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Bras » Parfait By Affinitas » Charlotte Padded Bra (6901) » 30FF 30:8

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Fits ribcage73.9
B. perimeter27.5
Stretched Band76.0
Band Length63.1
Cup width14.2
Cup depth22.8
Wire length26.0
Cup height16.5
Cup separation2.4
Gore height7.7
Wing height10.1
Strap width1.9
Hooks3

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  1. 3
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    Didn't fit

    Well, it arrived! Beautiful bra, just as lovely as I thought it would be.

    First of all - all those reviews the band runs tight? Not applicable to this one! I can easily hook it on the middle hooks, could do the tightest. The tag reads a 30, but to me it feels and measures like the 32's from this style. In my case, I could have done a 28. I do like the 3 hook closure and how wide the band is all around. *update* - I measured my ribcage a bit wrongly, oops. No wonder it's too big.

    Cups - ... oh, so very strange. I have major gapping on my smaller breast. My left and larger breast fills out the cups, at least to the point where I don't think I could have gone down a cup size. My boobs aren't THAT much different, and usually I don't have this much of a problem with my smaller one. But you will see in my pictures once they are approved, how I have so much empty space on my right side the cup wants to fold over on itself :-(

    Gore - comfortable, and I was worried about that. The last time I had this tall of a gore it was painful.

    Wires - I measured 5.5"

    Otherwise - the cups are pretty tall on the sides. The wire doesn't poke my underarms but the side of the cups at the top wants to rub on it. I will have to wear this one a couple of times to decide if it is a keeper or not. It's not the magical perfect bra I'm constantly searching for, but I've definitely worn worse.

    *Update* - I returned it. Can't do the armpit murder :-(. Too shallow. Too wide. Story of my life.

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    Updated on Aug 03, 2015 Flag this


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    • curious about the photos to see if I can help you decide!

      I don't think I can rid myself of my Charlotte...decisions, decisions...

    • They show up on my end, but I haven't gotten the approval notification yet. I've had this thing on for 15 minutes and my armpits are mad at me. I think, unless the side fabric softens or wears down or something, that will be the killer for me here. I did the best scooping & swooping of my life & still have gapping on my right side but definitely could not have done a 30F on my left. I'm pretty disappointed at the moment.

    • I guess you're right...it's not the one :(

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      it does soften up! I love my two charlottes but i thought they were going to kill my armpits at first

    • That's good to know!

    • So after a couple hours I'm thinking the straps are too wide. They don't fall off my shoulders but if I pull them close together with a clip in the back and make it a racer back, it's more comfortable on my armpits. Doesn't stop the gapping on the right side, though.

    • I'd try a 30F, anyway, if you can find one to try with return shipping like on Amazon. It could solve the gapping and the strap width, and only cause minimal overflow on the larger side. You never know.

    • Or actually, you said the band was loose? Try a 30F and a 28FF, if you can.

    • Well the band on this bra is bigger than I expected it to be based from the measurements on this site, and all the reviews that it ran tight. But I wonder if mine is just a minority? I don't know. The measurements on the 28FF band would be too tight if that's what I really got. That's why I didn't order a 28 band to begin with. But my bra measures 2" longer than the table here on BTB... ugh!

    • Oh and if the wires are even a tiny bit narrower on a smaller cup size it'll be a no go for sure. They are barely wide enough as it is.

    • Your breasts are going to vary in size at different points in the monthly hormonal cycling. I kept the Panache envy 32F for that exact reason, though most of the month it's not quite big enough.

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      valentine556 I had that exact thought earlier today... I just realized my boobs are a bit tender and I believe AF is on the way. Give me a week or so and this bra may be hilariously too big in the cups! But hey, it would serve a purpose for one week per month.

    • oh and myfashioninsider are the pics showing up yet? I never got the "approved" notification.

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      I think so, your bra is pink, right?

    • Yup!

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      Shark week is usually the one that any water retention I may have been experiencing is reduced, but my research has indicated that the breasts are at their fullest at approximately the time in the cycle where your chance of getting pregnant is the highest.

    • valentine556 shark week! bahahaha!

      I'm wearing this one around for the 2nd day and ugh. My armpits. It's so cute and I loooove how it contains my muffin back & I hate to let it go but I don't think this is gonna work for me. My armpits feel rubbed raw. Plus the band is on the tightest hook easily, and I don't think the cup width will allow me to go down to a 28FF. Theoretically they should be the same but man these wires could not be one iota any narrower. So frustrating how a bra could be too narrow in the wires but too wide in the straps. I'm afraid any bra that contains the back roll/muscle will be too wide in the straps :-(

    • Parfait padded/t-shirt/half padded style tend towards being shallow in my experience. The un-padded are wildcards.

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      Try a 28G then. It's a teensy bit smaller in the cup depth, has a smaller band, and the wire width is the same.

      I know sometimes when a bra is a bit too big in the band AND the cups, I find going down in the band and keeping an equivalent cup is usually the best option for me, whereas going down in the band and the cups is often too much. Ex. Freya Deco, my 32F got too big in the band and the cups, I replaced with 30FF, and it's perfect. Maddie and Darcy-- 32FF's got too big everywhere, bought 30G's, which are perfect. However, replaced my too big Patsy 32F with a 30F, and I quad out.

