As usual for Freya, the band runs loose, almost a whole band size in this case (That's why I bought a sister-size). The straps are wide and thick, the cup is quite supportive even without side support. Unlike the Daydreamer I I fill out the space near the gore perfectly. There is slight gaping at the top if I slouch - but it sits flush if I sit straight. Something about the immediate-projection-area is slightly weird, but not enough for the wires to slip down. Wire width is almost perfect.
As usual, I cut off the bows. I am not a fan of the print, so I am debating which color I should dye it. (Black? Blue? Green? Red? HELP!! - please give input). There is always the gamble, which parts of the bra will take the dye?
This is my go to bra. My workhorse. My hallelujah-angel-singing-it-fits-like-a-dream natural boobs bra. This is my best fitting bra, hands down. Better than my EMs, better than any other Freya, better than Cleo, better than Comexim.
Tl;dr - this is my number one bra if I want a supported, natural look, or if I'm wearing a button down (EM S's don't fit under my button downs).
Bra description: An unlined, 3-part balcony plunge. Nice wide straps. White, with colorful, neon (coral, yellow, lime) firework polkadots. The pattern goes all around the bra (cups, band and entire straps). The top part of the balcony is a sheer white mesh with ...minimal white and neon yellow embroidery. The whole look is set off by 3 neon yellow bows. All in all its a cheerful, summery bra that's fun and bold without overwhelming.
The top part of the balcony is quite broad (2.5" at the widest point) which is why I love it so much. I have fairly narrow, projected, short rooted boobs with a lot of center fullness. This bra has great depth, including lots of immediate projection. There's also plenty of room at the gore for my center heavy boobs - I don't get any wrinkling, quadding, tacking issues or whatnot. The cups are the perfect height, and I can fill out the top of the bra without gaping, wrinkles or quadding. As a comparison, the top part of my Freya Ooh la la (also 30F) cuts in a little too quickly and is a little too tall, so I get weird gaping under the top part of the cup, and a little bubbling near the gore. If I were to complain about anything about this bra, it might be that the wires are a hair on the wide side, but they don't cause any discomfort or fit issues. The band is stretchy (as most freya's are), but no where near as bad as my Freya halfcups or deco. Its more of a comfortable stretchy - it stretches for my expandable ribcage, but it doesn't stretch out or ride up (I still use the first or second set of hooks).
I seriously love this bra. I love it so much I went out and bought another one in the yellow colorway It creates a great, supported, rounded, yet natural look (not round like cleo, but not as pointed as my Freya Oh la la, Rio or Tropics). It is not as front and center as Cleos (which make my boobs super upfront and narrow), but more front and center my SMs, and certainly more than any padded bra. The shape is nearly identical to what I get in my 65FF SM Ty Weisz, but the cups are shorter on the Ignite, so I don't get the slight gaping that I do in the Ty. It's my go to bra for anything where I want my boobs to fit under a button up or if I want to look a little smaller/slimmer under a fitted top. It gets a lot of wear (in regular rotation with my EM S's and SMs) and it's held up like a champ. Read more 423 more words
I really like this bra. The whole reason I bought it was because I loved the pattern, color and scalloped cup edge--so cute! It doesn't fit me perfectly, but it's very, very comfortable. I'm a cup size smaller, but the only way in which I didn't fill out the cup was at the top, and I shortened the mesh section (after measuring) to reflect that. The band is like all of Freya's bands--stretchy but supportive. The straps slip on me a little sometimes, probably because the cups are a little wide/a size too big (yeaaaah I got what I paid for) but the unlined cups are amazing. My breasts are soft so I can pretty much pour them into this bra and I still get a nice, rounded shape. I'm going to sister size down for another Freya balcony to see if I get a better fit, because I love the comfort of this bra.
This is the yellow colorway, which is VERY bright but I like it more than I expected to! Pleasantly deep for a plunge, the wires are wire but if you happen to have a "nike swoosh" IMF then you may like this particular bra. Gives me an oh-so-slightly pointy and oh-so-slightly E-W shape, I get that in unpadded Freyas generally though. Side wings are lovely and low, strap separation is fine although maybe a touch on the wide side (standard Freya), gore tacks great. I think the shape may be the ultimate decider, though.
Appearance wise, this is a cute bra. Very bright yellow! The material feels like a soft satin. The band felt a bit more firm than usual (from my limited experience with Freya). I noticed the straps are rather on the stretchy side as well - I had to shorted those up quite a bit. After S&S, the bra fit perfectly.
The only thing I noticed - the wires sound creaky, LOL. I hope that will go away after a washing / breaking in.
I absolutely adore this bra. Freya never fails to cater to my needs. This yellow looks great against my skin tone and the pattern alongside the mesh at the top of the cups make it even cuter.
On the stock image this bra looks more like a true yellow but it's actually leaning more toward neon/highlighter yellow than a genuine yellow color. I didn't mind because I love all yellows, but I was expecting a different color.
I now own two yellow bras, this Ignite and the Cleo Marcie. Where the Cleo is youthful and fun in it's bright sunflower yellow shade, the Ignite is edgy and a little more grown up. The yellow is more neon than summery, and the firework/starburst design is a mix of black, peach, coral, light blue and light green polka dots. The top part of the cup is a sheer yellow mesh, with subtle yellow embroidery, overlaid with bold black scalloped embroidery, and three black bows.
For the full bra fit description, check out my review on the white starburst colorway: ...http://www.bratabase.com/bra/dlscd/ The fit differences between the colorways are negligible. I measured the yellow starburst as a hair wider and a hair shallower. I do have a hint of a wrinkle along the top diagonal seam (nowhere near as bad as I would get it in the Cleo Lily and Meg), but I'm sure that will disappear once this bra makes it into regular rotation. Right now, I have enough well fitting bras that it doesn't see a lot of action.
Between the white and yellow colorways, I wear the white one more. 1) I owned the white colorway for a couple months before acquiring the yellow, so I was used to it being in my rotation 2) Its a little less noticeable under a lighter colored shirt. When the white one finally starts to wear, I will happily replace it with the yellow. Read more 147 more words
I really have to hand it to Freya for winning me over this season. Very few of their fashion designs have appealed to me in the past, but this season is full of bras I will be tempted to buy... I could not resist this unique design. Ignite was an especially crazy impulse buy because my last experience with the plunge balcony cut (Flourish) was disastrous. This time around, I tried it in my regular 28E and I think it fits beautifully!
The band is surprisingly true to size for a Freya. The straps are fully adjustable. The cup depth feels true to size. ...The stretch lace top portion sometimes puckers a little on my soft, full-on-top breasts, but it's nothing that shows through clothing. And no, it doesn't look pointy! Granted, it's no Cleo Marcie level of roundedness, but it's a lovely "natural round" shape that I find very flattering. The wires are soft, which might be a problem for women with larger breasts but for me it just adds to the comfort of the bra. Indeed, this is one of my most comfortable bras now along with the Panache sport. Read more 88 more words