I am not feeling well today, but I will try to get my thoughts together and write the review of Freya’s Totally Tartan in a 30J. I had fallen in love with the spring-like plaid a while ago, and wanted to get it so bad, so finally I got the chance!
The design is so cute and playful. There are two little wooden button decorations on the center gore, the usual petite bows where the straps attach, and the colors are so fresh.
My troubles began when I tried to put it on. I wasn’t even able to hook it myself. My husband squeezed me into it somehow. So for the band, I think it runs a bit tight. I had a 30, which is my usual, but I think this fit more like a 28, which is much too snug.
The cups were true to size. However, I found the shape to be something of a “ski-slope” shape (my husband’s observation and terminology) as seen in the picture. I have run into this problem before on the Freya Piper. They have a similar cut, but this was even more drastic! I’m not sure what bust shape this would go with, or if it’s just Freya not really making the large cup sizes right, but I know it doesn’t work with a saggier, full-on-bottom shape like mine. The bottom part of the cups had a good shape, though, and really, I felt like it had good support.
The issue with the fullness in the wrong place for me, however, could be resolved by pinching in about a 1/4″ and the sewing it. But since I haven’t altered any bras yet, I’m a little hesitant to try it and possibly mess something up. (That’s the way me and my sewing machine seem to get along.)
Well, my long-wished-for bra didn’t fit, but it was so cute! The size was a 30J, but I would say it fit like a 28JJ.
Have you tried this bra? Did you have the same fit issues, or was it THE BRA for you?