Large Cup Bra Review – Freya Ivy
Even though it’s January now and everyone’s slowly opening up shop again, I’m hanging on to Christmas by it’s last glittery thread. My beautiful tree is still here standing proudly in front of me with my very retro paper chains still very much in place (bar the odd naughty one that keeps unfastening a loop and falling down.) It’ll all have to be packed away for another 11 months come the weekend, so it’ll be very sad… and completely refreshing! The house will suddenly look bare but so much more spacious!
If you’re like me, reluctant to say goodbye to Christmas yet, or you just dread the grey and slow month that is January, Freya’s Ivy collection is probably worth checking out. Boasting colour and lace in firecracker red, glowing berries against a contrasting blue and green base of ferns, Ivy is the most festive nod to the season.
At first I wasn’t sure if I liked Ivy, I couldn’t decide if it was too brash, too full on. But then I realised how clever it is and how well the colours work and actually brighten your mood. Ivy isn’t a Christmas bra but delivers the same feeling of the season – vibrancy and awe.
Ivy is the same construction and fabrication of Spring/Summer’s Ellie. I loved Ellie but ended up struggling with the size which was a 30GG. I decided to try Ivy in a 28H, as I recently found fit success with 28H Freya Gem, and it’s the best size.
I really like the fit; the balcony cups feel extremely supportive and encasing, and the three set hook and eye fastening was a good decision. The straps are like a woven criss-cross pattern than the more conventional diamond pattern, and I prefer it to the latter. I would like to see the straps a little narrower, as I can’t help but feel humungously wide straps spoil an otherwise young and modern bra. A couple of mms less in width would be interesting.
I got a matching thong with the bra in a size S which is about a 10. It’s easy to wear in a very light fabric and the red lace runs all the way around the waist band.
Does the colour of Ivy work for you? Do you think it’s too bright and in-your-face, or is it a welcome spirit lifter at this time of the year?