I got this bra as a sleep bra. My usual UK size is 28FF/G, and my shape is projected, FOT, narrow and tall roots, super close-set, soft and self-supporting.
According to Freya' size chart, a 28FF would be a size S and 28G a size M. I looked at reviews on here and chose the S because a common complaint seems to be the band being too loose. It turns out that the band is indeed too loose, and the cups are fine, so a M would've been too big. If I adjust the straps long enough that the band doesn't ride up much, I don't get quad boobs.
I ...don't know why I assumed the bra is made of cotton when it's mesh. It's very see through. Not a problem as I intended to use it as a sleep bra, but I was worried that the mesh would be uncomfortable. But after a night of sleep I can say that it's not.
I didn't have much expectations with a SML-sized bralette so I'm not disappointed. I wouldn't buy it at full price (£27) though. You might want to avoid this style if you have a very large cup size. The band would likely be too loose and the cups too small. Read more 101 more words
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
Even though this bralette technically doesn't fit me, I think it's great for what it is. I normally wear a 32J UK in other Freya bras, and I tried this out in a Large. Freya only recommends this bralette to up to a HH cup, so I expected it to be a bit small. It rides up slightly in the back as well. It is very comfortable in spite of these things. It holds things in enough for me to sleep and lounge in it, and the mesh somehow conceals the nipples enough that I feel comfortable wearing it during videoconferences for work. This is so comfortable that I purchased this in two more colors (emerald and olive) in addition to buttermilk.
I normally wear a 32J UK in other Freya bras, and I tried this out in a Large. Freya only recommends this bralette to up to a HH cup, so I expected it to be a bit small. It rides up slightly in the back as well. It is very comfortable in spite of these things. It holds things in enough for me to sleep and lounge in it, and the mesh somehow conceals the nipples enough that I feel comfortable wearing it during videoconferences for work. This is so comfortable that I purchased this in two more colors (yellow and olive) in addition to emerald.
This bralette looks comfortable, but is not supportive at all. This is the first bralette that I have tried and it feels like a tight shirt. The lace band is just not substantial enough to do anything so the straps dig into my shoulders if they are tightened. I ordered the size that corresponded to my usual bra size but the band is not snug and the main section creates a monoboob. The buttery yellow is pretty though.
This has less stretch than some other sports bras, so you may struggle with getting it over your head if you have wide shoulders. (You may want to size up.) I have narrow shoulders and don’t have too much trouble getting this Medium bralette on and off. I was right on the border of M/L on the size chart and went down to M, hoping for more support and a snug band.
This bralette is a great choice if you have a small band/large cup combo. (I’m 34FF/G.) The front comes up high enough that it’s smooth across the top of the breasts. The lace under the band ...does not roll up, unlike the lace on the stretchier Cosabella bralette, which tends to roll for me. The lace and mesh on this Freya bralette aren’t as soft and stretchy as the lace on the Cosabella; however, they are lightweight, not itchy, and do have decent stretch.
The bralette provides great light support. I’ve only worn it around the house and briefly outside (like taking out the trash), but I think it would be fine for running a quick errand (probably under a hoodie). Because it’s lightly supportive and doesn’t have back closures, this also works well as a sleep bra if I choose to wear it to bed.
This is an awesome bralette. The only thing I really hated was the tag — it was so itchy! So it’s gone now. Sorry I threw it away before taking a photo for Bratabase. Whoops. Read more 147 more words