Post # 1
I made my appointment for next weekend and was told they had all of the undergarments I would need-including a strapless bra, but it seems really gross to me to wear a bra that countless other women have worn. On the other hand, I don’t own one because I am slightly endowed in that area and they aren’t comfortable to wear, so I don’t intend to wear one with wwhatever dress I choose. And what about keyhole backed dresses-wouldn’t those also be braless? I am considering buying one but it seems wasteful to buy it simply for this purpose.
Did anyone else go to a shop that had those items on hand-and use them to try on?
Post # 3
I think its perfectly reasonable to try on dresses braless if you plan to wear the dress that way on your wedding day. I brought my own bra, but only because I owned it and planned on wearing it. For dresses which I was not planning on wearing with a bra, I tried them on braless.
Post # 4
I tried on my dresses braless because thats how I plan on wearing the dress. Then again, I’m not as blessed as you (32A)
Post # 5
If you don’t want to go strapless for the wedding – DONT! There are dresses that have straps, or you can always have a seamstress sew some on. If you’re wanting tummy control undergarments, I would bring that with you and GOOD bra that keeps’em holstered, because you want to know what that will look like under the dress.
I brought my own strapless bra to DB even though they have some there for you to use, because 1) gross, and 2) their bra sizes are off. I wound up getting a corsetted strapless bra for the dress just to keep the girls in line (I’m a D-cup) and regular strapless bras always slip down on me unless I have them too tight and get those lovely skin rolls around the bra.
I went strapless because I think this is the only time I can pull it off with corset+dress boning. Otherwise, I’d be in the strap camp.
Do bring shoes that will be the heel height of what you plan to wear. Your stance will be different in dress shoes than sneakers. And wear your nicer bra and panties, just because you’ll be getting close and personal with your attendant.
Have FUN!! 🙂 Don’t get up set if the first few dresses don’t look good at all, and remember little stuff can be fixed or tweaked in alterations.
Post # 6
I just wore the long bra they had at the store. I mean, it’s not like my torso has any … orifices … that germs or dirt could crawl through! No different than touching dirty things with my hands. I just showered when I got home 🙂 After all, most people don’t just a long bra bustier thing sitting at home, and that’s the best strapless bra to wear with a wedding dress! I didn’t catch AIDS from the store’s bra, though I must admit it was not the cleanest thing I’ve ever worn. Not the dirtiest either though, haha!
Post # 7
Thanks for everyone’s thoughts.
@PinkFlemingo: What is a long bra bustier? I don’t stray much from the same series of bras from Vickie’s that I’ve worn the last 3 or so years. Is it kind of like a corset and bra?
Also I’m fine with a strapless dress, but if I did go with one, I wouldn’t wear a bra with it.
Post # 8
I never tried on one dress with a bra. Braless in all 50 of them that I tried on. 🙂
Post # 9
yea it’s sort of like a corset that only goes down to cover your ribs. It felt a lot more supportive than a normal strapless although i couldn’t breathe in it so i’m going with a normal strapless
I wore the stores bra..wasn’t a big deal it was sealed in plastic wrap and was bright white. I mean you’re already trying on dresses that hundreds of people tried on before you..whether you go braless or not. The dresses themselves probably have more germs
Post # 10
@kmarie719: Like @texasgirl29 said, a longline bra is basically a strapless bra that attaches over much more of your torso. I got mine from David’s bridal and it actually fits over as much of my torso as my actual dress — it comes down nearly to the hips. It’s GREAT for support if you’re worried about the girls, and it also holds you in a little like a corset (but it’s not as tight, or doesn’t have to be at least).
The one I got is David’s Bridal 8950.
Hope that helps!