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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. 1
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    32DD

    Didn't fit

    This is a molded cup, underwire bra. The band extends below the cup more than most (trying to hint at the look of a longline bra, but not nearly that low). This was very flattering (holds in loose bits of skin & flab without looking dowdy) and comfy.

    I really, really wanted this bra to fit because it is super cute and sexy, but it didn't. It is gorgeous in the purple. (Also tried the sister size of 34D which fixed many issues but made one much worse. Reviewed separately.)

    Fit:
    * Strap separation was too wide. No amount of adjustment would ... keep them from slipping because of they laid on the highest point of my shoulder. I seriously considered keeping this bra and using a X-back style strap connector, but that seemed silly.
    * Band length was a bit short (the 34 band was a better fit).
    * Wing height was borderline short. (Tiny underarm spillage.)
    * Cup gapped at center edge.
    * Gore: good
    * Wire length: GOOD (This is a toughy for me. I need long wires for wide-set breast tissue but am petite so many long wires poke into the armpit.)
    * Cup width: Wider than most, so not bad (This is good since most cups aren't wide enough.)

    About me: petite with wide horizontal oval, slightly conical breasts
    * average projection
    * wide-set (3 fingers width of space between breasts)
    * very wide roots (extend past the mid-axillary line)
    * short roots
    * even horizontal fullness (just barely outer full)
    * mix of firm & soft tissue (front molds to shape of bra, sides push wimpy wires away)
    * conical shape (but will squish to round)
    * full on top (2/4 shape, not even or very full) - BUT functionally even to FOB due to short roots and soft tissue
    * petite (5'3") so have narrow frame

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    34D

    Didn't fit

    This is a molded cup, underwire bra. The band extends below the cup more than most (trying to hint at the look of a longline bra, but not nearly that low). This was very flattering (holds in loose bits of skin & flab without looking dowdy) and comfy.

    I really, really wanted this bra to fit because it is super cute and sexy, but it didn't. It is gorgeous in the purple. (Also tried the sister size of 32DD which didn't fully correct the wide straps and caused new issues. Reviewed separately.)

    Fit:
    * Strap separation was WAY too wide. No amount ... of adjustment would keep them from slipping because they laid over the AC joint (the outer tip of the shoulder). I seriously considered keeping this bra and using a X-back style strap connector (because this bra is so beautiful and made me look drop dead gorgeous), but is too impractical for my lifestyle.
    * Band length: good
    * Wing height was borderline short. (Tiny underarm spillage.)
    * Cup fit: excellent
    * Gore: good
    * Wire length: good to slightly high (This is a toughy for me. I need long wires for wide-set breast tissue but am petite so many long wires poke into the armpit.)
    * Cup width: Wider than most, but still ever so slightly narrow. Wire rested on the last bits of axillary breast tissue. (Tried on during the largest portion of my cycle. Probably would enclose all breast tissue the rest of the month.)

    In the end, sadly returned.

    About me: petite with wide horizontal oval, slightly conical breasts
    * average projection
    * wide-set (3 fingers width of space between breasts)
    * very wide roots (extend past the mid-axillary line)
    * short roots
    * even horizontal fullness (just barely outer full)
    * mix of firm & soft tissue (front molds to shape of bra, sides push wimpy wires away)
    * conical shape (but will squish to round)
    * full on top (2/4 shape, not even or very full) - BUT functionally even to FOB due to short roots and soft tissue
    * petite (5'3") so have narrow frame

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  3. This is one of my favorite bras! Happy medium of super comfortable, lovely shape under clothes, supportive, and cute. Cups aren't too tall so I don't have gapping issues with my soft FOB breasts. The band is almost too big, but I wear it on the tightest hook and it's just about perfect.

    I did try the sister size, 32GG, but for some reason only has two hooks, which I hate. It also has deeper, taller cups and gaps like crazy. (It's the Floral Shimmer colorway, which apparently has more projected cups- I need shallow cups).

    Update: I got two additional 34G Charlottes- the Wild Pink ... (bubblegum color) and Dusty Pink (pale pink). Wild Pink fits the same way as the blue one, with 3 hooks and shallow uplifting cups.

    The Dusty Pink only has two hooks and the cups are deep and projected, totally different fit. I would probably fit better in a 34FF in this version. This is so frustrating! I wish Parfait would make it more clear when they are changing the fit/number of hooks for a particular bra.

