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Having worn a 34B for years, sometimes 32B/A or 34A, and even 36A, depending on what was available in the style I liked, I read a few articles online which prompted me to measure myself whereupon I realised I had been wearing the wrong size for years. Based on my new findings I ordered a Cleo Zia along with a couple of other similar balconnet bras from Bravissimo in 32D. The fit wasn't perfect so I went to the store where I decided to have a proper fitting - the assistant took one look at the Zia and told me it was too ... small. Based on my shape she recommended Freya Patsy amongst others and I can truthfully say it is the most comfortable, best-fitting bra I have ever owned - I now have it in three colourways. I tried 32DD first but the band was too big and I now wear 30E in different brands, @Cleo and @Lepel, and, as long as it's a style which suits me, find that this is right for me.
Updated on Jun 15, 2015 Flag this
I'm so happy with this bra. The fabric is soft, it's lightly lined and the gore is short enough that it doesn't cut into my chest. I'm pretty surprised by light lining as I've got a small chest and I thought I needed a push up bra. Turns out, I just needed the right bra. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
I'm in between sizes for this particular bra 30DD/30E, so the 30E fits better. I'm FOB with average projection and this bra is OK. There is slight wrinkling at the bottom, but right now, this is the best fitting bra I have https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" />
Updated on Jun 15, 2015 Flag this
I love this bra if it werent for one huge con: the fabric. Its soooo itchy, its actually scratchy. It made my sensitive skin burn where the straps touched it. I love the high gore, almost straight beckline and lift this bra gives. The style, the color, the round, wide, slightly projected breasts are great. But i cannot stand it for 2 min!
Updated on Sep 20, 2019 Flag this
I chose this bra because it has three vertical seams and is a half cup, all factors that are good for those who are shallow and/or have tall roots.
However, the band seems very elastic and the cups seem huge! The band may be my issue as I measure 28 snug but sister sized up due to unavailability. Not sure if it is me, but I found the cup size significantly too large. As a reference, the Freya Starlet vertical seem bra I tried on (30DD) is MUCH SMALLER and I quad in that size If I were to try this again, I'd go for 28E.
Updated on Feb 07, 2018 Flag this
I love the look of this bra (I really, really wish they made some plainer colors, though!) I do get some gore pain after wearing it all day, but its the closest I've come bra-fitting wise.
Updated on Feb 04, 2018 Flag this
Pretty bra, but it doesn't fit me. I think I'd have more luck if I sized up a cup size. I tried a different Freya padded half-cup in a larger cup size, and it fit beautifully.
I thought the bra was very well constructed. The materials used seem to be high quality and the padding gives support and nipple coverage without adding a lot of bulk. The fabric feels a little stiff and scratchy at first, but I think I could get used to it. The seams in the cups aren't too evident, but the frills at the top of the cups show through most of my tops.
Updated on Oct 19, 2017 Flag this
Well every time I see this bra I want it.. It's high quality and lovely but just does not provide enough lift for me. I can wear it kind of, but have not for a full day as it might end up squishing down throughout the day. So I'm not sure I'm going to keep it, but we will see.
Updated on Mar 12, 2016 Flag this
I want to like this bra a lot because it's the only non-molded cup that gives me a good fit. If you are shallow, wide and tall rooted, the top of the cups are great!
I don't like the material that it's made of much, it is not very soft and a little scratchy.
Updated on Dec 01, 2015 Flag this
This fabric is soft and comfy. The lining of the cups is just thick enough to cover the nipples but doesn't add any size.
This bra gives me an uplifted yet rounded shape, I don't feel compressed the way some rounder bras make me feel. I like this bra's vertical seams. I'm splayed, so it helps keep my boobs pointed to the center. The seams are prominent and show through a thin t-shirt.
I think I am slightly too FOB for this bra. There's a little bit of gaping at the top, but not enough for me to size down or get rid of it. I think this effect is made worse by the fact that the straps are very far back, almost in my armpits. If they were a bit closer to the center, I feel like the fit would be better.
Updated on Oct 20, 2015 Flag this
I swapped a bra for the Patsy in a 30E and while I can make it work I think I would prefer it in a 28F. The band for Patsy runs large even for Freya it stretches to nearly 33in. The band doesn't exactly ride up, but it is definitely too loose on the loosest hook, it fits much better on the tightest and when I wear it at the tightest hook, it also solves the bit of gaping I get when I have it on the loosest. While I can make this bra work, I would ideally like to try it in a 28F so I can get more life out of it.
Updated on Sep 30, 2015 Flag this
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