My favorite bra is a molded cup balconette. It lifts my bust, provides shape and modesty, and is smooth and invisible under my clothes. However, there's nothing more uncomfortable than a molded cup bra during a DC summer. It's hot, it's so humid, and my bra becomes a sponge collecting sweat, feeling heavy, hot, and just plain gross. So when I heard about Soma's Cooling Collection of bras I was intrigued. Could this be the summer bra I've been looking for?
This post is sponsored by Soma
The Cooling Collection of bras from Soma have perforated contour cups which increase airflow. They wick away moisture, stay cool even after washing, and like other Soma bras (which I adore and wear regularly), they offer the same comfort, lift, and great support. The Cooling Collection offers a wireless bra, a full coverage bra, and a balconette. Soma sent me the Cooling Balconette Bra. It is available in four colors; this is Soft Tan.
I immediately noticed how good looking this bra is. The straps are three strands of satiny fabric that not only looks pretty if it peeks out from your summer sleeveless dress or tank top but help prevent the straps from slipping. There is sheer ribbed fabric that crosses under the cups which adds a modern and elegant detail and mimics the detail of the straps. However, with these details, the bra is still invisible under fitted knits and light-colored fabrics.
I am pretty particular about my bras. I like bras that lift me up, give me shape, and don't dig into my shoulders while also having not-too-thick straps and low enough of a neckline that I can wear a cami or scoop neck without it showing. That's a big ask of a bra, and I was thrilled to find that the Soma Cooling Balconette Bra checked all the boxes. The bra is extremely comfortable and feels lighter weight than my other molded cup balconette bras and was so comfortable I didn't want to yank it off at the end of the day.
I wore the bra for a day of sightseeing in DC. It was hot, not a cloud in the sky, and not a lot of breeze. We walked the C&O Canal, we wandered through Georgetown, I had to reapply sunscreen three times I sweat so much. Usually, after such a day I would race home to be able to take off my bra, it would be so soggy and heavy and gross. I was surprised to find the bra was not soggy, didn't feel any heavier than when I put it on, and it didn't rub under the breasts like most bras do when they get sweaty.
The Soma Cooling Full Coverage and Balconette bras offer a variety of neutral colors and sizes up to 42 G. The Soma Cooling Wireless Bra comes in five colors and sizes up to 40DD. And don't just take my word for how great the Soma Cooling Collection is, check out all the rave reviews from other customers on the Soma site. This is the best summer bra I've tried. While this post is sponsored by Soma, all this raving is my own thoughts. In fact, I'm wearing the bra today as I type this! I've been a fan of Soma for many years and they continue to provide innovative and beautiful intimates that I can't wait to wear and add to my lingerie drawer.