122 Members and 19160 Guests Online

Beauty Banter

Best Bras for back fat?

Started 1305305727.527 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1305739629.847 by tiamaria

Was hoping to find a good bra for back fat. I am a 40 DD -

Page 1 of 1
jewelsluvs­beauty1305305876.572578 PostsRegistered 1/18/2009

soma vanishing edge I think is what it is called. front & back closure. I like the front, the back closure one- I can't keep up the straps. But love the bras

glowingwit­hin1305306120.30744 PostsRegistered 7/15/2010

Soma.com... vanishing back bra. rave reviews about it. It is the most comforatable bra I have ever owned.

bopper1305306140.68314299 PostsRegistered 8/5/2007


CANDLEQUEEN1305306725.3939829 PostsRegistered 12/23/2004Wisconsin
On 5/13/2011 glowingwithin said:

Soma.com... vanishing back bra. rave reviews about it. It is the most comforatable bra I have ever owned.

I agree I have 3 of their bras now and love them!!!!!!!so comfortable!!!!!!!

56 yrs old,combo skin/w oily tzone
med golden tan complexion-no wrinkles yet ,but dark under eye circles,med brown hair with caramel highlights and brown eyes!dry fine hair but better with WEN!

Firestripes1305307177.2671052 PostsRegistered 9/19/2006

Where do you buy soma bras and what do they run?

thanks everyone!

BESwede1305307372.776218 PostsRegistered 6/4/2007Colorado

Soma has their own retail shops and a website, but they don't recommend buying off the website without being "fitted" in one of their shops first since the sizes run a bit off from standard sizes. I didnt even know we had a Soma shop and just happened to come across it back in December. They have excellent customer service. Got BOGO on the vanishing edge, back closure bras- they are very lightweight and comfortable. I think they are around $40.00

47, very fair, blonde, green eyes, cool "summer" coloring. Combination/sensitive skin. Vegetarian

JewelShopp­er1305307425.59646 PostsRegistered 12/4/2007michigan

I have never tried the Soma brand, but Lane Bryant has a "back smoothing" bra I like very much.

Firestripes1305307512.8671052 PostsRegistered 9/19/2006

I would like to be fitted - some bras run small/large. I will look into a soma store around me.


millieshops1305307825.37316673 PostsRegistered 3/15/2007
On 5/13/2011 firestripes said:

I would like to be fitted - some bras run small/large. I will look into a soma store around me.


definitely look for a store and a fitting. Nothing Soma fits me well and gives me lift. I need a far more supportive bra than any of theirs. Hope you have good luck because their wares do look good.

EllieBham1305307827.13698 PostsRegistered 8/15/2010Midwest

Thank you for asking this question and thank you for the responses. Sounds like Soma is a winner.

Fifi11305308023.6534905 PostsRegistered 1/21/2005

I have a couple drawers full of Soma bras/undies/cami's. You really must be fit by a Soma Associate. Previously I wore VS - but they NEVER fit me correctly. i"m a small band size and a D cup so hard to fit, but the Soma's fit me well. Can't attest to the back-fat bra's they don't come in my band/cup and I don't have that particular issue. I do like their service and items. WE have several stores near-by :) You always get coupons from them in the mail with catalog! Of course I go spend $200-300 in undies then!

Firestripes1305344984.981052 PostsRegistered 9/19/2006

jewelsluvs­beauty1305345609.5372578 PostsRegistered 1/18/2009

If you do purchase from them, try on and were for a couple of hours to be sure you like it, because they will return NOTHING without tags. One thing I LOVE about Nordstrom, but they don't carry Soma bras.

SuziQ21305345759.3172572 PostsRegistered 9/18/2008

My daughter is a larger size...DD like you, and she wears Olga Christine bras - she gets hers from Macy's. Wider straps going around you, smooth over any issues you may have.

Chocolate; It's not just for breakfast anymore.

missy11305345797.40334003 PostsRegistered 3/4/2007

love the title!

KweenB1305380630.622208 PostsRegistered 11/27/2010

I'm going to try the Soma. I have a terrible time finding a comfortable bra. Most of them I've tried, the band doesn't fit well. It's like there is too much of a decrease in the length of the band at the bottom, so it feels loose right under the armpit area and digs into me at the bottom of the band. Anyone else have that problem? If so, what brand do you wear?

bootsanne1305397618.957265 PostsRegistered 1/21/2011

Ladies I also am a tough fit. Larger breasted with a spare tire almost bigger than the girls. There is a brand called Wacoal, very good bras, but fairly expensive, $55.00 and up, but when you get ones that fit, you can't even feel the bra. There is also a catalogue called Lady Grace that carries almost every bra on the market. All styles, brands, and prices. I also have found that by wearing a high-back body shaper, the kind that keeps your frontal bra area uncovered, really helps with back-fat. I buy mine at Hane-Leggs-Bali outlet and they are very reasonably priced, about 1/3 the price of Spanx.

cookie51305398679.1533855 PostsRegistered 11/15/2007Texas Hill Country

bootsanne ~ You must be my twin sister! Thank you soooo much for the Lady Grace website. I have a back smoother and am always looking for more comfort. Is Hane-Leggs-Bali on the web? TIA


Life is change. Appreciate what you have and smile about the memories.

bootsanne1305399520.17265 PostsRegistered 1/21/2011

Cookie5, try the Just My Size web site. It is also Hanes-Leggs Bali, but with plus sizes. Also Woman Within has a shaper, #17-27461-944, that is only $29.99. Call 1-800-248-2000

divvykimmy1305403584.033713 PostsRegistered 9/20/2008

I really like le mystere - I tried one out when they were the latest "Oprah thing" and have since bought a couple more. I wear a 38D and can have problems with rolls in the back close to the armpit - but not with this bra! My favorite is the Dream Tisha with lace (which for some reason fits very differently on me than the same model without lace - go figure...

Last edited on 5/14/2011

Last edited on 5/14/2011

cody21305417791.5237108 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I love the Soma Vanishing too. I prefer the one that hooks on the back but they are both great. Thank to the original poster who suggested these. I apologize that I don't remember who that was. {#emotions_dlg.blush}

Firestripes1305734220.711052 PostsRegistered 9/19/2006

Thanks !!!{#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

Nancy from­ WA1305738963.467654 PostsRegistered 11/13/2007Now living in Eastern Connecticut

Just received my Soma Vanishing Back with the front closure. I don't want to appear to be dumb, but I cannot figure out how to hook this thing! Anyone out there wear the front closure version?


Pearlbaby1305739213.7376340 PostsRegistered 12/2/2009

I think buying bras are the least fun thing! Between them and jeans.

Dont worry I have seen guys with back fat too. {#emotions_dlg.lol}

Last edited on 5/18/2011

Last edited on 5/18/2011

tiamaria1305739629.8472638 PostsRegistered 7/25/2006
On 5/18/2011 LUV TO SHOP said:

I think buying bras are the least fun thing! Between them and jeans.

Dont worry I have seen guys with back fat too. {#emotions_dlg.lol}

Last edited on 5/18/2011

I so agree!!!! I once had the zipper replaced three times on a pair of jeans because I kept breaking the zipper and it was less painful going to the taylor to have them fixed than to go out and get a new pair!!! And you forgot bathing suits!!!!!

Page 1 of 1