Post # 1
I am searching for undergarments because my first fitting is in mid-May. I need to keep my DDs under control for dancing at the reception. My seamstress is recommending an actual bra, so I went to VS, but the assistant at VS said that I should get sewn in cups. So I’m not sure what to do. My dress, WToo Shiloh, has a low back and not a lot of structure. Thoughts?
Post # 2
First of all that dress is lovely!!
snikker: I can’t vouch for sewn in cups… with the structure of your dress and the low back I’m not sure it would stop bounce for a DD cup. I’m an E and I’m wearing a very structured fitted dress with built in boning and a lace up back to cinch everything in, but I’m wearing a very sturdy strapless bra underneath. Could you get a good heavy duty strapless bra that doesn’t show with the low back? I’d be concerned the cups alone in the dress won’t be enough support.
Post # 3
Sewn in cups won’t help with bounce, at a DD I would definitely recommend a bra.
Also I would recommend going to a higher end lingerie store if there’s one available. VS is notorious for selling you on things that they sell and not what will actually work for you. A higher end lingerie store will have more bra options for larger breasts. A low back long line bra would probably be great for you
Post # 4
snikker: I found it keeps them in place so should help to an extent with bounce.
Post # 5
I have quite large breasts. Originally I had my seamstress sew in cups into my dress so I could go bra-less but they did absolutely nothing for ‘bounce’. I ended up having them taken out so I could wear a longline bra that gave me better support and prevented me from popping out the top.
Post # 6
The back of that dress might be too low for a bra, so you might not have a choice.
Post # 7
I’m a 34DD and had cups sewn into my dress and it was totally fine. However, my dress had boning and a lot of structure. If your dress doesn’t provide much support I’d go with the long line bra.
Post # 8
Thanks for all the help. Any recommendations for a good longline bra?
Post # 9
Probably best if you can go try a bunch on in a specialty lingerie store, but if not, herroom.com has a ton of options that might work. This one has good reviews has the best reviews for the low back ones. http://www.herroom.com/carnival-206-invisible-plunge-longline-bra.shtml (I got it for my dress and love it, but I’m an A/B so not super informative for you).
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Post # 11
jroybachman: Thank you! I’m still looking for something and have had a hard time finding something that fits, provides support, and doesn’t hang out of the back of the dress!!
Post # 12
snikker: Do you have the option to sew the actual bra into the dress?
By the sounds of it, mine will be sewn in. Not just the cups.. Although I could be wrong. I haven’t had a fitting yet. I was told to purchase a bra in my size and it will be deconstructed and sewn into my dress.
Post # 13
KC-2722: It hasn’t been mentioned, so I’m pretty sure it’s not an option. The seamstress has been insisting that I need a longline bra to keep everything in place.
Post # 14
I have a D cup, and I just had cups sewn in. My seamstress also sewed in this elastic stuff – it’s a flat elastic cord, about 1/2″ wide, but it also has silicon on the side that touches me. She sewed that all around the top edge of my dress and my dress DOES NOT MOVE. it’s almost ridiculous. Between that stuff and the cups I’m pretty secure in my dress. My dress is a regular strapless though – lots of boning and a regular height back – so I’m getting a lot of support from the dress already.
Post # 15
- Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN
snikker: Sewn in cups will not work, as other bees have said. I would take my dress over to some place like Victoria’s Secret or Frederick’s of Hollywood, or other lingerie store. They will help you find underwear that is appropriate to wear with your dress. I have always done this with my formal attire, I have DDs as well.