This is an amazing bra. None of the gaping issues I have with the regular deco, and much cuter. I'm shocked it works so well on my FoB shallow breasts. As usual with Freya the wires are very narrow, which is great for me, they're perfect for my shape in that respect.
I love this bra - it gives great uplift and cleavage, and is also comfortable. I was a bit worried that I would fall out of the plunge cups (don't normally go for plunge styles) but this isn't an issue. The only slight issue that I have is that the cups are quite tall, and did rub my armpit a bit on the first wear, but since washing and wearing it a few more times, this issue seems to have disappeared. The pattern is great - makes a change from plain bras!
These are possibly the stiffest cups I've ever encountered, which is probably why at first glance it seemed to give me such a great shape. It's so firm that it sort of just mashes everything down beneath the cups and hides any hint of a bad fit. Unfortunately the stiffness also makes the bra a little unforgiving when it comes to gaping at the top when you let your posture slide. There's a thick trim along the top edge of the cups that prevents this from looking completely seamless beneath tighter clothing as well.
It's worth it to note that I ordered this a band size down ...from my usual, based on the fit I'd experienced with the Freya Patsy half cups. Totally didn't need to do that here- I could just barely get the bra to clasp on the loosest hooks, and it was uncomfortably tight. The straps were also quite a bit shorter compared to Patsy, and feel a bit wide for me in the 28E. I'm definitely going to try this out in a 30DD though. This is still a better fit than most I've tried. Read more 84 more words
The band on this seems much longer than my 30E regular nude colored deco. The cups also seem to come up a tad bit higher and are more rounded, whereas the regular deco seems to be more flat. The tops of the cups don't quite lay flat on my chest, there's a gap between my chest and the bra. Moving to the tightest hook and tightening the straps seems to help a bit.
i usually have a major problem with straps falling down, regardless of fit and style for all bras. I was thrilled when i first put this on, comfortable, looked great, everything where it should be. after wearing for 4+ hours, still pretty comfortable and the straps did slip occasionally but not often enough for me to give up on the bra. the band did stretch, very tight on first wearing and 2nd hook on second, but still comfy and holds thing well. the two hook closure is supportive and WAY more comfortable than the 5 hooks i'm used to. the wires don't poke and gore lays flat. the shape is fabulous but very... firm. doesn't move well, more so than other t shirt bras i've worn. looks fine with low cut tshirts and tank tops.
The band seems true to size. I can't tell if the cups fit differently than other Deco Plunge bras or if the cut is slightly different so it shows that it's too small. In any case, I am getting some quadding out the top of the cup when I don't on other styles of the Deco Plunge. It's really cute and the material is so soft. I also LOVE the straps. They feel silky and even though they are wide, they are really comfortable and not too rigid.