Post # 1
This question is for those who are, ahem, well endowed on top.
I am going nuts trying to find the proper ungergarment for my gown. A longline bra pushes my boobs up to my chin when I sit down. A waist cincher shows up under the front-the hooks show through the fabric a bit. So, I was thinking of a true underbust corset-but am wondering how much bulk it will add and if the lacing will make the lacing of my gown’s corset bulge out?
Anyone wear an underbust under thier corset gown? How did it look? Did it support your boobs enough or did you wish you had worn a proper strapless bra?
Post # 3
I got an underbust to go under my dress. I still wore a longline type bra for the support but got an awesome shape! Which was what I was after.
Post # 4
@kimmyd: I wear a 36dd and I had cups sewn into my dress. I just had our officiant (who laced me up) tie the laces on the back of the dress extra tight. I can’t imagine wearing something ELSE that restricted me the way that the corset back already did underneath. I had no issues. 🙂
Post # 5
If you have a corseted gown, you shouldn’t need a bra. At most, having cups sewn in should do the trick. I have a 36DD bra size, and the corseted dressed I tried on were really, really supportive. In fact, I think any other undergarments would have been too bulky and awkward.
Post # 6
@kimmyd: I’m not one of the well-endowed ladies, but my dress was too open at the bust when I leaned over (whereas it was perfect everywhere else) so I just wore a corset-type undergrament under my dress to close the gap, rather than get more alterations. It did the trick and looked fantastic much of the night! It made me comfortable enough to lean over without worrying about anything “falling out.” One caveat – you’d want to be careful to get an undergarment that doesn’t make your dress too tight, lest you want a bunch of pics like these (photo taken after a few hours into the evening and my strapless gown had slid down a little)
Post # 7
Thanks! The top of your dress looks beautiful! so sparkly.
Post # 8
Thanks! And the corset under your corset gown did not end up bulky? I am worried about the lacing, specifically.
Post # 9
Thanks! I am a 40G on top, and my seamstress sasy that I need straps. My dress has no side boning, so it collapses when I sit. I asked if sewing in side boning, or breast cups would work, but she says my boobs are too big, and boning or cups wont support the dress. It looks fantastic when I am standing, and I wish I could resolve the sitting issue-I hate the idea of straps because they wont look like the dress was designed with them. I am really at a loss.
Post # 10
@kimmyd: I ended up getting a second set of laces and once we got the corset to where I wanted it on the wedding day we cut them off the bottom so it didn’t bunch up.
To disclose, I ended up buying about 3 different corsets (tried 2 over busts with different cuts so I wouldn’t have to wear a bra/corselette under it but the underbust/long line bra was best combo). I personally didn’t mind too terribly much since I was buying them off the shelf vs. custom AND I wear them all the time. So it wasn’t a waste of money for me (more like an excuse..LOL).
I’d like to have gone with just the corset in the dress but it didn’t have the proper boning to truely give me the shape I wanted. Plus, I LIKE corsets and like the feeling of it tight laced (wasn’t as tight as it could be in the photo above or the wedding since I needed to be able to sit in a classic rolls royce. 😉 so it wasn’t ever a question for me. I was dead set on a corset under my dress.
Post # 11
I am! But my corset has clips that snap down my tummy, like bra clips 🙂