Update 7/18/15: I still own this bra, but hardly wear it due to the pointyness it gives. It fits much better now that I've lost considerable amount of weight since the original review. The wires are too wide for me now, but the band is still very comfortable.
Original Review 4/15/13: This bra has a very fun tattoo print on a smooth fabric that also continues onto the back-band. The lace on the top half of the cup is colorful, detailed, and very attractive. However the cup shape gives me a very pointy look and makes me think the tattoo print should have been of a nautical theme ...to go along with my “torpedoes”! This doesn’t stop me from wearing it. I just plan to wear this bra under clothing that will minimize the torpedo affect. The center gore is not too low or too high and has a cute black with white dot bow detail. The height of the center gore does not bother my close set boobs. The band fits my 26” ribcage on the loosest hooks with a nice snug fit. The back-band has an equally distributed stretch on both the top and bottom elastic, so there is no digging in. The nice wide elastic of the straps sits at a good width apart and does not fall off my shoulder. They are fully adjustable with a small black with white dot bow where they meet the front of the cup. The wires are a good fit for me and don’t dig in, but there is about 0.75” of tubing that the wire does not fill. I’m hoping this doesn’t cause a problem with protruding wires in the future after extensive wear.
*Update- this bra is just too pointy and feels a little small in the cup. I'm in between a GG and H cup and think this bra shape is just not for me. Read more 212 more words
This is one of the few Freya plunge/balcony bras that isn't made in two models-- one for the G and under crowd, and one for the GG and up. In those bras, the GG+ version typically is made of firmer, more supportive material, and often differs in design (mesh see-through bras becoming less see-through, etc). But the most important difference for me is that the GG+ versions tend to have the gores 1" higher, which basically destroys the fit of those bras for me.
Like I said above, however, this bra isn't made like that. In GG+, the gore is still about 2.75" high, but that's short enough that ...the underwires are closer together in the middle, and that means that my close-set breasts don't prevent the gore from lying nice and flat. The left underwire isn't quite flat, since my left boob is larger, but the bra is so comfortable overall that I overlook that.
The straps are stretchy, long and more comfortable than they look, and the band is also stretchier than I'd expect of a 30" one, so my next bra in this style will probably be a 28H, which they thankfully have. The straps seem to carry more of the weight of your breasts than they maybe should, but again, the comfort and decent fit is enough that I overlook that too.
The embroidery is troublesome under fitted, lightweight and light-coloured jersey tops; I'm not much for tailored shirts, so no idea on how well it'll work with those. But I really wish they made this in a basic black or even a black/pink like they do the Arabellas. Even so, the bra is comfortable enough that I-- again-- overlook the colour issue.
The shape is sort of low and slightly pointy, but the comfort obiviates that for me. If I had small enough breasts to fit into the padded half-cups that Freya makes, I would probably be most at home in those bras since I prefer the more rounded, uplifted shape they give, but with those out of the running, this is currently my most comfortable and supportive bra.
I've only worn the bra once, since these two months have been a whirlwind of buying and trying on bras, so I really don't know how well it will wear in the long term. I'll edit this review in a few months to say how it lasted. Read more 288 more words
Another great fit for me: I need narrow deep cups so Freya is my go-to brand. Don't love the black embroidery because it means the bra will show under light tops, if they are not thick. But the design is pretty.
This is a sister size to the 28E I used to wear, I happened to find it on sale at a local lingerie store back in the day. It didn’t look like much in the hanger and I would have never ordered it online, but I was positively surprised when I tried it on. I hadn’t even owned an unpadded bra before, but this one fit nicely and looked quite cute on. For a long time it was the perfect bra for chilling out at home, easy and comfortable. The shape was not bad either. Most unpadded Freya bras are super closed at the top, but this one seemed a bit more forgiving for my upper fullness. Unfortunately, this has now become much too small to wear, and the band was always quite big. I would love to get a 28F if I could find one!
Brand new, super pretty bra and panty set White background with lovely pink and black detail Lace at top of cup embroidered in pink and black Ordered wrong bra size and didn't get round to returning by cut off date
This bra is okay. It fits fairly well and isn't inherently uncomfortable. I do not think I am the right shape for it though - this bra makes my breasts look pointy? Lumpy? Square? I'm not really sure how to describe it. I don't think it supports the sides of my breasts well. It may even be too narrow. I like the print of the bra. Because of the shape on me, I usually avoid this one in my rotation.