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
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
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 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.
This bra gives amazing cleavage. Because of that, though, it can be a little difficult to tell if you're wearing the right size or if it's slightly too small. It doesn't do the four-boob effect so much as make you feel like your boobs are going to fall out. Also, the band is a bit large, but that's rather minor. I really like this bra overall
Color: Charcoal (measurements below for this color only)
Stretched Band: 29" Band Length: 24" Cup Width: 5.25" Cup Depth: 8.5" Wire Length: 8.25" Cup Seperation: 1" Center Gore Height: 1.75" Wing Height: 3.5" Strap width: 0.75" Hooks: 2
Pros: - I love the color, it looks great with a tan! And the little faux shell buttons are a nice touch. - Seamless and modest, I don't have to worry about showthrough or bumps from embroidery or the edges showing under clothes. - Quality seems to be pretty high. Nothing falling apart yet.
Cons: - Band runs a little large so it feels loose and I have to readjust throughout the day. - Minor differences in measurements between the 4 colors I have, this one is like a combination of the Nude and Black. Whis there was better consistancy in this brand.
This is for the black deco This does give impressively massive cleavage. The fit is not quite perfect though. I have the same problem other full on bottom people have mentioned: I’m getting a small bit of gaping at the top by the strap (not enough to be noticeable under clothing at all though), yet I feel like I’m falling out the middle (hence the massive cleavage). It’s possible I could try a 28FF, but of course the gaping would be more pronounced. I’m on the tightest hook right off the bat, so I’ll be shortening it at some point in the not-so-distant future. (*shakes fist at bra manufacturers for my band size woes*). It does look fantastic under tight clothing and is overall pretty comfortable, so I’m sure I’ll pick up more of these in the future, despite the less-than perfect fit.
Size wise, I think this runs a little big in the band, and big in the cup. The band is a little loose for me- i have to wear it on the middle or smallest hook.
I probably need somewhere between a 28e and 28f. I actually have an 28e (it's almost a year old now), but it was feeling a little small and uncomfortable. The 28f feels comfortable. The cups do gap a little on the top (especially when I bend over), but it looks fine under fitted tees.
For me, it's a great everyday bra. I haven't found anything that looks better under fitted or tight tees. It provides excellent shape, and the cups are sufficiently thick and rigid to stop any show through.
Update: 6/7/13: I've now had this bra for 8 months. This one hasn't seemed to stretched out yet, and is ...still in great shape. My chest has filled out a little bit more since I first got this- so it seems to be about right most of the time, with less gaping at the top.
It fits, comfortably. My boobies don't have much to offer on top, so I do have the slightest bit of empty space at the very top of the cup where the strap attaches, so it doesn't really bother. First tried this one in a 30D but that was very much a wrong fit. Then ordered a 28F and FF; FF is too big in the cup but the F is just fine. And it looks great under clothes. I normally wear a 28F, many say to size down in the Deco; but that doesn't apply to my full-on-bottom breasts. Probably because I'd be wearing an FF normally if the same bottom-breasts had full tops as well.
Update: After a few weeks with it it has hardly any stretch. I'm a 'true' or 'small' 28; so there's no excessive strain on the band. I do ...imagine that the bra would stretch out faster if you have an underbust measuring under 28 in it; you're challenging the fabric more. On me (25.5in) it's in the 'comfortable' stretch zone of the fabric; 'hugging' me and after 2 months I'm still being hugged on the smallest hooks with no riding up. After trying a few other bras and wearing this one for a while I decided I like the Deco enough to let it be one of my 'go to' bras; that tiny bit of gape top I have left over doesn't bother at all; and the Deco is designed to give 'heavenly bosom' cleavage. I'll be getting my second one from another Bratabase user soon. Read more 121 more words
Bought this back when I found my 28FF Deco left me with space at the top of the cup. I later realised this is due to me having bottom-heavy boobs, and the 28F was far too small. In the right size, I love this bra! Gives me a perfect rounded shape and a smooth line under clothing. I get some cleavage, but not a lot - again, I think you would get more if you are fuller on top. It's very comfortable for me to wear, which is no doubt thanks to the low centre gore. There are two downsides: the first is that I often have to rearrange a little by the end of the day to avoid gaping at the top. The second is that the band runs large and stretches quickly, and as I really need a 26 band to start with, I have to alter the bands to make sure they don't ride up. Also, as it is a moulded cup you have to treat it carefully when you wash it.