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Freya Active Brand

The Freya brand was launched in 1998 with the mission to make women with larger bust sizes feel great and look amazing (a pretty god mission to have and one that we like). The following year they entered the digital age with the creation of the Freya website bringing their great fitting styles to the World Wide Web. Since then, one great idea has lead to another. New styles, new lingerie, bra size swimwear, sports underwear, loungewear – not to mention new ways to get the message of great fit out there in the digital age.

Timeline

In 2002 Freya Swim launched their debut swim collection bringing Freya to the beach. Two years later Freya launched a new website. The speed of change of the digital age encouraged their website to be refreshed just five years after launch. Following this Freya continued to complete new milestones:

2006 – J-Cup size introduced allowing many more women to enjoy Freya.

Freya Active Logo2008 – Freya Active launched

2009 – First size 28 back and first moulded bra created

2010 – First strapless bra created and K-cup size introduced allowing thousands more women to ‘feel the Freya love’. Freya also goes social with presences on Facebook and Twitter. Freya lounge also launched with a new range of loungewear. They were also named global lingerie brand of the year by Salon International de la lingerie. Phew what a year.

2011 – Active Swim launched for the more serious swimmers out there. The Freya website was also relaunched with a range of new features and great hints and tips. Included was Freya Bra Doctors and Fitting Talk, a new blog dishing up the latest news, views and thoughts on Freya, fashion and more.

2012 – Wacoal acquires Everden Group, Freya’s parent company.

2014 – Freya Active research took part in the most comprehensive breast research study ever undertaken, find out the results. Freya Active also receives the award for the Sports Bra Brand of the Year at the UK Lingerie Awards.

2015 – Wacoal Eveden becomes Wacoal Europe.

Freya’s Values (as stated on their website)

‘At Freya our vision is simple: to offer great-fitting, gorgeous lingerie that every woman deserves.

Our continued global success is based on creating the best lingerie we can, whilst following these core principles:

 Always having a passion for our product

  • Working with respect for each other
  • Being flexible and focused on change
  • Recruiting, developing and retaining the best people
  • Being in partnership with our customers and suppliers’ 

Our Verdict: Wow, what a range of sports bras. If you have a bit more up top and you want maximum support it is hard to go past Freya. Women come in all shapes and sizes and we love that Freya bras are designed to support a wide range of sizes allowing all women to get active with the support they need.

Check out our Brand in Focus: Freya Active blog.

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Determine Your Size With Our Bra Size Calculator

1. Underbust Size

2. Overbust Size

Measuring Your Underbust

Stand straight with your arms hanging casually by your side; if you can get a friend to measure you around your chest, directly under your bust.

Ideally, measure yourself while you are not wearing a bra, or if you are wearing one, be careful not to sit the tape over any part of your bra.  The tape should sit directly under your breasts (where your bra band would normally sit), should be horizontal all the way around and be as tight as possible without being uncomfortable (exactly like your bra’s underband).  This measurement is your Underbust.

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Measuring Your Overbust

Still standing straight measure horizontally around the fullest part of your bust (usually over the nipples).  This is best done while you’re wearing a good fitting bra.  The tape should not be to tight resting lightly on your body. Make sure the tape is straight across your back and is parallel to the floor.  This measurement is your Overbust.

Finding Your Perfect Fit

Finding your correct Australian Bra Size is as easy as 1, 2, 3. One; follow the instructions below to find your underbust and overbust size. Two; slide the bars to your correct size position to discover your recommended size. Three; start shopping!

  1. Underbust Size; measure around your chest, directly below your bust. Read more below.
  2. Overbust size; measure around the fullest part of your breasts. Read more below.

Crop Tops

Crop tops can fit differently to cupped bras.  Generally speaking they are more similar to women’s clothing sizes.

XS = 8    S = 10   M = 12   L = 14   XL = 16    XXL = 18

Sports Bras Direct recommends crop tops for cup sizes A-D only. You must also check the specific style of crop top suits the level of impact you require.  Breasts that are bigger than a D cup require more specific support from a cup size sports bra.

Each Brand has a slight variation in their actual measurement guidelines for crop tops. Please check brand specific sizing below to establish the best size crop to suit you.

If you are still unsure on your size we would love to help you, please contact us to arrange your personal fitting appointment.

Brand Specific Sizing

Abi and Joseph

Anita Active

Cadenshae

Champion

Lorna Jane

New Balance

Puma

Royce Lingerie

Speedo

Shock Absorber