This bra kind of sucks. The cups are really tall and show under all scoop neck tops, you have to wear a crew neck with it which is not flattering given my cup size. At least the polka dot lace is cute when it shows but I'd prefer it to be lower cut. The clips are the sort that snap over a little hook and they are easy to undo one handed but putting them back on requires two hands as the hooks are really high up on the shoulders they ride up almost to the back) and the cup comes down very low. The straps are quite thick ...at the top but only across the top they switch to narrower elastic at the back. The shape is very unattractive, the apex of the cup is very low giving a saggy and flattened appearance. The width is good but I feel very unattractive in this bra. The elastic at the band could be wider. There is no separation of the breasts at all, which means it gets very sweaty, I realise for a wire free bra this is hard but this is pretty bad. I measure at 36K and I would prefer a 36 band but the cups would then be too small I think. I get quadboob already when my breasts are full. The wings can be quite uncomfortable and seem to sit high under the arms and the elastic folds over a bit there. I would not repurchase this bra now that I have found the elomi beatrice fits better and is more appealing. Read more 156 more words
This style is a little better than the 38HH - Royce » Sadie Nursing (819) style in that the cups don't seem QUITE as droopy as Sad Sadie! But it still has the same pointy look you may know and love from Royce bras. It's also a little cuter because there's a shear mesh with small poka-dots along the top, a lace-like ribbing between the shear top and the silky panel below, and of course the standard bow in a shiny matching colour at the top of the gore.
Just like the Sadie, I went up a size in the band and two sizes in the cup ...and awfully glad I did! If I thought the Sadie was tight, the Charlotte is even TIGHTER. The only way to get the bra on was to loosen the straps first. This model also suffers from the under arm pit pinch, but not quite as stiff. The band under the arm has more stretch in this model than Sadie, but I still feel Royce would do better if they cut the material more curved (women are not made out of straight lines!).
I think this style would work fine for everyday wear, especially as I have a job that requires me to do a lot of bending and lifting. Still not a date night bra by any means, but as a general doing work around the house and other physical activities, it does the job. Read more 134 more words