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Bras » Parfait By Affinitas » Charlotte Padded Bra (6901) » 30D 30:4

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Fits ribcage70.7
B. perimeter20.1
Stretched Band76.3
Band Length61.6
Cup width11.6
Cup depth17.7
Wire length19.9
Cup height13.9
Cup separation2.5
Gore height6.3
Wing height8.4
Strap width1.6
Hooks2

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    Didn't fit

    This bra gives me rolls in places I never had rolls before! The band leaves me sore and I feel I am constantly trying to adjust it throughout the day.

    Updated on Feb 18, 2013 Flag this


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    Didn't fit

    I have to admit that I am not the target audience for Charlotte. My reason for trying this bra is solely curiosity, coupled with a discounted price on Nordstrom. I hate padded bras, Charlotte is quite projected in shape and I am shallow, and someone on Nordstrom described this bra as "a Halloween costume for a character from Pirates of the Caribbean." I hoped this was unnecessarily harsh judgment from a disgruntled customer, but she was spot on. This bra is totally not for me.

    Yes, I can totally see why this might remind someone of a campy lady pirate. The bra is extremely ... structured, and the cups are made from a very firm foam covered in heavy satin. Potentially sweaty satin, depending on the climate--I doubt you'd want to actually wear this in the Caribbean. There's something a little Frederick's of Hollywood in the design, a little too cabaret for my tastes. There are seams galore, anathema for anyone who is looking for a smooth look, although the two front stripes on each cup are actually just topped on ribbon detailing. The exterior also has a decorative side sling panel, and I have a hard time imagining this sitting smoothly under any item of clothing lighter than a sweater. The padding feels about 1/4" thick, and because it is so stiff, there's no ignoring it. You are committing to a padded bra when putting on Charlotte. This bra is a comfort-seeker's worst nightmare, but it'll give you a fabulously structured shape if you can put up with the ruthless foam cups.

    Unfortunately, because of the materials and construction, this bra is not forgiving in any sense, least of all the fit of the cups. I found the cups to be too deep and projected for my shallow shape. While the top of the cup laid smooth, thanks to the nicely-angled upper panel, I could feel the emptiness at the fullest portion of the cups. Charlotte won't work for shallow shapes, tall roots, or FOT, and I am unsure about FOB. I feel the ideal shape for this bra is someone who is projected and evenly round with short roots. The underwire shape is a deep angled U, rather narrow on the bottom, but thanks to the angling is more open on top than a standard U.

    Now, I do have to say that the construction of this bra is excellent. The seams actually end up giving a pretty rounded appearance given the stiffness of the foam. You won't see harsh lines like in Cleo Juna. The proportions of the bra look good, the straps are wide and fully adjustable, and the band is amazing. My favorite part of this bra is the band. With a powermesh-lined cradle, extra-firm mesh wings, and firm elastic, the band was lightweight, comfortable, and supportive. I wish more brands would take a cue from this construction and make more supportive bands (I'm looking at you, Natori!)

    Overall, while Charlotte is definitely not for me, I can see why it has so many fans. It's a polarizing style as it's not for everyone, but if you're looking for a solidly-constructed, supportive, padded bra to wear in cooler climates, give it a try!

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    Didn't fit

    Wires are too narrow for me. Depth would be okay if the wires were wider. I think because the wires were too narrow, the bottom of the bra ended up being too shallow for me. Unfortunately this wouldn't work for me in a bigger size, the wires would be wide enough, but there would be too much depth.

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    Updated on Jul 16, 2016 Flag this


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    Didn't fit

    Good looking bra, though the wires dig in at the gore and squeak like crazy. Bending the wires might help with comfort.

    Updated on Jul 23, 2015 Flag this


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    Didn't fit

    I should note that I got this bra as part of a giveaway from Parfait, I have the matching high waisted brief as well.

    Such a stabby gore. These underwires are some of the firmest I've ever encountered. Pretty closed on top, gives me quadboob. I'm not sure if I should go up a cup or not. I haven't worn it since I'm going to post a fit check and see if there's any chance of swapping it for a cup up. Since it was a giveaway I'm not sure if I'll be able to. I'd say it could still be wearable despite the quadboob, but not ideal. Maybe for small boob times of the month only. I'll edit this review after wearing if I end up keeping it in this size.

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    Updated on Feb 28, 2015 Flag this


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    Didn't fit

    Update: I've had the bra for over a month and it still fits great. My only concern would be the fit of the band and how the straps sometimes would slip from my shoulders. The band seems snug, but I find myself adjusting the bra during the day when it starts to feel like its slipping down from the bottom of my breasts or just a feeling that it slipped from its most comfortable place. The straps, on the other hand, keep slipping from my shoulders and I have to keep slipping them back on during the day, but not as often as it may seem.

    It definitely fits ... great for shallow, slightly FoB breasts. It's the first great fitting bra that I've bought and I'm glad I did. While I find the band to be a teensy bit tight, it's pretty much because I've been using the wrong band size forever (around a 32 or 34), so that will take some time to get used to.

    My boobs feel like they're being supported completely. Not to mention that my smaller breast actually feels great, and I don't think I would need something to balance it out with the bigger one. The cup doesn't gape at the top when I'm standing up straight, and only does so a little when I'm hunching over and when I'm raising my arms. But other than that, It's flush against my breast and it doesn't bother me at all.

    The center gore sits flat against the sternum and doesn't budge at all. And the band stays in place no matter which way I move. The straps are the only things that may be bothersome, but only so very slightly. I adjusted them a little, to be shorter, because I fear that they slip off of my shoulders, but I'm going to see how they behave when worn for a day out. However, they're not uncomfortable at all.

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    Used to fit

    Beautiful bra, I tried the 28DD but the band (for once!) was far too tight. It wrinkles a little on my smaller breast, but just barely. It works for my FoB boobs and FoT from what I've heard!

    Updated on May 05, 2014 Flag this


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    Didn't fit

    This is a really cute bra, but unfortunately, the shape wasn't quite right for me. It seems like it would work best for full on bottom shapes, as it cut into my breast tissue slightly, and I'm more even leaning to full on top. The cups were sitting on breast tissue a bit on the side (I have wide roots), so those with narrow roots might find it perfect. The gore was also just a tad too wide. Compared to my other 30D Parfait bra, the Jeanie, the band was looser. It might work for me if I sized up to a 30DD, but I'm on the hunt for practical t-shirt bras right now, and this one doesn't work for that purpose.

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    Updated on Aug 18, 2013 Flag this


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    Didn't fit

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    Purple Wine colorway

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    Fits

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    Added on Jun 14, 2016



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