(Closed) Adding "cups" to a dress

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Are you adding cups to the dress?

    YES

    NO

    MAYBE

  • Post # 17
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I am having my first dress fitting on Saturday, and I am really not sure what I am going to do.  I need some extra padding in my dress, but I also need the support of an underwire.  I am going to bring options for my seamstress.

    I bought one of those “bombshell” bras from Victoria Secret,  that will give me a ton of padding, but I am concerned about how it will look under my dress.

    The second option is to just wear a molded cup strapless bra with no padding and then add some padding to the dress.

    My dress has a sweetheart neckline, so I need some clevage, but I don’t want a ton. I did not want to wear a  bustier- I hate those!

    Post # 18
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I have quite a big chest, so I bought the best strapless bra I could, and the bridal shop sewed it into the dress. I think it gave much better support than I could have had with cups, and because the dress was attached to it, they both stayed put beautifully. I was worried I’d be hoiking my dress up all day, but I never even gave it a thought. It also means I didn’t  have to worry about my bra strap showing at the back of my low cut dress, as was looped and sewn into the dress so it couldn’t ride up.

    Post # 19
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I have to add cups to my dress, the bras at DB did not fit right, and my boobs were hanging out. When they brought out the little cup things though, it all fit perfectly.

    Post # 20
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I’m adding them and I’m not wearing a bra. I have smaller boobs and I hate how strapless bras feel. 

    Post # 21
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I added two cups to mine because I am completely flat (AA).  They replace the bra and the dress looked way better on with the cups.

     

    Post # 22
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    1430 posts
    Bumble bee

    I loved my dress with cups so I could skip the bra!

    Post # 23
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    148 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Never heard of it but anything that will release me from a bra is a great thing.  I voted YES!!

    Post # 24
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    280 posts
    Helper bee

    Just to revive this thread! I was told by the bridal salon they can put cups in and it’ll save me a ton of money compared to a corset. But… mother nature has been, ahem, generous to me. Would it work with a DD chest? My dress does have straps, if that helps! (sorry for the chest-shot, just reluctant to put a full picture of my dress as I’ve had a bad experience recently)

    Post # 25
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    871 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I loved my cups! I have a smaller chest and they added just enough oomph to fill the dress out without me having to wear a strapless bra.

    Post # 26
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    356 posts
    Helper bee

    @Oxfordnerd:  I’m having cups put in mine and I’m a D cup. It just makes it easier as far as no extra fabric rubbing between, not having  to worry about flashing bits of your bra, and then you really only have to wear knickers, which is a blessing here in July.

    I’m curious what you meant about having a bad experience by showing your whole dress? It looks absolutely beautiful to me 🙂

    Post # 27
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    280 posts
    Helper bee

    @anothersmith:  Someone took the pictures off weddingbee and made a youtube video offering it for sale. Kinda hurt, so I’m being really careful now!

    Thanks for the advice, I may well run with that as it seems so much easier than having to figure out which bra would not start accidentally showing above the dress!

    Post # 28
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Haven’t read all the responses but I will say this – I wish I had sewn in cups in my dress. I didn’t because I heard they show through in pictures, so instead I wore a backless stick on bra with cutlets in it.

    Gave me great boobage – but as soon as I started getting hot and sweaty the sticky part of the bra started to slip and slide. It was too much production and a bit annoying.

    Post # 29
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’m a D and I had cups sewn it. It had great support and was so comfortable! So much better than having to tug at a strapless bra all night and way more comfortable too!

    Post # 30
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    1033 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I added cups to my dress. It help my boobs look like two seperate boobs rather than one long one.

    Post # 31
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I plan to have cups sewn into my dress.

    The back of my dress is open so I wouldn’t be able to wear a strapless bra, and the woman at the store where I bought my dress demonstrated the difference that the cups would make – and they looked fantastic. They give me a little extra support without having to worry about otherwise finicky (and likely expensive) undergarments that I would only be wearing for this one occassion.

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