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rating Size: 32GG

insanely supportive for my running workouts! Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2011
rating Size: 30FF

it's super supportive! Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Posted: April, 2011
rating Size: 32D

It's one amazing bra that keeps my chest still during activity AND avoids uni-boob. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2011
rating Size: 30FF

Finally, a sports bra that allows me to run in comfort again! Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Posted: April, 2011
rating Size: 32E

NO BOUNCE EVER. 32DD. Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Posted: April, 2011
rating Size: 36FF

it fits & holds them up Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Posted: April, 2011
rating Size: 34DD

Having a large chest makes it difficult to find a regular bra that fits well, much less a sports bra. I was very pleasantly surprised - this sports bra not only fit well, it prevented almost all bouncing, enabling me to get a great workout without being uncomfortable or worrying about how I would look. I teach exercise classes, so this is very important. I will definitely order more. Anne from California
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: March, 2011
rating Size: 32DD

Great fit. Great support. mary from USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: March, 2011
rating Size: 30E

I now have six of these between 30E and 28F, as I am between band sizes. I have figured out how to deal with the pointiness as much as possible, so I thought I would share it with you all. 1. Wash your bra in warm water. You can either stick it in the machine in a bra bag, or just let it soak in a bucket of warm water. The warmer water helps soften the material much faster. 2. Let the bra hang dry. 3. When it's just *almost* dry, wear it around the house on a snug setting. It will dry very quickly with your body heat while you're wearing it and help speed up the molding process. After doing this once or twice, the bra should more or less conform to your shape. It will always be slightly pointy, but not enough to really matter. The seam will flatten a bit, too, but never really go away. Don't get scared when you try this bra on the first time. It looks really terrible right out of the package, but it won't look like that after round or two of wash and wear. HappyGirl from California
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: February, 2011
rating Size: 30E

I bought this looking for a good under wire support sports bra in a natural color. I will be heading out for military basic training in just over a month and I need something like this. I have a very small and round rib cage and wide, but slightly flatter cup. I bought a 30E and a 30F, just in case. I appear to be between these two sizes. The F cup was wider, and slightly more comfortable, especially on the elastic that comes on top of the breast. I have both pec muscle and breast tissue there so I like to not have anything pushing down on or cutting into it. However, it was a little pointier on me. I like that it had four hooks in the back, though. The 30E was tighter and so not as pointy. It's a little less comfortable due to said elastic on top of the breast, but I expect to lose a little weight soon due to training so I thought the larger size would be too loose in a couple of months. The band and wire cup size fit great on both sizes. I jumped around a bit and wore it for the day. It seems to fit well and keeps me from bouncing, although I have yet to take it for a run. The under wire design is good for everything but grappling, so I'm overall pretty happy with it. I wish the material was a little less scratchy and the straps were crossed. Pros: Generously wide under wire. Nice comfortable straps. Nude/plain colors available. No uniboob. Very supportive. Comes in small band/large cup sizes! Cons: Leotard back (sports bras are infinitely more functional in a cross back design). Cup is slightly pointy. Seam shows through clothing. Expensive for people who work out often enough to need many bras. Material is slightly scratchy. To Freya Designers: Get smart about the cross strap design. This allows a bra to move with you, be comfortable across your back, and never need adjusting. Make the material a little softer/smoother (and get rid of that inner tag that will cause chafing). Find a way to flatten that seam. If you could fix those things, I would call this bra perfect, give it five stars, and recommend it to everyone and their mother (and my own mother). That would make it truly worth the price of the bra. I really wanted the corresponding active shorts in nude, but they appear to be discontinued. Neon colors not only are not my taste but are not permitted in the military, so no go on the new line of grey with neon green or red. HappyGirl from California
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: January, 2011
rating Size: 36DD

This bra was too difficult for me to get on and off!

Freya Response: I don’t know what your routine is for putting your bras on and taking them off, but if like most of us you have to fasten your bra in the front, and then somehow twist it around your body, this fabulous tip might help: First put on a slip, or a foundation garment –whatever you happen to have around –and bring it right up under your breasts. Now fasten the bra over the fabric, and slide it around your torso. Since there’s no drag of the bra on the skin, it will move easily into place. When the bra is in the right position, simply pull the slip or foundation garment out from under it, and presto, you’re in the bra! This will help to ensure you can actually get into the correct band size (which can be smaller than you might think.) Lisa from Charleston, TN USA

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: January, 2011
rating Size: 34F

Great support, my only complaint is that the bra makes my boobs pointy! But it also makes them look super small. Love it so much I have 3 more though. Lauren from Raleigh, NC
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: January, 2011
rating Size: 30DD

It is really tight but it's definitely good for jogging. Lynn from Tx
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: January, 2011
rating Size: 36GG

This bra offers great support for running. I am delighted to FINALLY find a bra that is my size, fits properly and offers the support I need. Cheryl from Portsmouth, Va
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: January, 2011
Size: 38FF

I ordered the eurpoean size 36 FF for my American 36 H as instructed but when the item arrived it was too small in the cup. When I looked at the size the tag indicated that the size was Eurpean 36 FF but listed American size as 36 FF too. Then I was completely confused and sent the item back. I will just continue to wear two poor sports bras. I don't want to have to keep dragging my 2 kids out to the p.o. to return.

