(Closed) Frustrated with dress shopping…

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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2903 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Alterations can be done to fix the problem. Have you tried on any dresses that arn’t strapless?

 

Post # 4
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57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Unless you’ve gotten your heart set on a strapless, you might try a dress with straps or even short sleeves.  I’m bigger, too (though not just in the bust, sadly), and I found that being able to wear my best bra (ie, one with straps and lots of support, thankyouverymuch!) under a dress gave me a lot more confidence and just looked better than when I went with a strapless.  JMHO, of course.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@des1982:  I have been having that same problem. I know it sounds crazy, but try a dress without a bra. The last one I tried had a sweetheart neckline and was quite structured in the bust area, so it held them in, but didn’t push them up so much, and there wasn’t that gross crease. The first few dresses I tried on I was almost in tears because of that, and thinking I was so fat, but it was the bra smooshing them in, and then the dress pushing them up.

 

Post # 6
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532 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

 

I second a structured sweetheart neckline. 

I’m bigger than you (size 12, 38D) but I finally found a dress with a really structured bustline, sweetheart and well built that held them in place, but not pushing my chest up so much. 

Also, I noticed the dresses I felt more comfortable with the chest while trying on were closer to size I would have to order, so the bust area fit more normally. So some degree of your discomfort maybe alterations/having you size. 

Post # 7
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860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

sometimes bras can do more harm than good when it comes to pushing up the girls. You might also have to order a larger size dress so it fits your bust and then have the sides taken in.

Post # 8
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107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@dragonlover:  Second Dragon lover…. SAME EXACT thing happened to me.  NO BRAS.. i know it sounds weird but many dresses are structured enough that you don’t need one… I won’t be wearing one.. and for someone who basically SLEEPS in bras thats a BIG DEAL. 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

PS i have big boobs (34DD or F)… my BIGGEST thing while shopping was I dont want my boobs hanigng out.. i dont want them looking big.  A structered sweetheard made me fee comfrotable, femenine.. and kept them in check. 

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