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Rio Balcony Bra
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rating Size: 38H

Love this bra! Its my favorite fit... although the metal straps might irritate you from time to time... mrsmcdonald2006 from Brooklyn,ny
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: September, 2010
rating Size: 30D

nice bra jennifer from reno Nevada
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: September, 2010
rating Size: 38DD

Sized appropriately, good fit. Material a little scratchy and it shapes you up and out...way out. If you want to minimize, don't choose this style. Otherwise, it's an okay bra because the fit is true to size.

Freya Response: Freya is known for its lift and support. The fabric gets softer as you wash and wear this bra. As the fabric softens you still get the “up”, but the “out” becomes a gentler shape. Sue from Rochester, NY

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: July, 2010
rating Size: 34H

The bra is very sturdy and is great quality. However, the fit was not right for me as the band was too tight and the fabric does not have alot of give to it. Usually 34H fits perfect but usually I wear bra' with a little more stretch in the fabric. I love love love fantasie smooth cup balcony bras :)

Freya Response: You’re right the fabric used in Freya 3510 has very little mechanical stretch. It’s built for ultra-firm support. If you found the band was a bit too tight, you can always try a band size up (36H) which would also give you more room in the cup. (Don’t ever be afraid to go up or down in the band or the cup! We call it “finessing the fit”.) Every brand and even styles within that brand run slightly differently, and sometimes we have to adjust accordingly for that perfect “custom” fit. Molly

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: July, 2010
rating Size: 30FF

This bra gave me a nice shape and good lift. The wire on the sides seems to go up a little high on me and was slightly poking me under my arm, but maybe that is because I am petite? I adjusted the straps hoping that would help, and it seemed to help a little. I also thought it ran just a little large in the cup. In the Freya plunge bras, I am a 30FF, but I think I could probably wear a 30F in this bra. I am hoping that with a few more wearings and washings that it will be more comfortable. Overall, I am happy with the bra and will probably purchase another one in a 30F. Allison from Las Vegas, NV
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: July, 2010
rating Size: 32F

I never thought I'd find a bra to fit my cup size that would look attractive, have only two clips, and would allow me to wear tank tops without bra showing. This is the one! Sarah from Lincoln, NE
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: June, 2010
rating Size: 32G

Fits very well. Great coverage. I am a small frame but a large cup and this works very well for me. G from NY, NY - USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: June, 2010
rating Size: 34H

Bummer...such a beautiful bra...this bra fit like a dream, but the material was too scratchy underneath my arms.

HerRoom Response: Sometimes the fabric has sizing in it to make it easier to sew. This comes out after a few washings, and the fabric softens up. sbe from usa

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: May, 2010
rating Size: 30GG

It's not easy to find an attractive bra when you're a 30GG, especially when none of the big department stores seem to stock anything for my size. Whenever I have tried in the past to purchase a bra online, it has never been a success. But this bra is fabulous. It fits like a glove, supports me, is comfortable, and has an urban, cool look. I'm really delighted and will be buying more in the future. duckface from Los Angeles, USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: May, 2010
rating Size: 32F

It is very difficult for me to find a bra that fits, given that I have a small rib cage but very large breasts. Usually the bras have giant straps that prevent me from wearing sleeveless or wide or low necks--not this one. It fits but is actually attractive! I don't know how Freya did it. Sarah from Lincoln, NE
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: April, 2010
rating Size: 34F

It's fabulous! could not believe how well it fit and adjusted properly... gives me a nice lift. My first reaction was to purchase another. And when I have the $$....I will. The fit is that nice. It isn't a tee shirt bra due to the pattern (unless you don't mind that look) but under other button shirts it's very attractive. This is one of my favorites! Bobi from Florida
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: April, 2010
rating Size: 34F

Good fit, and very pretty! Joy from Madison, MS, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: April, 2010
rating Size: 34E

Fabulous. I love the profile I get with this bra. A lot of bras, especially molded cups, seem to flatten me out a bit, and make me wider. This one gives emphasis to my waist and provides me with great lift. Also, I don't worry if it peeks out occasionally because the lace is cute. Michelle from CA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: April, 2010
rating Size: 36H

Great fit. Excellent delivery service. Orangetta from Milwuakee
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: March, 2010
rating Size: 34G

I loved the fit in front. Finally I fit in the cup no smash and the band fit around my back with out riding up. The bad news is that although it looks pretty I would much rather have a wider band with 3 or four hooks to provide a little back support the weight of the front pulling on one rib makes the bra uncomfortable. Still looking for a 34g with more than two rows of hooks. Even a second band higher up coming off the leotard back would be better than nothing.

