The center wires don't come anywhere near my sternum, and the center part is too high by several inches. From the photo, I had no idea that the bra is so high in the center. If I keep my back as stiff as a poker all the time, perhaps the center wires wouldn't protrude, but that is hardly realistic. With any movement at all, the wires protrude in the front (very ugly) and, based on my experience, with similar bras, would ruin sweaters and other fabrics by rubbing in that spot. The bra is comfortable, pretty and, if I stand like a store manniquin, looks fine under my clothes. The bra may be OK for people taller than 5'4". I'm sending it back.
HerRoom Response: Your symptom is a sure sign that your cups size is too small. You need to go up a cup size. Also, minimizers are the only bras where the center does not have to touch the sternum. However, your situation is one where the cups are too small.
Lynne from Washington, DC
Average Height (5'4"-5'8")