(Closed) bm dress with plunging front, open back….bra help???

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
1243 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

OH man…I feel your pain.  I’m a 38 E/F and that dress, while beautiful, would give me nightmares.

I think that you have a couple of options:

1) Stickies- I HAVE had success with these, but you really need to spend the moola in order to get decent ones http://www.nubra.net/

2) Maybe something like this would work?  http://www.starduststraplessbras.com/strapless-backless-bras.html?p=2

You could get something that is strapless AND backless!  There is actually a slip (fully BONED) that could work with that dress that is on this link

Is there boning in the front of the dress?  If there is (and even if there isn’t), find yourself a good seamstress and see if they can make the shoulders tight enough that you could go with just some supportive stickies or braless.  I was able to not wear a bra at my wedding…because I was open to suggestions from my seamstress.  Can you alter the dress in any way to make it more easily wearable? 

Post # 4
1133 posts
Bumble bee

youre gonna have to go with stickies or somethin! lol you cant go braless?? this dress is GORG!

Post # 5
196 posts
Blushing bee

Honestly, if the bride is asking you to wear something like that, I’d ask her where she planned on having you buy the undergarments.  If she has no idea where, she’s being thoughtless and needs to realize it.  That type of dress is gorgeous, but doesn’t work for anyone beyond a B cup.

Post # 6
4 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

There’s a great custom bra maker in my area that is affordable. Could you possibly find one of those? The down side is your dealing out more cash and it’s not even for your own wedding… I feel your pain though because I am a D and I have so much trouble with dresses and bras!

good luck!

Post # 7
11356 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Last year, we had to find one of my stepdaughters a special bra with an open back and a somewhat lower front to wear with a dress she had for an event.  After searching just about everywhere in our area, we finally found one at Macy’s that can be worn — believe it or not — 35 different ways! It solved the problem. Perhaps you would be able to find one there.

Post # 8
452 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013 - Garden

There are these stick on things. A quick look has only turned up ones that go up to a D cup but I know larger sizes exist because I used them for my formal, and I’m an E cup. They work really well but I don’t know how they’d go with such a plunging neckline.


The only way that this could work for you with that dress is with something stick-on like stickies or these “Bring it Ups” and then you’d have to have a little extra fabric in the chest area to disguise your support with hollywood tape. I’m not sure I’d be comfortable wearing that. From one well-endowed girl to another, I really feel for you here. I’d be paranoid I’d have a wardrobe malfunction the entire time.

Post # 11
17 posts

Do a search for “low back bra.”  Look for something that fastens at the waist and has boning.

If that fails, I don’t know what to suggest.

Post # 13
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

This is really hard.  Have you spoken with the bride? Maybe she can suggest an alternative — either in terms of a bra or in terms of a dress.

Post # 15
1828 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

oh man not cool. its a gorgeous dress, but your friend has to keep in mind your boobies!!!

one of my bridesmaids has big ones and i made sure i cleared the dress with her!!

i think your friend should finance the purchase of some crazy backless bra for you. best of luck!!

Post # 16
92 posts
Worker bee

Wow, gorgeours dress. I like it very much especially the back, perfect!!!

I think you need some stickies, but I agree with others. Though it is beautiful, but the bride and bridegroom should find one dress suits you. Telll them your problem and get advice.

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