(Closed) Dress shopping – should I take a long line corset and/or spanx with me?

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2020

don’t buy it first they have that stuff at the stores! and then you can only buy what you need.

Post # 4
4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

Most stores have longline bras that you can wear – I’d definitely hold out on buying anything, because you may not even need it with your dress!

Post # 5
1080 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I brought along my strapless bra and spanx when I went. I already had those items so it was no biggie. Hold off on the heavy duty stuff until you go in to get measured to order the dress.

Post # 6
65 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I wore a strapless bra and spanx, it worked out well for me.

Post # 7
2560 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I wore a strapless bra and spanx (even if they have the longline in stores, I am a 34F, so they probably wouldn’t have my size)

Post # 8
342 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I just wore a strapless bra, every store I went too had a longline bra for me to use if necessary.

Also – try to wear a fairly low-cut bra if possible.  When trying on bridesmaids dresses my one maid who came in a longline bra and spanx found that those undergarments sometimes made certain dresses look off, especially for thinner fabrics.

Post # 9
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Most places have all of that stuff there for you, but I brought my own strapless bra.  It’s best to just wait and see what dress you end up choosing before you go buying undergarments.  Have fun!

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