The Freya Antoinette is comfortable and supportive and well constructed. No foam in this one, though the lower cup sections are lined with an extra layer of firm fabric. The inside seams are bound for more comfort (for you non-sewers, that means they're covered over with smooth strips of fabric). I wish they made this bra in pastel colors (I ordered nude), but even so, this bra is prettier than it looks in pictures, and the strap detailing is cute. A nice bra for when you want to feel like it's "just you" in there!
Note on fit: Band size is true but the cups run a bit small. If you measure between cup sizes, you might want to round up; you will definitely need to do so if your breasts are on the fuller/rounder side. Purchased Spring 2010 from HerRoom.
The material is very smooth and silky and doesn't itch. It's a very basic looking bra but at the same time a bit prettier than plain bras because of the lace. Otherwise there's not much to say about the looks.
The band fit fine on me, but the cups were too narrow and the top of them cut into my chest. The wires also come up higher than plunge bras and the top line of the cups go straight across. The centre point ends 7cm from the bottom of the band.
I have this in two colours. Probably my all-time favourite, so far. Very supportive almost full-cup cups that give me a perfect rounded shape. My breasts fill them almost perfectly with very minimal wrinkling. Smooth comfy fabric. If the band ran an inch tighter and was less stretchy, it would be my holy grail bra. I think I am even, shallow, and I'm 26" and 31--32".
Ok so this bra confuses me. I have tall roots and my tissue is close set. I'm not sure if the bra I rcvd (2nd hand) has the gore wires bent in towards the body more than its supposed to, or, if that's how this bra is designed. (Nothing was mentioned about bending/altering wires so I doubt this is the case.) But for my tissue/shape/size (?) it's uncomfortable the minute I put it on. I tried it on and the gore was hurting while taking photos. I waited about a week & tried it on again, thinking maybe I was just being overly sensitive but had same issue. ...And it's a shame because I really love the look and feel of the construction and fabric. Maybe I don't have enough volumn to fill it out properly? Maybe that is needed to "pull" the fabric & gore away slightly? I also seem to fill the cups at the bottom of the cup, but have wrinkling at the top, but, also some "quad-like" thing going on where cup meets lace on top part of cup. Maybe cups aren't meant for tall roots? Not sure but it makes me sad that I can't wear this bra Read more 100 more words
This bra, received in a giveaway, would be a perfect fit on me except for 2 problems:
1. That rigid elastic at the top of the cup. Why is there? What is its purpose? It has no stretch to it at all and cuts into my tall roots, creating visible quadboob. It's unfortunate because I think the lace might have been stretchy enough otherwise. I don't know if this bra runs small or is just too closed on top or both.
2. The band is extremely loose. It stretches out to 80cm (like a 32) and I need to wear it on the tightest hook. This is probably a combination of Freya bands being loose to start with and this bra being secondhand.
With the cups being too small/closed-off and the band being super loose, I honestly think this fits like a loose 30B or tight 32A.
As for appearance, it's a cute simple bra overall. The only thing I don't really like is the strap details.
Once I get some pictures up, I will be relisting this.