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 is a wonderful everyday bra that gives a great shape under clothes and nice cleavage. It is very supportive. After swooping and scooping I appear to fill (and even slightly over-fill) the cups, but as the day wears on I do get some gaping at the top as my breasts fall towards the centre. It's nothing major though and doesn't seem to show under clothes. It just means I have to scoop myself back in when I get the chance! Overall a great bra that I wear a lot.
I really want the Deco to fit, because it's such a nice bra and it gives such a nice shape, but I have problems with it continually gapping at the top, but quadboobing kind of otherwise, and I can't tell if it'll be better up a cup (Guess I can find out soon when I get my 28FF though). Will update this review when I can.
I bought this bra in nude and black, the band is very supportive and firm. The wings are also wide, I ordered mine in a 28F and feel like it is tighter than my curvy kate bras that I own. My favorite part of the bra is the part that some people hate, the straps are quite wide and I love wide straps.
The seams are all finished unlike my cleo bras that I own, that is a huge plus for me since I do sew.
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: Ocean (measurements below for this color only)
Stretched Band: 29.5" Band Length: 24.5" Cup Width: 5.125" Cup Depth: 8.5" Wire Length: 8.375" Cup Seperation: 1.125" Center Gore Height: 1.75" Wing Height: 3.5" Strap width: 0.75" Hooks: 2
Pros: - I love this color! - Seamless and modest, I don't have to worry about showthrough or bumps from embroidery or the edges showing under clothes.
Cons: - Band runs looser in this color than all the other ones. It also stretches out the quickest and I just bought this 7 months ago. - Straps are stiff, they're harder to adjust and tend to feel like they're digging in because of this (not related to a fit issue, this has to do with fabric). On the other hand, that's kind of a good thing because that means they won't do any readjusting on their own.
After hearing all the good things about the Deco, I finally found one in my size and price range. I wear a 28F. The band is perfect. It is very snug and doesn't move much. The cups fit good. I've never had cleavage from a bra. In fact, I didn't know plunges were even supposed to give cleavage after wearing 34B and 34C in the past.
The quality is good. It feels sturdy and well put together. I got a pre-owned one and it still feels tight and new. It gives me great support. I love the rounded shape I get. It works great under t-shirts but under a shirt I wore you could see the top edge of the cup, not a big deal.
My only issue is kind of strange but doesn't effect the fit. The cup at the bottom kind of dents ...in near the center. It's worse when I slouch. I don't know if it is because I'm not filling or overfilling it. Like I said, it isn't noticeable nor does it affect how it fits/supports.
Overall, like others, I love the Freya Deco and want more colors. I would also like to try the half cup version. Read more 56 more words