First off, this bra is soft, soft, soft. So comfy! The fiber content is 81% nylon 19% spandex but it feels like cotton. The cups are seam-free. It's also tagless! Nothing to rub or itch. Straps are ...fairly wide and not stretchy except for the adjustable portion in the back.
This is a wire free bra that I could wear to sleep in but also would not hesitate to wear outside of the house. The cups are moulded single layer fabric with side slings that extend from the straps to the band. They provide uplift that's surprising in a wire free bra and the side support is superb. I am getting no side boob at all wearing this. The band feels firm and supportive with 4 hooks in this size.
This bra is available in sizes 32D-44G US sizing. Small band women, don't dismiss this one yet. Soma uses +5 band sizing in their size chart and the cups are fairly generous in this brand. My best current size is 34G UK and in this brand 36G is very firm fit. In this bra the 36G felt a little tight and cut into my armpits so I sister-sized up. Finding my measurements on the Soma sizing chart, it puts me in a 38DDD, so I would say for a comfortable fit follow the chart. A 27" underbust would take a 32 band, 29" a 34 band, etc.
It's currently offered in 4 colors. I preferred the Vintage Pink to the Soft Tan colorway as it's closer to a nude for my very pale skin. The other colors are Black and Mochaccino which is more of a taupe than a true brown. Maybe they'll come out with a brown in the future.
I did notice that there is very little space in the straps for adjustment. I was able to get the adjusters over the seam attaching the elastic part of the straps to the strap fronts but I would not want to push them too much farther forward. My breasts are not set particularly high on my chest so for those of you who have short torsos or are high set this one may not work for you.
I found just one other minor problem with this bra, and that is that the wide elastic tends to flip up on itself. It doesn't bind uncomfortably when it does this though.
At $44 USD, this bra delivers comfort and support at a moderate price. It's available online and in Soma stores across the USA. You can frequently find it on sale if you are willing to buy more than one. Right now the website is offering these at 2 for $59. If you are in the market for wire free give this one a try.
This is my all time favorite bra & an exceptionally pretty minimizer that miraculously worked without a weird, squashed shape, crazy cleavage or boob-pits. Soma inexplicably discontinued the bra in 2013 & as of this writing (May '16) have no plans to bring the minimizer back (the non-minimizer Sensuous lace remains). I wish I had properly measured this bra before it was worn to bits, but alas I didn't. If you have a well kept one I would appreciate the measurements to hunt down a comparable item or if you are one of the many fans of the Soma Sensuous lace 3" minimizer and found something similar please pass it forward and I will do the same.
Center full, close set, immediately projected, very short-waisted, somewhat narrow breasts....
My breasts are free from seam abrasion. This is one comfortable bra! It provides just enough support for most of my exercise habits. However, many cardio activities demand more support than this simple bra can give. The design holds breasts close to the chest and I feel comfortably supported. For my breast characteristics, this model provides significantly more support and security than the Soma Strappy Back Yoga Bra (http://bra.pe/MHLb/ )
The cups are two layers Nylon/Polyester/Elastane. Although prominent nipples will protrude, the marled fabric provides a bit of modesty. For those with sensitive nipples, the two layers reduce abrasion and and dampens sensation by 50%.
The band is too big, but I'll add a couple darts and hope I can still easily pull it over my shoulders.
This is a soft, comfortable bra, but the band is too big to lift breast tissue on my 28" underbust. So, it smooshes them close to my chest.
Having previously owned size medium, I was surprised and delighted to find the large had a wider, "wide" band. The band on this bra is so comfortable and distributes weight effortlessly.
The gore allows space for center-fullness. Overwhelmingly, this is a characteristic most wireless bras lack. Soma has hit this one "out of the ballpark"...if you wear matrix sizes.
My 30G shorties didn't fit comfortably in size medium, but are very comfortable in size large. I will shorten the band and hope for a bit of lift to add to the smoosh. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";-)" />
Seriously comfortable, easily removed (in summer sweat), wireless bra.
Gorgeous bra!!!! It is by far the softest bra I have ever worn!!! Sadly the cups are too wide for my narrow breast and it cut right into my armpit and kills me!!! So if you have narrow breast I would deff not recomend but other than that it is an awesome bra! I have only worn it a couple of times because of the whole wire killing me problem I could usually only bear it for a couple of hours.
