If you’re a woman with breasts, you’ve faced this problem—visible bulges, bumps and lines thanks to your bra. I don’t care if you’re skinny as a rail, chubby or somewhere in between, we’ve all suffered from the back fat phenomenon. You put on a bra, throw on a fitted shirt, check yourself out in the mirror and cringe, WHY?! Why can you see the entire outline of the bra through your shirt, plus pockets of chub and flub peaking out on your sides and back. It’s annoying, but um, not annoying enough to start wearing shapewear on top…ain’t nobody got time for that.
So when I read recently that Soma was relaunching it’s Vanishing Back bra line, guaranteeing a smooth profile and the removal of bumps and lines on your back and side, I was doubtful. Another brand with another far-fetched promise, I thought. Until I tried the damn thing, and wow. WOW. I tested out not one but three Vanishing Back styles over the course of a week—wearing tight cotton and spandex-y shirts, flowy shirts in clingy fabrics and even form-fitting sweaters and I didn’t experience one line. Not one. And there was plenty of support (something I gravely need), even in the wireless style.
So how does it work? Well for one, this relaunched version of the bra has slimmer straps that are better at staying put so your back stays smooth. Second, Soma has a patent pending on it’s “zone technology” a.k.a. the bra’s cut, which is a bit narrower in the back than most bras. Third, the bras have completely seamless edges and contoured cups that are undetectable under clothes.
All in all, I’m here to tell you that these bras deliver a totally back-fat-free appearance (even if you don’t have back fat!). And given that they come in sizes 32-44, cups A-G, they are sure to fit women of all shapes and sizes. If that’s not winning, I don’t know what is.
Soma Vanishing Back Full Coverage Front Close Bra
Soma Vanishing Back Full Coverage Bra
Soma Vanishing Back Wireless Bra
Soma Vanishing Back Full Coverage Lace Bra
Soma Vanishing Back Front Close Lace Bra
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