I have a thing about the Freya Deco. It’s one of the first bras I bought locally from the specialty shop that used to be in my area. I bought the Spotlight in a 32DD which I thought fit at the time. I never had a band issue, and at the time I was not used to 30 bands as I am now, not was I swooping and scooping...I was leaning forward to put on and juggling and thought that was enough and what I was supposed to do.
I wore it like crazy. It felt like boob armour compared with some of my bras st the time, ...but I got amazing cleavage and the shape under tops was simply unbeatable. I later bought the matching briefs and was in polka dot heaven. I actually still have it, although it is pretty stretched out in the band and I don’t fit the cups anymore.
Last year in the summer, the shop that I had gotten the Spotlight from was closing to move out of town, and had a big 50% off sale to clear stock. At the time, I opted to try the 28FF, knowing that the band might be too tight, but wanting to gage the cup fit as it’s the sister size for the 30F, which was the size I was thinking about needing based on the fit of my Spotlight. Well I was pretty surprised that it was a really good fit, but as I was thinking, the band was a bit too tight. I could have gone with a row of extender hooks and probably been ok. At the time, I decided not to get it, because even though the green was stunning on me, I was really not a fan of the animal print that was the straps and trim details. That, and the fact that I was wearing my Ewa plunge then and getting as good cleavage, with a softer and lighter bra. And even at half price, it was still expensive. I do miss the green though... I think back to this bra often.
Which leads me to this lovely little blush number. I tried it in a few sizes: 28G, 30FF, and this one (30F). I initially tried the 28G thinking that maybe the band was a bit too tight in the 28FF prior because the cup was too small. In my mind, I knew that wasn’t right, as the cup was pretty perfect in the 28FF, but I also knew that I had begun to see an increase in volume/tissue/size late summer or early fall, so I was not sure if I would need a larger cup size or not. I also picked the 30FF with the knowledge that the 28G would be too tight.
I could not get the 28G done up and switched to the 30FF. Surprised that I had a bit of empty space in the cups, I opted to try a cup size down and see if the 30F would fit.
It did and did not. The band tightness was good. I coul use loosest or middle hooks. Cup volume was better. Pretty perfect. The colour was nice too (a little bit pinker than the pictures show). The fabric covering the cups was super silky and smooth although this one was snagged. The thing that bothered me most about this fit was the cup height and cup edge. It seemed taller and maybe more open than the other ones I had tried. The top edge of the cups were visible under my thinner shirt and the camisole they had there to try. It was not quite as bad as the Kiyoko half cup I tried, but it wasn’t far off. If I can’t wear it under light tops, then I have no use for it as I would want it for lighter tops where I need a nude/fleshy/light coloured bra. Both fitters really loved the fit of the Deco on me though.
I don’t know if it’s just the colourway of production, or if it’s just the larger cup size, since my 32DD never did that, and and I don’t recall the 28FF being visible under my camisole either. I’m not super broken up about it as I was trying the Passionata Brooklyn in 65G again and I generally preferred the lighter feeling of it compared with the Deco as a summer t shirt bra, though I had minor quadding in it and no 65H to try (I might try 70G even though band is loose, just to see how the cups fit).
Anyway, I still really love the Deco and fit, though since I can get same fit from Ewa and Comexim without the boob armour, I will probably continue to pass the Deco up unless I find a really good deal. Plus, Bravissimo Satine is supposed to be good like Deco but better, but now I question my Satine size.
I am glad I tried it again, and maybe one day I will have a new Deco, but now isn’t that time. Read more 739 more words
I looooveeee a Deco. I really love that high, round shape they give, and they're so good for my full on top, squishy breast tissue. True, the Vibe has a firmer top of the cup than the regular Deco, which sometimes cuts my squishy tissue in a way that looks like just the slightest bit of quadding if I move a certain way or my tissue shifts a certain way with wear, but the softness of the regular Deco would sometimes leave my soft tissue going any which way it wanted (which was usually towards the center).
I actually got this particular bra a long time ago (approaching ...4 years ago) when I was first getting into sizing myself for bras--I stopped wearing it because it was too big in the cups. I dug it out just recently because my boobs have grown, and it fits great now! All of my many, many 30G Decos are a bit too small now, but with some wiggling I still like to wear them.
