This was the first front-closure bra I ever tried. I was very skeptical about it, but was desperately trying, without luck, to find a replacement for the gel strap model I had worn for years, which was no longer available. I took this and one other, not very comfortable, bra with me for a 3+ week trip to Europe, but avoided wearing this because I was fearful that the front clasp would let go under the pressure of a backpack, bike rides, etc.
I tore my rotator cuff while traveling, and this bra was a godsend! Not only could I put it on without assistance, but it was comfortable, supportive, looked and felt good, and I didn't have to keep tugging the straps back into place! I promptly ordered 2 more, and have been very satisfied.
This year the underwires began popping loose within their channels....didn't fully pull out, but were uncomfortable. Since I was unable to correct it with my own needle and thread, I just replaced them. But the were still in great shape, not stretched out or anything.
Is this the right bra for you? You won't know unless you try it. I'm so glad I took a chance!