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Aviana Satin and Lace Minimizer Bra 2457 Reviews

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rating Size: 36H

Great fit! Jennifer from Sunrise
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: September, 2018
rating Size: 38DDD

This is my third order for this bra. I feel like it gives me great support and doesn't dig into my ribs. I am short so this is usually a problem for me. The quality is there....this bra will hold up wash after wash. Please keep it in stock . Thanks! Carole
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: May, 2018
rating Size: 34H

This is a nice bra, but unfortunately it doesn’t fit me well. The straps are set too wide and causes the cups to come up too high under my arms. I’m short and I have large, heavy breasts so I need the straps to be a little bit centered to my breasts to get the support I need.

Aviana Response: Since you’re short, I know it’s difficult to find the right fit for your body type. Consider trying Aviana Underwire Embroidered Bra 2456. It has a smaller profile and will not come up as high at your underarm. You may also want to try a softcup, such as our Aviana Softcup Minimizer Bra 2357. The wide foam sling in the cup is much more supportive and comfortable and will definitely hold you up. Give us another try! Beth

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: February, 2018
rating Size: 40H

Definitely not a minimizer. Disappointed because I need a black bra.

Aviana Response: This bra provides a nice round shape that minimizes projection at the apex of the breast. It is not intended to be a full cup minimizer. Savannah

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: February, 2018
rating Size: 42DD

This bra fit better than any I have purchased in many years. My only issue is that it is a little uncomfortable where the hooks are in the back. Jackie from Baltimore, MD
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 70s
  • Posted: February, 2018
rating Size: 46H

Not suited for larger bust. Flimsy construction.

Aviana Response: It's possible that you are in the incorrect size, we suggest checking out HerRoom's Bra Fitting Center to find your perfect size. This style is a lower profile and may not be suited for you body type, consider trying Aviana Floral Underwire Bra 2453 which offers more support and is a slightly larger profile. We hope this helps! Amy from Eastvale,CA

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: October, 2017
rating Size: 36G

Since my normal style by Wacoal was discontinued, I've been looking for a replacement that fits comfortably. This style is the closest so far, but still has issues. The bottom band, although minimal, has a tendency to roll up slightly. I'm not crazy about the lines across the top showing through with certain tops. The bottom line is if I don't feel the bra once it's on and with movement, then it's a success. This bra is a success, but I will still keep looking for that perfect bra like my old one that was discontinued. Paula from Cleveland, Ohio
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: August, 2017
rating Size: 46H

Purchased this bra in JUNE. Didn't wear this bra until August. First time wearing this bra it ripped at the lace.

Aviana Response: Please remember that lace bras are very delicate and must be handled with extreme care. That goes for both hand washing and how you put the garment on your body. If you have fingernails, you must be particularly careful not to poke your nail through the garment or pull on the lace cup. Always lean forward when positioning your breast within the cup and never pull on the neckline. Instead, lift the garment at the shoulder strap and reach inside the cup to make your adjustments. Valerie from 21703

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: August, 2017
rating Size: 44G

First of all I was very happy to find this site,I had no idea these kind of bra's existed for short people w/ large breasts. Short people don't always come with small bodies and small breasts. My height is 4'10. I have large breasts with a short torso. I have had a hard time finding bra's that fit. especially ones with underwire. This one didn't poke under my arms, so I was very excited but it did poke out in middle especially when I sit. So I really can't wear it with anything but really baggy shirts or sweat shirts. and I only dare wear it around the house , never to work or out with friends. and the underneath wire rubs and hurts, and slightly turns up. but honestly I like it, its soft, and with all of those flaws I still love that it doesn't poke under my arms. I had ordered a couple more bra's that were on back order, they are both not the same, so I am hoping that they are better. But I want to thank Herroom for even having these options for "Us" girls. I am glad I found you, but sad I didn't find you sooner. .anyone have any ideas? or suggestions? G6 from UTAH
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: June, 2017
rating Size: 44G

I had no idea this kind of bra's existed for short people w/ large breasts. Short people don't always come with small bodies and small breasts. My height is 4'10. I have large breasts with a short torso. I have had a hard time finding bra's that fit. This one didn't poke underarms, but did poke out in middle when I sit, underneath wire rubs and hurts, but I like it, its soft, ideas? suggestions? CG66 from UTAH
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: June, 2017
rating Size: 38H

