Post # 1
I’m a rectangular shaped gal. I was not blessed with nice curvy hips or nice buttocks (they could stand to be a little “fuller”) so I was wondering…Has anyone ever bought padded panties or padded shapers like the ones seen on the Tyra Banks show to wear under their gown? I was contemplating whether this was more economical than getting the hips/back of my dress taken in. (padded shapers go from $30-$100 while the alterations would be about $75-$150) The top half of my dress fits perfectly with the perfect bra or bustier (see other post) If you’ve tried them, what are some good brands? I wonder if Victoria’s Secret carries any.
Post # 3
Your family, friends, fiance all love you for who you are, in spite of what Mother Nature decided to give you, and will probably wonder why you are altering your body shape for your wedding day.
Post # 4
Don’t get me wrong, of course I know they love me the way I am! It’s just something to make the dress fit a little better and at the same time save me a bit of $$ on alterations. I think the majority of brides want to look good that day and a little enhancement shouldn’t hurt 😉 I’m not talking about getting my breasts or nose done or going under the knife or anything to “look perfect on my wedding day”. I see buying a padded shaper would count in the same category as getting a tan or buying a miracle bra for the big day.
Post # 5
I think it would depend on how different the pads made you look. If it truly just makes your dress fit better and adds a little extra oomph, I say go for it! Saving money and looking great at the same time seems like a good way to go. However, if they made you look really different (like if your relatives would actually stop to think about it/notice it and go “whoah, where’d all that junk in her trunk come from?” heh) then I think you should do without.
Post # 6
Its definitely in the same category as any shaping device! I plan on wearing something to trim my hips and butt so that my dress looks better!! You want to fill it out more, same diff! 🙂 I say go for it, maybe try a few different ones on so that you get the shape you want, and feel comfortable in them.
I would try regular department stores too, maybe Macy’s?? Might be cheaper than Victoria’s secret.
Good luck 🙂
Post # 7
If you think it’d make you feel better then go for it, but just a question, if you’re getting married in May, won’t it be hot under your gown? That’d be my biggest concern.
Post # 8
Plus, even with the “enhancement” you still might need more alterations to make it look right…
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
I’d be afraid that it would be way too hot, and feel weird sitting down! Or dreaded butt sweat! (Sorry! Gross, but possible!)
Post # 10
I have no waist, but thankfully my dress creates one for me!
If you find some shapers that you like, make sure you try them on with your dress (and keep the tags on!) before making the final decision regarding alterations. You may still need alterations even with the enhancements!
Post # 11
Why is everyone being so weird about this? Its just like a pushup bra! I say go for it– and I would enthusiastically reccomend Kohls for their lingerie/foundations department. They have a ton of stuff. Let me know how it goes.
I didn’t see any on the VS website, but here are some from Nordstrom’s
And Fredericks has like ten different styles!
Post # 12
You want to feel beautiful on your wedding day, so try on the dress with the shapers adn see if you like it. BUT, you also want to look like yourself and you might regret making temporary shape alterations that aren’t you.
Post # 13
Well said Ember78, I agree completely!
Post # 14
I think there are some called “Booty Pop” (sp?) that are $25ish dollars and I think you can buy them in some stores that they list on their website. You can choose the different degrees of “pop” I believe. (It sounds silly, but I have a flat butt and thought of trying it!)
Post # 15
I agree with all the folks who say your situation is no different than anyone else’s. You should feel gorgeous in your dress, and a little underwear enhancement doesn’t mean that you have a bad body image any more than a pair of Spanx would! And I can totally understand wanting to save a little $$$$ on the alterations!
To avoid the situation where your dress still needs alterations, etc., I would get a few different levels of enhancement and take them home to try with the dress. Then just return the ones that don’t work! Or, alternately, measure the dress and take a tape with you to buy the underthings so you can measure yourself wearing the underthings. If they don’t look right or you don’t feel comfortable, you can always return them and get alterations instead.
Good luck and have fun!
Post # 16
What about trying on a mermaid-style gown? My sister—also not blessed in the curves department—wore a form-fitting mermaid gown on her wedding day, and she was a knock-out! Of course, I would’ve thought so even if she’d swathed herself in Auntie Margie’s houndstooth drapes.