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Arabella Underwire Plunge Bra
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rating Size: 36H

My husband LOVES this bra! He says it is very sexy. The cups are slightly big but not enough to go down a size. It is comfortable but snug around the band. Kathy from Barstow, CA USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: February, 2013
rating Size: 38D

I love this set, fit is great. Too bad HerRoom didn't carry the matching garter belt. I did find it at another lingerie shop. danielle from syracuse
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: January, 2013
rating Size: 36D

This is my second freya, great fit and awesome date night bra! Cherie from Idaho, USA
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: January, 2013
rating Size: 38J

I was excited to find a plunge bra in my size, but there were two problems with Arabella. First, the cup size does indeed run small, and I could not size up. But even if it had fit, the center was far too tall to serve as a plunge bra.

Freya Response: Thank you for your comments regarding Arabella. We occasionally feature reinforced styling and slightly fuller coverage in our larger cup sizes to compensate for the increased stress on the bra and so that all of our Freya bras maintain the same standard of support that we love. We have taken these comments into consideration, and in the meantime recommend Freya Lyla Underwire Plunge Balcony Bra AA4301 as an alternative plunge in the same sheer styling as “Arabella”. MP from Oakland, CA

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: December, 2012
rating Size: 30GG

Firstly, this is one of the Freya plunge/balcony bras that comes in a different model for GG and GG+ cups. While I was aware that the cups wouldn't be sheer all over in my size, I didn't know that the center gore is also **a full inch higher**, which means it's much more of a balcony style than a plunge. I have close-set, bottom-heavy boobs, and while the underwires on this bra weren't super widely-set, they just weren't close enough together to work with my breasts. The bra was really pretty, but the gore fit issues and the mesh all over meant that it wasn't comfortable or well-fitting enough for me to bother hanging on to it. In addition, the band was stretchier than I expected of a 30, if not to the same extent as the Freya Ada plunge, which I adore. I wish that Freya didn't have such a radically different GG and up version, because I honestly think the lower gore would work better for me, but alas. I also hope that HerRoom will eventually add cautionary notes to some of these listings so that GG+ customers don't get a shock when they order these bras. It's hard enough finding brands that carry my size without also having to divine how exactly the higher cup sizes might differ from the lower sizes.

Freya Response: Florence, we’re not sure if the “mesh all over” that you’re referring to is a comfort or an aesthetic issue. The bra is a sheer mesh fabrication, as pictured. Often times, we design our GG+ cups with an additional layer of sheer mesh to support the usually heavy breast tissue of larger cup sizes, and ensuring they meet the Freya standard of support for the rest of our cup sizes. We will take into consideration your suggestion regarding annotating these bras that are reinforced in the extended cup sizes. Thank you! Florence from Texas

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: December, 2012
rating Size: 32H

For years I have worn the wrong size bra. After being measured and told I was a 30H then finding HerRoom and ordering the 30H and being disappointed it did not fit and having to return it. Fortunately, I had ordered a bra that could only be exchanged so I orded the Freya Arabella in a 32H. HALLELUJAH!!! I found my perfect size and fit finally. I am truly satisfied with the bra and the fit is just right. Thank you HerRoom because of you my twins are finally happy, supported with a pretty and sexy bra. ;-) Ingrid from Emeryville, CA - USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: December, 2012
rating Size: 34J

So, I'm looking for a bra using my real size (34J) rather than squeezing in smaller cups and bigger bands..... This bra looks cute, but the sizing was off--The stiff wires in the center overlap when I put it on (as if my breasts should be farther apart--) It just doesnt sit naturally nor does it push up so I choose to return it.....maybe the cup size ran smaller on it?

Freya Response: A non-molded bra will not provide a “push-up” effect as you specified, but should provide lift and support. To further determine if the bra was too small, the underwires should extend to nearly beneath your underarm and rest flat against the chest wall in the center. Another brand to consider is our sister company Fantasie, which features underwires that are slightly wider that could accommodate the breast tissue in the center that was forcing the wires to overlap in the center gore on your Freya bra. It’s possible that this was displaced from the sides where it belongs and came to rest in the center, since this was not the bra for your body type. apes from philadelphia, pa

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: December, 2012
Size: 34D

Cups were too big and I did not appreciate the return shipping cost esp. when they recommend sending it back certified mail. This is why I hate ordering online.

