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

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 32
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360 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

i was a 34 dd here in the sample size 12 maggie sottero yasmin (the size 10 which i order fits me a whle lot better) – no bra and i feel secure.

Post # 34
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718 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@littlemisst08:  Yes! I’m a 34 G. Le Mystere No. 9 Lolita 7759 Convertable Strapless bra is your friend! 

Post # 35
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m a 36/38C depending on my weight. I got Enzoani Gertrude…I tried it on with a strapless bra, but it did have a built-in. And, I felt secure in it.

Post # 36
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2469 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@maplemag:  Someone else recommended that one to me, but I can’t seem to find it in a G?

Post # 37
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331 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I am a 34DD/DDD(F) and found that most dresses had great support and fit better without a strapless bra (a first!!).  I ended up getting a strapless dress, La Sposa Detalle. I felt secure and supported the whole night.  The dress was a zipper back with working buttons, and had an inner corest/bra like strap inside the dress. 

Post # 38
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256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

The most important measurement for busty gals isn’t just the “bust” measurement, rather the measurement of the cup depth. Most armpit far issues are actually an issue of the cup being cut too shallow, and not rounding over the bust correctly.

if you are lucky enough to find a Christina Rossi retailer, do try some of their gowns on. The inside of their gowns are cut based on a high-end lingerie pattern, making the busts fit well for girls with all bust sizes. Their dresses are relatively rare, so it may take some looking 🙂

 

Post # 39
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am a 32 EE and I found a strapless dress that I absolutely loved! In order to wear it and feel comfortable with the support I ended up buying a corset to wear under the dress. It also doubled nicely as wedding night lingerie!

Post # 40
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2597 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I’m 5’3″, 34DD (possibly 32E) and feel much more comfortable with straps.

Post # 41
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1946 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m a 38F and my strapless Alfred Angelo fit perfectly (with normal alterations).  The boning in the top really helped.  I also wore a strapless bra.

Post # 42
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7941 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Absolutely. I am a 36D and between my corset and built in bra I was solid all night. It is all about a great fit. A properly altered dress will hold you up and in.

Post # 43
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402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I am a 38G and I had absolutely NO problems with Maggie Sottero’s gowns with no bra. Bridal dresses are made WAY differently than run of the mill clothes. I went into dress shopping thinking I would absolutely need straps so I could wear a bra, but my sales lady set me straight in a jiffy. I even noticed that my boobs were way less noticeable in bridal gowns than regular clothes. For example, this is me in Maggie Sottero’s Charisse

 

Post # 44
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m a 32E and I bought the Pronovias Palace dress which is strapless and altering it slightly so its a sweet heart not straight across. I will also be getting the dressmaker to put built in support though after all of the suggestions here I will look into a corest – thank you 🙂

Post # 45
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@gembear:  im a 38E ive been sticking with Mori Lee by Julietta there plus size gowns and ive found the accomidate for the “girls” very well and what beautiful wedding gowns ; )

us size 18

Post # 46
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@gembear:  Wedding dresses are designed differently and also the tailors know how to handle the ladies.  I was a 36GG when I married (God bless Bravissimo).  Initially the dress didn’t sit properly when I sat (do all these movements in your dress, sit, lift your arms, lift your arms and turn, bend over, laugh etc to see how it moves).  Literally they spilled out.  The tailor fixed this with a few darts here and there and it made a huge difference – with the right bra they stayed in the place.

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