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Full Bust Video Review: Freya Piper Longline


The Freya Piper Longline has been on the top of my wishlist since February, when I first laid eyes on it's modern coral, grey, and black color combinations at Curve. Unfortunately, the only other longline I've tried (the Freya Nieve) was both too big in the band and too small in the cups. I was wonderfully surprised at the superior fit of the Piper. Just like my video review of the Cleo Rihanna, I included a show/tell half and a sequel rocking the bra. Check it out:




This is a bit of a side note, but a few months ago, Freya Lingerie ran a blogger competition. To enter, contestants had to create a mood board for a style from their upcoming collections. I picked the Piper. I didn't win, but I thought I'd include my little collage for fun.


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11 Comments

  1. I reslly like your video reviews. I get the opportunity to view the bras up close, more close then on a website. The only website I like as much for bra study is Her Room. I see a big difference in the cup sizes, you might note the size with a tape measure.
    I really like the white and blue, the colors are very pretty, the blue alone is beautiful. Is the fabric cotton ? With the stitching, it looks like a quilted fabric. Awesome video !

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  2. I had the same issue with my Nieve re: the centre gore. I know that bra fits small (smaller than its modern counterparts, apparently) and that it is seriously demi. Glad to hear that the newer versions are somewhat better constructed, without losing their sassy appeal. Your reviews are excellent. I would definitely refer to them before buying a new bra for feedback...

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  3. your reviews are fantastic! buying bras in my size (30G-ish) is such a pain when there are no stores nearby to try them on - great to hear about fit without having to go through an entire order/return process.

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  4. AGREED. Especially living overseas (with most full bust bras come from the UK or Europe), shopping is a nightmare. I'm glad I could help, Abbi!

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  5. Thanks, K-Line! Hopefully, I save somebody some money/inspire others to figure out which styles might work for them. I don't know what it is about these longlines, hopefully it's just that we need a smaller band or larger cup construction. Definitely looking forward to trying out the 28" backs when they debut.

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  6. Thanks, Vicki! What a great idea - next time I'll get my trusty tape measure out. Unfortunately, no. The Freya Longline is 58% poly and 42% nylon. :|

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  7. So I picked up this longline and another freya one (Carys I think) in a 30G since (amazingly) Nordstrom had them in stock in a store nearby earlier. It seemed to me like a 30GG would fit better if it existed, but the saleswoman said that since I was not totally filling out the bottom of the cup the fit would improve after it breaks in a bit...have you found this to be the case? I'm debating whether she was just trying to make a sale and I should return the bras, or if I should return them and then order on Figleaves for $20 less each!

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  8. Hey Abbi, that's great that you found stock in a US store. I think I know what she's referring to...In the Freya longlines, I've had some bottom depth that hasn't "worked itself out" I'd say. That's another reason I wanted to highlight the center gore issues I had in my review since I think they're connected. I've always chalked it up to being the fact that all around, I could do better with a 28 band, but it could be that these cups are slightly shallow.

    When cups are too shallow, it pushes the breast tissue up and many women end up not "filling out" the bottom of the cup while simultaneously spilling out of the top (maybe the reason you think the 30GG would've worked better?). I have this problem with 28" bands with shallow cups so it could be that Freya's longline cups have this feature.

    A long winded answer, but I hope this helps! :)

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  9. Interesting! Thanks for the tips. I found that the Carys fits much better over all (none of that "not filling the bottom"). The straps on it are fantastically soft as well, so of the two I think I'll still with that one for now and return the piper (sadly since it is so cute). thanks again!

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