I love these bras however they need to sell narrower bands at Soma. Nonetheless these bras are so comfortable and my go to bra for several years for work and for a game of golf after work! This bra is really too small in the cup but due to the larger band I can get by with them. And still very comfortable!
I got this bra approximately a year ago. I knew I needed a larger size due to weight gain (previously wearing 36D), and the Soma associate fitted me into 38DD. This just never felt right, so I haven't worn it much. It turns out she wasn't wrong on the cup volume, I'm just much more comfortable in 36DDD/E or 34F. At least this is a sister size.
For what it's worth, the vanishing back thing seems to work pretty well.
This is the best bra I've ever owned. My boobs are "full on top" and this fits without gaps on top and without creating 4 boobs. I also have narrow shoulders and this stays on great. [Update: over time the band stretches considerably. I'm going to try the trick of sewing a ribbon onto the band so it can't stretch.]
I love the wide band on this bra. I prevents the weird lumps that can show up under tight shirts. I find it relatively comfortable, although the center gore dug in a bit for the first week of wear. Now, though, I feel like I've broken it in and it's comfortable. The outer fabric is smooth and slick, so it doesn't grip onto clothes. The molded cups are wide enough for me.
The only issue I have is that I wear it on the tightest closure, but Soma doesn't offer 30 bands.