I joined Bratabase to spread the word about this bra, as it's AMAZING and the answer to many a bra-wish I've had over the years. I've never felt more secure in anything that wasn't a sports bra, and still the shape is super hot. The girls are up, in from the sides (side support!!! SO slimming!) and perfectly rounded, with a slight upward angling and a subtler version of the super-cleavage that I get from the Deco (my boobs tend to roll into each other a little with Deco, and Marvel will have none of that). I could slay a dragon in this thing and look good doing ...it.
It's odd to compare a 3-piece bra (which Marvel technically is) to a moulded cup like Deco, yes, but this is all I wish the Deco were in shaping and support, oddly enough. The uplift effect is similar, but Marvel is more "in" than "out," and frankly, I feel classier in the Marvel. The Deco can be a bit much for work, ya know? Marvel is nothing like the sometimes-pointy 3-pieces in Freya's other offerings. And I don't see the seam under t-shirts at all, somehow. I'm just giddy over this thing. Thanks, Freya!!!!
Now to fit, which is a bit surprising: First off, the band is FIRM and SHORT. My 30GG Marvel is a full 2 inches shorter than my (slightly small in the cups) 28G Deco overall. The elastic stretches plenty, but snugly and with resistance. If you're a 28 who can wear the occasional tight 30 in one brand or style, do yourself a favor and size up in this one. And of you're a 26 band, this might be a great option in 28. Similarly, the cups run a touch small for Freya, though the underwire is quite high on the sides and moderate in the gore. I'd recommend trying a cup size larger than what you wear in Deco, after adjusting for band size. (I expected to be a 28GG in this, guys.) I'm wearing my 30GG Marvel on the loosest hook to start, which has never happened in a 30 for me before, in any brand. Feels like a good strong hug.
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Band is very stretchy, had to fasten to tightest hook. Would recommend sizing down in the band. Cups were way too wide for me and underwire extended far under my arm. Would be good if you are wide set, which I am not. The gore narrows enough in the center and does not poke into tissue which is a common problem for me. Overall, gave a nice shape, but cups just to wide for me so I will return.
I like this bra because it is the first one I ever tried with wires wide enough and not too hign for me. The wires encapsulate mu breast tissue very well withouth poking my underarm, My breasts are full on top and my biggest boob wants to escape from the cup. This is a 30GG and I tend do wear 30-32G... Maybe I would nee dto go up a cup size for this specific model? The fabric on the top does not contain my breast well (I am used to wear full cup bras). The band is wery comfortable, soft, and not too strechy. The straps are soft and confortable, but wide set, which could be a problen for women with narrow shoulders. It is not a seam -free, but it could be used as a t-shirt bra because they are barely visible under t-shirts.
Ugh, what a horrible shape this gives me. Very east/west. Not enough lift. I think I am too narrow and projected for this bra. Seems like it may be more suited for shallow, wider shapes. Also, although it is beige, it isn't a good t-shirt bra, the seams show through. So, for me, a failure on all fronts.
I reeeeeally want to like this bra. I like the look. I like the fabric of the cups, it's opaque, non-stretchy, fun pattern.....but the top of each cup would be better with a little bit of stretch, so that it would hug the breast better. It isn't so much that I can't fill out the top of the cup, it's more that it doesn't flex against the skin very well. There's a thin extra layer of trim around the top, and it doesn't quite lie flat like it should.
The gore comes up slightly too high, and the cups are slightly too far apart, but not nearly as bad as a lot of others do.
This would be a great bra for someone with slightly wider-spaced breasts, maybe with a little bit more fullness.
I don't really understand what's going on with the fit in this one... The tops of the cup gap, and they'd projecting my boobs forward, but instead of being really supported on the side they're sort of being made to hang towards the front. Very odd fit overall, with lots of space along the top-sides. I'm not sure what to make of it. (note: as I wrote this while wearing it, I started to get back pain, so it's a no-go for me!)
For me, the fit is kind of odd; it seems to keep my boobs a lot more in the center than the rest of my bras do, and depending on how I sit/stand it goes from teeny-quadboob to a bit wrinkled at the top of the cup. It's a different shape than I'm used to, I suppose! I think the straps are also a bit wide-set, but they're very thick and comfortable, and ACTUALLY LONG ENOUGH. It's quite pretty overall, too!