Last thing first: With the exception of the Charlotte, Parfait by Affinitas is not very good at making comfortable bras.
---My Shape--- Boobs: mostly even slight FOB, wide-set, 10.5-11" perimeter depending on place in cycle.
---The Bra--- This bra has a couple fit issues, one requiring adjustments when you put it on. First, the straps are quite long, even long for me as a 6'0" tall woman. When I put it on at first, there was slight orange-in-glass effect going on. I have perkier boobs, so I needed to adjust the straps quite a bit. After doing so, the orange-in-glass went away, and my boobs filled the bottom.
The second ...fit issue is the overall shape. This bra takes on a stiff, tear-drop shape that is common in American brands (this is a UK brand as far as I know, so that surprised me a bit). The shape bothers me underneath clothes, and contributes to the slight orange-in-glass effect I was experiencing. Thankfully adjusting the straps seems to correct that. If my boobs were totally even-shaped, this bra would be a dud.
The band is VERY VERY SNUG. I tend to prefer a snug band to extend the life of my bras, which Parfait by Affinitas has down. However, if it were any tighter it would be unwearable. Extremely small band for a 34.
The material is slightly scratchy. I don't think it was worn much before I bought it (from another user). The 3-hook structure also makes it a little difficult to undo. I really do not prefer 3 hooks as I tend to accidentally break one of the hooks off, as I've done with several bras. I have to be really careful about that with this bra.
Overall, not one of my favorite bras. I've been spoiled by my six Freyas, I think. I've owned a few bras by Parfait, and all had some component(s) that made them super annoying to wear. My first bra (the Tamara) was so ridiculously shallow in the cups that my boobs had nowhere to go but up. I've tried on a few others off Amazon, I can't remember the names now, that I pretty much returned the next day due to crazy fit issues, mostly with orange-in-glass and shallowness (Parfait is so extreme!). It's like they either make super shallow boobs-up-to-your-chin bras, or really stiff tear-shapes that hardly anyone could fit into right.
The grape/purple version fits me pretty well, though the wires seem a bit large and I can't help but wonder if a 30E might give some cleavage. The fit of this bra gives a rather separated east/west look. The vertical seams only faintly show under a tshirt. For some reason the white version of this runs larger in the cup and smaller in the band. This is a beautiful bra and I really like the grape/purple color it's almost neutral to an extent but prettier. I may need to alter the straps a bit because when I use an extender I could use them a bit tighter. I've included pictures comparing it to the white version.
I'm not sure if this is a good fit though, the top if the cup comes back under my armpit and it's a bit irritating. The cups don't have much gaping really only on the smaller side. The wire and the cup may also be too wide.
I got this at the same time I got the same bra in purple/grape. When they arrived I first saw the white and thought the bras would be too big. I decide to try on the purple since I don't usually get many bras in an actual color. The purple fits pretty well. Later I try on the white version, as soon as I even begin putting it on I can tell it feels different, I was already pretty sure from looking that the cups were larger. I continue putting it on, the band feels much tighter, the gore tacks but feels harder and is applying a lot of pressure, even when trying it with an extender. The cups are at least a cup size too large for me too. The band is a 30 but doesn't even stretch to 30 unless you were to force it. I feel like the wire in this one is thicker than the purple too. I think this bra might fit someone who is a 30FF or a 28G.
The fit is good, however I find this bra to be very wide set. This is good for me, being wide set, but if the cups were any more separate there would be lots of problems. There's no quadboob; I fill the cups completely with no gaping or wrinkling.
The straps are probably my favorite part about this bra. One of the few things I like about Parfait by Affinitas is that generally speaking, the straps are spaced further apart than most bras. I am 6' tall with broader shoulders, so I like having straps fit me where they fit on other women instead of being so ridiculously ...close to my neck like a lot of bras.
The grey color reminds me of an elephant, but I love elephants.
The fabric is much softer in this color than in my other Madeline (which is white). I found that to be kind of odd, but nice also, as my white one is sort of scratchy feeling.
I really like this bra. I may consider altering the gore to bring the cups 1/4 inch closer together, but it is mostly a great fit. Read more 84 more words
I really wanted this to fit so badly! It was snug enough in the band and covered the sides of my boobs really well. There's just something about the top part, though, that either doesn't fit my shape well, or the cup size is just too small. I kept feeling like there wasn't enough top coverage even though there wasn't any noticeable quad boob. When I would lean down, though, the tops would just pop right out. I might try to find this in a 34G and see if that makes any difference.
This bra is not wonderful fitting. It's slightly too big - which is fair, I ordered the wrong size and it was non-returnable - but more than that, I'm beginning to think that Parfait molded cup bras are just a little too open on top for me, because no matter the size, I can never fill up the top. Additionally, the "top" of the tear drop is too big for me, and has a tendency to rub against my armpits.
Aside from that, the bra is nice, if a bit tight in the band. It loosened up after a few wears. It's got a sort of lacy overlay which is very pretty in a subtly way. The only thing I don't like about it is the lace edging, especially on the straps.
This bra does very little in the way of support and it mostly just pushes my breasts outward. These cups are so wide set it verges on ridiculous. The wires end behind my armpit and my breasts are pushed out to the sides. The apex of the bra is positioned much further out then the apex of my breast and, no matter how I adjust everything, it looks more like I'm wearing an incorrectly fit bra on top of my breasts, not actually on them. I suspect this contributes to the spillage I have in in middle by the gore and on top. Additionally, I typically wear a ...30FF or G because I'm in between sizes and cups on this were still small despite being a G. The straps are very long and I had to shorten them as much as I could. The straps are also made with two plastic rings; one sits uncomfortably on my clavicle the other creaks conspicuously as the straps shift around it. The lace trim is horrible. It flops out from the edges of the cups and is scratchy on the straps.This bra is pretty, which is about the only good thing I have to say about it. The lace overlay and trim looks very nice. I have both the ivory and the purple, which is actually a very lovely shade somewhere between grey and purple. Unfortunately, it looks horrible actually on me and doesn't do much in the way of what it is supposed to do as a bra. Read more 148 more words
I usually wear a 30G, but parfait seems to run tight. I could do this up on the middle hooks right away, so seems like it could be good for 30 or 32. The cups seem true to size. They were a bit too big for me, even with the straps tightened all the way. Even tightened all the way, the straps were way too long. They were very pretty, though, with the light pink lace edges. A lot of the pictures make it look a vibrant purple, but really it's almost a stormy gray-purple. I wasn't disappointed, though. It's unique.