The Freya Unchained Plunge Balcony Bra is another model based on Fancies, with a very similar fit, however it has a much taller cup and is functionally a high apex style. Since I am petite and the cups on Fancies already come pretty far up on me, this style didn't work on me, as there was just too much empty space at the top for me to fill. I suspect this would work well on someone who can wear the Fancies silhouette but has very tall roots.
Stylistically, this is quite a nice bra. I expected quite a stiff and scratchy mesh (Starlight Side Support Bra!), ... but actually the cups are made from soft and lightweight tulle with decently soft daisy embroidery. This material might not be supportive enough for larger cup sizes, but I found that due to the construction of the cups, I hardly noticed a difference with the fabric compared to the normal stiff Fancies lace. Overall the cup is just a taller and deeper Fancies, as the bottom half of the cup is taller and deeper, and the top panel is also taller with a closed off elastic edge, so you're going to need a lot more tissue on top and taller roots to fill this out. The gore is slightly lower than some other Freya Plunge Balcony styles.
In terms of other details, the bra keeps things simple, which I appreciate. There's a small opalescent crystal rondelle tacked to the center gore bow, which is super petite and delicate. Similar bows adorn the top of the cups where the straps attach, and this bra has smooth ribbon-like straps with a scalloped picot edging that is repeated throughout the elastic. The band is made from simple smooth mesh and feels good, running TTS for Freya bands. The only detail I could seriously do without is the zigzag elastic at the top of the cups which doesn't seem to match with the delicate details on the rest of the bra, and makes already tall cups taller.
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Updated on Sep 25, 2019 Flag this