I should've researched more before I bought this bra. I didnt know it was so sheer from all the pictures I had seen. It is sheer and very thin - nipples show through and are very prominent. I thought it looked like a softer cotton, not mesh. I didn't know it has this subtle striping pattern on the sheer mesh either, but I think it cheapens the look.
The thin material does nothing for support, leaving me with a natural but flattened and unattractive shape, very low. I've had unlined bralettes make me look way perkier than this
The bow looks ridiculous, tacked on as an after thought where it doesnt really fit. Clipped it off immediately.
I wish the band was a bit tighter, and the cup a bit bigger, but it's good overall.
This bralette is actually exactly what I'm looking for though - a lacy, black longline bralette that has lots of coverage to wear under scoop neck shirts. It works great for that, I'm just bitter about the shape.
I wanted to try this bralette since it came out. My perfect size I believe would be S, however I had only option of M and XS, so I gave a go to both of them. It is in beautiful vivd purple with orange bow - love it!!! The bralette is not really stretchy, on my 73 underbust and 93 overbust is bit too loose but still it holds boobs a little. The straps are little too wide as well, however I dont think that they will bother me while sleeping. Actually it gives nice shape - comparable to my 30E - Fortnight » Mira Longline (517-11) but is made of more delicate fabrics but strong enough to give a little support and hold bigger than mine breasts. Definietly worth trying!
Sigh. This doesn't remotely work for me. My under bust is 28". This bra would fit better on a 32"-34" under bust.
The band is so bleeping loose it blows in the wind, provides zero support, and is useless except that the cups attach to it. It is a waste of fabric on my 28" under bust. The small fit much better in the band.
I expect so much more from this wildly successful company, Freya. Size small fit well enough that the band did not look like ruffles. However, my tissue was uncomfortably compressed in the cup. Size Medium has enough space for my tissue but provides no lift ...because the band is large and non-adjustable. Effectively, this bralette moves my tissue to the center and holds it low on my chest. Bali Comfort Revolution bras (3488 & 3484) lift much better and provide more comfort.
Compare this Freya to the 38" Wacoal Halo and you will discover Wacoal has a superior bralette for the small bust customer with one caveat--center-full busts will appreciate Freya's higher gore. Halo's band is 10" too big, but provides light support whereas Freya's Fancies provides no support. Wacoal Halo has very soft fabrics and a lined cup. Freya Fancies bralette is translucent and lace teeters on the precipice of "scratchy." I have sensitive skin...
Freya, benchmark Wacoal Halo and Bali 3484. You can do so much better than this. Read more 126 more words
Purchased a Freya Fancies Bralette a couple months back and am finally getting around to writing a review. I was really hoping for a bra I could wear lounging around the house. I wanted something supportive, but not rigid, that would give me an ok shape underneath a tank or a robe. While the bralette provides an OK shape, I just didn't find it very comfortable. Long line bras always roll up on me, regardless of boning structure, and this bra was no exception. The beautiful lace detail on the bottom was lost forever beneath my boobs. I also felt as though maybe the mesh "cup" area was a ...bit small, while the band was too big. I was hoping this wouldn't happen, as Freya is bust-friendly, but alas, I suspect my bust/underbust ratio is too large for this bralette to fit comfortably.
The mesh cups are great and very breathable, perfect for warm weather. The lace borders are both stretchy and firm, which I think would work out for people who have success with long lines. Straps are fully adjustable and fairly long, which is great for long torsos or those of us who are tall.
Overall, I was super disappointed that this bralette didn't work for my shape, but I think it has GREAT potential for those with a lower bust/underbust ratio. If my breasts were a bit smaller, this would be love. I'd highly recommend trying one out if you are curious about it! Read more 137 more words
I had been interested in the Fancies Bralette but had read reviews with mixed comments on the fit, so I hadn't felt confident enough to try it until Breakout Bras had this in their final sale section. Normally I hate pullover styles as I find them so uncomfortable to put on, but I decided this would work for a sleep bralette. I had no idea Freya had a size chart with recommendations on sizing, so I just went ahead and ordered my normal bralette/top size of XS and hoped it would fit.
However, I think I ended up with an odd one. My bralette measures almost ...2" bigger in the band than other XS on this site, and is almost the same band measurement as the size S. The cup measurements on mine do match the other XS, so I don't think this was mislabeled. In my experience Freya bands can be woefully inconsistent, so I'm not really surprised. I could tell immediately when trying on this bralette that the band is too big while the cups are too small. The band doesn't provide any support (since it's almost as big as my ribcage measurement), and the cups smash all my tissue down into pancakes. In order to alleviate this, I had to loosen the straps almost to their fullest, which is odd for me since I usually have to tighten straps completely given my petite height. This gives the bust area a little extra room vertically since the horizontal give is limited.
