(Closed) Busty ladies – lingerie question!

posted 8 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I wear a D34 so I’m a little busty, but some of the girls in my family have an even bigger problem with busts into the Hs and Js. I think for maximum support a bustier or corset would work best. There are also convertable bras that allow the straps to wrap down around your torso for more added support, but less than a bustier or corset. I think you can find theses at Victoria’s Secret.

Personally for my wedding I am wearing a VS strapless bra. When they get into the Ds they have a good thick band to give you some more support and I also made sure to purchase one with added rubber lines inside (helps to stay put).

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am fortunate that my dress is corseted and has lots of support (so no bra for me – yippee!).  I agree that strapless bras just don’t cut it.  I would try a corset though because the ones I have worn have definitely helped to reel ’em in.  You also don’t have to pull up the corset at the front because it won’t fall down on you – it should sit on your hips, so you don’t have to worry about tugging up your dress/bra all the time.  It can’t hurt to go try some on!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I had the same predicament and had ZERO problems on my wedding day – no slipping, pulling, discomfort.  Nothing negative at all.  Here is what I did:

  1. Go to a nice lingerie store that specializes in bra fittings, or go to Nordstrom (N is my absolute bra go-to) and get fitted for a high-quality strapless bra.
  2. Have your seamstress make sure that your dress is snug in the waist/torso so that your dress will not slip down/allow your chest to slip down.  Just make sure that the top of the dress is not too snug (you certainly don’t want any excess skin or bra “fat”) and that you can still breathe.  Smile

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

My dress is so tight on my boobs I cant even wear a bra!

 

Maybe ask your seamstress to sew in some cups for added support.

Post # 7
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6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m definitely on the rather busty side of things. I bought a corset from DB, but my dress actually has one sewn into it, so I won’t be using it. I think the main thing to remember is that your dress is going to be very tight on your chest, so you need something that gives you a good shape rather than just holding you, because you aren’t going to be going anywhere :).

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@finlandfairy: I understand why you worry about the “corset” (i assume you mean a long line bra) but seriously, try some on. If you get the right size, it should work just like a bra and not make you much bustier.

Here is a link to the one I got, and I love it!

 

http://www.amazon.com/Felina-Essentials-Seamless-Hidden-Bustier/dp/B0009I2HYA

Go to a lingerie store (I went to Lingerie, Lingerie) or nordstrom and have them fit you. It’s the only way to go and you will thank me later!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@finlandfairy: Make sure when you try on anything similar to a longline that you make sure the waist size fits you above all else. If it doesn’t it will just slide down giving you no support- strapless bra on busty women do the same thing.

I’m a G and I’m using a longline- it’s almost a merrywidow.

Check out Bravissimo they have a good number of “bridal” options for the larger chested.

Post # 12
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434 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I’m a 40H, so speaking from expierence, a good bra goes a long way. I just had my second fitting last night, and after the first fitting my seamstress sent me away to get a better fitting bra. The one I had was too big around and wasn’t providing the support I needed. I went into a specialty store, was properly fitted, and it’s easily the most comfortable bra I own 🙂

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’d look around.  There is a corset/bra shop by where I live.  From what I hear they can custom make one for you.  Otherwise the corset is great.  I have 36 Dirty Delete and they put the girls up right where they belong.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@finlandfairy:  I get that!  You can measure yourself – just use a flexible (seamstress/sewing) measuring tape and make two measurements – one around your body just under your breasts, and one around your body around the largest part of your breasts.  The lower measurement = your bra size.  Subtract the lower measurement from the higher measurement.  Each inch of different equals one cup size, so – for example, if your lower measurement is 32″ and your higher measurement is 37″, that is a difference of 5″.  5″ = Dirty Delete cup size (1″ = A, 2″ = B, etc., etc.).  If you had these measurements, your bra size would be 32Dirty Delete.  Once you have a good, accurate size (because MOST women are wearing the wrong size bra, sadly), you can order online.  Just be aware of your “shape”.  If you have a lot of extra on the sides, make sure you aren’t buying a demi cup.  If you tend to be uneven, make sure you are buying a bra with a bit of support. 

Most of all, GOOD LUCK!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m very busty, and had a difficult time finding a bra to fit. I would recommend asking a bridal salon in your area for recommendations about a good lingerie shop. I went to a tiny little shop that specializes only in lingerie, and the woman put me in an amazing bustier. If it fits correctly, it’s going to make you look smaller, not bigger. I still had to have someone sew darts into the bustier because it was too big around my waist, and they didn’t make one in a smaller size, but it definitely did the trick.

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