Freya Response: Debbie, we use UK sizing at Freya, and our bras tend to run fairly deep in the cups. Depending on whether or not the underwire was also too narrow, this could be a simple sizing issue. If you wear a 34D in American brands, we recommend a 34C in Freya. Debbie from Meriden, CT

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: November, 2012
rating Size: 32E

It fit my heavy breasts well, but the fabric was incredibly scratchy. I figured the fabric had to be that stiff in order to give proper support, but after just a few washes, the fabric in the cups ripped completely. Joanna from Wellesley, MA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: November, 2012
rating Size: 38DD

It wasn't as comfortable as I thought it would be! marion from MI
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 80s and above
  • Posted: October, 2012
rating Size: 38D

It's a great fit. I love the bra. Thank you margaret
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: September, 2012
rating Size: 36G

This is my first "real bra." I say that tongue-in-cheek, but it's almost true. Most of my adult life I've been squeezing into Ds or DDs. Ugh. But I decided I needed to get a "big girl" bra before my breasts get misshapen from wearing the wrong bra (is that a thing?) Anyway, I got this bra because it has excellent reviews and is so darn cute. I also wanted a see-through bra for a little sexiness under shirts (I hate feeling "strapped in.") I was so happy this came in so many sizes! I ordered the size I measured into using HerRoom's chart, but like a lot of reviewers said, the cups do run a little small. Maybe I'm just not used to "real bra" sizing. I wish I had sized up per the reviews, because the cups dig a little on the sides of my breast and into my breastbone. My boobs also "spill over" the top bit. This makes the bra look like a push-up bra a bit, which I'm fine with. I just need to remember to size up next time. I've been wearing this bra for a week now and I think it'll work out great. I will definitely order again...and next time I'll size up! Susie from St. Louis, MO
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: September, 2012
rating Size: 36E

After years of Wacoal, and LeMystere bras, I have found my favorite! This Freya bra is comfy and so sexy. Makes me feel good while holding the girls just where they should be! Sonja from brnj
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 50s
  • Posted: September, 2012
rating Size: 30FF

Did not like this bra at all. It made my breasts look too pointy. jane from Baltimore
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: August, 2012
rating Size: 34DD

Pretty bra, sexy. Truly NO padding so it feels supportive enough, though I hope I won't be running to catch a lot of buses in this one. JulieC from Minneapolis, MN
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: August, 2012
rating Size: 34E

This bra was so, so scratchy it hurt just putting it on with turning it around and such. It didn't fit, which I think is more my boobs' fault than the bra's fault, but even if it had fit perfectly I would have sent it back (which I am doing) because it's so scratchy and painful all over.

Freya Response: Try Freya Lyla Underwire Plunge Balcony Bra AA4301. Same plunging silhouette and the same sheer cup as the bra you are returning (Arabella) with a softer fabrication. I own Arabella and can attest to the silkier feel of Lyla! Rustbeltrants from Cleveland

  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: July, 2012
rating Size: 38D

Bought this bra for my wife and she loves it. And I love it on her! Denver from Castle Rock/CO/USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: July, 2012
rating Size: 32G

I ordered this in my correct UK size for Freya as well as Panache. I have E/W pointing breasts with more top tissue and am a "full" G cup. It is comfortable and pretty but has some drawbacks. The band is true to size and feels like Freya's Deco or Panache's Tango or Cleo sizing. The straps are bouncy and this bra relies on the straps for more support than most, so yes your breasts will bounce even when this fits correctly. The embroidery shows through thin fabrics and not just as a lumpy pattern. You can see the contrast right through the cloth (avoid black lights!) This bra will give you a pointed look, but it will look natural not retro like a Madonna video or garments from the 50s. This is not a warm or modest bra. Your nipples will show in light colored shirts or cool air.

