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