I guess I'm wearing 30Fs now. My 30DDs fit more like half cups. My 30Es were demi cups. THIS 30F at least, gives more full coverage and I'm completely filling it out. The wires are pretty wide, which is a new one for me as I'm very wide rooted and it's been hard to find bras wide enough for me. The elastic on the straps are very wide and the gore is surprisingly narrow and comfortable (I need a very narrow or low gore for my close set boobs). My boobs have a very big root - both wide and tall and the volume is very spread out and overall shallow.
This was a giveaway that I was somewhat iffy on, because the last Freya Half Cup (Kiyoko) was a fail for me, but it looked like maybe it was different enough that it would work. That, plus my size and volume change last fall that made me think that maybe it would work. As a giveaway, I really had nothing to lose.
Spoiler alert: this bra does not work for me, but it’s *so close*!
Visually, this bra is stunning. I adore the print and details like the print extending onto the straps, the neon yellow bow and geometric dangle charm at the gore, and neon yellow bows ...at the straps. The straps are pretty thick, too. The print does cover the band as well. And the print is very colourful...black base with what I think is flowers but like an artsy style. There’s a tiny bit of black loop edging on the top of the cups. Is there a proper term for that?
The feel of this bra is very smooth and silky and I think it is actually made from spacer fabric. It’s kind of squishy and not terribly thick. It’s a 3 part cup with 2 vertical seams, slightly diagonal. I really like the feel of it.
Now on to the fit. My shape is tallish but shallow roots (functionally short), narrow to average width, and fairly projected and pendulous. My tissue is soft, center full and is even to fob...I think that my volume is pretty close to even, but I lean more fob functionally because my upper tissue isn't very full despite the volume being fairly evenly distributed. I’m not sure, but I think that my breasts might fit into the “long and lean“ description. I typically need lots of immediate depth and average apex depth. To a degree, my soft tissue is malleable which can give the occasional appearance that they are fuller on top, but that’s just them being tricksy.
This bra is surprisingly narrow for a Freya, however despite the 3 part/2 seamed cups, I simply don’t have enough immediate projection. I can feel it wanting to slip down my chest out of my imf pretty quickly. It’s a little bit better if I use the tightest hooks. I also have a bit of a compressed look. This is likely because I have tried to tighten the straps a little bit to minimize the small gaps. I also think that it’s a bit tall...it is not giving me cakes on a plate cleavage. It’s not really looking like a half cup on me at all.
*If* I use the tightest hooks, I *do* feel like it is a better fit. I feel it is a better shape and more flattering, but it is still a bit shallow and I don’t know if it’s going to slip from my imf with long term wear. I have not tried it, but in the short term, I think that it’s going to slip. I don’t think that going down in the cups would help at all.
I think that I have to experiment on a non working day so that I can get a better feel for it, though I expect to be resisting it. I have been having a really hard time with this bra because I like *so much* about it, but it’s simply not the best fit. Read more 456 more words
I had no experience with Freya padded half cups, but I liked this print, so I took a chance and ordered it - though in theory this style shouldn't work for me, as I'm projected, narrow-rooted, centre-full and need a lot of depth at the wire, and I'd read that the Freya padded half cup styles are in general shallow and wide. This one seems...okay? on me.
Yes, the wires are too wide, there is empty space in the sides of the cups, the gore doesn't tack and the cup design pushes my breasts up rather than out. But it pushes my centre fullness up without quadding and gives some cleavage, while still giving decent support. I like the thin padding which shapes and uplifts my soft breast tissue, however, the shape at the front of the cup/apex seems a little flattened, not round or forward enough, which I find odd and unflattering. I do need to wear an extender for the band to feel comfortable around my ribcage until it stretches out.
Super bright design! It looks really nice! 3-parts lightly padded cups with vertical seams, rather open on top. It gives very round and uplifted shape, but the seams are very visible under clothes. Very comfortable, fully adjustable wide straps. True to size. I can't say it really fits. It's rather good for my smaller days, but for the fuller ones it's really too small. The part with hooks and eyes is scratchy for my skin
This bra is on the narrow side for a Freya half cup. It is almost perfect, but still slightly too wide for me. The band is true to size and has only stretched slightly after several wears. The gore fits comfortably and tacks on my chest. The straps are very thick and comfortable, but would not work well with strappy tops. The colourway of this bra is truly spectacular - I adore it.