For those just starting out in the 'find your correct size' world - I would really recommend looking at the Freya Deco line. If you were like me and shopped almost exclusively at Victorias Secret before this, you've probably owned your fair share of molded cup bras.
The molded cups of the Deco Honey are soft, lightly padded and feel very similar to what I was wearing at VS (although in a size they don't make of course! ). Those cups might run a little big. I bought a 36FF because that was what was most comfortable in the shop in the majority ...of the Freya line, but I could probably do a 36F if I wanted it a little more form hugging. The wires are stiff but well insulated.
The band is pretty firm to start with (I'm using an extender on my 36 band for a first couple weeks) and the material is of a very good quality. It should hold up long-term well.
The straps are super comfortable. I feel like they have a bit more width or padding on them than my other Freya, even though the numbers say they don't.
Overall, another step in the right direction for me! Read more 98 more words
I tried this bra on in Nordstrom's. It was really comfortable but even after scooping all my breast tissue into it, there was a large gap between the top of my breast and the bra. The saleswoman said that this bra fit me perfectly, and that's how the Deco bra is supposed to fit but I doubt that. There's no way I could wear that bra with such an obvious gap!
Great cleavage bra. very comfortable despite not being my perfect fit. I've actually got a lot of immediate projection but my tissue is very soft so it didnt matter so much that the bra is constructed a bit shallowly.
I got this one second hand but it feels like it's new (not a lot of use). Beautiful aqua green color. Band fits ok but it's not very stretchy, I think because of the embroidery, so I'm wearing with an extender for the time being. Me: FoB, softish tissue, narrow and I think very projected. I can fill the left cup ok (almost completely) but I gap on my smaller side (I have about 1 cup difference between my breasts). It's not projected enough for me (few bras are) and the underwire is a bit too wide, but I think I can make it work because I don't have super firm tissue. Gives nice shape and clevage. I think it's a keeper but let's see how it behaves over time (normally my boobs end up pushing the underwire down because they need a lot of bottom projection).
I love all my Decos. This recent addition is a welcome one in that it's such a bright and bold colour (jade). I also like that it's a 28GG, which I've discovered is my best fit in terms of their size offerings. 30G Decos ride up my back pretty badly causing some noticeable fit issues. I'm a sub 28, but I'm comfortable enough in 28 Decos to buy again in this size. The cup shape is identical to the Deco in black and beige, but the side panel material is thicker because of the layer of lace/mesh. I find this adds to the firmness of the band and reduces the amount of stretch (which I prefer).
I just love Freya! Though, I'm not so sure how consistent their sizing is. The first time I tried the Honey I still wasn't quite sure what size I was and I bought a 28F. I thought it fit at first, but didn't really know what a proper fit was yet. It felt nice, but was def too small. I had major quad boob, the top of the cups were digging into the top of my boobs. There was lots of spillage going on. Regardless, I instantly fell in love with this bra. I was thinking of maybe going up 2 cup sizes since the F was so ...small. But I decided to try a 28FF cuz I was more worried it would be too big in the G. I have the Hatty in a 28G and it fits nicely, but I think I could even do a FF in that one as I do I have to readjust throughout the day...not a perfect fit, but fits nonetheless. I also have the Charm and that's a 28FF, fits perfectly.
The Honey in a 28FF does fit but feels very tight! I'm def gonna have to break this thing in a bit. The band is super tight (a good thing for me since I'm 27" in the underbust). I could PROB do a 28G but I don't wanna have to keep scooping n swooping all day. I'm surprised I'm not really quad boobing in the FF since it was so bad in the F. The gore is just the right height, it's not bothering me at all like most do (I usually don't go with anything taller than 1.5-2"). The straps are thick, as usual with the Deco line. The only complaint I have with all of the Decos are the number of hooks and eyes. I really wish there were 3 for DD+ sizes, 2 just doesn't seem to cut it for larger busts. It's still very supportive. But I think it might make it a little more comfy. Guess Freya didn't wanna sacrifice the daintiness of this bra with 3 hooks and eyes.
I originally had the Topaz colorway in the 28F...SO SO PRETTY! And I really wanted the same color again but couldn't find one anywhere in a 28 band that was under $50! So, I settled for the Jade colorway this time. I'm not a fan of green at all, but this is the prettiest shade of green I've ever seen, so I'm actually happy about that now Oh, and the one thing I remember from before when I had this bra....it squeaks!!!! Lol, hopefully, it'll stop squeaking with wear.
