Band length: 64.2cm
Cup width: 15.0cm
Cup depth: 28.8cm
Wire length: 26.5cm
Cup separation: 2.5cm
Strap width: 1.8cm
Gorgeous style. Normally I don't allow myself to buy let alone even try soft cup Freya's anymore because I abhor the shape they give me (which I lovingly deem as 'bullet boobs') although this offering seemed like it may be a redeemer for the brand. The style instantly appealed to me with the green, lilac and tiny magenta floral topped with lime lace and bow accents. The full on solid fabric cups and their small edging of lace said to me, "Hey, maybe this particular bra is a bit more similar to this ... season's Cleo line so maybe give it a try". I'm pleased to say I'm a big fan of the solid cup structure with all its details.
As for sizing I've read many, many reviews before buying this bra and they were allover the place: "it's so big, size down", "I had to go up in the band", "definitely far too big in the cup", etc. My only conclusion is that perhaps many of these women have not bought a Freya bra or even a new bra in the past six-months or so because for me it runs 100% TTS for Freya. They may be used to their now stretched-out bras in their what-could-be-previous-size and instead of getting re-measured, they bought what they thought they were! This means the band is definitely going to be stretchy, and now I really want to size down to a 28 just because I know that if I plan to wear it A LOT it will definitely wear out pretty quick. Also, the cups are just fine and I really should be up one from this FF and in a G (even though it was unavailable at the time I ordered).
However, I do understand that since I am not very compatible with these styles that many women who ARE and therefor are fuller on bottom may actually *want* to size down one cup because as some reviews have said, the top of the cup may have a bit extra room. Too bad for me it doesn't because I'm in an improper size. I'm hoping to exchange this for a 28GG if I can find it and further update to make a good comparison and final call on this super pretty SS12 style.
Key points to this fit: underwires are wide enough on sides yet still low because the side wings are too, there isn't so much "quad boob" because of cups cutting-in but rather because the cup size is knowingly too small (can't wait to try a larger cup to compare), band is usual "Freya long" and as always stretchy.
Recommend: if you're a typical soft cup Freya fan and have fuller on bottom breasts, try either your normal size or same band, down just one cup. If you are unsure of your Freya-fan status or have fuller on top/all around fullness (or also, smooshy boobs that tend to fill out on bottom or on top): try your same band and cup and maybe also one cup size up as well.
Measured immediately before wearing.
Purchased & Returned late-July 2012.
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