As a somewhat shallow boobed person, I thought that unlined bras were just not made for me. Then I found a Marcie clone that worked for me. And now this. This gives a wonderful round shape, with no padding! I love the vertical seams and the swirly mesh lace. And the dark plum color, of course. I also have tall roots and this is open on top enough for me.
There is a little quad boob, but it isn't as bad as it looks in the pictures! My main problem is that the wires at the front seem to twist a bit. I think because my breasts are so close together. It still sits flat, but the bow becomes crooked (this often happens for me) and I feel like I can make either one side or the other of my beasts sit properly in the bra. It is reasonably comfy and gives a nice round shape under clothes but I am worried that if I keep this bra it is one which I will be adjusting and fiddling with ...throughout the day, rather than one I can just put on and then forget all about (what I am always searching for, but don't often find haha!!!) I feel like maybe my breasts are too soft for this style too. I feel like it is a style designed to give a more oomph type cleavage, but my breasts are soft and that doesn't happen (or not in this). I feel like I will be fiddling with this bra to hitch up the straps to get my cleavage more up, and also having to try and smooth my breasts into the bra to stop them falling out. So, I guess I shouldn't keep it. The back is a really good fit though. Nice and firm, and the wires seem a good width for me. I think the straps are a bit wide though. They don't fall off my shoulders though, but I think that I am wearing the straps pulled in more than intended, which may also be affecting the fit of the cups. The straps sit at the very outside of the cups, creating a real square shape (sorry, I don't know how to explain this properly), but for me if I let the straps sit where they seem intended to sit, they would be falling off my shoulders. If I pull them in to sit on my shoulders they stay in place, but they no longer go straight up in a straight line, but instead curve in, and I think this affects the comfort and maybe the fit and shape too. Read more 263 more words
The coral pink is a very pretty color, much more "pink" in person than it appears online. I was also surprised to discover that is has no padding. I have never tried a half cup without padding before. This bra fits in my usual size 30GG, however, it lacks enough projection for my inner fullness. I have a little bit of a flat, pushed-down look from the side. The Masquerade Rosetti and Masquerade Angie, both of which I purchased at the same time as this bra, have enough projection for me in size 30GG.
A very well-made bra, with comfortable band and wires. Just not as much projection as the Angie or Rosetti.
I really like this bra. The band at the top of the breasts is slightly stretchy and doesn't dig in at all, and is very soft. The "wings" are low enough not to dig into my armpit at all (I hate that!), but tall enough to comfortably contain all of my breast tissue. It's not the most supportive bra I've ever had--I do bounce a bit in it--but that may be due to having a band slightly larger than I'm used to, and it being a balconnet rather than a full-cup like I'm used to.
Before buying, I read that the Orla runs small in the cup, which I found to be true: the 28F fits more like a 28E. I wear both sizes, but apart from the Orla my 28Fs are all padded bras, whereas I tend to be a more solid 28E in unlined (Masquerade Persia, Cleo Bonnie, Curvy Kate), perhaps because unlined cups tend to be more projected. Just something to consider when deciding whether or not to size up in the cup. Masquerade bras commonly run snug in the band, but the Orla is one of the tightest I’ve tried, and it stretches less than the ones with more ...satiny material. As for shape, it has an adequate amount of projection, but I could wish for a tiny bit more center fullness, although it’s still perfectly wearable.
This bra is constructed rather oddly, with one layer made of mesh edged with plum colored fabric at the lip and seams, and the outer, decorative layer just sort of loosely attached to that. Because it is not attached at more than a couple of points, the top of the outer layer bunches and flops over in such a way that shows under clothing. It’s a pity because otherwise it gives a nice rounded and somewhat minimized shape. Surprisingly given the fact that it is semi-sheer, the two layers are thick enough that nipples are not visible. I have the plum colorway and I love the contrast of the plum colored design against the skin showing through the mesh. I think it’s a gorgeous bra, but then I love the Masquerade aesthetic in general. Read more 161 more words
had this bra for about 2 weeks now and kept forgetting to enter it in and return it, oops! ordered 2 sizes on amazon to see if either would work since both were cheap and returnable, and neither did. i think i will have to up and admit defeat on orla https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> as pretty as it is, it seems like it will never work for me.
first things first: DAMN. this band is tight! it *just* goes to 32, and i needed a full extender to even get it on. even with the extender, it was very snug, and the gore dug in ...painfully. this is probably partly due to the height, and party to the tightness. i would suggest ordering a band size up from whatever you wear, at least one.
