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I have a love-hate relationship with the Freya Deco. On one hand, it gives unbeatable cleavage and a high, rounded profile to my even-to-FoT boobs. The lowish gore is great for my close-set shape, and the cups are pretty much completely seamless beneath thin knits, whereas the newer Decos have prominent edging that lessens their usefulness as T-shirt bras (I ended up selling my Deco Delight, Vibe and Charm because of this). On the other hand, the cups are a little too shallow at the bottom to stay in my IMF all day long, so the wires migrate down slightly and DIG at my ribs in what would be my optimal size (28G). However, the increased band space in the 30FF seems to mitigate this problem well enough to make keeping Deco around worthwhile. If only it had more immediate projection (almost an impossible task in thermally molded foam cup bras!) it would be perfect. Still, despite its downfalls, it is an exceptionally useful and versatile bra in the beige colorway, and I find myself wearing it a lot.
Updated on Aug 01, 2016 Flag this
This is my third Deco purchase is a short span of time. It follows my 28G - Freya » Deco Vibe Moulded Plunge Bra (1704) and 28G - Freya » Deco Rebel Moulded Plunge Bra (4234) . I was debating between the Deco Lagoon and Deco Spotlight. I read the latter had a very stretchy band and couldn't find a 28, so I ordered the Lagoon in 30FF. More explanation on the size choice to follow.
As noted above, I have two Decos in 28G. The Deco Rebel fits really well - snug on the band, which I like, but some days I need to ... wear it with an extender on one hook. They are known to stretch out fast, so no big deal. I've worn it a handful of times and washed it, and have since had days when I could wear it without an extender comfortably. It did not start out that way. I think my underbust measurement fluctuates a lot during the month. It was after I had one quite painful day the first week I wore the bra that I began considering a 30FF. Fast forward a few wears, and one other issue I have with the Deco in 28G is some rubbing/chafing in the armpit area from the cup edge beneath the strap. It is pronounced when I put my arms out in front of me. In a standing position, the bra fits great with minimal gaping, but when sitting, it can sometimes gape a lot.
I have a similar issue with the Vibe in 28G as far as the rubbing and gaping. The Vibe band is also super tight in comparison, and I wear it with an extender on at least 2 extra hooks. The Vibe band is a different material. It actually doesn't "cling" tightly to my back. I have at least 2 finger space beneath the back, but since it doesn't stretch so easily, it constricts when I breathe, making it too tight on my bony ribs.
With these things in mind and considering that darker colorways can run tighter, I decided to go with 30FF for the Lagoon. I am reasonably happy with it. This review will probably continue to compare it with other Decos, but I will try also to review it in its own right.
The Deco Lagoon is the softest and most comfortable-feeling bra I own. It is more comparable to the Rebel and than Vibe (as to be expected). Of course, the band is bigger, but it is also a much softer and stretchier material. I tried it on a few times before deciding to keep it for this reason. I can already start it on the second or even third hook and it's comfortable. My ideal band in Lagoon is probably a 28.
HOWEVER, and this is why I am keeping it, the cups on the 30FF do not invade my armpit area like they do on my other Decos. Sadly I don't know if that's because Lagoon cups run shorter in general or because it's a sister size. When I was a 30G, I used to size up to 32FF in other brands for less cup coverage at the sides, so it seems to have worked here as well. I am very happy with this as the cups otherwise fit identically to my 28G Rebel in terms of volume, but without the discomfort.
My only worry is the band possibly getting loose quickly. I am well contained by the cup edging and don't spill out over the gore, but this changes rapidly if the band is too loose. Since I have very soft tissue, I need my Deco bands to be firm to keep me in place and keep the cups pulled in against my chest. I'm prepared to get a Rixie Clip when the time comes and fingers crossed it won't stretch out too badly.
The quality of the bra is very good. So smooth and soft. The pattern is okay, and I love the deep cobalt blue. I would have bought the solid Deco in Cobalt if I could have found one, but I'm late to the Deco party. I wear a lot of blue shirts, so that works for me, and I haven't had any issues seeing the pattern through thin shirts.
In sum, I thought that losing weight might have fixed my "between sizes" problems, but they have just reappeared, putting me between a 28 and 30 band.
Updated on Mar 10, 2016 Flag this
GREAT cleavage & very comfortable. Although for my meaurements (66.5cm rib/86cm bust) I find that the band is too big. It fits well (since new) on the tightest hook, but even still could be tighter in my opinion, especially after a long period of wearing it. Also, my bust is just a tiny bit too small for the cups, however due to the incredible shape of this bra, this is not noticable even under the thinnest of shirts. This brs has not lost shape or elasticity in the 6 months I have owned it. Straps are kind of thick, but not out of par with most bras intended for larger cupped women. Not overly sexy looking, but okay. I love this bra and definitely recommend it, it is great for cleavage, enhancement, and shape! I have ordered a 28G and will review that when I get it.
Updated on Jul 02, 2011 Flag this
My favorite non-Polish bra and a near-perfect seamless bra. Great shape, great cleavage, and tends to be narrower than other American/UK bras. The only things I'd change: straps closer together and a slightly narrower cup width.
Updated on Sep 12, 2016 Flag this
Wish the gore were a little narrower and/or the straps a little closer together, but otherwise I love this bra. Seamless under clothing and gives me a nice, round shape and good cleavage.
Updated on Sep 12, 2016 Flag this
I thought this would fit like my Deco Delight also in a 30FF. Unfortunately, the band was too firm for me and didn't even stretch to 30in. The cup was shape issue. It was too tall for my short roots.
Updated on Jun 15, 2016 Flag this
Bra fits OK as long as it's worn as a racerback, there's gapping at the sides that will show through clothes if not. Center gore doesn't quite tack but that's hard to find as my boobs are very close set. Uplift seems slightly unnatural to me, the bottom of the cups are very shallow so it acts like a push- up.
Updated on Sep 25, 2015 Flag this
A really good nude bra (which I desperately needed) for really pale people like me. I adore the Freya Deco Plunge because my breasts are so close-set that I really, really, need the low gore this bra provides. The cups are wide but not uncomfortably so, I just have a little extra space on the sides. The straps, surprisingly, are not irritating in my armpits. The tops of the cups are already curving out a little which worries me because I was hoping to wear this under thin tops; in the future I'd like to try the Deco Charm or one of the other ones that has something on the top edge of the cup to prevent that from happening. The band is loose, though wearable; in hindsight I would have gone for a 28G but the 30FF was cheaper on Amazon. Still adore the Deco Plunge style. Really comfy everyday bra.
Updated on Feb 20, 2015 Flag this
1) This bra offers a good amount of coverage and excellent cleavage potential. On a "good" day, I get the cleavage I want and the shape is amazing. This bra adds the illusion of larger breasts.
2) I really need a smaller band. The underwires are really too large for my frame in the 30, causing discomfort under the arms. Often I feel like the bottom is not filling out correctly and there is sometimes gapping at the top depending on my movement.
3) If I wear this for a full day at work, taking it off is the absolute first thing I do when I go home. It does not have the longevity of comfort like my other Freyas.
Updated on Nov 01, 2014 Flag this
My close-set, shallow, wide, and tall boobs love this bra. Looooove. Band could be a bit firmer, but I got this used in a swap so it was probably better new. As it is I wear it on the first hook, but switch to the middle as the day goes on. Great cleavage, plunge for low necklines, and comes in basic and fun colors!
My only quibble is that the straps are too damn wide for my shoulders, so what I usually do is clip them together in a racerback shape using a hair clip.
Updated on Oct 09, 2014 Flag this
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