I got this bra from another user for my grandmother, but her breasts did not fill the top of the cups very well, as they are very very bottom heavy due to her age. The bra itself is very soft on the inside, and it has very high side wings. The most unique thing that I see with this bra is that the side wings are padded just like the cups are, giving extra comfort to the sides.
This works really well for rounding out curves to create a smoother silhouette. It's lined, not padded, but the "Sensuous Side" wings (that actually do work at reducing the appearance of or encapsulating extra fatty tissue on the side) give added lift and a nice round shape. I love the material. Because of the added structure in the wings and their increased width, the band does not stretch as much as other Soma bras I have, but it still fits fairly true to size, just a little more snugly.
This is a full coverage bra, which I normally don't like, but the cups actually go back far enough and the sides are high enough to actually contain my underarm side-boob. The band runs small, and the 32 feels snug for my 30" underbust.
I had 2 of these, and I donated them back to one of Soma's bra drives before I wrote down any impressions; so this is mainly from memory (but the measurements I provided were taken while I still had the bra in my possession). I love the fabrics used on the bras from Vanishing Back collection. I know blending nylon and spandex isn't an original recipe, but there's something about this collection that just feels extra fabulous. The fabric is also stretchy, so it's forgiving, but also, well, it stretches and with only one setting of the front-close style its lifespan is shortened. The design really does significantly reduce the appearance of lines visible under clothing in the back, but in order to achieve this, there is an awful lot of material in the back; but, again, because of the fabric, the excess never feels hot or constrictive.
This bra is not a good fit for me. The molded cups are too shallow and compounded by the fact it's at least 2 cup sizes too small. If I had known at the time that Lane Bryant had their own cup progression I might have tried their 34G instead.
I’ve been wearing a 34D for the last several years, and I decided to recheck my measurements. I ended up calculating a 32DD, and was eager to try one out! I stopped in Soma while Black Friday shopping, and found that they don’t keep beyond a 32D on display. The woman working there was very helpful, though! She brought me several styles in that size, but I found that the cups were still too small. I asked for a cup size up, just to try, and it was perfect.
This bra’s band feels tight, but supportive. It took me a bit to get used to, but I have ...a 31in underbust and have been wearing a 34 band forever. The lace is pretty, and the gore tacks right where it’s supposed to. The underwire sometimes does feel a little uncomfortable if I wear the bra for more than 8 hours, but overall I feel like the support is worth it. Although, I absolutely would not wear this bra when just hanging out at home.
The straps are comfortable and adjust to my needed size, and the cups give me full coverage. Read more 83 more words
This bra is high quality with beautiful embroidery. The cups come up high and are slightly pointed because of a seam running down the middle but would probably go away after wearing. The gore is tall and rigid, with the underwire coming above the fabric of the gore. The straps are slightly wider than most with a ribbon like lining on top. The band is sheer and wide with three hook adjustments. I wish this bra fit me cause it is so cute! It would be better suited to someone whose boobs are full.
Very short-waisted, center full, close set, somewhat narrow, immediately projected, shallow apex projection,...
Exceptional support for a wireless bra. the immediate projection is average but breasts can effortlessly move higher into the cup with no loss of support. The apex is in a grand location for less close-set breasts than my own. If it were shifted 1" toward the center, this would fit better. As it is, the gore width pushes my very center-full, close-set breats backward into the underarm seam. This is a very common occurrence for me in almost every bra.
I may update the photos after I have washed this. I suspect the apex wrinkles will disappear after the sizing has washed away.
This may have enough support for moderate exercise. Additionally, it is somewhat minimizing. It provides minimal nipple shielding. Overall, this is a great wireless option.
This size has been discountinued by the manufacturer, I don't know if the whole line has been, only know that they are not going to make more of this style in a 32D. Snagged these used, I got 3 for $12! They are actually very snug in the band, it's sort of like a long line on me so it's uncomfortable after long wear. Would be good on a longer torso. The straps barely get long enough. I have them as let out as they go. The beige matches my skin tone pretty well, but not perfect. After wearing this for a while at work I noticed that it is too long for me, much like a longline and the band feels too tight. I have conical, slightly uneven, FOT breasts. As most wireless bras it feels like it's pressing down on the top of my chest, but that is because mainly of my upper chest muscles. The cups are super stretchy, so they go from 6.5-8.5" in depth.