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I've been drooling over this bra ever since I first saw it become available for sale, and recently I bought it from another bratabase user.
Visually, it's stunning. I adore heather grey and I think that the white lace details are absolutely lovely, and transform an otherwise boring bra into something really adorable.
I really like the fit, both with and without the J-hook (though in order to use the J-hook comfortably I have to loosen the straps considerably). I do think I prefer it without the J-hook but I'm happy the J-hook is there for days when I want to wear something more racerback. My problem with the J-hook ... is that the triangle-ish space where the back strap meets the band becomes irritating when the J-hook is in place, but I have sensitive skin.
The cups fit in the traditional Freya Deco style, which I'm coming to realize is pretty much what my boobs need. The cups are shallower than I expected but, as I've always found the Deco runs a smidge large, I don't mind. The cups give me a lovely rounded shape with nice, tasteful cleavage. I do think that the wings come up a little more high and/or wide than I prefer, but it's not irritating or painful, just noticeable.
I heard that the tops of the cups were more closed in this model than the traditional Deco, which I was looking forward to because the tops of the cups of my nude 30FF Deco are beginning to turn out. However, I think that the closed edge presents a raised surface which shows through thin shirts just as much as a turning-out edge, so that was a bit of a disappointment. Still totally wearable with most of my clothing, though.
Overall I think that this bra is visually stunning and has a few minor fit issues that don't impact its overall wearability.
Updated on Mar 16, 2015 Flag this
Probably my favorite Deco iteration! The heather gray and ivory lace are such a pretty combo, somewhat vintage-inspired but still casual and seamless enough for everyday wear (the edging on the cups does however show a bit beneath thin shirts). Over time (and especially after having the chance to try out Polish bras) I've realized that the deco is just sooooo shallow that I can't get it to sit, let alone stay, in my IMF at all. As a result, the bra has a tendency to migrate downwards throughout the day, causing discomfort as it rubs against my ribs. I also have a strange fit issue with it where I'll fill out the cups perfectly just after S & S, but as I wear it the upper/outer portions of the cups gape as if they are too tall, and my boobs begin to bubble out the center instead. Despite these things, I keep this bra around for times when I want cleavage in combination with a multiway option and a perfectly round/uplifted shape.
Updated on Feb 06, 2016 Flag this
I'm kind of mixed on this bra. It is beautiful; I fell in love with it the first time I saw it, but due to a bad experience with the 28G - Freya » Deco Moulded Plunge Bra (4234) (quadding along the inner edges of the cups, gaping at the tops of the cups where they meet the straps, cups coming up way too high to be comfortable for me), I was reluctant to actually buy it, thinking it would fit basically the same way. This one actually showed up on my Bratabase recommendations in this size, so I decided to finally give it a ... shot.
In terms of look and construction, I love it. I got the Dove colorway, which is a light-medium gray with white lace trim and darker gray straps. I thought it might be too light to wear under certain shirts (lighter bras tend to show terribly on me), but I wore it under a white v-neck tee with no problems at all--like, the thing practically disappeared under the shirt. The fabric is smooth to the touch and feels amazing, the cups feel sturdy, and the band has decent stretch without feeling like it's going to get stretched out too soon. The straps on this are fully adjustable, so the convertible hooks are separate sliders that you can move up and down the straps as you need them (which is amazing, since I'm used to bras like the Betsey Johnson Intimates Stocking Stripe Lightly Lined Demi Bra (723803) where you have the straps that are only half adjustable and the J-hook stuck in the center). My only qualm with the construction of this bra is that when you wear it racerback, in the back where the straps meet the band, you get this kind of lumpy, crinkly thing going on...it's a little hard to describe, but you can kind of see it in this picture: http://bra.pe/IXeG/ . It's like the trim along the band is too stiff to convert with the rest of the bra properly, so it kind of pokes out instead, and it's visible. Nobody else seemed to notice it all day, but I noticed it, so it annoyed me a little.
The fit of this bra is...um...I'm not exactly sure. It's the right size, but might be a shape mismatch again, though not quite as bad a mismatch as the Deco Plunge. I compared it to my 28G - Cleo » Maddie Moulded T-shirt Bra (7201) which fits me perfectly, and the cups are roughly the same size, but shaped differently. Compared to Maddie, the cups aren't quite as wide, the underwires don't come up as high under the arms, the cup is taller along the inside edge, and the projection looks to be more towards the top of the cup (for Maddie, the projection is sort of in the middle). It also seems like the tops of the cups where they meet the straps want to point outward a tiny bit, whereas Maddie points a bit inward. So my problem here is that initially, after scooping, the bra fits perfectly, and I even get some awesome cleavage, but once I start to move and things get resettled, I end up with gaping at the top of the cups, requiring me to scoop again. It's not really bad enough for me to say I'll never wear the bra again, which was the case after trying on the Deco Plunge, and it seems to be difficult to find convertible bras in this size that aren't super bright colors and won't cost your entire paycheck, so I'll keep this one for now and hope that maybe one day it'll fit better, but in the meantime I'll still keep an eye out for something that might work better for me.
Updated on Nov 14, 2015 Flag this
Oh good lord, I love this bra. It's very comfortable and flattering, in my usual Deco size of 28G. I am very impressed with the racer back feature as well - it is an adjustable clasp that can go up or down the straps as one wishes, which I really enjoy.
It's also beautiful. A nice smooth fabric that doesn't snag or catch on sharp things (nails... Velcro... looking at you, beige Deco). A touch less push uppy than an average Deco, but it is still very impressive in terms of defying gravity - especially when in racerback.
Updated on May 19, 2015 Flag this
Well, I can never go wrong with a good Deco. This bra is everything I expected from Freya. Just about a perfect fit! I LOVE the shiny heather grey colorway with the Ivory lace overlays and ribbons. So pretty and feminine.
This Deco does seem to fit a bit differently than other Decos I've tried. It doesn't really give me as much lift and "oomph" unless I hook the J hook for the Racerback option. Then I get some amazing lift and cleavage going on. I do feel like this is a rather loose 28 band, I had to hook it on the tightest setting straight away. And ... oddly enough, I get the slightest bit of "orange in a glass" syndrome on my left, smaller boob. There is the tiniest bit of empty space at the very bottom of the cup but it's def not noticeable. And the edge of the top part of the cup does "roll out" a bit but that doesn't bother me too much. The gore is a nice height, not too tall for my close-set boobs. I do feel like the straps are a little too far apart, but that's normal for me with Decos. As always, I love the shape this bra gives. Such great lift without all that padding and oh so pretty https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
Updated on Feb 11, 2015 Flag this
Just received this bra and love the fit. The straps aren't as widely set as the Deco Honey I have which makes this much more comfortable to wear. The band feels pretty nice. The only problem is I have is the strap length since its a multiway bra. Other than that, it's a great bra.
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