A touch more firm in the band than the Deco. Stinking cute. Never worn because I lost weight but I am rating it based on my Deco experience in multiple sizes/colors. It's such a great basic, but with a twist. Now that I have found Ewa Michalak and Comexim, I find the wires too wide and the cups too tall. However, I am very narrow rooted, short and round/full on top.
When my arms are down by my sides, the fit on this bra is pretty nice. It is a great color and has a nice, rounded profile. However, when i lift my arms, the top of the bra gaps. I think this might be because my arms push the straps in when i move, forcing the solidly molded cup inwards as well. The straps are clearly too wide-set for my frame. But i think the cup might also be a bit big for me. I posted two side views to show the fit when my arm is up versus down.
Update: after substantially shortening the straps, the gapping problem is nearly eliminated. Probably need to go down one cup size now, but the bra style is still a bit high on the sides and wide set, so i will probably just try another style.
I bought this bra second hand from another user, but the band was still perfect and firm even though she had clearly used it quite a bit. I still use it on the loosest set of hooks after having it over a month so it's definitely made to last. I'd pay full price if I had to - Hatty just *works* with my boobs.
I do get some gaping at the top when I'm sitting down, but it's nothing too noticeable. My breasts are fairly even, so someone who has more fullness on top would probably not even have that issue. I believe I have an average root, and the wire width is just perfect on my larger boob. I don't quite fill the bottom of the cups perfectly, but it's hardly noticeable, and the wires are still very close to my inframammary fold.
The only issue I have is that the cups cut into my armpits on the side, but my boobs are high set anyway so that happens in almost all bras.
I found this bra at a local department store and I was excited that the cups went beyond F. Of course, they didn't have my band size, I had to do the 'sister sizing' method. It's not too bad; the fabric is soft and the under wires aren't poking. The cups still sit a little too high under the arms for my taste. I still like this for an average everyday comfy bra. Unfortunately, again, like my Cleo Lucy bras, there is gaping at the bottom of the cups causing the saggyness. I tried adjusting the straps like I did with my other bras and it has the same effect; I tighten the straps, they dig painfully in my shoulders and the cups are right under my arm pits. I loosen the straps, the cups sag worse causing the back band to ride up.
amazing bra. this is my fifth(?) deco. it just gives me a fantastic shape, and fits my body really well. it's fairly comfortable. I wear my deco(s) practically everyday. it's a good bra for fancy occasions, and also lies flat under a tee.
it's not a great period bra if you get really sore breasts during or before your period, as being lifted up and in when you're sore can hurt. (tbh, I like that it keeps my boobs in place when they are sore before my period, but putting it on and taking it off doesn't feel great.)
The straps on this are a major improvement over the regular deco straps. they're narrower, softer, and have more stretch.
If you wear a tank or a dress, or anything even remotely low cut, you can count on the deco to give you some great cleavage, especially if you S&S! wear something higher cut, and your boobs will look smaller because they are up and in. Awesome!
the only downside of the decos is how quickly the bands stretch.
Even though I bought this same time, same place as my other 30G - Freya » Deco (4234), I found that it felt stretched out and ill-fitting sooner. Same issues as I described in my other Deco reviews. However, it is very pretty. I fell in love with it aesthetically before I'd ever tried it on. The straps have this wonderful edging that looks so beautiful, and love the little bows and buttons. The blue is a pretty shade and looks so striking and sex with the black pin stripes. I wish it had been more comfortable longer.
Wow - talk about short wires! This bra not only gives me cleavage at the center of my chest, but armpit cleavage too! Yikes. I'm so sad the Deco line doesn't work for me. This bra is really cute; the black suit stripes are clean and smart, and the strip of satin along the straps is a great detail. The glacier color is a soothing icy aqua.