This bra was so cute I had to have it. It had a sewing wierdness when I got it that required opening up the lace on the right cup, releasing the lining, getting it placed better and resewing it. Ok, all fixed. Except, after years of bending over a cutting table the center of my back is kinda wonky and the bottom of the longline hit me at just that spot. I thought, fine, I'll shorten it and it'll be better. SO I did. And it was - except the gore is still too high for me and really, what the heck is with the round underwires? Most of my other bras have flat ends and they dig into the sternum less even if they are tall. Now, it sits in a drawer and is worn almost never.
Love love love this bra. My first longline, the six hooks initially were intimidating. But I quickly got the hang of it. I have lost a lot of weight and my old full cup style was no longer working. This was the first bra I found that made me feel attractive again. It really does fit as perfect as I could hope for, and gives a lovely shape with enough to exposure for medium low cut tops. The hummingbird pattern and color are lovely. The "longline" is not your grandma's torso covered, but seems just enough to to make everything else fall in place. My new favorite.
I'm not sure how I feel about this bra. The band is quite loose and I have to wear it on the tightest set of hooks. The cups are not as structured as I'm used to so I feel really unsupported. The top of this bra is very open and I'm just barely filling the tops. The fabric is cute though and feels comfortable.
After wearing this for a day I have more observations. The band likes to ride up in the front which is kinda annoying but not a big deal because it doesn't show. While I am wearing this on the tightest set of hooks, it feels snug enough. As this is a used bra, hopefully it's done all it's stretching. The shape is quite high and rounded and my boobs look spectacular in this scoop neck shirt I'm wearing.
After having this bra in it's sister size of 30F (shout out to Queequeg0925 for swapping!), this bra fits very similarly but just slightly smaller overall, which is exactly what I needed! The cups are shallow and fairly wide in this size. There is enough projection at the gore, which seems to taper off as it goes out further down and toward the wings. However, this does not effect the fit or cause any pain, so it works just fine for me. As for the actual construction of the bra, the cups are *thinly* lined, really just enough to prevent anything from ...showing through. The bottom part of the longline band is neither stretchy nor plush, but it soft and comfortable. The only thing is that I really needed to wear my true (28 instead of 30) bandsize in order for it to fit securely around my ribs. The tighter band also helps the gore to mostly tack, although there is a bit of gaping where the bottom of the band becomes the fabric between the cups. There is some empty space at the edges of the wires on the outside and about halfway under my boobs going out, but honestly I've begun to get used to this in nearly every bra as I have no tissue under my arms at all. Read more 124 more words
So much excitement. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_mrgreen.gif" alt=":D" /> If any of you saw my story a while ago about the Freya longlines, you'll probably know how exciting it is for me to have actually gotten my hands on one! I think it was sheer luck. Anyway, despite my usually wearing 28 bands, I HAD to just go for it and grab this while I could since they're discontinued! And.... it fits! The band is a little looser than usual (obviously) and I had to start on the second (and last "/) row of hooks, but it's comfy and stretchy. The cups ...fit perfectly over my larger breast, and there's a little bit of gaping on the right one. I think with extended wear it should be okay though. For some reason either my bras or my boobs 'settle' through the day-- for instance I won't have quadboob in the morning but when I get home from work I will. Weird, I know. The gore mostly tacks. It's pretty much like all my other bras where I could use a touch more centre depth, but it doesn't really sit on my tissue or anything so it's okay. The wires are also quite narrow for a UK brand (in my experience) which is great for my narrow boobs. Overall, a definite win and I'm so, so happy https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> Read more 138 more words
I bought this because the seller said it fit more like a 30D/DD. I think it fits more like a 30E and would suit someone with even fullness. If I had more fullness on the bottom and outside, it would've fit me ok. Wings a bit high, might have dug in a bit with more wear.
Such a pretty bra, I really wanted it to work, and if I come across one in a 30G/GG or something I would give it another go. I'm learning that I am closer to a 32FF ( @Cleo Lucy, and @Cleo Lily) I also have learned that I have high roots, soft breast, average width, full on bottom, and pendulous. I'm a fairly tall woman at 5ft10. The band is really stretchy, and I could wear it on tightest hooks straight out of the gate. The cups are way too small and I would need maybe 2 cups bigger for it to fit properly. Especially after s&sing all ...my tissue into the bra. Lastly, I did feel like it was pushing/pressing my back fat up more and made me look fatter than I am. Again, probably because I have high roots, the band has to be higher up on my long torso in order to get the wires in my inframammary fold. So, all in all, maybe this isn't the right style of bra for me, it's definitely the wrong size. I think a longline that is long in the front and regular in the back like a bustier style, maybe that would work better for me. Especially since the extra fabric/band beneath the wires would help keep the wires in my fold (I think) But then it would be a bustier, not a longline, right? Read more 128 more words
I thought Freya longlines fit me well, but after wearing the Cleo Marcie, I've realised they kind of squish my boobs. I'm not sure if it's because the cups are too shallow or too far apart. However, they don't give me the same lift that the Marcie or the Zia do.
I tried the 30DD in this bra because my usual 30D was squishing my bottom heavy boobs at the bottom of the cup . I felt like the 30DD was a better fit in the bottom of the cup, but the upper cup was gaping. Possibly a symptom of these not being cut quite wide and shallow enough for my shape. I find the Freya padded half cups more comfortable!