Post # 1
I have my first dress fitting next week. My dress has a low back and I’m anticipating having cups sewn into the dress so I don’t have to wear a bra. (already spoke to the seamstress about this and they agreed) Does that mean I don’t need to bring a bra with me to the fitting (besides whatever I’m wearing)? How will that work? Also, I’m trying to figure out the best undergarmets to wear. The dress is silk and definitely shows off all my lumps so I want to wear spanx underneath, but looking for the best kind that is backless is almost impossible. Advice?
Post # 2
I would ask the seamstress that since you are hoping for cups to be sewn in, if you need to bring a bra. You may want to bring a backless bra just to see if you prefer that over sewn in cups.
As for spanxs, I would try out a few options with your dress to see what looks and feels best. You definitely want to make this decision prior to any alterations being done because these undergarments can definitely effect how your dress fits.
How low of a back do you have? Would spanx that hit at your waist be too high? I would definitely suggest a pair that comes down your thigh and hits at just above your knee so that you don’t get any panty lines.
Post # 3
Good call — just sent off an email to my seamstress.
I’ve never owned any spanx before so I think I’m a bit anxious about finding the right kind. The back goes basically to my waist, so it’s not extremely low but something I feel like I need to keep in mind.
Post # 4
I’ve been stressing about this too! I was recommended to wear a seamless slip because it can be comfy but also hide (minimally) lumps bumps lines etc. The person sewing my dress also did a lot of pageant work and said to go “commando” under the dress (not for a fitting but once it’s yours) and to wear a tampon (TMI) for unexpected. .. haven’t done this still feel uncomfortable but maybe it works? Bring the cups to the firing is also an option unless you’re having it tailored by the seamstress
Post # 5
My favorite spanx are the one’s that hit at my waist and go down to mid thigh. They aren’t a super tight, suck everything in, spanx, but rather just a smooth everything out spanx.
These are similar to what I have…
But there are other brands, like at Target or department stores, that are similar and maybe even better price wise. You could even ask your seamstress if she knows of any brand or style that would work well with a lower back dress.
Post # 6
whoa never heard the tampon one before. Commando makes sense though.
looks like I need to make a trip to Nordstroms to find some spanx! Thanks for the recommendations.