This fits very similarly to the Freya Deco, except that I would say the front edge of the cups is a little more rigid so it is less likely to gape than the Deco. The band on mine stretched out quickly and was large to start with, so I'd definitely recommend sizing down. Like the Deco, it's an awkward bra to fit - if it's slightly too large you get gaping at the top. I wear a 28G in most styles now but still wear a FF in the Deco and Crystal, even though it's slightly too small. It just gives me more cleavage than it did when ...I was smaller. Whilst a 28G looks like it fits me when I put it on, my boobs 'settle' into it after a while and I am left with room at the top. I am fuller on the bottom so this is partly the reason. I would not recommend it if you have soft breast tissue or have migrated tissue you're trying to move - it's too easy for your boobs to slip out and the wires don't come up high under the arm. Of course, the good reasons why women love it are that it's a low cut plunge, the cleavage is great and it's very comfy. Read more 107 more words
Crystal is a patterned version in Teal & Baby Blue reverse spots. The Blue looks White online and even in my photographs but it is really a super soft Baby Blue. Blue-Green or Green-Blue and Soft Blue: It is still very pretty. Identical fit so no surprises if you own any Deco (including previous patterns: Lydia "Milkshake", Frida "Purple Animal Print", Carly "Ivory Chain Print") Completely soft and smooth cup material and shape. Pleased to add another beautiful Freya to my collection.
The best fit I've found is 30G starting on 2nd hook as the band is loose on me. Deco has a popular reputation for a loose band. I'd buy 28GG if it were made.
Measured unstretched before wearing. Purchased late-September 2011 from ASOS.
8/1/15 Update: This bra no longer fits. This bra is too big in the cup after weight loss. Adding current pics to reflect this.
5/19/12 Original Review: This is one of my better fitting bras at the moment. I find that as the day goes on the band stretches out. I end up having to wear this bra on the tightest fitting hooks and it still rides up a little. The fabric is soft and I love the color and pattern. The straps are made of softer, more comfortable elastic. The straps are stretcher than my nude colored Freya Deco bra so I tend to have more bounce when I walk fast. I also find that this particular bra has cups that are a little bigger than my nude Deco in a size 28G, but that works in my favor because I really need a size 28GG in Freya Deco.
While this bra isn't the best fit for me by any means I still find it wearable and like the shape/profile it gives me. The problems I have with it are the band being very loose for a 28 and the cups not having enough immediate projection (although I hear this model does have more immediate projection than the regular deco and this bra certainly doesn't have the most shallowness at the bottom of other similar bras i've tried (I get pretty bad folding of the cup near the wire on my Masquerade Amor in the same size)). The top of this bra is also more closed than ...the regular deco because of the piping on the top of the cup - the deco lydia which doesn't have the trim gapped a lot more on me when i tried it. The straps I found chafed a bit at the armpits for the first few wears but I no longer notice it. Overall I find it a fairly good bra and i still wear it despite being able to get a better fit in other brads/styles. Read more 79 more words
I love the look of this bra, it's very cute! This bra fits great, my only complaint is that the band is too stretchy and isn't snug at all. Also, my boobs don't fill out the bottom of the cups so there is a little wrinkling along the bottom.
The Freya Crystal is similar to other Decos except I do find the cup ever so slightly shorter. They are also more pliable than normal Decos. On me, it's not much of a difference and the fit is otherwise the same as others owned in 30G.
I spot clean this bra after every wear due to the colour of the straps. It's a powdery light blue that looks like it will show dirtiness and wear very quickly. So far I have not have any problems keeping them clean. The entire bra gets cleaned after 3 wears (my sweat factor is pretty low, especially given I live in Canada I don't have many months to get hot).
I love the Freya Deco range and have worn this bra to death since I bought it as it was the first 28G I'd tried after realising that the 30FF's I was wearing were too loose in the back for me. The fit is great on me, aside from a tiny bit of quad boob on the slightly larger right side - but my assymetry is only marginal so in practical terms it really isn't an issue. After a LOT of wear (a couple of years) the band has finally started to perish and one wire has poked through but I have so few bras that actually fit me I still haven't managed to throw it out! I'm fairly firm busted as far as G cups go and I'm desperately seeking other relatively low-coverage plunge/half cup bras that suit my body type so that I can finally lay this one to rest.