Post # 1
I need help from you full figured post-wedding girls!
I have my gown. It’s gorgeous. I have my seamstress. I haven’t met her (and won’t until next September, ack!), but she’s a pro. I read that she’ll add bra cups into your gown for you.
The problem? I’m an H cup. Is there ANY way that putting those cups even exist? Do they come in my size to be sewn in? If they do, is it worth it? Will it provide support?
I will buy a long line bra if that isn’t an option, but I want to keep an eye out for good deals instead of waiting until the last minute to learn what my options are. And I’d rather not ask a sweet old Russian grandmother who I’ve never met if my boobs have options by phone.
Post # 3
I’m a 32F (borderline G :() and I tried to have the cups sewn into my dress. And those things didn’t do anything in terms of support. All along I thought I was fine with the cups until my final fitting a week before the wedding when I realized that the cups were NOT going to work. So I freaked out because I didn’t have time to order a longline bra in my size before the wedding. Luckily, I found a specialty bra store about an hour from my house and was able to find a good bra that offered support.
The moral of the story is: don’t rely just on cups if you are bigger on top because they may not give you the support that you want (especially if you like to dance). Buy that longline bra now as a backup. Don’t end up like me and crying for three days straight before your wedding about how awful your boobs are going to look and freaking out because you can’t find a good option!
Post # 4
@AstoriaK: We can close this thread now. That was the best advice I’ve seen. I live near an AWESOME custom bra store actually. They’re not cheaper than the internet but at least I can try things on in advance. My dress has a corset back and inner boning, so I was secretly hoping that it would make a difference, but I think someone else telling me makes it more obvious.
An extra $40+ thanks to being stacked it is!
Post # 5
@MrsFutureG: Happy to help!!
Post # 6
You can also try Nordstrom they have a great lingerie fitting department and can usually order all sorts of sizes!
Post # 7
I was a 38 G for my wedding, and my seamstress successfully added cups. They’re more like the padding that’s on the underside of your bra. You know how there’s a little extra there to give you a boost? They also shape you a bit and prevent jiggling. The dress itself will be tight enough that it will keep everything in place. So they’re doing like…3/4 of the work and the dress picks up the slack.
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I’d highly recommend a longline. I was a full D (my longline bra may have been a DD) when I got married and sown-in cups would’ve been a bad choice for me. I can’t imagine at an H even trying. I got mine at a local store (that I didn’t even know existed until my seamstress sent me there) that specialized in lingerie for breast-cancer survivors and women with unusual sizes. They also have standard stuff too but they make a point of catering to these underserved demographics. My bra was like $40 and it was amazing.
Post # 9
I’m a 38G and I’m wearing a longline bra under my dress. I tried my dress without a bra and we (seamstress and I) determined that with the cups only, it was hard to “place” the cups where they should be exactly (I’m also long-waisted…hooray!)-and without the extra boning and support from the bra, the girls were either far too high to really be decent– and I just wasn’t too comfortable with the idea of going without a bra. I don’t have a corset back on my dress because I had heard about issues with having to re-lace it because they stretch sometimes or become loose during a long day.
We don’t have a Nordstrom here, but I order my bras from there– I love the Elomi line.