The side wires are too wide for me, as is the case with every Freya bra I have, but I am not bothered by this. The side height is great for my short torso. I also really love Decos' thick straps; they're very comfortable and sturdy.
Overall, what I have to say is that when Decos are great, they're great, and if you have a shape like me and enjoy the same kind of breast profile I do, you're sure to like the Vibe (and Decos in general) too.
PS: sorry that some of my pictures are a little oddly angled or if I'm standing a little weird--I just moved (and will again in a few months) and my setup isn't the best yet Read more 184 more words
The band in the Deco vibe (1704) seems to run very snug. If I go up a size the width of the cups are too wide I’ve noticed this in the 30G and 32G but I love the smooth line under clothes, and also very supportive. I tend to very slightly after wearing for a few hours to have a little boob trying to escape in the center but doesn’t create quad boob effect. I’m trying to find the right size/style since my weight loss. But for now this works!
This is the second Deco Vibe I've owned; the previous was in 28F. I purchased this from Broad Lingerie in Toronto, ON and it was heavily discounted (to my advantage) because it had been sitting around for so long. I got the band altered shorter through the store and it was only a $10 alteration, so well worth it in my books. It stretches to an absolute perfect length for me to wear it comfortably on the loosest hooks, and the materials are super soft so it never feels like it's digging in.
I love this bra for the cleavage it gives and as a going-out bra, but ...I've realized as an everyday bra it just doesn't have enough immediate projection for me (which is surprising because I've never had that problem before). Because of the lack of immediate projection and overall shallow shape in general, it does feel like my boobs are locked down a little bit too much, and it feels like the wires shift down on my ribcage as the day or night goes on. But like I said, this bra is for cleavage first and foremost, so I am willing to forgive these other shortcomings. Read more 91 more words
I bought this bra from Broad Lingerie in Toronto, ON. It was on the clearance rack and I had been wanting a Deco Vibe in Blush for a long time because I needed a new "nude", seamless bra for myself. I tried it on, and I knew that Freya's 28 bands were too big for me, but Sam Conover, the owner of the boutique, has a personal friend who does alterations for a small fee! So I got the band shortened by a full band length, which cost only $10, and I got the straps shortened about an inch as well (only $5) so that if I ever ...want to use the J-hook it'll be positioned in the middle of my back instead of up near my neck. I just left the bra with Sam once I paid for it and it took about 4 days for the alterations to be completed, and then they just emailed me when it was ready to be picked up! As for the bra itself, here we go: I love the delicate blush colour, and it has a pretty diamond geometric mesh over the band. It also has a thin white lace trim along the bottom and top of the band, as well as on the sides of the cups. Because of the alteration, the band fits nice and snug on the first set of hooks. The wires are a perfect width for me, and the bra is a little on the shallow side, both in cup depth and immediate depth at the wire, but this is what creates VS-style cleavage. The bra doesn't ride down for me because I don't need a ton of immediate projection. An added benefit of having the band shortened was that the straps came inward slightly, so they're a good width for me when worn regularly. The gore tacks, and it doesn't bother me whatsoever throughout the day. Having the band shortened almost makes the cup volume too small for me (it wasn't a problem when I tried it on before the alteration) but this just adds to the cleavage, which I'm not complaining about. Now that the band is the proper length too, it really feels like I'm strapped in (in a good way) and there's barely any movement throughout the day. My boobs stay where they're put in this bra.
Overall, I love this bra, and I had an amazing experience buying this from Broad Lingerie! 10/10, would recommend. Read more 303 more words
I wrote off Freya's Deco plunge bra nearly 2 years ago when it was a total fail for me. My very soft tissue spilled out of the center right away if I moved or bent over. With short roots and high set breasts, 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. The cups felt thick and the wires were torture. The Deco became my archetype of a bra that just would never work for me.
I even tried a few Deco bras ...at Nordstrom with two different fitters. They both had a tendency to tighten the straps far too much for comfort and I think that also distorted my view of a good fit.
I read reviews since then that suggested that new models of the Deco with the trim along the edge of the cup had an improved fit. I ignored those reviews because Deco would never work for my pudding boobs.
