- 3 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
Okay, so I just got married and am waiting for pro pics. I am feeling very insecure and slightly embarrassed after seeing some of the guest pics from the reception.
I wear a 32DD bra, and let’s just say there was more cleavage than I wanted, and in the pics, more than I thought I was showing.
It is virtually impossible for me NOT to have cleavage, especially in a strapless dress. However, I could have done better. I feel the cleavage was borderline inappropriate. Here’s what happened:
1. Bought the dress on sale a year out. It fit in the chest and was a little loose at the waist (was then a large 32C/small 32D). I had planned to have the waist taken in to fit. However, I gained weight (up to a large 32DD). I lost the weight just in time for the wedding, but boobs stayed at a large 32D/small DD even though I was down to the starting weight. Waist was slightly loose, but had a back-tying bow that cinched it in enough without alterations.
2. Bought a longline bra to smooth the tummy and help keep the dress up. It, of course, put the girls on more of a display that I would have liked. However, the option of no bra (too jiggly), or a strapless regular bra (to insecure/would ride down) was not an option.
3. I was on a strict budget and could NOT buy another dress. I did not have time for alterations at the end (especially trying to let out the bust, which would not have helped it COVER more, it just would have fallen down).
Of course, people told me I was beautiful, and they LOVED my dress… but to my taste, it was way too revealing, and even though the girls and the neckline were completely secure, it LOOKED precarious to me. Especially in low, directional lighting with flash :-/
It is bad enough that even though I love what is HAPPENING in the posted photos from friends, I kind of want to un-tag them all and hope the pros got more flattering shots.
I am not sure if I want to post a photo…. I have a feeling all you bees will agree with me, which will only make things worse.
Meh. End rant.