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So there's a little wrinkle but it fits close enough for me! As usual my right breast barely fills out on top. I think the straps are a little awkward for my shape but it doesn't bother me. The band is a little loose so I think I'll be on the second hook soon. The material is so lovely, with little bow details and the soft pink colors. Overall though it's my second bra that fits (enough) so I'm happy!!
Freya Freya Gem Half Cup (1363)
Updated on Dec 17, 2014 Flag this
Strange bra - maybe more suitable for someone shallower than I? It gave me a very flat shape, with my tissue pulled quite high on my chest. Band was loose, wires were wide, gore definitely not suitable for anyone who is not wide-set. Very pretty though.
Updated on Nov 14, 2013 Flag this
This thing actually fits like a glove--expect for the loose band. With a 26" ribcage, I can only wear it on the tightest hook. But it is really comfortable! I compared them and the cups are almost the unpadded version of Cleo Juna (6461) 28DD. The wires are slightly narrower, but also stretchier, so the fit is almost the same with Juna, just one cup larger. The fabric is not itchy as some other people mentioned, but maybe it is because my skin is not sensitive to fabrics. Quality is just so-so, with lots of excessive threads, but still acceptable. Anyway, if the band had been tighter, it would be perfect. Hesitating whether to return it or not....
Updated on Oct 31, 2013 Flag this
Kind of underwhelmed by this bra. Like the Freya Antoinette I got as a giveaway a while ago, Gem has a tight strip of elastic at the top of the cup that cuts in on me. It also feels too small, so I guess if I wanted to try another Freya unlined bra, it would have to be in size 28DD.
I most likely won't bother though. I like tight bands and this one fits like a 30 (even though I think the previous owner made some alterations already). If the bands are so loose that I have to wear them on the tightest hook right away and alter ... them myself later, it defeats the point of buying bras online, imo.
Looking at it in person, I can't say I'm a huge fan of Freya's aesthetic either. The frilly decorative string sticking off the straps and the band looks especially tacky. Speaking of which, this bra has an awful lot of loose threads sticking out here and there that make it look cheap -- that might just be because it's used, but it still doesn't reflect well on the quality imo.
Credit where credit is due, if the cup wasn't too small, I could definitely see this being comfortable because the fabric is very soft. It's still not worth another try for me though, because the wires on this are already a touch too wide, and having tried the Freya Deco strapless in both 28D and 28DD (which varied massively in width) I am inclined to guess that a 28DD Freya anything would be stupidly wide on me. The gore is also too high for me, which would be a dealbreaker entirely on its own.
Up for sale it goes...
Updated on Oct 02, 2015 Flag this
This is the best fitting bra I have found so far. The cups fit quite well and the shape is good, though a little less projected than I'm used to. It is very comfortable, delicate and pretty, and open enough for me on top. I don't get a ton of cleavage, but there's a good amount of lift and it's quite supportive.
The band definitely runs loose. I am wearing it on the middle hook already and will probably need to alter it in a few weeks to get some more wear out of it. I do get a little bit of sternum stabbing from the underwires, but I ... bent them a bit and it's already tons better.
EDIT: Okay, so after a few wears, this bra is not holding up as well as I'd liked. The underwires are a tiny bit narrow for me (or the band isn't tight enough to keep my swoop and scoop in space properly. Also, the shoulder straps often fall off, despite the straps seeming tight enough. Is this a common problem with Freyas? Either way, I don't think this is the bra for me after all.
Updated on Jul 04, 2015 Flag this
This is a really comfortable bra. It doesn't poke at all. I think that the bad size may run a bit big though. It's quite cute as it has a few bows as well as a nice lacy pattern.
Updated on Jul 30, 2014 Flag this
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Added on Nov 15, 2013
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