Bra help!

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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4269 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I am well-endowed (38DD), and I totally regret wearing a bra with my strapless dress.  You can see it in some pictures because my dress rode down a little bit, and it would have been a lot easier to get cups sewn into the dress.  My bridesmaids helped me out of my bra before the night was over at my wedding because it was just getting ridiculous.

Post # 3
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1128 posts
Bumble bee

I just bought a low back longline for my dress and I LOVE it.

 

However, my gown is not nearly as low in the back as yours (it’s totally stunning btw).  You might have a lot of difficulty finding what you need, but I highly recommend going to a bra fitter & seeing what she can come up with.  Like a small boutique with somebody who will basically look at your chest and shop for you AND determine your size

ETA are you against sewing cups in?  I think that might be easiest 

Post # 5
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2208 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise

Your best best by far is going to be having a seamstress sew something into the gown. They can attach extra boning if necessary, but letting the yolk of the dress act as straps will distribute the weight more evenly than anything else. You’ll look more natural, have better support, and be much more comfortable. 

I am a super busty girl myself (32 HH) and the best experiences I had with trying on gowns were where I simply let the dress support me up top.

I did buy a corset which will work as a strapless solution, but didn’t really like the look of a strapless gown in the end. Ultimately I decided to pick a dress that was opaque across the back because it was just easier than accomodating a low back gown in my case. But I know it’s definitely possible to have something altered to work well. 

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