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Charlotte Padded Bra (6901)

AW2011- AW2015 version - This is the plunge version. See 6931 for half cup balconette. More...

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  1. 12
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    28DD

    Didn't fit

    I'm so pleasantly surprised by this bra! Major fit adjustments have been made to Charlotte for SS16. It's now a great option for the narrow/projected crowd. This bra now runs big, so I'd recommend sizing down in the cup 1-2 cups depending on how FoB/short rooted you are.

    Full review on my blog!

    Updated on May 28, 2016 Flag this


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      Our options are expanding!!!

    • 2

      This looks BEAUTIFUL on you!! I fell in love with this print the second I saw the preview photo. I thought I'd never be able to own it, since Charlotte was way too wide and shallow for me. Your review has given me hope! I've already ordered it in 3 different sizes; hoping one of them fits as beautifully as yours does on you. Fingers crossed. Thank you so much for posting this! :)

    • 1

      No way ... a Charlotte that I might actually be able to wear?! Thanks for this review. I hope more measurements in other sizes get added, too. I've always been secretly jealous of this bra and the high waisted bottoms that go with it, but my attempt at Dusty Rose was also an epic fail. You mention that it looks great under a shirt - are the seams very visible under a thin tee?

    • This looks fantastic! If you come across another 28DD, that isn't $48, let me know!

    • 1

      I saw this in the FB group and didn't realize it was you... Makes me want to try it even more!!!

    • This looks great on you! Makes me so happy too. I've wanted a Charlotte for so long, but the older shape made me decide against it.
      That pattern is so gorgeous too *_*

    • Can I just say your blog is probably my favorite when it comes to how you discuss the fit and construction of a bra? Your blog is extremely professional.

    • 1

      Thanks for posting this! I bought it last night, and sized up in band and down in cup. I'm hoping it's a win! And in case anyone else wants to test her out, Bare Necessities has Charlotte on sale today for 25% off.

    • 1

      Thanks everyone! I hope it works for all of you who try it! Make sure to add more measurements for it if you're trying more than one size. I'm interested to see how the scaling is in larger cup sizes.

      letstalkaboutbras The seams all lay very flat on mine, so I don't get any significant lines, but the pattern will show under a thin light colored shirt.

      RollsAndCurves Thank you so much <3 That's really amazing to hear!

      ginganinja Oooh thanks for sharing! :) I hope she works for you!

    • Lovely design indeed and it looks really awesome on you!

      One question - do you feel the wing height / armpit area has improved, compared to old Charlotte?

      2 weeks ago I finally ordered some try-out sizes in older Charlotte colourways, after AbracaBra posted a discount code for Largecuplingerie. I'm mostly concerned about the wing height / armpit rubbing.. 😐

      Still waiting for my order though. Excited to see if 'old' Charlotte works for me and if not, I'll know to give this new version a chance! Thanks for reviewing 😊

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      To be honest, that's a hard question to answer because I really couldn't wear old Charlotte for any amount of time because of how incredibly painful the gore was on my breast tissue.

      I do have a very narrow frame though and I've worn new Charlotte several times all day and not been bothered by the wing height or any wire rubbing. The wings feel fairly low to me, and the straps are narrower set than my EMs.

    • Ok thanks! The possible armpit attack is what kept me away from Charlotte for so long. Good to know there might be a plan B (:

    • Is DD a different size from E in this brand?

    • 2

      I wanted to come in and comment on my experience, because my Charlotte came in the mail today. I def agree with PetiteCollegiate assesment that this color way runs small in the band and large in cup. I straddle between 34G and 36FF these days, and this fit perfect in 38E. The cups are really deep (I recommend pulling the cup up, so your breasts fall into it as on first fit I thought it was too small but once I got all the tissue in the cup it's quite big enough), and the wires are narrow too. My only quibble is there at only 2 hooks in this size. I remember I previously tried this in 34GG and it had 4. Overall, I recommend this! Especially for those who had shape mismatch in previous color ways, and generally benefit from narrow wires and deep cups.

