I love the colour and wide straps of this bra and is probably the most effective plunge I own for creating cleavage as many other bras leave them looking off in two different directions. The pinstripe effect makes the colour of the bra a little less like just a greyish, washed-out blue, which I might have done if it was just one colour.
The padding is quite stiff and is probably slightly thicker than the usualy lightly padded fuller cup bras you find. This may be a negative for some ladies, but for me it's a positive since I was wearing padded bras constantly when I was in the ...wrong size and am not particularly keen on non-padded bras. Since my bust isn't particularly big this is not a problem for me, but it may be a bit too much for others. As already mentioned, this bra gives the best cleavage I've ever had, and because it's moulded it conceals the fact that one side is bigger than the other. Naturally, there is a little bit of gaping at the top of the cup in my smaller side but this isn't because of the bra.
I love that the straps are fully adjustable because my shoulders tend to slope and half-adjustable straps are pretty useless. However, since my shoulders are narrow and sloping, I find that the straps would be better just a fraction less wide-set. It's not a problem but it would have been nice.
The back itself is nice and firm and I haven't stretched it yet as it's new so feels quite firm at the moment. As this is my first Freya purchase I don't know how to grade the quality against other Freyas but my overall opinion is that it's a well-made bra. Read more 188 more words
Of the 3 Decos that I bought from another Bratabase user, this is my favorite. They are all 28GG, and I love them all!! This one is just so pretty. The colors are not quite what I expected, they're better! I am already on the hunt for the next version. I wish the 28GGs were a bit easier to get, as I hate to "compromise" with a 28G or 30G, but if that's the only way I can get them, I may have to. This one is so comfortable, so beautiful, I wish I had more! I was afraid the lines would show through on more fitted t-shirts, but I haven't noticed that at all, and I was watching for it! A definite keeper!!
This bra is super cute. Unfortunately, I bought it without realizing that I'm full on the bottom, and this style is especially known for not suiting this type of breast. It did accommodate my breast shape better than Freya Deco (4234)
The band felt good, and the underwire stayed in place pretty well. The inside upper edge of the cup bulged, especially on my right side. The bottom also wrinkled, due to the same issues.
Design: I really love how this bra looks, seriously if I ever get the chance to design my dream bra it would look like this! Purple is my favourite colour and the bra is a lovely deep magneta shade. The gore has two cute buttons on it and the straps have a bow where they meet the cups. The bra has thin stripes on the cups and back band. The buttons, bows and stripes are all a deeper darker purple than the cups.
The fit: Hatty doesn't fit me perfectly but the issues aren't severe enough for me to take the bra back. I have full on bottom ...boobs and the bra gaps slightly at the top of the cups but it's not very noticeable. The gore is slightly too wide for me and it sits on breast tissue but it not uncomfortable. I think this bra fits the same as the regular deco bra as it runs a bit big in the cups and band. I have a 29 inch underbust and the bra fits well on the loosest hook so sizing up to a 30 would make the band too big for me. I'm also inbetween sizes and even though they don't make a 28H it would have been too big in the cups for me. Hatty gives me the best shape out of any bra I have ever tried. I don't get a lot of cleavage but it gives a really upfront rounded shape that looks nice under clothes.
After trying this bra out of curiosity, I just HAD to get it afterwards. This bra gives a very nice, rounded shape, and the cups are moulded and give a nice cleavage without squishing my boobs too close together, or giving me quadboob. The 28F size fits me quite well, but I would have preferred a 26FF, if Freya ever decided to produce that size. The band is nice and firm, and the straps are a comfortable width. I wore a thin tank top that day, and while the colour peeked through slightly, the cup gave a very smooth line and nice cleavage, without any strange bulges https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
Just a heads up though, this bra is definitely magenta, and slightly less purple than the picture suggests.
When I needed a 28GG, this was perfect, even if the band was stretchier than a lot of 28's I own. It is now too big in the cups, even though the band fits perfectly. Like the regular Deco, it runs a bit big in cup and band. The stripes do show through very thin t-shirts, but I guess that is only a problem if, like me, that's all you really wear in the summer https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":-)" />.
Standing up, this bra fits perfectly. It's only when I sit down that the cups ride up and there's a very large gap between the bra and my breasts. It's not very noticeable under thicker tops (which is how I had the bra for so long without noticing - sweaters!) but under a t-shirt it causes the fabric to sit on top of the bra and away from my chest. I tried the 30E on before buying the 30F and the cups were simply too small, so for me sizing down would not be a solution.
If I could stand up all day and never sit, I would say this is the best bra I've ever owned. Unfortunately, I'm more of a couch potato.