Freya Rio Balcony Bra
After losing a significant amount of weight, I was left with what are euphemistically referred to as “pendulous” or “deflated upper” breasts. I also have a significant amount of “breast tissue” under my arms and along my back (i.e., fat and flab). I have probably tried on close to 100 bras over the last couple of years and can’t begin to tell you how difficult it was for me to find one that fits properly, let alone one that flatters. Molded and contoured bras are out; my breasts simply settle at the bottom of the bra leaving the top largely empty while most other bras do nothing more than contain what I already have.
It wasn’t until I read about seamed bras that I decided to give them a shot and among these, there a limited few that not only do the job but actually flatter my breasts. The Freya Rio Balcony Bra is one of these bras. After so many failures and countless dollars spent, I couldn’t believe my eyes when I put on this bra. My breasts are beautifully contained and attractively projected, lifted beyond my wildest expectations, and are well-rounded. The fat and flab under my arms is mitigated and the tissue is nicely coaxed toward the front. Back fat is minimized and there are no telltale signs that a bra is present, i.e., it doesn’t dig into the tissue.
I think part of the success of this bra has to do with the vertical seam; it provides even more lift than other bras of this type. In addition, the sides are relatively “tall” allowing underarm flab to be smoothed out and adjusted forward. Whatever the reasons, this bra fits like a dream and truly allows me to wear body skimming clothes again; my pendulous breasts no longer prevent me from showing off a bit.
There are other bras I have found – in different price ranges – that provide similar benefits. These include the Fantasie Helena Balcony Underwire Bra (my second all-time favorite bra at $58), the Lilyette Enchantment 3 Section Embellished Underwire Bra 432 (another favorite at $27), the Lunaire Whimsy Barbados Sexy Basic Bra 15211 ($28), the Carnival Full Figure Floral Lace Bra 511 ($21) and, a real winner, the Paramour Stripe Delight Seamed Cup Underwire Bra ($36). Trust me; all is not lost for those of us with pendulous breasts!
September 6, 2012
Its time to reorder
I've had two of these in the past. I always come back. This bra is insanely supportive, fits so well. Its great for everyday wear but still cute. I love the natural contour it gives my boobs. Great support and cute looking bra. I love it!!!
Freya and Panache have never disappointed me :)
May 4, 2013
Very true fit
I have a small frame so this a lot of bra. It's very supportive and looks pretty good under clothes.
April 13, 2013
fit is a little strange
this bra provides a lot of side support. consequently, the breasts are pushed toward the middle of the chest (not a uniboob) and does create a sort of cone effect. however, it does provide good support. i'm keeping this one.
March 23, 2013
Finally found this perfect bra, very happy with it.
Have being wearing wrong bras for many years. Finally found this brand and this one. Fits perfectly and very supportive. Cannot believe a bra could make me so happy.
March 14, 2013