I own two of these bras, and I've had one for two and a half years and one for just over one. I originally preferred the Panache Wired Sports Bra for its shape and style, but those bras failed me quickly and I transitioned to wearing this as my daily bra. I rotate between my two Epic bras for about 80% of my days, and they are still in perfect condition. There's no noticeable fading or stretching, and they continue to support me exceptionally well. There is a small amount of pull on the hook-and-eye closure, but the bras are still incredibly functional for the heavy use they have received. For exercise, the racerback style does improve support to an impressively bounceless level, but does become uncomfortable for longer than an hour or so.