Post # 1
I’ve been debating for months on if i need a bra or not. I have a strapless…it works, but I don’t want to add more girth to my chest–it’s padded and I don’t want you to see the wiring in it on such a snug dress. It has enough boning and material…but i’m worried about possibly sweating through my dress. Nice, pretty underboob sweat. But I don’t want a strapless bra falling down all night. I’ve considered a bustier, but will you see it thorugh a slim fit dress? I’m a little busty–36DD, otherwise I’d say no bra at all. Plus, won’t a bustier just be like, doubling up on material and the boning? Not sure it works for my frock.I love how curvy i look in it and I don’t want to bulk up the figure i’ve been working on so hard
What do you ladies think? Pros and cons of wearing something under your wedding dress? I’m definitely wearing some long shorts spanx style to keep my thighs from chafing and to avoid any pantylines.
Here’s the pic. I know a lot of you have seen my dress….I really just don’t know if i should bra it up or not. And I can’t lace myself into it so I pretty much don’t get to wear it until the day of! I’m totally winging it. HELP. It’s diamond white
Post # 3
I say bustier. I’m with ya on the busty (34D here!) and I’m TOTALLY going to wear one. I think Victoria’s Secret has a bustier that has their infinity edge, so it’ll just blend against your skin and you won’t get that weird bra-line. Or maybe you should try a specialty lingerie shop… I’m sure they are experts in this! Take these pictures of you in your dress, and let them know your concerns.
Post # 4
No bra! I’m having the same issue with my daughter but I think you both look perfect in your dresses! No bra! lol
Post # 5
I have a similar dress and I’m struggling with the same suggestion. I’m leaning towards getting a bustier just to help ensure that everything stays in place all day. However, I really don’t want to add any more layers either.
Post # 6
It’s a lovely dress, and you look beautiful in it. Could you bring the strapless bra to your seamstress who is doing alterations and ask for her opinion? My dress is low in the back, so they are sewing a loop that I can put my bra through to keep it from slipping up. They might be able to do the same for you, or to sew your bra into the dress to keep it in place. Oh, and to be clear – I am mentioning bra options to you only to give you extra information, since I don’t know enough about dress construction to know if you should wear a bra and I don’t want to sound like I am pushing that option.
Post # 7
It is a corset bodice, right? No, you do not need a bra. I also have a corset bodice and I will not do a bra.
Post # 8
I’m kinda worried about underboob sweat. Anybody else have this issue? Are there special pads I can put under my girls to absorb it? Is spray deoderant a bad idea??
I just don’t want to add more layers…and with the corset back i think everything will stay in place though. Momma better lace me in tight though!!!
Nobody thinks I look saggy in this, do they? I’ll be laced in tighter so I have more lift, but I just hate when I see women whose boobs are unsupported. I want to introduce them to victoria secret =]
Post # 9
I had the same question with my dress and actually went to my first fitting thinking I would go bra-less. I didn’t like the look and didn’t feel secure (also a D cup) so rescheduled my dress fitting so I had time to go to a bra fitting specialist. BEST move I could have made. I took a picture of the dress with me and had an hour long fitting with a great bra specialist who found me the perfect bustier and spanx shaper. It worked really well and I’m glad I did it. At the second dress fitting, it looked much better. (For anyone in/near NYC, go to Bra Tenders – they are amazingly helpful.) I would definitely reccomend going to a specialist, whatever you end up doing.
Post # 10
I don’t have a seamstress b/c it doesn’t need any alterations actually! That’s a size 10, right off the rack! It’s like it was made for me, lol. My mom is adding the bustle but that’s pretty basic. Only cuz i can’t lace myself into the damn thing!
It was a good idea though. But with 3 weeks to go I don’t really have time to drop it off anywhere.
Post # 11
Let me preface this by saying I am a sweater. I sweat all the time. Its not particularly attractive, but it happens.
Anyway, I also wore a strappless dress with a corset back, and went bra-less. I’m also a 36DD, and didn’t want to add extra girth to my frame. With a corset back, you’ll be able to get the girls in nice and tight, and the secret to no sweating is baby power. Use a big fluffy brush and baby power yourself up from the middle of your ribcage to right up under your bewbs. Works like a charm!
Post # 12
I say, no bra. How thin is your dress? Do you really think you will sweat through?
Post # 13
I had a similar shaped dress, and I had planned to go bra-less because my dress was holding me in pretty well anyway. But when I visited my seamstress she insisted I needed to wear a bra in order for the structure of the dress to hang properly on my hips. She modified an off-the-rack bustier (cut down the top to keep it from sticking out of the dress) and I have to say that she was right. The dress hung much better and made me look far slimmer with the bra on.
Post # 14
Well, our wedding is outside in June. I’m going to be in and out from 4pm til 630pm. Pics from 4-545 or so and ceremony at 630. I sweat at the gym but I think that’s a duh.
@ktdid23, that’s pretty much what I needed to hear! I don’t want my chest to look HUGE in my dress. No porn star look for me please! That’s definitely a good idea with the powder. I wouldn’t be concerned so much, but with my bra size, it’s a big difference. I used to be a D and it never bothered me…now it just feels like SO much weight to keep supported unless I feel like I’m wearing a chastity bra!
Or i look like a mother cow, which is not pretty. Keep any ideas or personal opinions coming though!
Post # 15
I was going to go bra-less in my dress (36C here), but I’ve bought a seamless longline bra to try on with the dress just in case. The bra I got has absolutely NO padding at all, so I don’t think it will be adding much in the way of girth, but will provide the shaped look that I desire. I’ll keep you posted when it arrives!
Post # 16
I’m a 36DD as well and I think I am going to try the no bra approach. I bought a bustier, but the bones were poking into my ribs within minutes. Very painful. I also felt like the bustier pushed everything up higher (not always a bad thing!), but including in the back. My dress is similar to yours and I think you’ll be fine without one since you can adjust the corset. Our wedding is outdoors in August, so I am making sure I have some cotton underlining in there to wick away moisture.