This is a popular bra with many good reviews, so this will be a bit specific to my perspective, rather than the general review I typically try to write.
The Deco is a plunge, so one of the goals of the bra is cleavage with a low center gore. The cleavage I get in this bra is massive - my breasts are mashed together. If I move aggressively (leaning to a side, or similar), it feels as if the "higher" breast could fall out of the cup... except it's mashed into the lower breast, and that holds it in. It's a bit disturbing, at first, but not a big ... deal. I mention it as something to be aware of, not necessarily a problem.
Unfortunately, I think my breast shape may not be a good fit for the Deco. I'm a bit "full on bottom". In the 28F Deco, I mostly fill the top of the cups - I fill them when sitting or standing normally. There will be a bit of extra space with some ways I move, and the top of my breast is never "too much" for the cup. However, in the lower portion of the bra, my breast easily fills the entire cup, and there's almost a "quadraboob" effect on the lower portion of the bra. As a result of this "too big on the top, too small on the bottom," I suspect I'm too bottom-heavy for the Deco. Still, it's "close enough" and I'll continue to wear it.
Updated on Jul 18, 2011 Flag this
Color: Nude (measurements below for this color only)
Stretched Band: 29"
Band Length: 24"
Cup Width: 5.25"
Cup Depth: 8.75"
Wire Length: 8.25"
Cup Seperation: 1.125"
Center Gore: 1.75"
Wing Height: 3.375"
Strap Width: 0.75"
Molded cups provide modesty and support.
The only style from Freya that can be worn with clothing...i.e. no twin torpedos here.
Cups fit pretty *true to size* and by that I mean their cup depth is in line with the size it is supposed to fit. I'm fuller all around but don't have a lot of projection or too much top fullness, gapping was never really an issue, but less fullness and you may have sizing problems with this style.
The elastic could be of ... a better quality considering the price because it stretches out pretty fast after a few wears. I wash with Borax and A&H detergent and everythin snaps back into place.
Foam in cups is a little rigid and heavy. About 3/16" in thickness, could be thinner.
Straps are set far apart, at least for me, but on someone else with very wide shoulders this shouldn't be a problem.
I bought this from HerRoom in late Winter/early Spring 2009, so this has gotten quite a lot of use. After the first couple of months owning it I had to restitch the eyes in the back closure. This was not super tight by any means. I had been running around outside (nothing too strenuous) and the stitching snapped. Because it's the nude color it will fit slightly larger than any other color, especially black. Brand new it was like this so it has nothing to do with use.
Other than quality issues the fit is great. I've been wearing these more often, they keep everything in place and look good under just about everything. Wish it came in a darker nude though, kind of too beige/pink for my color =/
Updated on Oct 02, 2012 Flag this
This would be my first bra that actually legitimately fit me. However, with no actual stores nearby that sell this bra, I had to do a bit of guesswork based off the reviews I read online. I guess I got lucky because on the first try it seems to fit perfectly.
This bra gives lovely cleavage, which can always be appreciated, but not a distasteful amount. The cups did gape a bit at first, but after tightening the straps they lay perfectly flat with no problems. I saw in a lot of reviews that the band was rather loose, and that you should go down a band size, ... but as I measure about 27.5", that wasn't really an option. I've never had a 28 band bra before this one, but to me it seems rather tight, and not at all too loose. It's definitely much tighter than the 30 band bras I own in a different style.
My only complaint about this bra is how thick the straps are. I know many people prefer thick strapped bras, but as a fairly young person, the thick straps don't exactly hide well under the types of clothes I tend to like. I think I may get a strapless Deco as well, because they come with multiway straps that seem to be much thinner.
Overall, I really love this bra. I haven't owned it long enough to comment on how much it might stretch out, but perhaps I'll add to this later.
Updated on Sep 08, 2012 Flag this
I really really love this bra. I'm a fan of Decos in general, and I have this one in the pistachio green with matching thong. After a few washes, it is so flippin' soft and comfortable. As with all Freyas, the band is pretty stretchy, so I plan to probably take it in a bit. The wires fit me pretty well, I'm petite and my breasts are narrow and I have no poking or pain under my arms.
Updated on Sep 01, 2014 Flag this
This bra would be AWESOME if the cup sizes were not laughably too big for me (I ordered a 28F). I've never had a band that fits so snugly though (since I work at VS and normally wear a 32C there) so that part was magical. I'd love to try this a cup size smaller.
Updated on Dec 01, 2012 Flag this
So far, this is probably my favorite bra ever. Deco is a wardrobe basic, but a good looking and comfortable one. It’s my going out bra, an everyday bra, and I don’t have to take it off after coming home from work. The wires are quite narrow and perfect width for me. There’s no quadboob or gapping anywhere, and the low center gore is a relief. I have close-set breasts with center fullness, so any higher gore tends to poke them. The band is technically too big for my 66 cm (26 inch) ribcage, but it doesn’t bother me as long as it hasn’t stretched out too much.
The ... shape is amazing and the cleavage pretty massive. Actually, the only reason I would not want to wear Deco every day is that I don’t always like having my boobs so smushed together. I’m also a bit shy to wear it with low-cut shirts (I don’t really wear so low-cut tops that I would actually need a plunge bra). Maybe I could also try to size up for a roomier fit, since I do wear it currently a cup size down from my "standard" UK size.
Overall, it’s an amazing bra and I’m sure I’ll be buying it several times again!
Updated on Jan 12, 2016 Flag this
This bra seems well constructed, but I personally do not like how wide the straps are. This bra's straps also sit too wide for me (aside from the cups being too large).
Updated on Jun 14, 2015 Flag this
This fits best of all the Deco I have tried, but with slight quadboobing. 28FF in Freya Deco Honey Moulded Plunge Bra (1254) was quite a bit too big in the cup. either this style is a bit different or I am between sizes in Deco. This one is wearable, though, so I will keep it. Even so, I don't totally understand the hype around this bra; maybe just not right for my shape.
Updated on Apr 06, 2015 Flag this
This bra fit really well when I got it, although it is pretty aggressive as far as shaping. Wears well under t-shirts and the "nude" color works well if you have pale skin. I would definitely recommend this to someone who dislikes tall gores since the plunge on this is pretty low and comfortable.
I have since lost a few pounds, apparently exclusively from my boobs, so it doesn't fit any more.
Updated on Mar 11, 2015 Flag this
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