Wear a Bra Under Strapless Wedding Dress?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

if your dress has enough structure and support then it may not be necessary, but i would take it just so you can try it on with and without the bra to see what’s more comfortable. and as long as you’re wearing heels that are a comparable length to your wedding shoes, you should be fine 🙂

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I would suggest bringing it. I wore one to the appointment just in case, even though I had assumed alterations would be able to put cups in and that that would be enough. It turned out that cups won’t give me enough support and alterations has suggested that I buy a good push up bra, otherwise they’ll charge me $40 to sew padding into my own strapless bra. 

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2014

itsmeetam:  I decided to step into my corseted dress braless. That way an accurate fit could be taken. They had bra pads on hand and then adjusted the fit of the bust taking the pads they would sew in into consideration. They also had “chicken cutlets” for sale, and I was nervous about having pads sewn in, but it was a total game-changer and very flattering. I am a small C and felt lost in my dress, which mind you had underwire in it as well as a banded strap to hook across the back, but my boobs just felt lost in it. By all means, take a bra with you as an option but be open to trying on without a bra as well and see what all of your options are. I was so pleasantly surprised.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I don’t think it’s necessary. Your dress should hold you in well & they can sew in pads/cups to hold you up nicely. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

itsmeetam:  my alterations lady said most brides end up going braless as it lools more flattering/is more comfortable but there are always some (like me) who looked better with a bra on under the dress so it’s worth taking one with you and trying the dress both with and without to see what works for you

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I would definitely take the shoes, and take the bra and try it out. If you don’t need it, great, but at least you’ll have it for comparison if you’re not 100% happy with the support your dress is giving you at the fitting.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

The structure in the bust of the dress (boning, etc) is added to hold the dress up, not necessarily hold you up.  Sometimes it happens to be enough support to do both, depending on your size and how fitted the dress is.  But, since that’s not the intent, I’d bring a bra just in case.  Try it on with and without, and see what you prefer.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I really liked the long line bra I got for my dress. They put in buttons and snaps so that it stayed in the dress.

Buy a bra and save the reciept and dont take off the tags and bring it to the fitting. See if it works. If not, bring it back.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

itsmeetam:  i didnt wear one because I had cups sewn into the dress

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

itsmeetam:  I had planned to wear a bra, but ended up going without as a) the only decent strapless one I could find peeked out over the top slightly and b) I really didn’t need one with my dress as the boning gave plenty of support. For reference, I’m a 30E.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Secret's St. James, Montego Bay, Jamaica

I am a 38C and I ended up getting cups sewn into my dress.  Tried it in with and without the strapless bra I brought, and it just didn’t look good with it at all.  But at the same time my strapless sweetheart neckline left a bit of support to be desired still, so I went with the cups,.  Although the shop charged me $80 to sew them into the dress! Seemed kind of high to me…

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2014

itsmeetam:  by underwear they could have also meant undergarments as in shapewear like spanx and such as this would effect alterations.

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