What’s the difference between the stiff molded cup and the soft molded cup? And which one should you choose?
I made a quick video explaining the differences. But, if you’re crunched for time or are unable to watch the video at the moment, continue reading below.
Let’s start with the soft molded cups:
Soft molded cups feel and behave like the inserts that you would get from a ready-to-wear bikini or sports bra. They can deform and fold over, then spring back to shape without any indication of deformation.
In contrast, stiff molded cups feel as if your soft molded cups were completely dipped in starch. If you fold them over or deform them, the stiff molded cups will maintain that deformation.
So, when would you use a soft molded cup and when would you use a stiff molded cup?
I often recommend that women within sizes AA up until C use the soft molded cups. The soft molded cups conform more naturally to the body in comparison to the stiff molded cups. So whether you’re a bikini, figure, physique or bodybuilding competitor and you’re going through your side poses, the soft molded cups will adhere to your body much more naturally than a stiff molded cup. Essentially the cup will not gape away from your body throughout your side poses.
For women who are sizes C and up, whether natural or augmented, I do recommend the stiff molded cups. Stiff molded cups provide a lot of support without having to add any auxiliary means of support such as a wider band or underwire. (Note: these cups are not made for underwire use)
Of course, if you just need an insert for your regular triangle bikini top, then your soft molded cups would be best to use. I hope this answers your questions! But, if you have anymore follow up questions, please feel free to put them in the comments below 🙂
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