My shape: mid-height, front-facing, very close-set but not center-full teardrop with tall shallow upper roots and loads of projection/depth underneath (but moderate overall projection), wide side roots with even more side fullness, and self-supporting very firm tissue allover
I got this one new without tags a few weeks ago from a reddit user, even though it's been discontinued for quite a while. It's a beautiful shade of red, and the stretch satin used for the straps, the band, and the upper edge of the cups is wonderfully soft. It came with matching size XS Brazilian-style briefs (lower profile at the waist, with a slightly ruched center back seam), which ...fit over my 40-inch hips (on top of other underwear) but are tight enough that all their cute sexy styling is lost in the stretch. *sigh*
The cups are too shallow at the base. It's always disappointing, but I haven't yet found a bra with enough depth at the wire, except maybe the 30F - Masquerade » Maia (5221) which is still not enough but translated into lift and Cakes-on-a-Plate cleavage instead of empty lower cups. In this case, the band is tight enough to keep the wires in my IMF, and the padding is just stiff enough to hold itself firm without buckling, which works out as a little bit of lift (but not as nice as the Maia). They're super open on top, perfect for the shallowness of my upper roots. This 2-piece vertical seam half-cup style of Masquerade's seems to work really well for me so far! I'm sad all over again to have finally had my chance to try them long after they were discontinued.
I have mixed feelings about the straps. For one, they're only luscious soft satin on the front half, which also means they're only half-adjustable. For another, they're literally in my armpits. It makes for a nice wide open neckline, which is sexy and I like, but also makes the top edge of the cup buckle in almost every position I move in, and it means that tightening the straps a little doesn't help take any of the weight of my breasts off the bottom of the cups (a trick I use to prevent the creases in my other too-shallow stiffer cups).
The wings are lovely and tall, and the wires are extremely wide, just touching the very edge of my shoulder blade when I stretch my arms up - they might be the widest I've had, which is great for me. I know lots of ladies have problems with scaling in this size range and how manufacturers like to make large cups take up 2/3 of the small band, but my Super Side Boob can't get enough and I have some fullness all the way back. They are too steeply curved for my Nike-swoosh shape, so the fullness doesn't exactly follow the wire past my tail of spence, but I'll take what I can get.
The band is a little tight, I think, and resists a little when I inhale deeply. It's not as stretchy as Freya, but it feels supportive anyway, and certainly keeps things in place. The height of the wings is sort of irrelevant, being basically on my back as they are, but they are tall enough considering the band tapers to a narrow 2 hook-width (3 sets). The satin back-band is very soft.
I will definitely keep it, even if it's only for going out and date night. It certainly makes things look good enough, and it's a great color for it, too. Read more 483 more words
My boyfriend bought this lovely bra for me but sadly it doesn't work for me. https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> There wasn't much info about this one so I will try to provide as much as possible to help out anyone else interested in this.
First of all, it is very open on top so it acts like a cup size bigger. The cups themselves are also fairly stiff and the design is two part, padded vertical seamed. It seems slightly shallow in the center with a good amount of bottom projection. The wires are, as usual, ...too wide for me but I think they are probably in the average range.
Band is snug and comfortable. The cups have a detailed mesh overlay and a satin band running across the top of the cups and gore. Since the cups are far too large for me I cannot say if the top part would show under clothing or not. The front part of the straps are made of the same satin as on the cups and the straps are partially adjustable. It's certainly a beautiful bra. Read more 88 more words
The Rosetti is a beautiful bra. It makes my boobs look fantastic! Unlike many other bras, the top of the cup doesn't angle oddly into my boobs.
I do have a couple of issues with it. The straps are pretty far apart, so I do find myself constantly adjusting them. I'm still not sure how I feel about the varying width satin straps – they might look better on the model. My main issue is how high the gore comes up. Sometimes it's ok, but other times, I feel like someone is trying to puncture my sternum.
EDIT: I decided to try bending the wires. They no longer poke me uncomfortably. Also, now that I've worn this bra a bit more, I want to mention that it looks a little pointy under clothing. The center seam sticks out a bit, so I wouldn't wear it under thin or tight clothing.
