D+ brides — supporting your chest in your (non-corset) dresses

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
653 posts
Busy bee

I am a 36DD and wore a corset under my strapless dress. It worked out great!

Post # 3
1024 posts
Bumble bee

I’m a 32 DDD and I just had cups sewn in and made sure the waist was very fitted to hold my dress up. Good luck!

Post # 5
7086 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

I’m trying to figure this out, too. I’m DD, but petite. I got a longline strapless bra from Her Room but it sort of gaps on one side and sewing it into the dress isn’t going to help. Plain cups sewn in aren’t going to give me the support I prefer for my style dress. I guess I need to try more strapless bustiers. 

  • This reply was modified 1 year, 12 months ago by  BalletParker.
Post # 6
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m very large chested, normally wear anywhere from a 42DD to a 38DDD depending on brand. I’m wearing a halter dress, and originally I had sewn a halter bra to wear with it but it was SO paintful to wear. At my last fitting which was a few days ago, I brought a really molded bra and took off the straps [it was the plastic convertible kind] and between the cups keeping everything together, and the dress holding me in, I won’t have to wear an actual bra, I’m just going to use the cups for support.

I could not find a strapless bra that could support the weight of my boobs.. and the tighter I went with the band, the more it became REALLY uncomfortable and I’m all about comfort. I found ONE bra that could hold the weight, and as soon as I bent over to put on my shoes.. it flipped inside out and my boobs spilled out. No thanks!

Post # 7
700 posts
Busy bee

cbgmtx: I wear a 32h, and unfortunately I couldn’t find any under garments to fit me. I had to make my alterations hold up my girls

Post # 9
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: Atrium at the Curtis Center

This thread is such a help! I am in search of undergarments for my dress. During my try ons I wore a standard strapless bra, because none of the longline bras at the bridal salon fit. I was hoping to find a longline bra and have it sewn into my dress, but I’m not sure where to go for one that will fit. 

@mrspierce2014 – where did you find your corset?

Post # 11
1093 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I honestly would just go with a good strapless bra. Curvy Kate, Wonderbra UK, and Fantasie make great strapless bras. I’m a 34G and I went braless in my gown; but it was fully boned with a corset back.<br /><br />Bare Neccessites, Figleaves and Amazon should carry these styles.

Post # 12
1099 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

cbgmtx:  I haven’t bought my dress or bras for it yet but I’m a 38G cup and when I tried on a zip up, natural waists ballgown with a sweetheart neckline, the girl gave me the largest cup size they had in a long line and it actually felt really supportive. The dress was a teensy bit big but overall it felt good. I won’t be getting a corset back dress though if everything works out right! So im not sure what I’ll go with them But the longline seemed to help. 

Post # 13
882 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m a 32DD and wore something very similar to the link you posted. I also had Velcro sewn into the top of the dress and the top of the bra to keep it in place. My dress was 3 different kinds of lace and pretty heavy, so I didn’t want to add to the craziness by sewing the bra in. The Velcro was actually suggested by the seamstress and apparently is commonly done at my bridal salon. It worked like a charm! I was not aware of my bra at all during the night, and never had to adjust anything once. Good luck and congrats 🙂

Post # 15
653 posts
Busy bee

cbgmtx:  yes something very similar it was from David’s bridal.

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