This review is for the Deco bra "fashion color" Animal Print/Frida. Purchased Mid-January 2011.
Took 1 cup size larger than my soft-cup Freya's. FF made me feel I was falling out into the center. After leaning over I felt my larger breast shift itself into the open cleavage-y plunge area, if that makes sense. With the G cup it accommodates my larger breast, only instead it feels like it shifts downward slightly in the padded cup. Either way, one up was better.
Freya confirmed this is the exact same bra as the ever popular Deco. I've read dozens upon dozens of Deco reviews and recommendations to down-1 band, up-1 cup ...size but my conclusion is that may work best for women who are more likely in-between band sizes. Not so for me. This is my 1st padded Freya and it's a plunge which affects my comfort level*. Ultimately, I feel more 'secure' in 30G than 30FF. Your result may slightly vary. I'd suggest to try them both on.
*I measure 73cm or 28.75in and find I can't do up 28's but rather 30's. Thanks to Bratabase I can see why: the combination of material & exact band measurement of each bra will vary from one to another. Will have to remember to bring my tape measure next time I hit the boutiques!
Update July 2, 2011: I love this bra but started on 2nd hook as the band is loose on me. Months after this purchase I found a local store (WOW!) carrying Black 28G but found it just a bit too tight in the band and cup. Anticipate 28GG would fit even better (with an extender for the first few months) if it were made! Read more 174 more words
This bra is basically the same as the Freya Deco, but in a cute purple/cream leopard print. I got this in the same size as the Deco, and the fit and comfort is the same. It gives you a nice rounded shape, and the plunge style lets you wear it under a variety of tops. The plunge isn't as severe as other styles, meaning large breasts don't fall through the centre, and I don't have to readjust every 5 minutes. I would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a versatile t-shirt bra in a cute print!
This bra fits pretty much like a standard Deco - it gives an amazing shape and is quite comfortable to wear. The pattern definitely does show through some clothing though, so that is something you may want to keep in mind if you're considering this bra