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    30FF

    Didn't fit

    I own this bra in 2 different colors: this pink one and a bronze one. I am completely and utterly positive that they are the exact same size and that the only difference is the color. Interestingly, though, this pink bra has 3 hooks, while the bronze has 2; the bronze comes up much higher in the cups, while the pink is almost like a balconette; and the pink fits MUCH smaller than the bronze. The pink 30FF gives my ~28FF boobs quad boob when I thoroughly scoop and swoop, and I only fill about 3/4 of the cup of the bronze one — I gap heavily on ... top. The bronze cuts into my armpits, as does the pink, but the bronze seems to come up much higher so it’s worse.

    Well, beyond the extremely weird sizing discrepancy between two bras in the same size, here goes my review of the pink one. It’s a 30 band, but it’s plenty tight on the loosest hook, and I have about a 26.5” snug underbust. It’s not very comfortable because I find the seams a little scratchy and it straight up refuses to sit in my IMF. I can move it up to sit in my IMF, but it’ll just keep slipping down and it’s also super uncomfortable that way. I think the shape is too shallow for me. Because the cups are a little small, the gore doesn’t sit flat, though I don’t have comfort issues there. The straps are wide-set for my frame but not as much so as other bras I have — they don’t slip down much.
    I’d recommend this bra for someone on the shallow end of the spectrum, and I’d be sure to buy/order it from somewhere with free returns; I’m not sure if this sizing discrepancy continues across sizes or across different colors than the two bras I have, but it’s worth being cautious.

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    • 1

      I tried this one twice, 28K in Purple and 30K in Ice Blue, back when I was a 28K. The 28K was way too small (gore over 4 fingers off my sternum with quadding), too wide (armpit eater), and too shallow. The 30K didn't quad but also was way off the sternum and way too wide. Both bands were ridiculously long and stretchy! There was definitely more than a cup difference between the two. Yes, very inconsistent in the sizing. I was tempted to buy a few more when Amazon had them for under $10 with free returns just for the science and data of it, but waited too long and the price jumped back up, haha.

      I viewed this one as a great cradle bra for firm implanted breasts to create massive cleavage.

    • Please don't take offense, it's not meant nor implicit, but this bra results are very similar to a "minimizer".

      The very small projection angle of the lower cups kills it all IMHO.

      It's either a pattern scaling-up discrepency or an invitation to take 2 pairs of socks in account while sizing.

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    28H

    Didn't fit

    This is by far the best looking bra I’ve owned – the pictures do no justice at all to the ice blue color! It has a singular black bow on the gore, but isn’t overly lacy or covered in charms/bows, which is a look and style I really appreciate. It’s very silky and smooth, and the cups are made of a very thin foam layer – it doesn’t feel like you’re wearing any padding, but no nipplege will show through it. The straps are THICK, even thick enough that I can wear them over my bad shoulder and tighten them without pain, which is a first for me ... with uncrossed straps. The band feels perfect: I can breathe and move, but it stays in place and is supportive. The band is also mesh, so it stretches easily and gives your back a way to breathe so you won’t get sweaty. The cups are simultaneously my favorite thing about this bra and the reason it doesn’t fit: they are the perfect size, lined in softness on the inside, stunning in appearance, and have the most wonderful and comfortable elastic line running along the top of the cups, perfectly smooth to my skin. However, the sides of the cup where the fabric drapes down from the straps come up way, WAY too high on me. In order to wear this bra, I have to lift my shoulders up pretty high, because of my arms are down in a natural position they force the underwire down, sliding the bra down my body or bending the cup at weird angles.

    What I’d love to know is if I can save this bra, or if it’s just not a good fit for me. I absolutely love it, and would really hate to have to give it up. Would a sister size change anything? Has anyone else had trouble with Parfait’s wires and cup being too high? Is this something that is possible to fix as an alteration?

    Also, I’d LOVE recommendations of things that would fit similar and have that nice little elastic on top of the cups with a lowered cup and wire height. This bra is for sure my new holy grail in terms of shape and overall feel, and would be perfect if the cup and wire were just a little lower. What sort of shape do I have if this fits super well (except those tall wires)?

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      Do the wires fill the channel completely? If not, you can force them all the way towards the gore, then lower the wing and armpit curve. If the wire fills the channel, you could do a wire switch out, or even shorten the wire if you have a way to soften the wire edge afterwards.

