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.
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