Accepting it’s over: getting over a favourite bra

I’ve known the end was coming for a while. You recognise the signs, even when you don’t want to. Even when, really, things are still okay between you, and some days feel like they always did. Until finally, something snaps, and it’s over – just like that. There’s no going back now.

It hurts, too – at least, it does when your hard worn elastic thread pings free and whips you about the ribs. Fool I am, I let her do it three times before the end – each time hoping it didn’t mean what I knew it really meant – that our time together was over. The lies we tell for love.

It’s time to face the truth. My beautiful, bright pink, no longer available Freya Jolie bra is dead. May she recycle in peace.

There’ll be other bras, of course. Hell, there are other bras. But I loved this one. Comfortable, supportive, and the absolute perfect shape and fit for my body, for me Freya’s classic Jolie is a real hero bra for me. And the pink was my favourite – she mixed-and-matched so well, was impossibly discreet underneath sheer tops, always comfortable but never drab… I know there will be other loves, but it’s hard to image how I’ll replace her. Farewell old friend *sniff*.


Freya Jolie

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24 Responses to Accepting it’s over: getting over a favourite bra

  1. Hannah Jean says:

    I did a quick search on ebay and it looks like there are some great, cheap options for a replacement!

  2. drueberdrunter says:

    Which size do you wear? 28GG is still available on ebay. 🙂

  3. Hahahahah I loved reading this post! I know the feeling well, it’s like parting with your best friend!!! It’s time to discover your next NEW favorite bra 🙂 I hope the search goes well (and fast!)

    Love Fiona,
    discover you next favorite bra

  4. Bras I Hate says:

    I remember seeing this color on the Undercover Experience site recently, I think in a 28H. Not sure what size you need?

  5. Oh God I completely feel your pain, it is so sad 😦

  6. Abby says:

    I feel your pain! Your favourite bra holds a special place in your heart and it’s difficult to say goodbye and adjust to a new size or bra. This post really made me laugh, thank you 🙂
    Good luck finding a new bra! It’s always fun to browse 🙂

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  9. MariaH. says:

    I know you are probably not ready yet to replace your beloved Jolie, but you might want to take a look at the current berry colour of the Panache Andorra. I’ve found that the Andorra is a great bra, it fits almost every woman regardless of her breastshape. It is IMO one of the best designed bras that has come out in the last years or so.

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  11. Lynn says:

    I see this on brastop in my size, so have a few questions. Is it itchy? Suitable for bottom heavy boobs? Does it give much uplift? Thanks!

    • It’s not itchy, no. Great for bottom heavy boobs. It’s fantastic support but if you’re looking for push-up uplift this is not the bra for you: it’s a rounded, more everyday shape. Really recommend trying though: a classic x

  12. Lynn says:

    I guess I’m looking for a bit of uplift, ala this bra: However, I’m not looking for boobs up to my ears. 🙂

    So does it give that type of lift?


    • I think it’s worth giving it a go. It doesn’t give the kind of ’50s point’ that those half lace, half cup balconies can do (different seams) – but it definitely keeps the ladies up where they’re supposed to be. Worth giving it a try – let me know how you get on! x

  13. Lynn says:

    What is a 50s point? 🙂

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  15. Morrigan says:

    Just bought Jolie in Bubblegum on Ebay 🙂 As I already own the black version, have to say that it’s really very comfy and supportive and also, despite this is not a sexy bra for deep cut cleavages, looks very pretty and does give a nice shape. So, Freya Jolie won me over 🙂 just have to note that the band does IMHO run quite loose (usually being 30GG, I get the best fit in Jolie 30″ band on the tightest set of hooks).

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