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. Read more 196 more words
I bought this because I love a longline bra. I have the non-longline Fancies in a 30F and the band fits right, initially I bought this one in a 30F assuming the fit would be similar. However, this model bra only has 2 hooks instead of the usual 3 and the 30F felt far too tight. It looks like most Freya longlines are like this but I can't work out why. It gave me pretty bad back fat rolls which were obvious under clothes. My husband even agreed with me it didn't look good and he's usually pretty blind to things like that!
As I really liked the ...way it looked, I decided to sister-size to a 32E but having worn this a few times, I can tell that the band is a little loose. The wires in this bra are too wide for me, this can be seen on the photo. I have also tried 32DD and 30E and the cup didn't have enough depth for me in either of those sizes. The wires also come up too high at the front and dig into my breast tissue. It's painful and I struggle to wear this for a whole day. In hindsight, I should have returned this. Read more 100 more words
Very cute and comfy! Emerald color is lovely. Lace is quite soft and stretchy, which helps with comfy-ness but makes it not seem as "fancy" if that matters. I am very projected and full on the bottom with a short root. This bra fit great except the wires were just way too wide for me and there was not quite enough immediate projection at the bottom. Still one of my better non-Polish fits. Stretchy Freya band so I had to sister size down a band as usual.
Somehow, it seems like the wires are too wide and the bottom of the cup is not projected enough for me. The rest of the cup seems pretty projected, but I need very immediate projection. The band was too loose, should have sister sized down as usual with Freya. The bra is very comfortable (especially for a long line) and the inner lining is soft. The lace is very soft and stretchy which helps comfort but makes it look sort of lower quality. The olive color is pretty dark and I found it attractive against my warm, medium skin tone.
This bra is so cute! I love the longline! Encapsulates breasts well, and seems to be correct size. The underwire is a bit tall at the gore and at the armpit, but not so much that I didn't like it. I have fairly shallow, wide/tall rooted breasts, fyi.
Purchasing: * $39.94 on Amazon with free Prime shipping & returns (not Amazon Wardrobe) * available in black, white, beige, and some fun colors
Band: * Made of a stretch mesh with a stretch lace overlay. Lace stretches horizontally only. Mesh has 2-way stretch. * Elastic at top of band. * Wing support: soft seaming * Continuous band - band is straight under the wires -- a short longline (this won't provide any waist shaping). * Additional seaming (not reinforced with boning) under each apex to keep band flat (spoiler: doesn't work). * Back close with 3 columns of hooks.
Straps: * smooth elastic * soft (don't stand up on their own) * full adjust * ...straight back (not a leotard back)
Cups: * 3 seam (4-piece) half cup * Underwire is unpadded but can barely feel. * Outer fabric is a lace that stretches horizontally only. * Structure comes from a very thin layer of opaque, non-stretch foam. These cups are just barely molded. * Slightly unusual construction: Lace and foam were cut and sewn separately. They are attached only at the wire and top edge -- not at cup seams.
About me: petite with wide horizontal oval, slightly conical breasts * average projection * wide-set (3 fingers width of space between breasts) * very wide roots (extend past the mid-axillary line) * even horizontal fullness (just barely outer full) * short root height, average vertical placement * mix of firm & soft tissue (front molds to shape of bra, sides push wimpy wires away) * conical shape (but will squish to round) * full on top (2/4 shape, not even or very full) - BUT functionally even to FOB due to short roots and soft tissue * petite (5'3") so have narrow frame * front (anterior) rib flares
Band: * length: tight, took a couple of attempts to fasten on loosest hook * wings: too short, boobs escape * no axillary skin spillage
Gore: Comfortable, tacks, good spacing, height fine.
Cups: * Gives an oval shape. * Wires too narrow. * Top of cup is smooth.
Straps: * Feel wide set but don't slip. * adjust short enough
Comfort & Fit Summary * Band too small, cups too narrow. * Didn't try other sizes, not sure why. Read more 245 more words