I love the fiery Freya Arabella. It’s both sexy and comfy. Yay for Freya, making unlined plunges that can accommodate little ladies with a lot of projection! If you’re narrow, projected, and frustrated with British bras this could be a great solution for you. I got this bra in a 28E in the lovely fiery red color.
Look at what a hot little number Arabella is! The boyfriend is a big fan 😛 That being said, I do have a few minor fit issues. The straps/cups are all up in my armpits which is annoying. I am quite petite (if you couldn’t have guessed by the blog name) so this may not be an issue for everyone. The embroidery on the cups is fairly flat, but it does show under some shirts.
This bra doesn’t give a ton of uplift. It’s definitely a more natural, lower support look. The gore is comfortably low and the wires don’t come up high on the side. They are VERY narrow. If you are not narrow and projected this bra will probably not work for you. In terms of fullness, I think Arabella could accommodate a variety of shapes. Someone more FoT would get more cleavage in in than me, but it’s stretch lace so I think it would still fit.
You can see here that it’s a slightly minimized natural shape. Perfect for the office or flowy tops. You may experience more uplift in a proper band size. The band on this massively stretchy. It fits me okay on the tightest hook, but I would recommend sizing down in the band if you are able to. Arabella is rather infamous for running big in the band. My band stretches to about 31 inches and it’s labelled as a 28.
As you can see the band is losing the war against my breasts. It’s slowly sliding up to freedom. I’ll be keeping the bra just because the cups fit soooo well. I may get a rixie clip or get the band altered. This is a great bra for the “usually-wears-Polish” crowd. If you’re looking for something affordable, sexy, and easy to find in a narrow, projected size I would absolutely recommend it.