I've heard so many good things about this bra and since getting one for myself I can see why! It's the perfect t-shirt bra - the cups are completely smooth and give a great, rounded shape under clothing. At the same time, it also gives great cleavage so it's perfect for plunge necklines as well. This is the only bra I've ever bought that makes my breasts look as good as the model in the photos!
The straps are fully adjustable and made from a good robust fabric. I often need to shorten them after washing but I find this with several other bras too and it isn't a ...problem so long as I remember to do it! The closure is only two hooks rather than the three I usually find on bras in my size - a welcome change as I feel three is unnecessary and fiddly. The bra washes well and is comfortable to wear all day long, to the point that you forget you're wearing a bra. None of the wires poke as they don't come up as high under the arms as many plunge styles do. I find this means my breast tissue can escape out the sides sometimes and I have to readjust, but this doesn't cause discomfort.
The only other negative point I can make is that the band seems to run about a size too large. This is annoying for me as there is no 26 back, but I still find the bra comfortable and supportive when I wear it on the tightest hook. When it stretches after more wear I will probably stitch the band a little tighter - a minor inconvenience considering how much I love this bra! Read more 177 more words
I had a review on my other Deco entry, but basically, it's comfortable and discreet under clothing. The pomegranate color is fantastically hot pink, and I love it.
Update: I bought this bra in August, and three months later, the band is too loose to wear on the loosest hook. I need to make it tighter in order for it to be comfortable. Three months seems too short for this kind of wear, especially since I treat them nicely. Also, the peach bra fits fine; only the hot pink bra has stretched. I bought them both within a week or two of each other, and maybe wear the peach more often, due to its blending capabilities.
Factors: I wash them only once a month, but in a lingerie wash from Nordstroms I am more between a 30 and a 28 band, and the Deco bands run large.
I have three of this bra - two in nude, one in black, because it was the only thing that fit my wide-set breasts and didn't give me quad boob. After a few years, they're finally wearing out, and when I've tried on a new one in stores it feels too small and I get quad boob.
After another professional fitting, I was told I probably ought to try a 28GG or a 30H.
My breasts don't feel supported in this bra anymore, and when I scoop and swoop, my breasts are so projected forward that I have to tuck them back into the cups.
These have lasted a good, long time, and worked well for a while with my sloped chest.
I’ve had this same style of bra in sizes 30G, 28GG, 28G, and now 28FF due to weight loss over the last few years. It’s tried and true and a staple in my bra wardrobe. The straps are thick and firm, but tend to be a little wide set. The cups are a nice plunge shape, but no matter what size I have I’ve always had a slight gap along the edge of the cup. The wires are more on the narrow side with more projection in the cup. The band is firm but always tends to run on the larger side and I almost always end up wearing it on the tightest setting. No matter what size I end up in I always have this bra in my collection.
Pros: - Comfortable - Great shape under clothes - Wide straps offer good support - Good cleavage
Cons: - Band has stretched out quite a bit since purchasing and is now a bit too large. I measure 26 inches around my ribcage. This black bra seems to be smaller than my purple Deco however, as black bras often run smaller. - Centre gore doesn't quite lie flat against my sternum. Again, this is probably because I really need a 26G. - The cups can gape a little at the top after I've worn it for a while. This isn't major but it can look a bit funny under some clothes. When trying this bra on in ...the store (Brava in Australia) I asked the assistant if it would be worth sizing down in the cup and she said that the issue isn't that the cup is too small, but rather that the straps are too wide for my narrow shoulders and so they are closer together than the bra is designed for them to be and thus distort the shape of the cup. I think it might also have something to do with the band being slightly too big and riding up in the back a tiny bit.
Despite these issues, this is the best fitting bra I have owned so far, and I wear it on an almost daily basis. It's comfortable and looks good under clothing.
EDIT: Having lost some breast volume recently, this bra is now definitely too big for me in the cups. It is also even bigger in the band. It gapes significantly at the top, and is only really wearable under tops/dresses that hold it down. My purple deco in the same size is even bigger and really isn't wearable at all. This is such a shame as I love the shape given by these bras! I have a non-wired deco and a strapless deco on the way, both in a 28F, so I'm hoping those will fit! I will most likely order an original deco in a 28F at some point, as well as the half-cup style in a 28F.
EDIT 2: I have received the strapless and wire-free decos in 28F now. The wire-free is great, and the strapless is a weird fit though it is wearable. Without the straps on, it gapes at the top outside edges of the cups, though the centre gore won't lie flat. I will order an original deco in 28F soon and review!
