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Introducing Sophie Hines: Soft Bras With An Edge

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Sophie Hines is a brand new Etsy find. Her soft bras and crop tops are an intriguing play of opposites - strong lines paired with plush fabrics, unfussy femininity paired with tomboy appeal, and effortless comfort paired with on-trend details.

These structural, strappy bralettes are unique from others on the market in their use of wide elastic strapping that reads equal parts utilitarian and fashion forward. The collection as a whole is fairly androgynous, and is sure to appeal to women who identify along the butch/tomboy spectrum, as well as women who shun laces and frills in favor of sleeker styles.

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Sophie Hines' pieces are crafted of soft French jersey and micro meshes, with simple cups that receive their shaping from curved seams or darts. Crop tops play with textures and layers, with wide mesh underbands that are bound by firm elastic bands to form intriguing cutouts at the back. The success of the collection lies in these unexpected silhouettes, from the sides and from the back, where straps are used to cut across the body and create little windows of skin.

These interesting details are meant to show off under garments with deep cuts in the front, back, or armholes, as well as layered under sheer garments. They have tons of personality and are just as comfortable paired with a tank and jeans as with a silk blouse and high-waist pencil skirt.

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The collection also features two harnesses, one with serious tough-girl vibe titled "Bombsquad" (isn't that fun?!) which is meant to punk up girly outfits or flaunt under jackets or blazers. The other is titled Intersect which utilizes gunmetal satin elastic with a fantastic back detail that is just begging to be shown off. It would look amazing under a cocktail dress with a plunging back, don't you think?

Sophie Hines creates each piece individually by hand in her Lincoln, Nebraska studio. Items are sized XS-L, with bust measurements of 31" to 37" meaning these work best on petites or cup sizes that don't require as much support. You can order from her Etsy shop or her storefront, with items taking about 3-6 weeks to be produced.

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What do you think of Sophie Hines? Do you prefer unfussy lingerie that leans a bit tomboy? Would you try any of these pieces?

Laurie Shapiro

Laurie Shapiro is the former owner and designer of the luxury lingerie label, Toad Lillie. Based in Seattle, WA, she now helps lingerie businesses engage their customers through brand communications and social media.

9 Comments on this post

  1. Jill says:

    These are perfect for my style and for my body type! I am excited to look at her etsyshop when she comes back from winter vacation!

  2. Maria says:

    I am looking for a 40C bra, support and lift, I cannot find it any place

    • Cora says:

      I can’t recommend specific bra styles (so much goes into finding the right bra, that the essence of it can really just be summed up as “trial and error”), but I recommend purchasing from sites like HerRoom, Figleaves, and Bare Necessities. All three have extensive selections and good return policies. You could also try purchasing from Lane Bryant; I know they carry 40C bras, but I’m not as familiar with their in-house brand or their return policies. You might also want to try visiting a site like Bratabase to read bra reviews or consulting with someone like Claire of Butterfly Collection for a Skype fitting. I hope this helps!

  3. Jeanna says:

    Absolutely in love with all of this.

  4. jesse says:

    I am OBSESSED a with them! these are exactly what I didn’t know I needed! I want them all!!

  5. Avigayil says:

    I love some of these soft bra designs. I cannot wait till her store comes back from vacation so I can check out sizing. :-)

    • Laurie says:

      Hi Avigail, That’s unfortunate that her Etsy site is on vacation. I did a little further research and see that she has an actual storefront, too! Her sizing chart is available at: They work best for petites and busts that don’t need much support (from 31″ – 37″). I’ll make a note on the blog post so people can check out her website: If you decide to order something, let us know what you think!

  6. Karla says:

    i love everything in this post! Those bras are exactly what I’ve been looking for.

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