(Closed) Bra or no Bra

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
20 posts
  • Wedding: December 2013

Would you feel comfortable without a bra? I am also a DD and don’t think I could do the no bra thing. Those sticky things really really don’t work for me (they just make for sweaty boobs! hahaha). Also, you can have a bra/cups sewn into a dress if you are concerned about strap issues, etc.

Post # 4
3571 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Hi. I don’t know what dress that is, but why don’t you have cups sewn directly into the dress? My seamstress did this for my Maggie dress, and it worked out super great. My dress had a keyhole back so a traditional bra wasn’t an option, and it was too  low for even shapewear. I have really average boobs (I’m a c) so I’m not entirely sure about how it works out for larger ladies, but I think its a good option to talk about with your seamstress.

Post # 5
1474 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

Can you have cups shown into your dress? My seamstress did that for me (my dress had a low back and showed even a strapless bra), and it was perfect. Everything stayed where it needed to, despite lots of dancing! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
2141 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Since you’ve got the corset back, you shouldn’t need a bra. if you want more lift or support, get cups sewn in

Post # 9
1437 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m a DD and i like wear my dress without a bra. I’m sure you will be fine without one.

Post # 10
277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I wished I wore a bra.  I have DD or E size boobs and was told I didn’t need to wear a bra since it was a corset and my boobs fell right after the family photos.  All Night I was holding my boobs up hoping they won’t pop out of the dress so I receommend a bra any bra.  I had purchased one of those strapless corset looking ones that has hooks all the way down the back but didn’t wear it since they told me I didn’t have to with a corset.  I totally regret it now as you can see.

Post # 11
1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m definitely going with a bra. Sewn in cups are a good option for most I hear, but for my 34H I’m skeptical. I’m thinking of getting loops sewn into the dress so my bra straps can be fed through them so they don’t peek out. When in doubt, get more support. People don’t ever regret having their boobs NOT flop around ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 12
1331 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I’m an F, and decided to wear a strapless just for the feel of security. I tried the dress without one, and it honestly I didn’t need it, but I *always* wear a bra, and was more comfortable with one on. I don’t think you’ll need a bra if the dress is fitted properly.

Post # 13
2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m a 36D or DD… And my seamstress advised me to wear a bra – She said generally up to a 36D could go with just cups… But she said I was pushing it ๐Ÿ™‚ So, I went with a strapless.  I would suggest getting a low back strapless bra.  I had a friend who was a similar size and she had a corset back — She had cups sewn in and didn’t wear a bra and seemed fine… But I just wouldn’t want to risk it.

Here are a couple pics from my wedding for reference (so you know if my seamstress’s advice would apply to you)…

Photos courtesy of Nick Dantonio Photography, http://www.nickdantoniophotography.com

And a pic from when I was trying on my dress (that my SIL took)… not the best but it definitely shows my size for you

Post # 14
11163 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

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@MabelleBliss:  Agreed.


I’m a D cup and I am having cups sewn in. I didn’t like the flat look without cups and it is a simple to have cups added ($15 for me). Just give you a little lift. ๐Ÿ™‚

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