30F/FF narrow and tall roots, projected, full on top
I don't know why I bought this. I know I'm not an E. I just love the Freya half cups. The wires of this size are the perfect width for my narrow root but I have the obvious problem of spilling out of the top of the cup. I would love to find a longline bra that fits me but it will not be this one https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" />
I have shallow breasts with a wide root and usually have trouble filling out Freyas (especially at the tops of the cups) as the cups generally seem to be narrower and to project more in the front. I was surprised when I tried this on and found it to fit me perfectly. It has shallow cups and the wire is long enough that I don't feel like my breasts are escaping out the sides. The fit actually reminds me so much of my Cleos that I was surprised when I got this home and realized it was a Freya. So if you like @Cleo Juna and @Cleo Lucy, ...then you'll probably like Flourish.
The band is very stretchy and super comfortable. I actually had to start wearing it on the second set of hooks, but the wider band still makes me feel quite secure and supported.
The material is soft and I love the thin amount of padding. I hate cookies and lots of padding since they force an odd, fake shape under shirts. But I have pretty 'active' nipples and prefer a wee bit of padding for modesty.
Aesthetically speaking, the bra is gorgeous. It looks great under clothes, but it's so pretty that (if you're feeling a bit bold), it also looks cute peeking out slightly from low-cut tops.
The only issue is that if you have a bit of a belly and a tendency to slouch, you might have to adjust the lacy bits of the band as they can roll up. But even then, the bra doesn't feel uncomfortable. Overall, highly recommended! Read more 154 more words
This bra is very pretty, and I love the shape that longline bras give me. The fit is reasonably good, with a snug band and cups that work well for my wider root. One small issue is that the band can feel constricting after a long day of wear. However, it's become one of my regular bras because the half cups work for my shape, and with regular wear, I hope the band will stretch to a more comfortable fit.
This bra fits PERFECTLY, I love it. Only problem (as with all Freya longlines that I own) is that the band rides up at the front when I sit or bend over, because I have this roll of fat right there. Would work better with a flatter stomach.
Love love LOVE the aestethics of this one. The pink and green floral print looks amazing on the black base, and the gorgeous print continues all the way on the straps, and then there's the trims on the band and straps, and the green bows, and all the little details... agh. Normally I avoid anything of the colour black like a swarm of plague rats, but this design really strikes a chord in my heart.
Fit-wise, it's a bit small. The band is loose, but as it's a longline, I don't feel like I'm losing support for not going down a band size (ah, marvellous 6-hook support!). The cups ...run small and shallow, especially at the bottom. I think I'd need a 30GG in Freya's half cups and longlines, which of course doesn't exist (and if it did, the wires would be too wide)
Also, what do I wear with this?! It's so gorgeous that it's a shame to cover it up with clothes, but it's kind of tacky to have my bra on display to the world. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Read more 73 more words
Longline band turns up constantly, but that may be my bad posture! Straps are a too wide for my narrow shoulder, chest, which causes the cups to dig into my armpits. I want to love this bra, but I can't, it chafes too much.
I love the fit of the Freya longlines in the cup, but I just wish they weren't long lines. I have the piper and the cup fits very similarly and is perfect for my wide, tall, but shallow breasts.
The front part of both the Piper and Flourish flip up on me during wear. It's an easy enough fix to flip it back down, but it's just kind of annoying. The band on the Flourish is more stretchy than the Piper, and it has 3 columns of hooks, not 2. I generally wear it on the 2nd set of hooks, although the loosest set isn't too bad either.
The Flourish is the same cut as the other Freya longlines I own. I ordered down a size for very vain reasons. This is a cup size too small, but it's achieved the desired affect for me (super shelf cleavage).
The difference with this 30 band is that it feels quite a bit looser than my other longlines. The black part of the bra is made of soft lace material. I think this is what makes it feel looser than other styles like the Piper, Patsy and Totally Tartan longlines. I still like it though, but after wearing it just 2 times, I think I may need to take it in.
My shape: soft, deflated, full on bottom with tall shallow top, measure to 36E
Pros: -One of my very favorite bras (technically not a perfect fit due to open space in cup tops) -Beautiful uplifting round shape, looks nice under shirts -Comfortable and supportive to wear even for long days at work
Cons: -Longline band flips up when I sit down, and sometimes need adjusting throughout the day. -6 hooks can be tricky to fasten correctly -Band is stretchy, similar to other Freya styles.
I usually wear a 32 band, but find a 30 fits well in Freya because the bands have some stretch to them. The longline is fun to wear. It's nice to have something a little different from a regular bra. Not the bra for you if you want a padded bra. The name is misleading. I wouldn't say it's padded. It's just lined.
Pros: Pretty floral eye catching pattern/design Comfortable Gives good lift and support without having a lot of padding The wires sit close together which is good for me. Very cute matching panties
Cons: Difficult to put on because of the many hooks in the back Not an every day bra for me