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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band80.0
Band Length66.0
Stretch ratio1.2
Cup width16.3
Cup depth28.0
Depth ratio1.7
Wire length27.0
Cup height21.3
Cup separation2.5
Gore height7.3
Wing height10.6
Strap width2.3
Hooks3
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Index30:10
EU65J
UK30GG
FR80J
AUS8GG
US30J

Review

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Used to fit

This is a newer model of Freya's, following the strappy trend or whatever.
I like this bra. As a matter of fact, I like Freya bras in general, and if they didn't give me this weird pointing downwards shape, I'd only wear Freya bras. I think I've only ever tried one Freya bra that gave me a nice rounded shape, it was a very old model (Freya Marvel Side Panel Bra (1501) but I tried it in 36F or some similarily completely wrong size for me, and it just didn't feel supportive. If I could find it in 30GG now, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

But anyway.

Taboo is marked as both a plunge and a balcony, and I'll admit I have no idea where the line is for plunge vs. balcony but this bra is less plunge and more balcony. That sentence sounds dumb, but it is what it is. It's a soft cup bra, and the cups are a little sheer, with no stretch to them at all. Weirdly enough, even though it's sheer, the nipples barely show through. I don't know why. So anyway, these cups fit me perfectly, it's just that the shape is god awful and I guess I just don't like it. Maybe I'm a little too FOB? Who knows. I can't quite tell which bras are made for FOB/FOT so it's all the same to me.

The wires are extremely stiff and hard (and now I feel like I'm writing an erotic story lol) but not so much uncomfortable. My main issue is that they are a little too flat, and I don't have the strength to bend them to wrap around my torso right now. Maybe later.
The gore tacks, but is the stuff of nightmares. Again, I don't find it uncomfortable. I do think I'm a little closer set than this and there might be some poking into my breast tissue where the gore ends. I'm trying to figure out a way to make the gore narrower but I don't think a simple stitch in the middle to bring them wires closer will do...

Band is a little stretchier for a 30, as Freya's usual.

THE STRAPS. They are heavenly thick. Like almost 2.5cm thick. I love them. And they adjust long enough (another reason I like Freya bras, I never have the too short straps issue with them).

I tried to model it with a deeper v-neck sweater (that's the deepest one I have, lol) to show the straps don't really show unless you're wearing a really low cut shirt (like the tank top I'm wearing in the other photos). I don't think I would leave the house with the straps showing as I live in a pretty conservative country and I don't think that would be very appropriate. The straps are very soft and don't cut in at all (they're the same as in 34E - Bravissimo » Dina Bra (LN578) )

I got this bra for a couple of reasons-- it's only GBP18 on Figleaves right now, and I haven't tried a newer Freya bra in a while now and wanted to see if anything changed. Cups seem to run tts now, the band a little looser. Still tho, bra science and all. I think I will keep this bra because I like the way it looks and idk, I'll try get over the shape. Also, hate returning stuff.

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Updated on Jan 14, 2019 Flag this


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  • 1

    That is a really cool looking bra. "Gore is the stuff of nightmares"... yikes. My sternum hurts just reading that.

  • 1

    Yea I'll say they really went a little too far with this gore...

  • 1

    I like this on you...but I tend to look a more natural shape than round. It's pretty:)

  • 1

    Looks very nice on you! In the end it's just a matter of preference, but when I saw the pictures before reading the review, my first thought was that I really like the shape :-)

  • It might take some getting used to. I think mostly I've been spoiled by my EMs but even those in the right size aren't exactly round and have a slight peak so not much difference.
    With a shirt on I don't hate it nearly as much either.

  • 2

    I agree it looks good on you! The detailing on the cups is quite nice. It reminds me of the 60s beaded curtains for some reason, haha. I like it!
    And if you ever figure out the plunge vs balcony cut off let me know! Gore height vs center cup seam maybe??

  • 1

    Yes I was surprised by how nice this bra actually looks. I've always been a fan of Freya aesthetics though.

    To me, all EM Bms are more plunges as they kinda give really nice cleavage (depending on the bra he he) which in my mind is what plunge does. Like I said, I really can never tell the difference. This bra seems to have at least as high gore, if not even taller, as most my Bms.

  • I know when I got my first Comexim Plunges I laughed since a 3.25"+ is not plungey by any means, haha.
    I like Freya designs as well, but they just don't work for me. (The fact that they only going to a J cup in the 28 band being a big factor...)

  • Unfortunately their size range doesn't seem good foe you lot. The fact I fit into a 30GG is worrisome cause what if the cup does run large, I'm just a 30H?! I hope not.

  • brasaremean The last Freya I tried was for FOT and I can't fill it, so it was a combo of too big and just fine on the bottom. I'm pretty sure if I tried a 28J that it'd "fit" just not be comfortable.

  • 1

    The gore width alone would be a deal breaker for you Sovavosi.

  • 1

    Very true. I'd say the gore is suitable for AprilGoulding cause she's pretty wide set though!
    For me it's neither here nor there. It's not uncomfortable, but it leaves a mark on my breast tissue which is mainly why I'm concerned about it and also, tf I didn't I look at the gore before I bought the bra lol!

  • I think it’s giving you this pointy shape because it’s too big in the cup.
    You can seem to “fillout” the cups without it fitting well.
    The bra fits like a full cup bra even without the strappy bits it’s too far up into your armpits and might be uncomfortable after a few wears when it gives a bit.
    It has a granny bra shape and you are not getting any uplift.
    It is pretty though:( .

  • Oh I definitely don't think I'd fit into a 30G.

  • I know what you mean I have had a similar fit issue.
    I was filling the cups but getting no uplift but the size down was just too small I kept the larger size but ending up not wearing it because it was digging into my armpits and leaving red marks.
    I don’t think you are particularly fob you look even but the bra is giving you a bit of a pressed down pointed look (as you have said).
    I don’t like those extra straps they look good but I don’t like the feel of them on the top of my breasts.
    You know best how the bra feels on you.
    You never know it may soften with washing and become a bit more rounded.

  • 1

    Unfortunately I think the shape is here to stay. I imagine maybe some reconstructive surgery would do wonders on it, but I'm not very good at sewing so I don't dare try (on a new bra especially).
    Yes the issue is I'm more between 30G and GG and so the smaller one is small, the larger one a little loose in the cup. Can't win!

  • Yeah,
    you’ve hit the nail on the head “in between sizes” that’s me too 🙂.
    Well good luck anyway 🌸.

  • You too!


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Fit information

On Feb 2019 View measurements

Top of the cup:
Wrinkles, can't quite fill it
Cups separation:
Too separate for my boobs

On Jan 2019 It fit her! View measurements

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