This is the second time I’ve bought this bra. The first time was before I discovered Bratabase. It was much too big for me so I ended up returning it. I kept thinking about it though - it really was a great bra. I’ve been converted to cut&sew bras, but I have a few tops that just don’t work with seamed bras. I need a moulded bra to make them work.
A year and many, many bras later, I decided to try it again - this time in the right size.
The fit is pretty much perfect! It’s rather projected and accommodates my FOB breasts. There’s a tiny bit of ...gaping at the top of the cups, but not enough to bother me. The cups are rather closed, but they don’t quad or cut in anywhere. The moulded cups hold their shape nicely without being overly padded. The gore is nice and high and I feel completely supported.
The cups give a nicely rounded and lifted shape. The cups sit a little more east-west than I’d prefer, but it’s not bad. I think I’m just spoiled from Comexim’s narrowness.
The bra is definitely full coverage. The cups are tall and could easily peak out through low-cut tops. I’m not crazy about the pinstripe design, but it’s subtle and disappears under thin tops.
Overall this is a comfortable and easy-to-wear bra that will work with most of my clothes. Definitely a wardrobe staple!
This bra is more shallow than the Deco in the same size. The shape it gives is also a little more pointy than the Deco. The striped fabric looks very nice and it makes an otherwise plain beige bra look more interesting. The foam it's made from is quite thin and light. The measurement for the wire length is a little smaller than the length of the wire channel, which is 2.5cm longer than the wire. I've seen this with multiple Freya bras, and it always looks a little strange when worn, as under the arm the wire ends but there's still bra left.
I had been waiting for this bra to come out this season and was happy to find that the "spacer foam" was nothing like others I had tried (e.g. the Fantasie Rebecca that fits me well but leaves my pendulous boobs without support). The material is actually soft and nice and gives somewhat more decent shape/support despite no seams. But the cup was way too big in my usual size, 30G. The band was also a tad big and I had to start on the second hook. I recommend sizing down in the cup, particularly if you are more even or FOT. I think the style might better ...suit FOBs. I tried a 30FF, which was a better fit in general, but I still had a full hand worth of empty space where the strap meets the top of the cup. I'm high-set and petite torsoed, so it was far too tall in the armpits (not so much the wire alone, but all the excess material up there). It's supposed to be a balconette (?), but it has more cup coverage at the sides and lower at the gore, more like a t-shirt bra. Another big problem is that the gore is wayyy too wide. Probably the widest gore on any bra I've ever tried. Finally, the straps are a smooth, satiny material, which feels nice, but means that they slide looser very easily. When I adjusted the strap length and then put them over my shoulders, they slid out again and I had to re-tightened while on. Read more 151 more words
This is a lot of bra. I ordered my usual base size of 34H and I fill the cups pretty good but I think I could try a 34GG. However the gore doesn't quite tack. I'm close set so this could be part of the issue. The wires are 13 inches but the wire channel is 14 inches. This puts more fabric closer to my armpit. Its not uncomfortable but I can see it getting hot. The padding is stiffer than Fantasie Rebecca but not as stiff as Deco. It makes me look a little too wide from the front for my liking. The shape is similar ...to Fantasies 4520 just a little less east westy and a little less pointy. Straps are 1 inch thick. The band feels very comfortable and true to size according to the measurements. Dont know how it streches over time. The bra is a little wide but has deep cups. I'm going to try the 34GG for the sake of bratabase but I don't have high hopes. If it still looks too wide from the front it's definitely not a keeper. At least I have my CK Temptress and Arizona (and soon Daily Dream) which is a far more successful padded bra on me. Read more 104 more words
This is the first bra in years that actually fits me. My left breast is somewhere between a UK FF and G (Depending on bra brand), and my right breast is somewhere between a UK D and E. My band size used to be 30, but I’ve dropped to a 28.
The 28F (UK) version of this bra kinda squished my bigger breast, and some of the breast tissue on that side was trying to escape near my armpit (even after the swoop and scoop). Also, my bigger breast has a fair amount of tissue on the side, so the underwire there poked it a bit.
The 28G ...(UK) version of this bra had cups so tall that they dug into my armpits. Plus, the cups were way too big. A noticeable amount of empty space even on the side of my bigger breast. It might also not help that I’m only 5 feet, 2.25 inches tall.
It appears that the 28FF version of this bra is just right. All of my breasts are contained. And the cups are rigid enough to hide my asymmetry under a shirt. The band is snug but not painful. The underwires are leaving me alone. I do recommend washing the bra at least once to soften it up a little because it may feel stiff to you at first. Read more 117 more words
This bra is fairly structured. I've been wearing it for about 2 weeks and it has softened. At first the cup edge near my armpit was very stiff and caused some discomfort on my skin, but it has softened a bit (or my skin got used to it!). It is now mostly comfortable, no poking. I do not like to wear bras with lace as they itch, but this bra is not itchy at all (no lace). The gore is a tiny bit wide for me, but it is not a problem. My left breast is larger and the bra is sized to fit that breast, the other breast does not feel uncomfortable in a slightly larger cup.
As for looks, I like the satin stripes on the cups and the cute bows.
Gore too high for me and the cups felt too big- didn't mold and felt like I was floating in the cups. Not enough bottom projection. Band too tight. Love the .75 straps, they felt great. High quality bra and felt robust though.