shaping bustier adds thickness in the waist a lot…?

posted 3 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I cant stand bustiers or upper body shapers either. I feel they move my chub from my thicker parts to my little waist and chest making those areas thicker and making me look less houglass.

 

i nearly had a fightingg match at davids bridal when the consultant MADE me put one on even after i told her i ddint feel comfotable in them. I guess they justarent for everyone llol

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Mee:  Yeah I didn’t wear one either. It just added inches to my waist! I threw mine out.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I ordered one and sent it back! I am wearing spanx under my dress and having cups sewn into the dress

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Well, it’s the wrong size.  They’re supposed to be tight so it pulls you inward.  It’s like saying “I’m a size 6, but I bought an 8 and it looks big on me”.  They’re also not supposed to be terribly thick, it’s a stiff fabric with boning.  Check out figleaves.com – they’ve got a broad size selection, so you should be able to find something that actually fits.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Try a padded stapless bra for the boost up top without the shaper. That’s what I am going with. I tried a shaper thing to flatten my tummy, it was just very uncomfortable for about 2 mm difference. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My seamstress won’t allow any shapers with boning, they make me bigger and the dress doesn’t fit as well. This weekend I may visit the local outlets and see if I can find some nice shapers that will allow me easy peeing access and not have any boning in it. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Bought a waist-nipper at Macy’s thinking it would help me look tiny in my dress–nope, actually  added bulk and my seamstress told me to return that sucker yesterday at my first alterations appointment. I bought the smallest size I could (waist is probably 26-27) and used a measuring tape to fact check my feeling that it made me look bigger. Technically it didn’t add as much bulk as I thought–but it squeezed me in such a way that I looked wider head-on. No good.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I didn’t realize until seeing the wedding pics just what the shaper did to my shape. It pushed everything in a weird way that made me look pregnant. Horrible.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

If your waist is smaller than 24″, I really don’t think you need a shaping bustier.  The “shaping” part usually refers to the waist area (AKA nipping it in) and you already have that under control!  Look for a longline bra (one that ends at the waist) with padded cups instead.

Or, if you don’t need a lot of support up top, just a good ol’ strapless bra, like someone else already suggested, would work.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Mee:  I have a regular ole bustier and it’s slimming and pushes the girls up whree they should be.  I really like it actually.

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