I'm very dissapointed with this bra. After lots of research and your kind help, I think I have clearly wide root and relatively shallow breasts. My first 30D bra had a good cup width but seemed to be too shallow for me, so after lots of reading, I discovered this beautiful bra which althouh being a little more narrow than my Pour Moi Promise 30D bra, it wasn't so different but was a little deeper.
The bra itself is really beautiful, I have no problem with that, really sexy, soft and well made, but I don't know what to think about the cups. The have really narrow underwires (at ...least for my breasts) and the weirdest thing: the cup fabric seam seems to point inwards (????). My breasts are a little outward pointing (just a little) so the combination is a complete disaster. In addition, I seem to suffer from orange in a glass effect, as my wide roots don't seem to fit and there is plenty of non-filled space in the cups. As if this wasn't enough, the gore is digging painfully in my sternum. I'm so sad about this bra. It's wonderful but everything goes wrong for me.
The good things are: the fabric quality, the great design (if your breasts fit in), the straps are OK, and the band too (maybe on the tight side, but OK). Read more 120 more words
My favourite! Although perhaps a size too small these days (I wish they went up another cup size!) - I pop after a few hours of wear. As I am very short, this is a good fit under my armpits as it has a low wing height. I have had a problem with the band though - the stitching right near the hooks has popped on two of these bras (I have 4!) but is easily fixed with a little zigzag stitch reinforcement.
It's just the wrong damn shape! Clearly its actual measurements are very different from what the size on the label implies, and it fits me completely wrong. Space at the bottom and gapping at the top are 2 very annoying features. At least it's not painful to wear, like some of my other badly fitting bras. NB: This bra was second-hand, so perhaps the sizing was different from the label by the time it passed to me. Was told it hadn't been worn very much, though.
This bra is gorgeous! I need a smaller cup (likely an E), but even then I'm not sure it would work with my shallow breasts--there is a ton of empty space at the top! The core and straps are super comfortable, and the wings are a good height for me. I really wish this could work, but I think the cup shape is all wrong for me.
I love the shape Masquarade balconnet bras give - very uplifted and rounded. Rosetti is quite thick hence cup edge line might show through clothing but not to the level that it would start to concern me. Rosetti straps are soft and comfy, also band is very comfy. I wore this bra to death despite gore being to wide for me and not sitting flat on my sternum. For very long time it was my favourite everyday bra, until i got hold of EM bras https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> The band has stretched lightly but still very good on tightest hooks. Straps unfortunately are not as comfy on worn out bra as they tend to get in roll nowadays, i guess it just means that its time for a new bra https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" />
*Pictures show altered band length* *Measurements taken before alteration* Mainly bought this bra for the design - love the red colour! Pattern is gorgeous and the red satin-like parts are so soft to touch. Gives a shape similar to EM CHP shapes. Bit nervous about buying this bra because Masquerade have such wide wires but this fitted decently - too wide still but not enough to be incredibly uncomfortable. Straps are extremely comfortable - extra padded for comfort, like the ones used on the EM CH Onyx. Because they are not fully adjustable they are a bit too long but that can be easily shortened. I have also shortened the band (after measuring) since I have a 24-25" ribcage. Only problem that I can't alter is that there are only 2 sets of hooks and eyes which is a bit disappointing in a rather large size - was expecting at least 3.
I received this bra used. I do not find the band tight for a 32 but that may be because it is stretched out. The cups are about 1 cup size too small but I have to say this bra gives me one of the most round uplifted profiles of any other bra I own. The gore does not tack but that is because the cups are too small. The edges of the cups sit flush to my breast tissue unlike the Rhea. I'm definitely going to try a 34H and alter the band down. I love it that much. It's a beautiful bright red satin with a floral embroidery on top of the cups and part of the band. The straps are great as they are comfort straps so that helps with the weight of my breasts. Masquerade makes gorgeous bras that fit great. I wish they would expand their cups sizes though, even one cup size!