its hard to gauge everything else because of how poorly the band fit, because using the extender skewed the straps so far. even in the right band size, the straps on orla are *very* wide. the cups gapes a little on me here, but im guessing more so because of the band having to be made so much longer by the extender. the cups are 6 inches wide in this size, which is a bit too wide for me. appearance wise, the plum color is gorgeous. Read more 114 more words
The straps (which are only half-adjustable) come out in my armpits, which, with my broad shoulders, is a *very* rare thing. The wires are also a smidge too wide, leaving the cups empty at the sides and bottom-outer corner. I'm normally a 30G, but I'm glad I sized up as I have narrow and projected boobs. As it is now this bra is the wrong shape for me: there's both flattening/quadding and wrinkling at the top of the cups; a 30G would have been far too small. Ideally the Orla should have more immediate depth at the gore and along the wires, if it were to fit me ...better. The gore is also too high - my boobs get closer-set higher up, so the wires are pushed together at the top. The band feels very sturdy and firm - good for those inbetween sizes (go for the larger one if you want to breathe). I'm using a one-row extender while I break the bra in. Bending the wires (which I do to almost all of my bras anyway) made it more comfortable to wear. As for the look, it really is a gorgeous bra. The vanilla colour is perfect, much more flattering on my skintone than pure white bras. I want to call it 'Earl Grey custard' as it has the exact same colour as custard mixed with tea (which is delicious, by the by). The embroidery is darling, the whole bra looks very luxorious, and I feel super fancy wearing it. Read more 144 more words
Orla is my first attempt at an unlined bra from Masquerade. While the 28 bands can run tight in this brand, I've found the 30s to be consistently too large for me, so I decided to get this in my normal size of 28E. Someone mentioned that this seemed like a Marcie clone, so I was optimistic about the fit, though pictures of this bra make it look like it fits people quite differently and can look quite short and disproportionate on some bodies, so I had no idea what to expect on my body. I found that this bra mostly fits, but I don't ...love it for a number of reasons.
The shape of the cup is a 4 piece cup--a 3HC bottom cup with horizontal top panel. In general, this silhouette is tough for me as 3HCs almost always give me some issue or other. The first couple of times I put on this bra, I was convinced it was too roomy in the cup as the cups were baggy on both sides. After adjusting the straps, it fits my larger side quite well, although my smaller side still shows gapping. Both sides gap when I move, and this is due to the shape of the upper cup being too open for me though the volume of the rest of the cup is correct. The upper cup is made from very soft poly crepe and has no edge stitching or elastic to help it sit closer to the body, thus it's not surprising that it gaps. This can be easily fixed by tucking in the upper cup slightly at either the center gore or strap attachment, so it's not a huge problem, however this will not be a good shape for anyone who totally lacks upper fullness.
The bottom portion of the cup is made from soft sheer tricot, and the outer portion is made from soft embroidered mesh with Celtic swirl motifs. Because the cups are so soft and unstructured, I also experience pulling from the straps that cuts into my tissue at the outer cup, something I also often experience in soft padded 3HCs like Freya and Fantasie styles, and in side support styles. If you have very firm tissue or are fuller in that area this may not be an issue for you, but it is noticeable on me. Other than this issue, the bra gave me a nice rounded shape, and the wires are the right shape and size for me. However, the wires on this bra are extremely firm, so since I am wearing this in my proper band size, the outer portion of the wire presses rather uncomfortably against my ribcage due to the firmness.
As a result, this wasn't quite the Marcie clone that I had hoped for, and there are some comfort issues. However, the bra ended up being prettier in person. Coral is not my favorite color, but I didn't find it terribly offensive on this bra. The upper cup, cradle, and front portion of the straps are made from the same lightweight poly crepe, while the cups are sheer. The scalloped upper edge of the mesh cup may be visible under clothing, but the embroidery and overall fabric is soft and good quality. The only design concern I found other than the overly open upper cup, which would have been improved by some elastic to stabilize the upper edge, is that the straps are only partially adjustable. I don't know why it was designed this way since the front of the strap is not decorative and really looks similar to plain elastic. I wore this almost adjusted down the full way and I could see someone else not having enough room to shorten the straps further. Though this has a skinny stretch interlock band like many other Masquerade styles, I found it to be firm and TTS. There is a gentle leotard back, and the only trim is a small bow at the center gore. Read more 578 more words
This isn't my favorite bra. I had to buy an extender for this bra because the band and straps are so stiff. I can't quite fill the cups so they wrinkle slightly. Although this bra has nice detailing, it looks very lumpy under a t-shirt.