Finally! A bra that makes me forget I'm wearing one! I've been searching for a bra that's comfortable, supportive, and that actually fits, for years. Don't let the "minimizer" label stop you. The cups don't flatten me out, or push the girls into weird positions. The cups DO look really big, but it's because they are made and positioned in such a way that they fall further back under the arms. It freaked me out at first ("I can't be THAT big!") but is really comfortable, and creates a really nice, natural silhouette. The straps don't dig into, or slip off of my shoulders, and the underwire doesn't dig in either. Fabulous! I'm investing in another one soon. Susan from Arizona, USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: June, 2017
rating Size: 42DD

Quality and service are awsome Mildred from San Juan, Perto Rico
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: April, 2017
rating Size: 44G

I have worn this Aviana Minimizer bra with underwire for over 25 years. This bra fits better than any bra I have ever worn and is very comfortable. I am big busted so it is important to me to have a bra that not only fits, but holds me up. This bra really does make my breasts look smaller, if only a little bit. I do have to have the straps sewn in place so they don't move, Claudia from Caldwell
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: April, 2017
rating Size: 36G

It's very comfortable and holds everything together while also being very pretty. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Posted: April, 2017
rating Size: 34G

Comfortable fit Julie from Cardiff, CA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: August, 2016
rating Size: 42H

This bra is definitely not a minimizer bra. This bra pushed my boobs way up to my chin, very uncomfortable and the wire underwire made my breast hurt and the wire sticks out right in the middle of the bra so you can see something sticking from your shirts or blouses.

HerRoom Response: We are sorry to hear that this bra did not work for you. We suggest checking out our Bra Fitting Center to find your perfect size in this bra. rona from 21213

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: May, 2016
rating Size: 34H

I don't usually wear an underwire so maybe I'm just not used to the pain involved....this bra looks great and supports but it cuts into my ribcage. I will have to use it just for going out to dinner or when it will only be worn for a few hours. It's definitely not an all day work bra! Rachel from CoeurdAlene Idaho
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: April, 2016
rating Size: 36DD

The fit is great, underwire does not poke me under the arm. I don't like the seams in the cup however because they show through t-shirts. Janis from United States
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: April, 2016
rating Size: 38H

I have worn this bra for five years now. Amazing how it's held up!! Pros: good minimizing effect. Yes, some have commented on the "spread" to the sides - but if you want to minimize, the breast tissue has got to go outward! That's why it's so difficult to get a great minimizer in the larger cup sizes. So this one fits the bill. Cons: The wire does gather at the middle and this means that it often pokes out at an awkward angle right in the center. I think this could be solved by pushing the wires outward and putting a stay stitch in the middle - but really this is the way the bra is designed, so I only wear it with things where this will not show. I really wish that this were a good tee shirt bra - it's not. I still think this bra is a great value, and it has served me well. I will purchase it again, as I continue my search for an affordable minimizer that will work under ALL my tops. Mae from Portland OR
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: November, 2015
rating Size: 40DDD

Love this bra! It's beautiful, comfortable, sexy and fits perfectly. Kim from Gillette, WY
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: July, 2015
rating Size: 40D

I was so looking forward to receiving this bra, but was very disappointed when it arrived. I could not believe how small it was! I've worn the same size bra my entire adult life and couldn't believe the inferior quality of this bra. It was very rigid and uncomfortable. Jana from Laguna Niguel, CA. USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: May, 2015
rating Size: 36D

Pretty bra. For me the straps were an issue. On the shortest setting, they were still not short enough. Also, I found the back fabric to be a bit flimsy and lacking in support. I still wear it as part of my "bra rotation" on days when good support will not be a problem. Polly from Boston, MA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: May, 2015
rating Size: 36E

It is very comfortable. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Posted: April, 2015
rating Size: 36H

I love love love this. I never thought I would find such good fit and comfort, but this bra gives both! Jamila from Naugatuck, CT
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: March, 2015
rating Size: 34G

Great bra! Dianne from West Palm Beach
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: February, 2015
rating Size: 40H

This bra was a little big for me. Chris from Carlsbad
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: October, 2014
rating Size: 38H

So far So good. I just got this bra and so far it's wonderful. The straps are wider set than I'm used to but they're not moving or trying to fall off my shoulders. The wires really are soft and a bit bendy. I think that's why they're not poking me even though they end up going to my armpits.The shape is good. In other bras I feel like I have to move around my boobs that eventually migrate to live under my arms. In this one they stay put and aren't in the way when I'm working. Amanda from Washington
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: August, 2014
rating Size: 38D

