Small chested bees: alterations

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

We have the same dress, for me and it does the exact same thing and I am not even remotely small chested. Unfortunately I think it’s the cut of the dress. I am nervous about alterations too.

Post # 3
1362 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

I had a sweetheart cut too. My alterations lady sewed in push-up padded cups into my dress, which really helped a lot.  She also tightened up the top, so I fit great.  She won’t sew in padded cups?  

Post # 4
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I’m worried about the same thing! I don’t want to raise my arms while dancing or something and have a wardrobe malfunction. What about double-sided fasion tape?

Post # 5
6525 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

cls9q:  i didn’t wear a bra with my wedding dress, i had cups sewn in and they did the job, dress stayed up all night. My wedding day my boobs actually looked amazing and perky lol, i don’t have much. My close girlfriends and cousins kept complimenting my boobs – it was hysterical!

Post # 6
2364 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

cls9q:  Girl…you’re singing my song lol. 

I FINALLY found an amazing corset that I’m having cups sewn into.  That’s another option if they won’t put them right into the dress. 

FYI I found said corset at a local lingerie shop.  VS and department stores have NOTHING!  

Post # 7
328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Sewn in cups all the way! my seamstress would up doubling up on the push up cups to get it to look and sit just right. 

My cousin got her dress at DB and they told her te same thing as OP it seems. they had cups to sew in but not padded or push-up. I called bullshit but she didn’t listen and bought a push up bra at VS instead. She regretted it ans pulled it off halfway through because it was uncomfortable. 


Moral of the story. It’s your dress— insist they thy sew in the cups you want. They are fantastic and will make the dress fit and move perfectly!

Post # 8
4139 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I just had one of my bras sewn into the dress. RIP bra, but those foam cup things they sew into dresses are useless IME. If you want more ooph you can add some cutlets to the bra if you want, or not, as opposed to the foam cups which stuff you up with zero wires for support. 

Post # 9
1193 posts
Bumble bee

I think your seamstress should be able to help you out. I think the padding could def give you a little oomph. You just have to push your boobs up enough that the bottom half is foam/padding (not visible) and the top half fills the cup area in the dress (visible pushed up boob).

I have a small B-cup, and right after I got married (when my husband and I were alone), I said, “Honey, poke my boob”. He did, and it dented it, and we laughed hysterically. Clearly we are a very mature couple.

So I feel your pain. I had an illusion neckline however, so it wasn’t obvious at all that I had air boobies. Since I bought a sample, my seamstress said she would have to entirely reconstruct the dress to make it fit. I went with the cheaper hollow boob option.

Post # 10
1055 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Loft

cls9q:  Your dress is so beautiful. I love it everytime I see it. I am president of the itty bitty tittie commitee so I know what you’re talking about first hand. I am taking my dress in on Tuesday to get it altered. Would love to know how yours goes. Mine is like 4 inches too big.

I love the neckline on your dress. I hope you are able to keep that intact and still get awesome cleavage. Personally I will be wearing cutlets.

Post # 11
2731 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

1st off I covet your kitchen.


Now onto this boobernackle problem. I am not small chested persay I am just small all around and built proportionatly to be tiny (I am actually amply chested for my size wearing a 30c-d depending on the maker). So my issue was that many dresses just swallow my figure. The fix was putting cups into the dress. They put 2 on one side, and 1 on the other. This allows me to 1 go braless on the big day, and 2 not have all the fabric make me look like I have no figure. there is one more alteration coming to this dress they have to pull 1 more inch out the waist and add 2 more bones. This will proportion me out removing excess fabric allowing my figure to work even better with the dress.


  • This reply was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by  dewingedpixie.
Post # 12
4591 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My dress is a sweetheart v-neck, and I had a bra sewed in to give me some boobs. It came from Kohls and is supposed to be one of those that sticks to your sides, but the alterations gal just sewed them in and left the part that should be sticky intact. It works… otherwise I had no boobs.

That’s interesting that they wouldn’t sew padded cups. A friend of mine got married in May and is very flat chested. Her dress was sweetheart and I know they sewed something to give her something up there to fill it out.

This is when I picked it up in the store, and I was wearing a strapless bra.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by  Kacie209.
Post # 13
919 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

cls9q:  They told me I could add cups to mine as well.. But I actually purchased the corsett bra they originally had me try on with the dress and it works WONDERS! Without any padding or anything I have just the right amount of cleavage. lol. I know my Sis-In-Law ended up adding two bra cups in each side of hers. They will show you what it will look like and you can decide from there.



Post # 14
237 posts
Helper bee

My dress has padded cups in it already (not sure if this was a custom made request from the orignial seller or not as the dress is brand new with tags still attached).  It is a deep v neck.  Its fits beautifully and I am small chested but still gave me a feminine shape.  I am not exposing  but I do plan to add extra lace where the V is just becuse I prefer not to look too sexy on my wedding day.

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