Soma Intimates Sports Bra Review

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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
  • A GOOD SPORTS BRA

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. 

 

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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. 

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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. 

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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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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 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!


HAVE A BRA OR SHAPE-WEAR QUESTION. BE SURE TO LIKE ME ON FACEBOOK FOR LIVE CHAT ALERTS

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Why Your Bra Band is Riding Up and Digging In

First let me start by saying Happy Tata Tuesday! I’m starting something new by posting a video every Tuesday with a special Bra Care Tip. This week in our first episode I’m talking about your bra band. 

45% of women are wearing a bra with a band that is too BIG causing the band to move and ride up their back. While another 40% are wearing a bra with a band that is too SMALL causing a painful result! 

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Here’s more on what you should know about your bra.  I’m the bra lady so I’m here to answer your questions and help you find your perfect fit! Join me Every Other Tuesday on  Facebook at 8PM for my live chat! Your questions answered and I share my secrets on how to get the perfect fit! Its Everything mama didn’t know to tell you! Its time to end your bra discomfort!

Can’t wait until Tuesday? Follow me on all social media @Karima_Renee or follow my Hash Tags #ThePhillyBraLady #MyBraStory #TataTuesday 

 

Baltimore Bra Fitting Pop Up

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The Philly Bra Lady is taking Baltimore 7/23/16 In honor of Curves Rock Weekend.

Our mobile and pop up experience is a personalized service with the goal of helping women “discover their perfect fitting bra. Our stylist will spend 45-1 hour with you on the day and time of your appointment. During this time we will discuss your needs, measure you, help you select bras, panties, and basics to fill your top two drawers.
Since this is a private event and by appointment only, location details will be sent to you directly once you have purchased a ticket.

WATCH US AT NEW YEAR, NEW BRA

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POP UP APPOINTMENTS

  • Will be a minium of at least 30 mins
  • Will be appointment only
  • If you are more than 15 mins tardy to your appointment you may rescheule your fitting for the following day
  • Your ticket price includes 1 personalized fitting, 1 bra consultation and 1 customer feedback sheet via email
  • Any samples seen or tried on may be ordered at the time of your appointment
  • No Cash and Carry
  • Cash will not be accepted on any orders
  • Refunds will not be honored for missed appointments

RESCHEDULING

  • Clients who have emergencies and must miss their appointment may reschedule their appointment for dates only within the next 45 days. No later than 9/6/16.

BRANDS WE CARRY  (*Sizes range from 32 B – 54 J)

  • Peach
  • Chantelle
  • Natori
  • Wacoal
  • Elila

Purchase your tickets to schedule appointments | http://BraFitPopUp.Eventbrite.com