I love Masquerade Antoinette design in every colour. I already have the bra so I decided to buy the corset. The red and teal versions are my favourite. I own it in red in 30E and in teal in 32DD.
As this model is discontinued, I bought it used. I decided to try my regular size (30E) even if this colourway is known for running small in the cups. The design is just perfect, matching a black lace with a red background was a very good idea. As in the bra, the center gore is decorated with plastic red beads, the straps are velvet and unstretchy in front.
Concerning the ...fit, I have to confirm that the red version have smaller cups. I have the quad boob effect and the center gore doesn't lay flat. I think it's because the cups are just not as deep as in a regular 30E, even if the width is normal, they are “flat” in my opinion. I have also the impression, comparing to my Masquerade Antoinette bra, that the cup fit in a corset is slightly different than in a normal bra because the cups are pushed up by the vertical wires and the large band much higher. This added to the "boudoir" design, the overall effect is very nice. The band is ok on the tightest hook and I don't think it'll stretch anymore. This corset is used, I suppose the new one would be tighter.
Even if this corset doesn't fit me perfectly, I decided to keep it as I'm not going to wear it every day but only on special occasions. Read more 159 more words
This was a little obsession of mine, I just had to have it so even knowing I'm a 28 back size I bought 30. I fasten it in the tightest hooks and even so I feel it could be tighter in the waist area (possibly not their fault once I do have a tiny waist...). In spite of not being the perfect fit it is comfortable, the wires do not poke and though they don't lay completely flat against my chest in the center I can feel my bust is being supported and it's a cup deepness problem rather than the band being loose.
This is my second Masquerade Antoinette corset. I bought it new with tags in the nearest size likely to fit, 32DD. The band is quite comparable to my 30E in red (which is used and the band has stretched). I fasten it on the tightest hooks and it's ok. The cups seem to run normal for this size, they fit without a quad boob effect which I have in the 30E in red. I was very surprised, when measuring, to discover that the cups are actually deeper in the red version. I think that the difference relies on the cup width – the wires are narrower in teal/black which makes them deeper. It's also possible that the cup edge is more open in this version.