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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band82.5
Band Length67.6
Stretch ratio1.2
Cup width19.5
Cup depth31.3
Depth ratio1.6
Wire length38.0
Cup height0.0
Cup separation2.2
Gore height11.0
Wing height14.2
Strap width2.6
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This bra is looooovely, it feels really supportive, very much like sexy scaffolding. The wires don't feel too wide on me, I think because they don't get warped when the band stretches, so they're pretty mid-width. I'd prefer a touch narrower, but they don't dig or irritate due to the width. The band is a bit big on me (I think I'm about a 30K in most bras now) but it doesn't ride up much, I think due to how wonderfully wide the four-hook band is.

I have fairly even upper/lower fullness and it works well for me on that count, but from what I gather it isn't the best for very full-on-top, so I think it's more a bra for in between or full-on-bottom breasts. It isn't particularly deep or shallow, it feels more mid-depth all over, which means I have slight overspill towards the centre and some empty space at the straps (I'm more centre heavy). The gore is quite tall, so it lifts very slightly due to me being close-set, and I get a bit of empty space at the bottom. I don't think this is a depth thing, I think it's down to the main issue with this bra - the very tall sides. I don't think I've owned a bra so tall at the sides before, though it doesn't dig so much as slightly irritate and get pushed down.

I'm a UK 14-16 in clothes (medium in Freya briefs, 40 in Ewa Michalak, 16-18 in Curvy Kate.) and I found the XL high waist briefs to be a good fit, if anyone was considering getting the full set. It's a lovely set, I think I will keep it, though I might have to see if it's possible to lower the armhole.

Updated on Sep 07, 2013 Flag this

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  • Thank you so much for this review! (I am swooning over the 4 hooks, not to mention the overall look of the bra, but 4 HOOKS OMG!!!!) Also, thanks for mentioning your stats regarding the briefs. I am very similar in size, so this is VERY helpful!

    Btw, is this the peach colorway?

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    Ooh, yeah, sorry. Peach colourway :) No UK sellers have the red yet, hopefully I'll be able to get it too though!

  • I know you said your size has changed recently, but how would you compare your size in this to your Ewa size? (I ask because I have been wearing mostly just EM bras lately, but I NEED the Charlotte!)

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    To be honest I'm not really sure what size I need in EM at the moment :/ My 30K PLs are small in the cup if I tighten the straps, but the cup jumps are pretty big in the higher cup sizes. Maybe a 30KK with the pads in? A 30KK would be best in the Charlotte, I'd say same size could work.

    Boosaurus has both EM bras and the red Charlotte in a 28H, and found them both slightly small in the cup. I think your EM size would be a good place to start :)

  • Ok, great. Thank you for your advice! (and I <3 your blog)

  • Thanks for the review! :) I know this bra will never work for me and I don't need it at all, but now reading your review, I think there is a small chance it could actually work for me? I need wide / tall wires and equal bottom / top room. How many sizes up compared to Panache Jasmine?

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    I need the Charlotte two cups up from my Jasmine size. I found my 30JJ Jasmine good in the cup but about a bandsize loose, so ideally I'd need a 28K in the Jasmine, 30KK in the Charlotte.

  • Did you ever find out about lowering the armhole? I just got one as well, and that's my only big issue.

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Fit information

On May 2014

Center gore placement:
Doesn't lie flat against sternum
Underwire length:
Runs too high under the arm, it pokes
Band fit:
The back of the bra is not at the same level as the front (rides up)
Strap separation:
Not a problem

On Sep 2013

Center gore placement:
Doesn't lie flat against sternum
Underwire length:
Runs too high under the arm, it pokes
Band fit:
The back of the bra is not at the same level as the front (rides up)
Strap separation:
Not a problem

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