The bra is padded, and there’s one vertical seam in the middle. This pushes the breasts into it, and thus gives a forward and projecting shape, moreso than anything else I have tried. The band is continuous, offering good support despite having a thin band with only two hooks. Straps are halfway adjustable in the back. In the front they are much wider and a soft satin, though I don’t think I’d call them padded.
The band is on the tight side and the cups are open at the top. I’m shallow profiled, so I don’t easily get Marie Antoinette cleavage, but this bra does a heck of a good job. Some days there is a little gap at the top, but if I attempt to put all my migrated tissue into the bra it’s an excellent fit. If you’re between sizes, order up a band. The straps adjust short enough for me (often a concern) and the satin is comfortable, although wide.
Very pleasantly surprised by this bra. Normally I live in my Polish half cups, but was surprised to find that Delphi is actually a really great (and close!) fit. Unlike my Rhea, which is wearable but technically too shallow for me at the bottom of the cup, Delphi has enough space at the wire and tacks beautifully at the center gore. Its wide, satin straps and band are so comfortable and the cups are lined with a wonderful soft plush material. It gives a great, super round and projected shape, not unlike my Ewa CH. Lastly, the design is just gorgeous with the contrasting vine embroidery. Beautiful design + fabulous comfort + great shaping = my dream bra. I bought both the sepia and the black/silver color ways, and found the sepia to fit just a little more open at the top of the cup than the black, otherwise they're identical.
I bought this in the AW12 colour which is black/ivory.
The bra is very gorgeous. It is well made and looks luxurious to me. From other reviews on Delphi bras I have read, I found out that the straps are foam padded, however, mine aren't. It feels like it's a piece of satin folded two to three times before getting sewed. It does not affect the comfort for me. The wide straps are very very comfortable. Some might not like the wide straps but for me, this is the exact reason I lust for this bra in the first place.
As for the fit, the cups fits perfectly on my ...28G boobs. While I crumble on the bottom of my 28G Rhea, I didn't in this one. I got Marie Antoinette cleavage, which I love. Since halfcups are perfect on my FOT boobs, this is a winner. One thing I noticed though, is the construction of the bra different for GG+ cups? I saw two vertical seams on 28H, but for mine, there's only one vertical seams.
The band is a typical of Masquerade bras. It is not stretchy at all. I find that I need to use an extender and hook it on the last hook of the extender to be comfortable. My underbust is 27" and this bra stretches to 27.5", but because I like super snug band, this is perfect for me. Other who doesn't like uber tight bands might want to consider sizing a band up and go down a cup from your usual size -> sister sizing.
The shape it gives is similar to Rhea and the embroidery doesn't show under clothing, unless the top is thin. All in all, I'm so glad I finally get this bra! Read more 186 more words
This bra is very comfortable. It gives me a similar shape to my 28GG - Masquerade » Rhea (6121) however, the cups are roomier and I get less cakes as a result. The straps are like nothing I've ever seen before. They are wide and regal. They are padded with foam for extra comfort. Would be good for open or wide necklines.
You know what? This bra is actually pretty great. I have been pretty loyal to Polish bras the last couple of years, and I wear Ewa Michalak every single day. However, I got a chance to get this bra, and I couldn't believe it -- the shape and fit is very similar to that of my 70J - Ewa Michalak » Chp Brzoskwinka (301)! Sure, the gore is slightly different and sits on top of my tissue instead of separating it, but other than that, it's pretty close. The upfront, rounded shape is nearly identical. There is a great amount of projection at the bottom of the cups, which is awesome. It only has 2 hooks, but the comfy padded straps nearly make up for it. This shade (sepia) is a great nude for my pinkish-pale skin, although I don't know how well the raspberry trim would disappear (it is really pretty, though.) Overall, it's a really lovely bra that feels comfy and gives an awesome shape.
Ooh I love this bra. I just got it yesterday and it's beautiful. One of those dance around in your underwear singing "I feel pretty" kind of bras. I could probably do with a band size down and a cup size up, but for an outlet steal I am pretty darn satisfied. Some times I get quad-boob and sometimes I get gaping, it all depends on my posture. That said my normal posture works perfectly. For the amount of "cakes on a platter" cleavage I get (which is a first and fabulous), it is pretty darn supportive. The lace at the top is slightly itchy, but I think it will soften and I will become used to it. I've never owned such a nice bra before! Granted I could only afford it on clearance, but still! It really is designed to push you in and up, so it gives a great front-on shape (very slimming) as well as a nice rounded profile. I'm so excited about this bra. I really want to get the matching panties now too...
This remains my all time favorite UK bra. I loved Masquerade bras, and was disappointed when they were discontinued. The fit is great, especially if you need the narrow wires typically found in Polish brands. The fabrics and embroidery are all miles above typical UK brands.
Though I'm a dedicated Ewa Michalak/Comexim fangirl, I've been interested to try more readily available brands/styles known to have good projection (e.g., Masquerade Rhea, Antoinette, or Delphi). The Delphi was my least preferred style to try but I found such a great deal I figured it was worth a try, for diagnostic purposes if nothing else. The projection is better than I expected but I could have still used more, however the main issue, as I anticipated, was this size being large on me, and I was really right - it's at least a cup size or two off. In person it's also a little mature in style for my taste as I thought it might be, but the satiny straps that widen from 0.5" at the cup attachment to 1.125" at the widest point are a beautiful feature. Not for me but it'll be listed soon for someone else who's interested!
Its hard to tell in the pix, but this bra is charcoal satin, a nice switch from black. The dramatic lace overlay is highlighted with subtle royal purple along the top edge. The straps are unique - they are non-stretch satin, and widen out up to the shoulders. Its a vintage look, Masquerade's studied aesthetic. Delightful narrow wires with half-cup height on sides and gore, deep cotton-lined 3 part cups almost horizontal and open on top: here comes lift lift lift for a stunning Renaissance cleavage and round apples from the side. Gold metal fixtures add another touch of class. Band is very firm, the whole bra is pretty firm in fact, you're not slouching around here you are showing what ya got! I feel slightly naughty in this bra...