Since I got this bra, it has turned into the only one I'll wear. It's finally dying now, 2 years after purchase, and I'm at a loss because nothing else even compares.
It's the only molded bra that even comes close to accommodating my projection (although I still get a crease at the bottom of the cup) and has lovely narrow underwires that don't hang out in my armpit. I do wish they came up a touch higher, but otherwise they're great.
It was a little stiff at first and required some breaking in, but otherwise is very comfortable. Gives the ideal shape and great cleavage. Cups are good for a tall root--they cut in enough to prevent gaping but not so much as to create quadding. My only complaints are the strap anchorage, which is shoddy, uncovered, and rubs uncomfortably, and the stupid stretchy Freya band that exploded from a 30 to something more like a 34 after about 5 months of wear.
I just don't get the hype regarding Deco. I have tried every size that might possibly fit me and none of them are quite right. I don't hate it, but I can't say it is a holy grail of smooth t-shirt bras for me either. This one fits OK. Regular Deco in 28F fits OK. Meh. Just OK.
This bra was highly disappointing. I'm bottom heavy so the top was left looking awkward and wrinkly, I adjusted my breasts to fill the top and the bottom was left partially empty. I wore it around the house after getting it and my breasts kept falling into the cup. Very comfortable but, definitely not meant for bottom heavy breasts. I have another Freya in this exact size and it fits perfectly.
As for the Hatty in Glacier, the Hatty in the Viola colour is super comfortable. And, I managed to get it in my size, 28GG! It is the perfect everyday bra compared to the 30G (although the biggest one is practical when I know I will have a big family dinner). The Viola is a bright purple/pink, ideal for the summer. I don't even bother trying to hide the bra straps as they look so pretty.
One of my most comfortable bras so far. It make a nice round shape. The bra is in a very soft fabric, and the padding is not too thick. I love the straps details and pinstripes, a good twist to the normal Deco. I own it in the Glacier colour, a beautiful blue/green/greyish colour.
I had a pretty good feeling with the Deco Hatty, in a 28G, after trying the Deco Honey in a 28F and it was too small https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> It gave me a starting point at least. And I LOVED the Honey, so now I know what size to get https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> But as soon as I put this bra on, it was like the angels' choir singing "Hallelujah!!" I FOUND it!! Finally! I just love everything about this bra!! It is PERFECT for my shape! I have even fullness and seem to always end up with quadraboob in ...every single bra I try...well, not this one! The cups are just the right height/width/depth, its like this bra was made for my girls. Lol! The band is perfect for my narrow 27" ribcage, on the loosest hook. Very snug, but not unbearably tight. The gore lies perfectly against my sternum, no wires digging in. The straps are rather comfy and thick. This bra gives a great lift with an amazing shape!! I am a bit bummed that I don't seem to be getting terrific cleavage, but it's doable. I could probably even swing a 28FF and really get some nice cleavage but i didn't want to risk more quad boob. I like the color as well, a very soothing teal ("glacier").
Overall, I would highly recommend the Deco Hatty as an everyday, regular type of bra. It looks great under clothes, tho I will say there is a slight line from the top of the cups showing thru but nothing worth sacrificing the bra for. I am so happy I finally found what I was looking for and a size that works for me! I think this bra runs pretty true to size since I was just measured at a 28G https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> I just love Freya! And will certainly be acquiring more models in the future, absolutely the Deco Honey again, that was my fav (awesome cleavage and lift)! I feel like the Hatty is a more "toned down" version of the Honey, the Honey just gives the girls a bit more oomph https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" /> But that's why I would consider the Hatty as a more practical, everyday bra.
Update: After wearing this bra for an entire day, I think it might be better to go down a cup size and try the FF. I had to keep scooping n swooping to avoid gaping in the cups. I also had to tighten the straps way too much to try to stop the gaping. The gore started to bother me as well, and the wires were digging into my sternum because they were just too high. I had to keep pushing the gore back down. The fact that I had to tighten the straps wasn't helping this. I'm so bummed. Oh well, I can def hang onto this one until I find a replacement. Hoping to find a 28FF in the purple.
Second Update: I LOVE this bra and have been determined to make it work. So, I tried wearing it on the SECOND hook and eye and tightened the straps just a hair, and what a difference! I think it just is taking me some getting used to since all I've ever worn are VS padded plunges my whole life. But taking the band in a little bit made ALL the difference! The cups seem to fit perfectly now https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> I really don't think going down a cup would be better. I think a FF would cause major quad boob. I just have to get used to the gore being a little taller. I still love the shape this bra gives me and I think with the band being too loose it made the cups slightly awkward. But MUCH better now https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> Read more 556 more words
I've heard the Deco runs large in the cups, but for me my normal size of 28DD seems to fit best. Pros: the bra feels supportive, and it's one of the first bras I've tried where the wires are narrow enough. It looks and feels like very good quality and it's a pretty colour. However, after wearing it for a day I found it was riding down slightly and was uncomfortable around the gore - I think this is because the gore rests slightly on breast tissue as it's a bit too wide for me (I'm close-set and full in the centre, so I get this with a lot of bras). I also agree with the other reviewer who said it can feel a little straitjacket-like, rather than being gently supporting and uplifting! Aside from these problems it's a decent fit and gives me quite a nice shape under clothes (even if it's not quite as cleavagey as the too-small 28D!).
Sad to say, me and the deco just don't get along. I have tried this bra in a few sizes so the size is not the problem. This bra just seems to cause me so much back pain. I can't seem to wear it for even an hour without the pain kicking in https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> It makes me feel like I am hanging heavy boulders from my neck despite the fact that I get correct support from the back band. I am yet to figure out why this happens. I also don't like the look that it gives me under clothes. It makes my breasts look extremely high on my torso. Unnaturally so. It just doesn't look natural to me.