The Her Room "Fitter's Comments" said that this bra's band runs large (and it does), and their advice was to go down a band size and up a cup size. On the other hand, Breakout Bras said to go down a band size but keep the cup size the same, and I think theirs is the correct way.
I followed the Her Room guidelines, and ordered a 28DD... then had to return it. The stiff cups were too tall and came up too high, and so with the slightest movement, the upper rim of the cup would stand out and show under my shirt... Not ...a good look. Gave amazing push-up and cleavage though. The 28D probably would fit, but I'm already backed up on exchanges as it is, so I just returned it. Too bad!
I am used to push-up style bras. I do not have much mass at the top of my breasts, and if I don't have any padding, the bottom of the cups wrinkle (they can be pushed in and flattened and it is obvious there is no breast in the bottom of the cups). My breasts don't fill out the bottoms of most non-padded bras. This style does not have push-up padding in the cup bottoms but was said to give nice cleavage anyway, which it does without pushing you up high.
I needed a seamless, cream-colored bra that wouldn't be obvious under my clothing (you know how thin ...everything is these days). When I bought this style in a 28E, there were obvious problems: the cups wrinkled/gaped at the bottom, especially on my smaller boob's cup; the top of the cups would gape open if I moved my arms up and around; and, oddly, the band seemed to slide up in the front, I think because the cup bottoms were not weighed down by any breast tissue, so they crept upward to find some!
I thought a cup size down may be the correct fit and purchased a 28DD. This size is great. I still don't entirely fill out the bottom of the cups but there is no visible wrinkling or flattening. The top of the cups are fine if I keep the straps super tight, but that leaves red marks on my shoulders and gets irritating. After prolonged wear, I have noticed the bra still is not perfect for me. I think the cups are too narrow on bottom and also not filled, so the bra rides up and makes gaps at the top. I think the side underwire could be higher and the cups a tad wider on top (covering more toward the armpit), but that is the case with most bras.
In general, the Freya Deco Moulded Plunge bra gives nice cleavage but (at least with the sizes I tried and from what most of the model photos show) the cups cover a lot of boob so you can't show the cleavage in an average low-cut top without the bra showing. The straps are very wide (5/8 inches) and this is annoying because they absolutely don't need to be so thick (especially on petite people such as myself) and it makes most of my clothes incompatible with this bra. On the bright side, the straps are super adjustable and not hard or itchy.
I personally would have liked a little padding in the bottom, but otherwise it is a nice, cushioned, very rounded cup that is thick enough to keep you from distracting people on cold days, if you know what I mean. Good for under t-shirts and other smooth tops.
The band is not very stretchy, which I like. Very tight! There are three sets of two hooks on my bra. Read more 373 more words
This bra runs big in the band. With such a stretchy band, you might want to consider going down a band/up a cup to make sure your bra will last a long time. Or, if you're not bad at sewing (or have a good seamstress/know someone who's good at sewing), the side wings are the same height all the way to the place where the shoulder strap meets the wing at the back, so it'd not take much to alter it to fit after the bra stretches out to the point where it's no longer supportive.
This is a great plunge neckline, good under v-necks, square necks, and scoop ...necks, though the very top corner might show on some very wide square-necked shirts. It's very comfortable as an all-day bra, and helps to keep everything lifted and separated (not out-to-the side, but not an ugly mashed-together look either).
As a nursing mom, I'd say that unless your breasts are firm, you may find yourself falling out the center due to the style. Despite that, it's still a go-to bra for me, and one I'd recommend to anyone looking for a molded plunge. If you want something more interesting, they're putting out various prints and colors for this style all the time now, but the basic nude is a favorite for me! Read more 112 more words
I hate the Freya Deco. This bra is so tall and shallow. It's ridiculous. Why is it so shallow? The straps are also super thick (which is hard to hide). But most of all it's just weirdly shaped. Oh and the band is soooo stretchy. This one stretches to 32 inches. Is there anyone in this size range that Deco actually works for? Is it just a me issue? I don't understand how something so innocent looking can be so evil.
Update: For me, this isn't working. I tried to make it work but I just hate this bra for my body and have found better ones. My issues were:
The tops of the cups gap. The bottom of the cups have wrinkling going on (I don't fill out the bottom). The front of the bra slides up. My breasts are just too wide for this bra shape, it seems. I fit in soft cup 28E Freyas and Curvy Kates so I am pretty sure that 28e is my size. Oh well!
The bra is seamless and smooth, which is good for t-shirts. While this bra makes nice cleavage, there is ...no push-up padding in the bottom. Very round cups make sure everything is covered. However, this would make wearing the bra with wide low-cut tops an issue (the top of the bra will probably peek out before we see cleavage) and this bothered me (why call it a plunge when the bra is cut so round? just because the center gore is low? meh). The cups meet very close together, which is good for me but possibly a problem for others. However, the gore seemed a little too high for my body shape. The cups are thick enough to prevent nipple show-though. The band is firm and not very stretchy. The straps are wide, too wide for such a petite bra size, in my opinion, so keep that in mind if you like to/have to wear tank tops often. It's not discreet.
