Reviewed: Soma Intimates ‘Oh My Gorgeous’ Cami Bra Set

Disclosure: I received these items free of charge for review purposes only. All opinions here are my own.

Soma Intimates Cami Bra in Navy Blue

I’ve walked by Soma Intimates countless times while in my local mall, but I’ve never once thought to stop by and try them. Maybe that’s because they always looked kind of boring to me, like lingerie that was focused more on being practical instead of indulgent. But in an interesting turn of events, that’s actually why I’m excited to do this review.

For one thing, practical, everyday, well-fitting lingerie is becoming more and more important in my wardrobe (especially since my recent increase to a C cup). For another, there are thousands (if not millions) of women who don’t live near a lingerie boutique and for whom Soma Intimates is their closest solution.

Here’s the 5 second verdict: As someone who hasn’t bought a bra from a department store in years, I was pleasantly surprised at how comfortable the cami bra was. I put it on and forgot about it 5 seconds later, which is exactly what I want from my everyday bras.

Though I’m not exactly sure which model of the cami bra I tried, I think it was the Bridget Shimmer version based on the similarity between the lace. I sampled the  size 34C up top, and the size L hipster on the bottom in the color navy blue. Soma Intimate’s bras go up to a size 38DDD, and the panties go up to a size XL.

The fabric of the bra is a nylon-based material that almost feels like a swimsuit. It’s not very luxe, but that’s not really what this bra is about anyway. The bra also has side boning channels which the lace attaches to. The lace is non-removable, and comes up about 3.5″ above the center gore. I wore my bra with a basic tank top and the entire band of lace was visible. The panty is made from a similar material with a lace overlay front.

If you’re a smaller busted woman, the lace can feel a bit intrusive. For example, I don’t have any cleavage to speak of, so it felt awkward to me to have all that lace just sitting on my chest. But if you’re a fuller busted woman who wants extra, seamless coverage, I can see this working great for you, especially since the bra comes in several colors.

I also felt like this was a good value for the price point with the bra retailing for $44 and the panty for $18 (both are on sale right now, by the way). In summary, I like this and I think it’s a good buy, especially if there’s a shortage of practical bras in your wardrobe.

Have you ever tried Soma Intimates? What did you think?

Cora

Cora

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8 Comments

  1. 15/06/12 at 8:25

    Hey Treacle!

    I have tried Soma, and wear the “Oh My Gorgeous” cami bra quite happily. My findings are close to yours … pleasant surprise. For women who do not have access to independent boutiques, or the budget to splash out on more upmarket brands, I think Soma is a great option.

    They show innovation in new products. They make things that work with the shape we have and the clothes we wear.

    The in-store experience has always been positive for me too. Sales assistants are knowledgeable about their product and typically a little more experienced with life than … for example … Vicky’s. A little more friendly and motivated than typical department store staff. Pretty and roomy fitting rooms too.

    They tend to follow VS sales patterns too, so now is a great time to pick up bargains. Lines typically in the $40-50 ranges can be had for serious discounts. Glad you went shopping there and shared your views.

    Happy Friday!

    • 17/06/12 at 2:18

      Thanks for the review, Petra! I know I say it all the time, but it’s always good to see you here. And the more points of view, the better!

  2. 16/06/12 at 1:05

    Might know, the closest one is about 2-3 hours from us, so we’ll have to try that on our next road trip. We’ve seen a lot more of their commercials in the past year it seems. The Mrs. thought they were trying to be a little too ‘cute’, and kind of got a blank feeling about them as well from those. I guess not, from your review.
    Though she says they probably won’t beat Aerie for the fresh design/fun factor.

    • 17/06/12 at 2:14

      I tried an Aerie push-up a few months ago…really cute prints and patterns. I need to do an official review here on the blog, probably…

      And congrats! I noticed you called her ‘the Mrs.’ now. :)

      • 18/06/12 at 8:54

        Thank you! : D

        If someone reading this doesn’t have an Aerie near them, they may eventually. We used to have to go about 40 minutes to get to one, now we have one in our closest mall. Notice in a lot of cases they try to get a location as close to Vicky’s as they can? ; )

        • 18/06/12 at 12:12

          In the shopping center near me, Soma Intimates is directly across the hall (so to speak) from Victoria’s Secret.

          I’m almost certain that was no accident.

  3. Jessica Williams
    19/06/12 at 8:28

    Isn’t that commendable and practically the most rewarding aspect of any bra – that you won’t be reminded of what you are wearing. To my knowledge thats the best possible form of apparels. And from the sound of it, Cami Bra seems to be going down that all-beautiful, all-comfortable path. And thats a good thing really! Thanks for sharing this insightful post with us.

  4. Vicky
    27/06/12 at 15:51

    I think its essential to have comfortably fitted bra for everyday. I like Soma’s bras and panties . It looks very pretty too. I was looking for Soma Intimates at my local mall and couldn’t fined one.I guess to try one i have to order it on line.

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