I liked the design of this half cup, and it seemed more elegant and versatile than the frantic patterns of most Freya bras. I think it fits decently, but it has an inferior shape to most other Freya half cups I've tried.
Pros: It's a half cup in black that doesn't poke much underneath tops Pinstripe pattern Nice materials Comfortable Supportive
Cons: Fuller coverage than normal Freya half cup - gapes sometimes especially if I slouch Less great shape than some half cups I've tried The straps are too large for the rings connecting the straps to the band - might wear out early because of that
I measured this bra today and it's been worn quite a few times about a year ago so it's probably stretched. I've lost about 35 pounds since I wore this bra so as of today with my current measurements it is definitely way too big. It used to fit ok (not great), is good quality and very comfy. A good everyday bra (when it fits)...
This bra doesn't fit me at all - I think I'd need to go down a band size and up maybe two cup sizes in order to get a perfect fit. Otherwise, a very nice bra, details on the cups are nice and subtle, and would make a perfect every day bra.
Oof. This bra is just not shape-compatible with me. Should have known, since I struggled so much with the Freya Patsy as well. Where to begin...
I'm close-set, with tall roots, my breasts have more inner fullness than outside fullness, and have some bottom projection. The Lauren cups are a bit too closed for me due to the horizontal seam, and the shape is a bit too squared off where that seam starts to curve down toward the center of the bra, resulting in a weird puffy pocket of space toward the top of the cup near the gore, despite the edge lying flat.
I also get a perplexing combo of bulging over/gaping at the sides of the bra. Best I can tell, the wires are both too short and too wide for me.
I purchased this bra because I LOVE the Freya Totally Tartan padded half cup bra and I wanted something not so "colorful." So I purchased the white version of the Lauren padded half cup. It provides great, up-front and center lift just like the Tartan, but I have 2 general issues with this bra. First, I can't wear this bra with thin or close-fitting clothes because the vertical seams show. Second, this bra seems to have less depth/volume than my Totally Tartan, even though both are the same size. I have washed this bra (or I should say, my husband did) with the rest of our whites in warm water. So, it may have shrank? Regardless, I get some quadraboob in this one and tend to migrate toward the center. That does not happen in my Totally ...Tartan padded half cup. In general though, I love the lift that a Freya padded half cup provides. The band is typical Freya- "generous". I could use this bra in a 30GG or 30H, but alas it does not come in either of these sizes. Read more 48 more words
I really like this bra. It's the first bra I've owned that doesn't have parts digging in uncomfortably anywhere. Even after wearing the bra for 8+ hours at work, I still cannot feel the underwires digging in anywhere, which makes it a very comfortable bra.
The only problem is, the bra does have a slight tendency to shift down a bit so the underwires aren't sitting at the base of my breast, but it doesn't move much and the comfort isn't lessened much by this movement.
I ordered this bra online and it's a much better looking bra that I thought it would be! There is narrow lace along the straps and the top of the cups; not enough to be visible under clothing, but it makes the bra look pretty in a subtle way. It fits pretty much the same as all of the Freya padded half cups I own do. It's very comfortable and gives a good shape.
Love the comfort, the look and the lift. Seems half a cup too small, cuts into tissue a bit, I would like to try it in GG. The band is very stretchy, I'm usually a 36 in Freya but wearing this one in 34 on tightest hook. I have heavy and pendulous breasts and this is my first half cup so I'm thrilled to see I can wear this style even if it doesn't fit perfectly.
This bra is underwhelming. I had such high hopes, but it's just not very comfortable. The straps are too wide. The gore is too wide and high for me. I don't think the band is too tight, but it tends to give me major back/underarm fat. The underwires kind of hurt after a while too. . . Such a disappointment.