      Sister sizing most likely will not help with this issue, as cup volume would theoretically be the same, so the wing most likely would be the same as well. :-/

    • 1

      MamaPagan They do completely fill their channels, though I now notice one is about .125 inch longer than the other.

      What is a wire switch out? Not sure if I could soften the cut edge or not if I go that route.

    • 1

      A wire switchout is where you take the wires out and replace them with another set of wires. cupandahalf has a lot of experience with this so she could offer more insight into the process, but as a quick/general idea, the replacement wires can come from another "parts" bra or you can buy replacements online or from most fabric stores.

    • 1

      Here's an example of the wire varieties that are out there, and the place I think cupandahalf gets hers from:
      https://porcelynne.com/lingerie-supplies/underwire

    • 1

      Which ones are Ewa cause I wanna replace my CK Dottie wires lol

    • Oh, wow, this sounds pretty cool and complex! Would I be something I could handle, or can seamstresses do this?

    • It*

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      brasaremean I am not sure....sorry :-(

      @Robras If you are comfortable with alterations, you could do this yourself. You would need to remove the end stitching on the wire channel, remove the existing wire then put in the new shorter wire. Then you would want to decide the new wing height and armpit curve, mark that in chalk or something that would wash out easily or carefully mark it will pins. Next you need to remove the edge stitching, cut and fold over at the new desired height/curve pin it in place then sew a new seam, making sure to stretch the elastic as you go so the cup curve still hugs the breast.
      I've altered the cup curve before but haven't switched wires, but I assume it would be a fairly easy step in the process. Just make sure you sew closed the wire channel so the wire doesn't slip out afterwards. :-D

    • 2

      Here is the armpit curve lowering, if it helps:
      https://www.bratabase.com/bra/dis3a/

      And here:
      https://www.bratabase.com/bra/diwks/

    • 1

      MamaPagan Thank you for being so thorough!! That sounds super doable.

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      You're welcome Robras :-)
      Hopefully cupandahalf can add some insight into which wires would be best to choose and things to consider or avoid. I am clueless with that aspect for sure!

    • 2

      Robras, I bought the same bra recently, and had the same problem as you. I think they have a problem scaling for small band and large bust. I will be very curious to hear if you alter and it is successful, because my bra is currently unwearable...

    • 2

      You honestly don’t need to alter anything but switch out the wire if it’s just the wire that’s the problem. I don’t find any issue with the empty wire channel chafing or flapping around- one you have clothes on it lays flat pretty well. Make sure you match the wire up to your root- I would buy a few wire sizes and styles to try out first.

    • 1

      veggiechic yeah, it’s not even slight either – the cup is like .5 inch too high. I wonder if this is a common issue and if Parfait is aware of it or willing to make a custom. I’ll definitely let you if I manage to figure something out! :)

      cupandahalf do you have any advice on doing this for the first time? Or how to guess what sort of wire might be a good fit?

    • Thank you cupandahalf : -)

    • 2

      Well you probably know around what width you need. I would buy a few wires around that witdth in different shapes and sizes (Porcelynne’s are $2.50 a pair). Before you put them in your bra, put them up to/in your imf to see if they match at all. Once you get a good match Open the wire channel with a seam ripper- I typically choose the channel top by the band. Take out the original wire and slide in the new wire. I like to stitch the wire so it’s firmly in place- that means adding stitches at the top of the wire, not the top of the channel. I have no problem with an extra half inch of fabric at the side but if it irritates you you can just fold the extra fabric over and tack it down but I doubt a half inch will be noticeable.

    • cupandahalf thanm you so much! Did you teach yourself to do this? Also, what is imf?

    • Thank*

    • 1

      cupandahalf Do you feel that changing the wire width by too much effects/distorts the cup, band, or fit? My theory (based purely on silly logic and not experience) is that if the width changes too much (such as replacing a 7" wide wire with a 6" one) that the band would be/feel shorter, the cups more immediately projected, & the risk of wire distortions greatly increased. Is there a safe zone of width change, like 1/2" is ok but 1" too much etc, or is it really dependent on the wire strength and flexibility?

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      Robras I did teach myself. I have very short roots and not a lot of bra choices at 40JJ so it was necessary.

      MamaPagan everyone says it will change the fit but I haven’t really noticed a huge difference unless the wire curves up before the cup gets to the band. That’s the biggest problem I’ve encountered.

