(Closed) Any Big Busted Brides Feel Like Sharing?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

have you ever thought of ordering something online?

check out http://www.lightinthebox.com they can order any dress in any size. you can even send them your measurements and they will make it with that. I would look through all the wedding gowns 🙂 Even the bridesmaids dresses, they can make them in white!

We ordered bridesmaids dresses from them and they turned out lovely.

Post # 4
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I actually found a magical dress :). I’m a 38G, and I completely understand that dress shopping can suck, especially when you’re not with positive people. For me, I went to about five different stores before I found one.

Post # 5
785 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

One of my bridesmaids is very busty.  I don’t know her bra size exactly, but we knew she’d have problems finding a dress to fit her without major alterations.  Like you, she has a very slim waist but an enormous bust, so looking at dresses was a nightmare. We ended up having my aunt custom make all the bridesmaid dresses.  She measured each girl carefully and will make the dresses fit them perfectly.  She’s done weddings many times before, and has dealt with a lot of odd shapes (her daughter, for example, has a mild curving of the spine which causes one of her shoulders to be lower down than the other–but my aunt made her a wedding gown that fit her exactly!).  If I was you, I would look into what totheislnds said above.  You will feel so much better about yourself if you can try on a dress that’s tailor-fit to you–and you’ll get a way better idea of what the dress looks like on you!

Post # 7
708 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Had the dress custom made. I am a size 10 with 36E. They ordered a size 12 dress, but had to do some magic in the boning for the bust. Here is a pic of my first fitting. My chest acutally looks small. Yay for custom made! And I am not wearing a bra.

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Post # 8
287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

i am a 34/36 Dirty Delete and ended up having to order an 18, then alter down to size 10/12. i did this for 2 dresses. they ended up doing a LOT of alteration but i managed to finagle a flat rate for my alterations so they had to do everything i asked to it. the main issue was that my waist is rather small so they had take in that part a lot and therefore the skirt part ended up looking bunchy in the back. when i saw it like that at my 2nd fitting, then ended up having to remove the outer layer with al the beading/decor and cut out a section of all the underlayers. but these guys are professionals and the amazing seamstress made all these corrections within 24 hours. i was STUNNED. anyway, if you have a great alterations team, they can basically do anything. i also found a perfectly fitted corset – they put a snap in the top of the dress so that i could attach the corset to the dress as well for extra security.

this is the back where its kinda bunchy right at the waist (this was fixed after this fitting)

this is my 2nd dress, also ordered as an 18

Post # 9
1675 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think it greatly depends on how proportionate your bust is with the rest of your body. I am 5’10”, a size 10 and wear a bra size 34Dirty Delete and was able to order a size 12 gown with no alterations (other than hem and bustle) required (my meausrements matched the manufacturer’s size chart exactly – I was surprised that this was the case given that my bust usually forces me to size up in dresses and then have them made smaller everywhere else). It had straps which I’m guessing may have helped?

I wore a strapless long line bra and I think that helped a lot too. Good luck!

Post # 10
682 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I am a 36 DDD, I usually wear size 10-12 pants and L-XL top depending on the manufacturer. I bought my dress at Davids Bridal, it was a size 14 and needed no alterations except for the bustle. It was the perfect length for my 3 inch heels and since it was a lace up back it fit beautifully.

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Post # 11
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

It really depends on the manufacturer. I was able to wear a bill levkoff bridesmaid dress, size 12, completely off the rack with no alterations. The bust was HUGE on that thing!

For my wedding gown, i bought a size 10 Maggie Sottero dress and it laced up in the back–which was perfect because I’m heavy up top and only a size 8/10 on the waist. I really hated to get a dress and chop it to bits. I liked that from the front, you couldn’t tell that i had a big chest. I wanted to minimize it. And I didn’t wear a bra–i was laced in there nice and snug!

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Post # 12
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have a huge annoying boobs…and i catually hate my wedding dress now as when i look at the pics all i can see are those honkers!!! arghhhh…


I have no bra on as its a maggie and the support was phenomenal but i still think it looked inappropriate.


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Edit: I should also add that I am a size 12 pants and usually have to wear large to xlarge tops. My boobs are 36 Dirty Delete

Post # 13
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m a 36E and wear a size 12 in pants (due to my butt/thighs – I always have to tailor in the waists) and was able to buy a dress at David’s Bridal with minimal alterations – just a hem and bustle.  I’d tried on plenty of other dresses that just idn’t cover my boobs enough but also found plenty that did.  I honestly didn’t find it as hard to dress them as I expected it to be!

Post # 15
7300 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Baileyh: hush! You look amazing! Honkers and all!

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