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)!
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