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Flourish Balcony Bra (1542)

AW2013/SS2014 - Ranges from GG to K cups. More...
This bra is discontinued.

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28

28GG

28:10

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28H

28:11

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28HH

28:12

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28J

28:13

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30

30GG

30:10

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30H

30:11

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30HH

30:12

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30J

30:13

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30JJ

30:14

1 bra

30K

30:15

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32

32GG

32:10

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32H

32:11

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32HH

32:12

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32J

32:13

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32JJ

32:14

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32K

32:15

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34

34GG

34:10

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34H

34:11

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34HH

34:12

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34J

34:13

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34JJ

34:14

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34K

34:15

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36

36GG

36:10

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36H

36:11

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36HH

36:12

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36J

36:13

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36JJ

36:14

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36K

36:15

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38

38GG

38:10

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38H

38:11

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38HH

38:12

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38J

38:13

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  1. 28 GG-J ... (28 :10-:13)
  2. 30 GG-K ... (30 :10-:15)
  3. 32 GG-K ... (32 :10-:15)
  4. 34 GG-K ... (34 :10-:15)
  5. 36 GG-K ... (36 :10-:15)
  6. 38 GG-J ... (38 :10-:13)

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  1. 1
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    30GG

    Didn't fit

    A year ago when I was first entering 30G+ territory, I was obsessed with the bright tropical print of this Freya Flourish. So I bought the longline, briefs, thongs and the balcony bra (good discounted deal on brastop). First I had the balcony in 30G, but that turned out to be too small pretty quickly. Did love the bra so decided to re-order in a size up.

    When the 30GG arrived I was in for a surprise: it looked like a LOT of bra compared to the 30G!
    (As I didn't know back then but found out the hard way https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" />, Freya tweaks their ... balcony designs after a certain cup size, mostly 30GG. Meant to hold up larger boobs. They are sturdier but look and feel pretty different!)

    Industrial width reinforced straps, a wider band (3 hooks instead of 2) but my biggest issue was the double lining in the cups.. While the 30G was a very 'airy' bra, this one felt more rigid and constricting. Also the reinforced cups made it look more pointy and the black lace part of the cups didn't have any give or stretch, unlike the see through lace on the 30G. Although the 30GG was deeper, the firm closed off lace part made me quad practically as much as in the 30G!

    (Don't worry, since then I've also realized - and accepted - that Freya balconies are not my friend; being FoT their designs are just too 'closed' for me. It's either a larger size with the 'Freya pucker' in too deep and pointy cups, or quadding and gore not tacking in a smaller size).

    Anyway, back to Flourish: With all those issues, why did I keep her?
    Very relevant question; truth is a year ago I knew less than I know now; and I really wanted to make it work, because the Flourish longline wasn't working on me for daily wear (different story, band flipping up, see other review). This balcony I did wear quite regularly, but only under thicker clothes to camouflage the pointiness and quad. The sturdier band and straps actually do feel nice, the bra is not uncomfortable to wear and I still love the print! So more of a winter bra: nice to wear something tropical under all those layers when it's cold https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_razz.gif" alt=":p" />

    But over the last 6 months other bras (e.g. Jasmine, much better for my shape) forced Flourish out of my bra roulation. This summer, clearing out my closets I inspected Flourish' double lining on the lacey part and decided I could easily cut it away. So that's what I did and it looks much better now, imo. Fit issues are sill there but I'll hold on to her for a bit longer. We'll see!




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    Tropical colorway

    Updated on Aug 12, 2015 Flag this


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      Interesting hack! Would you be willing to post pics of the finished product? I'd love to modify some of my older, poorly shaped balconies - make-do bras that I no longer wear.

      Re: changes in construction from sub-G to G+ cups: *mind blown* when I was a 32FF the Freya balconettes shaped me beautifully, but now I'm +/-28J/30HH+ my FoT boobs also point & quad. I never made the connection that it was the cut - not me!

    • Pics are there already? Should be visible! :)
      First picture is with the thick black lining, next picture is after cutting it out, making the lace see through. Try to convince myself it also made the quadding less obvious ;)

      Yeah please don't think it's you: it's Freya! Here in Holland they're the best known / most advertised full bust brand but I've found out Freya plunge / balconettes are generally NOT ok for me. Padded half cups are better but they only go up to G :( In larger cups I think they might work better for FoB breasts?

    • (Edit: last sentence by 'they' I mean the upscaled GG+ plunge/balconies, perhaps working better for FoB)

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  2. 0
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    32HH

    Didn't fit

    I really like the look of this bra. The shape would be nice too if I didn't spill out of it. It feels way firm right when it goes on but then it softens out. Leaves my armpits alone but cuts into some I guess migrated tissue that never went home? Probably a size issue.

    This bra is not owned any more

    Updated on Nov 08, 2016 Flag this


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    32HH

    Didn't fit

    This bra is too small so I can't say much about the fit. The lace at the top is firm and not stretchy but it appears to be forgiving enough that I can get away with wearing it. Freya wires are definitely on the flexible side.

    Blossom colorway

    This bra is not owned any more

    Updated on Oct 25, 2015 Flag this


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    34J

    Didn't fit

    I found the whole bra to be too small. I need to wear an extender with this bra and still have some spillage over the top.
    The gore is too wide for me as well and sits at a awkward angle.

    Updated on Oct 10, 2014 Flag this


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    30JJ

    Hasn't set fit

    Didn't write a review

    Added on Feb 12, 2017



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    28HH

    Hasn't set fit

    Didn't write a review

    Added on Feb 12, 2017



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    30GG

    Hasn't set fit

    Didn't write a review

    Added on Aug 16, 2014



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    30H

    Hasn't set fit

    Didn't write a review

    Added on Sep 11, 2015



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    30K

    Didn't fit

    Didn't write a review

    Added on Jan 16, 2015



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    32H

    Didn't fit