(Closed) Busty ladies – were strapless dresses ok for you?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I am blessed 😛

best wedding dress designers for me hve been:

Ian Stuart

Maggie Sottero

Essence of Austrailia

Reem acra

anything with a corset has been my friend but I have to stay away from soft flowy fabrics or wear my own high end corset underneath. dresses can be hard for us busty gals : ( Everything needs so much altering

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

I’m only a D and I think my corset-back dress provides GREAT support… but when I sit down my boobs are like WHOA so I might not suggest it for someone with more boobage than I.  Especially if you’re not used to wearing strapless dresses, you might be uncomportable with the amount of flesh on display!  But personally I like mine, you won’t know until you try one on but definitely move and sit in the dress, and it will probably vary by brand.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I wore  Maggie Sottero Gwenyth with no bra and it worked out wonderfully! I’m a 36D. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Commenting to come back and read

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m a 34DD/DDD and I just wore a strapless Enzoani Blue (Dabra is the style). The dress had plenty of support itself, but I did have it altered to a corset back and I just had the top loops slightly looser to avoid armpit fat and then had it really cinched in at the waist, that way the dress can’t fall down.  Honestly, it was very secure all day and I didn’t think twice about my comfort, it fit perfectly and supported the girls beautifully!

p.s. back/armpit fat isn’t actually an issue of “fat”, it’s an issue of fit.  If you search for threads, you’ll find one that shows how lowering the back slightly will solve it! 🙂

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I have a Paloma Blanca and acutally the sample (a size 12…street 10) fits perfect! I wear a 34Dirty Delete and am just having cups sewn in. I wore it for about an hour before, and was totally comfortable and I wasn’t falling out at all. My dress is a corset back, but it also has an extra little corset thing in it that I think helps a LOT. I tried on some Maggie Sotteros and a few other designers, but the Paloma felt the most supportive without addition of a bra. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

Commenting to jump on the busty-strapless bandwagon! We have about the same stats, OP – I’m a 10/12 depending on how generous the shop is on busty ladies, and a 32E in Bravissimo and La Senza. I’m looking ideally for strapless too! Thanks for starting this thread!

ETA: You’re near me, OP! Have you checked out Bravissimo in Leamington? I swear, if they did wedding dresses they’d be my first stop. They know how to fit busty ladies perfectly!

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Brides by Mancini have really good support – the Lola dress i tried on when i was a Dirty Delete didn’t need a bra at all! http://www.bridesofsydney.com.au/?p=548

If you want different from your usual style, why not go for a lace or fine net ‘illusion’ halter or bateau? Tiny lace cap sleeves coming up from the bodice probably won’t help much with support, but they’ll likely help you feel better about your armpit area. 

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I am a G cup, sometimes a GG. I will be rocking a strapless dress with a corset back and a great strapless bra from Nordstrom (they are my girls’ best friend!).

In my opinion all the dresses with straps made me look even bigger up top. I wish I had example photos but I deleted them all to avoid dress regret. Here is my dress, before alterations. I made sure to jump around and move a lot and I felt A-OK!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m a 38C and a size 12 (size 16 wedding dress). I personally feel a strapless dress made me appear bigger through the arms and chest so I didn’t like any I tried on. I ended up with a v neck with straps which I felt was more flattering.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@littlemisst08:  Phwoar! I completely love your dress, and I’m not usually a white, beading or pick-uppy type of girl! That looks smashing on you!

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@alasia:  Thanks! It’s actually an ivory color. I didn’t think I’d like any of that stuff either, but my mother insisted I try it and well, Mom knows best.

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