When I bought this bra my boobs were different and I quite liked the feel of unmoulded bras. My boobs looked great in them, and I used this bra when I was wearing outfits that could use a less pronounced.. chest. The rough-ish black material made me feel strong, and the purple decorations feminine.
Now the bra is too big and my boobs look pointy in this cut. I think a smaller size would fit me better, but I haven't tried yet.
This bra runs small in the cups, I own a lot of Freya plunge/balconies and my size in them is always 28G, but this one definitely runs small. I don't really mind though because it doesn't give me quadboob, the gore just doesn't tack and otherwise the bra fits perfectly. I really love the fabric of the bottom of the cup it has a nice texture on the outside and feels super supportive, I hope freya makes more bras with that kind of fabric (or at least fabric just as sturdy/supportive) in the future. The embroidery on the upper part of the cup is beautiful too, its simple and more elegant/mature than a lot of Freya's current offerings. While I like their current designs a lot too I can't help but wish that they'd diversify their style somewhat, and do more designs like this one.
Alas, this bra is simply not cut for my shape. I fell in love with its embroidery . . . the magenta and topaz jewel tones are stunning against charcoal grey. But I am shallow breasted, and this bra is designed for someone with more projection.
I really enjoy the look of this bra. I love the colors, the embroidery, and the pattern of the material. The texture of the fabric is a little . . . unusual, but not bothersome to me. In this size I'm getting some wrinkling in the lace at the top of the cup, however the edge of the lace lies flat and smooth. I'm going to try a size down with the 28DD, but I'm worried the lace may then end up cutting into my tissue. I also have concerns about the rather pointy shape of this bra on me, so I'll wait and see if the 28DD is better or worse!
This bra cuts in just a teeny bit because the top edge is a little stiffer than the rest of the top section. It only does it when I pull my shoulders back and is really not a fit issue for me, but my boobs are kind of equally full on the bottom and top, so if you're full on top you may want to alter this by taking in the center gore to turn the cups.
Now that that's out of the way: I really like this bra. It feels pretty in a more utilitarian way. The fabric isn't super smooth, it's almost a little rough, and the diamond patterns are pretty but not in a girly floral kind of way, so it feels like something I'd wear when I wanted to feel tough, if that makes sense. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> The pink details do give it that essential touch of femininity, and it really is a lovely bra.
The cups were a bit smaller and more open than on the 28G Sadie. They didn't come up too high under the arms, and the wires weren't too wide. The straps were a bit itchy though. I'm thinking/hoping that this particular model is the one for me. I would've liked to try a 28GG, but they were sold out and haven't yet had the chance to order a similar one (eg. Monet seems to have the same cut).