I bought this bra for one reason. It's yellow. Not neon yellow... a nice, soft, lemon yellow, and there is a serious lack of yellow bras on the market that might fit someone with projection. I intentionally picked a 30 band because gateway backs tend to make me look like the Michelin man. I was hoping to avoid having 4 back rolls and this band accomplishes that while still staying secure on the middle hooks.
I've gathered from reviews of the Fancies padded half cup longline that it's a generally terrible bra with very flexible wires and zero projection. Thankfully I can report the ...unlined plunge version is much sturdier. I'm aware a lot of Freya plunges require a very specific shape and I expected this to wrinkle at the apex while cutting into my upper root but it really doesn't do that. In all honesty, this is one of my better technical fits which was a sweet surprise. It's not as comfortable as an Ewa or even a CK, but it is Freya and I didn't expect the world here. Very narrow wires, very good immediate depth. Very wide gore. I'm splayed and it's short so it doesn't bother me although if it was any taller it would and it would bother a lot of people who are close-set all the way to the IMF. The gateway back is fun and a little more delicate to look at so I've let it show with strappy back shirts without feeling like I'm telling the world HEY, HERE'S MY BRA BAND.
I know this bra, with its wide keyhole gore and single hook band, isn't gonna be everyone's cup of tea. But it satisfied my craving for a pastel yellow summery bra on the cheap via Amazon so I'll keep it around. Read more 204 more words
Really want to like this one. I love the light lace construction and the keyhole gore (though I’m ambivalent about the gateway back). And I love the shade of navy. The navy lace is great. I did order this one in a 28 band because it’s been a while since I’ve bought a Freya and I’d had word that the bands were stretchy and generous, so I didn’t know how low to go, given my measurements.
The band is definitely too tight, but so are the cups. Even though I have heard this is a good FOB style to try, and it has stretch lace a top thr ...top, the cup is digging/cutting into my tissue as if I was FOT or tall rooted, but I’m not. I’m generally average roots with even to FOB tendencies. So I don’t think the sister size 30E will work any better (and I did try and extender to see how that affected the cups...not significantly) and I think the 30F will fit better in thr cups, but I won’t be able to fill them out enough on top and I won’t have a good shape. Soooo, booo...
Part of me still wants to get this in a 30E and deal with the quadding because it’s a beautiful bra, but I have to accept that it is probably a shape mismatch and that Freya plunges, except for the Deco, aren’t for me. So I should probably avoid unless I find a really cheap one. Read more 142 more words
I knew this wasn't going to work for me. I've got a Fancies balcony in 32H which I've ended up liking a lot more than I thought I would, but I'm still pretty salty that all the cute details of the Fancies line (keyhole gore, cage style band, ultra-sheer cups, a billion more color choices) stop at a G cup, so I figured I'd sister size into it to see what I was missing.
For only one hook, the band was surprisingly comfortable, and didn't ride up as much as I expected (I had it on the tightest hooks and it was still admittedly too loose). I love the ...design, and all the aforementioned details. I was surprised at how small in the cup this ended up being on me, I've got a lot of quadding and the gore is nowhere near tacking, The shape is round, though I'm not getting enough lift for my tastes (which might not be reflective of the bra itself since I'm so far off from my true size). I'm disappointed, though not surprised, that this is a pretty terrible fit for me. Read more 80 more words
This was one of the 8 bras I tried in my first Amazon Prime Wardrobe Box! (Sadly, 8/8 did NOT fit) Ok so, what the heck is up with the ONE HOOK CLASP for this bra? So stupid. I don't understand the reasoning for that, other than looks? I dunno, maybe I am weird, but I didn't feel like one hook would support me at all. I can't imagine what someone with larger breasts than I have would feel about this! ANYWAYS! I ordered this bra in two different sizes and colors: this one was the cobalt color in 30G. I usually wear a 32G, but figured, what the heck? ...The 30G is Prime Wardrobe eligible, so I'll take a chance. This bra must have larger cups, because it fit me way better than the 32G did. This sorta feels more than a 32G to me, so maybe order down a cup size if you are thinking of trying it. (The actual 32G was LARGE in the cup and had a stretchy band.) The bra itself is pretty cute. (EXCEPT THAT STUPID HOOK!) The wires are a bit too wide for me, though.
