It's a great bra for people who like plunges and need wide wires. Sometimes I hear bad opinions about this bra... I guess it just doesn't work for everybody, it's just how it is. Some very popular models doesn't work good for me. So please keep it in mind before criticizing a bra! One shop in my area stopped selling those bras because customers allegedly complained. I wear Masquarade's polkas for years and believe me, they are perfectly fine.
So, this time it's a red and black one in 32F. It fits really nice, is comfortable, doesn't poke. It has wide wires, so it's ...perfect for wide-rooted breasts but probably won't work for narrow roots. It's 'lightly padded' so it means that cups are kinda stiff but it's not thick enough to add volume. It's cut deeply, with very low and narrow gore, so it's also good for those of us who struggle with finding comfortable gores - it doesn't poke.
My breasts are moderately full on top, if yours are very full it may cut in, this bra isn't very open, I'd say it's medium in this aspect - neither very closed or open. I also have one 32FF which I prefer to wear when my breasts swell. So you may try a cup size bigger.
What I noticed is this bra tends to be more closed and pointy-shaped when it's new, as that's when cups are very stiff, but they go softer with time and fit the shape of breasts better... So if you like this bra, it may be worth to give it a try even if it doesn't fit perfectly and seem a tiny bit pointy. It should get better with every wash. This model is very similar to Orion, but Orion is much softer. However, I find stiffer cups in Polka provide slightly better hold and shape.
The band it's true to size, in my opinion. I have slightly above 31 inches under bust and 32 is perfect. I also have a 34F of the same model and even though it seems ok when I put it on, after a while I can feel it doesn't provide enough support and even rides up slightly. However if you prefer looser bands, you may find 34 better.
I wish this bra was made from slightly different fabric, especially on band. Perfectly powermesh, as it could be more breathable.
Visually it's rather pretty, though maybe not in very sophisticated way, shiny satin, dots and lace border. It looks ok under clothes, the seams or lace border may be somewhat visible under thinner clothes, but not too much.
However, this bra is still pretty hardy, though it may not look like it. I know because I wore my first polka until it nearly started to fall apart. So it should last several years of intensive use. Perhaps if it wasn't satin it could last even longer. Read more 383 more words
This is a very elegant bra and is perfect under v-necks. It is also quite comfortable though I have to wear it with an extender. The band is very tight and fits like a 28. The cup is true to size but as usual I tend to spill out of plunges so this bra is great for someone with firm breasts. If you are full on top I think this bra would give amazing cleavage though you might want to size up in the cup.
Wow, this bra is tiny. If I knew someone who was a 24 band, I'd give them this one to try. It might be more comfortable for them. I'm usually a 28 band, though I can wear a 26, and this is ridiculously small in the band. It's nearly impossible to close. Not only is the band short, but it seems to have very little stretch. In addition, it seems to be small in the cup, at least one full size if not two.
It's a nice bra, but the shape is strange on me. Would be better for breasts with a wider root, I think. Pretty polka-dot pattern, the band is true to size. I have some gaping in the bottom of the cup near my sternum, but the top line quad-boobs me. It's comfortable, snug. The cup seems to have a strong seam line at the top part of the cup.
This bra seems to run small in the cup and a little tight in the band. The shape it gives is quite pointy/retro looking, which I personally dislike. This may not be so noticeable in the right size or after some wear, but it's hard to say.
It's certainly a pretty bra and feels well made. The outside of the cups is satin trimmed with black decorative edging, while the inside feels soft and like it contains cotton, which is nice against your skin.
The straps are only partially adjustable, and didn't adjust short enough for me. The band is quite thin and fastens with two hooks, but feels perfectly supportive. The centre gore is very low so it's a good bra for women who can't tolerate wires against their sternum.
I am a fan of this brand so I was hoping it would work for me. The band was too tight. I couldn't fasten it and I measure 28 underbust. I guess it would work for someone with a smaller ribcage. Even with an extender it did not fit. The cups seem too deep for my breasts and they pucker at the very tip. I think this would work for someone with fuller, rounder breasts rather than shallow breasts.
Overall it is a pretty bra. Mine is deep red with black lace and polka dots.The straps adjust half way and there are 2 columns of hooks. It has vertical seems for an uplifted look.
The bra is a plunge bra. Is a bit tight on the band. It does not leave marks on my straps but yes in the band size. Although I can fit two fingers on back on the first set of two hooks. am amazed that my boobs get an effect of push up with it, yet it gives it a soft conical shape. For now I will be force to wear it intercalate with my other bra until I have enough money to but me another everyday bra. This bra should be used on special occasions, where you put it on and take it off in ...a few hours not after a whole day.
Ok I have lost a bit of weight although with a shirt on it does not look that the cup on top is not filled enough and the bottom of the bra never fills I am able to still wear it. Yet it does not fit me as I will like. The band is still snug and I do not wear this bra as often as My Tisha or Sienna bra. Read more 79 more words