It's pretty evident that I am a big fan of Masquerade Angie, since I've now collected every color. My other two bras are 30DD, but I haven't been able to find my ideal size of 28E. Given that 3HC cuts run shallow and my only complaint about this bra is that it gives me a more minimized side appearance, I decided to try this in a 28F when I saw it available.
Surprisingly, the 28F fits quite similarly to my Comexim bras in 60H. The Basic 3HC in 60H was too shallow in the cups for me, and I haven't received my new 3HCs from Comexim ... yet, so my impression is based on the Comexim Standard Plunge cut. The wires, cup width, projection, and cup height all feel very similar to my Comexim bras. I would say this is almost a half size too large for me, but it fits my larger side well, and is a bit roomy on my smaller size. The cups definitely feel wider and are much taller than in the 30DD, which helps with giving a more rounded appearance, but it also causes the sides of the cups to come up a little bit high on me, and thus the sides of the cups and straps cut in and chafe a little bit. I frequently get the same issue in these larger cup sizes, especially in foam cup bras, just due to my petite frame, so I think this comes with the territory and is not a sign of a poor fit, as to me it's more important to get correct wire size and cup projection.
In this size, I also notice the wires more when wearing, so between the wires and the taller/wider cups, it is less comfortable than the 30DD, but gives better shape and is more supportive. Again, wires in a slightly larger cup size on me tend to be more noticeable, so this is again a common sacrifice I have to make sometimes to get the right cup size.
The 28 band is much better for me than the 30 band, and it feels comfortably snug. It is made from the same firm stretch satin that many other Masquerade bras use, and there is a gentle leotard back. The decorative straps of this bra extend quite far into the back, and the amount of adjustable strap is quite limited on this particular style.
I think that 28E would be my ideal fit, 28F gives better shape and support with some sacrifices in comfort, and 30DD is my most comfortable but less shapely and supportive option.
My other two bras are both in solid colorways, but I finally got the red/black that I really wanted! The vertical seams down the front in this colorway are black, as is the lace, which creates a nice contrast against the red foam cups. One thing I've noticed is that the lace at the upper edge is sewn rather inconsistently on all of my bras, so this may not lay flat under clothing. The seams are also not always sewn straight, so this is a deduction I would make against the quality of the bra. The fabric also feels a bit less luxe than on other Masquerade bras, but this is a subjective opinion and difficult to describe. Once again, Masquerade switched it up with the center gore decoration on the different colorways, as this one has a black ribbon bow with a small circular gold charm. I don't love the charm and I think it distracts from the overall appearance of the bra, but I appreciate the creativity of putting different decorations on each colorway!
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