Hello dear readers – you may be surprised to see that today’s post is a bra review, after what seems like forever since I posted my last one. Thankfully, it’s a good’un and one of the nicest bras I’ve seen from Freya Lingerie in quite a while – in the form of Freya Tropics.
I roped in a pal to help me with this one as she has recently changed bra size and is somewhat of a Freya Deco junkie so I wanted to help her try something else.
Freya’s soft cup bras are some of my favourites, and memorable previous styles include the Loretta, Babes in the Wood and Zara – they’re just great all-rounders for every day and tend to fit a lot of women pretty well. Regular complaints are the cup shape that they make – if you’re used to a Deco you might be uncomfortable with the more ‘natural’ shape of the balcony soft cup, at least at first.
My model lass – let’s call her Marie – is normally a 30GG in Freya Deco but after some weight loss and gym action wanted some guidance on what size to try next. I suggested the Freya Tropics as I suspected that it might fit similarly to the Freya Loretta or Babes in the Wood as it has a similar look to the cup shape. I find these particular styles work well with soft yet perky boobs which Marie is very lucky to have!
I went for a 30G in this style, as I suspected she may have lost something in the region of two cup sizes, and Decos famously run a little large in the cup. Lucky, the set fit pretty blooming perfectly as you can see. I love it when a plan comes together!
The set really gave wonderful support, gently lifting the bust (and she’s got quite a hefty rack on her!) and giving a lovely shape. It’s true, it’s not the most rounded shape but it’s one of the better shapes I’ve seen from a Freya soft cup – a million miles away from the likes of the Freya Summer or Ingrid styles (you know – that bras which had the most gorgeous prints but gave scary pointy boobs).
We both loved the cute but subtle embroidery detail at the top of the cup, giving a pretty frame to the raspberry sheer panel.
The print is really beautiful, with a raspberry red base and a bright clashing graphic floral print. It’s no secret that I’m a pretty huge fan of a bright contrasting print, and this one is pretty stunning. It’s that perfect balance between cute and sexy for the bedroom or practical for the workplace.
The bra’s a pretty good fit, and fits true to size. The band is a pretty predictable ‘Freya 30 band’, and comparable to the majority of bras from the brand.
I loved how the print is continued around along the bra band – it just adds a nice touch and will be great to wear with those tops and vests which have low sides where you can just see a little peekaboo of bra on show.
Price vs. Quality: 9/10
Invest In Your Chest Rating: 9.5/10