As I always tell my students, there are no dumb questions–but maybe mine is. Here goes: on many if not all of my Soma panties, there is a cotton lining, sewn at the back end, but not at the front. Why? Just wondering, and thanks. I love Soma!
It’s a great question! I consulted our technical design team and here’s what I learned: it all boils down to aesthetics. If the gusset lining is sewn, you will see a seam at the front of the panty. If the lining isn’t sewn, which is also called “floating”, there’s no seam. Regardless of whether the gusset is floating or sewn, Soma fits every panty on real women, of different shapes and sizes, before it is brought to market. We take great care in ensuring the lining is comfortable against the body.
Glad to hear you love Soma and thanks for your question!
I have a very full breast at the bottom but am not so full at the top. I usually wear a non- padded bra because they tend to fit to my shape better. However, I do like a little padding, like what’s found with a T-shirt bra, to cover the nipple area better. I am wondering if the camisole bra would be a good fit. I like the idea of material to cover the middle of the chest for low V-neck shirts. Thank you for your time.
Thanks for your question! It sounds like you have what are called “teardrop” shaped breasts, which means you’re fuller in the lower half of your breast. Women who are teardrop shaped may think that the empty space at the top of the bra is a sign that the bra is too big so they’ll go down a cup size, which often results in wearing a bra that’s too small. Instead, the solution may be to make sure you’re wearing the right style. Lower-cut balconette and demi bras are great for teardrop shaped breasts. They’re specially designed to cover and lift the lower half, which is the fullest part for teardrop shapes. And yes, the Cami bra, under lower cut tops and dresses, should work well for you, too.
You could also try Soma’s Cover Alls Petals which comfortably stick to your skin for extra concealment. Gel Cover Alls can be used with unlined bras and even swimsuits if you don’t plan on spending time in the water.
Mimi Demi Bra
I recently read a post on the popular blog, Chictopia, titled “What Your Bra Says About You”. The story pairs bra styles with personality traits. For example, if you tend to wear lacy bras, you’re in the company of celebrities like Megan Fox, and you’re confident, detailed and friendly. If you’re more of a “classic” bra wearer like Eva Mendes, you’re influential, popular and comfortable in your own skin. If you’re like Blake Lively and favor Push-Up Bras, you’re outgoing, irresistible and trendy. What do you think? Is the bra you wear reflective of your personality? Does it depend on how you feel that particular day? Or do you own a variety of styles to suit your wardrobe AND the many facets of your personality? Is there something here or is this “bra personality” idea just for fun? I’d love to hear your comments!
I finally did it! I took vacation this week to enjoy some much needed time off with the family. Don’t worry – I’ll be back soon!
Have a wonderful week!
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