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My shape: self-supporting teardrop (max projection/depth underneath, tall shallow roots on top, moderate overall projection), center-height, forward facing, very close-set, really wide roots and lots of side boob, and firm tissue that pushes push-ups right back
This review is for the new Candy colorway. It's very sweet! The allover lace is subtle and not lumpy or bumpy, and the edging is simple and effective at dispersing the cup edge under clothes.
But the very first thing I noticed, before even swooping and scooping, is the tall gore. Poke city! It's so bad that it pushes the whole bra down out of my IMF, and there's nothing else that could be ... doing it this time. I plan to swap this one for the 28FF or the 28G, but those wires are going to have to get bent as soon as I try it on.
Speaking of swapping for the 28, the wires pushing down is not ameliorated in the slightest by how stretchy this band is. I am accustomed to Fauve longlines and the Patsy and Ivy I've tried a number of times, all of which are firm and supportive even 2 sizes up from my regular band. This is attributed to the way the taller band can distribute tension, I think, and is one of the many reasons I like them. Not so, the Fancies. It's better on the tightest hook (of which there are only 2 sets, I might add, not 3), but still not enough. Look at those photos! When I pull the band back far enough, I also notice some tension ease on the gore as the wires flex into a better position on my sternum. Hopefully this will all be better with the 28. So basically, ladies, I would definitely recommend sizing down at least one in this band, at least in this cup range. Good grief, Charlie Brown.
Moving on, the cups are great. Wonderful! Dare I say perfect? I can't tell completely because of the gore issue, but I'm 99% certain I have enough immediate depth. This is so rare for me, especially needing half-cups for my upper roots like I do, since they usually run shallow on the draft and my poor boobs just have to make do. There actually might be a titch more room by the inner wire than I need, but it doesn't affect my fit. The top edge barely even buckles when I slouch. Hooray!
The wires are another problem, but this is more because I have an unusual shape at the wings where my side roots are shaped like the Nike swoosh. This is the first time it's been so obvious in the photos, and I do have some tissue around where the cups want to buckle, that's where it kind of tapers off (so while it looks like I have almost an inch gap between the base of my root and the wire, it's more like a cm). The wires would be a great width otherwise (i.e. SUPER WIDE), I think, but they are just too steeply curved for me, and sizing down too much in the cup would probably put the outer end of the wires right on top of breast tissue.
The straps are soft and comfortable, and they adjust long enough. They are too far apart, as always, and it affects how the top edge of the cup stays put, but this is Freya's favorite scaling problem in this size range, so if you were hoping for a fix for this on the Fancies, no luck this time.
Thank goodness for free returns!
Updated on Jul 13, 2017 Flag this
Makes my breasts too broad. They are broader than my body.
Updated on Jun 17, 2021 Flag this
Gorgeous bra. Very comfortable. A little tricky to get on with it's 5 fasteners, but once it's on, it's comfortable. I have slight quad boob on my left breast when I move my arms forward - I don't know if I'm just having a big boob day today as measurements tend to fluctuate throughout the month, but I still consider this bra wearable - If I moved up a cup, I think it would be too small on the right? And/or I would have to pad on the right. My breast tissue is fairly soft, so it fills up the entire cup, but I would like to try ... more of a "side support" type bra, and/or I'm looking forward to trying Polish bras, that gives one more "forward projection." I think the shape is flattering with a low-cut t-shirt though.
The gore is pretty high - I'm not sure if at the end of the day, it might bother me. Strangely the band feels perfect, I would say...even though I could only stretch it to 28 inches when I measured it (am I a weakling?), it fits around my back fine, and yesterday I measured myself at 29" lol, go figure...
Overall, I mean, the bra is pretty. The fit is good: as far as cup, today I might be in between (like I said, maybe I'm having a "big boob" day today) FF and G, but I went up to G, I imagine it would be too small on my right breast. It seems to fit both sides okay though.
I think the bra is a keeper. The gore is a little high. Ideally I would prefer a gore to be lower, it seems like it's a little digging into my sternum more than I like, but I consider the band to be comfortable.
Updated on Mar 09, 2021 Flag this
Me: FOT, center full, low set, projected and slightly narrow.
Too wide in the wires for me, and it doesn't provide much uplift.....but I love this colour (Chili Red) - it's a gorgeous orangey red, quite 1980s actually, which adds to its charm for me. I love the look of longlines and I like the scalloped lace overlap at the bottom of the band on this Freya - much more flattering than a straight line, on me at least . But over several hours of wear it does bunch up around my underbust a little, and the edges of the lace disappear.
The band itself is comfortable and seems stretchy - I'd recommend sizing down if you're inbetween band sizes. The wires seem fairly thin too, flimsier than those on my Freya Fancies Plunge.
Updated on Oct 24, 2017 Flag this
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