This bikini is really beautiful and good quality. Straps very sturdy, very good quality lycra, and good shape for support. The raffles are great if you love them, though I'm seriously thinking of cutting them out, as I see my boobs even bigger when I wear it.
About the size, it is probably one size too big in the cups for me. I tried the 32FF and it was too small, though I needed 2 more sizes. I can wear it, but it would probably be better in a 32G.
The firs days wearing it I was very happy, but the more I use it the more uncomfortable I find ...it. I think it's because the cup is too big as I said. The wire seems very big for me, I can't quite fill the bottom and on the side it goes too far away, so it is not the most comfortable bikini ever for me.
If the shape is right for you, the bikini top is awesome. For me, I fond the wires a bit too big, although I use it anyways and I'm not unhappy. Read more 76 more words
Well. This settles it. Freya bikinis are for me! I have now tried a freya tankini and now this bikini, and they are SO compatible with my shape. You can see some of my other reviews for Figleaves and Panache bikinis.
One of my main issues with bikinis and bras in general is that the gore is too wide and the cups are too wide. In this bikini, the gore is a lot lower, as it's a plunge, and the cups are plenty fine. Still a little wide, but not in a way that distorts the cup.
This bikini is lightly lined, but not really padded. I thought the ruffles ...would be too much on my pretty ample chest, but it's not -- it's enough to be frilly and cute but not overwhelming. This bikini also holds you in firm without being too sexy or cleavage-y, which is nice!
I ordered the top from someone on a FB buy/sell/trade group. It didn't come with bottoms, so I ordered the bottoms for about $9 shipped on ebay in a size 10 UK. I normally wear an XS everything, but I found that size 10 in the bottoms was good -- it covers my tushie and hips and isn't baggy, but I think a size 8 would have been too revealing for my tastes.
I now want to buy a bunch of freya bikinis in a bunch of sizes! And more of the pier in different colors! I totally recommend this to anyone who has a narrow root and needs some projection.
Also, I typically wear 28 bands and measure small underbust. I found this to be tight enough for a bikini with no riding up. It is plenty tight for someone who needs 30 bands, and adequately tight for a 28 band wearer, in my opinion. Read more 192 more words
I bought this as I was still losing a bit of weight. At the time I was buying Freya bras in 30GG and when I received this bikini I was thrilled: I hadn't had such a comfortable bikini in years (previously I was wearing a 34FF Freya triangular number with tie string halter and tie string back ... and was tieing it as short as I could).
Now that I wear a 28GG in Cleo, 30G in Panache and 30G in Freya and Fauve this is clearly too big on me.
I was never happy with the 30 back and really noticed that it doesn't hold me firmly in the 30 Pier. It's a generous back, if you're between sizes go for the smaller.
This summer (Australia 2012/2013) I bought the same model in Jitterbug 28GG. See my review - it's a better fit for me now!
Overall I like this bikini. I could use a firmer back band. (When I order it the 32E I wanted was out of stock, so I order the 34DD instead.) I do still get the pain-in-the-neck associated with halter neck bikinis in this top. I have thought about bring this to a seamstress to see if they could alter the band to make it fit me better, but I'm not sure if altering the back band would help with that. To get the uplifted bust, I think I would still have to tie the neck the strap almost as tight as I tie it now.
I do pop out of the top of the cups a little (quad-boob), but I don't think I would want the cups to be any larger. There is also some wrinkling at the bottom of the cups. I'm also always adjusting the cups/straps to keep my arm-pit fat hidden/contained.
When I saw this bathing suit I fell in love at first site. I love the hot pink color and I’m a sucker for polka dots. I went with a size 30FF, but I think I’m going to reorder in a size 28G or take the band in at the back hook on this top. It has one plastic clasp in the back and halter style ties. The only complaint I have is after wearing it for a while the halter starts to dig into the back of my neck where it’s tied at. I also paired this top with the bikini bottoms (#3022). This suit is fun and functional.