I decided to try this bra because I thought it would be like Natori Feathers & it was on sale for a great price on Amazon. I was wrong - it's nothing like Feathers. This bra just didn't fit me correctly no matter how much adjusting I did.
First - the gore. Stabby and painful. Second - the cups. I filled the bottom and sides of the cup with no issues. The top (lace-only) portion of the cup had a gap because the cups are tall and my roots are not - a shape mismatch but not a deal breaker in my book. The lace overlay has elastic ...along the edge; this caused quadding in the center.
I also had an odd rippling/waving at the top of the moulded part of the cup. It stayed no matter how much I tightened or loosened the straps. I think this was caused because the straps are attached to the lace overlay and it is stretchy by nature; any amount of tension will cause the ripples. I think maybe a cup size smaller would fix that ripple issue but would exacerbate the quadding from the elastic edge. It's almost like with this design you have to choose between quadding and ripples.
It was too much of a hassle to return (UK seller) so I am putting this in my donation pile.
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I knew this bra would be too small for me, but I just couldn't resist! It's so cute and I love the plunge style. The wires are nice and narrow and the gore is low enough to be comfortable. I would recommend this bra for anyone who has been struggling with how big cups sizes look and feel in comparison to your old bras. The band on this was firm. I'm definitely going to try and find one of these in my real size!
I unfortunately don't have this bra anymore as I returned it, so don't have more accurate measurements for the band. I apologize. I found that it didn't fit me at all. I was quadding out of the cups and the lace part was gaping. I feel like maybe I am too FOT (although I tend to be even?) for this and the Natori Feathers shape bras.
This is one of the weirdest bras I've ever worn. The padded part sticks out a whole lot, and the stretch lace attempts to rein it in (and fails). My boobs, being bags of tissue and not triangular blocks of cheese, I had a most difficult time getting along with the bra. Also the lace cuts in a lot in the center.
On the positive side, the band is slightly tighter than other Freya bands and the material is really comfortable. Also the color is pretty cool.
I was so excited when I saw this bra on sale on Amazon, because I thought it would be like the Natori Feathers. I was wrong. The strap placement on the cup is a little too centered for me, but that's not the real issue. It has this stretch lace that feels very forgiving - and isn't. It causes the weirdest case of quadboobing I've ever seen. I felt like the three boobed woman from Total Recall. Back it goes!
Nice quality fabric and seemed comfortable. The 28 band was a wee bit too snug for me, which is to be expected since most of my bras as 30's (band is true to size). However. although the gore sat nicely, since the gore is situated so low (being a plunge bra), I think it was still too wide for my close-together girls. This probably resulted in the quad-boobing more than the cup size being too small. There seemed to be a little room in the top outside that I wasn't maximally filling. That, and the elastic on the top edge of the lace might be a bit too tight - loosening the shoulder straps helped, but then created worse gaps in the top outside edges. The sharp edge of the moulded cup to the lace make it a bit pointy, but no that bad. This bra would likely work nicely if you didn't have really close-set boobs.
I've been wearing this bra for most of the day, and so far its very comfortable. I love the colors and materials, and the fit is right on.
One thing that I really liked about this bra is the combo of a moulded lower cup, inside a seemed stretch lace overlay. The moulded portion does a nice job shaping and the stretch lace is very comfortable. There was a band of less stretchy elastic on the outer edge which I had to remove.
The band is what I have come to expect from freya; plush and stretchy while feeling firm and supportive all at once. The straps are ...thick and comfortable and far out enough that they would not interfere with more open backed clothing.
My only grumble is that (for some reason) the straps connect to the stretch lace only. Which is a bit odd from a structural stand point. At first I thought there might be a power mesh wing at the back to pick up the slack, but no sir. Just stretch lace. ?
This could be a big problem for some people. It's the only reason I scored the bra quality at good instead of excellent. I am nifty with a needle, so this is a quick fix for me, however it is a strange design choice, and I am greatly confused by it. Read more 122 more words