Parfait – Purple Wine Charlotte Padded Bra
The Charlotte Bra plus-size is one of those basics for full-figured women, but it wasn’t always the case! Several years ago (when many fewer fashionable plus-size bras were available) the Charlotte Bra represented a major step forward for the industry as a whole.
The Charlotte was originally introduced as part of a collection that only went up to a G cup. It was so popular that customers repeatedly asked for it to be made in higher cup sizes – and kept asking for several years. This was before size expansions were popular and before lots of brands had jumped on the plus-size lingerie bandwagon. Parfait by Affinitas finally released the Charlotte up to a K cup as the first part of an expanded line – and it was a big deal.
Now, the Charlotte bra is available in a myriad of colors and prints. This makes it even easier to find a version of Charlotte that you’ll love! While we love all of the solid color versions, our favourite has to be the sophisticated and elegant floral version. And best of all, they are plus-size.
If you haven’t tried a Charlotte bra before, here are some tips to find your perfect fit:
1) When in doubt, go up a cup size.
The Charlotte is known to run a bit shallower and taller than other bras, so if you’re usually on the edge of one cup size you may want to go up to the next size to find the best fit.
2) This bra is built with tall wings.
If you’re used to bras with narrow wings (the part of the bra that wraps around your sides and under your arms) then this bra will be a change. Charlotte Bra uses taller wings to create more support and to keep everything in place perfectly. It can feel like a lot of bra if you’re new to it, but we promise you’ll appreciate it at the end of the day!
The Charlotte Bra comes with two matching brief options, so you can pick the coverage level you like! Go for the high-waisted briefs if you want to channel Charlotte’s retro side, but pick the bikini cut briefs if you like a little less coverage and want the set to look a bit more modern and trendy. Either way, it’s hard to go wrong!
Once you try a Charlotte Bra, we’re sure it will become a staple of your lingerie drawer.
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