Grieving is not something fun and I hope my title doesn’t hurt anyone but this set from Masquerade is so gorgeous that I feel really sad when I think that the brand has been discontinued. I found it on Amazon at very low price (here’s a beautiful Sapphire version).
I know Panache Black is supposed to be something like its replacement but I’m not yet convinced. I know the name of this set is Persia but don’t you think that this bra has a Russian aristocracy feeling? Maybe I’m going too far but when I wear it I feel like some kind of Anastasia if her destiny had been to become a Russian empress. (Maybe I love a bit to much royalty stuff. I always had sympathy for Marie-Antoinette…) Anyway, I’ve been lusting after this set for so long! I was scared about the fit and sizing because I had tried two Masquerade bras before this one, the Rhea in a 30H and it was way too big in the cup and the Orla in 32G, my sister size (equivalent in cup volume to a 30GG) which was way too small in the cup… So I was a bit stressed out when I finally decided to buy the Persia…
Sometimes I really think that the Lingerie divinity exists…. When I received my set, I had the beautiful surprise to see that the 30GG was perfect for me in the cup. The matching thong in a size 10 was also a perfect fit and and was truly comfortable so I was more than happy after all these worries. But what bothered me all the same was the band. It was more like a 28 band than a 30 and not so stretch, I had to wear it with an extender several times before being able to wear it on the loosest hook. I don’t know if I lost weight or if the fabric relaxed a little bit but now I feel good when I wear it so this is all I could ask for.
The details of this set are killing it! Look at these straps! The embroidery all over the cups… The black satin fabric! Instead of the usual bows on the center gore and on the middle of the front part of the thong, you can see a lovely little tassel that raises the beauty of this set. It’s all about details! Details are everything in lingerie!
Even if the straps are not fully adjustable they are short enough for my shoulders. However, be careful because I know it could be a problem for some petite gals.
The bra is a three part balcony with full coverage, but the two-thirds of the cup are doubled with a beige delicate fabric. I think the fact that two-thirds of this bra are more thick than its top helps to give a nice, structured shape and raises the elegance of this piece. The wires are narrow, strong, and provide a beautiful projection.
In a nutshell, this set is a 9/10. I’m crazy about its construction and fabrics! Persia makes me want to try silk lingerie… Maybe I should start to save money…
You can still find this set on Belle Lingerie website, on e-bay or on Amazon uk , but unfortunately, it’s likely that a lot of sizes are no longer available.
Oh! I almost forgot to tell you that I’ve just added the “follow button” to my blog (Yes I’m such a noob…) so if you want to be aware of my publications, you just have to click at the right side of the page 🙂
SPOILER : NEXT WEEK will be about THINX!!! I’m just too excited! Hope you’ll enjoy it!!