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If someone gave me the chance to design my dream bra, I'd probably come up with the Piper.
The shape it gives is perfect- round and lifted, with a perfect amount of cleavage (safe for work but still sexy).
The design is beautiful, pink but not too pink (almost apricoty pink) with a lovely floral print, and plenty of black accents. I feel the bra has its own personality: pink and frilly with a dark edge.
The longline enhances my shape, but presents a minor problem for my flared ribcage- the bottom tends to flip up towards the end of the day. I suspect this issue will rectify itself as ... the bottom stretches out with wear, and in fact this flipping has happened less each consecutive time I've worn Piper.
When I saw this bra I just had to have it, even though I suspected I wouldn't get much practical use out of it. Surprisingly, I can wear it under about two-thirds of my wardrobe. The seams lie flat enough that I can wear it under tight tops, and since they're vertical I don't mind if they show a bit under my thinnest tops, because they look like a feature of the tops, rather than like something sticking out from underneath. The only thing that prevents wearing it with more tops is the lace, which shows through more easily.
The only thing I'd change about Piper is I'd add more sets of hooks (it only has 2) to make it last longer. I love this bra so much that if I could guarantee my bra size wouldn't change I'd order another one for when this one wears out.
Update: contrary to expectations, I've found that over time the band flips up in the front more rather than less. I've decided I'm happiest if I just leave it like that once it flips, as I've gotten used to the feeling so it doesn't bother me any more, and the side and back stay straight so the shape isn't affected.
I also find the band in general is sitting slightly lower than it did at first, which causes my breasts to not fill the bottom of the cups (orange in a glass), and slight spillage at the top. It's still wearable, but if I ever buy another longline I'll size up.
Updated on Dec 07, 2012 Flag this
This bra is pretty but definitely too big. I thought it might fit despite my Just Flew In in a 30F fitting/being slightly too big most days of the month...sigh. On the plus side, the fabric is soft and the wires are relatively narrow, although obviously wider than my JFI.
Updated on Apr 07, 2015 Flag this
This is my favorite Freya print. It's amazing and adorable and pretty. When I could wear it, I wore it only a few times because it rolled right up my stomach. I considered putting true boning in it, but since it's now far too small in the cups, I didn't bother.
The comfort level is impressive-the rolling up never hurt me, just annoyed me. This is another favorite that I've sat on for years because I love it so much even though it doesn't fit me.
Now I'm going to sell it and hope that it'll actually get worn
Updated on Nov 15, 2014 Flag this
I could probably use a slightly tighter band in this bra, but it works for me. Fits TTS.
The longline does ride up a little over time as there are not side bones.
I like the softer cups (softer than the Deco Honey, less moulded) and the wide straps are very comfy.
Updated on Jun 27, 2014 Flag this
Great bra! My only complaint is that when the longline section lays flat on my ribs, it drags the underwire in the front down a little bit so that it doesn't rest entirely under my breasts. Also, since I have a little tummy, the longline does have a tendency to ride up under the front underwire. Cute bra though.
Updated on Jun 24, 2014 Flag this
This bra is gorgeous, but not quite tight enough in the band and a little too wide/shallow in the cups for my shape. It only has two rows of 6 hooks, which is odd but I think this was one of Freya's first longline shapes so that may have something to do with it.
Updated on Jun 02, 2014 Flag this
I accidentally ordered it a size big. It's comfortable and pretty. The lace on the bottom folds when I bend.
Updated on May 08, 2014 Flag this
Runs a little small--more in between F and FF than a true FF. This is good because I'm rather in-between sizes as well! It's a great bra for shallow and wide shapes, and it is very cute.
I don't like the longline style so much because the band flips up in front when I bend.
Vertical seams show through thin tops, and I wish there were another row of hooks. But the cups are so comfortable that I don't mind all the other problems with the bra. I'm on the hunt for a very similar shape now!
Updated on Apr 26, 2014 Flag this
This one fits me a bit like the Totally Tarten Longline Bra by Freya. Band is ok (I love longline), but the cups are too small. Will try going up to a 30 G. The pattern is weird, but I like longline so much I want to try the bigger cup size.
Updated on Nov 06, 2013 Flag this
Sigh. After trying on the Ivy Longline and falling in love with the style, I picked up the Piper Longline in one cupsize bigger, thinking it would solve the quad boob issues I had with my Ivy. Sadly, this was not the case. The Ivy fabric was slightly different and allowed for my fuller breasts to shape the cups a little more, whereas my fuller breasts in the Piper push the bra down my ribcage and cause all kinds of problems. I don't fill the bottom, the underwire is about a cm below the bottoms of my breasts, *and* I'm getting quad boob. Shame, because this bra looks so lovely otherwise. Definitely a bra for the shallow-breasted.
Updated on Apr 02, 2013 Flag this
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