Large chest, strapless dress!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Hey there.  So I am about 34E and this was a concern.  I haven’t gotten my dress in yet so I have no photos to share yet but it is strapless.  Does your dress have a built in bra thing?  My has two stretchy bands that can be fastened and then it zips up.  I tried on others like this (one dress that fit me perfectly in the sample size) that had this-sans bra and it worked out well.  I am probably going to wear something else with that too though-a long line bra or a strapless if i can find a good one since i think that would be more comfy.  My dress had to be ordered at least 2 sizes larger to accomodate the bust and I am counting on the seamstress making it all fit well.  I have seen it done so I think it will work out.  On a side note I am also trying to diet and exercise to shrink the girls down just a bit.  🙂  If and when I get pics I can share them-dress coming in this month!

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You could always have a seamstress add some lovely cap sleeves like this as a backup plan. It won’t change the bra situation but you can tuck them inside your dress and bring them up if need be.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Im in the same boat.  Im a 32G, and have only tried it on with a bra.  Im hoping that having the seamstress sew cups in will do the trick.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m a 32G and wore a strapless dress without problems. I bought a high quality bustier (you want that instead of a regular bra) and that combined with my alterations kept me “locked in” and comfortable all night. Don’t worry! I promise your dress will look and feel completely different once it’s properly fitted.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Hey! I was totally worried about that, too! I looked saggy in that area too (34G), until my seamstress had cups sewn in. Unfortunately, she also made the front a bit too low for my tastes, but I ended up happy with it overall. 

Here’s me in the sample:

 

And at the fitting:

 

And on the big day! Sorry for so many pics, but I hope it helps reassure you!

 

Post # 9
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11174 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

My MOH is larger chested and wore a strapless dress for her wedding and she looked amazing. Between the alterations (seriously these people work miracles) and her strapless bra she looked fantastic. I will say that she had her dress made into a sweetheart neckline and that helped tons versus a straight across shelf, that didn’t flatter at all.

Would you consider perhaps having a corset put into your dress? That along with cups sewn in might give you the support you need PLUS it will compensate for the difference in size between your chest and your waist.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Hi!!  I’m a 32F/30G and I tried on some super awesome dresses that had a built in inner corset that was under the zipper, I have to say it made me feel like I’ve been missing out on life and should have that for every outfit 😉  But yes, I can’t wear a strapless bra (I own a few, I try them on with strapless tops, take it off immediately… you know the drill), I feel like we are in the same boat.  I also tried on dresses that had boning down to the hips and you could also feel the support coming from your hips and not from your upper back like normal.  I haven’t been through any fittings yet to see what happens with my actual dress I bought, but if there’s any way to have your seamstress add one of those built in corsets you’d be in a good place but also wearing a separate corset bra would be my vote.  Best of luck to you :)!!

Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m also a larger chested woman, so it’s reassuring to me to read these posts so I know what to expect when I go in for my fitting. I haven’t had my first alterations yet, and my dress is strapless. However, I’m going to have the spaghetti straps that came with the dress sewn in for some support with holding the dress in. Last time I went in to try my dress on it didn’t work too well for me to have just a strapless bra, and the long line bra added too much bulk for my dress to feel comfortable. My dress is a corset style anyway. Would you all say that having built in cups versus a built in bra works better? Or vice versa?

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2015

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Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2015

whats a good wuality 30G bustier?

 

thank you

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2015

whats a good quality 30G bustier?   thank you

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

Me! I’m a 30E. I was freaking out after my first fitting because my boobs weren’t filling out the dress. my dress is very structured, and they were just resting in the bottom of the bust instead of filling it out. My seamstress added cups And took it in a ton up top. Even when she pinned it at the first fitting I wasn’t sure it would work (Because she was taking it in so much). I had my second fitting last night and it fit like a glove! I’m not even going to need to wear a bra with my dress (again, the top of my dress is super structured and fitted). 

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