Post # 1
I got talked into getting a corset type bra, you know the bridal looking ones that cover your stomach, when I was getting my fitting done. Luckily I havent paid for it yet because I’m wondering if it’s even needed, its $170. The consultant said I needed it because strapless bras always end up falling down. My dress however, its so snug that I think I could probably go without a bra (which i wont but you get what I mean). So my question is, do you think I should just ditch the cordet and get a strapless bra with the rubber “anti slip’ lining around the top of the bra? Or, because my dress is quite snug around the bust do you think a normal strapless bra without the anti slip lining will do? What kind of underwear would you recommend?
My dress is Maggie Sottero Hunter
Post # 3
Is it possible just to add cups so you don’t have to worry about a bra? That’s what I did. Made things so much easier.
Post # 4
Yeah, I was thinking same thing, ask the seamstress if she can add cups to your dress, that way you aren’t having to deal with worrying about a bra.
Post # 5
I had cups sewn into my dress, but still wore a full body “shaper” with the bra attached with my dress the day of. It helped to make everything look smooth.
Post # 6
I am a Dirty Delete and I didn’t wear a bra at all. There was zero need – my corset was laced up nice and snug. I didn’t have cups sewn in either, but if you want the added volume that’s the most you should need to do.
Post # 7
To be honest, a regular strapless bra and a long-line corset bra yield very different results. The corset/long-line bra is really going to push your chest UP. A regular strapless bra will not do that.
I deliberately did NOT wear a long-line bra, because I was afraid it would give me way too much cleavage. Instead, I chose to wear a regular strapless bra. Unfortunately, my chest then sat too low in the dress, and I had creasing and lines underneath the bust on the bodice of my dress. There really wasn’t a good solution for me.
You really should plan to wear whichever type of bra (the corset style) you wore for your dress fittings. Otherwise your dress may not fit you properly.
Post # 8
I wore a longline bra(what you are referring to) and I’m glad I did. It helped to smooth everything like another bee mentioned. But I had a tiny belly I wanted to flatten so it helped with that as well.
Post # 9
My first instinct is to say that you should wear whatever bra that you wore for your fittings. However: I wore a strapless dress and wear a D-cup bra, and I never even considered a long-line bra. I knew I wanted to be as comfortable as possible on the day — and I also wanted to add about a cup size to balance out my pear shape. Fortunately, my Victoria’s Secret Bombshell bra does ALL of those things. With this bra and a competent alterations job, I was able to dance my butt off all night and not experience any slippage whatsoever.
So: I suggest that you invest in a good strapless bra and see how it looks with your dress. If you like what you see, then I would forgo the crazy expensive long-line bra that you will never wear again. If it turns out you need the long-line bra in order to have the dress fit right, then you’ve just gotta go ahead with it.
Post # 10
I didon’t wear one. I had cups sewn into my dress, and it fit perfectly, so I didn’t even need it.
Post # 11
I am pluss size with DD’s and just used cups that were sewn in. No need for an actual bra. To be honest I don’t know many brided who used a bra unless the dress is a sheath that doesn’t have the structure of most dresses.