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"Friend with similar boobs": Mostly even shape, wide-set, slightly projected, lots of tissue migration (back into the boobs).
I usually go a size down with a Freya bra for several reasons. The cups are much wider than average for the same size, they're more open, sometimes the top is hard to fill, and they are molded for even shapes. Also, their bands seem to be stretchier than most. I'm mostly even, but maybe a little full on the bottom. I measure 33" around, snugly. I usually go for 32FF.
I needed a bra with bigger cups and a stretchier band for when I get my period (swell up ... a cup size). I decided to try a size up to see if it would reduce the slight (very slight) quadboob that I get from my 32FF bras when I am on my period. I think buying this bra was a case of, "Should have sized down".
The band stretches quite a bit. It does ride up slightly on the loosest hook. On the 2nd tightest hook it stays put. I have to scoop and swoop every little bit to fill the bra properly. Once I do that, it's fine. However, during the course of the day I have to re-scoop/swoop. I have to stand up absolutely straight to prevent gaping.
It fits as a fuller-coverage bra on me, which I wasn't expecting. I believe this probably has to do with it being slightly large. The straps are a good width and they're very comfortable on my shoulders. The wires are wide enough to include all the tissue, but not so wide that it irritates my axillary region. The fit gives me a smooth shape under clothes, and I do feel that it is very supportive.
Overall, a good bra. It encourages me to stand up straight and finally I have a bra that won't get too small for me after a month.
Updated on Oct 18, 2014 Flag this
Cute spring color scheme with very light spring leaf green for the inside/straps/lace/bows/trim and a white/light-light cream background with pastel flower-y geometric print.
If this is Freya Deco (4234) or Freya Deco Moulded Plunge Bra (4234) fit, I may have found my current size.
Cups are still a slight bit tall, but that's just my short boobs and is only noticeable at the strap attachment points. Would not be a problem for most.
Depth seems fine for me - a little squished up, but not too much.
Wires are pulled out a little when I put it on, but when I sw/scoop, things seem ... to fill out nicely.
Straps are, of course, too wide-set on me. I'm not little, but my frame width is smaller than would be expected (shoulder-to-shoulder point is something like 12" on my otherwise L/XL body). I only tried on the bra, but the straps seem to stay put and don't cut in, so it's probably fine.
Will have to update after I wear it for a full day.
UPDATE: Uh... NO.
Cannot wear this bra as is. The depth is too small and squashes my boobs up at a crazy angle to try to squish them into the too-high apex.
I guess I'm just destined to not wear a Deco of any kind. If it fits my depth, the cup practically climbs over my shoulder. If I go small like this, the apex/angle/depth combo hurts just way too much. OUCH!
Will try once more at a different part of my cycle... Just on the off chance this is period related sensitivity.
I've realized that this bra would fit me if my boobs were taller or rounder. I have to tighten the straps more to keep it from being silly gape-y on the tops, so it cuts down on the projection, causing pain in my boobs from being pushed upward and kind of inward. Apex is too high.
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