I feel like a whale- what undergarments do I need?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
641 posts
Busy bee

What areas are you feeling look like trouble, and has your dress been tailored to fit you yet?

Post # 5
4072 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I’m wearing a long line bra that sucks EVERYTHING in. It’s nice.

Post # 6
975 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

@blushpinkbride:  I am 5’6″ and just starting to push 140. I felt square in most dresses until I found the one. I think there are styles that flatter everyone but spanx or a something like it would help. My dress has a corset top so that really helped too. 

Post # 8
7664 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I have a feeling you are thinner than you think you are.

I put on weight recently, after the wedding, and am currently 5’0 and 144lb (ie heavier than you, and shorter). I wear a UK street size 8-10 (a US 4-6).

I could stand to lose weight, but I’m hardly huge huge huge.

That said, if you want advice, you could try a burlesque dancer’s steel boned corset. Go for steel bones over plastic ones. Plastic is too fragile. I wore one for my wedding!

Post # 9
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@blushpinkbride:  Rago shapewear did me wonders! I more than suggest the product and brand, incredible results! EDIT: I tried SO many products but if I wasn’t sucking in then the spanx/ shapewear didn’t keep me in. When using rago I didn’t need to suck in at all and looked so fit in all of my photos! It was very comfy and was perfect for my low back dress. 


Post # 10
795 posts
Busy bee

@blushpinkbride:  SPANX!!! The kind that go from under your rib cage to the mid thigh area. However, do not get too small of a size in effort to suck more in. It will just roll on you and cause muffin tops. Also, consider doing a cleanse for a few days before you go shopping next. Sometimes being bloated can make a huge difference! I’m sure you will look stunning on your wedding day. 🙂 

Post # 12
795 posts
Busy bee

@blushpinkbride:  you look gorgeous, but I think Spanx will help the area you are talking about. You’ve got hips, and that’s sexy!!! 

Post # 13
432 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@blushpinkbride:  I had the same issue as you. In fact, I was also on the high end of the “average ideal weight” for my height (5’8″). My weight tends to show most in my midsection. If I am being honest, I did not even begin to feel as though dresses were streamlined enough to my liking until I lost weight and began transforming my body. They all felt bulky. Needless to say, I tend to be a bride with the “change your body into something your happy with” vs. the “mask it temporarily with undergarments” school of thought.

Several months ago, I bought the “best dress for my body” at the time. And, no doubt that it was a flattering dress for my shape. Undergarments made it even better. However, once I lost weight and went shopping all over again, styles that I would have NEVER considered before suddenly looked so much better! It truly changed my entire dress buying experience, and I’m happier then ever.

You have a beautiful figure, and do not have far to go to have a nearly perfect one. I’m sure if you made some minor changes to your day-to-day diet or excercise that you could avoid this issue altogether by your actual wedding date.

Post # 14
214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Girl you are gorgeous! No need to change a thing.

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