I love the bra. A bit expensive, but great fit. Katharine from St. Cloud
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: May, 2014
rating Size: 44DD

Very comfortable and supportive! Carmen from Michigan
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: May, 2014
rating Size: 40D

Light weight and surprisingly minimizes significantly S. H. from Los Angeles
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: January, 2014
rating Size: 36DD

Love it. Very comfortable! Serina from Tacoma, wa
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: December, 2013
rating Size: 38H

Great fitting bra and the under-wire fits perfectly. Being under 5 feet tall, there is not enough adjustment in the straps so I have had to shorten the straps 2 inches. Chris from Gardena, CA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: November, 2013
rating Size: 42D

I think I finally found a bra that I like!! (I only tried on; haven't worn yet, BUT) The underwire didn't poke under my armpits like most underwire bras--Anyone who is short, knows what I mean--My only suggestion would be--can you please make in C" cup? I got the D, and it seems a teeny bit big in the cup, but I have an excellent seamstress who will take it in a bit. It's not HerRoom's fault--I'm between a C and D cup. But I think this just may be my new fav bra! SK from NY
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: July, 2013
rating Size: 34DDD

very comfortable with great coverage. Nice to find a site that has pretty bras and nice colors in a hard to find size. HR is my new shopping place for bras. Better selection than department stores. C.baby from NC
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: July, 2013
rating Size: 40H

This bra is great. I usually have lots of trouble with proper fit, but this one provides great coverage and support for my full breast and the straps are perfect for comfort. I have ordered 2 more. I think I've finally found my perfect bra. I highly recommend this one. Queen Lady L from New Orleans, LA USA
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: June, 2013
rating Size: 34DD

Beautiful bra that is comfortable and fits well. I love your selection of sizes--it's great! Thanks also for showing customers how to measure correctly for the right size bra; to think that for so long I've gotten the wrong size! JD from AZ
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: May, 2013
rating Size: 34G

Pretty and Comfortable. Good separation for my girls. Gotta be careful under T-shirts as there is raised embroidery but I have other bras for T-shirts. Very satisfied, thank you. Mary Lynn from New York
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: May, 2013
rating Size: 36H

Really like this because it provides much needed support with a nice style. Wide straps and 4-column closure should be manditory for F+ sizes. Liz from Plymouth, MI US
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: April, 2013
rating Size: 40C

I love the wide, stay put, cushioned straps. Nothing more annoying than straps always falling off your shoulders. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2013
rating Size: 36DD

This is the only bra that does not poke me in the underarms. The wires are placed wide enough that the sides of my breasts are not cutoff by the wire. This minimizer does not flatten. It is very supportive. Robin from Sacramento, CA. USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: April, 2013
rating Size: 38H

Fit well, good coverage Fran from Ohio
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: February, 2013
rating Size: 40DD

The fit is fantastic. And very comfortable. I plan on ordering this product again. Nancy from Casper/WY/USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 70s
  • Posted: January, 2013
rating Size: 44DD

This one is excellent - fits very well and is comfortable and flattering. Love it! Jan from San Rafael, Ca, US
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: January, 2013
rating Size: 34D

The bra fit perfectly and it is very comfortable!! Jean
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 80s and above
  • Posted: December, 2012
rating Size: 44D

Best bra I have ever worn! Gail from Merritt Island, Fl, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: August, 2012
rating Size: 44D

The best fitting bra I ever wore Gail from Merritt Island, Fl, Us
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: July, 2012
rating Size: 34DDD

Fits very comfortably. Received shipment quickly. Eva
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: July, 2012
rating Size: 34DDD

I was fitted for this bra at a boutique and I'm ordering another one in blush. I love that the wires are shorter under the armpits. I sit at a computer for work and I'm short so my main issue with some bras is the wire poking my underarms. Not a problem with this bra. Lovely fit and it has lasted several months. VA from California
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: June, 2012
rating Size: 36C

the full figure hold ya up Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2012
rating Size: 38C

Gotta have some lace Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2012
rating Size: 40H

Good fit Sandi from Bronx,NY
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: December, 2011
rating Size: 36D

This bra lifts and gives a youthful look, but it doesn't minimize as much as I would have liked. It looks good under medium to heavier clothes. Under very clingy light fabrics, it could make large busts look more voluptuous. Eva from CP, WA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: November, 2011
rating Size: 36H

This bra seemed OK when I tried it on, though couldn't tell that it minimized. By the end of the day I was pooching over the top. If it attempts to minimize by having a smaller cup, I don't see how that would work for anyone.

