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I put this bra on, and angels started singing. After trying dozens of bras in and around my new size, this was the one.
I am relatively shallow for my size and have no fullness on top whatsoever, and I had been encouraged to try a Freya half cup style. It flatters my shape and is one of few bras on which I can fill the tops of the cups. It's so comfortable that I was able to wear it all day almost immediately.
There's a little bit that folds over the ends of the wires under the arms, which helps prevent stabbiness. It comes up to a perfect height under my arms; it contains what it needs to without cutting in where it shouldn't. The shape is flattering and looks good under clothes. The vertical seams haven't shown through any clothes I've worn with it. The gore is a good height and doesn't stab at me.
Once I get used to wearing bras in my actual size (thanks for nothing, VS), I will probably go down a band to a 30G, but I need to get used to my band carrying my boobweight first. I've been wearing this bra on the second hook from the beginning; it's true what they say about Freya bands, they're stretchy.
The fabric is opaque on the front, and feels almost more like swimwear than a bra. (Not uncomfortably so, if you're used to padded/lined bras as I am.) This bra fits me well enough that the difference in my breasts' sizes is obvious; to fix this, I slip in a liner pad thingy from an old Genie Bra on my smaller side, and then I'm good to go. It's totally invisible under the bra.
The pattern is fun. I have the denim color, which has a few different shades of blue mixed in with a bit of salmon. The straps are wide and comfortable, and striped with the darker blue color from the pattern.
This fits so great that I've purchased a Freya Ginny Padded Half Cup (1263) , which has the same cut, as well. I'll likely get a Freya Lauren Padded Half-cup (4821) too, in order to rotate them through the week. If you're a larger cup size but shallow, this bra is amazing.
Updated on Mar 09, 2014 Flag this