(Closed) Why is cleavage a bad thing?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

A little bit is fine but when you’re running the risk of spilling out of your dress and flashing your nearest and dearest, it’s far too much. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I am going to have some pretty sweet cleavage and I don’t care who sees it.  But, I’m getting married in a casino… I think venue is a factor like it is with any other dress feature.

Day to day I almost never show cleavage. MAYBE if I’m going out to a bar at night with the FI or something. But I think I only have one shirt that shows any cleavage.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I am fine with it…they are just boobs. I can see why others feel like a bride should be modest though.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think it’s more because your father is walking you down the aisle and grandma is standing there checking you out.  If it was just friends, rock that ‘ish! 

(I have the same problem, the only dress that works so far for me is pretty much BAM! here are my boobs!)

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I don’t think it’s a bad thing but I also don’t think it’s a problem to choose to dress conservatively.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I like clevage for day to day wear, but not for work. Formal wear depends on what event it is.  If its a work formal event then no clevage, but if its prom/wedding then I don’t care. As for brides, I think the no clevage guideline is because its difficult to determine the line between tasteful and too much. And maybe it goes back to brides being pure/virtuous? I kind of figure you’ll see a lot of people at your wedding, so you need to dress conservatively enough that it won’t be out of line for that circle. So while my besties might not mind clevage, my gma and my coworkers might be surprised/offended. At the moment my dress doesn’t show any, but I will probably have the neckline lowered so that I have a little showing. Oh and I’m 22 if that makes any difference. Also I’m always surprised by the seethrough corset dresses and think those are way more risque than a little clevage.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

I think a tad of cleavage is fine, but like @UpstateCait: said…if you’re spilling out of your dress, not appropriate. Especially if you’re in a church which is supposed to be a place of reverence. I don’t really equate a ton of cleavage with class. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think it really depends on the overall wedding day. I don’t mind as long as it goes with the feel of the wedding.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I associate weddings with religious houses and fathers, mothers, grandparents, etc.  It just doesn’t seem appropriate to be showing a lot of cleavage in a temple/church (or any other house of worship) and in front of the family.  But that’s just my opinion – anyone can wear what they like!  I’m adding to my dress so it will be more modest, but that’s to fit my comfort level and how I feel I should look at my wedding.  

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@asscherlover:  I agree with this. There’s a time and a place for a little boob. I don’t think it’s inappropriate for a bride to show cleavage, but like a pp said, if you’re in danger of falling out of your dress/flashing a little something, that’s probably not appropriate. I think my dress shows a little (and if it doesn’t, it’s going to! lol), and people can just deal with it.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

If there’s too much, in a church ceremony, the officient can see down your dress!  I’d rather my Minister not see my tata’s!!!

I just don’t think it should be the focus.  In my dress, you can definitely tell that I have boobs, but I’m not pushing up and squeezing!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

i’m known for my love of low cut tops lol so I’m having some wedding cleavage, but not as much as I would usually show for day to day.  I think if you’ve got it you should flaunt it, as long as it’s not trashy…

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Cleavage is not a problem for me HOWEVER remember you’re going to have to get down and dance at the reception and you do not want your guests worrying if your boobs are about to burst out the dress any second like I saw on this couples’ first dance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvF-tVW1TVQ

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@WillyNilly:  I agree.

If the bride is comfortable with Uncle Harry oogling her goodies because her wedding dress doesn’t leave anything to the imagination then so be it. Personally, I wouldn’t be cool with that. To be honest, just the thought of it kind of grosses me out. There’s a time and place for that kind of thing and being in a room full of all of your family and friends is not the most appropriate of settings. 

Now, I say all of this as a woman with her fair share of “girls”. Unless I rock a turtleneck every day, I’m going to have a bit of cleavage but I’m able to do so while still remaining classy and respectable. When it gets to the point where you see areola, you’ve gone too far. 

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