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Summer Haze Padded Half Cup Underwire Bra (3993)

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  1. 3
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    28E

    Fits

    Last summer, I tried the Freya Summer Haze Unlined Plunge, and it still reigns as my most hated bra of all time. In fact, it's the bra that made me suspicious of all Freya fashion styles, as it just had the most horrible shaping possible in an unlined bra. Based on other reviews, I'm not the only one who felt this way. Thus, I had absolutely no expectation that the Summer Haze Padded Half Cup would fit. The only reason I chose to try this style is that it appears to be the same cut as the Patsy Padded Half Cup, which I've wanted ... to try for a long time, but can't get my hands on easily. I figured that if the Summer Haze HC cut works for me, I should be safe to blindly order Patsy. Surprisingly, Summer Haze HC has turned out to be one of my favorite bras that I've tried recently!

    Just like how Freya has several different versions of Unlined Plunge fits but doesn't label them as different fits, I've discovered that there's several versions of the Padded Half Cup as well. The first I tried, Rhea, is a shallow, short, and very open 3HC that gave me a minimized look. Fearne and Fancies are a 4 piece cup with a 3 piece bottom and horizontal upper, and is much more closed off. Summer Haze and Patsy have what I typically think of as a 3HC, which is a rounded cup shape with 2 vertical seams, no upper panel, and a slightly closed off top.

    This cut actually works the best for me, as the shape eliminates gapping at the top, which I experience with tall, open cups since I am not particularly FOT, while giving a very nice rounded shape similar to what one would get from a molded foam T-shirt bra. The wires are a nice and even curve instead of the wonky J curve or Nike swoosh shape that many Freyas have. The cups are very similar to Fantasie Sofia or Fauve Aurelia in shape, but are more closed off and rounded at the top. The angle of the cup is also cut at a slight plunge angle, which allows it to sit closer to the inner part of the breast where I am quite empty. The Fantasie and Fauve half cups are mostly constructed with straight cups. Despite the slightly closed top, this can certainly accommodate tall roots or more upper fullness, as there is plenty of room in the upper cup on me, and it works well when I tried it on with inserts. The only criticism about the fit is that the cups are a bit tall for my frame, leading to some gapping when I move, though I don't get this issue in similar bras that are cut with lower cups.

    The wires on me are perfect on this bra, so I don't experience any discomfort like I did on Fearne, where the cup fit well but the wires were narrow and intolerable. Based on my experience so far with Freya Half Cups, the wires are all firm instead of the flexible ones used on their Unlined Plunges, so any mismatch in wire shape or size can be very painful. The bra band is printed powermesh and moderately firm. Freya's bands typically run large and this 28 is comfortable but not snug on me, though I might have to alter it down in time.

    The appearance of the bra is nice, but a bit plain. It's the perfect kind of styling for an everyday bra. One of the purported features of Summer Haze is the lightweight mesh fabric used for the cups, which is a firm structured mesh rather than the standard stretchy mesh (like used on Cleo Marcie and Lucy), meant to be cool and breezy for summer. Indeed, the combination of this fabric and the lightweight foam lining in the cups makes this lined bra feel so much cooler than wearing a stuffy foam T-shirt bra in the summer heat. The little white dots on a solid base are similar to the Japanese traditional shibori print, and are reminiscent of tiny bubbles on an aqua background. The upper edge has a bit of simple lace decoration and isn't visible or lumpy under clothing. Though the bra is seamed, it isn't nearly as noticeable under clothing as many other bras of similar construction. Straps are plain wide satin, and a simple white grosgrain bow adorns the gore with no wacky charm.

    I think this is a fabulous bra for everyday wear, and is a bra you can really live in. Overall, I love this bra because it gives me a great shape without a molded cup, and is supremely comfortable on me. This ticks all the boxes for what I am looking for in a padded (not foam cup) bra--the natural, easy shaping and lightweight feel of an unlined bra, with the rounded shape and additional modesty provided by a foam bra. I have very high hopes for Patsy and will be looking out for more similar 3HC styles from Freya in 28E while they are still available, and will probably pick up another Summer Haze in another color if possible.

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    Update: I have received Patsy and it is very, very similar, though Summer Haze is slightly more closed off at the top than the new Patsy fit. It is much more closed off at the top than the old Patsy fit.

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  2. 1
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    30E

    Didn't fit

    My boobs are soft, low set, slightly pendulous and short/narrow rooted. Lately, since I lost weight the last few months... they are 1-2 cups smaller and much more deflated https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" />

    This Freya bra feels like other Freya bras I've had. Sort of like the quality of Cleo lined bras... Not super high quality but not terrible... just middle of the road. Actually, the entire bra is sort of middle of the road. The shape is decently rounded but doesn't provide great lift. The band is stretchy and (especially since I lost weight) too big for me. The pattern is meh. The cups cut ... into my larger breast a teensy bit giving me a touch of quad boob. The straps do adjust long enough on my low-set tall frame though, so that's a plus. I also feel like it works fairly well for me considering I have short roots and can't use tall cups. Gore is fairly wide but didn't bother me. It is comfortable at least, and after a full day wear, I didn't notice any itching, scratching, or chafing.