Freya Response: To simplify the sizing issue, we’re tagging UK sizing only in our UK brands (Elomi, Fantasie, Fauve and Freya). The tag will indicate that the U.S. size is the same as the UK size. We found when we listed UK, U.S. and French sizing on the same tag, many customers didn’t know where to look and got even more confused. This way no matter where you look on the tag the size will be the same (in your case a 36FF). If the bra is a UK brand, it will be UK-sized. Freya is designed to provide a “custom fit”. If you’re accustomed to wearing a more forgiving, stretchier bra, you’ll most likely need to go up an extra cup size in the Freya brand. Happily this bra goes up to an H-cup so you can definitely find your perfect fit. We hate to think of you having to wear ‘two poor sports bras’ so please don’t get frustrated with the process of finding the right size. I know it’s challenging, but oh-so-worth-it when you’ve found it (just finding that right number really will change your life)! Amanda from Missouri

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: December, 2010
rating Size: 28E

great support for active lifestyle chaya from brooklyn, ny usa
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: December, 2010
rating Size: 34G

I thought the band was a bit tight compared to my other Freya bras of the same size, but not so much that I would've order a different band size. This bra TOTALLY works for running; this is the first I've found to comfortably fit my size. LOVE! montana from montana
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: November, 2010
rating Size: 34FF

I love this sports bra! It gives you two distinct girls instead of one large mass. It comfortable and supportive. Amanda from Kansas
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: October, 2010
rating Size: 32H

Desperately wish this fit. As a severe impact sports bra it would have been okay, but I wanted to be able to breathe a bit easier and also wear it some for daily wear. Not happening. Might order the 34 H, but unsure at this point. D from Memphis, TN
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: October, 2010
rating Size: 28E

This is for our 14 year old daughter. She loves the fit and uses it for PE. Her only complain is that the straps could be 1/2 inch shorter as she has to wear them all the way down right off the back. Valerie from VA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: September, 2010
rating Size: 34E

Fast service, wonderful bra that I wear all the time, not just for sports. Linda from Parkville, MO
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: September, 2010
rating Size: 30G

I have owned this bra for a few few years now and heartily endorse it for any active, busty woman. Yes the bra is tight and the seams show through my under armor, but my breasts stay put through dancing, running, skiing and everything else I've worn this for. Yes the shape is a bit pointy, but my chest no longer gets in the way while rowing. As a bra used exclusively for sports and almost daily, it has held up very well and I will buy another when this one wears out. Elizabeth from Jersey City, NJ
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: August, 2010
rating Size: 36GG

Great running bra. This is my second one. I used to wear 2 bras for support. I like that it does not give me a huge uniboob. It gives me a natural look and support. Marcie from New Bern, NC
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: July, 2010
rating Size: 32H

This bra is very comfortable and provides great support and coverage. I wear this style every day, not just for exercising. Emma from Houston, TX, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: July, 2010
rating Size: 30G

If you are bigger busted and want to feel like you did when you were a kid running around, not worrying about your bust bouncing all around, then this is the bra to buy. I researched many other bras and this one lived up to my expectations. As a side note, if you LIKE the "uni-boob" like I do in a sports bra simply where a razor back over top and you're set. Plus, you'll get added compression. Joanna from Baltimore Area
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: June, 2010
rating Size: 28DD

It took moderate trial and error until I settled on a size, but once I got it right I fell in love. I found the band size to run a little loose (normal for street wear, but not the extra snug fit needed for stability in high-impact sports) and the cup size to run a little small - I'm normally a 30D, but I wound up with a 28E in this bra. I do high impact dance aerobics with lots of jumping, so I need major bounce control and this bra does the job. Going a size smaller in the band and getting the correspondingly larger cup gave me the stability I need. The construction seems sturdy, the straps seem strong with good padding on the shoulder, and the cups have great encapsulation and compression. The fact that this bra gives great lift and actually makes my breasts look fantastic made me decide to buy another one in a 30DD (my regular band size) for everyday wear. It's the only sports bra I've ever found in my small band size that offers the serious support large-breasted women need without the usual drawbacks of unibreast syndrome and bulky construction (velcro flaps, etc.). Since I haven't had this bra very long, I can't attest to its durability, but it seems well-constructed and I think it should stand the test of wear and tear. I'm very happy to have found this bra and highly recommend it. VC from NC
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: May, 2010
rating Size: 30DD

My breasts are pushed out to under my armpits. Customer service suggested the Freya 4392, but the band under the armpit looks very high. (I'm 5' and small torso.)

Fryea Response: If the back edge of the cup is cutting into the armpit, you should go down a cup size. Sometimes it’s better to compromise on the “tacking” and coverage factor, than to have to cope with the cup digging into the underarm. Deb from NYC

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: May, 2010
rating Size: 32E

A very supportive bra with lift, separation and compression. Makes my cup size look smaller than it is, which I welcome. I use it for playing tennis and only the balls bounce! The hardware on one strap cuts into my shoulder and is mildly uncomfortable, but I tried adjusting and it is a little better. Seams in the cup do show through the DryFit fabric of my body contouring tennis outfit. Overall, I am happy with the bra. Sally from New York
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: May, 2010
rating Size: 38H

I was surprised by how well this bra fit me. In some other reviews it was noted that it ran small. I took a chance in ordering my usual size and I am delighted to FINALLY get support I've been requiring. My only issue is the center seam on the cup. But I suspect it is needed for cup construction to provide support for a full bosom. It isn't itchy or anything, it's simply an aesthetic thing under t-shirts. It does the job! Now, I can finally work out to full capacity without worry. Marissa from Aroma Park
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: May, 2010
rating Size: 34D

I spent a lot of time looking for a new sports bra before buying this one. This bra by Freya offers quite a bit of support, however, after a few weeks of using it, I haven't found it very comfortable. I have worn it lifting weights, in step aerobics class, yoga, and while using the elliptical trainer. The high coverage by the shoulders and above the breasts restricts my range of motion while doing yoga and lifting weights so that the material digs into my arms. I have adjusted the shoulder straps and the band, have washed it a couple times, but I've decided it's not the best bra for me. Samantha from Ames, IA, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: April, 2010
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