What to wear under dress?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Honestly I just wore a regular strapless bra from the Gap with my wedding dress and it was much better than the Le Mystere bustier I originally bought for my dress.  It made me look so indecent.

Post # 4
2878 posts
Sugar bee

I’m wearing a bustier because I couldn’t find any strapless bra in my size (30F) and also, I had to consider the lower back of my dress (make sure the bra doesn’t show). Or, you could always have cups sewn into your dress, it’s the easiest and cheapest way to go. I did try another pre-owned dress that had cups sewn in and it gave a little push-up effect ; however the neckline was different (deeper than the other dresses I had tried on) and it was a little bit too much cleavage for me.

But with a sweetheart neckline like your, a wired bustier will suffice to had a little bit of push up. I wouldn’t look specifically for a push-up bra.


Post # 5
10840 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I had cups sewn into mine and they worked a treat. 

Post # 6
2878 posts
Sugar bee

For reference, I’m wearing something similar to this :



While it’s not the sexiest piece of lingerie I own (no seriously, it looks odd), it does an amazing job with the dress on and properly fitted. I also found this in the discount section of my local Marshalls, it was 5$ ! It’s a 34C though (same as they made me try on at the bridal salon). I usually only buy my real size but in this case, for something I’d only wear for a couple hours, I thought it was fine for the price and trying it home I can confirm it was perfect with the dress (at the back also) and my boobs looked great in the dress.

Post # 7
45 posts
  • Wedding: March 2014

I would have cups sewn in, they definately made a difference with pushing up the ladies as well as they are way more comfortable! I don’t know about the inner structure of your dress but mine has a inner hidden corset and then it closes with a zipper and pearl buttons to hide the zipper so when I tried it on with a strapless bra or corset it was really uncomfortable with all those layers of wiring and boning. Plus I hate when you can see the bra layer from the top of a strapless wedding dress so I figured this eliminates the problem. Cost wise it was great too..only 10 dollars to buy them and 10 dollars to sew in!

Post # 8
965 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Instead of having cups sewn in, I am having one of my regular bras sewn in. The seamstress is going to tac down the back so it doesn’t show and the underwire will give me the support I want and need. The straps will just be cut off the bra. 

I’m a 34DD and this is what I have done with many formal dresses. I also use carpet tape from home depot as garmet tape. It doesn’t fall off if you get sweaty. 

Good luck! 

Post # 9
14 posts

As a previous wedding consultant, I highly recommend buying a long-line bra or getting cups sewn in. Regular bras rarely keep the dress in place as well (or as comfortably) as the bridal long-lines. They are built to hold up the weight of the gown instead of just protecting your lady bits.

Also, I know this isn’t included in your question, but for your dress, I would also definitely buy a slip. Without it your dress will look flat and lifeless in pictures.


Good luck! You look stunning!

Post # 10
28 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

I had cups sewn in and i think that made a huge difference in comfort, at least for me.  It made the dress extremely fitted and stayed up well.  

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