Post # 1
Hi! I am a longtime lurker and a first time user here. I love this dress. However, it has a very low back. The problem with this is that I am very top heavy (38H) and I wory that I will not be able to find a bra that will not show underneath. Has anyone else run into a problem like this? Is there a way to alter it and raise the back? ( I have not gone dress shopping yet. I plan ongoing next month and most of the dresses that I am leaning towards have simillar backs)
Post # 2
my dress was very similar to that and i was able to find a longline bra that went low enough in the back and didn’t show.
Post # 3
That’s a beautiful dress. A lot of the dresses will have built in bra-cups plus you can do stick-ons for extra support. Alternately you can have a seamstress add built in cups. But I’m not sure if that will be enough for H-cups? I’ve seen a few long-line bras that might suit too.
Post # 4
I’m sorry, but I wouldn’t attempt that low of a back with my size (30H). I’ve never seen a low-back longline bra in my size, but you might have more options as a 38.
You could get lace added to the back to make it higher, but that will change the look.
Post # 5
This is the front of the dress. Does anyone think it would be possible to maybe add a corset back and sew in cups? I am completley in love with this dress. Has anyone seen any dresses similar to this one?
Post # 6
writtergirl719: I have DDs so support and coverage was my number one priority in a dress. My consultant told me that sewn-in cups do nothing to support busts over a size C–it just prevents a pointy boob/nipple situation.
In my non-seamstress non-expert opinion, I think the back of that dress is too low to add a built-in corset. Also, I think that even if you find a long-line bra that doesn’t show in the back, the neckline is too deep that you would see the bra from the front.
I encourage you to try it on–you might find that you hate it in person (I found that dresses I loved online looked totally different on me, and ended up with a dress that wasn’t even on my radar). If you still love it after you try it on, ask the consultant/in house seamstress what you can do to make it work for your body.