Post # 1
Hi, So I bought my dress! It’s Nicole Miller Taryn Crepe de Chine gown: http://www.nicolemiller.com/taryn-crepe-de-chine-and-lace-combown-bridal-gown/d/3179?cs=1&CategoryID=234 I love it, and when I bought it, I tried it on with a traditional strapless, which worked fine…
However, my chest is quite large, and I really don’t want the girls to be mushed down onto my lower ribcage by the strapless (which is kind of what happens currently). The lady in the dress shop warned me that the dress can’t really be worn with a long-line or bustier (which is what I figured I would do to keep ’em propped up), because the boning shows through. The dress is sleeveless, not strapless, but the straps are very far out to the sides of the dress. I think I could wear straps if I could find a convertible bra that lets you change the front strap placement so it’s more out to the side of the cup. (I remember Victoria’s Secret used to have bra where the whole top edge was covered with loops so you could put the straps anywhere you wanted, but I don’t think they sell it anymore.) Any ideas?
Post # 3
As a 32/34 DDD, I feel your pain! Do you have a Nordstroms close? i have found their bra department wonderful. Their consultants will spend some time with you, measure you and get you put into the perfect bra. They also have extended sizes in the store. they had some great Wacol convertables when I was in there a few weeks ago that actually fit.
if there’s no store close, their website is great–and free shipping both ways. They also have some bras that are between a regular strapless and longline. i will probably be ordering one of those to go with my dress. You can order as many as you want and there’s no cost to send back the rejects 🙂
Post # 4
I have the same bra size as you. I don’t know if they have a convertable bra but I use these websites because they actually carry my size and they do carry a lot of different options. Hopefully they have something
Post # 5
Why do you need a strapless bra with that dress? A balconette with wide-set straps would probably work.
Anyway, this is the best strapless bra in the world ever:
I’m a 34F (usually, though a 36F in this) and I can comfortably jive in it, so you’ll be fine in a 32E/34E.
Alternatively, what about something like this Elle MacPherson balconette:
All you’d have to do is have your seamstress put a few loops in to hold the straps front and back.
Post # 6
@Mickeydk: okay, so this looks terrifying, and i haven’t tried them yet, but my friend sent me this link because i’m also 32ddd and am trying to figure out what to do about the girls in my dress. if you try it, let me know if you felt like Frankenstein’s monster or if it is amazing 🙂
D Up Cups
Post # 7
@SpecialSundae: I have seriously been going back and forth on wether or not to buy that strapless bra for 2 months now. I am glad there is someone with a good reccommendation I thkni I will finally buy it now 🙂
Post # 8
@prettypincushion: I have three of them now (and I got the non-strapless variation too).
Post # 9
@SpecialSundae: Does it have good “lift”…with the girls being so large and after breastfeeding they could use all the boost they can get
Post # 10
@graceolivia89: Just wondering if you ever tried that? I really want to but i’d like some reviews.
Post # 11
Same size… feel your pain! Try Soma, they have some good bras there! You can look online too.