Labelled a UK 30E, but purchased as and comparable to a US 30DDD.
This just does not work for me. It's supposed to be full coverage but it is not! It actually has smaller cups than the Freya Rio, and about the same cup dimensions as the Freya Pollyanna but with a slightly longer underwire, so this bra is really more of a plunge, not full coverage. The center (main) seam running horizontally across the cup is place far too low by about 1". Maybe they did that on purpose because it's a "retro" style, I don't know, but it's the main reason why these cups run too small ... on everyone despite them having an appropriate cup depth for the specific size. For example, my 30E/DDD has a cup depth of 8.75" which would coincide with that cup size. Because the seam is place so low it causes the breast tissue to be pushed down instead of up. I might as well not even wear a bra if I wanted to go for that look. (Btw, I look bigger from the side naked than with this bra on...that should tell you something)
The cups almost look like they are a size too big on me in the pictures, but I can assure you it's just the angle. They are not cut high enough for me and you can see how they are pushing down on the breast tissue, but I think going up to a 30F/DDDD would be too large. The band is too big for me, unstretched it's the same measurement as my ribcage. I bought this when I was still trying to find my right size, I was wearing 34D and 32DD but the bands were too big and this one looked like a nice basic.
I have altered the straps, in an attempt to get this to fit I cut and resewed the straps back onto the elastic part of the straps by a little over 1". They hold together just fine, did a couple rows of straight stitching following by a tight zigzag stitch over that.
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This bra is not owned any more
Updated on Sep 15, 2011 Flag this