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

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I’m a 32F, and I rocked a strapless.  I wore a Maggie Sottero dress with a fantastic built-in corset.  The girls felt snug and secure the entire day.

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

@gembear:  Haha, yes, we totally should! I only went there for the first time in July, and spent like £200 in there, but SO worth it. I keep an eye out for sale stuff there now, and I’m slowly swapping out my old Primark stuff, heehee!

There aren’t many UK Bees are there? I spend my days at work waiting for the afternoon when all the US-Bees start posting to keep me entertained. Have you looked at venues yet? I’ve looked at Coombe Abbey, but it’s SO EXPENSIVE.

Post # 20
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I was a 38F at the time of my wedding, and I wore a strapless dress with a sweetheart neckline. I will say that I, too, felt and looked best with a strapless gown.

HOWEVER, make sure that someone close to you that day is in charge of looking to make sure you do not have the “double chest” affect, or too much cleavage, etc. in your pics — especially when you are seated.  I dislike a number of my pics because of these issues.

Post # 21
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@Brielle:  Good recommendation. Maid/Matron of Honor duty: Watch the boobies!

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m a G-cup and had no problem. I was shocked because I thought I’d have to go with straps. I think a great, snug fit is more important for busty girls to make sure you get the support you need, and boning or a corset are essential. By the time my dress was fitted to me completely, I actually ended up being able to gro braless (which is ideal, since bras make boned bodices fit kind of weird, I think). A little side boob fat is inevitable, but really only when slouching. The dress I wore is by Casablanca. 

The one mishap I had: during photos, our photographer was directing us to do a kiss where my husband was holding me in a deep dip, and I slipped out of the dress! Luckily I only flashed my husband and the photographer, and I didn’t have any other slips.

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I wore a Maggie Sottero gown with no bra (I wear a 38E/F).  I did have some armpit boob when I sat down because the corset pushes everything up.  But support was not an issue and everything stayed where it belonged.  ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Strapless looked best on me because it does not accentuate your chest and shoulders.  Halters make me look like a busty linebacker – I mean, cleavage like whoa and wiiiide shoulders. 

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@gembear:  I think a tight fit helps encourage you to stand upright, so you don’t have to think about posture as much, and it really does help the dress to look more flattering. I forgot to mention that you can tell your tailor how you want the dress to fit, and I emphasized that it needed to be nice and snug around the base of my bust down to my natural waist for support and a little loose at the very top. That really helps as well.

Post # 26
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@chronicwhimsy:  As an Aussie, I will hereby make it my mission to post sometimes, to keep you entertained! *starts choreographing tap dancing*

Post # 27
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Porkchop:  I recommend getting a custom corset for comfort. I get mine from England from the same people who have been providing quality corsets to our family for generations. I just reread what I wrote, GAH I sound like an advertisement! :p

 Since ideally a custom corset requires fitting and measuring my cousin buys hers here: http://www.deliciousboutique.com/DC-.html in Philadelphia. Here is a great resource for finding a custom corsetery near you http://www.staylace.com/resourcelist/custom.htm

If you are unsure that you will wear your corset enough to be worth the outlay of at least $300, I recommend buying one from http://www.corset-story.com/. I would get the waist training ones if your gals are very heavy. They seem to hold up a lot lot longer.

Hope that helps ๐Ÿ˜€ Just realize a store bought corset in no way compares to a custom made one for comfort.

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’ll be wearing a strapless Mori Lee ballgown with a corset back, and it holds the girls up great without a bra – but I’ll be wearing one anyways, for a surprise after the wedding is over.

 

Just watch out when you sit down, because that corset will push them up under your chin (if you’ve got a short neck, like me!)

 

As a bridesmaid, I wore an Alfred Angelo corset back strapless, and even my bra couldn’t save me – I was tugging up all day.  I’d suggest that you stick to straps if you have busty bridesmaids ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 29
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I have a Dear Daughter chest, and while wedding dresses did have more support and better structure than other strapless dresses, I still don’t like the look on me because the top doesn’t come up high enough (like it would on a woman who was an A or B cup) and I feel like it looks unbalanced or naked at the top, especially since so many pictures are from the chest up

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

 

Wow you girls look amazing with the strapless! 

I’m a 34Dear Daughter, and going to wear a strapless dress with a built in corset (don’t remember the name of it but it was purchased through groupusa a year ago). No problems when I tried it on!However, I was self-consious about having too much cleavage so I didn’t go with a full sweetheart neckline. 

Post # 31
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

One of the strapless dresses. My friend made me try on a poofy princess ballgown so I stuck my tongue out at her and it got caught on my phone. It is the only pic I have in a strapless.

I am an E. I added cap sleeves to mine because I hate my arms and wanted a little pretty distraction. My father also hated the strapless on me Because it drew too much attention to my boobs.

My dress:

 

 

 

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