- 4 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
So I’ve been eternally cursed with small boobs. Such a bummer! I’ve seriously considered implants since I was 16. I’m a 32 B, barely a B to be honest, more like a 32 A+ lol. I have ZERO cleavage, but I really wanted to look somewhat feminine in the chest area on my big day.
That’s me the day I picked up my dress. I’m wearing a Victoria’s Secret strapless Bombshell bra here (the bra that claims to add 2 cup sizes). Teeny tiny, right? 2 cup sizes my ass.
I did a ton of research leading up to my first dress fitting so that I could buy the most flattering undergarments and work with my seamstress to give me something that remotely resembled a decent bustline.
And now, here are the results of my research…
Now, to some people that might not look like much, but when you’ve really never seen yourself with any cleavage whatsoever, this is definitely a vast improvement!
Here’s the trick… First, my dress came with very good support. It had a built-in corset which was GREAT. I’d definitely recommend small-chested girls going with a corseted dress for the support that it offers. Then my seamstress sewed in some cups because we determined that they actually looked better and worked better than wearing a strapless bra (not to mention my dress has a low back). And here’s where the cleavage comes in… Anyone ever heard of the Nu Bra? If not, here’s some pictures:
Pretty much, they stick directly to you and it snaps in the middle. I read about the Nu Bra working on small-chested girls, so I went out and bought a cheaper version (they have this for like $25 at Target rather than buying the actual Nu Bra for like $60) and immediately tried it on. On my first try, it did absolutely nothing.
Then I realized the game changer! If you adjust how you adhere it to yourself, you’ll get some results! It’s all a matter of where you place each cup. I’m going to get a little anatomical here to give you a clearer picture, so excuse me if this sounds weird or gross. What I did was I placed each cup as far out towards my arms as I could so that the inner edge of the cup where the clip is just perfectly (and barely) covered my nipples. Unclipped, this looks pretty funny because the cups aren’t proportionally in the right place on your body, they’re super spread out. BUT, this causes you to have to squeeze your boobs together to get the cups to clip, and VOILA! Cleavage!
With the support of my built-in corset, the cups sewn into the dress, and my Nu Bra (technically Nu Bra rip off lol), I finally had a chest that I was proud of!!!
To give you another example, I also tried this in the bridesmaid dress I wore in my best friends wedding (an actual lace-up corset dress), and it again worked like a charm!
It is important to bend forward and lift yourself properly into the cups of your dress so that everything is where it’s supposed to be.
I can also confirm that even while sweating and dancing for 5 hours, I had no issues with the Nu Bra coming off or loose in any way. It wasn’t uncomfortable or anything.
Sorry for how long this was, but I was so happy with the results I got that I really wanted to share with others who have the same problem. Hope this helps ladies! 🙂