Post # 1
Straight to it, here’s the back of my dress with me in it:
What in the world can I wear for a bra? The girls need some lift, but I’m not large breasted. Only a 34B, pretty average.
The problems I’ve experienced thus far are with all the adhesive bras. I tried the invisible one from VS, as well as their U-Plunge. Neither provide that “push-up” look that I want. I also tried Girlfriend’s Gather-the-Girls, and while they do just that, they do not act like a push-up at all.
So I need a push-up option without a back or an extremely low back. Reason being is, here’s the front, on me, with the gather-the-girls adhesive silicon bra:
I don’t feel comfortable with them on. I want it to look like this:
The tailor I took the dress to said she would not be able to put any bra cups in because they won’t accomplish anything. They’ll just sit on me as opposed to act like a bra.
I’m worried that this tailor isn’t the right person to take the dress to. She was asking me questions about where it needed to be taken in and it made me super uncomfortable. I thought she was supposed to be able to look at it and figure that out.
Yes, I’m beginning to freak out. My wedding is in October and the dress needs time to be altered. Any help/suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!
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For reference, that’s Allure 8764.
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My suggestion was going to be to add cups. All I can suggest is that if you are not comfortable with your seamstress, find a new one! Maybe if you get a second opinion on the cups, you will find someone who can do them and make them work.
My wedding is in 10 days and my dress has just started getting altered for a second time by a new seamstress because my first one didn’t know what they were doing! Definitely find someone who you are comfortable with.
You have lots of time still. Talk to some other seamstresses, and get some more opinions 🙂
Your dress is beautiful. There must be a way they can help you out!
Post # 6
I’m calling a seamstress I’ve worked with before and going to take it to her. She took a dress for me that was very different (it laced up like a shoe in the front and had a hood on it, kind of like a cloak). The top was too big (I’m short waisted, so it had to be brought UP at the shoulders) and she managed to take it in for me and it fits like a glove now.
Corgi, I am awaiting for the arrival of that bra at this time. I am SO crossing my fingers that it works. It’s just taking forever to get here.
Post # 7
I’m using this http://www.joann.com/adhesive-bra-size-b/zprd_10687960a/ for a little extra lift in my dress. The trick is to make sure you stick them on the lowest outermost curve of your boob so that when you clasp the two sticky parts together it lifts and squeezes!
Post # 8
Let us know how it turns out! I’m looking at backless dresses myself and I would love to hear about the rest of your experience :]
Post # 9
I bought the super boost backless strapless bra from lingerie solutions. It’s a fabric push up bra at the front and has sticky silicone straps on the side. I have a similar dress to yours, but I haven’t tried the bra with my dress yet. The bra is super padded tho, really adds volume to my 32C/34B boobs that tend to look flat without a proper bra. I also bought a backless strapless push up bra that is similar from maiden form. The maiden form bra doesn’t have as much padding as the lingerie solutions one tho.
Post # 10
The seamstress was right – the sewn in cups don’t do ANYTHING for cleavage – all they do is keep a tightly fitted dress from flattening out the boobies. Victorias’s Secret has a “Ultra Push Up” silicone sticky thing that also adheres to your sides, so you can actually pull up the girls a bit instead of them just hanging on. The only drawback is that its 68 bucks. For me, it was worth it though 🙂
Post # 11
What about those wrap around bras? Low back.
Post # 12
What about a silicon sticky bra? I have heard they work. I ordered one, but have not worn it yet.
Post # 13
Sorry I just read your post more carefully . . .
Post # 14
Alright, I brought the dress to a different tailor and felt much better about what she was going to do (she took all the pins out from the previous seamstress and is adjusting the dress at the back on top. The buttons will need to be moved because there’s just too much fabric up there.)
I also received my Pure Style Girlfriend’s adhesive bra that has 15 hidden slots for straps. I tried the two shoulder strap style and that was just silly uncomfortable and the straps kept rolling to the sides and off my shoulders.
Since my dress has so much lace in the front and up around the shoulders and neck, I decided to try a halter style. It worked. The bra doesn’t feel that sticky, but it stayed even with a halter style strap. I used a clear strap and you couldn’t see it at all.
The bra definitely adds a cup size. I’m a 32C/34B. I’d definitely say that with this bra on I look like a 32D/34C. Even the seamstress noted that the bra appeared to work well. It provided the lift I needed that I don’t get out of the strapless adhesives that just smoosh my boobs together and make me look sort of flat.
I’m going to scoure the boards and recommend these things to EVERYONE buying a backless dress. The only reason I didn’t buy a “low-back” bra is because you need to have no fat on you for the wrap-around stomach strap to be remotely comfortable. All it does is dig in to any fat you have and when you put clothing on over it, you can see the rolls and lumpies. NOT attractive. Plus, it just isn’t even comfortable. (For my dress, the strap doesn’t go low enough even with the converting strap, no matter what I did with it.)
I’ll post pictures from the wedding (or maybe one from my next fitting) so you guys can see just how perfect it looks now. I’m so excited, and so relieved!
Here’s a link to the item:
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That bra looks amazing! If the two I bought don’t work out I’m getting that one instead!
Post # 16
I bought that SAME dress for my wedding in September! I remember going through the same thing you did about the bra situation. I ended up buying a similar bra that you did but there are adhesive straps on the sides that are holding the girls up. My seamstress actually sewed the bra into the satin layer of the dress so I wouldn’t have to solely depend on the adhesive straps and hopefully that will work better. I haev my final fitting this friday so we shall see!
Good luck with everything!