Post # 1
I’ve gotten conflicting suggestions from the original bridal salon, and a salon I bought some acessories at and now I’m confused on which I should do for my dress.
They should be about the same cost, so that isn’t a factor. But what is everyone’s opinion?
Post # 2
- Wedding: October 2015 - Country Club
From what I’ve seen/heard, I’d say longline bra because it will help flatten your tummy (if that’s even an issue!) as well as give you support. Sewing in cups just supports your bust. It depends on how low the back of your dress is, too. A longline bra doesn’t really work if your dress is backless.
Post # 3
I bought a longline bra at the suggestion of my friend who made my dress. She said it would be no problem to hide the bra if we built the dress around it… nope. It peeks out from above the sweetheart neckline. That’s the ONLY gripe about the dress I have. Plus, it had boning in it, and the dress is satin, so there’s definitely no hiding the bones.
I might try to find a new longline, but I’m looking at the little sticky bras that look like chicken cutlets…
Try both out. You may feel more comfortable with one and not the other. You just never know.
Post # 4
I had cups sewn in and it was great! I didn’t have to worry about the longline bra peeking out at all. I also am small chested, so I didn’t need much support, it was honestly just to give a bit of “enhancement” lol
Post # 5
BdiBdi: I think it depends on your chest size and dress.
I’m a 34 DDD and originally got a longline bra, but after my 1st fitting, my seamstress suggested I go without it and have cups sewn in. Because my dress had enough structure to support me, the cups actually worked out better since the bra was pushing me up too much.
I would definitely try both with your dress to see which one works better for you.
Post # 6
I say it depends on the shape of your dress and also your body type.
I wore a regular strapless bra that I highlyyyy recommend. The one I used was the wacoal red carpet bra in nude/beige. I wear a 34E so I have a hard time finding things that fit and are comfortable and don’t look hideous. This dress gave me an amazing shape and was sooo comfortable. I wear it all the time now. I didn’t want to get cups sewn in because I had planned on selling my dress after, and most people don’t like those kinds of alterations since it is very specific, plus I liked to feel secure.
The longline bras made me look like I had backfat and muffin top even though I don’t normally have either of these two things. When I put my dress on (it was a mermaid) it made me look so weird. It was like thinner on top then stuck out on my sides and belly, and then went in again at my hip. I opted to just wear regular shapewear high waisted shorts with the strapless bra and it smoothed everything out and gave me the support I needed.
Post # 7
I think it depends on the dress (will that line across the tummy show with a longline bra? on some satin dresses it does – though one of my bridal salons told me that they have new things that go down like a body suit but have an open back…) and what you feel comfortable with.
Post # 8
Hmm. well, dang. lol
I’ll have to look up that bra MissJulianna:
I ordered one longline bra in mynormal size (32DD) and it was way too small all around. I was at David’s Bridal trying on dresses for a friends wedding, but happened to have my dress with me and I tried it with their longline bra in a 34D and it looked fine, but the idiot consultant I had didn’t tighten my dress enough so idk.
I already have the Rago high waist support shaper and that does wonders on its own. so I don’t think a longline is necessary.
justwondering2015: I have to have a sticky bra for my reception dress (it has an open back), I had one I loved a few years ago but my kids got ahold of it and chunks were missing so it went to the trash lol. I hadn’t thought of maybe wearing that with my wedding dress! I’ll have to go buy one and see, that would solve everything!
Thanks for all of the replies!
Post # 9