Post # 1
Hello! I’m going for my first dress fitting on Monday, and I’m wondering whether anyone has experience/advice for wearing a dress with very heavy boning throughout the corset. When I tried the sample on, I felt like I didn’t need to wear a bra. Am I crazy? There is thick vertical boning all around the bodice from waist to bust, and the bust part of the bodice is very stiff, much stiffer than a bra. I don’t even fill it up right now (alterations will fix that), but it still holds its shape.
So I can just go bra-less, right? Because finding a bra for this dress would be a chore, since the back dips in a V almost down to my waist.
Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
Um . . . how big is your chest? I think it does make a difference.
Post # 4
If you feel you dont need a bra than don’t wear one, quite a few bees have gone braless in their dresses. If there is enough support go for it
Post # 5
hmmmm i would say if your at a boutique ask them for a bra that suits the dress.
Post # 6
I didn’t wear a bra and I am a 36B.
Post # 7
Do you have a pic of the dress? I’m a 36A/B ish and can happily go without.
Post # 8
I am a 34Dear Daughter and a size 4….my dress is a corset with lots of boning and I am not wearing a bra. Strapless bras are uncomfortable and with the corset pulled tight ehough my ladies are going NO WHERE.
Post # 9
I’m going bra-less and my dress like yours has lots of boning, it’s a corset back Maggie S, I’m a 36C so medium chested and feel totally supported. No bra I say.
Post # 10
I am also a 34 Dear Daughter and a size 3-4 and my dress is also a corset. I tried my dress on with a strapless it it looked horrible. Took off the bra and it was an ‘aahhhhhhhhh’ moment happening.
I did opt to get a little extra boning and shaping cups sewn into my dress. Maybe go for something like that?
Post # 11
Why not just bring a bra, and then you can either take it off or leave it on, depending on how it looks with the dress? This is your chance to see how all the options look, and to decide if you want them to add cups to the dress, if you need to buy a special bra, or if you’ll just go bra-less…
Post # 12
brar-less! i’ve got the corset thing going on and i’m not wearing a brar.. i’m probably not going to wear underwear either.. lol i’m a mess.
Post # 13
I’m going braless too – 34Dear Daughter in a dress with lots of boning and zipper-back. I can’t imagine trying to wear an uncomfortable bra underneath the dress too.
Post # 14
My dress had a corset with boning and I went bra-less. I’m a D-cup and it was fine. Talk to the seamstress about it, she may just sew in some cups.
Post # 15
The guy who did alterations on my dress actually recommended not to wear a bra. My dress is strapless and he said since bras are usually made of a smooth material it could cause the dress to slide down. Apparently skin is more “grippy” than a bra.
Post # 16
Totally agreed unless the dress is pulling your ladies down all night long. NOT super attractive!