HerRoom Response: If you are small in stature, a minimizer might be too much bra for you and thus poke you. We recommend you try a demi bra which has shorter wires.
HerRoom Response: Underwires can work themselves out of the casing if not washed carefully and at least put in a lingerie bag. Also, never wash a bra in hot water - the casing will shrink and cause the wire to poke out.
HerRoom Response: We contacted Chantelle about the "creaking" issue. Their Marketing Director responded that this symptom can happen with many bras - not just Chantelle. If the wire isn't placed just right in the channeling, the wire could move slighly and cause a "squeaking" sound. Chantelle also stated that they stand behind all their products. Should a customer not be satisfied with their Chantelle products because of this symptom, they would be happy to take it back.
HerRoom Response: A minimizer bra is designed to reduce breast projection. It does this by flattening your breast tissue and moving it more under your arms and towards the center. No bra can reduce your breast size; it can only manipulate your breast tissue and put it in other areas. As for your "creaking" sound. That is a new one to us. We will pass your comment on to Chantelle.