Larger busted brides ( help)

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

It will depend on the dress how it will fit in the bust.  I’m a 32G, one salon I went to had long line bras they had you wear for trying on dresses.  They didn’t have my size so I had to wear a 34DDD (I think).  The other salon I just wore my strapless bra.  Most of the dresses I tried on actually fit pretty well across the bust, but I wasn’t trying on strapless styles or dresses that had obvious cups for me to spill out of.

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Before I had my alterations done, my seamstress told me she wouldn’t even start altering until I buy a minimizer (I have a strapless dress). I bought a demi minimizer bra which did wonders! It now sits flush with my skin as opposed to giving me cleavage which is not what I personally wanted with my dress!

Go to a good lingerie store and let them know what you want in terms of bra and style of dress you have, they will know what to do! 🙂

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Oh, honey it shouldn’t be a problem. My boobs (and body in general, lol) are bigger than yours and I honestly didn’t have any issues. I went to all my bridal visits wearing my own bra and corset and it went great! I wound up going the custom route, but both with wedding dresses and just normal everyday clothes, I find wearing a very well fitting bra is 2/3 of the battle. For my actual wedding, I just wore a normal white strapless (not longline) bra from LB. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

You’ll be fine! I am a 36GG and I didn’t have any problems finding dresses to try on. They might just have to clip the heck outta the dress so you can get an idea of it. I took my own strapless bra when I went shopping because the salons didn’t have any in my size. I ended up ditching the bra on my wedding day because my dress had an awesome corset back. So awesome my boobs actually looked MASSIVE when I wore the bra under my dress. Wish I had a photo to share, just imagine my boobs being up to my chin! 

Here’s what it looked like in the end.

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I’m a 36F and I am not wearing a bra in either of my strapless dresses. They are so well constructed and boned that wearing a bra actually makes my boobs look strange. This is even before fittings, so I’d imagine they will look even better once it is tightened up a bit!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

PunkRockPrincess:  I have a Pronovias zip back or the ceremony and a Maggie Sottero corset back for the reception.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

LovingIovine:  Don’t worry, you’ll be fine! I’m a 36 DD and went to David’s Bridal.  When the consultant put me in a longline bra, I was pretty shocked over how supportive it was and how it defined my waist.  The bra had padded cups though (which I don’t get because after a certain cup size, extra padding is totally unneccessary), but I didn’t realize at the time that there were non-padded versions.  

After going in a second time with a different consultant, she fitted me with a non-padded one and it’s perfect. It also helps that most dresses have boning in them, so you don’t to worry about it staying up either.

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m a 32F and I didn’t have any trouble! I was really glad that I picked a dress that I could wear with a low cut bra – it was super easy and comfy. Dresses with lots of structure also work well for larger chestsed women. What you really want to avoid is backless/sheer illusion back/super low back dresses, because you can’t really get good support from either a bra or the dress, itself. My dress did have a bit of an illusion back, but it had enough fabric that I was able to wear a nude colored bra and you can’t see the strap going across my back.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Most bridal salons should have a selection of bras you can use, but if your chest is exceptionally large, like my own 40GG breasts, you might want to purchase your own bras.

Post # 14
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Busy bee

I wore my own 38F strapless bra when I was dress shopping and had very little trouble in getting my boobs into dresses. Now that I’ve picked out my dress, I’m about to start looking into finding a bra that’s comfy enough to wear for my whole wedding day.

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