This is not a bra for my splayed FoB boobs, but I am experimenting on it. When I tried it on, it occurred to me that if I changed where the strap attached to the cup, moving it in a bit, it would not only make the straps narrower, it would tighten the top of the cup. So I moved the straps in an inch on each side, and now there is no gapping on top. I am still trying to figure out what to do about the sides, since they are now even wider, but since my sewing machine went on strike after I moved the straps, I have some time to develop a plan. The cups are still too shallow at the outer bottom, but for some reason they don't seem to push the bra down out of my IMF, instead pushing my boobs in towards the middle. Since I am pretty splayed, I still don't fall out, but I'm sure someone with closer placement at the bottom would escape out the middle.
I love Masquerade's retro 1940's aesthetic - a little burlesque, a little nostalgic, all woman. The matte patterned satin of Shanghai nails that aesthetic, it is right off a cheongsam (the high-neck fitted tunic) with its embroidered rose vines. It is also orange, not pumpkin but persimmon; again nailing it design-wise. How many sophisticated orange bras are there?? The gore is really, really low. This is a true plunge cut. The cups are deep enough for me at the wire and not exceptionally tall like other plunges but I think this fits closer to a 32F. The band is firm. The straps are embroidered, so not completely adjustable. Its a beauty, but I can't wear plunges.
Gorgous Bra! This is the Silver and pink color way! Wish it fit! Nice high apex. Nice projection, deep enough so the cup doesn't fold but shallow enough so that it pushes the breasts up. Nice plunge. Band is very tight and the fact that it only has 2 hooks per column make it seem tighter. Doesn't cut in under arm. The lace on top makes it cut in slightly.... But the cup material has enough stretch/movement to it that if the lace was removed it would make it more open on top. The lace looks simple to remove.
Suggested for. FOB close or wide set breasts. I feel like it would fit a wide range of shapes
I wanted to love this bra - but it just does not work for me. The left and right cups seem drastically different sizes - the right (my smaller boob) encloses everything well and gives an OK retro/round shape. The left cuts in to a good quarter of my breast tissue along the cup line, then juts out empty at the center seam, and isn't *quite* filled at the wire. However when I swoop and scoop and tuck and don't move, I get photoshopped cleavage!! (Where you can see the undercurve of the breast before the center gore.) So, that's nice. I do love the colors and the fabric pattern. The band is very stretchy, feels like there's a bit too much pressure on my shoulders, and I don't love that it only has two hooks.
Unfortunately, the cups fit me VERY strangely, like the top edge cuts in because the fabric there is stitched and non stretchable, but like some 3 part cups -.- the part where all the seams meet is a little hollow... It feels like it's not really the inner fabric, but the outer fabric is puckering lol.
I think its maybe because the top of my boob pushes the upper half of the bra downwards, thus the seam area folds a tiny bit. Perhaps I could have used a larger size? This is strange because I'm pretty sure that I am bottom heavy, and yet this bra wants to cut in!
Since this bra is so beautiful, and so nostalgic in a way to me (Lived in Shanghai for 3 years , the fabric is quite reminiscent!) I'll just be framing it and putting it on display for decor.