Disappointing. I decided to try this as it was a "more open on top" version of Arabella. Well, yes, that's true, but the upper part of the cup seems oddly flat to me.
Not a good shape for me in the end - the flat upper cup cuts into breast tissue, the wires are a bit too wide (not surprising there, they're doable, but don't help the issues), and the overall effect is an outward pointing, droopy apex.
I could possibly fix it by narrowing the gore, but I've decided just to return it and see if I can find something that will fit better.
For me this design has the perfect balance between elegance and sexiness. Even the slightly glittering embroidery proved to be suitable for daily use. It has a good immediate projection and gives my FOB breasts a great uplift. The shape it makes is round, but certainly not as spherical as with some Cleo styles.
I found the band nicely firm and definitely firmer as expected as I had to size down in the 28G - Freya » Patsy Padded Half Cup Bra (1223). First I had some wrinkling on my smaller boob in the upper cup but it lessened with wear and is not visible ...below clothes. Nevertheless I have to say it doesn't accommodate an asymmetry as well as other bras I tried because the sheer mesh simply makes every fit issue very visible. I know a lot of people prefer those broader and firmer straps, but I feel they just don't adjust as smoothly to my back as some narrower suppler ones. Therefore the back sight of this bra looks somewhat heavy compared to the sheer and playful front in my opinion.
But don't get me wrong, I love this bra and it is very comfortable, too. It works fine as everyday bra as well as for special occasions and has become a summer staple for me. Read more 113 more words
I ordered this bra in different sizes. This one was too big for me in the cups. I had some gaping at top and the bra kept wandering down. The shape looks kind of pointy here, but it's much nicer and rounder in the fitting 30F - Freya » Ooh La La Plunge Balcony Bra (1481).
-band fits on 2nd hook, I know that's too big but if I size down it'll be too small. I'm probably gonna get it tightened. -cups fit well, they were a bit pointy at first but I think they're relaxing a little bit. I have a wrinkle in the bottom of the right cup, it's right on the seam. I don't know what's up with that. -Underwires might be a little narrow -Very supportive & rigid fabric to be sheer. I didn't expect that. It looks & feels flimsy when putting it on but it stays put very well.
I had never worn a completely sheer bra till I tried this one. It's so light and airy! It's perfect for summer.
The blush colour is a very light pink; on pale skin tones, it's invisible under all tops, but then there's the issue of the white (WHITE!) diamond embroidery. Why did they make it white? Couldn't it simply have been a contrasting pink, so that it wouldn't show through shirts?
I could probably have dyed it, had the bra fit better than just 'alright'. The shape is fine; uplifted and projected but not too pointy. The band is not as loose as some other Freyas. The cups are a ...perfect width for me. I fill out the bottom and the top doesn't cut in. But, I make a wrong move, or do a little skip, or bend down, and it slips a little below my bust, and I get weird angular boob. It had so much potential. It could have been *perfect*. I have decided to return it, and it breaks my heart a little. It filled a certain 'elegant but also sexy' hole in my overly cutesy lingerie drawer.