Bra: Freya Mimi plunge balconette bra.
Product description: supportive underwired mesh pink bra overlayed with soft pink lace and striking butterfly and floral embroidery. Delicate pink ribbons at the side and straps.
My size: 30FF.
Fit: I’ve been trying out this bra on and off for the past week or so, mostly because of the good weather we’ve been having, and it’s both a nice-fitting bra and a lovely colour to match a vest or strappy top. The one thing I’ve noticed is how firm the underwiring is on the cups, and there’s very little movement between the two cups when it’s on – which isn’t a bad thing, as it helps keep everything firmly in place. The shoulder straps are slightly wider than some of my other bras, but this serves to help the overall shape and feel of the bra. I recently dropped a band size (from 32FF to 30FF/G), so I’ve been keen to try out new bras in my size, and I was concerned that I would struggle to get bras to fit me properly – but this one fitted perfefctly first time.
Materials: a mix of polyamide and Elastane, with single-lined cups (the bottom half of the cups are double-lined) and firm underwire. Mesh to the side-panels with bow detail to the centre and straps. The straps are wide, thick and smooth on the underside.
Colour: pink and light red throughout the entire set with a variety of flowers and butterflies embroidered.
Comfort: I’ve mostly been trying this bra while out shopping in the recent summer sun we’ve been having, or sitting around in the back garden. While it’s a firm fit, it’s quite comfortable on – Freya bras tend to be like this; they’re among the best quality bras you can buy and they rarely disappoint. The thing I’ve loved most about this bra is that it works well with almost any colour of summer top, vest, strappy or strapless. I haven’t once felt self-conscious about the soft pink colouring and tapered straps showing. The light mesh is also quite breathable, so even after a day in the sun, I didn’t feel like I had been sweating through the bra the whole day.
Occasion: this is another ideal bra for wearing under a strappy top or a vest-top during warm, summer weather. It would also match a light dress or top.
Value: Being a Freya bra, you’re going to pay slightly more for this one than bras like the Curvy Kate range, but you can be guaranteed of top quality, comfortable fit and long-lasting use. If you have the spare cash and you want a really gorgeous summer bra, this is the one to get.
Cost: £21.95 at Brastop.com and avalable in D-F cups while stocks last.
Rating: 4 out of 5.