It’s no secret that the Freya Deco Plunge is one of my favourite bras – so I’m excited to hear about Deco 365, a year long celebration of the style just launched for 2013. Always on the right side of that fine line between ‘seamless and moulded’ and ‘ugly and cumbersome’, time after time I come back to the Deco Plunge for a truly epic cleavage and a few surprising fashion solves too.
Like, riding a bike. Deco Plunge is no sports bra, but when it comes to cycling long distances (or for a long day of short distances over Amsterdam’s cobbled streets), Deco is by far the most comfortable choice for cycling. By uplifting the cleavage, it prevents painful jolts in the breasts – in exchange for a gentle jiggling in the top of the cup (which I usually cover – no one needs to see two huge panna cottas wobbling by at speed on the back of a tandem on a Saturday morning). Deco is a boob defender.
Or fitting my boobs in to certain dresses. Sounds counterintuitive when you consider how epic the cleavage is, but because the Deco is so ‘front and center’ it can sometimes make all the difference between a fit and a smoosh when wearing fitted clothes. The picture at the bottom is of me in one of my favourite Whistles dresses (FYI K Middy has it too. I say BACK OFF K MIDDY. LEAVE WHISTLES FOR THE REST OF US), and the picture (#awkward) that I uploaded to Freya’s Deco 365 gallery. There’s no give in the lining of that dress, and without the stretch curvy girls depend on only Deco can wrestle G-Unit in to a position that works. You have to admire her can do attitude.
And did I mention the epic cleavage? I think Deco is peerless for D+ push ups. Need to make an impact? She’s got you covered. Need to distract from an ill-timed bloat by upping your waist-to-bust ratio? No problem. Enjoy finding lost pieces of popcorn when you get home from the cinema? Just me then…
So let’s talk fit. I find Deco a little big in the back, so usually size down in the back and up in the cup (something only possible since recently, when they expanded their sizes. The H cup Deco surely can’t be far away?) The straps are quite wide set, and – my favourite feature as a bony girl – the deep plunge of the bra means a narrow, comfortable centre gore that never digs in to my sternum. Deco Plunge, I couldn’t be without you.