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      Robras I did teach myself. I have very short roots and not a lot of bra choices at 40JJ so it was necessary.

      MamaPagan everyone says it will change the fit but I haven’t really noticed a huge difference unless the wire curves up before the cup gets to the band. That’s the biggest problem I’ve encountered.

    • 2

      Thank you cupandahalf! That is good to know and can open up some other possibilities for sure. Maybe I can wear KrisLine after all.....wire shopping time!! :-D

    • 2

      I mean maybe my boobs are just big and a bit squishy so they go where the wire puts them, I dunno. Unless you are a stickler for fit I don’t think it’s going to be a huge deal.

    • 2

      It is worth trying as long as I know someone was successful with it. :-) Thank you again!

    • 1

      cupandahalf Wow, that’s so cool! Are there any good places to buy these wires?

    • 1

      My favorite is Porcelynne because of the variety. Really you can google sew lingerie underwire and find lots of places though.

    • cupandahalf thank you so much!!

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    32E

    Didn't fit


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    32HH

    Didn't fit

    I feel like if my boobs were positioned on my body differently, this bra would actually fit. The band is nice and snug and I actually very much appreciate the wide band; I feel like it smooths out some rolls on my back. The cup is too wide on the sides, though, and the underwire does end up digging into my sides (I feel like I get red marks/bruising in this area from ALL my bras, and this is no exception). I also am too full in the center and end up getting a little quad-boob when I scoop and swoop my boobs into place. As a result the gore also floats a bit on me. Super cute and sexy bra, but not great for a normal wear. (Sexy wear, sure, but I don't want to wear this otherwise).

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      Sigh. I understand your phrase, "I feel like if my boobs were positioned on my body differently, this bra would actually fit."

    • Super cute bra but barely fits anyone... it’s notorious for that so it’s really not you but the construction of the bra itself. It’s too bad as the bra really is lovely just not functional.

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      You guys make me feel better haha! :)

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  8. Yes, a bra that fits! I normally wear a size 28F but sized down two cups to 28DD as PetiteCollegiate recommends her review. The band is exceptionally tight for a 28, which is excellent for me since I have a 24-25" UB. I can comfortably wear it on the middle hooks.

    The cups are very closed at the top - at the black rim, they are nearly curving back in a 90 degrees. I have super short roots and not much upper fullness so this works well for me. It's one of the few bras that don't gape at the top even if I move ... my arms. The cups fit my narrow roots which end about an inch in front of my arms. The sides are cut low and forward so they don't dig into my armpits.

    The apex of this cup is quite high, which makes it a pushup bra without the extra padding. This isn't my breast shape, but it isn't uncomfortable either. The only gripe I have with this bra is the gore, which is a bit too wide for me. But there is basically no space between my boobs and I always have a hard time with any gore that isn't a extremely low.

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    34HH

    Didn't fit

    This is another really good looking bra, but just does not fit me right. The cups are both too wide and too shallow for me, and the stays on the sides of the bra poke at me. I've tried two different extremes with this Charlotte bra, but it is just not the right shape for my breasts which need a good amount of immediate projection. I'm sad, I love how it looks! If this type of fit works for you I highly recommend this bra! It is well made and oh so good looking!!!

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    30F

    Fits

    This review is for the new Floral pattern. This bra's construction is very wonderfully sturdy. In my test wear I found it to be surprisingly comfortable, the strap was just starting to rub a little after a few hours, but I think it would be very comfortable to wear all day. The band is very firm but runs a little large to counteract this--it fits me perfectly at a 31" ribcage with squish. The cups are very nicely deep, I found them to run a cup size large and sizing 1 cup down fit me perfectly. The wires aren't too hard and didn't bother me. I tried it ... on under clothing and it looked smooth, pattern showed thru a little bit. It is somewhat closed on top which is great for me--there was a slight gape on my smaller side but only when I sit down. I found this bra to add some volume to my bust which I like. It does make a slight noise of foam being rubbed together if the cup is pushed on. I found the shape very pleasant; it's quite rounded. Overall this is a great bra and will definitely be a part of my regular rotation.
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      Thanks for this review. I wish the new colorway were listed separately on here as it seems really different in measurements to the old ones. I think I might need a 28G or 30FF if I were to try it. When you say it looked smooth under clothes, do the seams show through?

    • They don't show under my loose shirt. Under a tight shirt they probably would.

    • Ok, thanks!

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