The lingerie cult: the Deco by Freya / Alusvaatteiden aatelia: Freyan Deco

21 Apr

Hi there gals, and happy weekend! I hope you have had a great one so far. 🙂 My past week has been amazing, I have loved to answer your comments which are more than welcome and I have done so many fun things including a job interview at H&M and discussing blog co-operation with a Finnish lingerie webstore Lumingerie.  The job interview went well and tomorrow’s the third part of the interview which I’m looking forward to so much after a couple of weeks just studying at university. I resigned myself three weeks ago so it’d be awesome to get back to work asap. Anyway! I had a really nice and lovely chat via e-mail with Lumingerie’s Mervi who kindly send me a couple of bras of my own choice to review for you guys. The bras came in just one day after ordering which was really helpful since I’ve been wearing them to get a real feel of them both for proper reviews.

The two bras I got were ones that I had been eager to try on for a long time. The first was Freya’s cult bra Deco (Honey) and the other was praised and beloved Panache’s Jasmine. I actually had a bit of prejudice towards Deco since I know it’s not for all types of breasts and mine are pretty tricky with really deep necklines. After failing with Curvy Kate’s Elegance (which I can review for you later) I thought the Deco would be a hopeless case. Until I got it on.ImageImage

The cleavage! The lift! The shape! I was struck by the fact that for once in my life I had a bra that made me look like Kim Kardashian. And I NEVER have cleavage! I mean, like ever. My boobs have always been more on the sides of my torso than in the front of it and that is why most my bras have left them looking a bit like east-west, if you know what I mean? Curvy Kate’s soft cups which are my everyday go-to bras have always given me very natural look, so as some of my fellow bloggers would say: in those bras they look like my boobs but better.  Others like Smoothie and Marcie which are my absolute favourites make my breasts look really good but still they lack the appearance of great cleavage which I’d prefer especially with lower cut dresses on nights out.  Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want my boobs to be stared at, for godsakes I have a boyfriend, but for my confidence cleavage is always a plus.

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When I was opting for the size I’d like to try on I went for 28G since my boobs have grown a bit during the past two months or so (yes, they do that still after my 20’s..). There are some rumors that Decos run big in cup but for me going for the G’s was the right move. This means I’m currently in the 30FF/28G size range. For some gals with lower fullness the Deco can indeed be a tough one to find the right fit ad therefore some of you might consider going down a cup size. In my case I found the bra quite true to size, though a bit different than the unpadded styles of Freya which I have in 28FF. The 28 band was nice and firm but at first it was so tight is was a bit uncomfortable to wear for several hours. To me this bra needs a bit longer break-in period.

I think this bra’s assets are its oomph-affect and shape. It is wearable almost under everything because of its smooth appearance and that is what makes it an everyday bra. However some of you might find it a bit more suitable for nights out since it’s definitely not a bra too modest because of the cleavage it gives you. For me this is a great asset since I don’t like the idea of my bra showing too much under my clothes and the low center gore makes you at ease with cleavage-y dresses. I don’t mind a peek here and there but sometimes you just want to look classy, especially with dresses and shirts that have low necklines. If I’d have to say something bad about Deco it would probably just be the mild skin irritation it gives me near the armpits. However, this is mostly because of my skin and it happens almost always when wearing bra that comes that high up. Otherwise Deco Honey is looks- and fitwise a great bra.

This bra was sent me by Lumingerie for review purposes. However this does not affect on my opinion on the bra and my reviews will always be honest and true.