Even with the straps extended, the upper portion of the cups is too small for me in circumference, so the neckline gets pulled out and the straps end up too wide-set and cut into my underarm area due to the tension of being stretched out. If it were not for this strap issue, this would actually be a really comfortable bralette and I wouldn't care all that much about the band fit or cup room since I'm just planning to wear it to sleep. I'm really not sure if I would try a size S (as the Freya size chart recommends for 28E) again in this bra at final sale, since I've also read that the different colors fit a little differently.
It is indeed a super soft and comfortable bralette if you can find your size, perfect for sleep or lounging around at home. The double layer mesh cups and lace are totally different from the stiff lace used in the Fancies Plunge Bra and are silky and soft.
FYI because of the use of lace on this bra, my measurements are as follows: - Lace at the band is considered decorative as it does not provide support - Lace at the upper cup is considered part of the cup as it provides coverage
Cup height: includes lace, as upper lace is part of the cup and not a ruffle Gore height: does not include lace, as the gore should be counted from the band up Wing height: does not include lace, as the band support comes from the mesh portion Read more 411 more words
I ordered this in XS because I love a snug band. The band is snug enough for my comfort, but unfortunately the sizing made for a bad fit on my breasts. Incredibly minimizing and squishes them, and I’m not very big to begin with. I should’ve ordered a small at the minimum. The “cups” don’t have much stretch at all.
Aside from that, the bralette is super pretty, but very simple. I like the mesh like material.
I was surprised to discover that this bralette was far too loose on me (both the back and the cups) in size S which is the size recommended on their chart for the 28F/30E that I wear. Usually I wear a size M in bralettes in order to get enough room in the cup. The sizing is definitely strange.
Since this is a just a simple bralette, I'll keep it shorter than usual-
MY SHAPE: Narrow, projected, short roots, close set, center full, even fullness (technically FOT but my short roots make me appear even most of the time). I'm normally a 34G or 34GG.
FIT: Since this only comes in S/M/L/XL sizes instead of bra sizes, I knew it wouldn't be perfect, but it's good enough for my purposes (lounging, sleeping, breastfeeding). The band is definitely too loose and rides up. Boobs try to escape under the front every once in a while. The lace doesn't roll up as much as I expected, but it does roll up, ...especially when I sit. I get the slightest hint of in-cup quad, but it's not super visible in photos. The one thing I'm not pleased with is the skinny straps - I have a large protruding mole on one shoulder and the straps have a sharp edge. After sleeping in this thing a couple of nights in a row I discovered it has tried to slice my mole off, and now I have to wear a bandaid there for a few days. Ouch.
APPEARANCE/QUALITY: The color is actually a true navy, my pictures look too dark. Quality is fine. The bow at the front has little polka dots. The lace is a tiny bit itchy, even after several washes, but it doesn't actually bother me that much. It mostly just itches when it rolls up and bunches under my boobs.
OVERALL: I think it was the review at A Sophisticated Pair that said this bra would be GREAT if it just came in a few more size options, such as Small D-FF and Small G-HH or something similar. I really feel like I need a medium band but then I'd be too squashed. Read more 192 more words
This bra had a minimizing effect on me. My usually perky breasts were held close to my chest and pressed downward. The shape was unflattering and much like a basic sports bra. The band was larger than I expected and the cups too small. Although the shape was similar to a sports bra, the support was significantly less. This band may be more supportive on a 30"+ underbust.
Finally, the mesh created highly visible swirls throughout the fabric. I was not bothered by this effect, but it was repulsive to my sister.
I don't recommend size small for breasts larger than 30F UK....
I picked up this bralette in size M based on the size chart from Freya (my regular size is a 32FF/30G).
Fit - Not bad. The band was comfortable and the straps adjusted well. The only thing I noticed is the top edge of the 'cup', before the lace, cut into my tissue just a little bit causing just a little bit of quadding. I believe this is due to the fact that I have reconstructed breasts which tend to be firmer than real breast tissue. Natural women will probably have no issues. Since I purchased this as a lounge bra (in house only), the slight quad is a non-issue; I will wear and enjoy this bralette.
Comfort - Very lightweight and comfortable! I forgot I was wearing anything!
Overall impression - Very comfortable garment for this days when you just can't face a real bra, LOL! I do plan on picking up that bright green color way (in a large)!