- Strap separation:
- Not a problem
- Top of the cup:
- Wrinkles, can't quite fill it
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It's a great bra for people who like plunges and need wide wires. Sometimes I hear bad opinions about this bra... I guess it just doesn't work for everybody, it's just how it is. Some very popular models doesn't work good for me. So please keep it in mind before criticizing a bra! One shop in my area stopped selling those bras because customers allegedly complained. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> I wear Masquarade's polkas for years and believe me, they are perfectly fine.
So, this time it's a red and black one in 32F. It fits really nice, is comfortable, doesn't poke. It has wide wires, so it's perfect for wide-rooted breasts but probably won't work for narrow roots. It's 'lightly padded' so it means that cups are kinda stiff but it's not thick enough to add volume. It's cut deeply, with very low and narrow gore, so it's also good for those of us who struggle with finding comfortable gores - it doesn't poke.
My breasts are moderately full on top, if yours are very full it may cut in, this bra isn't very open, I'd say it's medium in this aspect - neither very closed or open. I also have one 32FF which I prefer to wear when my breasts swell. So you may try a cup size bigger.
What I noticed is this bra tends to be more closed and pointy-shaped when it's new, as that's when cups are very stiff, but they go softer with time and fit the shape of breasts better... So if you like this bra, it may be worth to give it a try even if it doesn't fit perfectly and seem a tiny bit pointy. It should get better with every wash. This model is very similar to Orion, but Orion is much softer. However, I find stiffer cups in Polka provide slightly better hold and shape.
The band it's true to size, in my opinion. I have slightly above 31 inches under bust and 32 is perfect. I also have a 34F of the same model and even though it seems ok when I put it on, after a while I can feel it doesn't provide enough support and even rides up slightly. However if you prefer looser bands, you may find 34 better.
I wish this bra was made from slightly different fabric, especially on band. Perfectly powermesh, as it could be more breathable.
Visually it's rather pretty, though maybe not in very sophisticated way, shiny satin, dots and lace border. It looks ok under clothes, the seams or lace border may be somewhat visible under thinner clothes, but not too much.
However, this bra is still pretty hardy, though it may not look like it. I know because I wore my first polka until it nearly started to fall apart. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> So it should last several years of intensive use. Perhaps if it wasn't satin it could last even longer.
Updated on Apr 27, 2013 Flag this