The Charlotte is a foam three-part cup with side support. Advertised as ‘light foam padding’, I find I disagree- this is one of the heaviest bras I have tried in my size, as the padding is thicker than the Freya Deco, Panache Porcelain, or any Masquerade bra I’ve tried. The sides of the cups have satin fabric over them, functioning as side supports. The straps are almost fully adjustable, except for an inch right above the cup covered in satin. It’s a lot of bra, even if it doesn’t give much coverage!
I’m not a retro person or into the ‘pinup’ aesthetic for myself, but the piping appeals to ...me geometrically. The red color is actually a deeper red than in pictures, and it contrasts well with the black details. It’s low cut and gives a round, uplifted shape, perhaps due to the side supports helping keep tissue in the cups.
HerRoom advised going up a band and a cup size from my usual. Sadly, this bra doesn’t come any larger than a G so I only I went up a band size. The band is still tight at 34, but the cups are just a bit too small- there’s a tiny bit of overspill. Furthermore, the side support boning digs in after a few hours, and it feels like the top and bottom elastic of the band are markedly tighter than the rest of it. If you have migrated breast tissue on your sides, check for how the side support boning and elastic fit. Read more 145 more words
This was my first online purchase of a non-matrix sized bra. I read as many reviews as I could and the majority said that the both the cups and the band ran small. This wasn't true for me. The band was huge even on the last hook. The cups fit me weird- the gore tacked and I was able to fill out the inner cups but I was floating inside the outer cups. The top of the cup also gaped. I ended up giving this one away.
I bought this bra new on Amazon a couple weeks ago. Parfait must have updated their sizing practices with the Charlotte because not only were there more sizes in general (up to K now!) but their 34G fit much closer to an actual 34G.
The older charlotte I used to own was 34G, but fit like a 34F. The new bra has an adequate depth that more is more closely like a 34FF. The band, as all PbyA bras, is small. So, that finally works out to 32G. Not bad.
I love the charlotte because it is so comfortable and stylish. I feel like a goddess in this. It compliments my shape extremely well (even, full). The extra side wing support is fantastic for keeping side boob at the forefront, and the wide wires are great for wide roots.
This model of the Charlotte runs a bit small in the cups and band, which I guess explains why I (usually a 32FF) fit into this bra fantastically. This bra is seriously one of the best-fitting and most comfortable bras I have ever worn. For starters, the material inside is soft and plush. The padding is minimal enough so I don't feel like my breasts are right under my chin, yet substantial enough to hide pointy, chilly nipples and make a nice smooth shape underneath thin shirts. I thought the tallness of the cups would be bad for my shape (sort of even but slightly more full on bottom), but it actually works for me. The straps are wide, which I like because they don't dig in as much as smaller ones (looking at you Victoria's Secret). The side wings are tall, which I also like because it keeps the armpit/back fat contained rather well. All in all a pretty, comfortable, well-supporting bra.
I love this bra! SO comfy, gives a great smooth line at the back, lots of lovely lift and 'cakes on a platter' look - its a shame this is still a size too small for me - I had to sew the central gore together a bit, to make the band smaller - I also think this gives it more of a balcony fit rather than a plungey fit, which my boobs appreciate a lot more and probably adds a lot of the cakes look, I'm not sure how much of this look it would give if I left the band alone (as it's nowhere near fitting ...un-altered). The cups are obviously still too big - I predict I need a 32F maybe in this (which is a nightmare to get where I live), so hopefully I'll eventually get one to fit! LOVE this so much. My boobs are very much scooped and swept for this shot, they fall down quite quickly when wearing this, so this is the 'best' view possibly but not long term (hence needing a size down as well). Read more 76 more words
I heard this bra runs small in the band, so I went with a 34G, because my measurements are in between a 32 and a 34. I probably could've gone with the 32, as I didn't find the band to be too small. The cups on this bra are much too small for me and the gore doesn't tack, so my suspicions that I need a GG or an H are correct. Oh well, at least I know now! That being said, this bra is very comfortable and flattering for full on bottom breasts. It's also very pretty, and the straps have a very huge amount of adjustments you can make. One thing I don't like is how wide the band back is, next time I will probably look at hooks, as I think I prefer a more narrow band. (That is just an aesthetic complaint!)
I really wanted this bra to work, but it's just too small. The band is very supportive, and the padding on the cups is pretty thick. The look of the bra is sophisticated and a little sexy, which I like.