Product Review: Freya Marvel

Hello Ladies,

A while back, I asked for feedback on which products you wanted to see reviewed the most, and the Freya Marvel was an early contender.  Before discovering the narrow underwires and deep cups of Cleo, Freya matching sets dominated my lingerie wardrobe; however, I found, especially after my breast shape change, that Freya was not as comfortable as Cleo over the lifespan of the bra.  Like a depressing time lapse sequence, my Freya bras faded from the wardrobe to be replaced with quirky printed Cleo styles, but when I saw the Marvel, I knew I had to test it:

Freya Marvel; Sizes 28-38 D-GG, 28-36H; $60.00
Freya Marvel; Sizes 28-38 D-GG, 28-36H; $60.00

Sizing & Fit:  Many Freya unpadded bras sport a similar fit and shape, typically called the plunge balcony or regular balcony bra.  Three-section cups angle toward the center gore, and while the materials change (stretch lace top here, fabric there), the silhouette and fit remains close enough that you can tell it’s Freya.

From Top Left:  Freya Gem 28HH, Freya Ellie 30H, Freya Faye 30H, Freya Arabella 30GG
From Top Left: Freya Gem 28HH, Freya Ellie 30H, Freya Faye 30H, Freya Arabella 30GG

I’m not picking on Freya for this either because many brands employ similar design tactics, but the unfortunate side effect can be that there are entire brands a woman may not be able to wear.  Nevertheless, the Marvel is the first new bra in several seasons to be completely different.  A center vertical seam and supportive side panel offer a rounded, lifted silhouette with excellent forward projection.  In fact, the profile of the Marvel reminds me of the silhouette created by many molded cups, like the Freya Deco, and the shape is fabulous under clothes.  If only it fit . . . .

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