Fast forward 2 years and I just re-measured myself a couple of weeks ago. I've lost a bit of weight and gone down from 30G/GG to 28G. For some unknown reason, I ordered a Freya Deco Vibe that was on sale with free returns. I think it was the cheapest bra I could find in size 28G and figured even if it didn't work, I could test the volume of it.
Then the unthinkable happened. It fit! Seriously, this bra fits me like a glove. My tissue is contained above the gore by the binding along the top of the cup. The wires might be a tad wide, but they're not too tall. I actually don't mind a *slightly* wide cup and prefer it to a very narrow, projected one. The cup height is about 7", which works for me (surprisingly), but the strap edge comes up a little higher. That would be the only thing I would change because I get "strap gap" when I slouch. The gaping is really not that severe, though, and I just have to adjust the straps with a bit of precision and I get a beautiful silhouette. What I've also learned is that I don't need as high a gore as I thought. I have a short torso, anyway. I just need a bra that doesn't allow my inner fullness to spill out so easily.
I'm super excited by how smooth and uplifted my profile is with this bra. I once remarked that I wish Freya Decos would fit me, because I would just buy a bunch of them and never need another bra. I'm pretty close to doing that. Time will tell if the bra continues to fit beautifully with wear. Then my wallet will become sad.
When testing it, I find that if I bend over completely to pick something up off the floor, I might have to readjust or my boobs wrinkle a little towards the center. I don't own a bra yet that doesn't do this, so it's not a deal breaker.
Now for the annoying part. The selling point for the Vibe is the racer-back conversion J-hook attachment. This could be a useful addition to my wardrobe, especially for the warmer weather. Unfortunately, I have to tighten the straps on this bra so much that the adjusters are on the front, which means that for normal wear, the J-hook is also at the front. It irritates my skin and you can see the hook part through some shirts. I also tend to wear a backpack when traveling and think that the J-hook would cause major problems with snagging. I will probably have to snip it off with wire cutters, which breaks my heart.
Ive tried around 3 decos before and none of them was as good as this one. Beside small quadboobing and slightly too tight band is quite good. Its like another summer bra that gives nice cleavage - I dont get cleavage in most of my brashttps://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> - and the bands looks like it will stretch with time. I think im gonna keep it for now, but Im thinking to get in 30E and see which one looks better as probably will have slightly looser band and the cups may fit better!
November 2015 Update: This bra is still full of lies. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" /> Now it's too small!! Who would have guessed?! Having bigger boobs didn't solve any problems, it just created new ones! I posted pictures of both regular straps and with the J-hook hooked in the back. (Again, I swear I took pictures originally, but apparently they never made it off my old phone and onto my profile.) When looking, the cups SEEM like they fit me. But that's because I wasn't moving. If I do move, the cups gap and my breasts explode into my armpits. The wires are still an inch ...too short, and this time I took a picture of me pointing to my breast root not being encompassed, and the gap that occurs in the side of the bra. So basically, as long as I stand up perfectly straight, but don't pull my shoulders back, and don't move, this bra fits. In reality, this bra is just basically resting over my boobs, and not actually encompassing them like a proper bra is supposed to. When I have the J-hook hooked, I do get some cleavage/shadowing between my breasts, but I get massive quadboob. And then there's the problem of the straps being extremely painful hooked. Sadly, the Deco is just never going to work for me.
