While this may not be a perfect fit according to bra-fitting experts, I call it a fit. If there is a bra in existence that meets all the criterion of "fits" for me, I've yet to find it. This isn't really "padded" (like Freya Deco, for example). The cups are about 1/16" thick, and they stretch a little. Rapture is so SOFT, and comfortable, and pretty. I love the fabric; it's supportive but not constrictive. This bra is very lightweight, but it's not flimsy or weak. My boobs stay in the cups, and they are supported (relative to my size, of course.). The bad: Rapture's ...cups are a little too wide for me; the center gore is a little too low; when I bend certain ways I get quad-boob (esp. on my left side); and the straps are pretty far apart for my small frame. I don't think sizing up in the cups would work for me. The cups are so wide already, I don't get much "lift", and sizing down the band isn't an option in this universe. The good: I don't care. I love this bra. It feels great. Rapture looks nice under all clothing, and it feels cuddly and comforting. Out of my bras, Rapture's fit, on me is most similar to Freya Marvel side-support bra (which is another not-perfect fit that I love anyways). I paid $70.00 for Rapture, which is pricy for me, but I had no other option. Bras this easy to wear are few and far between and there's a lot to be said for quality. Two bras that have not caused me migraine and neck pain are Freya Marvel and Freya Rapture, so I hope their designs are paradigms for future Freya offerings! Luckily this sturdy bra will last a long time, and I'll enjoy the comfort it provides. Read more 205 more words
I want to love this bra so bad, however, it's just not projected enough for me. However, I'm considering keeping it because it's comfortable. The padding is great and so is the lift it gives. The material is soft.
I want to love this bra. It's so cute. But I hate it.
The Good: 1) It's cute. I have it in white. It's adorable. 2) The cups are relatively open on top, good for functionally FOT people like me 3) They're not kidding when they call it a half-cup, even on my short roots it only just covers what it needs to.
The Bad: 1) The cups are too small. They don't run small, I've just had some recent tissue migration and figured out that I'm more of an E than a DD. 2) The band seemed to stretch really fast. When I got it I could fasten ...it on the middle hooks but now I have to use the tightest. I've heard Freya bands run bit, but it's only been two months and I honestly haven't worn it that much for the reasons below...
The Ugly: 1) It is ITCHY. Like you know the itchiness of a healing tattoo? Or gravel rash? That but everywhere the band and straps touch. 2) The wires are hard and they dig right into my close-set boobs. I have nasty red weals on my boobs after I wear this bra.
I don't know why I still have this bra. Actually that's a good point. Who wants a Freya Rapture half-cup in 28DD? Preferably in Australia/NZ? Read more 114 more words
Vertical 3 seamed soft cup bra, very open on top. Quite stiff wires, slightly too wide for me. Very bright neon orange colour, but definitely not unpleasant!
This is a great half cup bra that seems to fit me well. The only issue with it being so open is that gaping happens if I being my arms forward (otherwise fine if my arms are at the side of my body). I think this can be fixed with sewing in a small dart right at the top of the seam (especially on my smaller side). 30DD fits me better than the 28DD I tried in the Freya Kiyoko, another half cup, where I ended up with a lot of centre quadding. Again, the centre gore is marginally too wide but this size is less noticeable than the Kiyoko. The 30 band is too big and I think my ideal size would have to be 28E.
I tried this and Patsy from Freya and this fit better for me - I do get some very slight gapping at the top of the cups throughout the day, but that's not a big deal for me. Not noticeable under a t-shirt, so it doesn't bother me.
Bra looks OK but has a few issues. Bending over results in both breasts leaving the bra completely. There is zero top support so any movement translates into uncomfortable jiggling and jostling. The UW are way too wide for me. There is also empty space between UW and bottom of breast. Not a good fit for me, and probably not for anyone with looser breast tissue.