A Rival for the Deco Bra

July 30, 2012

As some of you may remember, last month I reviewed the very lovely Parfait by Affinitas Charlotte bra. At the end of my post, I talked about their beautiful Casey bra too, and how I was very keen to get hold of that particular style. I am an absolute sucker for a blue bra (particularly the lovely light blue of this one).

Well, the wonderful Cha from Large Cup Lingerie (who I believe is the only UK retailer to currently stock the Affinitas Charlotte bra) very kindly did some digging, attempting hunt down the Casey bra for me. She really knows how to unearth those hard-to-find bras, because sure enough, I am now the proud owner of a gorgeous light blue Casey.
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Parfait by Affinitas – Casey – 32G

So, on to the review. As the title suggests, I think we may finally have found a rival for Freya’s very own Deco bra. The Casey is lightly padded (in a very similar style to the Deco), and gives a nice smooth cleavage, again, much the same as the Deco. The colours are fairly limited, it only comes in light blue and nude, but despite this, looks-wise it is actually very elegant. The cups are overlayed along the sides with a beautiful lace of the same colour – this definitely gives it a little something extra so it doesn’t feel quite like your run-of-the-mill everyday bra.

Parfait by Affinitas – Casey – 32G

The sizing however, is very different to that of the deco. I have this in a 32G, the same size as I have my Charlotte bra. The cups are very generous, and I think possibly I would even have chosen to size down. In any case, this is good news for H-cup girls, as it means they may not necessarily be outsized by the brand. I found the 32 band true to size, not overly loose like the deco, and not too tight either. The straps are fully adjustable, with the standard 3-hook clasp at the back. I felt wonderfully supported in this bra, and it passed the wear-test with flying colours, causing no discomfort whatsoever.

Parfait by Affinitas – Casey – 32G

If you’re looking for a deco alternative, keep the Casey in mind, it does not dissapoint. As ever, I really do hope Affinitas consider increasing their size range. They have such a charming selection, I really think branching out a bit further would give them a lot more business.

Curvy Kate – Smoothie Bra

I’m also very much looking forward to the release of Curvy Kate’s Smoothie bra which will be released later this year. Not only does it look like another rival Deco bra, but it goes all the way up to a J-cup! Exciting news!


Sophia xxx


  1. I do very much wish Affinitas would go to an H cup! Their bras are SO COMFORTABLE and adorable.
    Curvy Kate smoothie – giddy.
    Thank you!

    • Hi Taura, I know, it would be so great if they would expand. I know lots of girls bigger than G dying to try out their range. x

  2. Sophia, please, write something about Kat Dennings’ bra failures!

    She’s morphing into Christina Hendricks:

  3. So pretty! I actually won the Casey in nude and am hoping like crazy it’ll work for me. I ordered it in 32G with the idea that I’d bring in the back. It looks so ridiculously pretty that it just has to work. πŸ˜‰

    • Oooh that’s awesome! Let me know how it fits! πŸ™‚ x

  4. I, too, am excited about the Smoothie Bra, except it only goes up to a J in certain band sizes 😦

    • Yes, true, although at least we’re getting somewhere size-wise, it’s a start! x

  5. Thanks for the review! I just got a Deco and don’t love it, but this looks like one I’d adore, if for no other reason than the color. I’ve been wearing 30GGs, but this just goes up to a G, right? I think I’ll have to track this down in a 32FF or G.

    • Hiya, yeah it’s definitely a lovely bra. It definitely does run loose in the cups, maybe a little more so than the deco, but they are very similar.

      • I finally got this on your suggestion, and I love it – it’s so much more comfortable than the Deco! I’ve went for the 32G, and it’s a good fit, although I agree – the cups do run a little large. Thanks again for the review!

      • Oh so glad you liked it! πŸ™‚

  6. Hi!

    When I tried Deco bra in the shop what was correct underwire width was way too deep in the cups (I ended up buying Ashlee version cup size smaller and bending wires for better fit), from bratabase it sounds like cups of Casey are not that deep (and they are more open, which is good for me), so I’m considering ordering this online. But is that true? How wire length and cup depth differs between this too bras?

    Thanks in adwance,

    • Hi, yes the cups of the casey are much bigger. You would definitely need to down size. I think they’re very similar in style, but perhaps the casey is even more ‘open’ in terms of shape, if that makes sense.

      • Open is good ) and thank you for size down advise!

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