This is one of those bras that I ordered shortly before growing a cup size, so I've only ever worn it once or twice. That said, I could probably get away with still wearing it on a laundry day.
This bra is honestly pretty remarkable. It's got nice narrow wires, not too stretchy of a band for Freya, and a lovely lavender color with a bird pattern that manages to look more artistic than bizzare (I'm looking at you, Cleo Lily Parrot Print). Seriously, the birds are made up of these loose watercolor brushstrokes, they look quite tasteful and nice.
But the really great thing about this bra is that ...it's so projected. It's more projected than other Freya 30F plunge balconnets I've tried and I'm not sure why. When I said earlier that I could probably still get away with wearing this bra, I meant it. Yes, I get a little quad-boob, which makes it personally uncomfortable, and yes, it being too small means that it gives me a weird pointy shape under clothes, but honestly? It's still projected enough for me, the top just cuts in now. How crazy is that?
So if you're very projected and like narrower wires, I'd recommend this bra. Read more 95 more words
this bra nearly works. It's very pretty, and the material is pretty comfortable, aside from itchy lace at the top of the cup. The bird print goes all the way around, and there are a ton of cute details like lace up the front seam, and bows on the straps and gore. There's even a little trim along the bottom and top of the band. The fit is where things get messy.
The band on this feels good on the tightest hook, but i think sizing down to a 32 would mean id need to wear en extender while it broke in so it didn't distort the wires. For ...this reason i marked the band too large in fit- it technically doesn't feel like its too small, but since i already have it on the tightest hook and the material is very stretchy, i know it'd be a matter of days before it was too loose.
Additionally, it wants to roll up which is SUPER frustrating. I think its because the material is thin and stretchy like a VS band, and its one of those "mesh with a piece of elastic on top and bottom" style bands. I cant stand this feeling, augh!
The cups are a bit too small. when im fully scooped into the cups, the tighter lace section cuts me off and i get a little quadboob, They seem to close off very wuickly, which is a problem for me in other styles like this. 34DD - Freya » Patsy Padded Half Cup Bra (1223) did the same to me, although that was definitely too small in the cups looking back. The shape i get from this is a little torpedo-y, probably because it's too small. I think I'd get a good shape in a proper size.
Under wire width seems good in this, i feel no cutting in or empty space. My breast tissue is trying to bulge a little over the sides of the underwire, but i think if i got a larger size that actually fit, this wouldn't happen. I feel like its because the cup is already tight and the tissue has nowhere else to go.
I probably wont try another size in this due to the band style, but i might give it a go if i see one in person instead of playing the order online game. Read more 288 more words