Post # 1
I bought my gown pre-owned and had to let it out at the bust, it fits great now that I have. The only drawback is that I can’t wear a bra with it because I can’t fit it in under the dress. But now that it’s let out, I’m half wondering if I can put a Nu-Bra (backless/strapless) under there. What do you think?
Before being let out at the bust:
Post # 3
The Nu Bra will add thickness. the cups are contoured slightly to give a “lifted” appearance.
Do you feel uncomfortable going without a bra? The dress seems alterted very well to fit and if it isn’t falling down, I don’t think you would need one
Post # 4
Likewise- do you “need” a bra? It looks like it fits great to me! Gorgeous dress!
Post # 5
It does not look like you need one…but if you are not comfortable, you might have to shop around.
Post # 6
It doesn’t look like you need it, but if you wanted maybe the seamstress could just add some thin liner cups into it?
Post # 7
@lovelyduckie: I honestly wouldn’t bother with a bra, the dress seems very supportive as-is. I know that I will probably be going bra-less on my wedding day for similar reasons.
Post # 8
Second the suggestion to see if your tailor will add in cups if you would feel more secure with them. My dress has built-in straps and lightly lined cups and while I’m normally the person who doesn’t want her boobies to move an INCH no matter what I’m going, I feel great in the cups and small band that are sewn in.
Post # 9
@lovelyduckie: u cn always have cups sewn in
Post # 10
@ummsgna: Hhhmmm so it may not fit with a nu bra on…
I guess I don’t NEED a bra, and the seamstress has told me I don’t need it. Some of my friends had me a bit worried that if a serious wardrobe malfuncton occurred that everyone would see the goodies. But I really do trust this seamstress, and you guys don’t seem to think it looks too odd.
So for now I’ll stick with the original plan and go braless. And at my next fitting mayabe I’ll ask about cups.
Post # 11
Ok, I second the suggestion with the cups…and then there are also the silicone ones you could use as well.
At the risk of sounding old-fashioned, work on your posture. A long line bra forces your body to stand a bit straighter, and that could make a big difference for you. I have terrible posture, but when I am conscious of it, and stand straighter, everything looks better!
Post # 12
@Spitfire: I really do need to work on that. In some pictures I look like I’m spilling over the back of my dress because I’m unknowingly slouching. Going to couple that with some arm workouts.