Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Freya Lacey Bra

A few weeks ago I visited Leia Lingerie at Bluewater with the wonderful Georgina of Fuller Figure Fuller Bust. We had a great time trying on lots of lovely bras and I came away with three new ones, courtesy of Leia, and the one I am going to review here is the Freya Lacey.

Image courtesy of Freya

I originally tried the Lacey around a year ago in a 36J, which I thought was my size at the time. I could not get it to work for me no matter how hard I tried, which was very frustrating as I loved the design and look of this bra.

When I was offered this one to try on in Leia I felt rather dubious but gave it a go anyway – and I was very glad I did! We tried several different sizes but I ended up with a 30K:




I absolutely adore how this bra looks. The cream and beige colours work so well together and under clothing this works well as a nude bra. The materials are incredibly soft and even the lace parts are delicate and gentle on the skin. The pattern on the cups is really pretty and makes for a very girly but subtle bra.

There are two cute little buttons on the central gore and tiny bows on the front of the straps where they meet the cups. I do love these little touches on lingerie – it can make all the difference and adds femininity.

The 30K was a great fit on me band-wise. It felt firm but not too tight, meaning that it should last me for a long time. It fastens with three rows of three hooks and eyes.

The K cups were good but if it were possible I think I would have fitted better into a 30KK or L. Unfortunately for me, Freya bras stop at a K cup, which is really excellent for most people but I either had to compromise on the fit of the band or of the cup to make this style work for me, and in the end I decided the band was most important to get right.

The straps were very comfortable as they are thicker than some of my other bras and made from a lovely soft fabric. They only adjust halfway but on me that was absolutely fine.

I found the wires at the central gore sometimes would not lie flat but at other times they would so perhaps this is a fit issue on me.  There was also a little wrinkling at the bottom of the cups on occasion (as you can see from the pictures), which is strange as the cups fit me well and if anything were slightly on the small side.

I do find that Freya bras give me a little more coverage than I would usually like as I tend not to wear high necked clothing so I hope that in the future they consider making large cupped bras in styles which are a bit more revealing. I understand that it can be hard to engineer a supportive, lower cut bra in larger cups but I know other companies have achieved this so fingers crossed Freya provides more options in the future.

This really is a lovely bra which will serve well for everyday wear.

I also tried the Freya Lauren - read my review here.

11 comments:

  1. gorgeous bra! I'm seriously a fan of Freya and their sister brands....I think they do some of the best designs around...now to just actually go ahead and buy one....I'm definitely sorely tempted to get this one!

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    1. Go for it - it's a really great bra as you can see!

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  2. Gorgeous! I think I need to put this one on my shopping list.

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  3. Wow. the Lacey bra looks phenomenal on you. That's the way to go.

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  4. Wow, this bra really does you justice! The colour and shape are great!

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  5. It's a beautiful bra, but I just don't get it: Why it goes up to K in band sizes 30-38 but in band size 28 only to G? Doesn't make any sense.

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    1. I'm afraid I don't know; have you tried asking Freya? I daresay it will boil down to the construction of the bra...

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  6. Thank you so much for your helpful reviews! It helps see how a bra fits a large cup/small back as they are not usually modelled on such sizes. After being uncomfortable all day I tried a couple of 30K Freyas and it feels like I'm not wearing one now.

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