This is the best sports bra I have owned. The underwires are wide enough but not too tall so they don't stab me in my armpits. I had to sister size down to 36H (as I usually do with Freya) because the band was too big in 38. This bra fits me better than the Panache sports bra (I have it in 38GG), but I can't say the fit is perfect. No matter how big a cup size I try, the gore in Panache sport doesn't sit flat against my sternum but the top part gapes.
This Freya sports bra doesn't sit against my sternum either but the overall ...fit is much better. I think this problem has something to do with the depth of the cups but I don't really know. This doesn't come as high up in the front as the Panache one but is supports better around my armpit. The shape in the front is more like V-neck shirt and that works very well for me since my boobs lack tissue around the top middle part but are quite full on top everywhere else (is that even possible...).
I haven't tried this bra in very hard training yet, but it does perform well in little jumps and jogging. It doesn't eliminate all bouncing but it definitely makes the little movements much more controlled and comfortable. I don't think any bra could stop all bouncing since my boobs aren't very firm and I do like to be able to breath. Read more 142 more words
i had been looking into this model for some time, but as i suspected, it doesnt work at all. the cups have way too much space at the top, so its empty on me because thats where i have very little fullness. theres also a ton of space at the apex, so maybe its just a whole cup too large? the band is snug, but only at the front of my ribcage, not at the back. the wires are too wide, but that was to be expected. the straps feel fine, and the gore doesnt lie flat, but im not sure if thats the way its designed.
all in all this one was a fail for me, but one i expected, so not a big deal.
Gore wouldnt tack for anything. Wires are SO soft, its insane. The bra felt simultaneously too big (wrinkling where the apex should be, empty space at bottom of cup) and too small (0.5" floating gore, boobs couldnt fit in cups). I guess my apex was too high, and it couldn't handle my center fullness. Minimum bounce reduction. Design is kind of cool tho, has an additional UU wire on top of the underwire, stronger underwires wouldve accomplished waayyyy more IMO.
I ordered the pink and yellow colored one and it is pretty. However the wires run so wide on this and also run shallow. The center gore meets in the middle in a pyramid shape so that it is away from my body and my boobs actually slip under the underwire, but not the bra since it is a crop.
Ideally, Freya needs to make the underwire narrower, and material more projected. I need wide underwires but this was just ridiculous. Thank goodness for free returns.
I really wanted to like this bra since the color (pink/green) is really pretty and it has the option of a racerback. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be a good match for my FOB very projected breasts. I found that both with and without the racerback hooked the bra didn't give me any significant support. Just bouncing up and down a bit allowed my breasts to bounce significantly. It also gave me a very east-west look that I don't like. Also, hooking up the racerback made the straps very uncomfortable kind of bunched up. The center gore didn't come near to tacking which meant that my breasts weren't really encapsulated.
I found the fit of this bra to be similarly poor as the 28E - Freya Active » Moulded Sports Bra (4892). With my wide-rooted, shallow boobs, I quadboobed, had armpit fat, and couldn't fill out the bottom of this bra. I think it would fit better for someone with full on bottom breasts. The gore is similarly too high and wide and squishes my breast tissue. The straps do not adjust to be as long as other bras might.
This is my first close to well-fitting sports bra. Before this bra, I had choose between the pains of squished boobs or the pain of jiggly boobs when exercising, but no more of that! Combine that with my favorite purple and green color combination, and I'm actually motivated to exercise when I wear this bra.
That said, I have some fit issues with this bra. The wires run a bit too wide, but even so, my breast tissue still fills the cup nicely. The gore does not sit flat, but I'm not sure if this is by design or because my boobs are too close-set for such a high gore. In any case, because of the floating gore, I have to scoop my breasts apart in the middle once in a while. It's not uncomfortable at all when I'm exercising, but it's not perfect.