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.
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