Post # 1
Soo with less than 1 year until my wedding I am officially in the dress hunt….however I am rather busty and I do not want to flash anyone on my wedding day….sooo….as a lady with a 38F chest….I need help with the support department! I really am torn between strapless and non strapless looks….
so i have a few questions….
1.) to the members of the “tit-tanic” club (as my friends and I call it)…if you wore strapless how did you keeo it up all night??? was this an issue….
2.) For those that opted to go for sleeves/straps….did you feel restricted moving and dancing??
i also do not want to look like a line backer….sooo yeah…here are two styles i am currently crushing on pretty hard….
these are my top two faves of all time right now….
also what did you ladies wear under the dress because i dont know about yall but bra-less is a killer on my back and I dont want to spend my first day as a married woman laying on a heating pad in pain trying to get my upper back to loosen up so I can function…
Post # 3
I’m a DD and I’m not wearing a bra. My dress is strapless with a corset back and the seamstress made some alterations to the top of the dress so that I don’t have to wear a bra. I had my final fitting on Friday and moved around quite a bit and I felt pretty comfortable.
Post # 4
I’m buying a whole body shaper & having straps on my gown to balance my girls out. I’m a 38 DD! I’m totally freaking out I don’t know which type to buy.
Post # 5
@kansas_nurse: I’m a DD and wore a strapless dress with a longline bra underneath it.
I know that a lot of bustier brides worry about this, but there’s really no reason to. First, remember that most sample dresses you’ll try on have the equivalent of a B cup. Also, when you actually pick a dress out to order it, you’ll order your dress’s size according to your largest part. For me it was my bust, so we ordered based on that and then altered the rest of my gow down. It fit like a glove and I had no issue with support or showing too much. Again, a longline bra with underwire will be your best friend, and I had mine sewn right into my dress.
Post # 6
thanks ladies…this is helping im a smidge self concious about the girls and am always paranoid im showing too much….what long line bra did you guys buy?
Post # 7
If you don’t have local stores (like Nordstrom) that sell bras past the D/DD range, you should definitely check out Bare Necessities. This link will bring you to strapless bras available in 38F. 2 or 3 of them are long line bras. If you haven’t heard of Bare Necessities before, they have a great return policy for these kind of purchases.
If that doesn’t work out for you, then check out the A Bra that Fits subreddit at Reddit.com. Get yourself an account and ask the ladies there where you can find a bra to meet your needs.
Hope this helps!
Post # 8
I’m a 40DDD. I wore strapless. I wore a strapless bra underneath but didn’t really need to.
My dress had tons of support built in – It had what they call seatbelts to keep everything in, plus there was boning/structure built into the dress.
The other thing I made sure of was where the cup of the dress hit on me. I made sure it came all the way over the top of the girls – I didn’t want anyone looking down my cleavage or have the girls decide to make a guest appearance.
Post # 9
I wore a strapless victoria secret bra with my corset back dress. I did have straps on my dress but they were lace and a bra strap would have been visible through the straps. I tried my dress on without a bra and could have had cups sewn in, but I preferred wearing a strapless…made me feel more secure.
Post # 10
I’m a 34/36 DD and I tried on a strapless and it felt great. I actually think that’s the way I’m going to go BECAUSE of my big boobs because otherwise I might get a neck/shoulder/backache with straps all day.
i talked to the bridal consultant about it and she said the alterations ladies will make the part right UNDER the bust very tight so nothing is slipping down
p.s. “Tittanic” hahaha!! Dying.
Post # 11
@GenericSpeak: thank you those are amazing!
@Glasgowbound: good suggestions! I will defenitly check the internal structure out because i do not want to look like im going to fall out of my top….unfortunately i love me a sweetheart neckline which makes me nervous!
@FutureMrsT1221: haha yeah we think its quite funny…i dont even remember how we came up with it…lol
Post # 12
@kansas_nurse: I’m a G cup and I am not planning on wearing a bra; I am having cups sewn in. My dress is a strapless sweetheart neckline, too. In my experience, anything with straps made me look huge all over. I think the first dress is gorgeous and would contain the girls nicely 🙂
Post # 13
@bellaluna290: awesome! Its nice to hear from other ladies in the titanic club…lol….most people ive talked to are like….”well my boobs are huge like a C cup…so this is what i did”…which is nice but there a whole lot more boob to a F cup then there is on a C cup….Im glad it can be done with out looking like you should shove dollars down my top!
Post # 14
definitely consider getting professional help on this one! I’m a very full DD and one of my all time fave bras came from a small lingerie boutique where the ladies measured me and really took the time to show me where the girls are actually supposed to go. The right bra (be it strapless, stick on, or whatever) can make a huge difference as long as it fits correctly!
Post # 15
@Glasgowbound: not to be total creep (although I guess this IS a thread about boobs) but your girls look GREAT. I was totally surprised when I read your size because I always thought bigger chests (I’m a DD) needed to stay away from strapless – girl you changed my mind!! Just goes to show how valuable the right undergarments/boning/seamstress can be!!
Post # 16
@MrsCannoliCakes: compliment taken 🙂
It’s all about the internal structure. I couldn’t have gotten away without a bra at all, it just felt weird to me to not wear one. There was SO MUCH structure in the top of my dress – well defined cups, boning, a great sinch at the waist. I even danced and shimmied during alterations and I wasn’t moving 🙂