This is a popular bra with many good reviews, so this will be a bit specific to my perspective, rather than the general review I typically try to write.
The Deco is a plunge, so one of the goals of the bra is cleavage with a low center gore. The cleavage I get in this bra is massive - my breasts are mashed together. If I move aggressively (leaning to a side, or similar), it feels as if the "higher" breast could fall out of the cup... except it's mashed into the lower breast, and that holds it in. It's a bit disturbing, at first, but not a big ... deal. I mention it as something to be aware of, not necessarily a problem.
Unfortunately, I think my breast shape may not be a good fit for the Deco. I'm a bit "full on bottom". In the 28F Deco, I mostly fill the top of the cups - I fill them when sitting or standing normally. There will be a bit of extra space with some ways I move, and the top of my breast is never "too much" for the cup. However, in the lower portion of the bra, my breast easily fills the entire cup, and there's almost a "quadraboob" effect on the lower portion of the bra. As a result of this "too big on the top, too small on the bottom," I suspect I'm too bottom-heavy for the Deco. Still, it's "close enough" and I'll continue to wear it.
Updated on Jul 18, 2011 Flag this
Will update after wearing for a full day with further comfort info. Hello, cleavage! I have finally discovered the wonders of the Freya Deco. I originally ordered this in a 30F but exchanged for a 28F because I had gapping and the band wasn't tight enough. The 28F fits surprisingly well considering it's more suited for shallow shapes and I'm projected. The gore is low enough to tack despite how much the bra pushes my breasts together. I had been wanting a nice simple black bra, and this is definitely satisfactory! Onto my issues...again, I'll update after wearing it for longer since this was just a half hour ... of wearing it straight out of the box, but this may be the most uncomfortable bra I've ever put on for longer than ten minutes. I'm sure the black colorway fits tighter than the others because of the dye etc., and I'm sure the band will loosen a bit with wear to become more comfortable, but the bottom of the band digs into my ribcage so hard and makes it kind of difficult to breathe. I tightened the straps to try to bring the back up higher a little and maybe alleviate the discomfort, but then the straps just started hurting too. The fabric is soft to the touch but the bra certainly doesn't seem soft during wear -- it just felt really stiff, so I think I'll have to go through a Dr. Martens-type wearing-in process.
I haven't really had cleavage in any bras that fit yet, but I admit I was glad to see it back with the Deco. I think the wires are narrow enough for me too, which is nice.
Updated on May 13, 2019 Flag this
Color: Nude (measurements below for this color only)
Stretched Band: 29"
Band Length: 24"
Cup Width: 5.25"
Cup Depth: 8.75"
Wire Length: 8.25"
Cup Seperation: 1.125"
Center Gore: 1.75"
Wing Height: 3.375"
Strap Width: 0.75"
Molded cups provide modesty and support.
The only style from Freya that can be worn with clothing...i.e. no twin torpedos here.
Cups fit pretty *true to size* and by that I mean their cup depth is in line with the size it is supposed to fit. I'm fuller all around but don't have a lot of projection or too much top fullness, gapping was never really an issue, but less fullness and you may have sizing problems with this style.
The elastic could be of ... a better quality considering the price because it stretches out pretty fast after a few wears. I wash with Borax and A&H detergent and everythin snaps back into place.
Foam in cups is a little rigid and heavy. About 3/16" in thickness, could be thinner.
Straps are set far apart, at least for me, but on someone else with very wide shoulders this shouldn't be a problem.
I bought this from HerRoom in late Winter/early Spring 2009, so this has gotten quite a lot of use. After the first couple of months owning it I had to restitch the eyes in the back closure. This was not super tight by any means. I had been running around outside (nothing too strenuous) and the stitching snapped. Because it's the nude color it will fit slightly larger than any other color, especially black. Brand new it was like this so it has nothing to do with use.
Other than quality issues the fit is great. I've been wearing these more often, they keep everything in place and look good under just about everything. Wish it came in a darker nude though, kind of too beige/pink for my color =/
Updated on Oct 02, 2012 Flag this
This would be my first bra that actually legitimately fit me. However, with no actual stores nearby that sell this bra, I had to do a bit of guesswork based off the reviews I read online. I guess I got lucky because on the first try it seems to fit perfectly.
This bra gives lovely cleavage, which can always be appreciated, but not a distasteful amount. The cups did gape a bit at first, but after tightening the straps they lay perfectly flat with no problems. I saw in a lot of reviews that the band was rather loose, and that you should go down a band size, ... but as I measure about 27.5", that wasn't really an option. I've never had a 28 band bra before this one, but to me it seems rather tight, and not at all too loose. It's definitely much tighter than the 30 band bras I own in a different style.
My only complaint about this bra is how thick the straps are. I know many people prefer thick strapped bras, but as a fairly young person, the thick straps don't exactly hide well under the types of clothes I tend to like. I think I may get a strapless Deco as well, because they come with multiway straps that seem to be much thinner.
Overall, I really love this bra. I haven't owned it long enough to comment on how much it might stretch out, but perhaps I'll add to this later.
Updated on Sep 08, 2012 Flag this
I really really love this bra. I'm a fan of Decos in general, and I have this one in the pistachio green with matching thong. After a few washes, it is so flippin' soft and comfortable. As with all Freyas, the band is pretty stretchy, so I plan to probably take it in a bit. The wires fit me pretty well, I'm petite and my breasts are narrow and I have no poking or pain under my arms.
Updated on Sep 01, 2014 Flag this
This bra would be AWESOME if the cup sizes were not laughably too big for me (I ordered a 28F). I've never had a band that fits so snugly though (since I work at VS and normally wear a 32C there) so that part was magical. I'd love to try this a cup size smaller.
Updated on Dec 01, 2012 Flag this
Smooth cup. A little too shallow for me so the wire sits low, but overall good quality. Like the narrow wires.
Updated on Mar 22, 2017 Flag this
I’ve got this bra since 2012. I ordered it encouraged by the spectacular cleavage the famous Deco gives. It turned out to be a little bit too big in the cups at the time, I could only wear it during a few days in a month and even then, the cups tended to gap at the top. Then I accidentally put it into washing machine and this unfortunate incident definitely sealed the fate of this bra – while the band and the straps are very sturdy and still look perfect, the cups are seriously damaged, as you can see on the pics. I put the Deco at the ... back of my drawer and haven’t worn it ever since. In the meantime I bought a Deco Honey in 28E which fitted much better but was too shallow for my boobs (even if they’re soft, they’re also rather projected) and the cups too narrow.
As my size increased recently, I decided to give it the last try and I can finally say it fits as it’s supposed to. In this size there’s enough projection, the underwires are perfect and the cups don’t gap. I really like the super wide Freya straps for their comfort. The band runs loose (typical for this brand). I don’t think I would be able to fasten any 28 band but Freya. This one is just perfect.
Even though the Deco actually fits, I don’t think I’ll be purchasing a new one in the future. I actually don’t like the thick foam and I’m very disappointed by the quality of this bra.
Updated on Jul 23, 2016 Flag this
The best fit I've had up to date. At first I wasn't too sure about it but with wearing it consistently it actually became my favourite bra. I am very small and need quite some projection. It's the only bra I own that I can forget it's on. The only thing I hate is the god awful wide straps. I have the same bra in another size and the straps are much much smaller! Nothing a little alteration can't fix though.
Updated on May 26, 2016 Flag this
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