(Closed) Bustin’ out

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
512 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I was considering slimming down the bustline portion of my dress to show more cleavage ( FH is a boob guy!) but thankfully I didnt b/c I just went from a C to a small D in like two months!!!!!! LOL! But if you see my dress on my previous postings it covers quite a bit – that was a huge concern for me & seriously didnt buy some dresses because I didnt like the way my girls looked! LOL! Im now searching for the perfect bra/undergarment!

Post # 4
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I had my first fitting last month. And my dress fits everywhere except the bust. So I go back in a few weeks. I’ve been trying to lose some weight but I also think I’m going to have them put in a corset back. I’ve heard that works miracles for us gals with a little extra on top.

Post # 5
1018 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I’m with ya, girl. Not only have I always been busty, but I think they have gotten even larger since I started on the pill. 🙁

I try to be modest about my body, while still accentuating my figure, but I start dress shopping on Saturday and I am worried it is going to be hard to find something that fits really well and looks good too.

Post # 6
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Oh yeah, this is always a concern! Dresses never usually fit me right because if they fit in the bust, they hang everywhere else. When I tried my dress in the salon, the sample was too small. She managed to get me into it because of the corset back, but the girls were a little more prominent than I like them to be! I ordered one size up from the sample, and lost about 6 lbs, and it fits quite well on top. Not too cleavagey! The corset nips in the waist and the boning gives great support.

Post # 7
3331 posts
Sugar bee

I ordered my dress big, based on the bust sizing because I was afraid of this problem.  Although I didn’t have a great seamstress and I wasn’t happy with the result, I’m told if you get the right alterations, they can accomodate you , even as a bustier gal. 😉

Post # 8
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery

I also ordered my dress big to accomodate my ladies. I look really bad when I bust out of the top of things and I really wanted them to be under control. My seamstress is don’t a great job of making sure I’m covered.

Post # 9
14183 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009


My options were to a) buy a big dress, then have it choppity chop chopped or b) corset dress in a "normal" size.

The corset dressed held them in place with lots of support too. No jiggles or extra pads needed. So they weren’t squashed either. 

Post # 10
336 posts
Helper bee

Ooh, I just ordered my dress. I’m a 32E, and I’ll have to get the waist taken in, but I got the Mikaella 1367. It made my boobs look great and didn’t show too much cleavage!

It was awesome. I’m so excited!

Post # 11
200 posts
Helper bee

I had to buy a bigger dress to fit my girls too. It’s annoying because it means tons of extra $ on alterations. (Also, I am only a 36D, which seems like a totally normal, non-super large size…) My seamstress is adding bra cups and she is supposed to be excellent, so I’m hoping it all works out. I am not shy and have always liked my cleavage, so my dress has a deep V (Allure 8634) that should be very flattering.

If you are worried about falling out of your dress, you might think about purchasing some double-sided clothing tape (like Hollywood bra tape). I use it all the time to stop shirts from gaping and from making sure that wrap-style tops don’t let everything all hang out. Just a thought. 

Post # 12
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I am sporting 40Fs, so I know all too well the woes of being a busty woman. Thankfully, I purchased my dress big and will have it taken down. I have plenty of room in the dress’ cups. I am also wearing a slimming strapless bra with boning for extra support. I am also having the seamstress take out the zipper the dress came with and put in a corset back for better shape. I too, have heard that it is a buxom bride’s best friend.

Post # 13
410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I went with a corset back.  I had always wanted one and it was a great pick for me.  I have a Dirty Delete chest and wear a size 3… so heavy top, little bottom…. We were able to order my dress in my size since it is a corset.  It saved me the bill for that alteration since it fits my waist and bust with just an adjustment of the back.  I also went ahead and got a long line bra too.  I could have probably forgone it, but I would rather have the extra support up top and extra layer of fabric to hold me all together. Plus…i dont think i could deal with the under skirt thingy right under my bustline where it goes without wearing the bra… that may just drive me nuts all day…

Post # 14
796 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I, too, had a corset dress and it did pretty well with control. there are some pictures where I look very "booby" but overall they were kept under wraps.

It was funny because the woman at the bridal shop asked if I planned on wearing a bra the day of the wedding and I must have looked at her like she was crazy and said yes!

Post # 15
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

@baffled: I LOOOOOVE that dress! It’s one of the two I can’t decide between. 😉

I’m also pretty busty (at least compared to the rest of me), but for some reason, in wedding dresses, it’s the hips/butt that are always too tight!

Post # 16
86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Oh yeah I understand the problem 32F here…I gave up on strapless dresses because my family just would not appreciate that at a religious event and most halters were right out the window too because they tend to cut the backs too low for a decently supportive bra.  So I went with a size 14 dress to fit my chest and had it altered to fit my size 4 waist.  Luckily I can do my own alterations because the quote I got made me sad. Its so epensie when you have a dress heavy on the beading and lace!

where are the designers for busty ladies? so many dresses dont even look the same as the pictures, almost makes you consider a reduction. (I probably would but I am deathly afraid of needles and doctors!)

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