Post # 1
I am looking for someone in the Los Angeles who makes custom corset/bustiers. I don’t need anything fancy, just good solid support under a strapless dress. I went to Miss Stevens in Beverly Hills, and they said I was I was too short waisted and my breasts were too heavy for a corset. They sold me a strapless bra instead but it does not give me the lift that the dress requires. I went to Miss Stevens on the recommendation of the salon that sold me the dress.
Any suggestions are much appreciated!
Post # 3
I’d try Farthingales. They’re on Pico in Santa Monica. Good luck!
Post # 4
Thanks for the info! I checked out their website and will give them a call. I am looking for something functional, not fancy, and I’d prefer not to spend more than $200.
I’m open to any other suggestions so I have options!
THanks again, bgsualum!!!
Post # 5
I ended up finding my corset pre-made at Jenette Bras on Melrose in Los Feliz. It’s a new store that caters to busty ladies. Everyone was super nice and I got exactly what I needed.
Hope this is helpful.
Post # 6
Oh, I just did a separate post on this same problem! I too went to Miss Stevens and they told me I would have to alter my 1500+ dress for the $80 bra they sold me, which I was a little put off by. If you figure anything out in LA, let me know!
Post # 7
I also went to Miss Stevens and it was not a good experience. They sold me a bra that was too big and insulted me too! It is my understanding that they are not the best at fitting bras and my experience confirmed it for me.
I looked around on the internet and found Jenette Bras. I would recommend them based on my experience, if you wear a D cup through K. Creative Woman in Monrovia (The Wizard of Bras) was also recommended to me. I did a search on Yelp.com to find different places around the area.
What I found was that at Miss Stevens they were trying on bras that were too large for me.
I was also going to try Laura’s corsets in Glendale and I can’t find the name but there is a place in Pasadena that’s been there forever and has very good recommendations. Citysearch might also help.
I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other quesrtions. This drove me nuts for a few weeks!
By the way, I am in the process of having my dress altered and the seamstress is going to put velcro on the bra and on the inside of the dress to keep things together.
Post # 8
Thanks – great information! I’m definitely going to try Jenette’s and go from there. And, yeah, Miss Stevens wasn’t so great – why do people keep recommending it to us LA brides? : )
Post # 8
I know it’s been 7 years, but for anyone reading this thread, Exquisite Restraint Corsets, has been Los Feliz for years. My girlfriend bought a custom steampunk corset from her several years ago. Then 2 years ago my girlfriend got married and I went with her for fittings for her wedding and now I’m getting married in a year. The woman makes beautiful corsets and helped my girlfriend make a corset to go under her dress so she could lose 3 inches in her waist.