This is a polarizing bra - the waffle-y fabric is a texture that really puts some people off. And the shape, while very front and centre, is more on the natural end of the equation (than round). It's not a feminine bra but it is one that reminds me of the supermodels in the 80s. It gives great support. The straps are slightly wider set than I'd prefer but it's not deal-breaker. I really love the fit though I don't think it's my sexiest bra. (Note: I do find it to be an attractive bra even though I don't think it's sexy). Works really well under clothing. The weave fabric is not detectable and I don't find that the seams show through.
Controversial, but I like the look of this bra - the gore is free of those flippin' tiddly-tacked-on-bows (yay!). Sadly the bra's too small in the band and I was too lazy to return it so hey-ho. An unwelcome drawer-mate it remains.
I chanced it by buying a bra extender to try and get my money's worth out of the thing but no joy. The gore still doesn't lie perfectly flat and the cups are way too wide! I get that whole east-west nonsense going on and I'm the type that demands side-support and a more upfront (dare I say pointy?) shape.
Overall it's just not my type of bra, even if it did happen to fit. I demand uplift and I'm okay with that.
Another bra that I tried on at a visit to Nordstrom. I love the way that this color looks on me, but the shape it gave me was oh so sad. The material was a bit scratchy, but I imagine that it would soften with wear.
This bra gets a lot of shade but it's one of the first I ever bought (that fit) 15 years ago. Back then, all of the Freya bras were really well made and the bands were firm for size. The only Freya bra that hasn't changed in construction (and that's still manufactured) appears to be the Rio. It's also "classic Freya" when it comes to quality.
No question, this bra gives a pointish shape. It's not super pointy but it moves in a firmly pointy direction. It's also very sturdy - the fit is full for a balconette. It's not delicate. It reminds me of the kinds of bras .../ shapes that the supermodels wore in the 80s and 90s (albeit in "regular person" sizing). If you can't get with the retro look, and some people don't like the waffley fabric OR the shape, then it's really not the bra for you.
It provides excellent support. It gives great lower cup projection and is good for even to top fullness because the upper lace has a bit of give. It's best for centre-projected shapes that are close-set. The only thing about this bra that I don't like is the wideness of the straps. They're really just too wide, and the pewter metallic hardware that attaches the front cup to the front strap really calls attention to this. Nonetheless, it's great under a slim fitting sweater. Read more 125 more words
After a couple attempts (also tried 32G-- drowned in it, 32F-- could hardly fit in it), this seems like my supposed size for Freya, or at least this style, except it still fits extremely poorly. I'm getting severe orange-in-glass folding on the bottom and middle and quad-boob on the top. About all I can say is the band seemed to be true to size for me, and I liked the look, or would have, if it ever fit.