Second attempt with the Freya Fearne and I just can’t get a good fit. In fact, I can’t get a good fit with any Freya bras I’ve tried! And I’ve tried quite a few in different sizes. More on that below...
I ordered this from Belle Lingerie on eBay. They are in the UK (I’m in Canada) but it was shipped to me very quickly, like in 2 weeks. Oh and they accept returns! You have to pay for return shipping but I’ve got the covered under PayPal international returns. Overall a good experience purchasing from them.
The Freya Fearne is quite pretty and the materials are soft and ...stretchy. The cups materials are quite thin.
The band on the fearne is stretchy and larger than the size indicated. The 32 fit me just fine and I’m normally a 34. I tried the 32F and the cups were way too small. But the 32FF cups were too big. Space and wrinkling at the top of the cups. The shape I got looked unsupported and saggy, wah wah.
I find that I get this weird unsupported sad looking shape in all freyas. I can’t quite figure out why. I’ve heard people say some freyas are good for FOB shapes but they absolutely do not work for me. I also find their straps are never short enough for me, I’m always tightening them way too much.
Anyhoo, sadly I’m done with Freya. Why are the only bras that work for me Polish? Read more 141 more words
I purchased Freya Fearne as a lightweight, comfortable fabric option for a summer bra, as most of my other summer bras are mesh or lace. I read reviews saying that this fabric is soft and comfortable, and indeed it doesn't disappoint. It is a rigid poly/elastane blend that is lightweight yet supportive, with no horizontal stretch and minimal vertical stretch. The lace upper cup is a very soft mesh with simple rosettes. Honestly I was surprised to see such soft fabric from a Freya style, as my experience with the brand has been with pretty rough lace fabrications. So, the fabric gets a ...a big thumbs up.
The straps are detailed with the same printed fabric sewn on most of the strap, which makes adjusting a little difficult. I wish they had just kept the straps solid, as I don't find this detail to be necessary. There are also some small bows sewn on that are barely visible on the black print colorway.
The fit of this bra was, like many other Freya bras, not right for me off the rack. This is a standard 3 piece plunge style cup, similar to Fancies. The cup width measured at 11.5 cm, and I was getting an OK fit, but with some challenges filling out the lace upper cup because the underwire was the wrong shape for me. After some reshaping, the cup opening measures 12 cm, and the shape is much better (I changed it from a swoop shape to more of a traditional curve) Now, the cups are wide enough for me, and the lace upper cup sits much more smoothly against my body, although there are some slight wrinkles on my smaller side, which is common in many of my bras.
I felt comfortable altering the wires on this because I have done so on so many Fancies, and they share the same cup construction. This is a fairly easy style to adjust for cup width. If Fancies works for you, this style should also work. Read more 239 more words
My shape (as I've figured it out so far): average root width, tall roots, projected, even fullness, very soft breasts.
How this bra fits me: I bought this bra as I have the same one in a 28E and the wires are a touch too narrow for my larger breast, meaning the cup shifts down throughout the day. Overall I find this bra (28E and F) pretty good for my shape. This particular one - F - wants a smidge more apex projection than I have - there is about 3mm of space at the cup's apex on my larger breast. Tightening the strap up does sort that out ...by reducing the cup's volume, but also then cuts into my tall roots. The size is not much off, so I am keeping this one for the week leading up to my period, when I typically increase by half a cup to a cup size.
The material of the bra is excellent. Freya plunge balconies are, by and large, a terrible shape mismatch for me - they are far too structured overall and closed at the top. My tissue sinks into all the space at the bottom while the apex remains completely empty. This one is the exception - the material somehow manages to be both forgiving and not stretchy. I feel supported and lifted and secure (again, a feat with my squishy boobs!) but the cup follows *my* shape, rather than imposing its own.
The band is very soft, as are the wires. I wish the band were firmer - in my size range a giving band is usually not too much of a problem, but I think that my soft breasts need wires and a band that will not budge, so that the cup stays in place. Otherwise my breasts shift about and sink into any empty space they find. I am wearing this one on the loosest hook, but may see about shortening the band overall to improve its support for me. Read more 223 more words
This bra is an incredibly comfortable soft cup bra, with silky-feeling (though matte) fabric, yet it has the tension and firmness needed to push my breast tissue forward away from my underarms, increasing my projection and roundness (a lot of soft cup bras make me pointy, and do not manage to bring my breasts forward at all). It also gives a smooth appearance under jersey and light wools.
The band is very stretchy - I can easily pull it about 5 inches away from my back - but does not move when I'm wearing the bra. Tension is even across the band - my mum bought this bra at the same as me in a 34F, and she has no problems with bulging or with the elastic edges of the band digging due to poor tension in the band fabric itself.
The top lace is stretchy and soft (it does not cut into my tall roots whatsoever).
Wires and gore are very comfortable, they encapsulate and hold my breasts well.
The band fit perfectly, fits like a 34 band as it’s quite stretchy. The cups were way to small for me even though technically it should have fit me according to measurements. Gore was perfectly narrow. Wires are firm but covered in super soft material. Very pretty and nice cup material and straps. Hoping the 32FF will work for me.
I got it a cup size smaller than I should have (because it's second hand and this is what was available), so I have some quadboobing in my bigger breast, although it fits the other one fine. I usually wear a 32 band, but this one is very stretchy, and doesn't even feel as tight as some 32 bras I own. I would probably size down in the band if I bought it new too, knowing how much it stretches.