I love this bra! I could tell as soon as I first put it on that it was going to be extremely comfortable, and I wasn't wrong. This wasn't a bra that needed to be 'worn in'. The appearance is very grown-up but understated, as the fabric is satin in a rich navy blue. It feels very luxurious but suitable for everyday wear.
The band feels snug at first, but loosens up quite quickly. I bought the 30FF rather than the 28G because it was cheaper, but I will need to alter it down (as I really need a 26 back). I vary between a 28FF and a 28G ...in Masquerade bras (e.g. Tiffany, Hestia, Delphi in 28FF, Rhea in 28FF/G, Harem in 28G) and in this the larger size was a perfect fit in the cup.
I feel like the wires are not quite as wide as they usually are on Panache bras, which is a good thing for me. This means the shape isn't as minimised from the side as in a bra like the Masquerade Rhea. It's moulded, like the Freya Deco, so the shape is nice and rounded, but it has fewer issues for me than the Deco. There's no gaping at the top of the cups when I bend over, and I feel more secure in it. The straps are narrower than the Deco and most bras in this size, but in a good way - it looks nicer and the support isn't compromised. It's more of a balconette than the Deco as the centre gore is higher, so if you have soft breast tissue you're less likely to spill out. I normally don't get on with balconettes as I have very close-set breasts, but this one surprisingly didn't cause me any problems.
I don't think I really have a bad word to say about this bra! The matching briefs are also very comfy, but I needed to go up one size from my usual as they're quite small. Read more 224 more words
This is my favourite bra, I love it so much I own it in both colours (and would buy more if they existed!!) The Navy (sapphire) is great basic to wear under most clothes but the two tones/ different fabric makes it look like anything but a boring blue bra. The Berry is a rich magenta and lovely for days you want something that looks fancy but you don't want to go all out.
To begin the cups do run small so I had to size up (30DD from my normal 30D), but once I did this bra is wonderful! It is comfortable in every aspect (no wires ...digging in or wibbly straps) The band has a reasonable amount of stretch but it fits well for a 30 when it's on. The cups manage to simultaneously give just the right amount of coverage and lift, give me a great shape that looks good under clothes (bonus the seams do not show through making it a perfect Tshirt bra) and an unexpected amount of cleavage for a non pushup-bra. The straps are perfectly placed as I have small shoulders and find other straps constantly slipping off. As previously mentioned, the two toned/ different fabric give the bra a beautiful look without the hassle of lace and ribbons. PERFECT! I would wear it everyday (and some weeks I do ) Read more 125 more words
Handsome, is that a weird adjective to describe a bra? Other reviewers who liked the two-toned sapphire color and appearance are spot on: it's a great everyday bra with a subtle attractiveness to it. Basic without the boring. Evening-to-night wear, for sure: invisible under clothes (eve the seams), extremely comfortable and practical, stays put, no re-adjusting necessary, supportive. Flattering lift and shape - a little "on a plate" (from the bottom) and a little "soft hills". Quality is what I expected from Masquerade (good, imo).
Now, technically, this bra doesn't *really* fit me, as I get some orange-in-a-glass at the wire, but doesn't feel less supportive and there's ...no comfort issues, and no gaping which for me seems like black magic. Bf didn't notice the issue until I pointed it out, and it's not at all noticeable once you've popped your shirt on. Got this from another bratabase user, very grateful, will wear this well!
Edit: man, I must've lost weight between writing this review and taking the pics - check out the extra space at the top of the cup. Read more 77 more words
somehow i still had this old bra lying around in the back of my closet. I put it on and it fit???????? so here's an updated review of my thoughts on this bra.
THE AMOR IS NOT THE SAME AS THE ARDOUR, not even close. I compared the two bras, and the cups of the Amor are like 1 inch shorter. and less deep. i'm not really sure if this bra is related to any cut. Whatever it is, it is definitely shallow. And it is less open on top than other shallow bras. I am pretty even, so I like that this bra isn't full on top.
okay so as I was typing this review I realized I spoke too soon. This does not actually fit me. It feels a little tight and there's wrinkling in the bottom of the cup. So this is quite shallow at the bottom and not a lot of projection there.
This bra is gorgeous and smooth. I never wore it much because it was a cup size too big - gapes just a bit, mostly around the armpit for me. Highly recommended - I wish I could find this in 28E - Masquerade bands run nice and tight so the band fit is fantastic.
This bra is absolutely stunning! Unfortunately it is much too tight for me. It fits me in the cups… but the band doesn't have much stretch and feels way too snug for my taste. I wish it did fit though! The straps are fully adjustable (which is awesome for my narrow shoulders), the wires aren't too wide, and the color is amazing - really vibrant and unique. I feel like a 34DD might fit… but I'm worried the band would be too loose then.
This is the first bra I've had with a band thats the perfect amount of tightness - unfortunately its probably a tad too tight as the eyes are pulling a bit on the loosest hooks but anything I've had looser I've had to wear on the middle hooks to get enough support.
This bra also doesn't have enough immediate projection for me and i get very obvious wrinkling at the bottom of the cups. It does, however, have a good amount of projection either side of the centre gore.
Now that I've hit adulthood I'm noticing that my body is taking on this 20-something leanness and it's really mucking up the fit of my bras! At the moment I don't quite fill out the right cup, and the cups are stiff so it's pretty noticeable. Right now I also don't fill out the bottoms, as there is a bit of wrinkling.
I also own this bra in 30F. This one has less bulging in the band and the rings on the straps do not dig into my back. Previously they were go-to bras for a night out, as this bra gives excellent cleavage and lovely modern silhouette. They also look good under clothing - if the cups fit perfectly. I'm idly wondering whether a 32DD would fit, or if I'd end up with a fit and a quadboob :\
This bra has a super tight band and is probably leaning towards a in between a 28DD and 28E cup-wise. The cups fit me well except for a tiny bit of empty space towards the center of the cup. That really isn't a big deal and anyone else won't have that, I just don't have any center fullness. It's actually pretty good for that - it is close to working for me. The other problem is that the gore is slightly too high for how wide it is. I'm talking .2 of an inch too wide/tall. It pushes in on my tissue and makes it kind of a deal breaker.