runs big ion the back in my opinion - however i'm closer to a 26 than a 28. Ummm,the underwiring in the front of the body are munted and puff out strange in weird places (i think they were warped/ damaged wires) so I have removed them, it makes no difference to fit only now i dont look like i have strange lumps on my stomach.
Oh god, this bra is goregeous. I usually wear a 32H/30HH, but due to how Basques do, this size does end up working. The shape it gives, both to my breasts and my belly, is flattering and sexy. Getting it on isn't as big of a pain as anticipated, since it's relatively stretchy. The straps are wide and wideset, which for me is really nice, and this shape gives extra lift and support to the bust. Probably due to the size discrepancy, the boning underneath the cups tends to be distorted, but it's not that big of an issue and likely wouldn't be a problem at all if I was in a slightly more accurate size. The aesthetic of the basque itself is refined and sexy. 10/10 would use to seduce James Bond
Perfect my first basque. But I don't have tommy I do work out. I got flat one. So for me when I tried it there was lots of extra fabric belly side. I had had to removed it all by sewing. For bra side band and bra cups were totally true to size so don't worry. Im sure when you out on this no one gonna hate it X)
I have this basque in the black/graphite colourway. Amazing design. Bought this in a 32FF although I am a 26JJ, been searching high and low for one in this particular colourway in something close to my size. Planning on taking in the band length and a too small cup in this does not matter that much to me Cup width on this too small cup happens to be almost perfect for me though, so that's a plus. Very comfortable, although rather fiddly to put on. Straps are not long enough for me but to be expected since they're only half adjustable. Lovely ...quality fabric on the straps, gives it a really nice opulent feel. Also I think this basque may be a tad too short for me. I may have a short torso for my height (5ft11in) but I guess relatively I still have a longish torso. Not particularly fond of the charm in the centre so may be removing that to make way for a ribbon of some sort. The design of this is so nice I may even wear this on nights out - could probably just about get away with it haha. Overall really really nice, just wish there were more basques or even just longlines made in my kind of size range Read more 119 more words
I usually wear a 30F in Panache because their bands are firm, but I bought this in a 28FF, the last size available at breakoutbras.com. The price was terrific, and I liked the subtle Graphite-Black coloring. A few months ago I tried on a black 28F Panache Confetti basque. It fit well except for quadboobing. Unfortunately a 28FF Panache Confetti basque wasn't available anywhere. Last week, when I saw this on sale, I gambled the 28FF Masquerade/Harlequin Delphi basque would work. The tags and labels say Harlequin, not Masquerade. The product number is 6417, which matches Bratabase's Masquerade. The appearance matches that of Bratabase's photo, except ...it's Graphite-Black instead of Black/Ivory.
The Delphi's fit is good, and I rated it as such, but I'd prefer the underwires to go up further under my arms. There is a bit more bulging there than I'd like. It's not obvious unless I raise my arms. I'm glad the 30F wasn't available, as the 28FF hugs my body the right amount. I find 28 bands in Panache too tight, but because the basque's compression is spread over a large area, it feels more comfortable than that of my bra bands. More of my body is being squeezed, but there's no digging in feeling at all.
I was alone when I tried on the basque. It took ten minutes to do up all 14 hooks, but I'll get faster with practice. I prefer to hook my bras in the back because it's easier on the bras and challenges my shoulder strength and flexibility. Unless I get a lot thinner, hooking this in front, even partially, and twisting it around to the back will be nearly impossible. Plus I'm worried about pulling out some hooks and eyes if I do that.
The midriff area is not tight enough to do any real shaping, but it will maintain a smooth, firm line under clothes. I'd liken the compression to that of a seamed, stretch shaping garment without boning. The silhouette is more natural looking than a waist cincher.
The Delphi's cups form a more horizontal line than the Confetti's. It's been months since I saw the Confetti, though, and I only tried it on for a few minutes, so I could be wrong.
I have slim hips, but I imagine this would flex easily to accommodate a curvier bottom half. I'm short and don't have a long torso, but as I sat wearing this for a few hours, I felt perfectly comfortable. We'll see if I feel as comfortable in it when I'm doing work in front of a computer instead of surfing bra blogs.
Edited to add one day later: I just tried the Delphi Basque on again. This time it only took five minutes to do up all the hooks. Yesterday I thought I couldn't wear this as outerwear because the extra rows of hooks and eyes show in the back. They will continue to do so until the thing loosens up enough to go to the third row. But if I wear a jacket open and wear a skirt or trousers over the basque, it'll work. Read more 417 more words