(Closed) Busty BM’s! Help with their dresses please!!

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Im quite busty myself, and high necked tops don’t tend to look nice on me. You get the uniboob effect lol. I would think the first two would be great because they have straps. A note though, modcloth dresses tend to run small, so your girls may need to get a larger size for their chests and then have them taken in anywhere else that needs it.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

One of my bridesmaids is an I…I think that is where she is now…maybe even a J. She is able to wear a strapless as long as it is sized for the bust and not the body. I honestly would not be worried about D cups. Anything should be fine with them. I am personally having the girls wear a spaghetti strap in chiffon because the fabric is forgiving for all sizes. I am a C and can wear anything myself so it is not much of a stretch for a D. Here are a few different ideas that would work as well…

 

http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Tea-Length-Dress-with-Grosgrain-Ribbon-and-Bow-8585_Bridal-Party-Bridesmaids-All-Bridesmaid-Dresses

http://www.edenbridals.com/7270_p_314.html

http://www.edenbridals.com/7173_p_277.html

http://www.dessy.com/dresses/lelarose/LR155/

 

I hope this helps!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I would agree that high necklines can look weird on busty women, and I avoid them for that reason.  I would happily wear either of the first two dresses — a lot of the issue for me, at least (I’m a D cup) is having a dress with wide enough straps that I can wear a normal bra.  As long as that’s happening, I generally feel pretty secure.

Post # 6
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285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Here’s the dress my sister got. She’s at least a DD (maybe larger), and she felt really comfortable in this dress. It gives her a lot of support, and she loves that it has a strap so she doesn’t have to worry about pulling it up all night. This dress is from Priscilla of Boston. 

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Ok. I am busty and my boobs never fit in dresses like the first two. You can tell they’re slim cut so I would have to get something that would fit my boobs and then would be way too big in the waist. Plus anything that is a square neck like that usually pushes on my boobs and makes them “overflow”.  That third one would at least give them some space since it’s flowy. I guess I’m the odd one out, but I have put on so many dresses like the first two (obsessed with vintage everything) and I’m always disappointed because they never work.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I myself is a very very busty girl….(DDD) I find that an empire waiste is best and wide straps…that way you can wear a GREAT bra and hold the girls in place. Any busty girl that wears the proper bra can wear a dress with a low cut neck line. Personally I find lower cut neck lines look better on me! Plus you have to watch for print….if you get something that drawls the attention to the girls it may create the illusion that the girls are spilling out…or make them look twice as big! Just food for thought! Good Luck!

Oh BTW keep in mind that vintage clothing was not made or meant for busty girls…most girls back in the old day was much smaller!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My MOH is DDD and she got a beautiful jersey dress from David Bridals.  Its a longer version of the dress suggested by @T.R.Bride.  She’s wearing a convertible bra since the dress is a one strap style. 

Since you are going the vintage route, check out halter dresses which were the rage.  Also if you find a good seamstress, you can have you BM dresses made.  Check out styles from Dolly Couture and Unique-Vintage.  There could work w/ your vision.

Good Luck!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

As a D-cup myself, I have to agree with the “uniboob” concerns voiced above. I think that style might look better on someone a little smaller so the fabric can drape over them instead of. . .rest flatly. . .I dunno, that was probably one of the most poorly constructed sentences I’ve ever written. 

Regardless. I don’t really consider myself that busty and have several retro-style dresses with square necklines. With the right cut, they’re comfy and provide fine coverage. Halters and strapless dresses are generally okay too. 

Since you’re planning to have all the BMs in different dresses anyway, why not offer a couple of choices with various prints and necklines and see what they’d be most comfortable in. 

As a completely unsoclicited side note, I would also make sure they’re comfortable with the length. It is super hard to tell how long the dresses are on a real human; they just look a little short mabe?  It just might be something to consider depending on how leggy your BMs are and if you’ll be in the wind with those lovely full skirts.  Then again, you chose the dresses and your girls, so you’re probably on top of that. 

Sigh. You asked for our two cents, and I gave you a dollar. :-/

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think as long as they’re not in strapless dresses, you’ll be fine. I spent last weekend at a wedding where the BMs were all in halter tops, but the MOH (the girl with the largest chest) was in a strapless dress, and I swear, all my table talked about was how we were waiting for a nip-slip to happen. The dresses you’ve selected look lovely, and I think one of the first two would be great.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

If you’re concerned about the first two dresses being low/cleavagey, you may be able to add in some lace/eyelet material at the neckline to help with that.  The third dress is also very workable! I’m a D to a DD and I think either adding in fabric or wearing a dress like the third one will be a good idea 🙂

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

How about something with a V neck and wide straps (kinda like pic one, but V instead of square). I’ve noticed that larger busted girls often wear Vs – not sure if that’s because they tend to fit best or some other reason…

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

I have to agree with the other busty bees here; I think that a scoop neck, v-neck, or sweetheart are more flattering necklines. I’m a 34DD and I’ve found that square necklines make my shoulders look wider, making me look broader on top. Same thing for higher necklines. Not sure what price point you’re looking at, but maybe something like this would work as well http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=21319595&catId=CLOTHES-DRESSES&pushId=CLOTHES-DRESSES&popId=CLOTHES&navAction=top&navCount=96&color=038&isProduct=true&fromCategoryPage=true&isSubcategory=true&subCategoryId=CLOTHES-DRESSES-PRINTED&templateType=subCategory’ defer=’defer. As long as you give them some options where they can wear a supportive bra, they should be fine.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’m a D and actually look best in strapless. I guess I’m not as busty as some of the above mentioned girls, but I do think it’s important to try things on. I hardly ever buy dresses online for that reason. I am really top heavy (broad shoulders, wide ribcage) so anything with a side zipper is typically out.

You have over a year to find BM dresses. I say, give them a look you’re trying to achieve and see if they can find dresses that match your vision.

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