Freya Response: Megan, to solve the “pointed” shape of this bra, we recommend Freya Lyla Underwire Plunge Balcony Bra AA4301 with a much more rounded silhouette and a similar sexy aesthetic to the “Arabella." As for your concern about coverage and show-through, we recommend Freya Elize Underwire Padded Half Cup Bra AA1173 with a very lightweight, flexible moulding and a low-profile silhouette with a look also simliar to “Arabella”. Megan from Wisconsin

  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: July, 2012
rating Size: 32DD

The construction on this bra is quite good while still looking delicate, two things that are to be appreciated when you wear a larger cup size as they are difficult to come across. The straps are even elastic, which I thought was a nice touch. However the fit on this bra is very odd. I ordered a 32DD, which is my actual size... the cups felt like they were a size too small, with the underwire poking into the sides of my breasts. Also the band, even on the tightest hooks, is loose on me! And the cups give my breasts a pointy, bazooka look which I did not find flattering. My boyfriend loves it, but this is not what I would consider a good everyday bra, maybe I'll pull it out for the bedroom once in a while.

Freya Response: Becca, to solve your fit issues we recommend a 30F (Universal Cup Size 4D), sizing down once in the band and up twice in the cup to compensate for the smaller band and to give extra width in the underwire ensuring that it rests on your ribcage and not your breast tissue! For a more rounded shape try Freya Lyla Underwire Plunge Balcony Bra AA4301 in the same sheer, sexy fabric with a less “Madonna” silhouette. Becca from Texas

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: June, 2012
rating Size: 36E

This is my fourth bra in this style. I just wait for the various colors to go on sale. The fit is comfortable and predictable. I prefer bras without all the padding (it's too hot) and a certain degree of sex appeal. This one works for me. Ann from Raleigh, NC, USA
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: May, 2012
rating Size: 30H

I love this bra!!! It is comfortable, gorgeous, and fits great!! I love the pink detail too! Emily from Martinsville, IN USA
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: May, 2012
rating Size: 34F

This is the best bra! Gerald from marana az
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: May, 2012
rating Size: 38GG

It's not as pictured. It made my breasts pointy and it's not as sheer as I thought it would be.

HerRoom Response: Sometimes, when you have a pointy look, you are not fully filling out the end of the cup, and might need to go down a cup size.

Freya Response: Check out our Lyla Bra 4302 style: This bra is semi-sheer with gorgeous floral embroidery on the top cup. Very sexy! Marilyn from Canton, MI

  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 60s
  • Posted: May, 2012
rating Size: 38D

sexy, husband loves it! Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Posted: April, 2012
rating Size: 36G

sexy and supportive Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Petite (5'3" and under)
  • Posted: April, 2012
rating Size: 32G

This bra is sexy and functional, no shame taking off my shirt in front of my sweetie with this one on! Submitted from TheUndies.com
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Posted: April, 2012
rating Size: 34FF

very sexy. I would recommend going up at least 2 cup sizes. I wear a 34F, and I bought a 34FF and probably could have even gone up to 34H. But the 34FF fit just enough, and was really sexy, so that is why I kept it. It's more see thru than the picture appears. I bought the matching panties and love the set. CB from Pacific Northwest
  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 40s
  • Posted: April, 2012
rating Size: 36G

This one is great. The size was perfect and I love how cute it is. The only issue I have with this one is that the underwires turn in a bit in the center, so they stab into my chest half the time. Danni from Sandy, Utah, USA
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: April, 2012
rating Size: 38J

I didn't experience this to be a great quality bra. I'm conscious of the effects of improper sizing and improper cleaning/care on a bra, and this one just did not hold up. The lace/mesh at the top tore just weeks into having it. The support was decent, but not remarkable. If this were on sale, it MIGHT be worth it, and even then only in situations where you don't intend to wear it for long.

Freya Response: The elomi styles would be a great choice for you. They have great construction and will hold up better for your 38J (38 D10) cup size. If you have not tried them before I would recommend the 8030 caitlyn and the 8100 Abi and Maggie style 8140. These are all great styles that would be a great choice for you and your frame. Jaye from Oakland, CA, USA

  • Height: Average Height (5'4"-5'8")
  • Age: 30s
  • Posted: April, 2012
rating Size: 38GG

Probably my favorite bra ever. It's comfortable, it fits great, AND it's really cute--not something you can usually find in larger cup sizes. I'd definitely recommend it. hh from US
  • Height: Tall (5'9" and over)
  • Age: 20s
  • Posted: April, 2012
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