Post # 1
So I have a wedding dress I am looking into getting but I am a little concerned about what to do about a bra! I am VERY small chested and hate not wearing a bra (usually push up). Not only does it have a keyhole back but it also has a bit of a plunge in the front. I was wondering would it be best to have cups sewn in/built in during alterations or is there a bra I can find that will work with this? Or is this just a dress that is not meant to be worn with a bra? The dress is Watters Ashland gown:Thanks!!
Post # 2
kellseip33: Beautiful dress, the lace reminds me of an Enzoani dress that I loved. I think you’ll be fine with having cups sewn in, I was amazes how effective they were. I see it’s your first post, welcome to Weddingbee!
Post # 3
I had cups sewn in and they were great! I think that’s the best option for you for your type of dress.
Post # 4
- Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY
kellseip33: Definitely get cups sewn in! I’m not very busty either and they made a big difference in my dress.
Post # 5
I think getting cups sewn in may work best for your dress. What does your alterations tailor say? Usually they have the best suggestion as they’ll have worked with your dress type many times and found the most seamless solution. I had Ultimo Miracle Low Back Strapless Bra sewn into my dress, the bra includes removable gel inlays to the cups for extra oomph. My tailor recommended this specific bra to suit my dress.
My dress with bra sewn in:
Models in bra:
While the bra is inexpensive it felt high quality, soft silky fabric, good gel inlays, and gave the required support without being painful and rigid.
Post # 6
I’m getting push up cups sewn in!
Post # 7
Following because my dress is an illusion back with plunging neckline also! The bra is one of my biggest stresses right now, hah! Sounds silly but its true.
My only concern with sewing bra cups in with an illusion back is that there isn’t enough support I guess. With a strapless dress it’s different because the dress completely wraps around your body tightly enough to support the bust, but illusion back fabric isnvt always so supportive.
I bought a silicone backless bra from Victoria’s Secret and it seems to work well, it adheres to your skin and gives a little cleavage at the same time. But I’ll see what my seamstress thinks about sewing bra cups into my dress. Meh.