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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band0.0
Band Length64.8
Stretch ratio0.0
Cup width15.2
Cup depth24.8
Depth ratio1.6
Wire length28.6
Cup height0.0
Cup separation0.6
Gore height7.6
Wing height8.9
Strap width1.9
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The Patsy Padded Half Cup was my first bra that really fit, so it will always hold a special place for me! Honestly, the cut is probably the best I could hope for. I might not have ever tried a half cup style at all had it not been for the light padding (can't stand unlined bras) and the very attractive patterns. After a lifetime of wearing ill-fitting, plain and rather ugly minimizer bras, being able to find a pretty, feminine bra in my size has been an amazing feeling.

I now know that the bands on Freya are known as being looser than others, but the 30 has remained firm, yet comfortable for me on the outer hook for quite a long time. I never got any poking, chafing or pain. I do have to tighten the straps nearly all the way otherwise the underwires start to sit below my IMF. Similarly, people talk about Freya having "soft wires", but I don't find that to be the case. At first I thought I would have to bend them for a better fit around my ribs, but had trouble bending them so just wore them in instead. I haven't noticed any kind of weakness in the wire and they are much more comfortable than other bra wires I have tried like Panache and Cleo which hurt my bony ribs.

This is a really easy to wear bra. The padding is just enough for modesty, but not too much to add any bulk. The material is also lightweight so it washes and dries really easily. You don't have to worry so much about damaging the cups when washing or packing them (I travel a lot), which is a big plus for me. All these things make it an ideal bra for all seasons.

The only negatives I have about my trusty Patsy are the lace trim and very visible seams. I wouldn't need to buy any other bras if the cups were smoother, the lace less bumpy and the seams somehow flatter. I therefore tend to wear this bra more in the colder months or when I will have a jacket on top. Wearing a camisole underneath did not help mask the lumpiness of the lace or very obvious lines of the seams.

Another thing I had to get used to is that this cut of bra has a minimizing effect on me. It lifts and supports well, but my breasts look at least two sizes smaller in it.

Even taking in all of these small faults, it's still my favorite bra.

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Updated on Mar 27, 2015 Flag this

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    I have a 30 F patsy (my phone wants to autocorrect to pasty, haha!) which I really like - I agree with all your points above. I can't understand why it's so minimising though - more so than bras I own with absolutely no padding/lining at all! Odd. Does the job though!

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