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  2. 7
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    30E

    Fits


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      I seriously envy you and your ability to wear literally anything.

    • 1

      Looks really lovely on you! Great colour with your skin tone 👌🏼

      Interesting how it doesn't come up too high under your arms? (Yay for you of course)
      Perhaps a size range thing; bigger sizes get too tall? Anyway that's why my poor Charlotte is in the bra surgery basket (;

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      lcl0706 Not everything :-) but I must admit lots of bras fit me.
      @bubblegum It's higher under my arms but not so much. Gossard Retrolution is worse. I think bigger sizes are taller and also if you are smaller it could be worse.

    • Looks great! In my size it is high under the arm and pretty much flattens my breasts into the center of my chest. Your size range is a way better fit!

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      I've been in love with the Charlotte since I first saw it, but there's no way that the reach, rose or red ones will fit me due to the shape. I'm interested in trying the floral one because I read it's deeper, but I'm not a fan of the pattern. I love the vintage feel of the bra, especially in rose.

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      H_Allice I have a floral Charlotte on the way to me so I will review it. I also read it's deeper so I've chosen 30DD and I'm really curious how it will fit me. I plan to do a comparison of red and floral shimmer colorways.

    • 1

      I would love to hear about the floral too ❤️

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  3. 6
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    32E

    Fits

    SIZE DOWN IN CUP. Floral Shimmer. Overall very pleased! Thanks to PetiteCollegiate for her review, or I never would have found this rare ABTF! I have never tried this brand before, so I cannot comment on differences from other colorways, but I will say this one is much like Comexim (actually a better fit than I get in Comexim Basic, I'd say neck and neck with my AP, and for a fraction of the cost!).

    Cups- Borderline quad on my larger side, minimal gaping on my smaller side, so I'd say cups are perfect. Narrowish. They are not TTS (Cups in this are the same size ... as my AP 32FF and Panache Clara 32F). This has a good amount of bottom projection. Appearance under shirts is green-purple shape, which is my ideal. It's like I'm holding my boobs in the ideal supported shape. I get a weensy bit of buckling of top line of cup close to the gore, which I think is related to the straps being a weensy bit too far apart for me, but it doesn't do this as much as the other bras I currently have and it does not bother me/show.
    Band- on the tighter end of 32 but not horribly so. I am currently wearing with an extender on the first hook and it's lovely. I anticipate being able to nix the extender after several wears. Has a plastic vertical strip encased in fabric on the side where fabric transitions from satin to mesh under the arms (don't know what this is called, but it prevents wrinkly band under the arms and increases stability. win!)
    Straps- are thankfully closer together than they were in the 32F, which was the #1 issue for me, and are not rubbing or irritating at all. I probably move them in a few cm closer together than they are designed to sit, which causes the weensy cup buckling near the gore; to be perfect for me, they could be moved in 1cm. It's a very sturdy design. I feel like I could wear this on my 24h shift and still be supported. But it's comfortable and a U-back. Win! Strap width is 0.5in. Straps are cushioned and not holding a lot of weight.
    Gore- narrow. Yay.
    Wires- channels are 1.5cm longer than the wires under the arms and at gore. They are low/medium flexibility. Not soft, not hard.

    Note, if you order from BareNecessities, their size in this brand is one size up. To get this UK32E, I had to order "32F."

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    Floral Shimmer colorway

    Updated on Mar 13, 2016 Flag this


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      Will put in measurements soon

    • Great review! Hope you added photos :)

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  4. This review is for the red. I ordered both the red and the peach at the same time, from the same retailer. I will review the peach separately.