Aviana Response:The rounded shape of the cup is what creates the minimization. It does not reduce the amount of breast tissue – merely reshapes it. IF you pooch over the top of the bra, you need a larger cup size. In the larger size, the minimization effect will be noticeable, and you will appear less projected. Aviana bras follow US standard sizing – and may not translate to the sizes by other manufacturers. Unfortunately, the 2457 is not yet offered in I cup. I believe this is what you need to achieve the look you desire. Vanessa from Claremore, OK

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: October, 2011
rating Size: 34D

Love it. I'll order more. What other choice or color ? marla from Longmont, Colorado
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: August, 2011
rating Size: 44DD

Amazed at how cheap and flimsy this bra is. It feels more like something from a big discount store rather than a boutique. And given the price, it's even more surprising. I sent it back. Julia
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: August, 2011
rating Size: 42H

This is the best minimizer and most comfortable bra I have ever, every worn! Claudia from Caldwell/State/USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: August, 2011
rating Size: 40DDD

Love the fit and comfort. Support is great! Anne from Rancho Cucamonga, Ca
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: July, 2011
rating Size: 36D

Nice shaping, nice minimizing. Only drawback--the undercup elastic runs across the front under the cups, which irritates skin in hot weather. Hanna from Brooklyn NY USA
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: July, 2011
rating Size: 34H

Any other bra I have bought in an H fits, but with this, the band was perfect but the cup was too small. I took a look at the Aviana 2357 as suggested, but they don't come in a 34, nor do they have underwire. I don't understand why they wouldn't make the bigger sizes with the same features. I would have bought a bunch of these if they made them in bigger sizes! I gave it a three star because it is a great bra... if its fits properly.

AViana Response: Yes, it sounds like you need a 34I in the 2457. It is sometimes difficult to know where to stop a size range and to determine what sizes will sell enough bras to be profitable. Aviana learns from their customers and when they tell them they need higher cups in a certain style, as you just have. They appreciate the feedback they receive from customers, and they will get to work in making more sizes! By the way - making a higher cup size isn't as easy as it may seem. It doesn't just get geometrically bigger everywhere, as it takes a great deal of work from designers to insure that the larger cup fits as it should. StillLooking

  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: June, 2011
rating Size: 34DD

very comfortable and fits perfectly Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Posted: June, 2011
rating Size: 34H

Cup size too small. B.Jones from arkport, new york
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: May, 2011
rating Size: 38G

This bra is super comfortable and its actually quite sexy! My hubby loves it and I would def recommend this bra to friends! Bonnie B. from Wintersville/Oh/USA
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: April, 2011
rating Size: 42G

It fits well and is very comfortable. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2011
rating Size: 32G

I have 3 of them and they fit so well and support me as much as I need. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Posted: April, 2011
rating Size: 38D

Best shapin and lift! Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2011
rating Size: 38D

Best lift and shaping ever! Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2011
rating Size: 38G

I love this bra. For me, it provides the right amount of support & minimizing with a great shape. JMS
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: February, 2011
rating Size: 34DDD

My wife is one of the pickiest people I know, but she was EXTREMELY satisfied with your product. husband from Houston/TX/USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: January, 2011
rating Size: 38H

I went down a band size and up a cup size and still the underwire pops forward.

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! Bunny

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 70s
  • Posted: December, 2010
rating Size: 34H

Finally, a bra I feel I don't have to return. May even order the other color. I haven't given the bra a trial run yet because I just got it, but so far so good. I tired it on and it fits my large cup sized-breast well. My only complaint is I wish it were available in a 32H and that it only had to two hooks. EJ from Las Vegas,NV
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: July, 2010
rating Size: 36DD

fits perfectly, comfortable, supportive. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2010
rating Size: 44dd

Very pretty bra and I thought well constructed, but it dosen't have enough support for my size. I do have large heavy breasts and they look saggy in this bra. I was sorry it didn't work well for me.

Aviana Response: 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

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: December, 2009
rating Size: 36G

The straps are set too wide set for a bra in this size. Heavy breasts sink toward the middle and are not held in place, puffing over the top in the middle. Will never buy this style again

HerRoom Response: Thank you for your feedback. Your comment has been forwarded to Aviana.

