Post # 1
I am looking for a bra for a bra-UNfriendly bridesmaid dress (partly open back). My 34Ds need support – so I’ve been thinking that a clear-backed bra would be best. But the associate at VS said they don’t carry clear backs and tried to sell me on their adhesive bra. http://media.victoriassecret.com/product/prodpri2/V282486.jpg (I am pretty sure this is it.)
Soo…does anyone have experience with the VS or other adhesives? If so please share! Based on the experiences of friends, I am on the skeptical side, but maybe others have had success with them.
Here’s the dress
Post # 3
I would shop someplace other than VS. They aren’t the bra experts they have you believe ;-). Is there a Nordstroms by you? I’ve had much better luck there.
I seriously doubt that a sticky bra is going to give you the support you need (I’m a 36D and they have never worked for me). Have you tried the dress on with a low back bustier type of bra? The botom cut out might be high enough to allow for that.
Post # 4
@crayfish: Thanks for the input. I haven’t tried a low back bustier yet. That might be next on my list.
Post # 5
I worked at VS… some of the girls really do know what they’re talking about. Not all of us were morons, just the majority. lol
But yeah, I have one of VS’s adhesive bras and it’s junk. I don’t recommend it. It really doesn’t work well for women with larger than about a B cup.
Post # 6
You could try out something like this low back converter clips – they’re sold through a british company called bravissimo, although probably you’d find a supplier in the US. Adhesive bras for the fuller lady is like putting an elastoplast on a broken dam if you know what I mean…lol
Post # 7
I’m a 34 DD and I couldn’t even find one in my size! I ended up getting a D cup bra instead, and it was a bit small. Anyways, it worked without any issues at all. Only thing was that I had to basically stick it to the bottom of the breast and then pull up and stick it up quite high so I wasn’t “droopy”. It was quite comfortable, but don’t do too much bouncing around or walking up stairs, because that was not fun.
ETA: My bra was from La Vie En Rose in Canada, so not sure about what I can say about quality. But do ensure you follow the instructions (wash with soap before application, dry completely with lint free towel, etc)
Post # 8
Can you have cups sewn in? I wouldn’t trust the sticky bras to stay on, and it may not be easy to find a bra that lines up with the back of the dress.