    Overall, okay quality, average bra, but it'll do me just fine as a daily wear bra since my boobs shrunk. However, I found it on amazon for a good price, so it's a win overall.

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  3. 0
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    30DD

    Fits

    (This is the first of two for the same bra size and color combo)

    I own the Summer Haze Padded Half Cup in a number of sizes, and I ordered this color in my current sister size of 30DD because it was far cheaper than in 28E, and I figured I'd alter down the band if needed to fit. The band is not too loose (it stays in place and doesn't ride up, but it's far from snug), so it fits pretty comfortably, and I think I may just leave it. I ended up getting two because the price was so amazing.

    Now, I am currently between sizes ... 28E and 28F due to an increase in upper fullness, so every single 28E/30DD bra tends to show some overflow at the upper cup due to my tall roots. The cup width and overall volume seems fine, however, and I tried a similar 3HC style in 30E that is a bit too tall and wide, so I think I'll stick with this size for now. Because the cup is still a relatively open style compared to the 4 piece padded cup and unlined side support cup, it seems to work best for me right now in this in-between size. However, it may be time to switch to 28F soon.

    One awesome thing about Summer Haze that I want to note: this bra is remarkably consistent. I own this in 28E, 30DD, and 32D, so they are all sister sizes and should be the same volume. All the cups are pretty much spot on, and bands between individual bras of the same size are very similar. I am used to getting cut and sew bras with some significant variation between individual bras (I'm looking at you, Curvy Kate!), so to have consistency in the bras is fantastic https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />

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    30DD

    Fits

    (This is the second of two for the same bra size and color combo)

    I own the Summer Haze Padded Half Cup in a number of sizes, and I ordered this color in my current sister size of 30DD because it was far cheaper than in 28E, and I figured I'd alter down the band if needed to fit. The band is not too loose (it stays in place and doesn't ride up, but it's far from snug), so it fits pretty comfortably, and I think I may just leave it. I ended up getting two because the price was so amazing.

    Now, I am currently between sizes ... 28E and 28F due to an increase in upper fullness, so every single 28E/30DD bra tends to show some overflow at the upper cup due to my tall roots. The cup width and overall volume seems fine, however, and I tried a similar 3HC style in 30E that is a bit too tall and wide, so I think I'll stick with this size for now. Because the cup is still a relatively open style compared to the 4 piece padded cup and unlined side support cup, it seems to work best for me right now in this in-between size. However, it may be time to switch to 28F soon.

    One awesome thing about Summer Haze that I want to note: this bra is remarkably consistent. I own this in 28E, 30DD, and 32D, so they are all sister sizes and should be the same volume. All the cups are pretty much spot on, and bands between individual bras of the same size are very similar. I am used to getting cut and sew bras with some significant variation between individual bras (I'm looking at you, Curvy Kate!), so to have consistency in the bras is fantastic https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />

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    32D

    Didn't fit

    I bought this bra 2 sister sizes up, and I was able to snag this for a ridiculously cheap price, with the intention of altering down the band to size. The cups are pretty similar to the measurements of my 28E, which fits perfectly. Therefore, in this style, it should be fine to sister size as the cup dimensions are not graded with the band.

    I was able to alter the band down to the equivalent of a 28E (to a 60 cm band) by tucking the excess band into the cradle and sewing it down, removing about 4 cm per side. After this adjustment, it fits basically identically to the 28E, so the alteration has worked out well!

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    32D

    Didn't fit

    I bought this bra 2 sister sizes up because it is pretty difficult to find in this color, and I was able to snag this for a pretty reasonable price. I intend to alter down the band as it is obviously too big. However, the cups are pretty similar to the measurements of my 28E, which fits perfectly. Therefore, in this style, it should be fine to sister size as the cup dimensions are not graded with the band.

    Will update with any additional feedback on fit once I have completed the band alteration.

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    34FF

    Didn't fit

    Somehow, this bra feels too tight and too large at the same time. The band is really stretchy and I can stretch it out very far; however, the underwires also dig into my sides under my arms. Then, there is a big gap along the top of the cups, so that they only look about 2/3rds of the way full. The gore isn't very accommodating for my center-full boobs and tilts out towards the top of the gore. It's a shame because the bra is so cute!

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    30G

    Hasn't set fit

    Super stretchy band (aaargh Freya!!!), quite tall and deep cups for a Freya half cup, fits very slightly large in the cup, and slightly more open on top compared to supposedly similar styles.

    For some reason the measurements for this bra are NOT as I input, the band measures 32.5" fully stretched to the tightest hooks!

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    34FF

    Didn't fit

    This bra would be good for someone with tall roots and is FOT. Very open on top and extremely tall to be called a half cup.

    I think this is a size too big for me and since I'm pretty short rooted and FOB it definitely doesn't work. The wire width seems good though, which is at least some info I can use.

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    28FF

    Didn't fit

    This bra is one cup size too small for me but still makes it into my bra rotation! It works wonderfully for my slightly upper full, average projection shape. It’s also completely adorable! Would not recommend for someone with narrow roots or lots of bottom fullness.

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