The Her Room "Fitter's Comments" said that this bra's band runs large (and it does), and their advice was to go down a band size and up a cup size. On the other hand, Breakout Bras said to go down a band size but keep the cup size the same, and I think theirs is the correct way.
I followed the Her Room guidelines, and ordered a 28DD... then had to return it. The stiff cups were too tall and came up too high, and so with the slightest movement, the upper rim of the cup would stand out and show under my shirt... Not ...a good look. Gave amazing push-up and cleavage though. The 28D probably would fit, but I'm already backed up on exchanges as it is, so I just returned it. Too bad!
This bra is sooo beautiful. I have always preferred Freya's aesthetic but sadly there hasn't been a lot of top fullness friendly style. But this bra is close!
This is my first 28G bra. I had been wearing 28FF's but noticed minor quad boobs so decided to size up a cup on this one. My shape is projected, very full on top, full on centre, tall and narrow roots, extremely close-set, soft tissue and self-supporting.
The band initially feels very tight when I first tried it on (after dinner). But I think it runs true to size.
The cups have the top section made with stretch lace (without the annoying elastic ...on the edge) and bottom with mesh. I would say it is pretty top fullness friendly considering I'm not getting any quad boobs. The cups are projected, but not very narrow. So the wires are too wide on both sides, and I'm not filling out the right cup as my right boob is smaller.
I love this color combination and how pretty the lace is.
Overall it's an OK fit for me but I'm worried that I will get picky about it with time (like I did with so many of my other bras, so I have excuses to buy more). But I may very likely keep it because of the appearance. Read more 110 more words
I bought this bra for one reason. It's yellow. Not neon yellow... a nice, soft, lemon yellow, and there is a serious lack of yellow bras on the market that might fit someone with projection. I intentionally picked a 30 band because gateway backs tend to make me look like the Michelin man. I was hoping to avoid having 4 back rolls and this band accomplishes that while still staying secure on the middle hooks.
I've gathered from reviews of the Fancies padded half cup longline that it's a generally terrible bra with very flexible wires and zero projection. Thankfully I can report the ...unlined plunge version is much sturdier. I'm aware a lot of Freya plunges require a very specific shape and I expected this to wrinkle at the apex while cutting into my upper root but it really doesn't do that. In all honesty, this is one of my better technical fits which was a sweet surprise. It's not as comfortable as an Ewa or even a CK, but it is Freya and I didn't expect the world here. Very narrow wires, very good immediate depth. Very wide gore. I'm splayed and it's short so it doesn't bother me although if it was any taller it would and it would bother a lot of people who are close-set all the way to the IMF. The gateway back is fun and a little more delicate to look at so I've let it show with strappy back shirts without feeling like I'm telling the world HEY, HERE'S MY BRA BAND.
I know this bra, with its wide keyhole gore and single hook band, isn't gonna be everyone's cup of tea. But it satisfied my craving for a pastel yellow summery bra on the cheap via Amazon so I'll keep it around. Read more 204 more words
Because Freya bands stretch out so quickly, I decided to try a 30 band. Right away the support was noticeably different. The gore tacked firmly, and suddenly I could barely feel the weight of my breasts, which is wild. I noticed as I was putting it on that the wires felt narrower than the black 32J, but I do think they got distorted slightly from stretching. When I wore it with an extender, the wires felt like they sat closer behind my breast tissue. So I think I'll need to wear it with an extender to break it in, but I also suspect that it may not stretch ...out as badly as the 34 and 32 simply because there's so much less band to stretch. Despite the tightness, it didn't hurt. It felt reasonably comfortable. This was for about ten minutes, so that could change after a few hours, but my main discomfort with bra bands tends to be when they stretch after a few hours of wear and the weight of my breasts starts to push the wire down into my ribs. I think this band might stretch out less, hopefully.
The cups don't really have any more depth than the 32J, technically, but there was slightly more immediate projection and more height, so the shape better accommodated my breasts without squishing them painfully or pushing them to the side. I was able to tighten the straps without squishing them unreasonably. The straps are on the wide side, but they don't really dig in. So it's not bigger, but the projection does feel better. I think I got a more flattering shape, high and round without being under my chin, very much firmly in place and not moving around. It did make my breasts look kind of huge, but they were comfortable, which is what matters. It feels very forward-facing, with a lot of open room on top for upper fullness, but I wasn't in danger of falling out when I leaned over. The gore was able to sit slightly lower, so it was more comfortable for my close-set breasts.
