(Closed) Can you breathe in those long strapless corset bras?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper

yikes! I’ve worn long line strapless corset bras before, and while they’re not comfortable, I’ve never had trouble breathing in one! Maybe try a larger size…

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Can you find an example of one online and show me what you are talking abouT? I think I know of a comfortable one, but now sure what you mean by “long.”

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I can definitely breathe just fine in mine. Make sure that you get one that is relatively comfortable (I mean, as comfortable as these things can be) and in which you can breathe.

A story of warning: Last summer I was Maid/Matron of Honor in my now MOH’s wedding. She had cups sewn into her dress and the seamstress put a very tight elastic in that wrapped around her back (basically like a strapless bra) and was secured, extremely tightly to the point that she didn’t feel like she could fully breathe, with velcro. About five minutes before she was to walk down the aisle she started to feel really ill and was dry heaving (sorry, I know, that sounds really gross) in the bridal suite. As soon as we loosened the velcro she was fine. So, all that to say that you need to be able to breathe!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I don’t think breathing should be a problem if you get the right size.  Try going to a specialty shop or department store and getting fitted.  The only thing I could see as being problematic would be if you were more apple shaped, and the band size you needed for your chest was significantly smaller than your waist…

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My dress has a corset back and I’m not sure if it’s the same effect as the corset bra but I can breathe.  If they are theying to tie it as tight as possible, I do notice my breathing shallows (and I can’t take a cleansing breath) so I ask for tight but not tightest.  Can you ease the tightness?

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I love mine. My dress is a little to low in the back so I have to wear one. It’s tight but I know it will never move and I won’t have to worry about adjusting it through the night.

Try to go to a store and get fitted. I went and I tried on about 5 different kinds to find one that was comfortable.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

oh ok. a backless bustier should NOT stop you from breathing. Something was on too tight!

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