The cups have exactly the same cut as the Masquerade Georgiana (5471). It's a 3-part half cup with two vertical seams. The cups are quite shallow and wide, and therefore definitely shallow-friendly.
The cups are deeply red with a black lace overlay. There's a small black lace trim at the top of the cups and the straps, but not too much frilly stuff. It looks smooth under T-shirts, but the seams show through. The straps have some adornments too, and I'm not a big fan of that because it looks really weird under tanktops.
The band runs somewhat stretchy, but it feels stable at the widest hook. A sister size down was too tight on me.
Note to self: the outer edge of this bra is 4 inches, which is shorter than many other bras in this size range.
This bra almost ticks a lot of boxes for me: it's less painful in the armpit than a lot of other bras, there's only a little gap at the top of my smaller boob, the gore tacks most of the way & is only crawling onto my larger boob. If the wires were narrower and the whole thing shorter on the sides (wires and fabric both), I'd actually like it.
This bra is very sexy and fits well. This is one of the first bras I ever got in my new size (38G UK). I don't wear it as often because the way the seams are designed in the front, it will show through clothes, but it's a great bra. It's lacy and very sexy. It's comfortable overall and is one of the bras I can wear most of the day without it being too tight or uncomfortable.
I have large breasts where the root is close together and I have "settled" breasts. So this is a good bra if you have close breasts and need a little separation. My best-fitting bras so far are panache, elomi, masquerade, and the freya marvel/patsy, if that helps. This one has a more comfortable band like the elomi and panache bras. It's not as tight as parfait and freya bras.
I am probably wrong, but I THINK I'm shallow, average root width, and even/FOB. This bra is absolutely gorgeous! It is a dark plum color with gold accents at the gore and on the band. The band is tight enough for me even on the loosest set of hooks. I could go to the middle but it feels fine where it is now. (I have a sub 28" ribcage) The seams are barely visible under tighter shirts, and are slightly itchy on the inseide, but it should soften up with washing and wearing. It expects more upper fullness than I have, which causes the lace at the top to wrincle, but the actual cup sits flush with my tissue. The wires are 1/2 to 1 in wider than my roots, but it isn't uncomfortable and doesn't seem to effect the overall fit. There is lace attached to the side of the straps which looks a little odd under tank tops etc. All in all I'm very happy!
This bra is simply too small and shallow for me. There's not enough depth so my boobs try to escape out of the sides!! I think this would fit someone with even fullness who is a bit more shallow than I am. It's a super cute bra, but not for me.
Absolutely stunning. Dark plum with gold accents. Decent projection, firm band, very similar to other masquerades, but this is a pretty much full coverage bra, instead of the half cup I was hoping for.