(Closed) Strapless Bra vs Bustier

posted 9 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I know my bustier holds in my belly "pooch".  🙂  Not that my it’s a big deal, but it gives me a little slimmer silhouette.   I think other people might use Spanx for this, though.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

What I have disliked about bustiers is that they usually end right above my belly "pooch". So not only do they not make me slimmer, but the structure of the garment pokes me in the belly when I sit.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

lol, maryjane, maybe you need the "extra-long" version!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

My bustier held in my "pooch". But the reason I preferred a bustier to a strapless bra is that I’ve always had issues with strapless bras slipping down over the course of the day. I don’t care how much rubber/plastic lining the bra has, every strapless bra I’ve worn wants to end up at my waist, so I spend a good amount of time adjusting my bra back to its proper position. I didn’t want to be doing that during my wedding! Bustiers stay in place much better.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018 - Outdoor ceremony, banquet hall reception

Well, I think that if your dress has a lower back, like mine, then a bustier would work better since it’s super hard to find a strapless bra with a low back. Trust me, I’ve looked!

I don’t really like full-on bustiers either, so I compromised with a long line bra. It comes down a little longer than a regular bra so it can allow for the low back, but it’s not so long that it pokes me when I sit down.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

personally, I love bustiers. If they weren’t such a hassle to put on, I’d wear them every day. I think that they look nicer (for the wedding night… lol) they’re comfier, they hide all the stuff you need them to hide and they enhance the boobage (although a push up can do much the same). Also, when you’re like me(little band- HUGE cup), strapless bras just don’t work because there isn’t enough support in the underwire (I’ve tried on strapless bras, including those that go for hundreds of dollars – not even kidding – I haven’t been able to find one that will actually hold the girls in place like it’s supposed to)

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’ve always been taught that a bustier is typically used to give added support to those who are well endowed. Depending on your size and dress style a bustier would be better to ensure that you’re going to stay in place and be comfortable all day. A strapless bra may "crack under pressure" on your wedding day, depending on the weight of your dress.

After all that if you’re still not sure which, I would ask the people where you got your dress. They should be able to recommend some things that will make your day as comfortable as possible.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Oh, and if you have a lower cut back on your dress, a bra will show where as you can get a low-back bustier and it will not.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’ve been trying to figure out the answer to this question for myself as well. You may consider asking the opinion of a professional. Go to a place in your area that really really sells and fits bras, not Victoria’s Secret or the department store. I’ve found that they ALwAyS fit me wrong and generally advise what will be best for their commission.

 For me, I have a really big chest (34DDD) and regular strapless simply does not cut it, but I want to see what the professionals will say.  I think it really would depend on the size of your chest and your personal comfort.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Bustier or a longline bra. I am very under-endowed, but the longline bra stays up just fine. Thanks, hips! Strapless bras, on the other hand, typically can’t hold up the well-endowed well OR stay up on the under-endowed. Unless your outer garment is tight and/or corseted, or your strapless bra comes with sticky stuff on it to hold it on (I have one like that), your strapless bra is inevitably going to slip. You might want to consider getting whatever you pick sewn into your dress, if you can afford to do so.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m with RinaRoo on this – being generously endowed does not make for a harmonious relationship with a strapless. A bustier gives way more support!

Post # 14
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Wannabee

I was thinking of wearing a bustier as well however being not that large on top Im having a hard time finding one with decent amount of push up if i can find one

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I have to agree- I love the look of bustiers! I’m not sure I’ll be able to wear one though simply because  my dress is SO tight (just a tad too small), so unless I lose enough weight before the wedding, I have enough support and all that (I’m a C cup, but the dress is really supportive all over).

But I do love them, I think they’re not only sexy, but have a hint of classy and vintage to them. I also like the idea of my husband taking off my dress on our wedding night, and so I want something cute under there!

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I am soooo glad I found this post. I am a 38DD and I have been struggling to figure out what to get for under my dress as well. But based on what I am seeing here, it sounds like a bustier is definitely the way to go! Thanks ladies 🙂

PS: I will check back with my final reviews after the wedding – lol.

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