Too much Cleavage?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2620 posts
Sugar bee

@bballou:  I would add NOTHING.  You look so fabulous!!!  I don’t think you are showing too much of anything. The dress still covers your entire chest while showing that you have a TO DIE FOR rack. I think adding anything will take away. You look classy in the dress.


Post # 4
84 posts
Worker bee

@bballou:  I think you look SO BEAUTIFUL! 


I am a 36F and I also don’t want to look like Mrs. Busty on my wedding day. 

I’m concerned that the cups don’t come up high enough for you. I’m concerned how it would move when you are seated. If the cups were up a bit higher or if there was a “faux” sweetheart you might be more comfortable. 

Don’t get me wrong you look like a million bucks but I think your instincts about more coverage are spot on. 

Post # 5
2565 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Randy from SYTTD was on a Canadian morning talk show this week, and said most bridal gowns are made as a B cup.  He said “Boobs are great for getting the guy, not so much for getting the gown.”  I had a good laugh at that. 

In your dress it does look like the bust area isn’t big enough for you, not necessarily too much cleavage.  Some designers will alter the bust line and add to it when you order (like adding more length) but I’m not sure how common that is.  Once you receive a dress that has already been made I’m not sure how much they can alter it to accomodate a bigger bust.

That said, it certainly doesn’t look obscene or anything, so it might just be a few tweaks in the fittings to get it to fit properly.


Post # 6
91 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Its a beautiful dress, and you look stunning in it! If you feel uncomfortable CHANGE it! I personally think its beautiful the way it is, but lets be real, its all about how you feel in it.

Post # 8
1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@bballou:  Is there any chance you’re wearing a strapless bra in that picture?  Putting a bra under your gown will definitely emphasize your cleavage.  If you ditch the bra and have your seamstress put in cups and boning, you can get the same support with less “up and out”.  Ignore this whole thing if you’re not wearing a bra!

I think your cleavage is fine, for the record, but I also prefer to be slightly more covered, so I understand your concerns!

Post # 9
8282 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Beautiful dress, but, yes…too much cleavage in my opinion. I’m sure a seamstress can add a little something there to cover you up a bit. 

Post # 10
789 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

There was a thread on here not too long ago with a bee who had a dress similar to yours and they added extra fabric to the bust area and it looked really nice!

Post # 11
6273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

It kind of just looks too small in the bust for you. I’m confused; the salesperson who measured you should have gotten all of your measurements and ordered to your largest one (definitely assuming boobs in this case.) Have you put on weight since you bought the gown?

I can’t tell if that’s David’s in the background, but if it is, maybe you can exchange for a bigger size and then just get the hips and waist altered down. It looks great on you everywhere else…

Post # 14
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@jdhall89:  +1 on the strapless bra

Your best bet is to buy the dress a size up, and get it altered to fit you!

Post # 15
1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@bballou:  I went shopping with a girlfriend who looks like she’s about the same size as you, and it made a world of difference!

Post # 16
1887 posts
Buzzing bee

@bballou:  You look gorgeous and should not change the dress.  You just need a different bra.  Either go braless and have cups put in your gown, or buy a cheap strapless that is NOT padded or a push up.  

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