When I first started my correct fitting bra adventure, Freya was my go to brand. Freya and I kind of had a breakup because I wasn't fond of their latest offerings; I hadn't bought a Freya bra since my Luisa last fall. I recently had the opportunity to buy the Totally Tartan from a user and snapped it up, eager to rekindle my Freya love affair.
Freya's Totally Tartan bra was first released in the s/s 12 collection. The a/w 13 collection also featured this model in a new colorway. It is available in padded longline, plunge balcony and padded half cup styles. This bra is a 34G and is in the plunge balcony version.
Can I just say that I love the look of this bra! The bright, Spring-like pattern is not practical, but it is gorgeous. The new version of this bra in a blue/baby pink colorway is also a stunner. The little wooden buttons on the central gore also make for a nice touch. The striped detailing on the straps is also a lovely addition
The center gore doesn't tack as firmly as I would like, which has never happened to me with Freya bras. When I first tried the bra on, the cups were wrinkled along the center seam. After a quick strap adjustment, the wrinkling disappeared.
I love that the straps are on the thicker side when compared to bras from Cleo. I also appreciate the soft, silky feeling material that the entire bra is made from. The material is a bit thicker than my other Freya bras made from the same material (ex: Naomi) but that is a good thing. The fully adjustable straps are also great, especially for one with small shoulders.
Universally speaking, I am liking Freya again, but not enough to fully commit and make it my staple brand like it used to be. But, I am not giving up hope! A few of their new bras that I would like to try are the Marvel, a daring new shape for Freya, and Ooh La La, which is reminiscent of the Lyla and Flourish.