A few weeks ago I was contacted by Bras & Honey, and I was asked if I'd like to review one of their products. Bras & Honey is an online store based in the UK that specializes in the Eveden brands: Freya, Fantasie Fauve, and Elomi. They also carry Panache, Cleo by Panache, Wonderbra, Curvy Kate, Elle MacPherson, and Mey Underwear. They sell lingerie, swimwear, shapewear, sportswear and nightwear, and ship worldwide.
I decided to review the Freya Swim Cherish set in Orange, as I absolutely love orange. I often get headaches, so when I get something that only has a halterneck, I like to size down in the cup as much as possible so that the straps don't need to be tightened a lot. As such, I opted for a 28D. I usually take an S in bikini bottoms and knickers, so I went with an S for the Rio Bikini brief.
The Hatlerneck Bikini TopGeneral
The Cherish collection is part of the Freya Swim SS14 line. Cherish is available as Halter Bikini Top, a Bandeau, and a . Matching knickers for the Orange colourway include a Rio Bikini Brief and a classic brief. a The Cherish collection is also available in Cobalt, a rich blue shade, and in Lime, a light green shade.
Center Gore & Wires
The center gore is quite wide, and very low. The wires are of medium-wide with for a 28D, and come up quite low.
I get a lovely natural yet uplifted shape, and I even get a hint of cleavage in the front. The bikini top really compliments my smaller bust, which I love. As a side note, I own the Kansas Halter Neck in 28DD, and the cups on that one get a bit too big for me when the cups get wet. I did not have this problem with the Cherish in 28D at all.
The cups and wires are narrow enough for me, which is a great change of pace from the usual "cups are too wide and the wires are too wide" that you'll quite often see in my reviews. The center gore however, is too wide for me, and it sits on my breast tissue. It causes no visible fit issues, although it gets slightly painful after wearing it for a few hours.
I've worn it for a couple of hours, and no neck pain! The fabric is very soft as well, and the wires caused me very little pain, even after wearing it for such a long time. As I mentioned above, the center gore did hurt me a bit, as it sits on my breast tissue.
I highly recommend this bikini top for those with shallow breasts. However, as the cup depth can be somewhat controlled by how tight the straps are tied, I'm certain it will work with all kinds of projection levels, and types of fullness. Despite slight sizing issues, it fits me very well, and I couldn't be happier with this lovely top. I'm going to wear this halterneck bikini top as both a bikini top and a summer bra.
The Rio Bikini Brief
- You can find Cherish's measurements over at Bratabase.
- Available in sizes 28-30 D-H, 32-36 C-H, 38 C-G at Bras & Honey, which offers international shipping.
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