Ambrassadors, Behind the Seams

Meet the amBRAssadors

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Sure, Bare Necessities carries 167 different bra sizes from more than 80 of the world’s best brands. But perhaps our greatest advantage: the ladies on our customer service team.

Meet the amBRAssadors™.

These trained, talented bra fit experts are real women with real lives and body concerns of their own. They’re here to assess your bra situation, find you the best size through an at-home bra fitting over phone or chat, then help you choose the perfect style for your body type, budget, style and more. Call them at 877-728-9272, x4 (Monday through Saturday, 8:30 AM to 6 PM), or chat via Bare Necessities to get yours. All you’ll need is a tape measure, your best-fitting bra and ten idle minutes.

Meanwhile, get to know the team so that when you do yourself the favor of reaching out, you’ll already know who’s on the other end of the connection.

BRANDI, 32G
Best brand:
Fantasie
Favorite bra: Chantelle Modern Invisible Plunge
Most memorable fitting: My own! I walked in wearing a 38D and walked out in a 32G.
Best lingerie advice: The best fit is the one that makes you look and feel beautiful.
If I weren’t an amBRAssador: I wouldn’t have measuring tapes all over my house and purse!
Fun fact: I love to watch my daughters play softball.
All-time favorite movie: Steel Magnolias.
Favorite way to relax: Going to an amusement park with my daughters.
Guilty pleasure: Wine and dark chocolate.
Hobby: I crochet baby blankets and donate them.
Proudest moment: When I put my life back together after my marriage ended.
Personal mantra: If you’re going through hell, keep going.

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CHERI, 34H
Best brand/bra: Curvy Kate Tropics Balcony Bra
Most memorable fitting: My own, with amBRAssador Marissa. She helped me determine what size I truly was. I had been wearing a bra that was four cup sizes too small! It was life-changing trying on a bra that actually fit. I felt the weight literally lift off my shoulders.
Best lingerie advice: Graduate beyond Victoria’s Secret!
If I weren’t an amBRAssador: I would be sitting at a job I didn’t love in an ill-fitting bra!
Comfort food: Buffalo mac and cheese. I could eat it every day.
Favorite way to relax: Surround myself with a bunch of dogs. It does not matter what kind of mood I’m in, pups always cheer me up.
Guilty pleasure: The Golden Girls.
Hobby: I love to sing.
Proudest moment: I’m the youngest of four girls, and it was my parents dream to see all four of their daughters graduate from college, so it felt amazing to reach my own goal as well as to make my parents’ dreams come true.
Personal mantra: “Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control of what you don’t.”

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CHRISTIANNE, 28DDD
Best brand/bra: Freya Idol Balcony Bra
Most memorable fitting: Probably my own! I was wearing a 32DD before my fitting. It was completely wrong.
Best lingerie advice: When buying shapewear, size up! It will prevent rolls.
If I weren’t an amBRAssador: I wouldn’t know my correct bra size!
Fun fact: I’m a super nerd. I love comic books, manga and anime.
Favorite way to relax: Beach days.
Guilty pleasure: Vegan brownies.
Hobby: Painting and reading.
Personal mantra: Be yourself because those who matter don’t mind and those who mind don’t matter.

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CLAIRE
Bra size: You’ll need to buy me a Martini first.
Best brand: Prima Donna
Best lingerie advice: A comfortable person is hella sexy.
When I’m not an amBRAssador: I’m acting, writing and producing Carbon, my feature film.
Fun fact: I have an Emmy award.
All-time favorite book: Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines and Habits of Billionaires, Icons and World-Class Performers by Tim Ferris.
Go-to movie: Requiem for a Dream.
Favorite way to relax: Bingewatching a good show with cheese, crackers, a Manhattan and, let’s be honest, a Lactaid.
Happy place: Santa Fe, Costa Rica or my bed.
Craziest thing you’ve ever done: Not fit for print.
Proudest moment: Seeing my kid go against the grain.
Personal mantra: It’s all okay—no one’s open on the table.
In a word: Multi-tasker. A hyphen makes that one word, right?

