Review of Freya Deco in 30GG – Testissä Freyan Deco

26 May

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.

The design: Deco is a t-shirt bra with a very low plunging neckline. It’s great under clingy materials and doesn’t show through t-shirts or dresses. I love how great it looks under everything and am very pleased with how Freya changed a little detail recently – they replaced the molded plain edge of the cup with a trimming that should correct the “curving over” effect of the previous models. I feel like it has worked wonderfully for me and there is no fear of the edge curving at all, in fact it’s now completely invisible under most of my clothes.

The colours are always lovely with Decos – I am especially big fan of this cobolt blue version but also adore the Lagoon colourway with its soft fabric and whimsical pattern. I think the blue colour suits so many Finns and is a great basic colour in addition to black and beige. The centre gore and the straps feature little bows that add a little cuteness to the mix and make the bra more feminine. The padding of the bra is quite thick which can put off some people. However, even my mom who hates extra bulk is a devoted fan of Deco for its great shape. I love how round the cups are and the cleavage is a whole another story – it’s truly sensational.

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Fit: I got Deco in my regular size 30GG which is cup-wise at the higher end of the spectrum of the size range. I think the bra fits quite like so many other brands such as Panache and Curvy Kate – the sizing is very British, if that is a proper way to put it. There is no spillage at the centre of the cups and the cups suit very well my full-on-top shape. I would say the fit of the bra is very average overall – average width wires, average deep cups and average size band. I think the band is a lot more stretchy than with my Deco Honey and this way a lot more comfy as well. I however don’t agree with the others saying Deco would run a full band size big in the band, to me it feels more like a true to size 30″.

If I could advise Freya to do something a bit differently, I would say the straps are placed a little too far away from each other. I have pretty wide shoulders but still the straps could have been more centred to avoid any slipping off the shoulders. The wire however was really great for me, not too narrow or wide, not too high in the armpits either.

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Comfort: The Deco is an everyday t-shirt bra but also a popular choice for big celebrations such as matriculation parties here in Finland. For this reason, it needs to be extra comfy and not cause any irritation on your big day. I found the materials to be really nice with the smooth polyester blend that feels great on my skin. However, as said before the strap placement could have been better and I would actually advise to go for the strapless deco if you don’t want to worry about the straps slipping off your shoulders during the celebrations. The wires are pretty flexible meaning the bra is very easy to move around with and doesn’t a cause a feeling of restriction. Also the panties are quite comfy though I could have definitely gone down a size since the Small fits more like a snug Medium. The material of the panties is the same lovely sleek polyester blend as the bra and feels lovely against my skin.

Have you ever tried Deco and if so, how do you like it? Let me know in the comments!

Disclosure: This set was gifted by Lumingerie for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

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Suomeksi: Meillä Suomessa alkaa olla juhlakausi hyvin lähellä ja monet etsivätkin hyviä liivejä juhlamenoja varten – kovassa kulutuksessa ovat erityisesti t-paitaliivit ja olkaimettomat. Viime vuonna tein kevätkesällä postauksia hyvistä mekko- ja rintsikkayhdistelmistä mutta nyt esittelyssä olisi oma tämän kevään suosikkikomboni – Made in Prestonin punainen kynämallinen mekko, muotoilevat alushousut ja Freayn koboltin siniset Deco-liivit. Sain Lumingerielta testiin nuo uutukaiset Decot ja ovat kyllä heti muodostuneet hyväksi vaatekaapin peruspilariksi niin arki- kuin juhlakäyttöönkin.

Freyalla on tapana tehdä Decosta joka kausi uusia malleja ja vähän ehostaa vanhoja – niin suosittu se on ympäri maailmaa. Omassakin lähipiirissä Deco-faneja löytyy, mukaan lukien parhaat ystäväni ja äitini. Deco on todella hyvä perusliivi malliltaan, sillä se tarjoaa sileän pinnan vaatteiden alle sekä syvän pääntien, joka sopii syväänuurrettujen mekkojen ja paitojen alle. Freya on nyt uudistanut Decoa siten, että sen reuna on kokonaan sileän ulkomuodon sijaan varustettu ylimääräisellä nauhalla, jonka pitäisi estää reunan kääntyminen ulospäin liivien ikääntyessä. Itselläni tämä pieni fiksaus on toiminut ainakin hyvin eivätkä liivien reuna näy useimpien vaatteiden alta ollenkaan. Väriltään koboltti on kaunis ja sopii hyvin perusvärien mustan ja beigen rinnalle.

Istuvuudeltaan Deco ei petä tälläkään kertaa. Sen hyvänmittaiset kaarituet, sopiva syvyys ja joustava mutta napakka ympärys tuntuvat juuri oikeilta omalle vartalolleni. Kaarituet tuntuvat keskiverroilta ja pitävät sisällään kaiken rintakudoksen karkaamatta kuitenkaan syvälle kainaloon. Kooksi valitsin oman yleisimmän kokoni 65GG ja se istuu melko samalla lailla kuin muutkin brittimerkkien liivit. Deco on siis istuvuudeltaan hyvin samanlainen verrattuna esim. Panacheen, Curvy Kateen ja Tutti Rougeen.