    So, for the red...I absolutely love this bra! It's pretty, it's got excellent push up and in. I think it's super sexy, but I could totally see wearing this a lot, almost as an everyday bra really as it's so comfortable-at least so far it is :)

    The description says padded, but it's really more of a lined bra than a padded. It's definitely not padded like many I've had ... over the years. It's got a nice snug fit. I was advised by reviews and by a friend to order up in band size at it runs tight in the band, and I completely agree. I absolutely love the cleavage it gives me. If I had a complaint about it, which I really don't, it would be that the straps are maybe set a little too close for my frame, but all in all, I think it's an excellent fit. The cups are a 3-part cup. The fabric of the outside of the cups has almost a velvety look to it, though it's not velvet. I don't know exactly what the fabric is, but it totally works for this bra. There are two black ribbon like strips going partway up the cup, and up the center of the gore, which could show through with thinner shirts. There is also a satin overlay on the outside edges of the cups. Really the pictures don't do it justice I don't think. The gore measures about 3-1/4 inches. It sits nice and flat on me, and really seems to be the perfect separation for me.

    I think this has a look of a much more expensive bra, and it's very reasonably priced. I will definitely be looking into more of the Parfait line. The Charlotte has 2 styles of matching panties, a high waist and a bikini. I purchased the bikini. The whole styling has a retro look about it, making one think of an old-school pin-up styling I think. All-in-all, I'm extremely pleased with this bra!

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    Updated on Feb 04, 2012 Flag this

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    Comfort
    Excellent!
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    Excellent!

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  5. 5
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    28G

    Didn't fit


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  6. 5
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    28G

    Fits

    I would tell a friend:
    Pros:
    -The band fits perfectly in a 28.
    -It is beautiful.
    -The cups are filled completely, no quadboob, no hollow underboob, etc.
    Cons:
    -The cups run small. I'm normally a 28ff, and had to up to a g.
    -The straps are set pretty far apart, which isn't a problem for me really as I have broader shoulders.
    -There is just a SLIGHT discomfort of the cup against my armpit/breast tissue. It seems to be cut high, but it may just be that I'm getting used to larger cupped breasts after finding ones with the proper band and cup size.

    All in all it is a lovely look when on, but I wouldn't recommend to an especially narrow shouldered friend, or a petite friend if the cups are cut high on me, and I am "normal" height.

    peach colorway

    Updated on Jan 16, 2015 Flag this


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      I don't think it's just you having a problem with armpit wires. I do too. I find it helps if I stand up really straight with great posture. (Which is far easier to do with a well fitting bra) Good luck!

    • 1

      alycol15
      I'm glad it isn't just me then!
      It will be a good reminder to stand up straight.

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  7. Look inside for photos of this great bra.

    You had better think again if you think you won't garner some attention whilst wearing ths bra. It doesn't give me an enormous amount of lift but does create a very attractive profile.

    There's nothing I can really say to add to the other reviews of this terrific bra. The construction is stellar and the fit is quite firm. I am very glad I sized up in the cup. A wide, tight band to capture all that wandering tissue and with the wide-set, wide straps it gives me a great feeling of support and containment without completely covering up all that lovely upper boobage.

    I rate this bra a definite buy.

    Peach/Black colorway

    Updated on Dec 24, 2014 Flag this


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      Waaaaa! I bought the set at a steal, but the shape was so completely wrong for me that I didn't even try to exchange it. I'm glad it works for you, but I'm super jealous.

    • 2

      Awwww, honey! That's just so unfair. Every woman ought to be able to wear this bra. That you can't just indicates how broken this universe is.

    • 1

      Same here. Didn't work for me :(

    • 2

      If this fits you well you should try the Parfait By Affinitas Leslie Contour Bra (6501) I believe it's the same cut. It comes in regular leopard and wild blue leopard. :)

    • 1

      Yourlovealive For some reason, animal prints do absolutely nothing for me. It's not that they bother me, because they don't, it's just that they have no appeal to me. *shrug*

    • cuts in on top of cups. :(

    • Kristine If you tried a bra that fit you almost perfect, animal prints wouldn't matter. :)

    • 1

      Nayanya, nahhhhh, I don't think so. Just say "no" to animal prints. *laughing*

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  8. 4
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    34FF

    Fits

    This one fits me in all the right places. It brings my side-heavy breasts around to the front so they're not tucked under my arms. It is barely noticable as I wear it, I'm not adjusting the straps all day and it's sexy AF. I literally cried when I put this one on. Having large breasts on a smallish frame makes bra finding really, really hard - and then when they're are side-heavy, style-wise it is limited even more.