Original Review: This bra is full of lies. The wires are an entire INCH too short for the casing in the underarms, so this basically allows my breasts to escape into my armpits rather than pushing it forward into the sexy cleavage I see in so many images. Clearly this bra is for close-set boobs, definitely not wide-set boobs. Secondly, while the cup depth makes it sound small, this doesn't take into consideration that it's a plunge bra, meaning that if the wires came up higher in the middle, the wire-to-wire width would be much wider and the cups much deeper. I wanted to believe that this bra would fit. And it did... as long as I had the wonderful J-hook hooked in the back, the straps tightened to almost an uncomfortable level, and didn't move my arms. (Again, wire an inch lower than casing in underarms, so if I were to spread my arms or pull them back, my breast tissue would disappear from the middle front and be back in my armpits.) If I add thick push-up pads, they keep my breast tissue more in the middle than the bra does itself. I haven't had cleavage since pretty much never since I have such wide-set, shallow boobs (ok, I did once do the Jenna Marbles trick of wearing 2-3 bras and stuffing each one of them, and that worked, but uhhh, not proud of that https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" />) so I wanted this to be my "sexy date bra." I am full-on-top, with my tissue spreading high on my chest, almost to my collar bone, so I didn't think the extreme open-ness of the bra would be a problem. Alas, the bra (like many other people have said) is too tall and so it sticks straight up past my breast tissue at the top. Only with the push-up inserts can I hike my breasts up high enough to meet the top edge of the cup. I tried another similar deco in a 28DD, and ohhh my gosh it hurt, it felt 2-3 cup sizes smaller so it was sitting on my breast tissue all the way around and quadboobing at the same time as not filling the middle projection. Maybe this was such a large problem because they were different deco styles, but the store didn't have the Vibe to try in a 28DD so I guess I'll never know. I'm pretty sure this is completely wrong for my shape, though. I believe that you need medium-to-wide width, deep projection, and medium-to-close-set breasts for this bra to work for you. Oh yeah, and very full-on-top. And like how everyone else says, the band is quite large before stretched, so you're better off if you are have a 28" or 29" ribcage, unlike my 27" ribcage. On another note, the cup fabric is soooo smooth and soft! I had my mom touch it, and she had such dry fingers that she actually caused a small area to fluff, which was really depressing since it was brand new, haha. XD So don't rub up against anything, and don't let anything catch the nice fabric. Read more 637 more words
Just got this bra in the mail, and I am SO happy. It's obviously very similar to the Deco Honey, but somehow, the cups fit a lot better. Instead of being further off to the sides, it fits me exactly where I need it. Wires are narrow enough, depth is good, band is, so far nice and snug. Color and design= A++. The blush is a delicate pink, as opposed to how it appears in some photos as a light beige-y pink. There's all the frills, and bows on the straps, same as the Honey, but in a different color from the bra, which is great. No gaping or quadding this time. I'd ...recommend this to anyone with average to narrow roots, and with average projection. I'm even to FoT, and this fits me very nicely. I don't know why my Honey and Vibe are different, but this one fits me a lot better. The cups are also moulded, fairly thick, so they obviously give a nice round shape.
Edit: I've worn this 2-3 times now. I know, bad https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_razz.gif" alt=":p" /> I definitely need to order more. This is what I've been looking for. Fits sooo much better than the Honey, cup shape wise. That one, the cups are less forward facing IMO, less close, and kinda taper to the sides up top, which is the opposite of what I need. I have tall, semi shallow roots, and my boobs touch after they're lifted any amount. The Vibe is close enough for my boobs, and doesn't start goimg off to the sides but stays up front and centered. The top of the cups are both deep and shallow enough for my roots. No cutting in or gaping, both of which I get with the Honey . The band is also much firmer. Makes me feel great all day. I'll be stocking up on these https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
Edit2: Forgot to add, you can make this into a racerback, and adjust the hooks to where you want them on your back. I thought this was a cool feature, as some racerback tops are cut differently and then you can still see certain racerback bras.
Edit3: I've started experiencing some weird gapping in the tops of the cups UNLESS I use the racer back clip. It's weird, because it's not nearly as bad as the Honey (because the cups taper off towards my arms up top), but it's still noticeable. I'm very shallow up top, so I think I just can't do tall, stiff/molded cups. I mean I can, it's just not a great fit. I think the racer back clip pulls the straps in a way that pulls the cups even more towards the center, and flattens them, and that's why that works.
So just FYI, might not work for tall-shallow roots. Probably better for a lot of upper or all around fullness. I only have fullness in the very center.
I was fairly certain the Deco wouldn't work for me, but it'd been so long since I'd tried it I couldn't help but give it another shot.
I sister sized down to a 30G as I've read the band can run stretchy, but I actually found it to run about true to size. I could close it, but it was definitely tight. As for the cups, I got overspill on my larger side; I would get a cup size up if I wanted to stick with this bra (I don't).
The other big issue I had, and the one I suspected the most, is the cups aren't projected enough at the bottom, thus pushing the wires down too low. For this reason I will be returning the bra and not trying it again.