Decot ovat itselleni hyvin mieluiset liivit niin istuvuudeltaan kuin mukavuudeltaankin mutta olkanauhojen paikkaa Freya voisi vielä vähän miettiä. Vaikka allekirjoittaneelta hartioita löytyykin, tuntuu silti että kauas toisistaan laitetut olkaimet tippuvat välillä päivän aikana. Decosta on onneksi kuitenkin myös olkaimeton versio joka on varmasti oiva juuri juhlakäyttöön eikä olkainten tippumisesta tällöin ole ongelmaa. Materiaalit kaikissa Decoissa ovat kuitenkin todella ihanat ja polyester sekoite tuntuu mukavalta vasten atooppista ihoani.

Alushousut tässä setissä ovat melkoisen reilun kokoiset, joten suosittelisin ottamaan koon pienemmät mikäli mahdollista. Itse valitsin koon S, joka on hieman liian suuri ja tuntuu löysältä etenkin pepun puolelta. Muuten alkkaritkin ovat mukavat ja samaa liukasta pehmeän tuntuista kangasta kuin liivitkin.

Decon löydät Lumingerielta ja toimitusaikakin on vain 1-3 päivää, joten vielä ehtii tilata liivit esim.YO-juhliin tai vaikkapa kesähäihin. Kokohaarukka on liiveissä 60-85 DD-GG, hipsterhousuissa XS-XL.

Onko kukaan vielä päässyt Decoa testaamaan itse ja jos on, niin mitä olette tykänneet? Laittakaa kommenttiboksiin viestiä, olisi kiva kuulla myös teidän mielipide tästä klassikosta!

12 Responses to “Review of Freya Deco in 30GG – Testissä Freyan Deco”

  1. Andra May 26, 2014 at 9:37 am #

    I know it’s got nothing to do with the topic, but what dye do you use for that purple? It’s gorgeous!

    • sophie May 26, 2014 at 9:45 am #

      Haha, no problem! 😀 Always glad to help. It’s called Fantasy Colours and I think the shade is Wild Purple, not sure though if they sell them anywhere else than in Finland.

      • Andra May 26, 2014 at 10:10 am #

        Thank you! They don’t seem to sell it here, but it was worth a try 😀 I’ll just keep on trying the ones that they do sell.

  2. joanna70 May 26, 2014 at 4:01 pm #

    Forgive me for saying so but it looks a tiny bit small in the cup, and I then wonder if that is making the band feel snug. I know I sister size down a band size in this bra. Plus it might be an idea to caveat that the strapless Deco is a different shape, shallower and more closed on top.

    • sophie May 26, 2014 at 4:40 pm #

      I haven’t actually tried the strapless Deco so good that you pointed it out 🙂 I don’t know if it looks like I have spillage with my bigger boob but I can assure you the bra fits really well. I don’t wear badly fitting bras! 😀 And also, the pics can make everything seem a bit off with all the lighting and awkward posing.

    • mysteries1984 May 27, 2014 at 1:18 am #

      I would agree that it looks a touch small, especially in the fourth and the last photos. Maybe a camera timer would give a truer representation.

      • sophie May 29, 2014 at 7:53 am #

        Yeah might be. It’s just that I do have a camera stand but unfortunately I have lost a little piece of it meaning I can’t attach the camera to the stand 😀 But, I will try to work on that.

  3. Miss Shapen May 28, 2014 at 10:03 am #

    Oh my god, you look AMAAAAZING in that bra! I agree that in the pics it looks a touch small, but I definitely know how hard it can be to get the lighting and angles in pictures to show true fit, so I believe you that it’s good (I tend to have the opposite problem, weirdly – quadboob never shows up as distinctly in pictures as it does in real life).

    Anyway. That color against your skin is fabulous. I wish wish wish Decos came in my size. Every time I see one I get more disgruntled about it. 😡

    • sophie May 29, 2014 at 7:57 am #

      Thank you! I don’t understand why they don’t make it in bigger sizes, it’s such a popular style :/

  4. allsfairinloveandlingerie May 28, 2014 at 3:58 pm #

    That color is STUNNING! I’ve had my eye on this Deco for a while now and I think this review sold me. PS on an unrelated note, I’m loving your lipstick shade 🙂

    • sophie May 29, 2014 at 7:51 am #

      Oh thank you! The lipstick is MAC “Neon Orange” btw 😀

  5. mysteries1984 May 30, 2014 at 11:41 pm #

    Maybe if you got someone else to take the pictures it’d be easier, if that’s a possibility? I really enjoy your posts either way, this was just something I noticed in these pics.

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