Style Nothing fancy but I definitely needed a black bra that doesn't cause too much attention under clothes.
Sizing / fit I am impressed by how well this fits. I had a problem with the wires of my 30F Freya Rapture being way too wide and too flexible. These are more like cleo wires. They are really firm and somewhat narrower. So they follow my IMF more closely. The band is very snug, comparable to my Panache Jasmine in the same size. Maybe a 30E/F would have worked as well. The cups are true to size with a bit more space at the top compared to the Rapture and the fabric ...is thick enough to keep my nipples down even if it's cold. Overall it feels extremely supportive and makes a really nice round shape. Though not as round as my Cleo Marcie http://bra.pe/XYLq/ which is my new benchmark for roundness
Quality Everything feels really soft and comfy. The straps on my Freya Patsy are a bit rough and have seems that tend to chafe my shoulders. These are smooth and a bit thicker which feels soo much better. The same goes for fabric around the band which actually provides some support unlike the mesh in most of my cleo / panache bras. This also prevents the elastic from cutting in too much. But I guess I could also make it less breathable. So maybe it is more of a winter bra. I have it for about three month now and it didn't stretch out at all. Read more 151 more words
This bra looks so pretty in pictures, but in person... well I just find it unattractive. First off, the cups are way too big so there is fabric everywhere. But I think even if the cups fit ok, they provide so much breast coverage that it's just not sexy or pretty. I think this bra might look nice on smaller breast but it is definitely not designed for us larger breasted gals. Anyway, I'm going to be returning it for both size issue (cups too big and band a little small) and becasue I just don't like the look.
This is the first Freya bra that has fit me. I don't know much about the brand, except that I've noticed that band lengths can be all over the place. I've tried 28 band that fit and 30 bands. This one is a 30 band and its just right. Lace is not scratchy. I got the white color. The tag for this Enchanted has the style number: AA1571
I recently remeasured myself and am building a new bra wardrobe. There aren't any lingerie shops where I live, that carry a large variety of bras (I really do live on a relatively remote island!) so I need to purchase them from the Internet (Thank you, ABTF and Bratabase!). As it is, I am still trying to figure out (finalise, would be the more accurate term) my correct bra size and shape. Incidentally, the bra size recommended by Bratabase was 34D - 34DD - 34E. I also ordered the Panache Tango Ii Balconnet Bra (3251) in 34DD, which has yet to arrive.
This was the first bra ...from Bratabase's Bra Recommendations. Unfortunately, it wasn't an ideal fit. The cup being WAY too large, I didn't bother taking pictures. Strangely, the bottom of the cup was quite full! The gores dig uncomfortably into my sternum, less so under the armpits. The band was a tad too tight but not overly so, which leads me to suspect that to size up on the band could possibly result in a band that was too loose. I did the "upside down bra" test, the bra still felt slightly tight.
All in all, this was a no-go. So, on to the next one! *fingers crossed* Read more 102 more words
This bra would be perfect for me (FOB, projected, narrow roots) if I had gotten it in the right size. The band was uncomfortably tight and unusually small for Freyas. The material (non-scratchy, thicker material) however felt wonderful and the lift was awesome.
This fits similar to my Freya enchanted in white, this review is for the beige color. The gore is a tad bit wider and the cups a tad bit more open on top then the white one. Might be due to it being stretched out because it was super discounted. Either way, like with all bras, if you like a style, you should try it in at least 3 different bras in the same size to determine if it is right for you. So many times I thought that Freya wouldn't fit me, it was due to inconsistent manufacturing.
I thought I was buying the 32F cup, but the website where I bougth this bra made the conversion to EU size badly ... So as expected for too small cups, my boobs want to escape and make a quad boob. Also, it doesn't fit my quite shallow shape.
My shape: projected, but with tall, shallow roots; moderately narrow; soft breast tissue; maybe conical? Figuring that last one out, and also deciding if it matters.
This bra: this bra is not a perfect shape match for me - the top lace section, while not ever-so closed, is not as forgiving as Freya Fearne and Afterglow. So it does come into conflict with my tall roots and on my smaller side especially I get that so-called George fold. However, as I went to take off in the fitting rooms, I noticed my shape from the side and that is why I decided to buy it. Freya bras usually make ...me quite pointy - a nice shape, but under some clothes it can emphasise my perhaps naturally cone-like shape. This bra makes my breasts look round, really round. Not orb-like, more of a natural round shape than that, but I love it. Under light loose tops - the kind which seem to show off every seam in every bra - this one disappears. The fold in the lace is invisible. But my breasts look great.
So, one that ought to not work, doesn't perfectly, but also really really does!
And and and - as other reviewers have said, this band fits TTS. The fabric is firm (but more comfy than my Cleo Marcie). I normally take a 28 in Freya, Cleo - the only brands I've tried - but hooked on the middle column this bra does not particularly move. Read more 138 more words
This bra runs tighter in the band than my 36J - Freya » Lauren Balcony Bra (4823) , despite being marked a band size larger. It also runs even bigger in the cup, with a lot of the usual large-cup Freya problems.
I have empty space in the front near the center gore, my breast tissue is pushed towards my armpits in cups with apexes significantly towards the sides, and the side of the bra cuts into the front my my underarm. I have a lot of wrinkling at the underside of the cup; possibly because this model runs shallower than I need. This is also ...the only bra where I've ever needed to bend the wires narrower, as I have a lot of tissue under my arms. Since it's about a full cup size larger than I need, I'll be altering this bra to more closely match the shape of my Cleo bras, which fit much better.
All of that said; this is a very pretty bra on the hanger. It's a matte black satin with embroidered circles, trimmed with black and carnation-pink lace, plus cute pink bows with black polka dots. In smaller sizes that fit a little better, this bra must be adorable. Read more 102 more words