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FRANCESCA, 30I
Best brand/bra: Freya Fancies Plunge Balcony Bra
Most memorable fitting: I had a customer call in who was having all sorts of difficulties finding a bra that fit her breast shape. She was measuring a 32L. We talked for a very long time, went over her measurements, tweaked her size and found different styles to try. She called a few days later to tell me the Elomi Tia Side Support I suggested was the best bra she’s ever owned. She said it almost made it look like she had gotten a lift—that’s a pretty impressive endorsement!
Best lingerie advice: Confidence is key.
If I weren’t an amBRAssador: I would probably be wearing the wrong bra size.
Fun fact: I’m a huge sports fan. I may have missed my calling to be a sport analyst and get paid to argue about it.
All-time favorite book: The Outsiders.
Guilty pleasure: Reality TV.
Hobby: Shopping.
Personal mantra: Every experience teaches you something. Learn the lesson.

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JEANETTE, 32G
Best brand:
Wacoal
Favorite bra:
Chantelle Courcelles T-Shirt Bra
Most memorable fitting: A bride looking for a wedding day bra had lost a lot of weight but was still wearing her old 40DD. We measured her at a 34G. She was so excited to find bras in her new size that would fit and support her better. I was so happy for her.
Best lingerie advice: Stack your contour bras one behind the other in a drawer.
If I weren’t an amBRAssador: I’d be a museum curator.
Hidden talent: I can moonwalk.
Superpower: I wish I could read minds.
Happy place: The beach.
Best vacation: Spain.
Proudest moment: Buying a home.
Favorite movie: The Goonies.
Personal mantra: Progress, not perfection.

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KRISTY, 42C
Best brand/bra: Curvy Couture Tulip Lace Push-Up Bra
Most memorable fitting: I had a customer who, because of an illness and many surgeries, didn’t have a clue what size she was. She was coming to us to be fitted for swimwear and though she lived in California, she hadn’t actually been to the beach in years. After her first try-on, she contacted me in tears. She finally felt confident enough to enjoy the beach again.
Best lingerie advice: If you feel comfortable and confident, it will show.
If I weren’t an amBRAssador: I would be a chef.
All-time favorite movie: Since childhood, I’ve loved The Wizard of Oz.
Comfort food: Pasta.
Favorite way to relax: 
Sitting by my pool with my husband and puppy, listening to music.
Personal mantra:
Walk by faith, not by sight.

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KRISTYN, 30C
Best brand/bra: B’Tempt’d Ciao Bella Balconette
Most memorable fitting: My mom! She went from a 36B to her correct size, a 30D.
If I wasn’t an amBRAssador: I’d be a therapist.
Hobby: Collecting vinyl records.
Superpower: A woman’s intuition.
Fun fact: I’m a single mom of three crazy little boys.
Favorite way to relax: Yoga.
Personal mantra: If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.
Craziest thing I’ve ever done: Skydiving. It was awesome!

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MARISSA, 32B
Best brand/bra:
OnGossamer Mesh Bump It Up Bra
Most memorable fitting: My mom thought she was a 36DD her entire life, but I took her measurements and she ended up being a 36H. She still can’t get over it!
Best lingerie advice: Trying on bras is like trying on jeans—every style will fit a bit different than the next.
If I weren’t an amBRAssador: I would love to be traveling the world.
All-time favorite show: Game of Thrones.
Comfort food: Pizza and wings.
Favorite way to relax: A bubble bath.
Guilty pleasure: Watching sappy romance movies.
Hobby: Playing video games.
Proudest moment: Becoming an aunt.
Personal mantra: The best is yet to come.

