The Frankie Plunge bra by Freya is such an absolute favourite of mine that I am considering buying it again now that it has starting to stretch a bit, perhaps in black.
I bought this bra back in 2011 when it was sold with an amazingly cute silky shorts. At that time, my breasts were slightly bigger and I got the wrong size so the cup cut in my flesh, gave me subtle quadraboobs and was painful after a while. My breasts also looked very pointy and odd so my review was less enthusiastic.
Why do I love this bra?
1- It's a seamed bra.
While not everyone is fond of ... seamed bras, I find them better for many reasons: they give great support, it is easier to notice when they don't fit, they are more suited for my breast shape (more tubular than shallow and wide), it is easier to adapt them to asymmetrical breasts (by tightening one strap) and they have no padding at all.
I also have no worries about my nipple showing because I find that it's not that noticeable in this bra.
2- It changed the way I perceived bras because it looks so awesome.
The Frankie plunge is neither your typical white tshirt bra nor your typical sexy black-and-red lace bra.
As a French woman, I find that the typical bras for adult women are either the big molded bras I hate (in black, white or beige) or the sexy bras (padded or not) with lots of lace, mostly the same. When I saw this one, which is original without looking too childlike, I fell in love with it and thought: what the hell? I'm gonna buy bras that are cool, funny and sexy at the same time because I'll like them and because I'm a funny girl!
With its colourful polka dots, nice silk fabric and see-through top, this bra is quite unique, fun and good looking. The best part for me is that it is not so visible under white clothes, I use the same layering as I do with my Freya Jolie and nobody notices the details.
3- The shape is nice.
As I said, I have breasts that have more projection that width, they are more round than pointy but a bit squishy. I find that this bra respects my natural shape while enhancing it and supporting my breasts. I don't find the shape to be too pointy, but it's not perfectly round either. This bra is not the bra that gives me the most projection, but the cup is full everywhere and my breast tissue isn't pushed into a weird shape, which is all I could ask for.
4- It is comfortable.
Now that my breasts are really about a 30E, I can appreciate the smoothness of the fabric and it feels so good it's like I'm not even wearing a bra.
5- You can adjust the straps all the way down to the cup.
While it is not necessary, I find it really useful because I am quite short. I often need to tighten the straps at least up to my shoulders and having my left breast a bit smaller than my right breast, I find it really useful to be able to tighten the left straps more.
Is there room for improvement?
Yes, I wish the underwires would go slightly higher under my arms since my breasts love to flee from the side, but I am still fine with it because at least, it's not poking anywhere, which is an issue I often had with other brands.
I also think that the band stretched out too quickly compared with another Freya I own which is the Jolie bra.
I suspect this bra looks better on breasts that are bottom heavy but I could be wrong.
By the way, for those who might be interested, I advise you take a smaller size than usual when it comes to the shorts.
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