    • That's helpful courtnelius If I get this one sold I'll look for a 28G. Right now I'm like, prioritizing my want list with my budget and what I've got left that I'm trying to move lol

    • valentine556 I always thought I was shallow-ish. I definitely need the wide underwires. But having that much side of the cup/strap/whatever rubbing on my armpit is a no. It's possible to structure a bra without that - like my Jude is even wider wires but the straps set closer in. The Charlotte just isn't designed for frame apparently.

    • my frame* fingers outran my brain.

    • I'd buy it from you if it were a 30G.

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  2. 2
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    Fits

    I wanted to try out Charlotte for a long time and now I had the chance. I got this bra pretty used, but it still fits decently. The colour is pretty darn great and I like the shape it gives me.
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    Updated on Aug 26, 2016 Flag this


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      Very nice on you! I like my Charlottes too. They don't fit perfectly but very pretty bra!

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      I also like my Charlotte. It's super flattering. I had to go up a cup size and it is a good fit. Not perfect I still have not found any to be perfect

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      I think I actually need a 32F, since the pre-loved 30FF fits best on the first set of hooks, but you know - a good bra is a good bra :D

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  3. 0
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    Didn't fit

    Pros: Pretty, comfortable, stretchy straps that don't hurt your shoulders
    Cons: Shape is wrong for me

    Updated on Jan 29, 2018 Flag this


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    Fits

    I am so happy to have found this bra. In terms of shape, it's the best fitting bra I've found. It feels like it automatically adjusts to my movements and was made for my size. Hooray!

    The only issue I have with this bra is the seaming - it's going to be a little difficult finding things I can wear over it without layering, but it's still a gorgeous bra. I would absolutely recommend this bra if you're searching for a 3-part half cup bra that isn't from Poland.

    Updated on Jun 27, 2016 Flag this


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    Didn't fit

    I definitely got much too large of a size. The band runs slightly on the smaller side, while the cups are quite separated and large. This doesn't tack at all with close-set boobs. The padded cups feel nice, though the straps are much too far apart.

    Purple Wine colorway

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    Used to fit

    I love the Charlotte! Love! This is my best fitting bra so far I think, and while I generally prefer unlined bras the support and shape of this one has been just unbeatable. Plus it dyes really nicely. I love the Dusky Pink color of this bra, (I found the high waist panty runs large in this color though) it could almost pass for a neutral if it didn't have the black,of course then it wouldn't look so nice. I have found that the straps get a bit of fraying at the connection points after several wears though this does not affect the fit or sturdiness of the bra.

    Updated on Sep 22, 2014 Flag this


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    Used to fit

    I finally found a bra that fits well without any alterations! I love,love, love the fully adjustable straps, I have never had to not alter the straps on a bra before, ever. I do get a tiny amount of quadding on my larger breast if I have been moving around a lot and bending over, but I can adjust the overflow back in easily. I love the firm band on this, it stretches just enough to stay up and it really holds things in place. The sturdy underwire is wonderful too, I love how strong it feels! I love the aesthetics of this bra too,using the matte backside of the satin to contast and add interest on the cups is simply a great idea! I just really love this bra overall; it's a great price, comes in pretty colors, fits well right out of the bag, is very comfortable, has lovely complimentary pieces (don't get me started on them)and is quite easily dyeable (more on this to come). Yay for Charlotte!

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    Didn't fit

    I knew it was going to be too small but it was cheap and I wanted to try it so I got it anyway.
    No surprise here, it is too small on my large breast by, easily, two or three cups. Though what was a surprise to me is that, from what I can tell so far, it actually fits my smaller one. Granted, I think the wires are too wide on my small one, but they are seemingly perfect on my large. That's just how this works, of course. So that means that if I go up in cup, the wires will just ... get too wide. Very sad.

    My breasts are even, narrow, and projected. If I don't scoop my large one 'fits'. No amount of adjusting will fit all that tissue in there after scooping though. It's a comical look really, especially with a shirt on top. There's like a large bump, then a flat area, then a bump again.

    The band is just plain delicious. It's nice and firm and fits fantastically and I love it and I wish more companies would make three hooks standard on bras under GG. My BTT is around 27, snug is around 28/29, loose is usually around 30, so solid 30s will probably prefer to size up in band with this bra.

    The straps are jussst at the edge near my armpit. If they were anymore further I can foresee them being an uncomfortable problem. And, as you might remember from a few paragraphs ago, the cups are too small, so by sizing up to get them to fit, luck would have it that the straps start under my armpits.

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    Didn't fit

    I always wanted to try this bra and finally got my hands on one. I chose a 30FF because I heard it runs rather small.

    It seemed ok when I tried it on but after wearing it for a day or so I know it's not the bra for me. The straps dig into my armpits which is a problem other girls had too. The cups don't seem very far apart but I had empty space on the side and my boobs seemed to come out of the top.

    I don't know if I need a larger cup or if the shape doesn't seem to work on me. It gave me a shape like an upside down 7 (which I hate!) and I had quadboob. I don't consider myself full on top but bras with open tops always seem to work.

    The bra itself is a great construction. It has 3 hooks and the band is quite firm. It has extra boning on the side and 3-part cup. It's a lovely bra but just not for me.

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    Updated on Jan 21, 2014 Flag this


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    Fits

    I have the Dusty Rose version of the Charlotte. I absolutely love this bra but it is tight in the band. I am glad I went for the 30FF and not 28G version I was originally considering. I did have to adjust the straps of this bra to get it them to stay. I would highly recommending ordering up from your normal size in this.

    Updated on Nov 06, 2013 Flag this

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