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Moikka moi sinne! Mulla on ollut ihan mieletön viikko, kiitos ihanien kavereiden, mukavan työhaastattelun ja tietenkin uusien rintsikoiden. 🙂 Lumingerie -verkkokaupan Mervi laittoi mulle tulemaan parit itselleni mieluisat liivit, jotka saapuivatkin jo heti seuraavana päivänä tilauksen lähettämisestä. Huippua, että myös Suomessa on alusvaateverkkokauppoja, sillä itseäni ainakin ärsyttää lähetellä britteihin aina takaisin ostoksia ja vekslata niiden postimaksujen ja lähetysaikojen kanssa. Lumingerien valikoimasta valitsin jo kulttiklassikoiksi muodostuneet Freyan Decon ja Panache Superbran Jasminen. Molempia olen päässyt käyttämään jo ja pakko kyllä sanoa, että ovat aivan ihania vaikkakin kovin erilaisia.

Decosta valitsinkin sitten koon 60G, sillä rintavarustukseni päätti taas kasvaa vielä teinivuosieni jälkeenkin. Mahtavaa. No, joka tapauksessa kokoveikkaus osui oikeaan ja kuuskymppinen ympärys on jo alkanut tuntua suhteellisen mukavalta muutaman käyttökerran jälkeen. Teinkin teille pienen videon, jossa arvostelen liivit perusteellisemmin.

Tämä tuote on lähetetty Lumingeriestä arvostelutarkoitukseen. Tämä ei kuitenkaan vaikuta mielipiteeseeni tuoteesta vaan arvostelen jokaisen tuotteen rehellisesti lukijoitani kunnioittaen. 

13 Responses to “The lingerie cult: the Deco by Freya / Alusvaatteiden aatelia: Freyan Deco”

  1. Bra Nightmares April 21, 2013 at 8:13 pm #

    Voi vitsit, täällä on ollut suomalainen rintsikkablogi näin pitkää enkä ole ollenkaan hoksannut! Tervetuloa bloggaamaan rintsikoista! Blogisi näyttää loistavalta. 🙂 Onko mun blogi sulle tuttu? Olen tuskaillut NIIN pitkään, kun olen Suomessa yksin tän aiheeni kanssa… 😀

    • sophie April 22, 2013 at 1:03 pm #

      Joo täällä ollaan! 😀 Varmaan ollut vaikeampi löytää kun en ole tähän mennessä kirjoittanut suomeksi. Sun blogi on kyllä tuttu, olen seuraillut sitä mielenkiinnolla jo jonkin aikaa ja se löytyykin mun blogin sivupalkin listasta. Jäähän seurailemaan, mulla on tulossa paljon arvosteluja ja muita kivoja juttuja tulevaisuudessa! 🙂

      • Bra Nightmares April 22, 2013 at 2:45 pm #

        Joo, odotan innolla! Loistava ajatus muuten tuo videopostausten tekeminen suomeksi. Kivaa, jos teet suomenkielistä sisältöä jatkossakin! Oletko/onko sun blogisi muuten fb:ssä? Jos olet, pyydä ihmeessä mua kaveriksi. Siellä on nimittäin tosi kiva ja kätevä tutustua ja verkostoitua muiden bloggaajien kanssa!

      • sophie April 24, 2013 at 6:39 am #

        Teen varmasti suomeksi ainakin lyhennelmiä ja noita videopostauksia koska mulla on nykyään kuitenkin eniten lukijoita suomesta 🙂 Olen itse fb:ssä mutta blogini ei vielä ole. Varmaankin sekin sinne ilmaantuu kun vaan on tarpeeksi lukijoita ja kiinnostusta 🙂

      • Bra Nightmares April 22, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

        Ai niin, ja jaoin blogisi FB-sivullani, kun olen niin innoissani uusista suomalaisista rintsikkablogeista. 🙂

  2. Vesta April 22, 2013 at 3:05 pm #

    I have similar reservations about Deco as you had. It looks great on you though, as far as we can tell under that tshirt! 🙂 I keep wanting to try it, but plunge bras are usually too open at the front to keep my breasts contained.

