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I'm been wearing 28FF/G lately and after hearing that this bra runs small in both the band and cup, got it in the 30G. I'm glad that I did, because even sizing up, the band was still very snug on me. The cups fit well, but I'm starting to think that my breasts prefer plunge bras over anything balconette since they are so close together. I mean, the center gore comes up really high on me, but it's still comfortable. The shape that this bra gives is very naturally rounded and gives you a nice amount of lift as well. It's a sexy bra, but the seams show under thin shirts. I'll mostly be wearing this with sweaters as a result.
Updated on Oct 05, 2011 Flag this
This is the beige colour. I meant to buy 30F but it turned out to be 30G (for some reason it appeared both 30F and 30G in Bratabase, that was odd) . My usual size is 28F-28FF´ish. This bra fits well otherwise but the cups are too big. But not excessively big, I think one sup size down and it would be perfect!
The band is quite snug, it fits me well in the loosest hooks. My comfortably tight underbust is 26 inches.
Might I say that this bra is seriously comfortable! Wires don´t poke, and although the strap placement is too wide for me, even the straps don´t seem to scrathc me. I only wish the size was right! I will have to re-list this bra, please buy it
Updated on May 14, 2015 Flag this
30G is the same size that fits me in the Parfait By Affinitas Charlotte Balconet Bra (6931) (one cup size up from my current starting-point size of 30FF). In this version? No! Should have gone with my usual 30FF.
Cups: The wires are on the wider side, although not the widest I've worn; the cups are reasonably deep and fairly open at the top (especially compared to the shallower, more closed 6931). Both wires and wings are quite tall under the arms; excellent for corralling sideboob and giving smooth lines under the arms and on the back. (Not a good choice for those with narrow roots, ... high roots or short torsos.)
Not a lot of room at the bottom of the cups for immediate projection. I suspect that, on me, the bottoms of the cups would crease with wear.
I'd try your usual cup size first in this bra; perhaps one size up if you're very FOT. (I have even fullness.)
Band: I found the wide band nicely firm, on the snugger side of 30 but not a full band size small.
Unless you have a strong preference/need for bands on the looser side, I'd give your regular band size a try first.
Updated on Oct 29, 2013 Flag this
I absolutely LOVE the look of this bra, so when I seen it on Ebay for a decent price, although they only had it in a 30G I had to get it! I figured that buying a 30G couldn't be to far off my size (I was SO wrong), as I read a review on Bratabase stating it was more like a 28G.
The band is absolutely perfect on me, so comfortable, I have never worn a more comfortable firm band! My ribcage measures 70cm tight and 73 loose, and this band is 75cm stretched... so I will be looking for bras with similar band measurements!
Again, the best gore ... I have found. I usually suffer from gores really rubbing me, but this one sat firmly against my sternum and did not move at all!
The wire wasn't at all uncomfortable despite being the wrong shape (I say wrong shape instead of too long etc as it came up to a nice height, and enclose all of my breast tissue, but at the lower outside it didn't follow my breast tissue and went quite low before curving in).
The cups came up far to high under my arms and rubbed my armpits, but this could be due to the cup size being too big. I couldn't fill the bottom of the cup despite how far I pulled the bra up so it just must have been to shallow for my breasts (I assume they are slightly bottom heavy, but they spread over a lot of my chest and are sort of shallow and firm at the top so I'm not sure if I'd suit full on top or full on bottom style bras). The cups sat smoothly on my chest if I had correct posture, however if I twisted my body or slouched at all they would gape, mostly near the armpits.
I found that they were very far apart for a small band and uncomfortably dug into my armpits. I also think the wide-set straps contributed to the gaping of the cups as when I moved, my arms pushed the straps forward, pushing the cups forward.
Updated on Mar 21, 2013 Flag this
I want to like the Charlotte so bad. It looks amazing and gives a great shape, but the fit it just...off. This bra is tricky to fit. The cups run about 1-2 sizes too small and the band is pretty loose for 30. The upper portion of the cup cuts into my breast tissue in an odd manner as well and had it not been for this, I could have forgave a lot of sins with this bra. I may have to sell this bra.
Updated on Feb 24, 2013 Flag this
Thanks to mandapandarawks, I own a wonderful bra that actually fits me!
I am still struggling to find the right size after a diet (I lost 12 kgs last year) and this one (I am trying it on at the moment) looks a winner!
It is a beautiful peach colour with black trimmings, very soft yet sturdy.
Very flattering in colour and fit.
I used not to wear padded bras because I thought they add unwanted bulk, but now I realize they work well for "full on bottom" ladies like me.
Updated on Nov 12, 2014 Flag this
This bra is so cute, and I'm really bummed it didn't fit. The cups are a lot shallower than I thought they'd be. I'd probably need to size up at least two cup sizes in order for this bra to fit.
Updated on Oct 28, 2014 Flag this
I really like how this fits, although it doesn't feel *quite* wide enough on my bigger side. I'm hoping I can stretch the wires just enough to make it more comfortable. I will be able to wear this regardless.
Updated on Aug 31, 2014 Flag this
My breasts are slightly asymmetrical so one breast fits really nicely and one has a little gap at the top of the cup. The dusty rose and black are very pretty and I love the shape this gives. The only problem I have with this bra is that the straps dig in my arm pits, which is unfortunately really common for me. I can't seem to figure out a way to alter it so I guess I will live with it. I thought about using a clip to pull the straps together in the back but I think it would make the cups stick out.
Updated on Apr 23, 2014 Flag this
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