But overall, LOVE the Honey!! It comes second to my Charm. Even tho they're the same size, both in the Deco line, they don't seem to fit quite the same. I think my Charm is a better fit than the Honey. But I still love them both! The Honey gives an amazing lift and it looks fantastic under clothes! Of course, I do get that infamous line showing thru from the top of the cup/ lip. I think if you're a little fuller on top it tends to push the edge of the cups out causing this line. Somehow, the laced trim edge on the Charm alleviates this problem. The cleavage is nice, too, on both I highly recommend this bra!! So happy I have it now in the right size! Read more 477 more words
Quick note on the appearance: amazing true deep green colour (Jade/Emerald, AW13), the strap and band detailing prettifies it and makes it stand out from the usual Deco crowd.
I was advised to size down in cup and band in the Deco, which I did, but it turns out this doesn't apply to the Honey. It's got detailing on the band which makes it firmer - and more true to size - than the regular Deco. The gore is also too low, so I fall out in the middle (soft + heavy in the centre boobs). I actually need to size up (to 30GG) for the gore to be ...the right height. The bottom shallow cups force the breasts up and centre to create cleavage, so it's essentially a push-up without pads. The wires are wide, meaning I get that empty space in the outer bottom corner of the cups, and my boobs push that whole part down, folding the corner over itself. The Deco's just an incompatible shape for my breasts. (Side note: despite this, I have managed to hoard a collection of various Decos to be used as occasion bras (when that occasion requires cleavage) Read more 88 more words
I think the new season Deco colours are stunning. For some reason I seem to accidentally accumulate pink bras. I don't hate pink, but it's not exactly my favourite colour (hmm, come to think of it I have literally NO pink items in my wardrobe that aren't underwear). It just so happens that the last couple of bras that seem to fit me well happen to be pink (Cleo Maddie and Freya Ashlee half cup - both fairly similar candy sweet shades). Whilst the 30E Maddie is fairly new and still fits well, I've outgrown my 30DD Ashlee and am into unfortunate quad-boob territory. So when I saw ...the new Topaz Deco Honey and the Cobalt Deco (both about a million miles away from the candyfloss pink of my current go-to bra) I was super excited! It was lust at first sight. So, my relationship with Deco - I have a Taylor which fits fairly well, and a Firecracker Honey which I got form another Bratabase user and is too small. I know the Deco range are said to have narrow wires and are better for FOT, projected shapes, the COMPLETE POLAR OPPOSITE to my shallow wide boosoombas. I was just about coming to the realisation (enter Maddie) that although I wanted the Deco to work, maybe it just never would be quite right....and having to look for other T-shirt bras became my quest. However, my local House of Fraser actually (shock horror!) had both these new Deco designs in MY SIZE!! (30E) So I figured I would try them, just to remind myself of what I already new - fit ok, but not great - wires too narrow, cups too deep. BUT - ooh something has changed! Both the topaz and cobalt now have a seamed edge to the cups. It's slightly raised (which I thought may defeat the whole object of a smooth bra, d'oh!) and gives the cups a neat, finished look, which aesthetically I think I prefer to the Decos/Deco Honeys pre-this season. I've heard that the Flamingo also had this. So... I think it has really improved the fit. Less gaping that before, slightly more contoured to the boob....even, surely not, a less tall (shorter?! ) cup - all the things it's known for, and all the things that don't work for me. Maybe even (gasp!) wider wires?! Hmm maybe this is just me getting all excited and carried away...but overall, for me the fit is pretty excellent now. Deco Honey has retained a lot of the things I previously liked - firm, thick-ish band, thick fully adjustable straps, simple classic design but with gorgeous twists (ooh the buttons, eek the lace! etc). The colour is great as a light coloured alternative to white/nude bras. Wore it for the first time today and it may take a few wears to adjust the straps to the perfect length, I noticed there is still some gaping when I sit in odd positions or move around a lot, and the raised trim is probably a touch more visible that before, but I think the change is definitely a positive one for me. I will review the Deco Cobalt once I've worn it, but it seems nigh on identical to this one in terms of shape and measurements. Woop indeed. Read more 443 more words
I absolutely love this bra! My breasts are asymmetrical, so the cup gapes a little on my smaller breast and is slightly too small on my larger breast. However it looks great under a shirt!
I also like that this bra gives me a nice amount of cleavage without push-up padding. It causes my breasts to be positioned more front & center on my torso, which I feel like is a more flattering silhouette. It is comfortable and supportive.
I love the strap width and the fact that they are fully adjustable.
My ribcage is 29" and even though the 30E seems to be a decent enough fit, I would be interested in trying on a 28F. I think I would prefer the band to be a little snugger.