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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band0.0
Band Length60.0
Stretch ratio0.0
Cup width12.8
Cup depth23.0
Depth ratio1.8
Wire length23.7
Cup height14.3
Cup separation2.5
Gore height10.8
Wing height12.3
Strap width1.6
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I got curious when Freya introduced this new longline style with four-part cups, because their usual (three-part) half cup styles are just a bit too shallow for my shape. I had high hopes for the Fancies and thought that I would finally get the perfect longline, but unfortunately it turned out quite disastrous!

I’m somewhere between 28F-FF for Freya. I decided to go with the smaller size because I got to try a 30F in store, and it felt too big in both the band and cups. It does seem like this cut might actually allow a bit more projection in the bottom of the cups. However, the horizontal seam makes the bra much too closed at the top for my FoT shape, and totally minimizes the top of my boobs. As a result, I get quadboob and a really sad “upside-down seven” kind of shape. It looked worse in real life than in the pictures. The wires at the same time are already much too wide (for some reason they don’t measure so wide but it definitely feels like it). The wide gore doesn’t really help the issue.

I’m so sad about the fit because the bra itself looks fantastic! I love the allover lace and pretty details (which don’t really show in my pictures) like the straps and bows. The color looks absolutely amazing too. All of the materials feel very soft, and the cups are very thinly padded. The band seemed to fit well, although it gets minus points for only two rows of hooks.

I also bought the matching brazilian bottom in size XS. I have an older Fancies brazilian in the watermelon colorway, and I was hoping that they would have changed the cut, but no. It looks really good and I like the coverage level, but I have a weird problem: the cotton gusset. It’s weirdly shaped and only sewn in at the corners, which makes the fabric roll up during wear. It doesn’t feel very comfortable! Why, Freya?

With a heavy heart, I returned the whole set. Although Freya’s traditional half cup shape is not so good for me, it’s still better than this new style. The shape really made it unwearable for me. This bra would probably fit better someone with FoB shape and maybe average projection/width.

Chilli Red colorway

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  • 1

    I get the upside down seven shape in this bra, too. Our reviews are pretty similar. I also found it to run big and cut in sharply on top. Plus it feels super wide even though it doesn't measure it...

  • 1

    I'm sorry for this but it really doesn't give a good shape. Also the wires look really wide. Anyway thank you for your helpful review, I now know it probably also wouldn't fit me.

  • letstalkaboutbras I saw your great review too and thought that we had quite similar problems with the bra! It's sad because it's so pretty. :( I'd be interested in seeing a review from someone who it actually fits.

  • AbracaBra I'm glad it was useful! The bra was a big dissapointment for me definitely. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone with FoT/tall roots.

  • 1

    Nml817 Yes, me too. It must fit someone ...

  • 1

    So it actually might work for my FOB/very short roots, but omg those wires!!!! They look like they're almost on your back! No way could I wear wires that wide. What a shame, it's gorgeous!!

  • 1

    This confirms my theory that measurements can't always be trusted.

  • lcl0706 Yeah it would probably work better for you, but those wires are still really wide. :( The cups are also deeper than in the half cup version, however.
    erispe It's weird! Maybe the shape of the underwires has something to do with it. Of course a wider gore makes the wires further apart, but still - Comexims with the same width fit perfectly and this one had at least 2cm empty space on both sides.

  • lcl0706 I'm fob with short roots, so it should have worked for me. The wires seen unreasonably wide on given the actual measurements. Surprisingly, they weren't uncomfortable on me and no armpit poking. However the wires are far too soft, and I love Comexim-soft wires. They distort easily; probably why it's wider when worn. What did me in was the gore - wide and tall. I put my short root issues in my review.

  • 1

    No clue as to why Freya keeps on making the wide gores, it is a problem for many of us. I really like the brand, especially their swimwear, but their gores are just ruining it all.

  • letstalkaboutbras I didn't even think about wires distorting but you're right, that's probably the case. The bra didn't actually feel uncomfortable for me either.

  • 1

    letstalkaboutbras & Nml817 I just got this bra, and while looking at the ra, I noticed the wires are very soft and plaible. I think they're actually plastic, so that would account for why they seem so wide. If they're not plastic, they're very very thin metal.

  • Prettyncharmeuse That's interesting! It would make sense, I guess that Fancies was meant to be a more affordable range (I'm assuming that plastic ones are cheaper). But it still seems like a weird design choice. :/

  • If they are plastic, they sure are sharp on the edges...

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