EDIT 3: Back on the pill, boobs have grown again, now a great fit! Though I do get a little gaping after a day's wear mostly because the band rides up... Read more 333 more words
This bra is very comfortable and yet still gives amazing cleavage! Take that VS! The band is firm and is in line with the front of the bra, the straps are fully adjustable and very soft, and it doesn't show underneath clothing (unless it's super thin and clingy--a deadly combo).
Unfortunately, I am really between sizes on this bra. I think I need a 28G but I am afraid that the cups will, like my other bras, come up too high and cut into my arms. Deco, I just want to love you, stop being so difficult!
This was my first bra after getting a proper fitting. It was basically the only bra in the store here in my size, so I thought it fit fantastic. (I had at first purchased a 28F, but returned it for a 28FF due to a small amount of quad boob that drove me crazy.) I ordered a few more of the Freya decos online, since I "thought" they fit well.
My breasts have most of their volume at the bottom, and this moulded plunge bra has the tendency to leave gaps at the top. The gaps are not there all the time, but sometimes I will look down and ...can see a gap. It really depends on how I am sitting and what my posture is like. When I put the bra on, I love the rounded and supported shape I get, but that never remains for the whole day.
For awhile I thought that the cup ran large, and it very well might, but I think this bra is best suited to rounded breasts or breasts with lots of top volume.
The band for this bra is also larger than many other brands that I have.
I gave the looks a "meh" because of how it looks on me. The gaps make it kinda crap, but the bra itself looks nice.
UPDATE: I lost 5 pounds and 2-3 cup sizes since I wrote this review. I no longer wear *any* of my decos (I have quite a few since it is the only bra that the stores here have in stock in a 28 band, and I really needed more than one. In the end I didn't like how it fit. I have soft tissue and the deep plunge looked great at first, but my breasts would fall in the plunge and then I had a gap at the top of the bra. If I stood up straight it went away, but as soon as I hunched a bit it was a large gap. Granted it wasn't visible under clothes, but I was self sonscious (which makes sense, since it really wasn't the bra for me- post pregnancy and breastfeeding.)
I will most likely NOT re purchase the freya deco since I know more about my shape and what works for me (more horizontal bra shape- centre gore and sides of the cup I mean), half cups seems to hold everything in, without giving me a place for the tissue to fall, and don't have lots of extra material at the top which I can't fill (soft bottom heavy breasts- not very full at the top so I easily get empty space when bras are cut too high.) Read more 339 more words
I've been wearing one of these in the wrong size (32dd, non-returnable), so I already knew what a great bra this is. The shape is perfectly rounded, fantastic uplift, it has fully adjustable straps, etc. All this apparent even with the older bra, but I'm happy that I now have a version that actually fits as it should. Band size, just right. The center gore sits flat against my frame and it doesn't dig in at all. The shape of the underwire is just right. It's not too wide, not too narrow. I'm not spilling out of the cups, and this one is more seamless ...under shirts than the ill-fitting one. It holds me in, and I feel secure that I won't fall out if I bend over. Best of all, this bra gives wonderful cleavage AND it's my favorite color! (Lupin is a more jewel tone purple than it appears in pictures)
Basically, I'm more in love with Freya Deco every day!! =D
*I have to note, though, that before I was wearing a cup size too small in the older bra, but didn't even realize it for the longest time since this thing just doesn't cut into my breasts in any way. No quad-boob effect here, though my boobs did feel little more jiggly when I walked. Still, the shape was perfectly rounded, and it wasn't until I noticed that the underwires didn't quite encircle the breasts correctly that I had that little epiphany. So, watch for that when it comes to fit... Read more 149 more words
The molded cups are a little funny because my boobs shift around and don't always fill them perfectly. But that's more of a molded cup thing than an issue specific to this bra. It's discreet under clothing, aside from the occasional edge of the cup showing. Comfortable, cleavage-inducing and supportive, I liked this bra so much I bought two!
Year later: I moved up a cup size and now am clearly spilling out of the bra. Though, it just looks like I have mondo cleavage, so I didn't notice for a long while.
Definitely my favorite bra, hands down. It looks amazing under any sort of clingy shirt, but you have to watch out to make sure the sides don't show through the armholes if you're wearing something sleeveless. The band is a bit large as usual, but I really have no complaints other than that.