First of all, this bra is gorgeous. Not only is the ethereal flower print beautiful, but it has a bit of a blurred watercolor effect which makes it seem almost hand-painted. The band is edged with tiny delicate lace (which the hooks can catch on, so be careful) that is small enough to not stick out strangely as Freya band trims tend to do sometimes. The lace at the top of the cup has a line of non-elastic plastic at the top to keep it strong. The band is nice and snug (whoo) and the straps appear to be fully adjustable. Both the gore and wings are about ...average height, which is actually a bit lower than I'd like. The wires are just about perfect!
The fit of the cups is kind of weird. It definitely feels like they're trying very hard to bring my sideboob to the front, except I actually don't have much sideboob in the first place so it's kind of wrinkly and sad there, and leaves my tail of Spence just hangin out. A side effect of this is that on the sides near the armpit, there is extra cup-edge elastic folding up, which is really bizarre to me. There also isn't that much immediate projection - this bra saves all the projection for up top, where I have basically no tissue. It seems as if the apex is really high, a full inch away from my nipple. There's also a lot of gaping in the center, even though I'm fairly close-set and have some inner fullness. Weirdest of all, The top lace section gaps considerably in the center, even when adjacent areas are filled out. Even so, the rest of the lace lines up with my tallish roots well! they sit happily on them without quadding or gaping. I'm guessing that this is a product of the FoT nature of this bra?
This is a nice plunge bra. I find plunges a bit tricky and tend to get a tiny bit of quadboob because of the distance between the cups. This did that as well, but only a very small bit so it is definitely wearable and comfortable. The shape it gives is more natural and less rounded than Cleo unpadded bras like Marcie. Good support and lift, though.
This is such a beautiful pattern, so I'm very disappointed it didn't fit. The band was fine, but not as tight as I like when hooked on the loosest setting. I would have preferred a 28 band. The cups were the real problem—they cut across my tissue on the top. I definitely need a cup size up. Because it didn't fit properly, it's difficult to say, but it looks like it may give a pointy shape to breasts. It looked like it would be flat to the nipple and round below it. Even so, I would like to try this in a better size for me, probably a 28G.
You know you've bought too many bras all at once when you forget to add one to Bratabase. Such a pretty pattern but not the greatest shape. It's definitely more teardrop than rounded. Lovely colour, lace, and bow details. The plunge lies flat and doesn't cut in like my other 30E Freya plunge has begun to do. Very nice. Glad I was able to find this.
This bra was my first venture into the proper fit world. I fell in love with the cute print and colors. For the first week it was poking me in the gore, but that hasn't been a problem as I've continued wearing it either from stretching or just getting used to the proper snug fit. As some of the other reviews have noted, this bra does give kind of an odd shape but it wasn't bad enough to bother me.
Finally, a Freya 28 that doesn't stretch to 29"+! And I adore the pattern.
Unfortunately, the shape on this just doesn't suit me. It's looks fine from the front, but from the side, my boobs come to a point with a straight and sharp line where the upper panel is. Like the sheer face of an exposed mountain. So disappointing that it can't be worn with tanks and tighter tops, as the pattern is perfect for summertime show-through.
I genuinely think Freya must've slightly changed the way they do their plunge balcony bras sometime in the past few years. I had a few from several years ago (bought 2008-2011) that fit me like a dream and gave me a lovely rounded yet natural shape. Now, the past several plunge balcony bras I've purchased--including also Freya Fan-tastic Plunge Balcony Bra (1511) and Freya Patsy Plunge Balcony Bra (1221)--are just a bit too pointy.