(Closed) Bra Options for Low Cut Back (Claire Pettibone)

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Honestly I think your best bet is getting cups sewn in. I did that with my dress and those babies weren’t going anywhere! (though my dress did not have a low back like that). But I do have a 34D chest and the cups gave me plenty of support. 

If you really aren’t comfortable with that there are low back bra options out there, but I would stay far far away from anything with clear or covered straps of any kind, it will show in your photos and I just don’t think bra straps ever look classy, so it would really stick out to me in a wedding dress. 

I recommend a long line low back like this http://us.asos.com/Ultimo-Ultimo-A-D-Miracle-Solutions-Low-Back-Strapless-Bra-with-Removable-Gel-Pads/sl9h1/?iid=599823&mporgp=L1VsdGltby9VbHRpbW8tQS1ELU1pcmFjbGUtU29sdXRpb25zLUxvdy1CYWN 

or one with a low and clear back like this

http://www.victoriassecret.com/bras/strapless-and-multi-way/u-plunge-backless-push-up-bra-style-secrets?ProductID=4180&CatalogueType=OLS

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I also say you should get a low back bra like what the PP suggested. I’m a 36Dirty Delete and I’m getting cups put in mine but its a corset so that’s different. Honestly, I hate the look of clear straps. Whenever I see someone wearing a bra with clear straps I think it looks horrible less yet for your wedding. 

If your chest is very heavy (I know you are a 34Dirty Delete but it all depends how big it really looks and hangs) then I would take that into consideration before I buy my dress and make sure I cget find proper options.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@mcp3x:  I had a strapless ballgown, so while not a corset it did have a very structured and heavily boned bodice. I’m not sure if you can sew cups into a less structured dress, definitely ask the salon/seamstress about that. A low back bra may be the way to go if you can’t put cups in sheath gowns without support to structure it.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@mcp3x:  I always knew I wanted cups sewn in, after strapless prom dresses, it was a pet peeve of mine that sometimes strapless bras shift and you can see them in pictures, so I wanted to avoid it at all costs. (although I have since learned you can get a bra sewn into the dress to acoid that too) So I wore a basic strapless bra to go dress shopping, but nothing that would work with a low back dress. I think I used one of the sticky bras too, but they don’t give me enough support, so I don’t recommend them.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

Those dresses aren’t low back, they’re backless. I don’t think you’ll find a bra that works with them. Have you tried them on yet? They look fantastic on the model but they’re made for someone with a slender figure, so if you have a large chest you may not like them. They look like they have zero support and are not bra friendly.

These are slinky, sheath dresses. I don’t think you’re going to be able to have cups sewn in. You could try a bra with a clear back, but I think these dresses are just made to be worn braless with pasties.

http://www.clearbackbras.co.uk/2.html

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

honestly, I am a 34Dirty Delete and I wouldn’t wear any of those dresses except for the third one- that you might be able to get a low back bra for. My only suggestion would be to get a sticky backless bra if you can find one in your size.

ETA I don’t think cups will work with those dresses, except again maybe with the promise one

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I love CP, she’s the first designer I ever considered.  Those are all gorgeous, can’t wait to see what you pick!!!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have to agree those are backless not low back in most cases. I think you’ll have to wear one of those sticky cups but not the ones that snap at the front (might show on some of the dresses).  Although I’m not 100% sure I don’t think you’ll be able to sew in cups for them due to how thin the material is but you could always ask when you try them on.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia

Out of these dresses, the only ones that would work with cups sewn in wouls be the Promise or maybe the Maiden. 

Have you checked out Jenny Packham dresses? She has a similar style to CP, but offers much more coverage. They are also a similar price point.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Some of Jenny Packham dresses are but most follow the same as CP.  Aspen, Willow, Luna are essentially backless or low back and plunging necklines.  I think the only one I tried that would allow for a bra is Arabesque, Callie, and I think Eden (this is 2011-2012 collection).  I think the 2013 collection seems to be more bra friendly but I haven’t tried them.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia

The 2013 Jenny Packham collection is VERY bra-friendly!

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