Not all the support comes from the bottom band, but it is about 80-90% of the support, the other 20% coming from the straps. Think of it as the solid foundation. All the other features of the bra, side stabilizers and straps, connect to the bottom band. The band supports the fibrous tissue that attaches the breast tissue to the chest wall, and minimizes the damage to these ligaments that can lead to "sagging" breast tissue.
Also, a snug bottom band can help eliminate the risk of chafing which is also important for any workout!
So, it doesn't do all the work, but the band definitely does most of the heavy lifting with the straps playing a strong supporting role.
I don't understand this. I've read several posts that say all the support comes from the band. That makes no sense. The band goes underneath. How is the fat and flab that goes with huge boobs above the band going to be supported from underneath when the band lays flat against your skin underneath it? I need support from above (the straps) and sides, not from below. Yes, the band must fit well, but if the straps don't hold me up, and the sides don't hold me in, then the band fit is a moot point; it's not a good supportive bra. RIght?
Edited by: LMB-ESQ at: 8/10/2012 (07:53)
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