Review – Masquerade Amira

April 28, 2012

Following my discovery of Masquerade’s Rosa bra I was keen to look at this brand further and I was delighted to be given the chance to check out exquisite Amira, S/S ’12s new addition to the Masquerade family.  What a star she is!

Masquerade Amira – ad campaign

Amira is an exotic beauty fabricated in a sensuous satin that feels like silk to the touch.  The colour is very dusky, a powdery silver lavender – or elderberry which is its official colourway.  An intricate lace applique emblazons the straps and flows down onto the top of the cups with a delicate applique to the centre gore in the same lace overlay.

Amira plunge bra

The beautiful detail trim

In keeping with Rosa’s fantastic plunge style Amira offers a gorgeous cleavage enhancing shape while still managing to give amazing support.

Me wearing the Amira set

Amira is clearly beyond the territory of any old plunge bra with a design that commands adoration.

I ordered the Amira in 28H and it is a perfect fit for me.  Boobs being uniquely different as they are, my right side has an ever so slight gape, but its barely noticeable and okay because both my boobs are quite happy and well encapsulated.

Close up of me in Amira

Just a slight gape in the right cup

I got the gorgeous matching briefs in my usual size 12, and they’re a perfect fit.  The fabric is beautiful and skims the skin, owing to its smooth almost totally seamfree line.

The silky smooth Amira brief

Again like Rosa, Amira’s cups are lightly padded for additional comfort and a smooth line over the bust.  I love how soft and silky it feels to wear and it makes me feel amazingly supported.

Prior to receiving the Amira set, I asked Panache (parent company of Masquerade) which other bras are like Rosa, in which they told me of Amira.   Writing this review it made me think how the two bras are similar, so I decided to compare Amira with old friend, Rosa.

My ‘tweet’ from Panache

Surprisingly I found that the bands and straps are not alike.  Some people found with the Rosa that the straps were a little too narrow and I did note myself that the back band was very thin.  If you didn’t like the Rosa for that, you’ll be over the moon with Amira.  Amira has a really good width of back band; not hugely wider but a marked difference as you’ll see from my photos.  Rosa’s band is about 3cm where Amira is almost 4cm.  Amira’s straps are also 2mm wider, at 2.3cm.

The marked difference between Rosa (bottom) and Amira (top)

So Amira in specification is a much improved Rosa without compromising on its super fit and stunning design.  Its a contemporary modern design whilst maintaining a luxurious and refined edge.  To find out if Amira’s range covers your size, check out the official Masquerade website and also the Panache main website for more of their large cup brands.  The Amira plunge bra retails at £38 while the brief is £18.50.

For a truly boudoir sensation Amira is the set to embrace.

Becky x

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