The debate is has continued for eons and probably will for eons more. On one side, underwires create definition but at what cost? If incorrectly fitted they can be extremely uncomfortable (and a downright pain!) It is even debated as to whether they can contribute to breast cancer?
Fans of non-underwires make the decision fora more natural appearance to the breast with a greater comfort level for the wearer.
The choice is yours. Maybe non-underwire for casual times and underwear for more formal occasions?
Do your research to see what options are best for your particular body type.
Notice how the band runs completely around the bottom of the Full Band Bra, from hook and eye closure to closure without interruption. It is attached to the bottom of the cups. This type of bra can be more supportive and is generally favored by larger breasted women. One of the main complaints about this style is that it tends to “roll up” under the cups, especially if you are short – waisted.
or… PARTIAL BAND STYLE
The band on the Partial Band Bra is just that. It runs from the hook and eye closures to the outer sides of the cups. It DOES NOT run under the cups, as does the Full Band Style. The two cups are joined with one of many styles of bridge pieces. This style works well for smaller breasted women who do not need a great amount of support.
Most women have never heard of the term “Sister Sizing” when it comes to bras. The concept is that several sizes all have thesame volume cup but varied size bands. Find your size on the chart below, then follow across the chart to see what your corresponding Sister Sizes are. If your bra fits fine in the cups, but you are having issues with the band, go up or down to that band size. Problem solved.
It’s been said millions of times but is still worth repeating and even more worth following! Whether it’s inches or centimeters, a fraction of an inch can make the difference between a good and a bad sewing pattern.