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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.
THE WINGS, OR THE SIDES AND BACKS OF YOUR BRA, PLAY A MAJOR ROLE IN GIVING YOU SUPPORT AND PREVENTING UNWANTED BULGE.
When looking at an unhooked back closure bra, you can see that on each side of your cups, there is a piece of fabric is sewn on that has the hook & eye back closure system at its end. Many refer to these two pieces as bra wings. It makes sense when you know that many times, a bra does not have a side seam, so this fabric piece incorporates the side and back of a bra.
DO YOU WANT TO KNOW IF YOUR BRA IS MADE WITH QUALITY FABRIC THAT WILL LAST A LONG TIME?
Do the stretch test. Simply stretch your wings. An inferior fabric that is somewhat flimsy and overly stretchy fatigues quickly. This fabric won’t be very supportive and will stretch out after just a few months of wear. Instead, you want the wings to have a resistant stretch.
Powernet is the best fabric to be used for a bra’s sides and back. Powernet is also the fabric used in high-end compression garments. It has a resistant stretch that will give you great support and last for many wears without becoming stretching out.
An important note here is that you should have at least three bras that you rotate – including one to wear, one to wear the next day, and one to wash. A bra should be allowed to rest for at least 24 hours before wearing again to allow the fabric to return to its original shape. This will greatly increase the life of your bras.