Comfort Without Compromise
Understance is a lingerie brand that puts comfort above all else. We focus on solution-products designed to relieve, smooth, lift, stay put, all without sacrificing style. We offer bras in 28-48, A-J cups, and continue to expand our size range. We test wear every size and treat no size as an afterthought.
Our ambition is to provide the very best bras for every shape and size.
Wire-free comfort with the same structure and support as an underwire bra. A-J Cups
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Your underwear needs to breathe. Feel the irreplaceable comfort of natural fabrics.
Understance's signature. Comfortable flexible, bendy underwire that lift, support and shape. B-J Cups
What People Are Saying
★★★★★Ivy Full Coverage Underwire Bra, C-J
I recently purchased both versions of the Ivy bra, and I love them both. I was wearing a 42D, but followed your sizing recommendation, which was for a 44D. I was ready to experiment, not having a great love affair with any of my old bras....and I did the right thing. The fit is amazing - no pinching, digging, bulging etc. Really and truly comfortable. The seamed cups and the cotton!!! lining; absolutely brilliant, the perfect amount of lining. It's like some thought went into the design!
★★★★★Harper Smooth Lace FlexWire, D-H
This is what I have always dreamed a bra should fit like. It doesn't move. The shoulder straps do not fall off. The band does not dig in. The wine color is gorgeous, the strappy details are sexy, but this is absolutely and every day wear bra. I bought a second one in black as well.
★★★★★Petal Smooth Lace FlexWire, D-H
I've been wearing exclusively sports bras for almost two decades because I used to be a 30DDD (and a 28DD-ish when I was a teenager) which doesn't seem to exist in most universes (I think Understance has a few?). This bra is remarkably comfortable and almost feels like I'm not wearing anything, which is a bit of an adjustment after wearing only sports bras for so long. But I was pleasantly surprised that it actually seemed to hold everything in, even when I'm bending and twisting and lifting, etc, which I do at work. I think I might actually be able to wear a real bra to work for the first time in over two decades.
★★★★★Darby Smooth Lace High-Rise, XS-XXXL
So when I bought my Harper bra ofc I bought the underwear in a Large to match. It fits so snug but has a LOT of stretch. It has like that sneaky lining so I doubt you could see it much through form fitting bottoms if at all. I love how breathable the fabric is, and even though its lacey and looks gorgeous it doesn't have that itchy lace feel. So smooth, so comfy, and it looks so so flattering!
★★★★★Amber Smooth Lace Wireless, C-J
This is my first day wearing this bra, and I can honestly say I am in love! When I first put it on I was skeptical, it felt like it was going to be too small for my chest, but once I had it fastened properly everything changed. It is SO supportive. I wear a 38H and every wireless, pullover bra I've worn that isn't a super tight sports bra has been a huge disappointment, but this one manages to hold everything in place without feeling super tight or compressing.