Post # 1
I’m not a bride (yet), but I found this site when searching for bras for a plunging V-neck, open criss-cross back bridesmaid dress I’ve been assigned to wear at a friend’s wedding. (I know, I know, not my first choice) A strapless bra is NOT going to work with the back of the dress, but I’m a 34Dirty Delete & need boost!
I’m not sure exactly how to describe the back of the dress, so I’ll post pictures below. (btw it’s the airbrushed model, not me, just to clear up any confusion!!)
This seems like a great site & I appreciate any assistance!
Post # 3
OH man…I feel your pain. I’m a 38 E/F and that dress, while beautiful, would give me nightmares.
I think that you have a couple of options:
1) Stickies- I HAVE had success with these, but you really need to spend the moola in order to get decent ones http://www.nubra.net/
2) Maybe something like this would work? http://www.starduststraplessbras.com/strapless-backless-bras.html?p=2
You could get something that is strapless AND backless! There is actually a slip (fully BONED) that could work with that dress that is on this link
Is there boning in the front of the dress? If there is (and even if there isn’t), find yourself a good seamstress and see if they can make the shoulders tight enough that you could go with just some supportive stickies or braless. I was able to not wear a bra at my wedding…because I was open to suggestions from my seamstress. Can you alter the dress in any way to make it more easily wearable?
Post # 4
youre gonna have to go with stickies or somethin! lol you cant go braless?? this dress is GORG!
Post # 5
Honestly, if the bride is asking you to wear something like that, I’d ask her where she planned on having you buy the undergarments. If she has no idea where, she’s being thoughtless and needs to realize it. That type of dress is gorgeous, but doesn’t work for anyone beyond a B cup.
Post # 6
There’s a great custom bra maker in my area that is affordable. Could you possibly find one of those? The down side is your dealing out more cash and it’s not even for your own wedding… I feel your pain though because I am a D and I have so much trouble with dresses and bras!
Post # 7
Last year, we had to find one of my stepdaughters a special bra with an open back and a somewhat lower front to wear with a dress she had for an event. After searching just about everywhere in our area, we finally found one at Macy’s that can be worn — believe it or not — 35 different ways! It solved the problem. Perhaps you would be able to find one there.
Post # 8
- Wedding: November 2013 - Garden
There are these stick on things. A quick look has only turned up ones that go up to a D cup but I know larger sizes exist because I used them for my formal, and I’m an E cup. They work really well but I don’t know how they’d go with such a plunging neckline.
The only way that this could work for you with that dress is with something stick-on like stickies or these “Bring it Ups” and then you’d have to have a little extra fabric in the chest area to disguise your support with hollywood tape. I’m not sure I’d be comfortable wearing that. From one well-endowed girl to another, I really feel for you here. I’d be paranoid I’d have a wardrobe malfunction the entire time.
Post # 9
Quick responses to some posts:
- The dress lacks built in boning.
- I haven’t spoken with a seamstress.
- I’m not aware of a custom bra maker nearby, but I will look.
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Post # 11
Do a search for “low back bra.” Look for something that fastens at the waist and has boning.
If that fails, I don’t know what to suggest.
Post # 12
I’ve had a lot of success wearing this under low-backed dress. To wear it with this one you’d have to alter the straps a bit, but it’s simple enough to do.
Post # 13
This is really hard. Have you spoken with the bride? Maybe she can suggest an alternative — either in terms of a bra or in terms of a dress.
Post # 14
Is there a “sister” size for your normal bra size? The salesladies at Victoria’s Not-So-Secret keep telling me that 34A or 32B should both work for me.
I think if you can find a backless longline bra in the right size, it should work with that dress.
Post # 15
oh man not cool. its a gorgeous dress, but your friend has to keep in mind your boobies!!!
one of my bridesmaids has big ones and i made sure i cleared the dress with her!!
i think your friend should finance the purchase of some crazy backless bra for you. best of luck!!
Post # 16
Wow, gorgeours dress. I like it very much especially the back, perfect!!!
I think you need some stickies, but I agree with others. Though it is beautiful, but the bride and bridegroom should find one dress suits you. Telll them your problem and get advice.