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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!
Updated on Nov 13, 2016 Flag this
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.
Updated on Nov 20, 2020 Flag this
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.
Updated on Oct 20, 2020 Flag this
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.
Updated on Jan 25, 2017 Flag this
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The size L, even though according to the size chart, should fit a 36G/ 36GG (my size in Freya), is actually very small. The fabric is not very stretchy, so it's not easy to put it on. However, I think the fabric will give quite a bit of support. Once on, it gives significant quadboob and feels uncomfortably tight. They didn't have the XL in stock, I would have tried an exchange.
Updated on Jul 16, 2016 Flag this
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