I tried on six Freya bras (all I could find in my size): Piper, Ada, Faye, Lauren, Rio and Lyla. I couldn't get any good photos of them, but they all gave me the pointy profile that Freya tends to go for, which I am not at all keen on. I never think I look good in a Freya soft-cup bra. The Piper, Ada and Faye were all incredibly comfortable though, but the others were stiff or scratchy.
The Piper, Ada and Faye all fit pretty much the same in an 8FF, with the pointy look, a little bit of gaping in the sheer section on my left boob (my smaller boob) and slight cutting in of the very top of the sheer section but overall acceptable. Freya underwires tend to be narrower (they don't extend as far around the sides of the body but are more u shaped, so they stop sooner) which suits me better.
I found the Lauren to be stiff and uncomfortable, with the side profile very odd. It flattened and made my boobs pointy at the nipple, but then gave my boobs more room at the top, so instead of giving me a flat line from the top of my boob down to the nipple as the others did (kind of like /, but less of an incline) it bulged and then flattened (kind of like (, if you can imagine the bottom of the parenthesis to be where my nipple was). I tried the Lauren in the 10F, the sister size to my actual size of 8FF.
The Rio in 8FF looked like the first three, but it's made of a strange large mesh of some kind that was not at all soft. The Lyla in 10F also looked like the first three but is totally sheer and was very scratchy compared to the soft material of the Piper, Ada and Faye.
I think the Piper is the prettiest and if it was on sale I'd definitely get it, pointy boobs and all. Alas, it was $75.
So, Freya is pretty much a no-go for me unless they're on sale, because they're comfortable but not at all my preferred look and if I'm going to spend $90 on a bra, I want to look great in it as well as feeling great.
|Freya Lyla (images from figleaves.com)|