This bra is almost perfect! Beautiful lace in a striking coral color, very firm side wings and back band. It gives a great, rounded uplifted shape that Masquerade does so well.
*Note, however: this is the smallest 32 band I have ever tried on!* It only stretches to a maximum of 30 inches, and I can wear it on the loosest hook with an underbust of about 28.
Be careful if your breasts are very close together. The center gore is a little too wide for me, and it pushes the cups forward a bit, reducing the support. The straps are also slightly too wide-set. Straps are only semi-adjustable. However, it still looks great, it is just not quite a perfect fit. I wish they'd make it in continuity colors.
The good: - so, so beautiful & impeccably made - snug band - enough immediate projection!!! - lovely, rounded shape
The less good: - the cups are too tall for me - I wish the band had more stretch; it's quite firm - straps are quite far apart and don't have much stretch
In sum: In theory, Anise is my ideal bra (shallow-ish but with immediate projection, open on top cups, wicked tight band for a 28), but it's not quite right for me. This would be the perfect bra for a <28 band person with tall roots or a lot of upper fullness!
This bra would be beautiful if it fit. Very pretty colour, nice shape and details. Band and cups both fit small. Band feels about one size small, closer to a 26 band, and cups feel at least 2 sizes too small. Center gore does not sit flat and it feels as if my nipples are going to pop out. The bra also pushes up and in creating a bit of cleavage.
I had this bra in a 34FF when I was smaller and loved it. So I jumped at this bigger size when I found it available.
Appearance? Beautiful. The eyelash lace at the top of the cups and the cutout gore are so special. And the coral color is lovely.
Fit? Noooooo! *dramatically shakes fists in the air* Apparently this is one of those bras that fit great in a smaller size, and didn't work at all in a larger range (for me at least. Your mileage may vary. My shape may have changed also, wasn't aware of that kind of thing until recently). The measurements looked workable ...if not perfect, but the cups are way too wide and shallow for me. It feels like it comes straight up from the underwire rather than being boob-shaped. The gore is too high for my close set breasts and rests on top of them instead of tacking. The top edge of the cup sticks out and creates a visible ridge under clothing. The band is super tight for a 34 and fits much more like a 32 (I was aware of this and it fits me fine in the band but if you are really a 34 you'll need to go up to a 36). I'll be listing this bra eventually, once I stop making angry faces and googly eyes at it. Read more 123 more words
bought as worn once, and it arrived with one eye on the band slightly wobbly. you have to really mess with it to see, but it seems not tightly sewn in and can tilt to the side a bit. i tried it on for all of 2 seconds- the band is *TIGHT*. as in "two extenders and i an still hardly breath" tight. if you are 28 band, i would give the 32 a try. i think even a 30 band would find this too tight. its the material of the band, the satin is very firm with little stretch, so its not the type of thing to ...ever really "break in". Masquerade Persia has the same type of material. i cant say much on fit because by the time i could actually fasten the band, the 2 extenders had skewed the rest of the fit so much that the straps were almost wholly in front of me.
according to measurements, the cup width and depth would likely have worked for me if the band were longer. it may have been a hair too deep- it looks very projected, but i generally wear a 32FF/34F so i was expecting that a bit. its got NARROW wires in this size! 5.5inches wide, woop! just what i need, but paired with a band i can actually put on. i may hunt down a sister size, but im really unsure of what to get. the straps are partially adjustable.
as appearances go, its gorgeous. this is another bra that's been on my lust list for ages, but seems impossible to track down. the Coral color is beautiful, and the floral lace edges just over the top of the cup. the gore is really unique, it has a cut out and at the top connection has a tiny pearl and bow with a flourish. the satin material of the band is repeated in the front half of the strap, and is bit thinner than the adjustable part. its still a little stretchy, but not as much as the back half.
sadly ive got to re home this- but im keeping an eye out for one closer to my size! Read more 254 more words
Not a perfect fit but it is honestly the best I've ever worn. I don't know what it is about coral-colored bras but I feel like I must have them all. This bra is very pretty but a more simple pretty; lace (with some shine) over foam cups, decorative bow and bear on gore, satin band and edges. Only two hooks which is a bummer, but that's just what Masquerade does. Only part of the straps are adjustable, which is fine for me but an issue for others.
The band feels pretty firm and makes you feel like if you stretch it too far, it'd tear rather than, well, ...stretch. I could stretch it to a little over 31in, but that was honestly pushing the limits. So needless to say, this bra runs small in the band. That said, it feels a bit too loose on me. I could comfortably hook it onto the last set of hooks.
I spill out on my larger side (while being too large for my smaller side), but this is not a deal breaker for me at all since there is much else is right with this bra. I can adjust the cup in a way so I don't spill out as much (or at all), but over time it decides it wants to bubble over once more. Plus I feel going up in cup volume would make the smaller side more problematic, so I feel this is a good balance. (For this bra)
The cups are moulded and not 100% perfect for my shape (as is the case for most people), the bottom part is a bit too shallow for me and the side of the cup near the gore is a little flat. The rest of it feels pretty good though (and is pretty darn comfortable, soft, huggable). It gives a good lift. The gore lays on some breast tissue, but that's pretty par for the course for me. It doesn't stab or put pressure on anything though, so I am fine with it.
Something interesting is that the wire channel is longer than the wires themselves. There is some empty space at the top of the gore and the top under the arms; about 1.5cm on each end, or about 3cm of extra space. Wire width is very nice for me, at least what I can tell so far. Also, the bra occasionally makes a creaking noise. Don't know what's up with that, but I don't mind it much.