(Closed) Dress shopping for the first time tomorrow — strapless bra?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
331 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Some places have slips/corset things that they have on hand and have you put on anyway. I brought a strapless bra and ended up changing into the thing they had for me. BUT, if you don’t know if they provide that or not, I would run and get something…or go braless haha I am sure the consultant would love that : ) 

Post # 4
790 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I went to about 7 shops and never brought a strapless bra with me. At a couple I used one of theirs, otherwise I just pulled my bra straps down or went without.

Post # 5
9648 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

i would say run and get one, i personally would prefer one of my own than using one at the store that several brides have used before

Post # 6
4893 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Sometimes you need it, sometimes you don’t. I think it’s better to have one, just in case, but they usually have one they can lend you. Some dresses have cups built in also. 

Post # 7
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

You can just pull the straps down. Or not, like I apparently did on my first trip… 

Post # 8
3772 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

the salon I went to had a long line bra they make their brides wear… for privacy… The first place I went to.. it was just me and my mom (they were super chill about trying on dresses) and I tried them all on without a bra. Then again I don’t really need a bra (34C) for support or anything. I’m actually going bra-less for my wedding since the corset works well enough and the fabric is thick enough to avoid headlights

Post # 9
1083 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I brought one with me. I’m not sure the store I went to had one to offer, either, but I wouldn’t want to wear something many other brides have, as well. I also wanted to be able to get the full effect of the dress with the strapless bra. 

Post # 10
19 posts
  • Wedding: March 2013

I feel weird about putting something on my self that someone else could have worn and sweat on. Sorry I think it’s just gross. I wore a strapless bra and spanx for some extra coverage since the door may be openning and closing. I wasn’t sure they would have a robe.

Post # 11
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I just wore a normal bra and pulled down the straps or took it off in the dresses I really liked.  If you’re in the market for a new strapless anyway I’d say buy one but its totally workable if you don’t want to waste time/money on something you won’t use. After my dress came in I bought several variations of undergarments to figure out which made my girls look best in the dress. 

Post # 12
1577 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I bought a nice white strapless bra from VS to go dress shopping… and I didn’t use it at all. I’m a 36B, so I don’t need a lot of support (just some padding), but all the dress shops I went to wanted me to strip to just my undies to try dresses

 Most places I would step into the dress, pull it up and hold it over my boobs, then ask the consultant who would come back in and zip, clip, and fluff the dress into place.

My strapless went entirely unworn, and in the end, the low V-back on my dress is too deep for my strapless anyways. I sacrificed another bra to be cut up & sewn in for the push-up that I want.

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