My search for an optimal unlined bra continues. I have a tall wide chest, that is slightly shallow on top and full at the bottom and center. (I also have linebacker shoulders) I purchased a 30DD instead of a 32DD, because I've noticed that Freya's bands tend to stretch a lot, but sadly this is also not the one. I really like the color, the feel of the lace, and the back. But once again my shape doesn't work for this bra. I've got that weird wrinkling and cutting in at the top, which I think indicates the bra is too projected at the top for me. Something similar was happening with my 32DD - Panache » Rumeur Full Cup Bra (7405) Does anyone have any suggestions for unlined bras that would work for slightly top shallow, tall, bottom heavy boobs?
My shape: fairly projected, narrow-to-average width roots, tall roots, not much upper-fullness, soft tissue, splayed.
How this bra fits me: the band is pretty firm and TTS for a Freya bra. It only has one hook per column and only three columns, which is necessary for the gateway back - and very pretty - but something to bear in mind if you're a smaller band size or if you need more support. I'm small busted so as long as the fabric of the cups is supportive I'm fine.
I find the wires noticeably firmer than Freya wires usually are.
The cups close off sharply and do cut into my tall roots ...a lot, but I bought this bra because it looks pretty and I am a child about things like that and also my husband likes it. Loosening up the straps helps and the cutting in doesn't show under clothes. I have also discovered that, tall roots be damned, my soft tissue really wants a horizontal section without give to hold everything in place. I would say this bra is less forgiving on tall roots than the Freya Fearne and its sisters (which are also not perfect, btw, just better) and more forgiving that all other Freya plunge styles I have tried.
The projection and lift are just perfect. This bra does not give me a pointy shape - I look gently rounded with a soft peak. Very natural, very pretty. The cup construction does a good job at pulling all my tissue forward.
The lace fabric looks and feels great. Comfy. It's firm, but not scratchy.
I'll need to widen the wires on my bigger side (measurements I added are pre modification ofc) but I bought this knowing that. I tend more to be a 28F, but Freya Fs are almost always too deep for me for at least 20 days of every month !
Edited to add, the straps are stretchy. They move about on my shoulders, they feel like they will probably stretch out fast. I don't know if that's true for larger cupsizes, but if you need solid straps I would absolutely check first. Read more 243 more words
This was one of the 8 bras I tried in my first Amazon Prime Wardrobe Box! (Sadly, 8/8 did NOT fit) Ok, the note I have written for this bra is: "TOO BIG" in all caps, hahah! So yeah, this seems to run big. And again, the one hook clasp is a dealbreaker for me. It might work for others, but not this gal. Three hooks or bust! I ordered this in the graphite color, which was really pretty! It's a nice alternative to a black bra. I also liked the little peekaboo hole in the gore. Overall? Cute bra, but at least one cup size too large.
This is my second Freya Fancies bra, a giveaway from SoM . The Fancies plunge has quite deep, tall cups that are fairly closed at the top, with an elastic trip along the top of the cups - it might be an especially good fit for shapes that tend towards FOB and are quite shallow on top. I'm even to FOT with tall roots so the elastic cuts in on me a bit. The lace portion at the top is not stretch lace, so that's another thing to consider if you're FOT or have tall roots. It gives a natural, gently sloped profile with a slight ...peak.
The Fancies Plunges is a very delicate looking, lightweight bra, and is great for wearing in summer months. In my photos you can see that the gore on this bra has been altered - the wires have been pushed down and the top of the gore has been cut off - it's fraying and needs a bit of a repair job. I'm going to do my best and give it a bit of TLC, and hopefully I'll be able to wear it next summer. Read more 86 more words
I don't even know why I bothered to try this bra. I guess it just looks too good. Although the top seam is stretch lace, there is an elastic near the edge so the cups still cut into my tall roots. The band is a little stretchy and is too loose. There is only one hook so it doesn't make me feel too secure. This bra is projected like other Freya plunge balconies, but it's more like a balcony than a real plunge. The gore is quite high. The cups are also too tall.