Bra overview notes

Cups

Vertical 

  • 2 piece

Horizontal

  • 2 piece
  • 3 piece split lower cup 
  • 3 piece with seamed in power bar (4-piece) 

Diagonal

  • 2 piece
  • 3 piece split lower cup
  • 3 piece with seamed in power bar (4-piece) 
  • Lace upper piece

Darted

  • Lace straight across
  • Self strap

Bridge/cradle

Separate 

  • Seam under cups

Partial band

  • Underwire channeling allowance moves to cup

Gothic arch

  • Slimmer cradle in front 

Straps

1/2”

  • Attach to cup with ring
  • Attach to cup directly

3/4” 

  • Attached to self strap with ring 

Fold over elastic 

  • Join to ring attached to regular strap (black beauty)

Back band

Butterfly

  • Straps sewn on top of curve

Regular straight 

  • Straps sewn into seam
  • Straps sewn down to bottom of band

Closed 

  • Front open

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