I LOVE this bra. The longline style band is comfortable and supportive, and the seaming on the cups (vertical rather than the typical diagonal) give me good lift and shape. The cups are padded enough for modesty, but don't add a lot of size. The retro styling makes me feel supported but sexy.
This is, without question, my favorite of the Freya bras I own, and I will definitely be checking out their other longline styles.
Bear in mind that there are only two columns of hooks, so there is less allowance for the band stretching out. I think that the fact that there is a lot more band than other bras will help mitigate any stretching, but it hasn't been long enough for me to know for sure.
This bra was altered by another user from 36C to 30E.
Visually, I like the simplicity of the black and white combined with the patterning.
The band is snug. I can't comment on the stretch of it, as this is the part that was altered. The cups are not deep enough for me, and so the gore floats. I find this bra very comfortable. If I wear it too low, the bottom flips up whenever I bend or slouch. If I wear my bra higher then I do not have this problem.
Like other Freya longlines, there is a foam lining in the cups. While it gives the breasts a smooth shape, there are fabric seams going down the cups that stick out through my clothing. I like the way that longlines smooth the silhouette
Definitely not as stretchy as normal Freya bands--it runs true to size. A minimal amount of padding. It feels a bit light/delicate, and the wires are a bit thin, but that's not really bad. Has only two lines for hooks. Very, very comfortable--an excellent bra for long-torsoed women. I ever so slightly can't fill the top, but I'm relatively shallow on top anyways, and it's close enough to get away with it. GOREGEOUS pattern!
first words: finally got my first longline. i thought i was a 30F, but it showed up on ebay in 30FF so that's what i got. i'm glad i did because big bertha seems to fill out the cup just about perfectly, though the wires are a bit too wide. i'm coming to the conclusion that i really do need to go up to a 30FF in most of my bras. i've been afraid of padded bras because i wasn't sure if the padding would alter the fit, but the padding is very minimal; seems more like a lining than anything else.
appearance: the vertical seams provide a ...nice lift and rounded side profile, which i like. the major draw of the longline imo, a smooth back profile, is something i could get used to. i infinitely prefer the pattern on the edina to the other freya longlines. though it IS a floral print, the black and white and the not-quite-traditional flowers chosen for the pattern make it look more like an old map to me. i seem to be in the minority in that regard, though. a little worried that it'll start looking dingy, since there's a lot of white.
fit: when i slouch, the bottom flips up a bit in the front, and it can get a wrinkle or two as well. i'm sure the boning in the sadie prevents that, but i'm not sure if it would affect the comfort or not. there's one small wrinkle toward the outside of the cup on the bottom on my larger side, and i'm not exactly sure how to interpret that. slight gap at the top of the cup on the smaller side. i'm not used to this much compression, but i'm sure i'll get used to it. it's certainly not uncomfortable - kinda like an all-day hug. i feel like someone else is holding me up.
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I am sold on this one! Love it! It's so amazingly comfortable and soft, the black and white is beautiful. I can't say I have any complaints about this one at all, unless it would be that I want more...Great lift! the seams are a little thick, but not horribly so. I'd recommend a longline to anyone!
Love the look of this bra, but the band runs big. The 30D is too big in the band for me, though the cups fit perfectly. Also, there is no boning in the sides, which means the longline band is prone to rumplin/ wrinkling/ curling. In a 28 and with some boning I'd be buying this style in every print.
I bought this bra online on a sale and I've been very pleased with this model. The material is very nice and pretty, it gives good support and is comfortable, particularly if you don't have to sit during a long time. If you do, the longline tends to roll up and it can hurt the underchest. The only problem is that 32DD isn't my ideal Freya bra size. The band is not large, as I am between 32 and 34, but I can still breathe normally. ^^ 32E would have been much better, as all of my boobs doesn't fit in the cups some days of the month. I'm quite satisfied anyway and will be buying more Freya bras in the future (and in the right size !).
Very Comfortable. It gives a great shape. The cups fit me perfectly.
The only thing that's not great about this bra is that there's no boning in it so the bottom elastic in the front flips or rolls up on me. There are only two rows of hooks in the back.
I love that it's a longline. I love have all the extra fabric in the back, it gives great support and hides any bumps. While the band measurement may sound long, the whole font of the bra doesn't stretch, only the very back does.
I had to get this in a band size up because I couldn't find it in a 32f. It works fine but as I can easily hook it on the last row, I wish I could have gotten my true size.