This bra doesn't fit like any other Deco I've tried. The cups are a quite different shape, they are taller and wider, I think they also run a bit large. The band is very firm it just barely stretches to 30.
I really really want to love this bra. I really really do. The band is nice and firm, the silhouette is gorgeous, and the bra itself is beautiful. The cups just don't fit right, though (I'm not even sure what the issue is--maybe shape issue?) and the cups rub under my arms For someone FOT and maybe with wider roots, I imagine this would be great.
As a (regularly) 28GG/H gal, I have had massive trouble finding a strapless/multiway bra and a longline that fits well. This bra killed two birds with one stone - I now have a workable strapless/convertible bra that is also a longline, so I am happy with this bra
Technically, I am sized out of my preferred size, but the band on the 30G is snug enough that on the smaller set of hooks, the bra stays up through even the most enthusiastic jumping jacks, and I can comfortably wear it on the larger hooks with straps or for less active pursuits. The cups on the ...30G are also generous enough to easily contain my usually 28H boobs. I have a lot of projection but a thin layer of tissue right up to my clavicles - many strapless bras are simultaneously too shallow and cut in at the top - this one doesn't have either problem, though it could use a tiny bit of extra projection right at the bottom.
This bra has two different positions for the multiway straps, both front and back. I find that many bras in my size have their straps set further apart that the average shirt, so it is nice to have the option of a narrower setting. The cups have a nice sling in the cups, I presume to help prevent boobs from sliding the cups east-west.
While this bra fills a very important niche in my wardrobe, and as a result I am happy with it, it nonetheless has some downsides:
* The floral detailing on the front, which seemed like a really neat detail on the promotional pictures, looks washed out and almost like accidental staining in person. The bra itself is also less of a yellow-cream, and instead an ivory/off white
* Like many Freya bras, the quality of materials and contruction did not impress me in this bra. The cups on my brand-new bra already have a couple tiny snares, the straps are simple satin elastic and are very slippery, and the front of the band curls up.
* For reasons unknown, this bra only has 2 columns of hooks. Since I bought a band size up from my usual, I am on the smallest right off the bat, but even in a properly fitted bra, I would prefer 3+ rows. Read more 287 more words
This is my first strapless in a size representative of my bust, and I think it's awesome. However, I can't put this bra on by myself. I usually wear a 32G, but ended up getting this in a 30 G (both for more security and because the boutique didn't have 32G). When I put it on myself, i ended up bending one of the bones on the right side, so now I get help. the front part constantly rides up because I a little pudge and bad posture, but it's not a deal breaker. The straps are awesome, allowing for halter and x-back, as well as 2 options (inner and outer) for putting the straps on in the front and back. The wires are pretty narrow on this bra, which is good for me, but not for others.
My shape: projected teardrop that is neither high or low set, with very tall and wide roots, close-set center tissue, and very firm tissue that fights back when pushed around by padding.
Bought this bra from a user on r/abtf as a possible option to wear under my wedding dress. This review is for the white colorway.
Part 3 of the Search for the Perfect Strapless saga:
I think this is a pretty decent strapless bra. I haven't worn it for any significant length of time, but it doesn't seem to want to ride down much, and that's pretty good considering it's on the loosest set of hooks and I usually ...need a 28 in Freyas. I would attribute this to its longline construction, I think, because I similarly wear 30s in Fauve but have two longlines that are 32s.
The cups are ok, but like most Freya molded cups, they are too narrow for me. Unlike most, however, this time the narrowness seems to be causing some issues, namely how the outer top edge of the cup is tall and seems to want to fold under at the front of my armpit (I lift heavy things for a living, so my "armpit roll" is more like the end of my pectoral muscle and is probably more to tango with than a regular roll). The immediate projection is alright at the bottom of the cup, I think, but it's hard to tell with the stiff cup. It is definitely too projected on top, however, and gives me a cut-off pseudo-quad boob 50s bullet bra look, just like every other strapless bra I've ever tried; it is less noticeable when I slouch, but I'm not going to schlep around just for a bra! I'm not sure sizing up in the cup would help, either, and might just make it gap and roll more along the top edge. It is much better than my 30G - Gossard » Egoboost Strapless Bra (6288) , though, so I might replace it with this one until I find a better one.
The band is pretty comfy, though! I love longlines, though, so take that into consideration. In spite of the cups in my armpit, the wings are actually not that high. The bottom edge of the band doesn't seem to ride up, and I've tried it on three times, all on "fat" days within the last week.
