Genevieve Fontanilla

Customer: Ellie, Size 36DDD Ellie is an occupational therapist and is fairly physically active at work. Her version of “supportive” is feeling contained and hugged – and not spill out no matter how she moves. She prefers underwire bras, both unpadded and very lightly padded. She used to shop at Change Lingerie.   Her measurements: 34’’ underband, 41.5’’ standing bust, 42.5’’ leaning bust.  She prefers a somewhat relaxed fit, going with […]

Fitting Room Diaries: Entry #012, 36DDD, Very Full-on-Top Read More »

Customer: Caitlin, Size 38C Caitlin found Understance through a mutual friend. She did her bra shopping at the Hudson’s Bay, and preferred Bali and WonderBra. She used to wear 34B before giving birth. Now she wears 38C consistently across brands. Top of her wish list are side boob coverage and some lift.  Her measurements: 36.5’’ underband, 41’’ standing bust,

Fitting Room Diaries: Entry #011, 38C, Average Fullness/Roots Read More »

Customer: Finley, Size 30DDD Finley works as a delivery driver near our office. She has an active job – bending, lifting, driving, so comfort is a priority. She prefers wireless bras. For underwire bras, the underwire needs to fit her roots exactly. She’s looking for a bra that’ll stay put and comfortable throughout the day,

Fitting Room Diaries: Entry #010, 30DDD, Side-full/Very Firm Read More »

Customer: Pauline, Size 38DD Pauline came to Understance looking for an everyday bra. She works at a desk, and wants something that’s comfortable for sitting for long periods of time. She’s tried bras from Knix and Diane’s Lingerie. She doesn’t have a preference for underwire or wireless bras, though she wants her bra to have a bit of lining or padding to hide nipples. Her measurements: 36’’ underband (as tight as

Fitting Room Diaries: Entry #008, 38DD, Average Roots/Even Fullness Read More »

Customer: Carla, Size 36H Carla was a walk-in customer. When we asked about her preferences, she said she just wanted something in her size, as she can never find bras that fit her at brick-and-mortar stores. She usually wears sports bras instead.  We took Carla’s measurements: 34’’ snug underband, 42’’ standing bust, 45’’ leaning bust.

Fitting Room Diaries: Entry #007, Size 36H, Bottom-Full/Very Relaxed Read More »

Customer: Jasmine, Size 34G Jasmine found us on Instagram, placed an order, and fell in love with her new bras. She is the proud owner of 3 Petal Smooth Lace FlexWire Bras (discontinued) (with matching panties, Darby Smooth Lace Cheeky). She decided to come in person so we can make new bras together!  Her measurements: 33’’ tight underband, 39’’ standing bust,

Fitting Room Diaries: Entry #006, Size 34G, Top-Full/Very Relaxed Read More »

Customer: Shreya, Size 40DDD/G Shreya came in and told us she usually shopped at Victoria’s Secret, but didn’t think she was wearing the right size. She was looking for something comfortable, and didn’t have strong preferences for style. We took her measurements: 40’’ relaxed underband, 38’’ tight underband, 47.5’’ bust. Because there is a more than 7’’ difference between her band and bust, we recommended that she use the

Fitting Room Diaries: Entry #005, Size 40DDD/G, Top-Full Read More »

Customer: Rose, Size 40DD/40DDD Rose came to the store with her daughter. They shopped for bras at the Bay. Rose mentioned that most of her bra fit issues had to do with her height. She is 5 feet and has a shorter torso. The department store bras she bought left gaps in the underarm area,

Fitting Room Diaries: Entry #004, Size 40DD/40DDD, Omega Read More »

Customer: Megan, Size 30G/32DDD Megan was sized as 32DDD/34DDD at Victoria’s Secret, and complained of her bra band riding up. She also said after a full day of wear, her shoulders and back didn’t feel so good. She ideally wanted a wireless, supportive bra, but was open to a non-irritating underwire bra.  We took her

Fitting Room Diaries: Entry #003, Size 30G/32DDD, Bottom-full Read More »