Unlike others I don't have trouble with hook snapping but do find stitching at hook comes undone after a few months of wear. (perhaps this is what is meant?) Have been buying this brand and type for over 4 years and learnt to double stitch the material at the hook, before wearing. Saves on the embarresment of my bra coming adrift while out in public! Most of my bras have lasted near to 3 years before being replaced. Much prettier than the usual front opening bras and a lot easier to do up than the 5 + tiny hook system , especially when down to the use of one hand. Well sewn and best of all, sit nicely over the breast not with the sewing ending with a point like some do - a pointy tee-shirt is not a good look!! Love the different colours available , instead of boring white and black and the material is very soft. They wash really well in a machine on delicate and in a bag or a pillow case. This stops the tangling, stretching and the clips getting broken . I love this product and recommend them to anyone, regardless of age or size, that likes pretty underwear.