I'm really satisfied with this bra. At the beginning I wanted the plunge-balconette, but I could only find a cheap half cup in my size. I'm not a fan of half-cups but I'm glad I tried because this model really fits well and is comfortable.
Size and fit: I based the size on what I wear in Arabella, so 30FF instead of more obvious 32F. It gives me snugger band and wider cups. I'd say it's perfect. The bra is brand new and I only wore it about three times, so I can feel it's pretty snug, but comfortable and when it get looser with time it should still ...be ok. I'm pleasantly surprised that the gore is comfortable, I usually avoid higher gores and opt for very low plunges, but this one is ok, not too tall and doesn't poke. This bra provides good support and hold breasts pretty well, so there is less shaking than in an average plunge. Shape differs from Freya's plunge-balconettes. It's has more blunt profile, but not as flat as in some other bras (masquerade rhea, curvy kate tease me), slightly rounded and pushes breasts up giving nice cleavage.
The look: It's very pretty! really nice choice of colours and pattern. I believe the straps could be narrower. The overall style is really successful, good balance between elegant and cute, as some of Freya pattern are sometimes a lot on the 'fun and girly' side and this one is moderate, it doesn't look neither silly nor overly sensual or glamour. I think it's a good choice if somebody's looking for that - cute, but not silly. Or if you're looking a bra for well-developed young girl. Read more 169 more words
I am between a 30E and 30F in Freya bras, depending on the style. I am a 29.5" underbust and a 36" bust (standing, 37" bent over). I also have major asymmetry -- my left breast is at least 1 cup size larger than my right side.
I really wanted this bra to fit, but it just doesn't. I decided to try a 30F since the Freya Jolie 30E (soft cup) bra was slightly too small for me. Unfortunately, as you can see from the pictures, it does not fit me -- the top of the cups wrinkle and gap (even on my large side) despite strap adjustments and ...swoop/scooping, the straps bother my arms more than usual (I have fairly narrow shoulders), and I can't fill the sides of the cup. I am not sure if this is due to it being a lined/padded bra.
Other than that, the gore sits comfortably and the band feels comfortable.
If you can find a size that fits you in this bra, the only issue I forsee is the trim at the top of the cups being visible through a fitted shirt or thin blouse. The design is pretty and the bird decoration in the center of the gore is really a cute touch. Read more 103 more words
Bought from Brastop-- tried on for size, squealed a little, tried on a dress, then took measurements.
I really thought I would love Freya's padded half cup bras, but I haven't been able to get my grubby paws on one in the right size... until now!
Unfortunately, this bra is not sold in size 28GG, which would be a better fit, but it fits very nicely on the tightest hook and I like the style enough that I am willing to alter the band down if it loosens significantly with wear.
The padding is very thin on this, just enough to prevent visible nipples but thin enough to not ...add much volume, which is great in my opinion as I like the shape given by padding, but I don't really need any extra volume added to my breasts-- they are big enough. I love the way this fits and the way it looks! It's safe to say I will try and get more of Freya's padded half-cup bras, it's gorgeous and very flattering with clothing on or off-- and I love the quality of Freya bras.
Straps are nice and wide and fully adjustable.
There are tiny lavender bows at the join of the straps with the top of the cup. The top of the cup is edged with a textured, but reasonably flat scalloped lavender lace that matches the lavender birds on the print, and also matches the ribbon of the bows. In the center there's a larger bow made of the same ribbon as the strap details, with a little silver bird charm hanging from it. I liked that so much I even took a detail picture to show it off!
The bird print material is pretty sheer, but not very see-through due to the dark color. Obviously, the cups are not sheer at all despite this, due to the padding.
This is my favorite bra right now, it's so beautiful and it's just the right shape to fit under my new dress (it's a bit too small in the bust, and I couldn't find any bras that wouldn't show under the low wide neckline-- this is PERFECT)! Read more 250 more words
The cups fit pretty well. I measure in at a 28E and end up buying 30DDs out of convenience. True to Freya form, the 30 band runs a little loose and I wear it on the tightest hooks when new. I may have to alter it after a while. I am wide rooted, shallow, and Freya's half cups fit me very well. I love the look of this bra. Feminine without being overly girly, this bra comes in a beautiful black, lilac, and off white color scheme, with small lilac bows and a matching bird charm! I am definitely one of those "put a bird on it" people ...and am glad Freya got on the bird bandwagon when it was hot (like, four years ago). I am not sure this is their highest quality bra though. The nylon material of the top-most layer feels coarse, unlike the smoother finish of the "Just Flew In" and the layers don't quite match up, leaving wrinkles in the nylon later on top of the foam cup . However, this all adds up to a pretty great bra, and I'm really happy I own it. Update: I really the the shape this gives me. It's surprisingly projected for a half cup, unlike my 30dd Eden Read more 101 more words
The cups gape on top, even though I'm more of a 30E right now and I do have some upper fulness. They either run big, or very open on top. I'm not a big fan of this, because the edge of the cup show through clothing.
Very cute bra. I got it in a swap pretty much just to assess my fit in the Freya padded half cups and longlines (I have tried only 30E before at Nordstrom, and they were far too large). Since this is too small, I can say with confidence that I am a 28E/30DD in the Freya padded half cups and longlines. It's a shame this bra doesn't fit me, but at least now I know!
About the bra: VERY COMFY. The padding is perfect -- exactly the level I want. The seams just barely show through t-shirts. Even though the cups measure as being too far apart for me, ...it ends up not really being much of a problem. I am thinking I could just quickly fix that in my own size if the need arises. The band is stretchy, but Freya is famous for that. Again, quick fix, not worried. The one complaint I have about the bra is that the mesh overlay seems larger than the cup itself, so it kind of wrinkles and folds over on itself... right where my nipples are. So from my POV, things look pointy, but from the side and stuff, they look pretty much okay. Nothing a cami/tight knit couldn't fix, at least. Read more 103 more words