I hate the Freya Deco. This bra is so tall and shallow. It's ridiculous. Why is it so shallow? The straps are also super thick (which is hard to hide). But most of all it's just weirdly shaped. Oh and the band is soooo stretchy. This one stretches to 32 inches. Is there anyone in this size range that Deco actually works for? Is it just a me issue? I don't understand how something so innocent looking can be so evil.
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. Read more 106 more words
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" Hooks: 2
Pros: 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.
Cons: 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 =/ Read more 158 more words
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. Read more 105 more words
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.
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.
This bra was just too big for my body frame. The underwire went up too high and poked my armpit, the straps were clearly made for someone larger, and the band felt too big. A professional bra fitter told me that women who fit freya like this tend to do well with cleo bras, and I love the neve t shirt bra.
Unfortunately I returned it before discovering this site so I couldn't take pictures, but at least I won't be tempted to try it again.
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.
After reading about the fantastic cleavage and shape that this bra gives, I had to buy it. Unfortunately, I did not get any epic cleavage. This bra is not at all compatible with my broad, shallow breasts. My boobs constantly escaped out of the sides of the cups even with swooping and scooping throughout the day. At the same time, even though the cups were way too narrow, I got no cleavage because the cups are too "tall" for me and come up way higher in the center than my breast tissue does.
Too bad, because for a simple t-shirt bra, it's beautiful and does give a very pretty rounded shape. It's just not for me.