The material is light, but it feels strong. It's a very breathable lace. I can't really see the seams under a shirt, but the scalloped pattern on the edges of the cups does peek out unless I pull my collar up higher. Read more 284 more words
This is a newer model of Freya's, following the strappy trend or whatever. I like this bra. As a matter of fact, I like Freya bras in general, and if they didn't give me this weird pointing downwards shape, I'd only wear Freya bras. I think I've only ever tried one Freya bra that gave me a nice rounded shape, it was a very old model (Freya Marvel Side Panel Bra (1501) but I tried it in 36F or some similarily completely wrong size for me, and it just didn't feel supportive. If I could find it in 30GG now, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
Taboo ...is marked as both a plunge and a balcony, and I'll admit I have no idea where the line is for plunge vs. balcony but this bra is less plunge and more balcony. That sentence sounds dumb, but it is what it is. It's a soft cup bra, and the cups are a little sheer, with no stretch to them at all. Weirdly enough, even though it's sheer, the nipples barely show through. I don't know why. So anyway, these cups fit me perfectly, it's just that the shape is god awful and I guess I just don't like it. Maybe I'm a little too FOB? Who knows. I can't quite tell which bras are made for FOB/FOT so it's all the same to me.
The wires are extremely stiff and hard (and now I feel like I'm writing an erotic story lol) but not so much uncomfortable. My main issue is that they are a little too flat, and I don't have the strength to bend them to wrap around my torso right now. Maybe later. The gore tacks, but is the stuff of nightmares. Again, I don't find it uncomfortable. I do think I'm a little closer set than this and there might be some poking into my breast tissue where the gore ends. I'm trying to figure out a way to make the gore narrower but I don't think a simple stitch in the middle to bring them wires closer will do...
Band is a little stretchier for a 30, as Freya's usual.
THE STRAPS. They are heavenly thick. Like almost 2.5cm thick. I love them. And they adjust long enough (another reason I like Freya bras, I never have the too short straps issue with them).
I tried to model it with a deeper v-neck sweater (that's the deepest one I have, lol) to show the straps don't really show unless you're wearing a really low cut shirt (like the tank top I'm wearing in the other photos). I don't think I would leave the house with the straps showing as I live in a pretty conservative country and I don't think that would be very appropriate. The straps are very soft and don't cut in at all (they're the same as in 34E - Bravissimo » Dina Bra (LN578) )
I got this bra for a couple of reasons-- it's only GBP18 on Figleaves right now, and I haven't tried a newer Freya bra in a while now and wanted to see if anything changed. Cups seem to run tts now, the band a little looser. Still tho, bra science and all. I think I will keep this bra because I like the way it looks and idk, I'll try get over the shape. Also, hate returning stuff. Read more 459 more words
I am used to push-up style bras. I do not have much mass at the top of my breasts, and if I don't have any padding, the bottom of the cups wrinkle (they can be pushed in and flattened and it is obvious there is no breast in the bottom of the cups). My breasts don't fill out the bottoms of most non-padded bras. This style does not have push-up padding in the cup bottoms but was said to give nice cleavage anyway, which it does without pushing you up high.
I needed a seamless, cream-colored bra that wouldn't be obvious under my clothing (you know how thin ...everything is these days). When I bought this style in a 28E, there were obvious problems: the cups wrinkled/gaped at the bottom, especially on my smaller boob's cup; the top of the cups would gape open if I moved my arms up and around; and, oddly, the band seemed to slide up in the front, I think because the cup bottoms were not weighed down by any breast tissue, so they crept upward to find some!
I thought a cup size down may be the correct fit and purchased a 28DD. This size is great. I still don't entirely fill out the bottom of the cups but there is no visible wrinkling or flattening. The top of the cups are fine if I keep the straps super tight, but that leaves red marks on my shoulders and gets irritating. After prolonged wear, I have noticed the bra still is not perfect for me. I think the cups are too narrow on bottom and also not filled, so the bra rides up and makes gaps at the top. I think the side underwire could be higher and the cups a tad wider on top (covering more toward the armpit), but that is the case with most bras.
In general, the Freya Deco Moulded Plunge bra gives nice cleavage but (at least with the sizes I tried and from what most of the model photos show) the cups cover a lot of boob so you can't show the cleavage in an average low-cut top without the bra showing. The straps are very wide (5/8 inches) and this is annoying because they absolutely don't need to be so thick (especially on petite people such as myself) and it makes most of my clothes incompatible with this bra. On the bright side, the straps are super adjustable and not hard or itchy.
I personally would have liked a little padding in the bottom, but otherwise it is a nice, cushioned, very rounded cup that is thick enough to keep you from distracting people on cold days, if you know what I mean. Good for under t-shirts and other smooth tops.