    • sophie April 24, 2013 at 6:40 am #

      You should definitely give it a try! To me it felt like a miracle when it fitted so you never know how it’ll fit your boobs 🙂

      • Vesta June 7, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

        I got a Deco in black,as I needed a basic black plunge for some outfits. I really cannot see what the fuss is about, it probably works for many people, but for me it is just a boring black bra. 🙂 It gives me the same cleavage that Smoothie does. I am full in the middle, so it is usually easy for me to achieve cleavage, so I guess nothing magical about Deco for me! Size wise – I bought 30G, because my preferred 28GG is not made. Band is definitely a bit too big for me, and the cups are exactly spot on. I definitely did not need to size down in the cup, like others did. I actually would have preferred slightly bigger cup on my bigger boob, but the smaller boob had a bit of gaping at the top, nothing major, so I guess 30G is the optimum for me in this bra. At first everything is contained, but after a while my boobs settle into the middle and start bulging out. To me, this will be an occasional bra for the outfits that require a plunge or a black bra, as I don’t have another black one.

  3. BraBerliner April 26, 2013 at 8:01 pm #

    Congratulation, you’ve nice and interesting blog about fitting. I saw it on bra nightmares blog and I’m excited about your fresh style to post. I for my part have a blog about looking for bras for men with gynecomastia. So I’m open for some news and tips to find well supporting bra for men who have same problem as me. Wish you have fun with your blog.

    Regards from Berlin
    BraBerliner

    • sophie April 30, 2013 at 8:29 pm #

      Thanks! Your blog is very interesting too, and especially one of a kind. Keep going! 🙂

  4. sophie June 26, 2013 at 7:16 pm #

    Vesta: Clearly it’s not THE bra for everyone. Sounds like you’d need a 30GG or maybe it’s just that you’re breasts are a bit more close-set than mine. I recall Cheryl at IIYC had the same problems as you did?

  5. Vesta July 5, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

    Ok, having worn Deco on a number of occasions and with a number of outfits, I take back my less than favourable opinion of it. It took some getting used to. But of all my bras, this one is the most practical one and usually saves the day when a little less coverage is required by the outfit or when the fabric is too thin to look good over a seamed textured bra. While I don’t really like to display a lot of cleavage and my tops are usually cut too high to require an extreme plunge, I do love that this bra’s wings sit lower than what I am used to, and it does not show in the sleeveless top armholes. That is a really big benefit for me, as I have a bunch of tops I could not wear without showing my bra, had it not been for the Deco. Size wise – I think 30G (or better yet 28GG, if I could find one) is a good cup size for me. 30GG would most likely be too big. I thought I’d be falling out of this one all the time, but it pretty much stays put all day, and maybe bulges on my bigger breast just a little, which is easily corrected by a quick adjustment. I also found that for me to wear this bra successfully, I do not need to scoop towards the center, instead, I need to let the breasts take up their natural position (wider set). This way cups encase my breasts more securely, even if cleavage level isn’t as high.

    So, the verdict – a must have bra for my wardrobe, not the comfiest one, and not one I would call an everyday bra, but definitely a very functional, practical occasional bra that makes a bunch of my outfits work so much better. So, I am glad I took your advice and tried it out 🙂 Considering getting a nude one too, but not sure if I need it enough to justify the expense, as the black one pretty much fills the niche in my wardrobe…

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Review of Freya Deco in 30GG – Testissä Freyan Deco | Two cakes on a plate - May 26, 2014

    […] Last year I did a round up of dresses and bras that go together really well when the party season ie May/June comes.Now it’s time to talk about festive undercrackers again; I myself have chosen a bet-safe combo of a high-waisted knickers, my Made in Preston dress and a cobolt blue Freya Deco. I recently got this new ss14 shade of Deco from a Finnish D+ lingerie online store called Lumingerie and I have been testing the set a lot lately while attending several low-key cocktail occasions and also on regular working days. I think many of us know how well Deco suits so many different occasions but here is a review of the classic version of it. If you wanna compare it to the little more feminine Deco Honey, feel free to click here for the review. […]

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