Freya Response: Support doesn’t come from the amount of hooks provided, but from the entire “body” of the bra. Usually we need more support around the torso, and a wider band would definitely help. The band should feel like a firm hug. You might want to try some of our Fantasie bras, perhaps a style like Elodie 2182 with a fuller cup, and a bit more width in the band… -very secure and supportive! If you really want a fantastic bra with “guts” and a wider band, she might want to try Caitlyn 8030 in the Elomi brand: Ultra supportive! The band is considerably wider for ultimate comfort and support, but it still tapers down to two hooks (leotard back). MEL from Southern NJ

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: April, 2010
rating Size: 32FF

This bra gives the best support I've ever experienced. Also, the straps sit toward the outer shoulder, rather than in the grooves made by other bras. Fits to a tee!! Sherry from Pittsburgh, PA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: January, 2010
rating Size: 36F

I don't usually purchase lingerie online, but this was a great buy! True to size - great fit and support and shape. Dana from Anchorage, AK
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: January, 2010
rating Size: 30e

Well fitting, supportive full coverage bra from Freya. The problem is that the middle seam has a tendency to cut across the breast tighter than the top, causing a seam on tight shirts. Otherwise the bra is very well fitting and supportive.

HerRoom Response: Your symptom of having a "cut" across your breast is a sure sign your cup size is too small. I'd suggest going up a cup size.

Freya Response: Two things that may help this customer, she may need a larger cup because of the comment about the top of the breast. Another idea is the Freya Deco 4234 which is a FABULOUS seamless bra and it may be just what this customer is looking for. clueless from Los Altos, CA

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: December, 2009
rating Size: 36GG

I LOVE this bra! I usually don't order online but I just got this bra today and I am impressed. I just spent 2 hours trying on all of my favorite dresses and tops with this bra under it. Freya knows how to make a bra. It's light weight and there are only 2 hooks (I haven't worn a bra with 2 hooks since jr. high!) on a 36GG! The cups do "point", but it's not 1950's starlet cones, the bra creates a nice shape that slims the torso by holding breasts in a forward position rather than flattened and pushed out to the side, which tends to make me look bulky and top heavy. Also what I really like is that this bra has a low profile. It doesn't come up to meet my armpits so it doesn't show under sleeveless tops. One last thing, the bra fits me like the bra fits the model. What tends to happen as a bra is sized larger it looks more matronly though it's the same general style this is not the case here and I love it. Rhonda from Chicago, IL
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: December, 2009
rating Size: 34GG

This bra is lovely. Fits me perfectly and looks great. The only problem is that the straps slip off my shoulders very often. Carrie from Cazadero, CA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: November, 2009
rating Size: 34GG

FINALLY!!!! This bra not only actually fits (34GG) it holds me where I want to be, does not have 8 hooks across the back, looks nice and does not slide, jump, creep or require any readjusting as the day goes on. I would give 5 stars except for the (Very high) price and the fact that my color choices are white, black and beige. If you are well endowed and struggle with support, try this one out. As I told my man, "The Eagle has landed and the girls are happy!" Lydia from Torrington, CT
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: November, 2009
Size: 30G

Addendum -- I've had problems with my new 30G Rio bra (nude color). I've only worn it a handful of times, maybe 4. And tonight, for no reason, the underwire popped through the fabric at the center gore. Why? It seemed to fit well enough. The white 30G I've had for 2 years is still going strong, and the fabric around the ends of the underwire seems very sturdy. Comparing the two bras, I noticed that the cloth containing the underwire differs between them. The white one has a nice, heavy, soft felt-ish material, and much smaller stitches. The nude one has a thinner, more chafing, more spandex-y material, and stitches twice the size of the ones on my older bra. It also has a few loose threads already. And it's 1/2" longer in the band than the white one. What's going on? Why does the new bra seem not only less supportive, but overall as if it's more cheaply made? If I were to order another white one, would it be made of the better materials again, and have a tighter band? I adore my old 30FF black and 30G white Rio bras, and would be very happy to buy more, but I don't want to if they've changed their materials and measurements for good.

