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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.
Updated on Apr 09, 2012 Flag this
This bra gave an excellent push-up effect, which I didn't expect to find without all the push-up-padding. I have only very slight gaping at the very top of the cup on my smaller boob (which is nearly a full cup smaller than the larger), so could probably stand to go up a size. The band I found quite tight, and without much stretch at all - it only just does up on the larger hook, which I find odd as I measure just under 25" round my ribcage. As other reviews mention, the top of the cups seems to curl back, I think to to the trimmings.
Updated on Jul 15, 2013 Flag this
This bra gives me a really pushed up and front on shape. It's a fairly forgiving shape too.
1. The cup is covered in a black mesh fabric, and then over that there's a brown velvet running parallel to the edge. I like how this makes the bra look, but I think this causes the edge to lift away so that the cup doesn't mould to my breast but pops up a bit.
2. issue 1 happens even though I am quadboobing when I first swoop and scoop.
3. all the swoop and scoop disappears in a few minutes because everything escapes out the sides
4. bra shows under most tops ... due to issue 1.
5. The cup is too small for me so I quad boob, and this makes the centre gore not as comfortable as other bras.
I didn't notice this til I wore it for the day. When I tried on the Freya Carlie I didn't have this problem - but the pattern made it difficult to wear. I might try and remove the velvet bit and see if it helps.. I want this bra to work, it gives me a great shape.
Updated on Dec 15, 2012 Flag this
Like the other reviewer, I am sad about this bras fit on the top. While everything is fantastic and comfortable, the fact that the top gapes and is moulded means that it is visible through clothes and is not for every day.
This is the most comfortable band/underwire combination for me but the top of the cups just don't work for my shallow breasts.
Updated on Nov 16, 2012 Flag this
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