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Freya Women's Active Soft Cup Sports Bra
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- 69% Polyester, 27% Nylon, 4% Elastane
- Hand Wash
- High performance non-wired bra with full coverage
- Coolmax fabric to wick moisture away from body and feel soft
- Mesh panels for cool comfort and v-shaped insert for maximum separation
- Built-up padded strap for comfort and support
- Inner sling extends to the should strap to enhance support and reduce bounce
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The Freya Active Soft Cup features an inner sling that extends to the shoulder strap, plus a flat bottom band that provides anchorage so you can tackle most sporting activitities without worrying about bounce.
- Package Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B00E61C7V4
- Item model number: Active
- Date first available at Amazon.com: July 18, 2008
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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The first one was Freya Active Soft Cup Sports Bra model #4491 in Jet (black with turquoise). Here's that review:
I ordered this because I wanted a bullet bra and the color didn't matter. I normally wear a 28DD in Freya (non-deco) bras. This one is meant to be extremely tight at first because it's a soft cup bra. It loosens up with use and has four columns of hooks to extend its life for when it stretches out even more. The cups fit perfectly, with internal slings for lift and horizontal seams for bullet bra pointiness. I'm docking a star because the shoulder straps are much too long for petite women (sure, it's an easy alteration, but I shouldn't have to make it at all) and mine had loose threads I would have been unhappy about if I'd paid full price.
The second one I ordered was Freya Active Soft Cup Sports Bra model #4001 in nude. It's size 30E and it fits infinitely better than the smaller version. Note: this bra has 3 rows of 3 hooks, not 4. The straps are still far too long -- the center gore only lies against my chest when I stand up with perfect posture. Slump even a little and it pooches, so I've got to take the straps in to make this wearable.
Again, this is an excellent BULLET BRA. If you have 40s or 50s vintage clothes that need bazooka boobs, this is your bra...assuming you have the breast projection to handle it. If your breasts are shallow, you'll need inserts. (No shame; shallow-busted ladies used them back then, too.)
Re the size, I still generally wear 28DD or 28E bras, depending on make and model. It's a terrible sizing error that I need to go up to a 30E in this model to prevent bruised ribs.
NUDE: This band fits like any other Freya band. Not tight at all. The cup was a lot larger than the white, almost the next size up. I was between sizes, so it worked for me, but might cause issues for some. Cup structure and straps the same. Big difference in the band. Starting from the hooks and not counting the eyelets, the band is about 1 inch larger than the white. The nude and the white both are 3 hook & eyelets high, but the nude has 4 rows of hooks (to make it smaller or larger) and the white only has 3. Eyelets on the white are about 1/4 inch apart, and about 1/2 on the nude. Both sizes function same. Assuming older white style being phased out, order normal Freya band size and consider sizing down in cups if you're between sizes and prefer a tight fit.
WHITE: Band fit TTS for most brands. It didn't fit 1 size large like most Freya bras do, so order 1 band size up if you're used to Freya sizing. I think the cup was about 1/2 size small, but given the unyielding fabric, I thought going a size up might have been too big. And I was buying without trying on, so easier to deal with too small than too big for a sports bra. So cups a little small, but workable. Shape is very 50s, but I'd rather be held in place than look round. Cups encapsulate, no compression. Lots of oomph for a wirefree bra. The shoulder straps aren't really padded, but they're broad so they don't dig in. When I wear it, I don't move while running. Have rejected a lot of sports bras, but this one works.
I do have little plastic things that turn bras into racerbacks, and those tighten the bra so it fits better. The only problem with that is the section of strap that I can attach it to is so low that I can't put them on myself. The band also runs a little tight.
It's still way better than a regular sports bra!
My biggest complaint is that it is very hard to get on by myself because the band fits very tightly, though it is fine once fastened. I suspect this is part of how it supports so well, though! :)
Appears to be true-to-size once it is fastened. If you don't have a helper, I suggest going up a band size (and down a cup size to compensate). So, if you're a 32FF, you might try a 34F.