The band is not very stretchy, which I like. Very tight! There are three sets of two hooks on my bra. Read more 373 more words
When I first tried out 28D bras, I started with the Freya Deco half cup. That really did not fit, so I sent it back and shied away from bras for a while, thinking I was somehow too small for my sister size in a smaller band. Later, I learned that the Deco tends to run large in the cup, by almost a full cup size, but that certain models - Taylor, Carly, etc., - came closer to normal. I love molded cup bras, so I decided to give the Taylor a go.
Well, the cups are smaller. I'll give it that. The band is still somewhat large ...for a 28, as expected of Freya. The pattern is pretty, the bra is classy - it's certainly not the best quality thing I've ever owned, but I've learned not to expect much compared to my 32B days. I do find the strip of brown velvet kind of tacky, but it's really not a big deal.
My actual complaint should be well illustrated in the pictures. The edge of the bra's cups pull away! It's absurd, really, because the cup fits perfectly until that last centimeter. After the velvet ends, there's a lace edging on the cup, and at this point, the molded cup actually bends away from my body. With the bra off, you can see (or I hope you can, sorry for the webcam pictures!) that this is just how the bra was constructed. I'm not sure how to handle this. No amount of adjusting the straps or back or swooping and scooping can change the fact that the cup just is not shaped like a boob. I mean, the top of the cups is a bit too deep for my small boobs, but that's nothing compared to the awkwardness of my cups showing through all my shirts.
I'm just... disappointed, really. My experience with Freya made me expect that the cups would be deep at the top and the band would be bigger. I can live with both of those, because the band just wears a little faster, and the cup thing only bothers me when I lay down. But this bra is now firmly relegated to housewear due to its construction. I would definitely not buy again. Read more 269 more words
This bra runs big in the band. With such a stretchy band, you might want to consider going down a band/up a cup to make sure your bra will last a long time. Or, if you're not bad at sewing (or have a good seamstress/know someone who's good at sewing), the side wings are the same height all the way to the place where the shoulder strap meets the wing at the back, so it'd not take much to alter it to fit after the bra stretches out to the point where it's no longer supportive.
This is a great plunge neckline, good under v-necks, square necks, and scoop ...necks, though the very top corner might show on some very wide square-necked shirts. It's very comfortable as an all-day bra, and helps to keep everything lifted and separated (not out-to-the side, but not an ugly mashed-together look either).
As a nursing mom, I'd say that unless your breasts are firm, you may find yourself falling out the center due to the style. Despite that, it's still a go-to bra for me, and one I'd recommend to anyone looking for a molded plunge. If you want something more interesting, they're putting out various prints and colors for this style all the time now, but the basic nude is a favorite for me! Read more 112 more words
This is one of the cheaper bras in my general size range at Bravissimo. It is sort of pretty, ut not exactly my style. I bought this bra for fitting purposes so I could discover my true size. I was impressed by the bra's quality and construction--much, much better than the American ras that I am used to. No stray threads, no flimsy seams, and no incredibly itchy material. It did surprise me a bit because it is much bulkier than the average American bra, but it doesn't particularly bother me.
The band fits me perfectly. I can easily run two fingers underneath ...it and I can pull it out far enough to just get my fist between myself and the strap. It is made out of a silky-textured material that doesn't itch at all.
The straps are just right for me; they aren't too long and they aren't too short. I found them to be quite easy to adjust. They are made of the similar/the same silky-feeling material as the band, so I didn't experience any chafing.
The cups were my primary problem with this bra. The underwires poked my breast tissue really badly and left deep red marks. It was particularly bad at the center gore. The cups themselves were too tight against my breasts as well. So tight, in fact, that they constricted my breathing because there wasn't enough room for my breasts. My breasts actually pushed the cups' material away from them, creating distinct wrinkles at the top of the cup where it meets the shoulder strap. The inner edge of the cups would also dig into my breast tissue when I inhaled.
Despite the fact that this is a balconette style, I found that it came up too high for even my only mildly low-cut tops. When I would put one on, about 1/2 inch of the top of the cups was showing.
So this bra was way too small for me in the cup. I discovered that I am not an F cup as I had previously deducted (I wore a 32C from Victoria's Secret for years). I am closer in range to a G.
I would also like to note that some may find the mesh material that the cups are made out of to be a bit itchy. This might be due to the wrinkling, however. Read more 299 more words
I just don't know what it is with this bra. When I got it, I was surprised that it was kinda decent fit. (I had no luck with Freya in the past) So I assumed they stepped up their game and improved bras in GG+ range. I have now worn this bra now a few times and it gets worse and worse.
