Dress pictures: very busty ladies!!

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I dont have any answers for you sorry, this sounds like a very frustrating situation to be in. But I would suggest ringing a few bridal shops and talking to them about it first and what they could do for you

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m a 44 E-F (depending on where I buy from) and my dress is a halter style that’s really well built so it can support me without a bra (Its strength/ support was a pleasant surprise, after I’d bought it).  Strapless bras at that size, in my experience, are completely useless.

 

I was originally looking at some off the shoulder dresses that I could sew my bra and straps into… I’ve also heard of sewing bra cups into bodice itself, but I’m not sure if that would go badly with a strapless dress.

 

I also recommend a corset back, as I’ve founnd they offer a structure that fits a little better/ is more reliable.  If I had a zipper back I’d be terrified of losing weight before the wedding and falling out/ my dress slipping.

 

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I thought I’d upload pics… that panel actually detaches to make a very deep V, but I’m pretty sure I’d fall out the middle of my dress if I accidentally dropped something!  (I’m triple stitching it in because I don’t trust tiny plastic clips)

The front of my dress (my sash is Champagne)

The Back of my Dress

 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MrsSherwood: 

 

-Try on every style imaginable until you find one you like. I was SO positive that I would be wearing a halter dress as it would support everything. I tried dresses with straps on and I looked like a linebacker. My current dress has a corset back, so though it is strapless, I will be very firmly inserted in there~

 

-Don’t go to small boutiques, they won’t know what to do with you. Go to places that have multiple sizes of the same dress.

 

-I am a street size 16, but my dress is a 22 to fit my bust. Don’t let the size of the dress bother you.

 

You can DEFINITELY find a bigger strapless bra, even if you need to get it custom made. I see you’re in Ireland so I can’t help with what is around, but see if you can make a visit to a custom bra shop. They’ll usually be happy to help find something for you. This might be a time for some dreaded sister sizing. Or, depending on the dress you end up with, your seamstress might be able to sew cups in.

 

I’m a 38H so I was in the same boat. I was dreading trying things on because I didn’t think anything would fit, but I fell in love with something anyway. Let me see…ah here it is. Comical picture of how my dress looks pre-alterations (vs how it’ll eventually look)

 

You totally can make it work. Remember, you’re not the first bride with odd dimensions. You’ll have to try harder but the answer is out there. Good luck!!

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’m a 28GG and was amazed by how much support some of the dresses gave me without a bra. The ones I tried had structured bodices and a strap that pulled really tight at the back to keep everything in place. So great because the only strapless bra I have is a really odd pointy shape.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m a 36 DDD, right now my front-runner is an illusion back dress. If I get it I plan to have the seamstress line the illusion back with a light gold colored fabric. The straps are wide enough to hide my bra straps, and I’ll be able to wear a normal bra.

Here’s me trying on a size 4, I’m a size 12, so it’s way too small.

Here’s the front on my mom who is a lot smaller on top

and here’s the stock photo

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i was a 32F until i had a breast reduction in 2008.

prom dress shopping was a disaster, well clothes shopping in general was one diaster after another so i feel your pain. i was more concerned about support than looks because i tried to cover and hide my girls the best i could.

can’t be of any help with wedding dresses.  i am glad that i don’t have to deal with that anymore.

nordstrom and bare neccessities are great resources for bras.  i know you are overseas so i don’t know what to suggest.

good luck!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Ya can’t really offer much in the way of advice but can at least sympathize with u on day to day clothing. Im a 32DDD on a size 8 frame and I cant tell u how many caual dresses I’ve tried on only to be completely disappointed with how these boobs ruin the look of each and every one. I’ve just given up. Clothes r not designed to large busts. They’re just not. I’ve got a closet full of jeans and t-shirts and blouses. Every time I have a wedding or funeral or something, its like an entire week shopping extravaganza to try to find one dress that looks decent.

My wedding dress is a strapless, modified sweetheart which is more like a curved in the middle but otherwise straight one. I’ve yet to work with a seamstress about sewing in cups or whatever. Mine has a built in corset and I had the dress manufactured with an inch extra added to the neckline to cover cleavage. I think at this point I’m just going to wear a strapless bra, it seems to look the best in the pictures I took during bridal appts.

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