Post # 1
Bees – I am feeling a bit stressed. I flew home to meet with wedding vendors and get my dress fitted… and I gave myself a week to do it. I had my first fitting yesterday (I am wearing the Vera Wang “Gemma” gown) and went to an independent seamstress. I wanted my boobs to look nice and lifted (and not just sit there hidden). I was expecting to just get cups sewn in and we tried that but it was just BLAH. The seamstress then insisted that I needed to wear a corset. She tried to upsell me on a $75 unlined polyester corset that was ill-fitting (she didn’t have my size) and the corset didn’t do much for me in the boob area. I’ve never found a corset that I’ve liked (I wear mostly Victoria Secret bras) mostly because I haven’t tried much and am not unopposed to wearing one. I typically wear 34C, and my waist is 26 and hips 34. I have a couple days to search for what I like and go back to a second fitting.
Bees – can you share what you wore under your dress? Particuarly items that gave you a nice look in the chest area? Links to what you purchased would be GREATLY appreciated!! I am in the Boston, MA area so you know of any stores – let me know! Thanks ladies!
Post # 2
I also have the no boob problem! would love to see what others have done.
Post # 3
Don’t wear a corset- it will prob make bumps in the bodice. And Uncomfy. What exactly are you needing? Support? Padding?
my dress was hayley paige keaton which is a similar shape to yours but my boobs are way smaller. I had cups sewn in and I used chicken cutlety boob insert things.
Post # 4
yes, i have a similar problem! i went for alterations and they said cups wouldn’t give me enough support (so odd, i’m not particularly big or anything). they told me to get a push up bra, otherwise they’d charge me $40 to sew padding into my own bra. dont think you need a corset, just a good bra?? let me know what you did!!
Post # 5
I’m a Gemma bride too (high five!) and you definitely shouldn’t have to wear a corset to get a nice shape in that dress. I’m a 32D wearing a US size 8 and the dress fits like a glove (without any alterations). The chest and waist are very fitted – to the point where I probably couldn’t wear anything under it, even if I wanted to. It supports my bust very nicely and gives a bit of a pushup effect (maybe too much!). My dress also came with built-in cups – it was a sample though so yours may not.
I would definitely talk to your seamstress again because they should be able to fit your dress in such a way that it flatters your figure, especially since you have a fairly normal bust size. We’re fairly similar bra sizes so feel free to PM me if you want pictures of the fit of my dress to show your seamstress.
Best of luck!
Post # 6
raspberrymojito: I think the biggest issue is just getting that lift/push up in the boob area and making sure the fabric in the bust area sits fairly flat.
Swizzlek: I’m still at a loss! The seamstress told me a push up bra from VS wasn’t good enough! I may take my dress elsewhere because I don’t think this is a real problem only solved by a corset. Haha I am really looking for sewn in cups or bra that will give me the right shape. Maybe this is more abt the seamstress’ skill and not abt undergarments.
janereaction: thank you so much! I will PM you shortly.