.. There WOULD be a time that underwire would not be my friend, and that time is now. The bras I bought two months ago make me feel like I cant breathe, between the band size and the underwire.. now that my belly and boobs meet when I sit. Started out a 32.. went to a 34.. now a 36 (cup size remained the same, much to DH's dismay.) I went and bought a cheapie bra from Walmart last night without underwire; I'm not spending any more money on bras that probably wont be around long anyways.