I have always been curious about this strapless bra, and I also need one recently after purchasing a really cute off-shoulder sweater. This bra seems to be available for usually £34-35 on several online retailers, but was on sale on Asos so I only paid about $27 for it, and only had to buy an extra dress (about $10) to ... enjoy free shipping. I had done a lot of research on this bra and while most reviews said that it's narrow, there was different opinion regarding its projection level and top fullness friendliness.
I will first comment on the appearance. I'm probably biased because I hate beige bras with a passion, lol. I really wanted a white (instead of black) strapless bra to wear under lighter clothes but only this color comes in 30E on Asos. Not surprisingly, I hate the appearance of this bra. It also looks like a half-finished piece because there is no extra fabric on top of the foam seamed cups. Still, I guess if this fits I would've kept it because a strapless bra is supposed to work more than look good.
My usual size is 28F(UK) and I've ordered a 30E because my previous experience with the Freya Deco Strapless was that the band was incredibly tight. The band does run snug on this one, at 29" stretched, so a 28 would be too tight on me.
My shape is projected, fuller on top and centre with tall and narrow roots, extremely close and low set with self-supporting and soft tissue. The first thing I noticed when putting on this bra was the extreme pain at the top of the wires under my armpit. I have narrow roots and have never had discomfort at this part of the wire, but this bra does this on me, probably because the wires are too narrow, even for my narrow roots. I also seem to be overflowing and gaping at the same time - when I put my arms down I have spillage near my armpits on both sides, but the cups gaps on my larger boob. I guess this means the cups are too shallow, especially for my larger side? I expected it to cut into my tall roots, but surprisingly the cups are open on top enough to contain my top fullness. The gore is was too high and wide for my centre-full and close-set breasts, so it creates a lot of discomfort and smooshes the centre of my breasts flat. So basically, nothing fits, my boobs aren't supported, and I will return this bra (thanks Asos for free returns!)
To conclude, I think this bra is moderately projected, but probably have more projection at the apex than near the wires. The wires are extremely narrow and the cups are pretty tall and open on top. The band is snug so consider sizing up.
Updated on Mar 30, 2020 Flag this