Very needed thread! I've worn underwires for many decades-my favorite sports bras have underwires-guess I'll take that stabbing chance. But, if all else fails-there is an operation availble~ A Reduction! I "lost" 2.5 #'s!! Seemed tiny afterward, but I'm still wearing a D cup, so guess that isn't true. I still have some of my old sports bras, & love them in the winter as they are thick & soft, but the regular ones work now unless I'm at a "puffy" stage. If I keep my weight down, I do ok, but man-those things just want to grow. So, be aware ladies, there can be a growth spurt there as a result of the "change".