Band: The bra has a very very stretchy band. If you are between band sizes, go down one and up a cup size, although if you’re borderline you may not need to go up a cup size. The black color tends to run larger in my experience. I have owned Decos in four band sizes (changing weights over the years), and they all stretched out very quickly within a month or so, with the exception of a 32FF in Pistachio (fashion color, no longer available). The front part of the band is continuous and curved, and edged in odd scallop detail (see straps).
Straps: Pretty ugly- wide slightly ...scratchy-looking elastic with detailing on the side looks as if it were supposed to be scallop-inspired. I’m not sure why this is, but the straps are fully adjustable, which means I’ll take pretty much any weird detailing they will throw at me.
Cups: It’s cut so that women like me who are full on the bottom and sides are accommodated, perhaps due to the way the plunge is constructed? The wires come up high on the side, which is great for trying to reverse migrated breast tissue. There’s also a decent amount of space between the cups and it pushes my separate breasts a little closer together, so it might be a bit much for ladies who have very close-set breasts. The shape is stupendous for me, as everything was held pretty much straight up. The mold gives nipple modesty and shapes well.
Freya and Fantasie bras do not tend to fit me well because they size for a rounder or fuller at the middle breast. I usually cannot fill the point of the cup and there is space or it wrinkles, and then the bra cuts into my breast tissue at the top if I size down. The Deco is an exception- probably my favorite bra that I’ve ever found. I’ve found I can get a fold at the bottom of the cups during the beginning of the bra’s life when the fabric is pretty stiff. I’m told this is because my breasts are set high and I have a shallow profile (full on bottom), so I don’t always fill the bottom of the cups (think orange in a glass). Read more 273 more words
This bra runs loose in the band, and supposedly a bit big in the cup, but I didn't find the latter true- sizing down in the band and up in the cup from my 'usual' size worked well.
I have semi-soft and bottom-heavy breasts, but this bra worked anyway without any spillage. Not the cleavage one sees on the models, but everything was encased and shaped beautifully. Creates no issues under t-shirts.
I'm not a fan of all the scallop detail, and the 'nude' is lighter than my actual skin. So it creates a great shape, but the color and design leave me unable to rate the appearance as 'excellent'.
This bra is what I can describe as fantastic. I wear mine daily and for work and it works fine, it holds me where I want my boobs to be. Maybe the bad point in wearing it for work would be the plunge style isn't something I should be wearing as a waitress as the makes my shirt pull a little but it is the best fitting bra I have had in years.
I am a 30GG (UK size) in Panache Envy Balconette. This Freya 30GG fits everywhere except the top of the cup, which curls out slightly making the top edge of the bra visible under t-shirts. I sent the 30 g back for the same reason, figuring I just needed to go up a cup size.
This bra is 'passable' and I do wear it, but it really buckles in the bottom of the cups. Not enough projection for me!
Funnily the Deco Lagoon in the same size is a much better fit on me. I've written a review on the 30GG Lagoon, comparing my 4 current Deco bras (this charcoal, Deco Honey in Jade, silver Deco Charm and my favorite: Lagoon).
I have four Decos; two 'regular' ones in Lagoon and Charcoal. Next to that two 'special' Deco editions; Honey in Jade & Charm in Silver. All are 30GG but all fit a bit differently. Have yet to add the Charm + Honey, but it also seemed informative to compare the four here?
The Lagoon probably has my preference. Love the print & color scheme! The band is a bit large (stretchiest of the four) and ideally I would wear it in 28H / 28HH. However, it's comfortable and fits quite well. The Charcoal in the same size has a less stretchy band and this bra causes buckling in the ...bottom of the cup. There's a permanent crease where the bottom does not offer enough projection. So a bit too small. Doesn't show under clothes though.
Then silver Charm - similar band size but there's some scratchy/rougher edges that make the band leave painful marks. Mostly on my right side. Due to this I'd rather not wear it for al full day. The silver is pretty though! Cup is a bit less 'open' on top, but not really cutting in (unlike the Spotlight; which I tried and returned).
Last but not least the Honey in Jade: beautiful color but slightly small. Has a similar roughness to the band as Charm, though leaving less of a mark. Mostly matches the Charcoal in fit & size, but buckles less!
All in all the Lagoon is my favorite looking of the four, and I guess also fits best. Read more 143 more words
TL;DR: Decos are slightly too wide and shallow for me when they fit well. This one is just a train wreck and may be shorter in the band than the average 30.
I have a number of Deco models in 30G and 30GG, reflecting both my weight fluctuations over the past year and the weird size differences between colors--well beyond, and quite different from, the universal "black bras are tighter" axiom.
Currently, my 30Gs in black and nude are both good enough with an extender but quadding slightly. My Deco Taylor in 30G fit perfectly when I bought it but now doesn't work with or without an ...extender. My Deco Flamingo in 30GG, though technically a bit wide on me, is one of the best-fitting bras I own, and now that I've moved in the straps, the most comfortable, too.
But this nude 30GG, purchased on the same day as the Flamingo, is a hot mess and always has been. Too tight at the bottom of the band, yet gaping at the armpits. Too tall and too wide at the gore, which twists or digs. Seems to fit in the cups one day, gape like hell the next.
I give up, Deco. At least until I'm safely back in 30G land. Read more 106 more words
Finally after trying a few sizes (30G and 32GG) I've found my fit in the Deco! I LOVE that I have a seamless molded bra in my collection at last.
My boobs are full on bottom, and this bra give some nice subtle uplift and a rounded shape. The wires are narrow enough that I don't get the underwire halfway around my back problem that I do with some bras. Freya seems to run small in the cup, since in Curvy Kate I usually wear 30H. The band is firm but comfortable, I only wish there were three rows of hooks.
This is a great everyday bra for times where you don't want lace and ruffles poking through your shirt. I anticipate using this bra a LOT!