So first few words on when it was decent: so wires are right in the middle or very sturdy and very flexible, average and supportive enough for large size. The cups are rather tall and roomy on top. The lace band at the edge of the ...cups is stretchy so they won't cut in. The band is rather stretchy but did fit me well at first and felt true to size for a 32 band.
What has changed: recently the band felt just a bit loose and the bra felt less supportive. Keep in mind I only worn it like 5 times since I got it in January 2021. So I doubt it has already stretched out. The cups feel okay when I put it on. But after like 4-5 hours of wear the bra get more and more unspportive, there is strain on shoulder straps and the cup shape starts to look droppy. I don't understand this. I did not do anything --- not as if my boobs shrinked in few hours. So the top section kinda looks like it's too tall and not entierly filled which I cannot understan as I have very full on top boobs. Bras cut in on my boobs I don't get gaping! So I wonder if the materials of this bra are just weak and wear out very quickly? I don't really want to trash it here, keep try it for yourself, it's definitely better than Freyas GG+ offers in the past. Maybe it's just not suited to my shape??? At first I was so impressed and it felt good. Quality felt okay. That bra has deceived me big time. Read more 227 more words
Honestly, I’m surprised this bra didn’t fit me. I really thought it would based on its shape and how it fit others. I’ve had my eye on it for a hot minute, and finally decided (thank you Pay Day) to scoop one up.
It’s gorgeous. Sooo pretty, looks nice and delicate/feminine yet feels supportive. It has a lovely appearance on. But it’s sadly too small for my bigger boob. It’s quad-boobing quite noticeably.
Positives: • A true to size 28 band from Freya, what a surprise!! 😂 love the fit of the band, perfectly snug. • IMMEDIATE PROJECTION!! Look guys, there’s no wrinkling at the bottom of the cup! I’m so ...happy because this hardly ever happens for me (especially in a UK bra!) but it makes it even sadder that the rest of the bra doesn’t fit lol.
Negatives: • Only that the wires are slightly wide, but I would happily ignore this if the rest of the bra fit. But I think the wires would be significantly too wide in a 28J, however, I might still give it a try.
P.S. Some people might find the wires on this bra a bit firm but they’re fine for me. Read more 87 more words
This is cute and comfortable. As usual, the gore is too high for me but it’s manageable. I wish this was a two hook bra, as one cup size smaller only has two hooks. Sometimes I find the three hook band to feel cumbersome. I enjoy the pop of color on the straps. The cups for quite well.
About me: FOB, short roots, narrowish roots, centre full close set, somewhat splayed, pendulous yet high set.
This technically fits me, one of the few bras with little to no gaping at the tops of the cups for me. The gore is a tad too wide and this becomes uncomfortable after a few hours. I also found the straps way too long and had to tighten them quite a bit. The shape isn’t my favourite, I feel like there isn’t enough lift and it minimizes. but it does work well under shirts that aren’t very tight.
I’ve read that older Freyas have large bands but not this one, it is TTS. Material is firm but comfortable. I do like the pattern it’s quite pretty. I will say that when I wear this one my boobs don’t move at all!
This was my first attempt at this beautiful lace longline bra. Both the cups and band were too big for me. The band runs true to size for a 30, but the cups run at least half a size to a full size big. The wires are much wider than my Freya padded half cups in this size. The gore is also taller and quite wide, which did not work for my close-set boobs. The 4-part cups are fairly closed on top and projected, so good for full on bottom shapes, but probably would cup in if you're full on top. Other notable features of this bra are really soft and stretchy straps and only 2 columns of 5 hooks. The materials are soft and supremely comfortable, except, in my case, for the wide and tall gore. I loved how it looked so much that I ordered it again in 28FF - Freya » Fancies Longline Bra (1014). I've written up a full review of that bra on my blog.
I'm in love with so much about this bra: the fire engine red, all-over lace is stunning. The materials are lovely and soft. There is ample projection, but the cups also run at least half a size large and somewhat wider than I expected. Unfortunately, it's an incompatible shape for me https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> That red, though! A full review can be found on my blog.
I hate the Freya Deco. This bra is so tall and shallow. It's ridiculous. Why is it so shallow? The straps are also super thick (which is hard to hide). But most of all it's just weirdly shaped. Oh and the band is soooo stretchy. This one stretches to 32 inches. Is there anyone in this size range that Deco actually works for? Is it just a me issue? I don't understand how something so innocent looking can be so evil.
