Post # 1
Okay my bra size is a 34DD/34F depending on the brand of bra. I bought a va bien long line bra. I had my first fitting and because my waist is significantly smaller than my bust the seamstress wanted to pull my corest super tight (great for my waist BUT made my boobs totally spill out from the top!) Idk what to do to prevent boob spillage up top/into the armpits. I am wondering if I should switch my bra plan SO what did you ladies do for your bra/boob support day of?!
ETA:BONUS QUESTION: The va bien website said to go up a band size and down a cup size so I did a 36D. If the consensus is a long line bra still should I go up in the band, cup, or both. I am worried about the band size being too big in the waist if I go up but if thats what is needed I will do it! I am clueless in the lingere/bra department
Post # 3
You could always keep your bra and tell your seamstress to not pull the corset super tight. Don’t be afraid to say no to people.
The support for your breasts, when in a bra, is mostly in the band with the straps offering more shaping in the cups than support. If your straps dig, you’re in the wrong band size. If you want to avoid spilling out of the cups, go up in the cup.
Va Bien doesn’t make their bustiers big enough for my 40G size, but I can also recommend le Mystere and Elomi by Goddess for shapewear, if you wanted to try something different. I recommend you go to a Nordstrom or a shop that specializes in hard to fit sizes so you can get a professional fitting and a professional’s opinion on what bustier would work best.
Post # 4
My waist is MUCH smaller than my bust, but I have hips as well so my alterations are going to be a nightmare (and luckily I chose a dress that is a trumpet style that has a band at my actual waist so its a bit easier but still).
My advice would be to get a well-fitting bra and one of the waist-only corset things that way your bra fits perfectly and comfortably and you still get to wear a corset on your waist without compromising fit on one or the other (thats my plan anyway).
Post # 5
@excitedtobeMRSF: Eek, I’ll be stalking your board because I am terrified as well.. I’m a 36dd/ddd and I don’t want spillage either! Also a significant difference in my waist and bust line. I generally wear a minimizer bra on the day to day.
Do you have a Nordstroms around you? I would go there honestly and ask for their advice. They have the best bra advice ever whether it’s for a wedding, or just day to day bras. It sounds like you definitely need to switch your bra plan though!
Post # 6
@MrsTywinLannister: So is mine! I’ve got a 12″ difference between my bust and my natural waist. I’ve got narrower hips, though. Sort of a swimmer’s build, really. A long line bra is better than a full-length corset or bustier, while a waist cincher would be good for defining the curve between waist and hips.
Some of us just aren’t built for an all-in-one solution!
Post # 7
@Trilly: Too true! I will check out your recommendations!
@happilyeveraftergirl: I don’t which is SUCH a bummer but there is one by my FILs house who we are visiting this weekend so I may check it out!
@MrsTywinLannister: I will have to look into that! It makes a lot of sense since you could then fit each thing to that part of the body
I called my seamstress and since my dress is a drop waist with a corset we are going to try sewn in cups. I am doubtful they will be supportive enough but she said the corest should pull everything up and the cups will just provide a touch of lift. She said she can take them in and out in 10 minutes so we shall see! If that doesn’t work I plan on doing some serious Nordstrom shopping haha
Post # 8
I’m a 28H and while I have yet to get my dress altered… if it’s a corset back, tell her not to lace it so tightly up the top? She can pull it in tight at the waist. Also, try not wearing a bra. I found despite the fact that I have NEVER ever gone without an underwired bra that for wedding dresses which are extremely fitted… losing the bra can actually take away the mega pushed up/squished in look.
Let us know what you decide to do!
Post # 9
@excitedtobeMRSF: I’m a 36DDD and my plan is no bra at all. I was super skeptical that it would work, but it totally does. Between the boning, cups and inner support band things (my dress doesn’t have a corset back) I’m very well held in. For comparison here’s me in a dress and bra, major creasage right?
and here’s me in my dress with no bra and everything is where it is supposed to be. This isn’t even my dress, it’s the sample and it fit pretty well.
Post # 10
UPDATE: I had my fitting and a different woman was working. We are taking it in about 2″ in the hips because no matter how tight it was pulled it didnt fit and for the bra part she cut the straps off of the bra I had on and then put loops inside so my band will go through the loops in the dress and then hook and then become a strapless bra of sorts thats held up by the dress and its corest (almost like a sewn in option but they didnt have cups large enough they only carry up to C! Lame!) and it was awesome! She also showed my girls how to tie it so she stayed loose enough at the bust (no pushing out) and nice and tight at the waist! Seems like a solution Ive never heard of with sewn in loops and using your own bra (and not a normally strapless one so no pushing up or boning) but it was awesome!
Post # 11
@excitedtobeMRSF: That sounds like a really good solution it sounds very similar to the way my dress is built.