HerRoom Response: Thank you for this additional feedback. It has been forwarded on to Freya for review. Their initial response was surprise since they had not heard this before. But, they are looking into it further. Again, thank you for this feedback. Anne from PA

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: November, 2009
rating Size: 30G

Now that I've been wearing bras that FIT me for the past 2 years (thank you, HerRoom!), I can conclusively say that this has become the bra by which I measure all other bras. It's got great support, great shape, is thin and lightweight (the last thing I need is padding to make my chest look *bigger*), stands the test of time and many washings, the straps stay where you tighten them, and the band hasn't lost its elasticity. Also, I'm not overly fond of bows and pearls, so the little metal 'buckle' in the center is just to my taste. It may seem a little 'pointy' at first, but it soon relaxes into a more rounded shape after you wear it once or twice. One odd thing -- the Rio bras I just bought seem to have looser bands than the ones I bought in the same size band (30) a couple of years ago. The old ones, I started on the loosest hooks and gradually tightened as the fabric loosened. These ones, I had to wear on the tightest setting right away. It's possible that I lost weight in my ribcage, but I think I've gained it, overall -- I've definitely gone up from a FF to a G cup. There seems to be a *touch* less support on the sides, as well, but I don't know if that's just because I'm in a roomier cup and the wire goes farther back against my side. Anne from PA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: October, 2009
rating Size: 34E

The seams are too visible thru clothing for me. KRISTY from SANTA ROSA VALLEY, CA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: October, 2009
rating Size: 32FF

This is a great-fitting bra with a modern look. The geometric lace is very sturdy and creates a nice, structured shape. The support is outstanding. Fit is true to size. Katie from Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: June, 2009
rating Size: 30E

The material is itchy and a bit stiff for me. It is a beautiful bra, but I don't find it comfortable at all. The style is a full cup style, the top part is a little flimsy to me. I guess it is not a right bra for me. Gotta return it. LS from San Diego, CA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: May, 2009
rating Size: 34FF

I have five of this particular style. Although I like the bra when it is new I find that after a number of hand washes, the cup breaks down and does not hold me as well. Also the straps have frayed and the back seam has opened on one of the bras. The clips at the back do not always hold and often one becomes undone. I still do like the style. Marie from Guelph Ontario Canada
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: May, 2009
rating Size: 30D

Update! After a month now I'm finding that I love the Rio more and more. It's comfortable, and really molding to my shape. After purchasing a variety of different bras now, the Rio has become my go to bra for around the house (I don't tend to wear it out because I favor tight tops, and the Rio is not a t-shirt bra!). However, it has stretched out quite a bit, as I'm now wearing it on the tightest hook. As for my earlier comment on side "spillage," I now realize that in Freya/ Fantasie I need a 28DD, not a 30D and I think this would eliminate the problem I was having. I've found the 28DD on a British site, but I wish HerRoom would stock it because I much prefer to order from a local business! :) Megan from Dallas area, TX
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: April, 2009
rating Size: 30D

After years of wearing a 32 C/D I'm finally testing out the waters with a 30 band size, and what a diference it makes! No more shoulder pain! That being said, I'm just learning what brands/styles work for me. I've always done well with a balcony/demi bra because I tend to be very heavy under my arms, and quite flat on top when it comes to my breast shape. The Rio bra does give me a nice rounded shape (not pointy like some less structured bras); however, I'm not completely supported underneath the arms, and there is a little spillage, but not enough so that the bra doesn't 'fit.' It is posible that I'm between a D and DD in Freya, but I can tell that I would not fill out a DD in the top part of this bra as there is already a slight pucker on the left top side of my breast. Overall a nice product, but maybe not the best for those of us with side heavy breasts. Megan from Dallas area, TX
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: March, 2009
rating Size: 34G

This is a very comfortable bra, giving a very pretty outline. However, I sent it back as the back buckles and the little decorative buckle on the front of the bra appeared to be damaged. The finish - which is meant to be a silvery or stainless look - was mottled, and kind of weathered-looking. I don't think it was part of the intended design. If not for that, I think this is a nicely fitting bra and would be good for everyday shirts/t-shirts and sweaters. Alicia from Chicago, IL
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: February, 2009
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