This week I’m reviewing the Freya Atlantis soft triangle bikini top! Welcome to part 4 of my quest for a perfect bikini :p I’ve previously reviewed Boux Avenue’s South Pacific bikini, Miss Mandalay’s Boudoir Beach bikini, and Boux Avenue’s Boca Raton bikini. As you may have noticed, the Freya Atlantis is not a great fit. But, despite my heartbreak, I still wanted to review the style for you guys since the pattern is out of this world cool. How often do companies work with futuristic, distorted floral that sort of looks like an underwater high tech lair? (Answer: not enough)
Freya makes the Atlantis pattern in two shapes: an underwired half cup (available in 28-38 D-GG) and a soft triangle top (available 30-38 C-F). I ordered the soft halter top in a 30DD, hoping that sizing down would give me cleavage. Well, it did, but not in the good way (i.e.: I’ve got hella quadboob). I’m wearing black bottoms in XS made by TYR. Freya does make a matching boy short and classic brief that are available from a UK 8-16. Both are a bit too full coverage for my tastes.
So, no close up shots this time because tbh the quadboob was just too distressing up close. There’s only so much I can take. This top is constructed out of lovely, flexible foam. Seriously, I wish all swim tops used this material. It’s thick enough to hide nipples and give support, but flexible enough to be comfortable and not add bulk. Score one for Freya! 🙂 The cups are a two piece construction and while they do each have their own shape, there’s nothing to prevent uniboob (i.e.: no wires or separatey bits in the center). I will say, I honestly sort of hate the design (or maybe support) decision to sew the cups together at the “gore”. It gives me terrible flashbacks of Church camp dress codes and archaic modesty rules.
So, like I said before the cups are made of foam, they’re not unlined. They’re fairly shallow, and I’d say this bikini would work best for someone with average projection and minimal center fullness. The cups (as well as I could measure them without wires) are around 7.5 inches (19.5 cm) deep and 5.75 inches (14.6 cm) tall. My breast perimeter is up to 9.6 inches (24.4 cm) so it’s easy to see why I’ve got such extreme quadding. Cup width was really, really hard to measure, but I’d put it somewhere around 5 inches (12.7 cm). The wings are fairly low, and they are not boned. For a completely wireless bikini, this top does give fairly good support. It’s a bit like a compression sports bra honestly (though the compressive feeling may disappear in the correct size).
So from the side, the profile of the Atlantis is minimized and rounded. Fairly typical for a shallow foam cup. The cups sort of fit like they were moulded, so it’s possible that the seams are aesthetic (though they appear on both the inside and outside of the cup).
So you can see that I’ve done my signature knot to make this band tighter. I knew it would be too loose for me, and if I was going to keep the suit I’d alter it smaller. The band is on the tighter side of true to size. It stretches to 29.5 inches (74.9 cm) and closes with a non-adjustable plastic clasp.
The Freya Atlantis broke my heart, but I’m happy to have tried it. I’d definitely try another suit in this shape (the soft triangle) from Freya, but I’d choose a 30F next time. I’d say this style of top runs a bit small in the cup, so choose the larger size if in doubt. I absolutely adore the material the top is made of, and I’m excited to try more swimwear from Freya in the future! 🙂 Thanks for the recommendation lovelies!
You can buy the Freya Atlantis soft triangle top here!