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Bras » Freya » Gem Balcony Bra (1361)

Gem Balcony Bra (1361)

Since AW2012 - Ranges D-G see 1362 for GG+ cups More...
This bra is discontinued.

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28

28D

28:4

3 bras

28DD

28:5

4 bras

28E

28:6

7 bras

28F

28:7

8 bras

28FF

28:8

11 bras

28G

28:9

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30

30D

30:4

1 bra

30DD

30:5

2 bras

30E

30:6

6 bras

30F

30:7

12 bras

30FF

30:8

12 bras

30G

30:9

11 bras

32

32D

32:4

0 bras

32DD

32:5

1 bra

32E

32:6

4 bras

32F

32:7

8 bras

32FF

32:8

3 bras

32G

32:9

1 bra

34

34D

34:4

0 bras

34DD

34:5

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34E

34:6

2 bras

34F

34:7

2 bras

34FF

34:8

2 bras

34G

34:9

3 bras

36

36D

36:4

0 bras

36DD

36:5

0 bras

36E

36:6

1 bra

36F

36:7

0 bras

36FF

36:8

1 bra

36G

36:9

3 bras

38

38D

38:4

1 bra

38DD

38:5

0 bras

38E

38:6

0 bras

38F

38:7

2 bras

38FF

38:8

1 bra

38G

38:9

1 bra

  1. 28 D-G ... (28 :4-:9)
  2. 30 D-G ... (30 :4-:9)
  3. 32 D-G ... (32 :4-:9)
  4. 34 D-G ... (34 :4-:9)
  5. 36 D-G ... (36 :4-:9)
  6. 38 D-G ... (38 :4-:9)

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  1. 4
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    28FF

    Didn't fit

    As usually with Freya the band is very loose (my personal opinion is that Freya follows the +2 idea of fitting) and I could use a band size smaller. The bra itself is very nice looking - delicate and lacy. For fit: there is no way this cut of bra will work for me. The cups are too tall and the apex too high. I fill out the bottom fine so I couldn't size down. Really, the best thing would be for Freya to start making the Freya Gem Half Cup (1363) in a 28FF and higher.

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    Updated on May 26, 2013 Flag this


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  2. 2
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    28F

    Fits

    The Gem was a surprise: surprisingly narrow for a Freya bra and with enough projection for my breasts! The shape is a bit pointy from the side, but the design is so pretty that I'm able to overlook that!

    Full details here:
    http://www.myfashioninsiderblog.com/2016/07/lingerie-freya-gem-balconnet-in-28f.html

    black colorway

    Updated on Aug 24, 2016 Flag this


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  3. I wish I'd tried this bra sooner! It is SO comfortable. I've always hated how bulky and unattractive Freya straps are, but they're definitely worth the comfort. I'm a 32F, but I generally take 30FF's in Freya's due to the stretchy band. Definitely the right choice for this bra because it fits comfortably on the last hooks. The wires could be a bit narrower for my smaller breast, but the extra bit causes no discomfort and looks fine. The cups might be a tiny bit too closed on top for me; I have to check again when my cycle is over because I gain a lot of upper fullness when menstruating, so I'll check back with that in a few days. Other than that, I have zero complaints about this bra. It's beautiful, and constructed nicely. I've been needing a black bra, and I'm glad I found one that wasn't too plain and boring, the pictures really don't do it justice. So glad I ventured out of Cleos and got this gorgeous bra.

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    Updated on Apr 03, 2015 Flag this

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  4. 1
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    30DD

    Didn't fit

    If you're shallow on top you might not be able to fill the top of the cups. Likewise, if you're empty/shallow on the bottom you may not be able to fill the bottom of the cup.

    I had some wrinkling and emptiness on the top inner section of the cup. I altered it by taking in between 1/8 and 1/4in of fabric along the top seam of the cup (between top section and bottom sections).

    The band is a bit looser than expected. I think I could've sized down to a 28E.

    I may try the gem half cup for a better fit.
    This bra's measurements have been altered
    Altered top of cup - took in excess

    Updated on Jan 06, 2018 Flag this


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      Your alteration is....unnoticeable. Fantastic! So glad you were able to improve the fit :-D

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    36G

    Didn't fit

    This bra isn't perfect but I really wanted it to fit. I only recently started exploring to try to find my real size, beyond the 42C's that I've been cramming myself into. The band fits very comfortably, feels secure and stays in place well. The cups are nice and light, the way I like in an unlined bra. It gives good lift and projection for me, and the under wire feels like a good width and height. The purple color is very pretty. The shape is fairly natural but the seam makes a ridge that shows through knit tops. The upper lace section of the cup gaps and wrinkles at the top, where my wide FOB boobs don't quite fill it out. Also, the edge of the wing digs into the front of my underarm so that it rubs and chafes. If I lengthen the straps it helps with the chafing problem but makes the gapping problem worse, as well as making the overall shape become too pointy.

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    Updated on Aug 05, 2015 Flag this


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  6. It fits! It doesn't stab or poke, and the straps aren't too far apart. I usually wear 30 bands, but I can wear this one on the last row of hooks for a comfortably tight fit or with an extender for a looser fit.

    The shape is kind of pointy, although that may just be my natural shape showing through. And the seams will show through shirts unless you wear a couple layers.

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    Updated on Nov 07, 2014 Flag this


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  7. My right breast which is half a cup to a cup bigger than my left has a slight quad boob effect at times in this bra whereas the left breast doesn't quite fill the cup. However, the sides of the breasts feel supported, so I'm not quite concerned about the slight gap in the left cup. The underwires fit me very snugly, which makes me feel very secure. Though I wish the wings were slightly taller to really encase all the tissue beneath the arms, it's really minimal especially visually.

    The shape the bras gives is not rounded, so I'll have to be careful with what I wear ... on top.

    Lastly, the material sagged throughout the day so that it provided less support and needed its straps shortened. I also really felt the height and width of the center gore as the day wore on. Where the center gore ends, my breasts are barely a finger apart, but I didn't register this as a huge concern when I first put on the bra. At the end of the day though, it did get a bit irritating and then slightly painful.

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    Pink colorway

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  8. 0
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    28E

    Didn't fit

    This bra's cups are made of non-stretch fabric. There is a seam along the top that does not stretch. For me, I need the top of the cup to be open; otherwise, I end up with quadboobs as I do with this bra.

    The band is too long for me. The Freya bands seem to run big in comparison to, say, Panache bands.

    This is all too bad since the wire itself fits me nicely.

    Updated on Sep 30, 2018 Flag this


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  9. 0
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    28DD

    Didn't fit

    When I bought this bra, it was already slightly small. As such, I didn't wear it. Now that I have gained weight, it really does not fit, so it's time for me part with it.
    This is a solid bra. The cups are non-stretch fabric. It creates a more natural than a rounded shape.

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  10. The cups are slightly too close-set for me -- I'm pretty wide-set, yet still narrow. Working from my armpit inwards, wires follow my IMF well about 5/8 of the way.
    The gap starts at 7/5 o'clock. It's definitely too big a cup size for me--there's plenty of space in the upper lace section. The straps are stiff and a bit difficult to adjust.

    For what it's worth, it's a very pretty bra. Bad fit for me, but that's my fault. I didn't measure myself properly and ended up with the wrong cup size.

    Updated on Apr 26, 2018 Flag this


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