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MARYANN, 30F
Best brand/bra: 
Simone Perele Andora Demi T-Shirt Bra
Best lingerie advice: Have more fun with color!
If I weren’t an amBRAssador: I’d travel the world taking photographs.
All-time favorite show: Friends.
Favorite way to relax: Curling up in bed with a book, a cup of coffee and my cat.
Guilty pleasure: Shoes and makeup. I’m a hoarder of both.
Craziest thing I’ve ever done: Snowboarded a Double Black Diamond slope by accident. I got lost and had to make it down somehow!
Personal mantra: Figure it out.

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MELISSA, 32DDD
Best brand: I love Freya for the size and style selection, and they have AH-mazing swimwear.
Favorite bra: I really dig the Natori Feathers bra because it’s fun and sexy, in great sizes and colors and is perfect for me—it’s the T-shirt bra I love without super-stiff foam cups that gape on my shallow breasts.
Most memorable fitting: I recently did a swim fitting with a customer who had gone through some tough personal things that were affecting her body. We laughed, we cried.
Best lingerie advice: You actually DO get what you pay for! Some bras may seem priced too highly, but they’re much better quality and will last you longer, so they won’t need to be replaced as often.
Fun fact: I’ve recently lost almost 140 pounds with the help of a weight loss surgery. I’ve been a whole range of bra sizes, so I love helping customers whose sizes have changed.
All-time favorite book: The Harry Potter series.
Comfort food: Potatoes in any form.
Guilty pleasure: The TV show Jersey Shore… except I don’t feel so guilty about it.
Personal mantra: “I am Beyoncé, always,” —Michael Scott, The Office.

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MICHELLE, 28F
Best brand:
Dita Von Teese
Favorite bra: Freya Fancies Plunge Balcony Bra
Most memorable fitting: My own! Thinking I was a 34C when really I’m a 28F…what a difference!
Best lingerie advice: If you like it, rock it!
If I weren’t an amBRAssador: I’d be an art teacher.
Comfort food: Movie theater popcorn.
Guilty pleasure: Makeup shopping.
Hobby: Going to the craft store and learning to sew with amBRAssador Jennie.
Proudest moment: Adopting my first rescue rabbit. I’m obsessed with bunnies.
Personal mantra: Never settle.

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TRACY, 32D
Best bra/brand: Simone Perele Caresse 3D Plunge
Fun fact: I can count the number of letters in any word instantaneously. (That’s 15 letters! See?) 😉
If I weren’t an amBRAssador: I would be traveling around the world.
All-time favorite show: I’ve seen Wicked on Broadway ten times.
Favorite way to relax: Picnics at the park, riding our bikes and going to the movies as a family.
Guilty pleasure: Sneaking away to the spa for a massage.
Hobby: Fitness. I’m a certified instructor!
Happy place: Disney World.
Craziest thing you’ve ever done: Agreeing to run a half marathon even though I had never run more than a few feet. I finished, and in decent time, too!
Proudest moment: Bringing each of my three children into the world.
Personal mantra: Everything happens for a reason.
In a word: Happy.

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ZAINAB, 30DD
Best bra: Calvin Klein Perfectly Fit Modern T-Shirt Bra
Best lingerie advice: Wear something that makes you feel like the best version of you—happy, pretty, comfortable.
Fun fact: I would spend millions on makeup if I had the means.
All-time favorite show: It’s a tie between Friends and Gilmore Girls.
Favorite way to relax: Watching Netflix while wrapped in a fluffy blanket.
Guilty pleasure: The Kardashian family.
Craziest thing you’ve ever done: Switching careers, from preschool teacher to amBRAssador.
Proudest moment: Watching my pre-K class graduate and seeing how far they’d come.
Personal mantra: Don’t worry, be happy.
In a word: Loving.

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Brooke Glassberg
Brooke is the editor of this here blog. In a previous life, she was an editor at Good Housekeeping and O, The Oprah Magazine. Brooke has written for Glamour, Travel+Leisure, New York Magazine and more. She’s into concerts, calligraphy, travel and her exceptionally adorable daughter and husband.
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