(Closed) Has anyone tried chest binding?

posted 3 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@ZebraPrintMe:  I have a pretty decent sized rack like yourself and I have no idea what in the fresh hell chest binding is lol. That being said, I see nothing wrong with your dress in the pic. To avoid feeling frumpy I always make sure I wear an empire waist top.  I always want the “smallest” part of the shirt to hit just below my bust so it shows that I do have a figure, I’m not all boob haha. I’ve also read v neck tops and statement necklaces draw attention away from the bust. You shouldn’t dread wearing a wedding dress!  Flaunt what you have girl! There are women that have paid lots of money to get what you have! 

Post # 5
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@ZebraPrintMe:  Eh that doesn’t seem so fun. Really if I were you I would just try to accept the fact that were blessed in that area!

Post # 6
247 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@ZebraPrintMe:  I actually think that dress looks really nice on you, I am very busty and I usually wear that style of dress but with a lower open neckline (a v, scoop or square neck). I find it is more flattering than a high neckline. I also have taken to wearing full skirts and belts which make my waist look smaller and give that hourglass shape. (1950s style dresses)

I think if you bound your chest, you would lose your lovely shape and end up looking rectanglar because there would be no contrast between your bust and waist.


Post # 7
1737 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

@ZebraPrintMe:  I used to wear minimizers bras to help hold me in some. But seriously, I think you look great. If you got it, flaunt it!

Post # 8
1110 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

As a woman with a 40G bra size, I’ve often disliked how my chest makes me look in certain clothes. But I’ve managed to find a website that sells shirts by both shirt size AND cup size so I can look nice in button downs without looking like I’m busting out.

I wouldn’t go with chest binding, personally, for shape and comfort reasons more than anything.

Post # 9
1676 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

@ZebraPrintMe:  personally, I thought chest binding was more for girls who felt more like boys. I honestly didn’t know you could use them for this purpose. I mean if you’re uncomfortable with how you feel you look then try it. But I think you have a great figure

Post # 10
1732 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If you ever plan to have children and breastfeed, don’t do it. It can also cause other issues with your breast tissue and body morphing. I think you’d be better off getting a reduction, most insurances will cover a large portion or all of it. 

Post # 11
293 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I’ve heard of chest binding, and it can be really risky to your health – you can bruise ribs, compress your lungs, etc, if you’re not careful. Be sure to go with a reputable product if you do decide to bind your chest; you may want to start by just wearing a nice sports bra made for compression, or see if indulging in a properly fitted bra from a nice boutique  makes things look better to you.

But, as for the dress you’re wearing in the picture, I think you may need to try somewhat lower-cut necklines; I actually really enjoy showing some cleavage. V-necks can be nice and forgiving, especially since you can layer them with camisoles so that you’re not showing too much cleavage, yet still don’t have the monoboob effect that solid higher necklines give. But FWIW, I think that dress is really cute on you.

You could also look into getting jackets to layer, because they can help break up the effect of monoboob too, but it’s chancy – some just exaggerate it, imo, and others turn monoboob into a faux big belly.

Post # 12
42942 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think you look fine in your dress although you certainly are generously endowed. Do you wear a well fitted bra? It may just be the angle of the pic,but the gilrs look a little low. Generally, they say the breasts should be about the level of the middle of your upper arm

Do your breasts cause back,neck,or shoulder pain? Some insurance policies cover breast reduction if you are interested in that as an option. I wouldn’t encourage breast binding. It makes you look unnatural.

Post # 13
240 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - saint patricks parish

@ZebraPrintMe:  I think your beautiful and I was at one point a ddd I say rock what you got and cheat binding my moh has tried she had I think gs she said it hurt like *beep* and she rather just flaunt it. and I agree with julies you do look beautiful in the dress in the picture.

Post # 14
966 posts
Busy bee

I bound when I was younger, because I was into crossplay (cosplay as a male character), and my breasts were large enough that I needed to bind them down.  I didn’t have the money for a binder, so I used ace bandages with duct tape over the top.  A real binder works much better, and is obviously more comfortable.  But I didn’t suffer any ill effects.  I am able to lactate without difficulty.  Look into binders used by FTM transgender men who have not opted for breast reduction/gender conformation surgeries.  They tend to be very high quality, and the most comfortable.  They also tend to be designed for lengthy wear, and adjustable (so you can achieve varying levels of “smooshage”).

Post # 15
137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have a friend who also used to bind for cosplay and she said it made her boobies a lot more… smooshy. As in not as firm anymore. So that’s probably not good.

Post # 16
2052 posts
Buzzing bee

I used a binder once to fit into a dress and to be honest, it made me look worse than if I’d just let my boobs do what they will. It was difficult for me to breathe in, and I felt like I looked like a linebacker. 

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