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All about Bras
Parts of a bra
Made for You
The way a bra is cut, assembled and sewn has a big impact on how it fits your unique shape. In this section we'll dissect each part that goes into a bra and explain its function and how it affects your bra fit.
MULTI-PART CUPS – ALSO CALLED "CUT & SEW CUPS" AND "SEAMED CUPS" – HAVE SEAMS.
There are several seamed cup variations.
Horizontal seams - This seam design tends to give a more projected and slightly conical shape to the cup.
Vertical center seams - More commonly found in demi or balconette cup shapes, the vertical center seam is very supportive and gives an uplifting effect to the breasts.
Transversal seams - This seam type is arched or curved in shape, and thus gives a more rounded shape to the breast tissue while also being very supportive.
Angled Seams - This seam type provides support, centering and lift to the breasts. And the angled design (generally starting low in the center and getting higher at the sides) also gives a very flattering appearance.
More on Support Panels/Slings:
Women with a C cup size and larger can benefit from a bra with support panels or slings – especially if their breasts are pendulous, are large or fall to the sides. In these cases especially, panels can lift, center and support the breasts for a better shape and profile.