(Closed) Adding "cups" to a dress

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Are you adding cups to the dress?
    YES : (165 votes)
    77 %
    NO : (26 votes)
    12 %
    MAYBE : (24 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I did!  And they do replace a bra.  I highly recommend doing it.  It’s way more comfy.  I don’t have before and after pics, though.

    Post # 4
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    486 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    My dress doean’t require a bra so I was gonna go without, but the seamstress forced these air filled cups in there to show me how much better it looks. They definitely give some fullness to those of us who could use the help, so I’m definitely considering it.

    Post # 5
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    386 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    They are to replace a bra. I’m not doing it I am good with my bra, don’t find it uncomfortable and I feel like I get more support from it than I would from sewn in cups.

    Post # 6
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    1925 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’m doing sewn-in cups to replace a bra.  My dress is open-backed so I would have to go braless otherwise.

    Post # 7
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    1073 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I had cups sewn into my dress. Orginally it was to fill out the dress. Ended up not needing to wear anything but panties under my dress. So much more comfrontable then the longline bra I had planned on wearing. 

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    the seamstress told my sisters the cups wouldn’t hold them up, and they’d have to wear a bra anyway, but it would help with just the shape.  I guess it wouldn’t work if you are big chested.

    Post # 9
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    4354 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m “full” on my own, but that’s different than wedding dress full. I’m wearing a bra (not push up) and I also had cups put in. The cups on a dress can be kind of large and I didn’t want the them to be hollow.

    Post # 10
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    2586 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    They replace a bra, but they won’t give you anything in the way of cleavage.  They just keep you from having flat boob or sag boob in a tightly fitted dress, or from showing your headlights if your dress is satin or another thin/clingly material.

    Post # 11
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    290 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I added cups and extra padding haha, I’m a flat bee!  It made a world of difference- I absolutely love them and wouldn’t go any other way but cups and braless!!!

    Post # 12
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    595 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I am having cups sewn in so that I don’t have to wear a bra. 

    Post # 13
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    4192 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    My dress already had cups, and I went braless. HIGHLY recommend double-sided tape- keeps everything in place! 

    Post # 14
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    205 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Yep, the cups are to replace a bra completely.  I was unsure about this at first, but essentially the cups look just like bra cups, sometimes with underwire and all.  They are simply sewn in so that you’re not having to mess with, pull up, pull down, twist your bra all night, or have it peek over the top of the dress.  Ask your seamstress what she recommends, but it seems super common and much simpler than messing with a strapless bra.

    Post # 15
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    1543 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    yes but its not replacing the bra – just to add some padding and to keep it stiff in the boob area so theirs not like too much space between my dress and my boobs. I need all the help i can get in that area. lol

    Post # 16
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    3374 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    They definitely replaced the bra for me and pushed my girls up. I’m a D cup too, so they even gave me a lot of support.

    I did it mainly though because the back of my dress was low cut and it was cheaper to get cups sewn into my dress ($50) than it would have been to get a low back corset. And the corset would have added more bulk to my waist.

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