(Closed) Busty Gal Needs Strapless Help!

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m a 34Dirty Delete and I wear LeMystere strapless bras.  They’re awesome.

You could also try Wacoal or Natori.

Post # 4
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3709 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My wedding dress is almost exactly like that. I am a D cup and I purchased a long line bra from David’s Bridal to wear underneath. I think my dress does have the boning but I still felt more comfortable with a bra.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I wore a bill levkoff bridesmaid dress, strapless, a few months go. Unfortunately, there isn’t enough torso, top to bottom, for my bust. I was spiling out of the top of it all night. Even if you had it made “extra long”, it doesn’t compensate for the vertical of the bust.

It was so unflattering. =(

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@EJS: Good point!

@MissVA: I would make sure there’s PLENTY of space for your chest between the sash part and the top.  Usually I can’t buy dresses like that because there’s just not enough fabric in that space!

Post # 7
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979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I would try a bustier.  Strapless bras never stay up where they are supposed to on me, but bustiers always do the trick.  Plus they make me stand up straighter and suck everything in.

Post # 8
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1675 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Another busty girl here who’s a big fan of the bustier/longline bra!

Post # 9
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2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I agree with the idea of a long-line strapless bra or bustier.  The length will give you support and if necessary, you can have the dress sewn to the bra to keep it from falling down.

Post # 10
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8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am also a Dirty Delete, and am wearing a strapless gown; however, I will have boning in my gown. Personally, I know you love this gown, I would not wear this style just because of how the top is. This gown is beautiful. If you know this is “the dress”, I would ask the seamstress if she could put some boning or other type of extra support into the dress. I am wearing a Justin Alexander 8137 and I will not be wearing anything under it.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@MissOldTownVA…if it’s the style of dress that you are a fan of you may want to consider getting it custom made so that you will have enough material in the bust. I know some strapless Bridesmaid or Best Man gowns simply aren’t made for the larger cupsizes and a longline bra would be visible over the top of the dress.

Post # 12
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505 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Try Fredericks of Hollywood-they have “bustier” sizes.  I would try to have someone custom make support for you though.  Coming from a 38F its better if have something that will actually conform to your body than having to make sure that any bra/bustier that you are going to be pulling up all night 🙂

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

I’m a 34D and I got a great strapless bra at Kohl’s. It was jammed in the plus sized bra section. It’s very much full coverage so it kind of comes up on top of the boob enough to hold on. It’s padded a little to keep the shape so it sometimes causes me to go up a size. I never have to adjust it EVER. And it’s comfy enough that I’d wear it all the time. I think pulling up your dress/bra is the tackiest thing EVER. 🙂

 

Good luck. Love the dress!

Post # 14
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139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I clicked on this post because of your username (I live in Del Ray, getting married in OT), but luckily, I’m big busted too and have a suggestion! Check out The Full Cup on Lee Street. They are AMAZING. Be prepared to spend some money there, but it will be very worth it because all their products are high quality. All the women there are large chested as well, so they know how it is. Now that I’ve been there, I will never buy a bra anywhere else. You can PM me if you want more info. Good luck, and awesome dress, btw!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I’d definitely try on the dress if you love it that much. Try going to one of stores near you that has an excellent reputation for tailoring/alterations. Most really good dresses have about an inch in fabric that you can work with – see if they can extend the neckline up a little to give you  more coverage. 

Also, like the PP’s said, invest in a high quality bra and have them sew it into the dress so you’re not yanking it up all night. That’s what I plan on doing to my gown too. Good luck!!

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am a 36F, so believe me, I can relate to your problem.  I have pretty much elevated finding the right bra to an art form!  In my experience, you will often have to give up some amount of comfort to get the right amount of support.  Online lingerie stores like barenecessities.com and figleaves.com might be your best bet. I recently purchased a longline underwire bra that I plan to wear under my wedding gown from barenecessities.com and it has exceeded my expectations in terms of support.  It actually is pretty comfortable, as well.  The thing I love best about the bra is that the cups themselves have some light boning to keep their shape and support your “girls” the whole day.  Its by Goddess and you can find it on the barenecessities website under their bridal lingerie section.  The best thing is, it’s under $50!!! 🙂

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