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I like this bra, it's cute and fits similarly (but a touch smaller in the cups, obviously) to my regular nude Deco in a 28GG. The band fits me perfectly: I measure around 29 or 29.5" underbust, and prefer a snug band. I'd say this 28 band is the same as the regular Deco 28 band. The bra itself is really cute. The bright orange bows on the gore and where the straps meet the cups are really unique and fun. The straps are the same as the regular Deco; they're wide, fully adjustable, and stretchy, with a smooth underside and ribbed exterior that keeps them from getting ... looser throughout the day.
My one major gripe with this bra is the thick beige border around the outside of the cups. It looks cute, but it's thicker and firmer than the rest of the cup, and flares out from the cup itself, so it shows underneath almost everything and defeats the purpose of this being a t-shirt bra. I do quadboob out of this bra a little bit, so that might be pushing the border out and making it show more, but I think that even if the cups fit me better the edge of the bra would still show under most clothes. The edging on the regular Deco is much thinner and more pliable, so I get much less use out of this Deco than my other one.
Updated on Mar 11, 2016 Flag this
The Deco Moulded Plunge was one of the first bras I tried in 2014 when I first started looking for new bras. At 30G/GG, the original Deco plunge was a fail for me because my tissue spilled out of the center, the wires poked and the top edge of the cups rested in my armpits (cups were too tall). It also felt like I was wearing a straight jacket; just so uncomfortable. The cups felt thick and weighted towards the bottom and the wires were torture. I put Deco on my hate list and never looked back.
Now I finally got around to re-measuring myself after losing a ... little weight. Down to a 28G, I had to start the bra hunt all over again while I still have tags on some of my 30Gs. I actually have no idea what possessed me to try the Deco again, but I'm glad I did. This review is for the Deco Rebel (leopard print) colorway.
Aaaand it fits. There, I said it! The wires aren't too tall or grossly too wide (just a tad), it's comfortable, and the new addition of binding along the top of the cup closes it off enough that I don't spill out of it (time will tell if this changes with wear). I still get a little bit of strap gap, but the silhouette is so smooth. I can't believe I actually have a t-shirt friendly bra that fits!
My first successful Deco was actually the 28G - Freya » Deco Vibe Moulded Plunge Bra (1704) , and I will also be reviewing that one, too. Vibe may run a smidge tighter in the band, but it's not noticeable for me. I read that the Deco had larger cups than the Vibe, but I find them very similar. If anything, the Vibe maybe is a little taller towards the strap end. I find the cup depth nearly identical, but the Vibe a tiny bit more closed on top, something I notice more towards the gore because I don't spill out of it.
Edit 03/2016: Although I tried the Vibe and Rebel at home several times before wearing, I grossly underestimated the tightness of the Vibe band. Vibe is a *very* snug 28, would be perfect for 26-7" underbusts and I wear it with an extender right now. Rebel has a more supple, softer material with more stretch.
--I mention this comparison here because the Deco Rebel has the same item number as the regular Deco Plunge, but, in my estimation, these should be listed separately on Bratabase. It does not fit like the Deco Plunge because of the aforementioned binding on the cup. I don't know how other colorways match up to this. -- Editing this out because the Rebel is listed separately.
In truth, the Rebel pattern is not my favorite. I guess it's on sale for a reason. It has grown on me since I got it, but leopard print is not among the patterns that I like. Even the same colors with less of the black marks would have been preferable. Since it fits, I'm overlooking that. I've never been one to turn down a hideous bra as long as it fits! One plus for anyone considering this colorway, though, is that the straps are basically nude. At least I can have nude straps since I don't own a nude bra.
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