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Bras » Freya » Faye Plunge Balcony Bra (4201)

Faye Plunge Balcony Bra (4201)

AW2011-SS2015 - Ranges from C to G cup version version, for GG to K see Faye 4202. More...
This bra is discontinued.

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  1. 28 D-G ... (28 :4-:9)
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  5. 36 C-G ... (36 :3-:9)
  6. 38 C-G ... (38 :3-:9)

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  1. 2
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    28G

    Fits

    I've been on a mission to find my size and a bra that fits. I am a hard one to fit since I have a lot more projection than width so it's made bra shopping harder and I figured out today that I've been measuring in the wrong spot to get my under-bust measurement, instead of a 26.5" I am 25". When I first put this on I was once again saddened, the 28FF have been too small and this in a G was apparently too big and rather uncomfy. After awhile I decided to try it on again and after wearing it a bit on the loosest ... hook the underwire was hurting and it was riding up a bit so I took it off and slightly bent the wire around so that it molded to my body and I put it back on but hooked on the tightest hooks. Holy cow! It was like a completely different bra! It fit and better yet, it felt good! I'll admit I did shed a couple of tears too. : ) My right breast is slightly smaller than my left so a small dart at the bottom will make that cup nearly perfect too but the center gore now sits fully against my sternum though the top digs in a wee bit, however that can be fixed.

    This isn't a very pretty bra, as far as they go it's kind of basic and not one that you'd want showing however I'm in love with it and thankful that I've found something that fit.

    **The review pictures are before I bent the underwire and on the loosest hooks**

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  2. 1
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    30FF

    Fits

    This is a very comfortable bra. It's more rounded than other Freyas I've tried, which I quite like. The fabric is very soft and comfortable. The wires are relatively narrow, which fits me perfectly. The band seems to be a little large - however, I did receive this bra used so there's a very good chance it's simply stretched out from being well-loved. I fastened it on the second hook from the get-go.

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      It is amazing how rounded your profile is in the Faye. I didn't know Freya's unlined balcony bras could do that. Good find!

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    28E

    Fits

    First bra I've bought off of ebay and it fits pretty much perfectly!

    Very light weight which is nice.

    I find the band to be relatively stiff - doesn't need to be stretched very much to be fastened, but it feel snug enough when it is on.

    There is slight wrinkling at the top of the cup where the lace is, but I think that's just due to the way the lace lays.

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    30FF

    Didn't fit

    I bought this bra in both black and beige when my local Nordstrom Rack had it on clearance. This review is for the black version. The beige does seem to fit a bit differently, so I'll add its measurements separately.

    The band is very stretchy and far too loose--even on the tightest hooks I can feel it sliding around on my back. I would need a 28 or even 26 for this bra to fit, and even then I think the elasticity of the band would make it a no-go for someone like me who prefers a firmer band.

    If Bratabase's fit issue selector used check boxes instead of radio ... buttons, I would've checked both "wrinkling" and "quadboob." On my larger breast the top 1/4th or so of the lace gaps and wrinkles, and then it cuts in and it's quadboob from there on down. Since I had some issues with the gore as well (one underwire would roll up on top of the other and they'd dig into my sternum) I think this is another pretty bra that just doesn't suit my extremely close-set boobs, but it's hard to tell in such an ill-fitting band.

    Despite all that, the cups themselves feel supportive and comfortable, as do the straps. Overall, the shape I get is fairly typical unpadded Freya--slightly pointy, but not in a bad way. The lace and associated fit issues don't show through any of the shirts I tried it with. I like the look of this bra a lot, but the next unpadded Freya balconette I try will definitely be one with less of a reputation for crazy stretchy bands.

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  5. Cups fit well, I'm debating on if the cups are filled enough at the bottom or not. I don't feel they are "quite" filled, but it doesn't feel like a bad fit so I'm thinking it's O.K. Underwires aren't uncomfortable... while I can definitely feel them, I'm thinking it's something I'd get used to rather quickly.

    Profile from side isn't bad, it's what I would call ever so slightly pointy, but not at all bad. Profile view from front is a bit wider than I like, but not terrible. My main issue with this bra is that the cups are soft and have no structure (versus a molded or foam lined cup), so I have to tighten the shoulder straps tighter than I like to get a non-droopy appearance.

    Band fits best on the tightest hooks, so I think a 28G would be a better fit. Bra will be returned for now, but in the future I may consider picking one up in a 28G.

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    38G

    Fits

    The lace gaps on my a bit.

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    30F

    Didn't fit

    This was my go-to nude bra, as well as my go-to relaxation bra, for a long time. This is an extremely comfy bra, which for me makes up for the fact that it doesn't give the oomph lift of a going-out bra.

    Grew out of it, sadly, so now selling.

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    34FF

    Hasn't set fit

    This bra is my perfect fit. I wore the Pollyanna for years and this fits basically the same. I am short in the torso and so the plunge allows me to wear nearly anything I like, the wires swing wide and low at the sides, more so than other brands - one of the reasons I love Freya. Fauve, Fantasie, others ... the wires all come up too high inside my armpit and cause pain and nerve issues. Enough stretch in the fabric to allow for the variation between sides. The wires poke into my ribs, but then less so than others, and I've never found a bra that doesn't.

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    30DD

    Hasn't set fit

    Like all Freya plunges, it cuts into the top of my boob and is way wide in the gore. One of those bras I was half way to taking off before I even got it on.

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    30FF

    Fits

    I am a fairly even and projected breast shape. I have average-to-narrow roots with a slight omega shape. My best fitting bra is a Cleo Lily in 30G.

    Before the rest of my review, a quick thanks to learningaboutbras for sending this one my way after reading one of my bra misadventures :)

    Note that pictures are edited very slightly to obscure nipples.

    This bra is good for people who need narrow wires, are full on bottom, and have a decent amount of projection.

    This bra is incredibly comfortable - I get just the slightest hint of quad-boob along the top, but I also ... tend to be a bit in between sizes for Freya. The lace cups of this bra are fairly stretchy an accommodating, as well, which means I have quite a bit of leeway anyway.

    The nude colour is the best I've found yet for my skin! I tend to be very fair with slightly pinkish-yellow undertones, and most nude colours tend to be a bit dark for me. The snowflake-like pattern is really adorable and adds a bit of interest, given that nude bras tend to be very basic. The pattern is an off-white colour that is unobtrusive, meaning it won't show under clothing.

    The shape of the bra is very round and flattering - especially compared to most other Freya bras I've tried, which tend to give me a bit of a "boob torpedo" shape. I love how it looks under clothing.

    The band is very typical of Freya in that it tends to be on the stretchy side compared to the likes of Cleo and Panache. It's maybe a *little* looser than I'd ideally prefer, but it does not substantially affect the fit.

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