Front close soft-cup bras are a mainstay of sports bras as well as some longline bras, sleep and leisure bras, nursing bras and post-surgery bras. Soft cup bras have no underwire, making them more comfortable for some women. They can also be supportive thanks to advances in high-tech fabrics and construction.
The front close bras can range from one single slide-and-snap to as many as ten or so hooks. Sports bras and longline bras typically have many fasteners. Soft cup front-close bras offer additional support and versatility because of the many back styles--racerback, convertible straps, and leotard backs, which smooth back fat, can improve posture and are very comfortable.