Big Bust Bra Review: Hero 1841 Side Support Plunge Bra

When Bras Galore offered me the opportunity to review any bra on their website, I quickly scanned their offerings to find the Freya Hero, a bra I’ve been wanting to try since discovering its extra side support at Curve.

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Here is a closeup of the side support feature on the cobalt blue Hero that we saw at Curve last August.

Since the bra arrived in early January after a long stretch of holiday eating, the 32F gave me pronounced bubbling over the cups. However, by March I’d lost my holiday weight, but the cups were still too small, so I exchanged the bra for a 32FF. The fit was perfect, and it was immediately comfortable without any break-in period.

I tend to get an almond and east-west shape in other Freya bras, so I’m very happy with my more rounded and centered look in the Hero. You can see from the photos below that my lift isn’t particularly up there, but I could have adjusted the straps, which are very elastic. However, this makes them very comfortable (and slightly bouncy).

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In Erica’s review of the Hero side support balconet in December , she mentions that women who want “a middle-ground between the front and center fit of Cleo or Polish bras and the wider, east-west style of other brands may find something to like here.” I’ve definitely found something to like.

Erica also mentions that the underwires in the 1842 extend two inches past her breast tissue, rendering the side support less effective. It may be a factor of grading for G+ cups, but in my 32FF, the underwires only extend about 3/4 inch past my tissue. However, even with narrower wires, I wouldn’t mind a wider band of side support. You can see below that the side support doesn’t figure prominently even on the Curve model.

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Leah and I will write more about the Eveden brands after we visit their showroom, but I HAD to stop by their booth at Curve yesterday to see what color the Hero will come in for Spring/Summer 2017. Here it is!

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Although I love the sparkly lurex stripe detail along the straps, bows and cup edges on my Hero, it’s fresher to have omitted it from the pale lime green.

You can find all of the currently available Hero colors–cobalt blue, chilli red, white and black–on the Bras Galore website. And good news for anyone wanting it in white: Freya uses a stain-resistant fabric so that it won’t yellow.

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