I would actually recommend this for projected/narrow girls looking for a strapless bra, though I would specify that I think it will work way better for soft than firm tissue. It isn't as wide as many I've seen and is in no danger of migrating downwards. The gore is, however, wide and very tall, which could be a comfort issue for many people. I will be keeping this because it's a doable strapless bra and I rarely wear strapless things in general, and I will not be using the removable straps/wearing it when I'm not wearing something strapless. I would recommend going up one cup size to fit your boobies better, as it would definitely be too small in a 28FF for me but is workable in a 28G. The cup has one vertical seam near the center (but closer to the gore) and the underwires are hidden on the outside.
The band isn't as tight as some of the other Masquerades I tried. It fits like a true 28, maybe a tiny bit loose, in my opinion. The band has flexible, thin rubber strips sewn on the inside to help prevent slipping. I thought the three hook-and-eye closures were nice. The cups are smooth and don't show through shirts. I think it's a decent fit for shallow busts, though not perfect. I get some empty spaces in the cups, but it hides them well.
The bad parts are the wires. The gore is unusually high that the top of the gore digs in and hurts. I usually have problems with low gores, not high, but this one is a bit painful. The sides are pretty high too. I think I'm going to keep it with the center gore patched with foams or something because this is my only strapless bra that doesn't fall when I breathe out.
This bra arrived from Amazon with creased cups AFTER I had returned the first one that was unwearably crushed. The creases on this one pop out when I wear it. I decided to keep it because it was the last one available and it was super cheap.
My main complaint about this bra is the boning at the sides. It pokes badly after a couple hours. There is piping at the top of the cup edge that will hide under the elasticated top edge of strapless shirts, but plain fabric laying across it may show a line. The fabric is super soft and will snag easy. It's listed as ...Ivory, but is a bright, bridal white.
Like many Masquerade bras, this runs small in the cup. Instead of quadding, I mound way up in it, which is fine by me. The top part of the cup flattens my breast slightly instead of maintaining a smooth curve, not quite a true quadboob visually. It's shallow at the wires, which are narrow and not excessively tall. The band feels slightly snug for a 36, but that's probably because the cups are too small. The gore isn't visible under the outer fabric, but I can feel it's too high and wide for my very close-set brests. Despite all the technical fit issues, I like the way I look in it, and it's not terrible considering it's a strapless bra on narrow & projected set of breasts. It's OK for the rare occasions I need it.
TL;DR - Cup is narrow, shallow at the wires and runs small. Side wires are not super tall. Band *seems* TTS, boning digs. Gore is too tall and wide for very close set breasts. Cup edge may show under some shirts. Read more 182 more words
I love Masquerade for their snug 28 bands. The satin on this bra is gorgeous, really nice feel. This bra fits well enough, I think I'm in the correct cup size, but I don't think bandeau is the best shape for me. (My body seems to hate balconnettes and bandeaus, prefers plunges) It's the best fitting strapless I have right now, don't wear it much, but it's a solid option to wear with sleeveless tops.
Not quite working for me. It's not as awful as some strapless bras I've tried, but unfortunately it's still quite wide and shallow. The band is too stretchy. The wires reach around to the back of my underarms. I'm constantly tugging the thing up all day. It squeaks when I move around. I only wear it when I absolutely HAVE to for a certain shirt or dress. I've gotten a lot less picky about my bra straps hanging out.
I wear this bra *almost* every single day. I've had it for about a year and am now wearing it on its tightest hooks, but when I first received it I was on the loosest hooks for a good while. I LOVE this bra! The gore tacks and it is so comfortable. It's great for wearing not only under strapless tops, but under spaghetti straps or tanks as well, as it doesn't have that weird extra armpit coverage some more full-coverage strap bras do. The only thing about this bra is that when wearing it all day, I do have to sometimes adjust, ...ie grab the bottom of the bra and sort of "wiggle" it back up higher to where it should really be sitting. However, this isn't really a big deal as it doesn't hurt to wear for any length of time like some bras I've had did.
Edits: I forgot to mention in my original review that the gore does not tack fully at the bottom, but that's really not a problem that affects the fit at all. There is also a little bit of 'orange in a glass' action going on, but this doesn't affect the fit either really, and it's definitely not significant enough for me not to wear the bra. Despite others saying that a lot of Masquerade bras are shallow on the bottom (generally terrible for me), this one seems to be less so. I'm a FOB girl with pretty even and front projection, and I love that this bra, even after a year, covers and holds in all of my tissue and gives a super-round, projected look Read more 183 more words
Fits well for a strapless. if you're looking for a lot of uplift, a super rounded shape, or cleavage, this isn't the bra - it does fit like a bandeau but obviously with the support of an underwire. But it does a great job of holding everything up, and it doesn't show under clothes.
I love this bra!! I was about to give up on the search for a good strapless when I ordered this one. It was a perfect fit. Center gore flat, band snug, cups the perfect depth & width. The only con, and this seems to be because of how my breasts are shaped/distributed, is that the way my breasts sit in the cups causes a sort of puckering/fat roll in the breast tissue just under my armpits when I move my arms forward. but this doesn't bother me, it isn't really visible under a shirt.
I have had it for a little over 4 months and at this point ...the wires have started to warp just a little bit but I use it heavily. The band has stretched a little, as much as is normal. It still fits perfectly on the second hook. There is a bit of silicone on the back to prevent slippage, although it doesn't really need it (for me) that I do seem to remember causing a little bit of discomfort in the first week or so but after a couple washes it was fine.