Sunday, 18 September 2016

Freya Beau Plunge - A Review

Review of Freya Beau Plunge bra




I don't often review Freya bras as I feel that most of their styles are either too narrow/projected for my shape or too broad/shallow for my shape. The Freya bras I have owned tend to be on the broad/shallow side of the spectrum, hence the Deco Strapless, Deco Soft Cup, and the Deco Half Cup. I went browsing on Bratabase again for some bra swaps and got the Freya Beau Plunge in 28DD. 

Band Size: Typical Freya bra, so good. It's a 28 band that stretches out to 30", which is normal for non-strapless, non-longline Freya bras. I like it this way, because I need 28 bands that run large or 30 bands that run true-to-size or small.

Cup Size: Good. This bra runs true to size in overall cup volume. 

Cup Shape: Okay. At first this bra felt like the Cleo Marcie. However, it is ever-so-slightly more narrow in the cups and ever-so-slightly more projected at the top parts of the cups. In my size range the Cleo Marcie has medium breadth wires, average projection and is made for FOT and/or tall rooted shapes. 

Cup Spacing and Center Gore: Not very good. Even though the distance between the cups is pretty average .625" and the center gore is only 2" high, the wires at the center gore feel really really far apart and really really high.

Color: Alright. I don't mind the candy color.

Verdict: This bra gets only a 50% rating. While it fitted my shape (just barely), it also becomes uncomfortable after a while. I can wear this bra around for a little while but not all day. It best caters to people who have slightly narrow roots, slightly above average overall projection (but immediately shallow), and an FOT and/or tall rooted shape. If you feel like the Cleo Marcie was a good fit you will like this one too.





Friday, 16 September 2016

Parfait Janet unmoulded - A Review

Review of Parfait Janet unmoulded bra





It has been almost two years since I tried on a Parfait bra. I had some bad experiences with the Jeanie (ran large in the cups) and the Charlotte (inconsistent in overall sizing) so I decided to avoid the brand for a while. I got bored of my current bra wardrobe though so I went browsing on Bratabase for some bra swaps and this 30D bra is what I got. 

Band Size: Very good. It's a 30 band that runs slightly small. The band stretches out to 29.5". This is a great buy for people who technically measure as 28 bands but find true-to-size and small 28 band bras to be too small. 

Cup Size: Good. This bra runs true to size in overall cup volume. 

Cup Shape: Almost bad. This bra is almost too immediately shallow and is almost too projected. The top parts of the cups almost cut into my flesh. That being said, it doesn't. It has broad wires, which I like.

Cup Spacing and Center Gore: Very good. The cup spacing is far apart and the underwires come up low at the center gore. 

Color: Alright. I don't mind the silver grey color.

Verdict: This bra gets an 80% rating. It best caters to people who have broad roots, medium height or short roots, with average projection and a conical shape. If you feel like the Cleo Marcie and/or the Cleo Hettie are too narrow in the wires for you, this might work.