    Updated on Feb 25, 2018 Flag this


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      Solidarity on the side heavy breasts. So glad you found a win!

    • 1

      Love the red! I want something that fits me the way this fits you so freakin bad. Dream bra is comfortable but still attractive, and supportive, and keeps things contained! Though I’ve discovered “my boobs trying to escape” problem isn’t generally relatable with anyone who isn’t further along in the alphabet than me.

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  9. 4
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    28F

    Didn't fit

    I had long admired the Parfait Charlotte from afar, knowing that the fit would be a horrible mismatch with my shape. Luckily PetiteCollegiate reviewed the new Floral Shimmer colorway and revealed that it’s actually narrow and projected! So I couldn’t help but order this from Large Cup Lingerie during a sale, especially with the free shipping they provide. It was recommended to size down 1-2 cups for this colorway, depending on your fullness. I decided to size down one cup size since I’m more FoT, and it turned out to be quite correct. I was amazed already when I opened the package at how deep and ... narrow the cups were! Cup depth and wire width indeed measure very similar to a 60HH Comexim plunge.

    Although Charlotte fits pretty well, it’s not perfect for me for two reasons. First, the cups close in quite abruptly at the top. It doesn’t cause major quadboob but I'm still bulging over near the center, especially my bigger left breast. And I cannot wear this during the bigger times of a month. I think that extremely FoT/tall-rooted girls may want to stick to their usual cup size, or skip this one. Secondly, the gore is pretty wide. It’s apparently narrower than in the previous colors, but there is still space between the wires. And well, basically any gore that is higher than 5.5-6 cm will sit on my breast tissue. The wires are firm enough to kind of tack, but not so much that they would try to stab my boobs (like Panache ones).

    The band runs pretty tight, and it fits me perfectly on the loosest hooks. The cups are very sturdy. Charlotte feels very supportive and pretty comfortable. Still, I can feel that I’m wearing it, and it’s not necessarily something I’d choose to wear on a day off.

    As an unpopular opinion, I was not incredibly fascinated by the new colorway of Charlotte, and would have preferred the older dusty rose or peach versions. I just loved those color combinations, and I felt that the seam pattern was more apparent and the style more vintage-looking in the solid-colored ones. However, now that I’m holding this beauty in my hands (or on my boobs) I don’t really mind so much anymore. I have never seen a pattern like this. It's just incredible.

    I also got the briefs in size S, because XS wasn’t available (Large Cup Lingerie team told that Parfait had decided not to make them). Unfortunately, these were quite big on me and baggy in the back, so I returned them. However, this bra would look great with any pair of black panties.

    Despite small fit issues, I’m very happy for this beautiful and original addition to my bradrobe!

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    Floral Shimmer colorway

    Updated on Jun 23, 2016 Flag this


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      It looks really great on you. Just yesterday I published my review of Floral Shimmer 30DD - Parfait By Affinitas » Charlotte Padded Bra (6901). However I have tall roots so it doesn't fit me. It's too deep and close on top for me. Fortunately older colourways fit me 30E - Parfait By Affinitas » Charlotte Padded Bra (6901).

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      This is stunning on you! :) I have written to Parfait about the lack of XS panties issue. It's so frustrating! I hate not being able to have a matching set, especially with how cute the high waisted briefs are in this set.

    • AbracaBra Thank you! :) I saw your review, that was a great comparison! The red one does look gorgeous on you. It's good that they have bras to match different shapes!
      PetiteCollegiate Thank you, on you as well! :) It's weird that they excluded the XS bottoms, these don't even run small or anything. The lady at LCL also said she would give Parfait feedback about it. Those briefs would be fabulous definitely!

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      Nml817 Thanks :-)
      When you, ladies, talk about bottoms, I have bikini and highwaisted briefs in S. Highwaisted in Red is ok but bikini in Floral Shimmer is also too big for me. And I'm really surprised Parfait don't want to make it in XS.

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  10. 4
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    30DD

    Didn't fit


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