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.
Jill from Thurmont MD
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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