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This is my second Alice in the same color and size. Since this is my best-fitting padded true plunge fit right now, I decided to order another one for regular wear. Happily, both bras I own measure and fit very consistently!
Updated on Jun 16, 2020 Flag this
Alice is such a gorgeous bra that has been on my wishlist forever. I finally took the plunge after doing much research on the size, and I’m glad that I did! It’s not a perfect fit, but I correctly chose a sister size that fits, and the bra looks beautiful. This bra fits like a 30DD.
In terms of sizing, feedback from reviews is that the Alice cups run one size big. My ideal size in this style would be a 28DD, one cup smaller than my normal size of 28E, but I couldn’t find this size anywhere. I ended up sister sizing into a 30D knowing that ... the band would be loose, but figuring that the cups would fit. The band is the same firm satin that is on my Masquerade Athena and Rhea. The Rhea 30 band fits better than this, because for some reason the band on this bra won’t lay flat on me and ends up wrinkled. It is firm, so it doesn’t really move around on me, but it’s definitely too big. I suspect this is because the wings are very short at the back and therefore less stable. The narrow wings at the back should be easy for me to alter though.
The cups on this style are a cut and sew 2HC with a low gore. It’s not really what I would consider a plunge, since that’s usually a 3 piece construction with sloping upper piece. Usually 2HC styles are less projected than 3HC styles, but this style is actually quite projected and is more projected than Rhea (3HC). The shape of the cups fits me well, though there may be a tiny bit of emptiness at the fullest part of the cup. The upper cup closes back in and is not completely open, but isn’t nearly as closed as Athena. The shape of the cup isn’t as center-heavy as Athena either. It gives me a really nice rounded profile. The only thing about this bra that I think is really not suited for me is the height of the outer cup and width of the strap positioning. This is a common issue for me with taller and wider cups, so it’s not surprising, but it makes me a little sad.
Appearance-wise, this bra is lovely. Cups are made from cotton covered foam, and the front is covered with embroidered mesh. The design is of large scale flowers and rosettes, and in the Mineral Blue colorway, they are tonal. The cradle and straps are made from Masquerade’s standard heavy weight satin. This has the plainest gore of all the Masquerade styles I’ve tried, as it just has an ivory floppy ribbon bow. It’s a bit Edwardian and elegant without being stuffy.
Despite some minor fit issues, I am very pleased with the fit of this bra, and am so glad I managed to find one! Now, time to hunt down the other colorway and potentially pick up the matching slip...
Update: This fits me much better now, and I've ordered a second one in the same size and color for regular wear. Both bras measure very consistently!
Updated on Jun 16, 2020 Flag this
Oh how I wanted you to work Alice :'( This is such a beautiful bra, the colour is lovely the lace is SO pretty. It's even nicer in person which is why I wanted to cry when I tried it on and realised it wouldn't work for me. The band is on the tight side and the cup shape doesn't seem to match my boobs, as a result the wires kind of dig in everywhere. The straps are rather far apart so they're always falling off my admittedly small shoulders. I wanted to make this work so I tried an extender and that helped with the band but the straps still made it impossible to wear because I would push them too far in (to keep them from slipping off my shoulders) and then the underwires on the side would dig in.
Updated on Oct 09, 2014 Flag this
I should have ordered a 28 band, I assumed that Masquerade's would be snug like Panache but they feel more like Freya's 30 bands. Ok not that bad... Also, the cups run large so in my case I'm usually a 30DD, and the 30D I ordered fit perfectly in the cups. I probably would be happier with a 28DD, but this will do. The wings are very short, which bothers me but as long as boob isn't escaping out the sides it's fine. The bra is gorgeous, worth the extra money.
Updated on Jun 03, 2014 Flag this
This is quite a decadent bra. The cups are covered in floral embroidery in black, cream, rose, and metallic thread. The cups do seem to run large, and I ordered a cup size smaller than I normally wear. I do wish the wings and band were more firmly supported: they seem to wrinkle a lot, so either some boning or a firm fabric lining would do them a lot of good. This bra works well for my shallow breasts, and would be an awesome special occasion bra!
Updated on Oct 18, 2013 Flag this
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Added on Dec 15, 2014