When I bought this bra it was a much better fit. Now that I've grown a bit it is way too small, so I'm writing this review as I would have when it fit. I think the cups on the taylor run a bit smaller than the regular deco. It is far more closed on top which didn't work well for me. It had a bit of creasing from the weight of my boobs when worn as a strapless but it still managed to stay in place. It has non-slip strips on the top and bottom and I didn't find them irritating. The straps are thinner than the typical Freya but I love the two spaces for each hook as it really lets you customize the fit. The band is firmer than most freya's but still comfortable. There are three hooks which helps with back smoothness and support. I really liked this bra and I think the detailed of the stripes and bronze/black combo is gorgeous.
While gorgeous, this bra is a little pointy for me. I have a small amount of room at the tips of the cups which causes it to gather if I wear it under something particularly tight. I find the nylon that stops it slipping gets a little pinchy after a while, and could probably do with a cup smaller as it slips a little, though this could just be a hallmark of strapless bras.
Bought it 2 years ago and I've only worn it as a strapless on the rare occasion I need one. When I bought it, I was a bit smaller, and now it is too tight; I'd be more comfortable in a 30 band. Aside from that, the wing comes quite high in my armpit, and after a couple of hours I just want to get rid of it. Someone with longer torso would probably find it better.
As a strapless, it works well; gives nice shape and stays in place. Cup is molded and doesn't accommodate to your breast shape, so even with shape incompatibilities, it looks good.
Overall, it is hard to judge the fit, since I know it's too small in band, but at least I can tell that it is good quality, beautiful appearance, band is tight for Freya; the wires are quite wide and wings are high, so not recommended if you have very short torso.
This is one of the bras I bought when I was still clueless, but knew the 34DDs I was wearing weren't right. I tried on this bra in every size from 32E to 32G, and had one major problem with all of them. No matter how small or large the cup was, it crumpled at the bottom of the cup. I kept the smallest of the ones I tried because the 32E had the mildest version of this effect. I now realize the cups were WAY too small and the caving at the base of the cup was from the shape of the cup being too shallow.
This bra is a slight bit too small for me in the cups but I feel that this is mainly because the band is too tight so it squeezes my boobs back too tightly.. If I put an extender on the band it fits perfectly, although the silicone irritates my skin sometimes. There is no digging of underwires or the center gore or itching, and I like the shape (I seem to remember that it was a little weird when I first got it, but it soon molded to my shape.) I figured when I got it that the band would stretch out soon enough but amazingly it feels exactly the same after about 6 months.
If you're considering this bra, you may want to go up one or two cup sizes. It's hard for me to say much about this bra since it was so small, but I think it might have made my boobs a weird shape. Because of that I will not order it in a larger size. The positive is that it is absolutely beautiful and sophisticated looking when I'm not wearing it.
I have this in both the strapless and the regular styles - this strapless is in black.
I prefer the fit of the regular Freya Deco (4234) s to the strapless style. The shape of the cup is a bit different, and I find the more plungy shape a bit more comfortable. Overall, it's a very similar fit to the Freya Deco Strapless (4233) , except for one thing - the velvet trim that is stitched across the top of the cup makes the cup a bit narrower at that point than the part of the cup distal to it from the wire. It sort ...of creates a bit of a quad-boob look, even if the top of the cup doesn't dig in and it fits in general.
I ordered this online, and they didn't have the next size up, so I can't experiment and see if it would fit me better. I don't think it would - I think it might swallow everything up and still leave that little indent along the velvet. I'd missed the return window by the time I could pick it up, so I'm hoping that it will loosen a bit with wears and washes.
As with any strapless, I suppose, the band on this bra is fairly tight. I don't find I have a lot of extra room on the middle hooks, but if my 32E Deco Strapless in nude is any indicator, I may have to take the band in after I wear it a few times. Read more 147 more words