Overall: Band was decently tight but cups seemed to narrow for me. Not keeping. I think I need a wider cup so the underwires and gore will sit flat and my whole breast will be contained--maybe the 28F. It's a stiff bra so it just does not work with my shape, no matter how many times I wear it and how much I pull and tug different things. Read more 209 more words
This would probably be one of the best bras ever, if it fitted me well. That's why I've been wearing it lot even though I really shouldn't wear it at all.
The great thing is that this is a supportive plunge t-shirt bra that gives cleavage. Yes, all of this in one bra. And, made for larger cup sizes. I haven't found a single person that doesn't love this bra.
But, the issue is that it isn't made in larger cup sizes than a GG, and in the 28-band, only up to a G. Even though the cup sizes are large, the band is quite big too, which adds ...to the problem. Most people need to go down a bandsize in this bra, but when you're a 28-band, that is unfortunatly not possible. I would say that a 28G is closer to a 30G sizewise.
For me this is just not good. I get back pains when I where it, even with the closest set of hooks and eyes. After a long day I even get really bad painful red marks, but because of the greatness of this bra I keep wearing it anyway.
After a year of heavy wearing the fabric and the padding is tearing apart in the place where the cups meet the wires up front, but then I've been wearing it a lot.
If you manage to find this bra in a size that fits you (size down a bandsize and keep you cup size) this is something you have to have in your wardrobe.
---------------------------------------------------- Pros: + T-shirt bra + Plunge + Cleavage + Support
Cons: - Large band results in issues if not the correct size - Large cup also means hard to find the correct size - May gape on the top for empty-on-top breast - Plunge model means running in stairs still should be avoided. - Doesn't go higher than GG in most bands and a G in 28-bands. Read more 204 more words
This bra is said to run generous in the band, which I didn't find immediately, but after some months I was fastening it on the tightest hook. Perhaps I need to go down a back size?
I have wide, high-set, shallow-profile, separate breasts. This bra held them up (almost straight up) and was the most comfortable plunge bra I've tried. No poking, no quadra-breast. Rounded cups fit amazingly. The mold gives nipple modesty (yes, modesty in a plunge bra!).
Edit: after several months of ownership I will again attest to the stretchiness of the band.
I love this bra. It gives you cleavage for days, and looks great under virtually everything. No bra I know of gives you better cleavage than this baby. It actually makes my kind of saggy boobs look altered. Plunge style allows you to wear low cut tops.
I wear 28 band in some styles and 30 in others. I have this bra in 30FF and I always felt the band was a little loose. I had to wear it on the tightest hook right from the bat. The 28G I can wear comfortably on the loosest hook, but I wouldn't ...mind it being just a little tighter (I am 67cm right under the bust). The G cups fit me quite perfectly in this style bra, whereas I felt the FF cups on the 30 band were a tiny bit too big, but maybe thats because the band wasn't tight enough? I am 88cm across my bust.
The bra looks pretty sexy without your shirt, except in the nude, imo. It's not a granny bra but it's not overly sexy either. I wish they would make more colors/prints...
This is a MUST have. Try a couple of sizes out before giving up on this one. I recommend going down a band size from your normal size. It's hard to comment on cup size because it really depends on the shape of your boobs (with, bottom-heavy, high set, etc).
My nude one has stretched a little bit after 6 months of wearing it almost everyday and night, but I can still wear it and it looks great. I use only mild detergent and hand-wash, though I do not frequently wash my bras. I think it's very comfortable for an underwire push-up bra. Read more 198 more words
My ABTF size is 30E, but I found the 30E in this model to be too big - the band was loose, the cups tall, and lots of gaping was happening.
Sizing down to a 28E was a good choice. The cups fit much shorter on me, so i fill them out better and gapping is minimized. Sizing down also made the cups pretty narrow for me. The band is a bit tight for me now, but wonderful with an extender. I know the band will stretch and fit me.
The color and print is cute and playful - a perfect response to reviews that call these Decos basic or boring.
Update: despite having a decent fit, the thick seams on the top of these cups make it unbearable under most of my t-shirts. Very sad.
I'm regularly a shallow, slightly FoT 30D, but I read endless reviews that Freya bras tend to run big in the band, so I ordered a 28DD. For disambiguation, since different colorways often have a slightly different cut or stretch, this was the bright yellow "Zest". Well, the band fit fine, properly snug on the last hooks, but the cups were insanely narrow. I haven't put on a bra that narrow in the cups since I stopped wearing A cups. It was only 4" across! Whether this was a manufacturing error or just true of that particular model, I don't know, but that seems fairly ridiculous to me for a brand and model known for being fairly good for shallow breasts. If I can find the Deco Plunge in a physical store in 28DD and 28E in other colors, I may try again, because the material itself was perfectly pleasant against my skin. As it was, I only ordered this color because it was the cheapest price.