Post # 1
Need some advice. My dress is in and i need to schedule a first fitting. I have my shoes (UBER comfortable – to my delight) but I need to do some undie shopping.
My dress is the Maggie Sottero Ophelia, which has a corset top. See Here: http://www.maggiesottero.com/dress.aspx?keywordText=Ophelia&keywordType=any&page=0&pageSize=15&style=S348
My question is what to do about a bra or lack there of? Any recommendations? Anyone worn Ophelia or a similar dress. I tried it on with a strapless bra, but the dress wasn’t quite my size so i can’t really go by that. I’m pretty well endowed in the chest area(36C to 36D) and therefore concerned about popping out or spending the whole day pulling my dress up. The botique said they could always just sew cups into the corset and once its tailored correctly it shouldnt’ be an issue, but i figured it might be nice to have an option to try it on with.
They recommended against a full corset style bra thing because my wedding is in June and that’s yet another layer while i’m trying to get my (outdoor) party on. Overkill since the dress already has substantial boning.
Please offer help for this baffled bee!
Post # 3
I wouldn’t sew cups into the dress, usually they can be noticed with a flash of the camera. I think that you should try a regular stapless bra with the dress. Also, you might want to check the dress since it already has boning. Mine had cups in it already so I went nekkid under my dress.
Post # 4
With all that beading you probably don’t need anything in there. You won’t be able to see through the dress and you DEFINITELY don’t need to worry about popping out of your gown with a corset back. I’m a Dirty Delete and I was laced into mine really tight. My dress had beading on front. The bra just added bulk.
Get your mom to lace you in, hold yourslef up while she’s tying it, and they stay in place =]
The self booby grab is in all my dressing photos unfortunately. But there really isn’t a way to avoid it!
Post # 5
Something else that helps is if you possibly add some extra boning to hte inside of teh corset- a little bit more structure to the corset will create lift and support, and will also sit more snuggly above your hip so the dress will slide downwards less
Post # 6
Honestly, I also have a Maggie dress with a corset top and a bra or cups might not even be necessary. I’m… blessed… and I don’t even think I need anything up top! If anything, just go with a regular bra on and ask the person doing the alterations for suggestions!
Post # 7
I won’t be using a bra. Just the Lift, grab, lace up method above.