I joined Bratabase to spread the word about this bra, as it's AMAZING and the answer to many a bra-wish I've had over the years. I've never felt more secure in anything that wasn't a sports bra, and still the shape is super hot. The girls are up, in from the sides (side support!!! SO slimming!) and perfectly rounded, with a slight upward angling and a subtler version of the super-cleavage that I get from the Deco (my boobs tend to roll into each other a little with Deco, and Marvel will have none of that). I could slay a dragon in this thing and look good doing ...it.
It's odd to compare a 3-piece bra (which Marvel technically is) to a moulded cup like Deco, yes, but this is all I wish the Deco were in shaping and support, oddly enough. The uplift effect is similar, but Marvel is more "in" than "out," and frankly, I feel classier in the Marvel. The Deco can be a bit much for work, ya know? Marvel is nothing like the sometimes-pointy 3-pieces in Freya's other offerings. And I don't see the seam under t-shirts at all, somehow. I'm just giddy over this thing. Thanks, Freya!!!!
Now to fit, which is a bit surprising: First off, the band is FIRM and SHORT. My 30GG Marvel is a full 2 inches shorter than my (slightly small in the cups) 28G Deco overall. The elastic stretches plenty, but snugly and with resistance. If you're a 28 who can wear the occasional tight 30 in one brand or style, do yourself a favor and size up in this one. And of you're a 26 band, this might be a great option in 28. Similarly, the cups run a touch small for Freya, though the underwire is quite high on the sides and moderate in the gore. I'd recommend trying a cup size larger than what you wear in Deco, after adjusting for band size. (I expected to be a 28GG in this, guys.) I'm wearing my 30GG Marvel on the loosest hook to start, which has never happened in a 30 for me before, in any brand. Feels like a good strong hug.
For me, this ones's a game-changer. Read more 268 more words
I finally tried this bra because I've seen multiple comments saying it it great for projected + FOT. My size seems to in between 28FF and 28G, and my shape is projected, FOT, narrow and tall roots, super close-set, soft and self-supporting.
I'm getting wrinkles at the bottom of the cups and near the nipple area. It seems like the projection is in the wrong places for me. The cup depth measures 11" which is a lot for 28FF, but there is not much projection near the wire. I'm also getting some wrinkles in the top of the cups on my smaller boobs.
I think this bra would fit someone who's reeeeally full on top and projected at the nipples but not at the wire.
Daisy is a comfortable 28F and extremely cute, in the pink & grey color. I love the simple ribbon straps with silver hardware.
The shape is fine. I'm projected so most unlined bras end up bullet-shaped, and in contrast this manages a pretty good rounded shape. The angle shot from my photos shows it best. It's not the most perfect boob shape of all time, but I like it and I'm satisfied with the appearance.
(Ignore any visible quadding in my photos... not the bra's fault, my boobs are swelling a little big for all my 28F's that used to fit fine).
I was surprised how comfortable I ...found it since reviews seem a little mixed. I usually don't like wide wires -- I double checked my photos and indeed I agree, the wires are a little wide! But somehow their shape works on my body. ~boobs are mysterious~.
I don't feel anything uncomfortable under my armpits. The wire internally is not too tall at the side, which I suspect helps.
The band is SO comfortable. I feel like that grey band gives the band this feeling of extra comforting stability that not all my balconette bras have. I wish all my stretch-lace bras felt like this at the band.
I love the lace. It's scratchy on the outside but feels elastic and smooth on the inside, so there's no boob-feel scratching. It's certainly smoother than several of my Panache stretch-lace styles. The outside lace might be scratchy long term.
Wish I could keep this bra but I got pregnant and the girls are already swelling. I'm pretty sure my days of being 28F are about to end so back it goes. This was an Amazon Wardrobe trial and the price was decent at $45.
About me: 60HH in Comexim. 28 band in everything, usually 28F, getting bigger these days though. Projected boobs, a little pendulous, soft and achy from hormones/fertility meds. Read more 217 more words
This bra is so pretty. I really like the navy blue with the hot pink. The lace along the top does show a bit in thinner fabric/tighter shirts though.
I like the construction of the cups, it is very similar to a Comexim 3HC bra with a three-piece half-cup constructed with three pieces with vertical seams. It has a nice rounded shape which fits my breast shape really well and looks good under clothes. It is a little shallow for me and I quad out the top a bit. Also, the gore floats off my sternum by about 1cm. This doesn't effect the comfort, but does show the cups are a bit too small for me.
I find this bra super comfy for wearing all day at work.