep in mind that this is a minimizer bra. Therefore this is the one bra style where if the center panel is not resting between your breasts, it is okay.

Sarah from Sonoma, CA
  • Posted: January, 2006
rating Size: 34DDD

Although this bra looks very pretty, and I had high hopes, it offered little to no support.

Aviana Response: This bra is extremely supportive, and without any other information, I wonder if you could have needed a smaller band size in this particular style. Next time, try the 32G or 32H. They may work better for you! - Christie Webb, Aviana Kim from MA

  • Posted: January, 2006
rating Size: 36H

How wonderful to find a bra that actually fits and is comfortable! Patsy from Accord, NY
  • Posted: December, 2005
rating Size: 44DD

Very comfortable bra--the most comfortable and supportive I've ever had. I am going to stock up! Also very pretty bra. mollymag from usa
  • Posted: December, 2005
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