Fearne Balconette Bra in Black by FreyaBlackFreyahttps://www.bravissimo.com/products/fearne-bra-fy267/#black-fy267blkFearne has been a hit with lots of Bravissimo girls for its great shape, excellent support and super soft lace. It's a really pretty bra that is still practical for everyday wear.FY267BLK
Fearne Balconette Bra in Nude by FreyaNudeFreyahttps://www.bravissimo.com/products/fearne-bra-fy267/#nude-fy267nudFearne has been a hit with Bravissimo girls for its great shape, excellent support and super soft lace. A pretty bra that is practical for everyday wear.FY267NUD
I haven't been able to find a Freya bra that fitted properly but having gone down a size to 28F from my usual Panache 30E this is a nice everyday bra, light and very comfortable. Fit is very different from my usual Panache styles it is lighter, lower in the front which is great, and for some reason gives a lovely rounded shape while only being a three part cup. The nude isn't really a true nude since it does show through a white t shirt but I really like it as it feels so much lighter on than the Panache styles but still gives great support, and make no mistake I may be small for a Bravissimo customer but I do need support! The straps could do with more adjustment but I have found I am able to adjust them into the patterned part of the strap. Time will tell.
I have decided to only buy Freya in future, they are so comfortable and never pinch under the arms.
Had high hopes of this initially but after a two or three wears have found that it is not supportive enough to be comfortable for more than a few hours. It's something to do with the band around the body which starts to cut into me after a few hours despite the 36HH seeming quite loose. Had hoped it would be like the Mimi which I love. Disappointed.
Hopefully this will be a good work alternative to faithful Tango although not quite as fully supportive. Not as pretty as the Marcie (my other fav) but I don't find that suitable for work as rather forward projecting! Comfort-wise Fearne feels OK - seems to give a quite rounded shape which I prefer to the 'missile' effect I get with Floris or the full 'shelf- like' uplift effect I get with Jasmine! The fabric is OK - feel I may tear the lace part of the cup with the adjusting that has to go on during the day. The sizing does seem on the generous side on the band but I haven't sized down. I have tightened straps a lot - but so far so good. Will order the other colourway if comfort prevails. The briefs were OK but all matching briefs seem expensive for what they are... so didn't buy.
To give some context, I usually wear a 40J or 38JJ, or as close to either as I can get. But 40J is my ideal, perfect fit. When I read reviews noting this bra is a little on the large size in the band, I figured I'd be safe in a 38J, something that would usually be slightly too small for me. Honestly, I should've bought a 36 band. And if this bra came in JJ or K cups, I would return the one I have now and exchange it for that size. I need to wear the 38 back on the tightest hook, and frankly even then it's not as tight a fit in the band as I would prefer. Other than that, the bra fits okay. I wouldn't call it especially supportive, especially not compared to other bras I've bought here, but that could just be because of how oversized the band is, and because the padded straps make it hard to tighten them past a certain point. I recommend taking the time to try this on in-store, if you can get to one, or order at least 1, if not 2, band sizes below your usual.
Love it! Comfortable, as I always find Freya balconette bras. Good shape, excellent support, and very pretty with very soft lace. I bought both the colours plus matching shorts and will buy any other colours if they appear. As another reviewer said the nude is not quite plain enough to work under a white t-shirt but still works under any fairly pale tops. More please!
Love it! Comfortable, as I always find Freya balconette bras. Good shape, excellent support, and very pretty with very soft lace. I bought both the colours plus matching shorts and will buy any other colours if they appear.
Great fitting style with such a great fit. Definitely buying the nude colour. Suitable for everyday but it's still so pretty!