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We currently offer 2 options for 28 bands*: Harper (C-H) and Sierra (C-G). *This fall we are releasing an updated version of Harper with a shorter band, and recycled lace. We will offer 3 new styles in 28 bands by March 2024. Yara FlexWire Unpadded Lift Bra Size range: 28-42, DD-J Cup Description: very light, …

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Loose Skin People who’ve had weight loss, seniors, and people with certain medical conditions tend to have loose skin. People with looser skin usually find coverage lacking in the back or in the underarm area.   Bra solution: We recommend the Soft Sculpt line. All three Soft Sculpt styles offer a lot of coverage and will …

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People with small band big bust have a unique set of challenges when shopping for bras. Our customers often complain that finding a small band large cup bras are difficult, and the options tend to be too modest and conservative in design. We’ve rounded up some of our best bras for this size range. This …

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Most bras in North America are t-shirt bras. T-shirt bras are also known as molded bras or smooth cup bras. They are made from foam. Imagine dipping your fingertip in hot wax, and the hot wax cools into a little cup – that’s pretty much how t-shirt bras are made. T-shirt bras are great at …

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Sidney was created as a smooth, upgraded version of Zoe. Here’s how they compare: Band Zoe’s band is taller and tends to roll up. We fixed this issue with Sidney. The shorter band and arched bridge (front-center portion of band) prevent rolling. Band Zoe’s band is taller and tends to roll up. We fixed this …

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We currently offer 4 core underwear product lines. 1. Soft Contour Fabric:69% modal, 31% Lycra® spandex  Shaping level:5/10 (5 = smooth out lines and unevenness in the skin, but won’t make you look a size smaller. Can feel light compression.)  Pros:Modal is a plant-based fiber (made from birch tree pulp). It’s natural, breathable, and cool …

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In this article, we will review and compare 8 different bra size calculators. They vary a great deal in the information they gather and the algorithm they use to suggest a size. We will explore these differences, with a goal of understanding the factors that go into estimating your bra size. For convenience of discussion, …

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Underwire Salma and Quinn share the same underwire. It’s wide and flat at the bottom. It has a regular center gore height, and skews higher on the sides. It’s softer on smaller sizes, and more rigid on bigger sizes. Salma and Quinn have the same underwire Inside Salma’s cup Material Salma’s cups are made from a soft lace …

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We get a lot of questions about our bras’ support level. From the most lifted, round, centered, contained, locked ’n loaded… to the least. As with a lot of bra-things, the answer is more an art than a science. We asked two fitting models to try on Understance bras and rank them by support level. …

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What is it? Who has it? How can I prevent it? Chafing is a skin irritation caused by friction that happens when rubbing skin on skin or skin on fabric. Factors such as humidity and sweat increase this friction. Chafing can also be caused by wearing tight, restrictive clothing in the heat. Dispelling Misconceptions: “Only …

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