Freya Response: Kim, most Freya bras will feature a long diagonal seam across the cup. This is to continue a round silhouette extended from the underarm to the center gore of the bra and give definition that will keep you from looking “compressed”. Often these seams are only visible when worn under a single layer of clothing in a lighter color or lighter fabric, so it is best to experiment. Also consider that the scratchy fabrication will soften with a couple washes and wears and that the rigidity of the fabric provides the optimum shaping. Thanks for trying Freya!