What I wore for Christmas – The review of Parfait “Charlotte” in 30G

25 Dec

As many of you my readers know I have an slight obsession over everything pin-up and vintage-y – especially lingerie with a good retro vibe. Well, I was over the moon when Large Cup Lingerie offered to send me a set of lingerie for my b-day and I decided to opt for the Parfait Charlotte set I’ve been drooling over for months. I decided to go for the new Wild Pink colour since it is such a vibrant shade and very suitable for any occasion (also I gave my bf a chance to pick a favourite which I agreed on). Charlotte has already become one of my favourite sets to wear so today I’m gonna review it for you! Enjoy xx

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Design: Divine! Charlotte is a padded bra with three-seam cup construction. This gives my boobs a great rounded shape which makes it an easy everyday choice to wear under clothes. Due to the padding this bra gives me a bit of oomph to my boobs and makes them seem almost a little bigger than they actually are. This feature is not something I look for in every bra I buy but it doesn’t bother me at all with this bra – quite the contrary. Also the cleavage is pretty awesome even though the style of this bra is something between balconette and plunge.

Looks-wise Charlotte is a darling indeed. It has great colour options which made me weigh in my options for quite a while. The bold black trimmings are great to give the design a little rougher edge and contrast. This set is also famous for it’s quite unique fabric choices – the set features both matte and shiny materials.

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Fit: I have seen my fellow bloggers encountering some fit issues with Charlotte but to me it’s one of my best-fitting bras. The wires are quite wide but not disturbingly so and I find them almost the right length for me.

The cups of this bra run a little small I’d say. I’d say these are something between FF and G but fit me just fine. As many of you know I have slight size difference when it comes to my breasts and this is why I feel like my left breast is trying to escape the cup just a little without anycausing spillage though. I’d say my other boob would actually almost need size GG. This can be also due to cup depth; Charlotte is quite shallow when it comes to cups. The band on the other hand is very true to size and has three rows of hooks and eyes which gives me extra support for my ever-growing boobies.

The straps are the minor fault of this bra since they are too wide-set for most of the bloggers that have tried this bra. I found them quite ok but would say that a girl with narrower shoulders could have a problem with them.  Also the cup height has been a problem often reported with Charlotte (cups come too high up in the armpit) but I will discuss that in the comfort section.

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Comfort: With time I have become more and more aware of how important comfort is when it comes to bras and lingerie in general. Comfort is actually one of the things that can make or break a bra and with Charlotte it really gives the lingerie set it’s best advantage. Besides great looks Charlotte is one of those sets I wear on a daily basis since it’s made of great materials and eg has less rigid wires than Parfait’s Danielle.

If I had to point out one thing that gives this set a slight minus it would be the cup height. Even though I prefer cups that come up quite high in my armpit (to cover all my breast tissue) these cups feel a little too high even for me. In some positions or as I make certain moves with my upper body the cups pinch me a little in the armpit which certainly needs to be considered as a minor flaw that Parfait could probably easily fix for next season.

Panties: This time I went for the bikini bottoms since I wanted to try if they flattered me better than those high-rise panties. I opted for a size Small which seems to run a bit large so I probably could have gone down to size XS (but there would have been a little muffin-top going on so I’m still better off with the Small). These panties are super cute and comfy and I might say very flattering on my boyish hips. I found them much more suitable for me than the high-rise knickers of Danielle.

You can find Parfait’s Charlotte on Large Cup Lingerie with an impressive size range of 28-40 E-K. If LCL doesn’t have your size in stock just contact them and I’m sure they can figure something out for you. Again, I have to mention that this online store has the most wonderful customer service and besides that they offer free international delivery.

Have you tried Parfait’s Charlotte yet? If so, did you like it and which one is your favourite colourway? Let me know in the comments! Also I’d like to wish you all a very merry Christmas, hope you have a good time! 🙂

Disclosure: This set was generously gifted to me by Large Cup Lingerie. All opinions are my own.

10 Responses to “What I wore for Christmas – The review of Parfait “Charlotte” in 30G”

  1. KS December 25, 2013 at 2:42 pm #

    You look lovely in your photos, but maybe when reviewing a bra, you could show a picture of you just standing straight and with a t-shirt or tank top on.

    I went to /r/bigboobproblems actually searching for a review on this exact bra and yours was the 3rd on the front page! I have very wide set, high on top boobs, so I have a hard time with too-tall-gore and cups that cut in at the top.

    • sophie December 25, 2013 at 5:33 pm #

      Thank you! I always appreciate feedback and if it helps you to get a better idea of the fit I’ll be adding such a pic to my reviews now on 🙂 Nice tip!

  2. Tori December 26, 2013 at 12:12 am #

    Have most of the bloggers who’ve mentioned fit issues been in the GG+ range? (This is what I’ve noticed — but as someone in that size range myself, I’m not sure if there’s selection or recall bias on my part.) I’m wondering if the fir issues are happening mainly in the newer expanded size range.

    • sophie December 28, 2013 at 11:19 am #

      Yes I suppose so too! I think is mainly due to bad grading that Parfait needs to work on with the bigger sizes in the future.

      • Tori December 29, 2013 at 1:42 am #

        Makes sense. And with a first branching out into those larger sizes, it’s to be expected, I suppose.

  3. Lily Twigg December 27, 2013 at 2:12 am #

    I’ve ordered this set in red in the exact same size, awaiting arrival as I live in Australia… This gives me hope that it will be a good fit, I previously bought it in a smaller size but this was before the size revision and the cups were tiny. Anyway, I ordered the high waisted briefs in a size M because last time the size S was too small 😦 Could you advise me on what size knickers you usually wear so I could get an idea if an M will fit me?… I have quite a large butt however I usually wear a size 12AU in knickers (I think this is a size 10UK). Thanks again for the review – it looks great.

    • sophie December 28, 2013 at 11:18 am #

      I usually wear something around 8-10 or XS-S when it comes to panties but I have a super small butt and very narrow hips. I think you could probably do fine with a size Small but it’s really a preference thing – you know what feels best on your body 🙂 Let me know how the set fits when it arrives!

  4. Vesta December 27, 2013 at 8:35 pm #

    I can definitely notice that the top of the bra is a little too snug on the left side, I wonder how it looks after a few hours of wear? I find the bras that are just a tiny bit too small in the cup for me tend to really quadraboob after a few hours, as the breasts set in. Great review, and I find the pictures to be adequate, and very artfully done 🙂

    P.S. Glad to hear you have a new bf 🙂

    • sophie December 28, 2013 at 11:11 am #

      It’s actually quite ok after a few hours of wear! I have had issues with eg TR’s Betty but I guess it’s the combination of FOT boobs and the balconette style of the bra. Besides I’m counting on my boobs to shrink a bit when I start running again soon 😀

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