I was also lucky enough to receive a free Lauren in white at the recent Eveden Autumn/Winter 2012 launch. Suzanne kindly gave me a black pair of the shorts in XL to match my black Lauren as they didn’t have any white in stock.
Images courtesy of Freya
The Lauren is a great lingerie drawer staple – it’s a simple, unfussy set which has no frills or fancy bits that might show under clothing.
At Leia Lingerie I tried various sizes but ended up in the 30K. I went for the same size at the Eveden event.
The cups are made from a lovely soft slightly ridged material and there is a cute bow on the central gore. The fully adjustable straps are lovely and wide which made them really comfortable for all day wear and the band fastens with three rows of three hooks and eyes.
This style ended up being a partial success for me. While I loved the look and feel of this bra it gave me slightly more coverage than I like. The sides came up very high under my arms so it wasn’t as comfortable as some of my other bras.
However the main problem I had was the central gore. It simply would not sit flat on my sternum, no matter how much I tried to readjust it. I think I would have done better in a 30KK or even an L but Freya bras only go up to a K, which is fantastic for the vast majority of people but sadly not for me. The wires seemed to be thicker than other Freya bras so perhaps this is something they are trying out to see if it provides more support.
I found the separation between the cups in the centre was also rather too much for my liking. Had I been able to get this bra in a larger cup I would have tried this technique to reduce the separation but it’s not something I’ll be able to try on this occasion.
The shorts were also a partial success. They fitted really well (I usually struggle with the matching Freya briefs as they often come up too small on my generous posterior!), looked very nice on and felt really comfortable at first. However, after walking round in them for a few minutes and posing for the above photos I got the feeling that I would soon be in ‘wedgie’ territory – not a good look! Perhaps this would improve with wear as the shorts would fit and shape to my body somewhat.
As with all Freya lingerie I have tried, the materials used are superb quality and feel so soft to the touch. Unfortunately I couldn’t get the fit right with this one but I will wear it around the house as it’s still comfortable and practical for such a purpose.
If you are looking for a straightforward, sophisticated bra then this the Freya Lauren is a great option for you.
See what Georgina thought of the Lauren here.