The center gore is great too. All bras with wide enough wires for me have tall gores, and while some are less annoying than others, you can't really get a half-cup/balconnet style with the true plunge my boobies need, so this is a nice change. Plus, you get some nice cleavage and a lovely rounded shape.
I honestly don't know how the straps are. I had them on for about two minutes before removing them, and I wouldn't ever bother to wear this bra with straps anyway - I have plenty of other longlines for that. They are fully adjustable, for what it's worth. Update: I did not notice at all until I started taking pictures, but each place the straps can hook has TWO loops, so that's pretty awesome! Very customizable.
Alas, the search for my perfect strapless continues! Read more 428 more words
The cups on the bra fit quite well for upper fullness. The band is very tight as a strapless should be. I don't have an issue with only two columns of hooks. I absolutely love that the bra has two placement options for each strap in the front and the back for a total of 8 different strap placement options with also being able to do the regular multiway bra options.
I was fully expecting this bra not to fit as the cups looked like they would cut in. Thw cups are quite tall and curve high enough up that there is not an issue with cutting in. You ...would need A LOT of projection and tall upper fullness for there to be an issue. I think I could have gone down a cup size and still been able to fill the cups because of how open they are.
The longline part doesn't sit flat and nice on my ribs - maybe the fat on my ribs? Not sure. If it was an inch or two longer That would have worked nicely. Read more 74 more words
This bra is an engineering marvel. If you had told my 15-year-old self that I would one day own a strapless bra and actually WEAR IT, successfully, with strapless tops, I would have laughed in your face. And yet! Freya went ahead and proved me wrong. While I could stand to have a band size smaller in this (there are only two rows of hooks) I have worn it out, strapless, into the real world on multiple occasions so far with my shoulders happily bare without any nip-slips or belt bras or anything. I've adjusted it about as often as I adjust my normal bras. The cup does ...turn up a bit on the bottom - I can't quite fill it out down there, but quad boob is not a concern with the high center gore and equally high, stiff cups. The longline is beautiful and elegant. The removable straps that come with the bra are eh - once I took them off to experiment with the strapless I haven't felt the need to put them back on. The shape is not as high and perky as I'm used to now (especially since I started wearing Comexim) but it's an acceptable trade-off IMO. Overall very pleased! Read more 98 more words
As difficult as strapless bras are, I think I've found a winner with this one. It's not perfect, but it's the best one I've ever had, and I'm not inclined to go looking for another.
My complaints: Either the cup is a tad small, or the shape isn't quite right for my breasts. I have even fullness, maybe a little full on top, and it cuts in ever so slightly on the top of my breasts. I think it's a shape issue rather than a size issue because going an entire cup size up would probably be too big. Also, I wish the wires were a little wider and ...a little taller, but I think that about all the Freya bras I own.
Good things about this bra: It doesn't flatten my breasts to the side like the other strapless bras I've owned! This was my main beef with the others I had, so I'm stoked that this one doesn't do that. I'm also a big fan of the optional strap placements. There are two strap positions on the front and the back, so there are a lot of possibilities there. Read more 84 more words
Very tight in the band, and large in the cups, moreso than the regular deco. I'd ballpark the size as more like a 30GG deco. If you have trouble with the upper cup of the deco gaping, it will be likely be worse here because much of the cup depth is in the upper middle/outer area. The padding is also a bit more rigid (at least brand new it is).
The regular deco works for me largely because of the low centre gore and openness of the plunge, which prevents my general problem of not enough projection in cups near the gore. The higher gore here changes the bra so that the cups are a bit wider and more splayed, which fights my shape a bit, so the wires sitting too low. But this happens to me with every bra except for Ewa Michalak.
This bra transfers all of the weight of my breasts to my back and distributes it over my back, which makes it one of the best bras I have found. The straps, which you can remove, are superfluous for weight bearing, but help to create a smooth line. There are two options for where you want to attach the straps, which allows me to attach the straps at the center-top of the cup rather than to the side, where so many bras these days for the large busted attach.
As an added bonus, I never thought I'd find a strapless bra.
The downsides: -the padded cups make my breasts ...look bigger, which I need like I need a poker in my eye. -It's a little restrictive around the ribcage. I am not a fan of the dried glue-like elastic that lines the bottom of the band, which leaves dents on my skin. -After a day of wearing it, I want to take it off in order to comfortably expand my ribcage.
Overall, I am more pleased with this bra than almost any other on the market, but I would still like to find better. Some of the other Freya longline bras would be promising except that they do not provide enough coverage of the top of my breasts, allowing for waay too much cleavage wiggle for me to be comfortable wearing them outside. Unlike them, this bra has enough coverage of the tops of my breasts.