Post # 1
- Wedding: October 2014 - Disney
This weekend I start the alterations process on my dress. It needs pretty hefty alterations which will be costly. I’m toggling with not wearing shape-wear with my dress to save money, and be more comfortable. I’m curious if any one here has done this? Or am I just being Tacky-Pants.
I am a small girl. Buying a dress in my size would have limited me severely in options. I bought a sample that is 1-2 sizes large.
Likewise because I’m a small girl a bustier is going to be a very costly expense. I am currently holding about a 24-24.5 inch waist and I am in full training mode for the fall running season. This means my waist could drop another inch! What makes this more complex is that I also have a 30d bust. This puts me in a position that the bustier is going to have to be built from scratch and that is costly. If I choose to go this route I need to go Thursday night so that I can pick up the product on rush order Sunday morning for my Sunday afternoon appointment.
I am considering having cups put into my gown with support rather than buying shape wear. A thin camisole is usually enough to hold me in place when I’m having my worst bloaty days. I intend to be rather careful with food the week leading up to the wedding to avoid the fluffy feeling possibility. I figure the fabric here is also much thicker so none of this should be a problem.
Thoughts ladies? Is this ok or am I being tacky? Do I really need a bustier, spanx, etc? I don’t want to look a hot mess, its part of the reason I train so hard year round to stay in shape.
Here is the dress pre alteration:
Post # 2
That dress looks pretty structured and you’re so petite. I don’t think you need to buy shapewear personally. If they sew in cups or whatever I think that would be more than enough. But thats my opinion.. I don’t plan to wear any major shapewear under my dress
Post # 3
i had cups sewn in my dress because i needed the support. and i wore cotton briefs because they are comfortable.
i did not wear any other undergaments.
ETA: i’m a street size 0/2 and 32C
Post # 4
We have very similar measurements and I just had cups in my dresses and I was fine. My dresses had low backs also. Beautiful dress, btw!
Post # 5
dewingedpixie: I’m having sewn in cups and no shapewear. Who is going to know? No one!
Post # 6
I’m the same way, petite and bigger in the chest. I didn’t wear any shapewear and I’m glad I didn’t. I actually thought it made me look bigger when I wore it because there was nothing for it to be squeezing in, so it was just adding an additional layer of fabric that I didn’t need. Sewn in cups are the best route I think 🙂
Post # 7
Definitely don’t wear it.. Not even just to save money, you don’t need it. You’re small and if you’re a runner, likely toned in the areas most people want to wear shapewear to hide.
I’m busty and certainly not as tiny as you and I’m opting not to wear it. I see no use for it in most cases, its far more uncomfortable than it is useful! Go without.
Post # 8
The only thing I wore under my dress was underwear & a hoop skirt. It’s just a personal preference. Try your dress on with & without & see which you like better.
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2014 - Disney
Thank you ladies! I am feeling better about this. I also don’t want too many layers since we will be outside.
Post # 10
You don’t need shapewear, as long as your dress is structured. The only thing I wore under mine was underwear. I didn’t even bother to have cups sewn in.
Post # 11
- Wedding: Royal Park Hotel
dewingedpixie: Biggest regret I had? Wearing a shapewear corset thing under my dress. I didn’t need it and in some of my pictures you can see the seams of it and I actually look BIGGER than I am. All of my profile pics of us during the ceremony… I look like i might be starting to show in signs of pregancy. Yeah – not a good look. You don’t need it. Don’t do it
Post # 12
I didn’t realize skipping shape wear would ever be considered tacky. As long as you are comfortable with the way everything looks then I see no need for it. I had cups sewn in and never even thought to squeeze myself into shape wear.
Post # 13
I think support your boobs so they are comfortable/look nice/no nips but past that shapewear is NOT a requirement!! Its so uncomfortable- save yourself. Just get a nice bra sewn in.
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
I don’t think you need shapewear. My dress had pretty standard cups sewn in and I’m a C and here’s hwo they looked…
PS I was dancing aka bouncing around all night and it wasn’t a problem.