I want to give Lively a 10/10 for their packaging. I know this isn't really *that* important when it comes to the actual wearability and comfort of their undergarments, but that box is sturdy and has a magnetic closure which makes it very reusable for storage purposes. What can I say? I'm a sucker for pretty boxes. I definitely didn't throw mine away. It also arrived with a little drawstring bag which I think is a great way to keep your dainty girlies separate from your regular laundry, since you'll want to handwash or wash on delicate. You won't be as likely to accidentally throw them in with your towels this way.
On the to the actual items... I bought the t-shirt bra in soft pink (which I decided would work better as a fleshtone/nude than toasted almond). You can hook the back straps together (as shown above), for a racerback style, or keep them unattached for a traditional fit. The fit of their undergarments is my biggest critique though. The bras tend to run a little small. Not majorly so, but enough that I noticed. BUT, on the other hand, their underwear runs large. I bought the smallest size of their thongs and they are BAGGY on me. Granted, I can sew and a few quick stitches fixed that but I can't believe I had to alter my own underwear. That's a first for me. And why is it inconsistent? I expected everything to run small, or everything to run large. Usually that's how it is with brands. Like Victoria's Secret. Everything runs small there. But at Soma, everything runs large. It does't change if it's a bra or thong or sleepwear. It's consistent within the entire brand.
Since I only tried one bra and one thong (I bought 3 of the same thong), I don't know if Lively's other styles run large or small. I don't know if all the bras run small, or it's just the t-shirt bra, and if maybe it's just the thongs that run large... no clue whatsoever.
BUT, that said, this Lively bra is my absolute favorite. It is so comfortable, it's neutral so I can wear it under anything, it's versatile (traditonal bra AND racerback), and the lacy back means that if I wear it with an open back shirt, it looks intentional. The thongs are seamless and comfortable. And you get discounts for buying more than 1, and they have a points/reward system, and I like being rewarded for brand loyalty. I will be buying another one of those bras (yes, identical bra! And maybe try out another style too), and more of their underwear.
If you want to try them out, just make sure to size down on your normal underwear size, and size up on the bra. Or not. It's inconsistent. But if you're a flat girl like me, you'll find their sizes work quite well for you. This brand is Small Boob Friendly. Here's my link to Lively, let me know what you think! Especially if you go with a different style than I chose!