So the Ooh La La is definitely NOT as similar to the Arabella as I was hoping. It's sort of freakishly deep for this cup size, and I'm not sure what's going on there. The one I have runs about 1.5 cup sizes large. The good news is: this gave me the perfect opportunity to try some alterations out. All of the measurements I took for Bratabase were pre-alteration.
The wires on this are very narrow and the shape is definitely FoB and immediately projected. The mesh is soft and cool and the straps are quite wide (but fully adjustable). Overall, I'm a bit disappointed that it didn't fit to begin with (WTF is with the sizing on this Freya) but it ended up working out well.
I've heard great things about this bra. Learning that it is narrow and projected, something unusual for UK unlined bras, sounded like it could work for me. It looks very pretty as well with its sheerness, cute and gentle blush, and beautiful embroidery. I usually wear a 28F, but sized down to 28E in this one because I've heard it is very deep. Plus my super narrow roots was going to need the wire width of a 28E. The wire did fit somewhat perfectly at my IMF, and the depth was fine except a little too deep on my smaller breast. The gore height was also low for ...Freya's unlined plunge balcony, which is friendly for my super close-set breasts. Everything fits great on the wires and lower part, but the upper part (where the embroidery is) cuts into my tall roots, and flattens out what should've been a natural slope. My boobs looked like two cones on my chest with the upper tissue stemming from my chest in a sharp angle, from being completely flat to a sudden slope. It looked awful. I've read other reviews that says this bra is open on top for some, but for my tall roots and full-on-top breasts, it was not enough. Sadly I can't seem to find an unlined bra which is narrow, projected, open on top, and has a low gore. It's like all plunges will be closed on top. I believe it's some kind of physics. I'm disappointed this bra didn't work because of its wonderful quality and appearance. Read more 152 more words