Fantasie Jana | Review & Giveaway

January 5, 2015
Image: Fantasie Jana

 What’s wonderful about the world of lingerie is that there’s always something new, a brand you’ve never tried, meaning a heap of opportunity to explore new designs and fit.

Freya Lingerie’s older sister, Fantasie, is one of those brands I’d much admired but never actually owned.  Its pieces are pricier, though the aesthetic of the more mature collections have a certain luxe quality that justifies the price tag.  Opulent yarns and sumptuous fabric appear to be Fantasie’s signature style.

Online lingerie store Clara Olivia got in touch with me to ask if I’d like to review a bra.  I’d worked for the company a few years ago when it was under different ownership, so to hear the store was still going strong under new management was great to hear.  Clara Olivia sell familiar brands for large busts, and I took this as the perfect opportunity to sample something new to me, which was why Fantasie was the natural choice.

I opted to try the Jana side support balcony bra in black, which I had sent to me in my usual Freya size of 30GG.



The light fabrication and feint jacquard design is a classical look that’s easy to wear as an everyday bra.  The balcony bra is available from an E to a K cup in bands 30-40, so its a viable option for larger busts and the fuller figure.  The moulded bra goes up to a GG and looks to be a more plunging shape, something that does appeal to me.

Jana’s underwired balcony style offers a fantastic level of support, together with it’s deep three hooks wide band and decent strap width.  The four section cups have the added benefit of a durable side support which does make a different to the level of support when wearing the bra.


What surprised me about Jana was how different the fit between Fantasie and Freya proved.  I had mistakenly assumed that since the two brands were similar, both by ownership and their design, they would be the same fit.  I found the 30GG to be on the small side in the cup, compared to Freya that I can wear comfortably in the same size.  The top section of the cups cut in to my breast tissue, leading me to think this style doesn’t best suit me.  An increase in cup to the 30H would most likely be too big overall.

As it goes with the trials and tribulations of lingerie fitting, not every bra will be right for every person.  Although I’ve found this style may not be best for me, I love the fact Fantasie offer plunge styles too, and seeing as plunging gores are my favourite, I’m keen to look into the Jana moulded option.

Whether you love and wear Fantasie lingerie already or are itching to try the brand yourself, this is your chance!  Clara Olivia is giving Becky’s Boudoir readers the opportunity to win a fabulous Fantasie Jana set, with a choice of black or nude colourway, and a brief, short or thong.

To enter, all you have to do is complete the rafflecopter tasks below.  Good luck!

*Open worldwide!*

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Fantasie Jana side support bra RRP £37

*PR Gifted*


  1. Alicia

    January 5, 2015 at 2:25 am

    This was a timely review as I just this evening ordered the Rebecca Nouveau and Smoothing Bra – as I’ve liked these in the past. But I hesitated over the Jana, as I couldn’t find enough reviews! As I’m fuller on top I find Fantasie balconies are sometimes not the best shape and cut in a bit. (Big exception: Esme, which runs quite large). At any rate, I’m glad I waited as I think that the plunge will be the way to go.

  2. Louise

    January 5, 2015 at 9:31 am

    I have always worn fantasie t shirt bras looking for something prettier now. Fantasie have a great fit x

  3. Fiona Ross

    January 5, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    This is a gorgeous bra! I’d love to win it as I see Fantasie as quite a luxurious brand, and something I wouldn’t nkru treat myself to! X

  4. Jess Prior

    January 6, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    I really love the look of this bra; I’m a huge fan of the plunging gore and I’ve never actually tried a bra by Fantasie before, so I’d love to win it!

  5. Emma

    January 7, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    Happy New Year Becky! (does 7th Jan still count as new?! :-))

    Oooh I’ve been eyeing up the moulded Jana for a while on Leia Lingerie – I love a good basic with a few nice touches so this bra really appeals to me. A few of the other Fantasie models look lovely too – especially the Mollie bra but haven’t been able to find any reviews so am unsure about fit etc…

    I’ve recently gone up a cup size so am really in need of good staples in my new size, definitely time to start restocking my bradrobe.

  6. Rebecca Hultgren

    January 9, 2015 at 12:55 am

    I would love to win since I havent tried Fantasie since Ive changed my bra size.

  7. Estelle

    January 10, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    I like the pattern on this one. To me, it looks like one of those bras I’d see hanging on a rail over the other side of the store and think nothing of, but if I got nearer and saw it close up I’d like it 🙂

  8. Shannon

    January 11, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    Looks so lovely, I will be looking on the website at ordering one for myself soon!

  9. Em Mahr

    January 13, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    I’d like to win because I love that the bras come in sizes for fuller busts – I often have a hard time finding bras for fuller chests, but with a small band size of 30 or 32. I also like that the bras look very supportive.

  10. Holly May

    January 15, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    I would love to win this competition, as I find it hard finding bras that fit me perfectly. Well, ones that aren’t expensive. I have a small back measurement, but large bust measurement. The bras you offer are sexy, yet supportive and fit nicely. I’d love one!

  11. Laura

    January 16, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    I would LOVE to win because over the past year I have been measured numerous times and given so many different measurements. After the age of 18 I never remeasured myself and had gone up two cup sizes by 10 years later, I know, terrible that I waited 10 years to be measured again.

    Anyway after gaining weight I gained cup sizes, and I need an overhaul of my lingerie as a result and what better brand to start with! I have struggled with the right bra’s especially for many years so would love to win!

  12. Laura

    January 17, 2015 at 3:55 am

    Would love to try this line. I’ve been having a hard time finding larger size bras with 30 band width. Still looking for the “perfect fitting bra”.

  13. Noelle P

    January 17, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    I would like to win so that I can try this brand without risk.

  14. Gemini

    January 19, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    I’ve only just discovered my bra size in Fantasie, after a lot of disappointing online shopping. And I think this bra is so classy yet simple, which is just my style! I also love the colour which could be worn under lots of different tops. Since I live on a small island (Barbados) my options are limited and very expensive 150 US for one bra!So winning this bra set would be wonderful!

  15. Dana Truitt

    January 23, 2015 at 2:34 am

    I would love to win the lingerie set because I just lost 40lbs and my 2 yr anniversary is coming up. I would love to wear it and look bomb for my hubby as a surprise that night!!!!

  16. Renee

    January 26, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    I would love to win because I am also a G cup size so you know how hard it is to find good, well- fitting bras.
    Great blog

  17. Julia McLean

    January 27, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Looks gorgeous! How did the band fit? I have a few fantasie bras in a 30 back and some feel as tight as a 28, while others are super loose. Would love to give this one a try!

    1. Becky Magson

      January 27, 2015 at 11:30 pm

      The band fits perfectly to me as a typical 30GG wearer, I would just want the cups to be a touch larger. In this respect, Freya bras run larger in the cup than this Fantasie style.

      Becky x

  18. Molly

    January 28, 2015 at 4:54 am

    I have never tried this brand and would love to!!

  19. Shannon

    January 29, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    I would love to win this as I am a lingerie addict! These designs are beautiful and I would love to own one for myself! X

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