This bra gets better with extended wear. When I first got it, the band was uncomfortably snug, to the degree where it was torture wearing it for any extended amount of time because it did not give enough when breathing. Nothing was helped by the high gore, digging into my sternum. After lightly bending the gore outwards it became wearable, but it took close to two months of constant wear before the band started loosening enough to be comfortable.
As for fit, I wish it had slightly higher underwires on the sides because I have bottom heavy, wide set breasts that are naturally inclined to settle low and wide ...apart unless something stops them. When newly adjusted, the 32DD cup is on the small side, giving me a slight spill over effect due to the lace along the top cutting into the breast which is an indicator that ideally a 32E cup would probably be my size but because of the low sides breast tissue migrates during the day, emptying the very top and overfilling the bottom making the bra look too small on the bottom, too large on top.
To summarise, if you have breasts that are naturally more centre heavy and not too round on top and don't mind a very snug feeling band this would be a very good option. The material is wonderful, soft and breathable despite being lace. It looks gorgeous. It holds up remarkably well, considering it is now over a year old and has been my go-to bra for the last year. Read more 149 more words
While technically this bra does not fit as the cups are too big and the upper lace too closed, I have successfully modified it to fit rather nicely. I added a pad in each cup, a dart in the center of the cup, and brought the lace down to make a more open cup. With the cream strips on black fabric, you can't even tell there is an extra dart. Lovely rounded shape with good cleavage - front and center. The wires are more narrow which helps. The fabric is a bit scratchy but hopefully that will improve with washing and wear.
The fabric never did improve. It has remained scratchy but tolerable though perhaps not for long.
another one of my black/white bras, I love this color combo =) I really love freya's older designs like this one, even though the thick embroidery isn't everyone's cup of tea and I quite like it. This bra feels both sexy and classy as well s a little fun thanks to the swirl pattern and loops on the embroidery on the bottom two panels of the cups. I think this bra also gives me little bit of a rounder shape than other Freya bras I've tried. The band is firm, a true to size 28.