Aviana Response: 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

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: September, 2009
rating Size: 38G

This was a beautiful bra. However, because I am between sizes, it was too big. As a result, I have returned it. Would probably order this product again in a different size at a later date. The fit though was very comfortable. caroline from los angeles, ca
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: July, 2009
rating Size: 36H

The cup size fit. The bra doesn't provide good support and "flimsy". The wire pokes out between the breasts & can be seen under shirts. I do not like this bra. Crystal from Anchorage, Alaska
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: June, 2009
rating Size: 34DD

Excellent support for home-grown mature breasts on a narrow ribcage. I love the comfort and lift while not looking like I'm carrying around a pair of melons. Structure nicely takes most of the weight off the shoulders. The seaming and lace at the top of the cup are probably not smooth enough to wear under a light solid color knit shirt. Under print knits the bra is fine. Hard to remember when the girls last stood up like this. Connie from Orlando, FL, USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: June, 2009
rating Size: 34H

This is just about the best bra I've owned since my "augmentation" from nursing! I used to be a 34 C! It has taken me ten years to figure out that there is such a thing as an 'H' cup. Onward. The bra is comfortable, the under wires fit perfectly, do not dig into my armpits. The degree of minimization is just right - one would not know they were wearing a 'minimizer' except for the ease of fitting big boobs into a size 12 dress. Straps are supportive and do not fall off my shoulders!! I am very narrow through the rib cage, and shoulders - most straps fall down and many bands in my cup size do not fit. Not so with this bra. Only two minor comments for potential buyers to think about. For me, the band size seems a bit on the snug side AND: this is not a tee shirt bra! Nor does it pretend to be. I really wish I could find something this good to wear under tee shirts! I have been searching for something in my size - cannot seem to find anything in AVIANA. Still this bra works so well on all other fronts that I bought three more! Very nice bra. Delia Britton from Toronto Ontario
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: April, 2009
rating Size: 38d

I love this bra freddie from columbus, ga
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: April, 2009
rating Size: 40h

Extremely uncomfortable and flimsy. Since it protrudes in the front, it does not minimize at all. I would not recommend this bra to any person larger than a D cup. Martha from Lawrence, KS
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: March, 2009
rating Size: 42G

I really didn't like this bra. It had no support, and simply didn't fit well. The shape seems to rely on the ability of the breast to hold up the cup -- not a good thing in this size. Sadly, I had forgotten that I had tried this bra before, a couple of years ago, and really didn't like it then! It's possible that it could work for a 20-something in a smaller size... but then, why would she want a 'minimizer"? Karenlee from Springfield, OR
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: February, 2009
rating Size: 42G

The size is right on me so I'm not falling out, and the wires don't dig into me anywhere, but the middle doesn't lay flat against my chest so you can tell that it's poking out farther from my breasts. Not bad of a bra but I wouldn't buy it again. Becky from oklahoma
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: February, 2009
rating Size: 34D

I think it is pretty and if I needed a minimizer...I would buy this one. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Posted: February, 2009
rating Size: 36DDD

This bra fits well. The wires are comfortable and do not poke or dig into me. My shirts and blouses fit better than ever. D. from Southeast, North Carolina, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: January, 2009
rating Size: 34H

I ordered 2 different bras. This one was not the same rib cage measurement as the other bra. (Even though they are both the exact same size) I love the other bra but this one is not as comfortable. Sharon from Aurora, Colorado USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: November, 2008
rating Size: 36G

My mother ordered this bra in 38G for me last year and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I have since lost 25 pounds and am back to my original size of 36G, so I decided to order another one. This bra is great for minimizing and lifting so that I can fit well into certain tops that I would otherwise be unable to wear. My only complaint is that the cup is full-size, and I am rather shallow in the cup (top to bottom). This results in a little extra material, which tends to roll up. Amy from Charlotte, NC
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: November, 2008
rating Size: 38D

I am still trying to find the perfect Bra toni from smithton PA
  • Age: 70s
  • Posted: October, 2008
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
rating Size: 34G

I love the shape of this bra! It actually fits. I have had such a hard time finding my size and I was afraid to order it on the web but your size guide really helps with how different companies size different. I love it!!! Katie from Iowa
  • Posted: October, 2005
rating Size: 36DD

Very nice fitting bra. Looks good under most blouses. The satin feels good and the lace is a nice added touch. I would recommend the bra to women with heavier breasts like mine as it has good support. Tela from Lenexa/KS/USA
  • Posted: October, 2005
rating Size: 36DDD

I need support and comfort and this bra provides both.I really like the comfort straps.I also wear Wacoal Minimizers which are also good on comfort, but this particular bra fits better under button front shirts with no protruding. I will definitly repurchase. shari from Long Island,NY
  • Posted: February, 2005
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