Soma Intimates Sports Bra Review


For the past 4 years I have been on a weight loss and health journey. In that that time I have done it all. From indoor rock climbing to hot yoga, cardio barre, to becoming quite the little jogger. Incorporating these things into my daily exercise routine helped me to lose a total of 64 pounds. Not bad for doing it mainly on my own (i’ve recently hired a trainer). I’ve learned that losing weight and working out takes 3 main components:

  • Consistency
  • Moderation

And trust me when I tell you all three are no easy feat. 

If you think finding an everyday bra is hard, finding a sports bra for activities like Zumba, Jogging or Kickboxing is even harder. There’s a reason why boobies go flying during these workouts. And even as The (Philly) Bra Lady I was no exception. And as an active and consistent fitness lover I have made it my mission to help women find the right bra for their activity level, breast shape and body size. Yes, all those things matter. Check out my 2015 list of my favorite sports bras  size B-J here. 

So you can imagine when lingerie newbie company Soma launched their new sports bra and apparel line I could not wait to try it out. 



My Grade for Soma‘s New Sports Bra and Apparel = B- 

Heres what I love about the product

  • The Size Range: They have included my E.F.G Girls with sizes from 32D – 38G. 
  • Color Palette : They have blue, neon green, and teal. As well as basic colors like black, grey and nude.  
  • Price Point: The sports bra I’m pictured wearing is only $60. Which is pretty comparable to most brands but generous for my E.F.G Girls.
  • Design: I love the “almost” long line band under the wire (bras available in wired and wireless styles) 
  • Side Panel Support: No side boob in this bra. The high side panels don’t rub, pinch or dig. All in, all covered. 


Here’s What I don’t love about the product

  • The Size Range: You ladies know I’m a H Cup (34 H) and this only goes up to a G cup :( 
  • Design: Although this is a wired sports bra the wires are only placed under the breast.  There is no real bridge or gore to help keep breast separate so there are no real cups. Therefore your boobs will end up touching and have that uniboob effect. 
  • Cup Depth: The “cups” are just not deep enough in my opinion. More on that below. 

Feedback from my review…

So since I’m a H cup I requested this bra in my “sister size” 36G (going up in the band and down in the cup to get more depth in the cup. Case in point, if a manufacture knows you have a larger body frame {i.e.. larger band/back} the cup size/depth will increase (more on that here). So in order to get more room in the cup I got a 36G. As you can see my cup runneth over a bit (unfortunately after a workout it was worst).

In light of that I had a plus model friend of mine try on the same bra in size 38G her true size. She had the same problem. Spillage in the cup. 


My Final Thoughts On The Bra…

Overall I think the bra is a good sports bra. Good not great but, its their first sports bra.  The design is one of the best that I have seen thus far. Especially in this size range. It allows you to be comfortable, stylish and dare I say sexy and supported. Yet, there is most certainly room for improvement. However, I think the biggest issues with this bra is that although its sized to a G cup its

a. Not designed for a true G cup or fuller bust women

b. Not designed for plus/ fuller bodied women.

I would however recommend this bra for women sized D, E, F. Click here to find the nearest Soma to you to try out their new sports line.

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How To Wear The 70s Style Trend


Overcoat: Primark| Purse: Vintage| Jeans: Gap Curvy Cropped Jeans| Top: Nordstorm|     Shoes: Sam Edelman

No White After Labor Day? Tell’em boy bye. I’ll wear what I want when I want. Truth be told I wanted to wear this amazing suede jacket back in July but that would have been just crazy.  I’m an 80s baby (1984 to be exact)  but the 70’s are back in full effect. But I’m not a trend person. I teach women my professional style philosophy…

Style is personal. You have to find what works for you. Don’t force it. Don’t follow trends.  Know your bra size, wear shapewear and follow your heart

So when I saw this coat I knew this would be my gateway to 70s style for Fall 2016. If your new to the to the 1970s trend think, fringe, baby blue eyeshadow, platforms and flare jeans. 

Stylist Tips For Incorporating This Trend

  • Start with Accessories: an earring or shoe is a great place to start. Its small enough to wear to work but punchy enough to make an impact. 
  • Pick Neutral Colors: I choose brown so that I may wear this with many things for different occasions. 
  •  Wear Classic Shapes: Wearing trending pieces in modern shapes and silhouettes so that will stand the test of time in your closet, no matter how much you paid for the item. 




Why Your Boobs Are Spilling Out Of Your Bra

Aside from not knowing where our (bra) bands should lay on our back(s) we also don’t exactly know how our breast should look inside of a bra. Sounds strange doesn’t it. But truth be told, before I became a professional bra fitter I didn’t know these things either. 

To Recap Your Bra Is made Up Of 5 Parts: 

  1. Band
  2. Straps
  3. Cups
  4. Hook & Eye Closures
  5. Gore (Bridge) 

Last month we covered everything about your bras band. In this week’s #TataTuesday Tip we are talking about the Gore of the bra or as we like to call it The Bridge! What it is,  what it does and why your boobs are spilling out of your bra! Watch & Learn! 


What to wear under your skirts and dresses


No woman wants people to know what lives underneath or the exact circumference of her panties. Panty lines are just NO GOOD! My solution are these amazing girl shorts! I wear them under skirts, dresses, knit pants or by themselves. Nothing is more comfortable on a weekend at home. Netflicks and Chill just got an upgrade. 

But whether you’re wearing it under the perfect pencil skirt, shift dress or your on-the-go work attire, my simply soft long leg girl short is the perfect alternative to Spanx.


Trust me adding this to your intimates drawer will perfect your entire fall wardrobe.

Why Its The Spanx Runner Up!
  • Longer length provides inner thigh comfort and prevents rubbing
  • Soft, yet structured; features a touch of slimming for a smooth look and feel
  • Ultra soft, stretch lace waistband, moves with, and not against you, for a flat finish
  • Cotton Modal blend fabric was hand selected to maximize everyday fit and comfort; they are the softest panties in our collection
  • Easy Care: Machine wash on gentle cycle in cold water. Lay flat to dry.
  • Affordable: Only $20 ea. 

Click to eliminate panty lines now!


And don’t forget receive $15 off your girl short when you buy a tee shirt bra and panty! Get your $15 gift here! 

What To Know About Your Bra’s Band Before You Buy

Well ladies we have come to the end of our Bra Band Series. We’ve covered Why Your Brand Is The Most Important Part of Your Bra. Following that we talked about The Real Reason You Have Hook & Eye Closures on your band. Now we are finishing up with What you need to know about your bras band before you buy. 

As a professional bra fitter I call this step The Rubber Band Test! Get your phones and your pencils out ladies, its note taking time! Watch & Learn!