Post # 1
My gown has a sweetheart neckline and a low plunge back, it already has boning thru the front so all I need is a bra. I am a B and am looking for a strapless, low back bra, pushups are even better. Everything I’ve seen is a corset of some sort. Maybe those Nu Bra stuck-on things? What are your experiecnes with them or can you recommend a good bra? TIA!
Post # 3
Have you seen the Victorias Secret 100 Ways bra? I tried one on for my dress and it was fantastic. Not terribly expensive either. 🙂
Post # 4
Never even thought of that! That’s a good idea tricia…my dress is the same way (mod. sweetheart) and I have the 100 ways bra…I think I might have to give that a try and see how it works.
Post # 5
I have the Victoria’s Secret Very Sexy Infinity Edge plunge strapless bra with Gel Curve (whoa, that’s a lot of descriptors) and I really like them. They’re my go-to strapless bras – I’m not sure if I’ll use them for the wedding, but they are great. The gel pads are a little odd at first but they do give a little oomph and don’t look unnatural, and I feel like the bra stays in place quite well. The plunge feature (the bit in the middle is just the underwire) is great for low cuts.
Whoops – I forgot that you asked for ‘low back’ – they aren’t specifically so, so I’m not sure if it would work for your dress. But they’re worth a try if you’re at a VS anyway!
Post # 6
I’m using the nu-bra b/c I’ve got a looow back on my dress, but they work really well, and I have plenty of fashion tape.
Post # 7
I loved the NuBra for my wedding outfit. I use it for all my spaghetti strapped tops now. It worked great, and didn’t slip at all even though I sweated during the day.
Post # 8
I love the nubra. Try the featherlite Just don’t wear it too much, because the stickiness goes away after a certain number of uses. I’ve worn my featherlite maybe 15 times and already around the edges it’s coming up…
Post # 9
this may be a silly question, but how did you girls try on the bra with the dress? do you take the dress to the store with you? do you buy the bra and then return it if it doesn’t work out?
Post # 10
one thing about the nubra if you will be in a humid location – they don’t stay up very well in humid or sweaty conditions. I’ve had a seamstress recommend just taking a favorite bra and having them cut them at the side seams and sew them into the front (for a low backless style) or sew entire thing in if possible. Much better to alleviate slippage she said.
Post # 11
rebecca – no, i didn’t try it on beforehand; i just bought the nubra online (there are a bunch of coupons floating around) on their actual website. i don’t regret the purchase though i was hesitant to actually buy it at first! i recommend you purchase the featherlite before the regular nubra, just to see if you can be comfortable wearing this type of bra.
vivian has a great point – you should totally get your seamstress to sew in bra cups to your dress!!