Post # 1
So my seamstress suggested I get cups sewn into the dress…which I think is an awesome idea…questions…
1. Should I get an actual bra or just cups to be sewn in? If I use an old bra…does it have to be a strapless bra or can they cut the straps and well, everything except the cup?
2. Color suggestions…white or nude?
I’m wearing Mori Lee 4814, corset back.
Post # 3
I’m having some sewn in mine 🙂 my seamstress had them though, are you sure she doesn’t have them for you? I’ve never heard of supplying your own. I saw the ones she was putting in mine and they were nude.
Post # 4
Yea…my “homework” until next fitting is to find cups for her to sew in.
Post # 5
I don’t think you need to supply your own, seamstresses usually have cups that they use for things like this. They’re sort of like the inserts in bikinis.
ETA: Nevermind, we posted at the same time. Strange. I would just pull them out of a bikini and see if it works lol
Post # 6
You can probably get them at JoAnne’s or whatever fabric store is near you.
I think an old bra might be too difficul to sew into the dress if it has underwire.
Post # 7
id get cups sewn in , i was going to but my dress maker said they give no lift and clevage so i found a low back bra,
Post # 8
Your seamstress should have cups thats really strange she doesn’t. Maybe the ones she has dont fit your dress? The cups are totally different from bra cups so that wont work (they are more similar to the sticky bra cups but fabric). I’d look online or go to a different place for a quote on alterations.F or me I am getting cups only for lift, becuase the top is a little lose. Getting a bra or bustier is a totally different product than cups.
Post # 9
My seamstress actually had me get a bra to have sewn into the dress. I started a thread on this very topic when I was getting married, and was told it wasn’t uncommon. Especially if you have a unique sized chest (as I do).
It was off-putting to have to supply my own in the midst of getting everything else squared away with the wedding, but it gave me a fabulous shape, and structured the top of the dress very well. I did have an underwire to it, and it was strapless, so it can be done.
Post # 10
@StuporDuck: Found your thread! Thanks for the tip! So do they sew the whole bra in intact?
Post # 11
I had nude cups sewn in and did just what I wanted them to – lift and together (if you know what I mean lol)
Post # 12
I had nude cups sewn in as well, and my seamstress already had them. It really made the dress sit nice, and I’m glad I did.
Post # 13
I think it depends on your size and dress. I’m a 30G and my dress is zip back, no corset, so everyone has told me having cups sewn in will do nothing but pull down the front of the dress. I found a great strapless bra I’m going to wear, and I’m going to let the seamstress stitch it right to the dress if need be as long as I can take it out again after (it was an $80 bra, after all).
If you’re smaller and have a corset back (which will suck you in better), I think having cups sewn in is the way to go.