Review | Charnos Lingerie Sienna
Charnos has long held a reputation for quality lingerie, and many would assume the brand caters for what is considered mainstream sizing. Whilst a good number of bra manufacturers do produce beyond the traditionally recognised large cup of a D, not so many will as easily entertain the G cup.
When I was asked by lingerie retailer, Mio Destino, to review a set from their online range, I was surprised to learn for the first time that Charnos do actually extend to an H, and I was able to try a bra by Charnos for the first time in my preferred 30GG.
|Charnos Sienna in Black|
Mio Destino wished for me to review the Sienna set, which is a collection I wasn’t familiar with but did like when I saw it online. Sienna is a continuity line of Charnos so it’s produced in new fashion colours each season, with vibrant fuchsia giving Sienna a pop of colour brightness this SS14. I adore colour, and believe me, this colourway is sensational!
|Embroidered Mesh Cups|
Sienna is a classically shaped full cup bra with a modern twist. The medium high central gore and high apex allows for ample breast encasing, whilst the directional embroidery fashioned on mesh provides a fresh and glamorous take on the otherwise full coverage style.
The microfibre fabric is soft and slinky to the touch; together with four section, soft unpadded cups and structured side support, makes for a smooth and comfortable everyday bra.
The band was snug and firm with the cups fully encasing – no bulging or spillage and the fabrication felt amazing, but sadly there was something very wrong in it’s fitting on me. The straps felt too far apart and close to the edge of my shoulders, with the high apex and wing cutting close into my under arm. It was not comfortable in the slightest and I’m afraid I couldn’t bear to wear it. I’m not quite sure why I faired so badly with Sienna, especially since I was wearing a 30GG. Every aspect of the bra felt right aside from the strap placement and close fabric around the armpit.
I don’t really like ending posts on a negative note, especially when I really like the look of a bra. It’s great to know that Charnos make lingerie right up to an H cup, I just wish my little shoulders agreed with the shape of Sienna for me to wear my GG cup.
What is your experience with the Charnos brand? How do you find their fit? What problems do you typically encounter with ill-fitting bras?