Freya Deco: Bra Review

After meeting some friends last night and the topic of my blog came up for discussion, i was made aware of the fact that I haven’t even done a review of what is (probably) the most loved Freya bras of all time: the Freya Deco!

It may come as a surprise to many that despite this bra being one of Eveden’s best-sellers and a favourite with many full-busted bloggers and girls on forums internet-wide, for me it’s not a good bra.

That’s not to say it’s not a potentially great choice for you, but as a girl with wide set and with breast that have a lower fullness, I don’t get on with this bra at all. It seems to be more suited to girls who have naturally more top heavy boobs or rounded shape.

One of the biggest struggles for me with the Deco is that it’s quite tricky to find a size that fits. I find the band to be rather more generous than many of Freya’s styles, and the cup size feels like a cup size too big. Despite usually wearing a 28FF in styles like the Freya Jolie and Jessica, with the Deco the best fit I’ve found has been the 28F, as shown above.

Those of you looking at the picture may wonder how I can say this is a bad bra for me, and yes when I put it on it does look great, with an unequalled rounded shape, soft fabric and great support, but after a while of wearing it my boobs really ‘settle’ into the cups which results in gaping at the top of the cups and that’s not pretty!

It just goes to show that a bra can work so well for some people but not for others, as full-busted blogger Fuller Figure Fuller Bust swears by the Deco as her favourite bra of all time, and the shape really suits her. You should by no means take my experience with the bra to be a given, and from what I’ve read this bra works wonderfully for so many women, but be aware that for ladies with lower fullness you might not get on with it.

The recent launch of this style in a strapless has also caused a storm and gone down so well amongst customers – and after hearing nothing but good things about the bra (despite not getting on well with the ‘normal’ Deco) I decided to try one on for size and I’m happy to report that it suited my shape much better.

It has been truly amazing the kind of clothes I can wear with my Deco Strapless – a whole range of clothing that before I would have ignored for the fear of strapless styles, however when shopping I now know that my Deco will save me – the perfect amount of padding to add a little structure and a lower cut style to avoid peeking through or showing under lower-cut tops and dresses. A whole wealth of clothes I would have avoided before and now I seem to be stocking up on strapless styles in anticipation for the arrival of my Deco!

When originally buying the 28FF Deco (I was fitted into that size by Bravissimo) I found the band very tight after wearing and so I exchanged it soon after for a 30F which was much better for me. I found the band super tight in the strapless version, particularly when compared to the regular Deco which is rather more slack than your average band.

The only complaints I have ever heard from Deco fanatics is the lack of availability of cup sizes. Whilst no one can deny Freya have a brilliant cup size range, with styles up to a K cup, however the Deco is only available to a GG (which is amazing as far as high street stores go, but the sheer amount of ‘Freya girls’ with a H+ cup surely renders an increase in size range?)

For further discussion of the GG+ Deco, check out Fuller Figure Fuller Bust’s post on the subject.

In the mean time, however, girls up to a GG cup – if you still haven’t got a Deco I strongly suggest you check it out, you will not be disappointed!

Deco rating:

Attractiveness: 6/10

Fit: 4/10

Comfort: 5/10

Styling: 8/10

Support: 5/10

Shape: 10/10

Price vs. Quality: 8/10

Re-purchasability: 2/10

Invest In Your Chest Rating: 5/10

Strapless Deco ratings:

Attractiveness: 5/10

Fit: 7/10

Comfort: 7/10

Styling: 6/10

Support: 7/10

Shape: 7/10

Price vs. Quality: 8/10

Re-purchasability: 7/10

Invest In Your Chest Rating: 8/10

Check out some other great Deco reviews on girls with different shapes by Sophia Jenner and Undercover Lingerista.

** The Freya Deco Strapless bra was gifted as part of my free sets for being a part of the Freya ‘Fitting Talk’ blog. This does not affect my opinion or my write up in any way. All views expressed are my own. **

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19 Replies to “Freya Deco: Bra Review”

  1. Hi! I have some Freya Decos and mine gape at the top of the cups when I lift my arms. I’ve also noticed I have to really tighten the shoulder straps to uncomfortable levels. Have you noticed these problems or is it perhaps a problem with sizing on mine?

    1. I’ve heard a few people have that problem. Are your boobs quite bottom heavy and wide set? I have a little trouble with the Deco sizing as the band runs a tad larger than your average and as I wear a 28 I can’t size down. I also have to get a cup size smaller than usual for a snug fit. Many people on forums etc. suggest to size down both a band and a cup in the Deco to avoid a bit of a fishy fit. I suggest you try this to see if it fixes your problem but if not it sounds like you’d get on better with the Curvy Kate Tempt Me or Elegance for a great push up plunge bra x

  2. Thank you for responding! My boobs are bottom heavy but they’re actually really close together. I’m trying a few other bras. I was definitely wearing too large a band before. If I can’t find anything else I’ll probably go down a band size or two on the deco. Thanks for the plunge bra suggestions, plunges seem to work well for me too.

  3. Yeah, I can’t wear the Deco. I have close-set, wide, and bottom-heavy boobs and have the same problems as Breanne – when I size down a cup I simply leak out of it at the sides. It just doesn’t work for me which is a real shame – and I’m also a true 28; a band which is the equivalent of a 30 just doesn’t cut it. Shame!

    1. Hi Sarahnova thanks for your comment! Yeah I’ve found that since trying the plunge bras from Ewa Michalak I’ve found they suit different shapes much better and often hold my shape much better – I whole heartedly recommend them and they make the equivalent of a 24 or 26 back! x

  4. Recently tried on a strapless Deco in a 32G, which was the biggest cup the store had. I’m a 30H in unpadded Freya bras, but tried the 32 Deco anyway, and I’m glad I did because the band barely did up on the loosest hook. Not sure if this was a one off, or if Freya have changed the backs, but I really couldn’t have sized down. Shame they didn’t have a GG, or this would have been perfect 🙁

  5. I know I’m commenting quite late after the post, but I have the same problem with Deco. What would you suggest as an alternative for bottom-full girls? A bra that has the same effect as Freya Deco but without gaping? I’m 36G btw.


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