Freya Gem Balcony Full Cup Underwire Bra
So comfortable; unfortunate seams
This is, unequivocally, the most comfortable bra I own. It's very supportive, while simultaneously feeling like I'm wearing nothing. I completely forget about it.
The major downside is that the diagonal seam running across the cup is SO visible underneath regular weight knit tops. That seam added to the lack of lining creates a bumpy nightmare on chillier days, if you know what I mean. It also gives my breasts a weird shape; More pointy than the rounded appearance I prefer. The pointiness kind of flattens out my breasts along the top.
The band runs a bit large, too. I'm normally a 40, but figured 38 would be fine after reading reviews saying Freya runs large. I've got the 38 on the tightest hook straight out of the package, and it isn't overly snug. I'm concerned that I won't be able to wear this bra for long once it starts to stretch.
Because I'm desperate, I cut the tag off & wore it today, so no returning. Good thing it's so comfortable ;) I'm walking around with my arms crossed all day so my seams & nipples are covered.
April 25, 2013
Good bra for large natural breasts
(35 because I can be a 34 or 36 depending on manufacturer/fit)
Every time I bra shop I have the same dilema.
- Pretty bra = boobs spilling out all over the place, or a double set
- More supportive bra = looking like your granny
I love the prettiness and sexiness of Freya bras but they normally give my natural boobs a double effect and a bit too much "jiggle". But this one gives more cover and holds them pretty firm. There's a slight torpedo effect at the front but not enough to make you look like a granny.
The only downside I can think of with this bra is that I needed to shorten the shoulder straps as even on the tightest it wasn't tight enough - but I need to do that with most bras. BRA MANUFACTURERS - please make the straps shorter, we don't want our boobs round our knees!
February 26, 2013
I <3 Freya
36GG here and bras are impossible. I'm so glad to have discovered Freya!
This bra is very pretty and comfortable. The girls look great! I pulled it out of the package, put it on, and headed to the airport for a long day and night of flying and airport connections. I was really pleased by how comfortable the bra was!
A warning: this one seems looser in the band than other Freya bras. I had to put it on the tightest hook right out of the package. It might be worth ordering a smaller band size along with your regular band size, just in case.
December 25, 2012
Very good, pretty bra. Cup runs slightly large though, the HH fits like an I for me.
December 18, 2012