Ah, I don't even know where to begin with this bra! Just a total shape mismatch. I have quadding AND gaping happening - quadding in the middle of the cup, gaping near the strap and the center gore. I don't feel like my boobs are going to stay in this bra. The sides of the cup hardly contain me, and I feel like I'm spilling out all over the place.
I sized down in the band for this bra, and found that was a good decision. I bought this used but it still fits my 30" underbust tightly - I often use an extender. Won't work well for people who need a band smaller than 28 though..
This bra gaps less than other Decos I've tried, but where it gapes by the gore is horrible. I can swoop and scoop and still be gaping by the gore while I'm slightly quadding otherwise. I guess having more center fullness would help.
I'm very disappointed to say that this bra doesn't fit. It's too small, but a size up would probably be too big. I get a tiny bit of empty space right in the middle when I'm relaxed because I'm slightly far set, but I also get quad boob and some side boob escapage. If I get all the side boob in, I get a lot of quad boob. I was really excited, and now I'm really not... the band is much tighter than the Deco Flamingo I traded away for this bra. It's lovely, but too small.
This bra is very comfortable, with soft fabric everywhere and cushy foam. It fits well on my larger side but has some weird gapping on my smaller side. It doesn't show under tight-fitting shirts, so I'm keeping it.
The push-up pads are kind of magical - they're not particularly thick, and they don't give me ridiculous cleavage, but they do increase the size of my breasts by what seems like a lot to me. So if you want a bra with magic size-enhancing powers that is totally not like the Deco Plunge, try this bra.
I bought this bra from a woman who said it did not fit her. I bought it knowing my 30E Freya worked well, I wanted to see how a 28 sized band would work. The band does feel a bit snug, and it isn't as comfortable to wear all day, but it is a well made nude colored bra. The gore is a little high, and will dig into my sternum, and is mainly what makes it uncomfortable for me to wear for a long period of time. There is a weird gap in the cups, that I'm not sure if it was originally like that, or if it was due to how it was packaged or shipped. My breasts fill out the cups, but the gap causes the right side to not lie flat against my breast. Apart from the gore, I still think this is a good bra and it is of nice quality, it just wasn't made for me.
I'm usually a 28E-F, and the E caused quad-boob. So desperate for a smooth T-shirt bra, I kept the F. I don't fill the tops of the cup all the way, and there is empty space near the gore. Obviously, the bra doesn't fit me correctly. For reference I am (I think), wide set, even fullness, somewhat shallow. Still have not found a t-shirt bra that fits correctly.
This was my go-to bra, for everyday and every occasion, before I was sized out of the range. The look is smooth and seamless under tight shirts and gives a good amount of "oomph" for scoop-neck shirts. I loved it!
It's a good option if the regular Deco isn't a good match for your shape.
The band is quite stretchy, as is typical of Freya bras.
The regular Deco does not work at all for me- it gaps massively at the top edge. So I was incredibly happy to find that the Deco half cup does work- the cups are the perfect height and so comfortable! I love half cups in general now because with my shape I often get lots of gaping at the top edge of fuller cup styles. I am also always on the lookout for lightly padded or molded bras. It is a symptom of wearing mass market bras for many years and being more comfortable in such styles. The push-up pads don't really give cleavage so much as add girth and can unfortunately make you look wider from the front. However they feel plush- as if your bust is propped up on pillows- perfect for cold winter days, haha. As is common knowledge with Freya bras, I recommend sizing down if you are between band sizes.
Read your post this morning, then received the same bra in the mail this afternoon and I'm having the same problem. Very slight quad when I swoop and scoop vigorously, but gaping at the gore almost constantly. :( The height of the cups does work better for me though.., if I could just fill out the center gore area! Ugh
Ugh, yes! I'm so disappointed. This bra was recommended with a 1.21 weight for me, too. Hopefully Cleo Riley will come out in more basic colors and I can forget all about Deco.