This is my first foray into soft, unpadded, unstructured bras. Based on my other good experiences with Masquerade, I thought the Orla would fit me; as it turns out, the cups fit well enough but the band is on the snug side. That's an easy problem to fix, because if I don't want to deal with the tightness of the band, I can just wear an extender. On my larger (left) side, the cup fits well, but on my smaller side the top is just a little wrinkly. I'd like to see whether tucking a cookie in will fix this, but the ones I ... have are black and show through the thin fabric of the cup.
Update, July 2016: Now armed with silicone bra cookies, I can tell you, they help. In fact, both sides benefit from a half-size cookie in the bottom of the cup. In light of how much better this bra looks with the cups actually fully filled (rather than almost filled, with a hopeful expression) I think I'd do better with a size down. Unfortunately, Masquerade doesn't do C cups, and this 30 band is already too tight to be comfortable.
(As an aside, why are Masquerade sizes so inconsistent? I have an Antoinette Bandeau in 30DD, which fits in both dimensions, an Alice 28D, which fits in the cup but is too small in the band, and this Orla 30D which is too big in the cup but too small in the band. Bratabase is a huge help here: thanks to all of you who have measured your bras!)
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