Big chested ladies! This question is for you!

posted 3 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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1110 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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
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1154 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

@Trilly:  +1

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
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1235 posts
Bumble bee

@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
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1110 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@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 # 8
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31 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2016

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
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3557 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@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 # 11
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3557 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@excitedtobeMRSF:  That sounds like a really good solution it sounds very similar to the way my dress is built.

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