Striped Watson - Slighter heavier Medium weight Knit with FIRM powernet through out. Fabric has the recommended 75% stretch. Brief pattern from Bare Essentials.
Red Watson - Medium weight Knit with doubled fashion fabric - NO powernet. Fabric has the recommended 75% stretch. Brief pattern from Bare Essentials w/ modifications.
Blue Watson - Medium weight Ribbed knit with LIGHT powernet throughout. Fabric has the recommended 75% stretch. Bikini pattern from Watson Kit.
Power nets - Light has about 100% stretch, Medium about 50% and Firm about 30%
While both the Red and the Blue Watson were comfy around the band, the cups from Blue Watson fit better. It provided more coverage and moved with the body better. The Red Watson was a close second with the cups ever so slightly too small. Time will tell how the Red Watson holds up as without the powernet, will likely loose its elasticity quickly.
Here's the reason why:
Those are fine threads of lycra/elastic coming apart at the seams of the LIGHT Powernet from my first Watson (LIGHT powernet in cups, MEDIUM powernet in band with Knit Terry fabric) I've worn it twice, washed once. Its possible the LIGHT powernet simply cannot support the weight of larger cups. No matter, its super comfy and I will likely continue to wear it until it falls apart. Given I will likely only wear my Watson's at home AND the fraying is on the inside, no one can tell.
Woo! And now I have a few matching sets for lounging around in this 100+ degree weather!