(Closed) Embarrassing question to have to ask

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’ve heard of some people using duct tape (for that super classy post wedding rip off lol) but I haven’t actually tried it. Your dress is GORGEOUS though (!!!) so I wouldn’t even think about trying to find another one.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Get yourself to a good bra fitter at a lingerie speciality store. Take your dress with you so they can figure out what you need. Some will even alter bras for free so they don’t show. If your near the DC area try Troussau in Vienna, VA. It’s a beautiful dress, I’d hate for you not to be able to wear it.

Post # 6
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256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Your dress is awesome!  I have heard that the sticky bras stay very well, but haven’t heard much about support.  My girls aren’t that big, I’m a B cup, so I’m not as worried about the support as the shape and that they will stay.  Have you looked at victoria’s secret?  They had this bra that you can wear a gazillion ways, and multiple other options.  I have a similar problem, though – my dress goes as low as yours in the front and also open on the back like yours.  Mine also has lace for the straps, which you can see right through, so it would be a little tacky to have straps underneath it.  That leaves me with few options so I think it will be sticky cups for me.

I wonder if there is a way a seamstress could sew in some cups with straps that run underneath the dress straps, then once you have the dress on you could secure the straps?  I’m sure a creative, experienced seamstress could come up with something.  Keep the dress for sure!

Post # 7
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Newbee

Your dress is gorgeous! Who’s it by?

Post # 8
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404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Your dress is gorgeous and your waist is teeny!  I don’t want to sound pervy or anything but if you’re just not wearing a bra in those pics….your boobs look great so even if you can’t find a suitable bra….I say just go braless.  

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I totally agree with Noelle-a-Belle, you look awesome.  And I agree with everyone else:  keep the dress!  If you live in or around NYC there are a few places, I went to Bratenders.  But I bet lots of places have a professional bra fitter … maybe ask on your local board?  Also, when I got my bra fitted, I just brought a picture of myself in the dress and she was able to work from that. You can see what the basic scenario is from the pictures you posted.  But above all:  KEEP THE DRESS!Wink

Post # 10
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9 posts
Newbee

I think shelliduke has a great idea, sewing in the cups should give you everything you’re looking for.  By the way really great dress even as is!

Post # 11
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1020 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@ noelle-a-belle: I’m pretty sure that’s the model picture of the dress, not the actual poster. 

@ OP: that is a tricky dress (but beautiful!). I have seen bras that dip really low for plunging necklines at the lingerie departments of macy’s and nordstrom. I suggest trying one of those so you can get the support.

Post # 12
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277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My girlfriend used to do pagents in high school and she used duct tape all the time for the evening gowns.  Her method was to take a strip and put it on a wash cloth…sort of to get a lot of the “stickiness” off of it so when you rip it off it’s not taking your skin with it.  Then she would put a small strip under the breast and another strip on the side of it pushing it up…the side closest to your arm.  My only concern would be seeing the tape sticking out or the color of the tape some how looking odd under your dress.  Def give it a try though because who knows it could work!  Btw your dress is awesome.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

LOVE the dress. The stickies actually do give decent support, but I guess that depends on how big you are. 🙂 I think they are at least worth a try, otherwise going to a specialty shop that does offer alterations will be your best bet. Good luck!

Post # 14
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1980 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Just from a personal perspective re: duct tape. I used duct tape for senior prom and my boobs were FANTASTIC. I wear a D cup and I had tons of support all night long. Getting the tape off wasn’t that bad either, I took a hot shower and it kind of “melted” the adhesive so the tape slid off. No big deal.

Post # 15
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21 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

NU BRA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  BEST invention ever.  Looks totally natural (except better).

 

http://www.nubra.com/

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

harrumph, i checked out the nu-bra site, and the largest size isn’t even actually a D, it’s a “C cup with extender” (?).

anyone have any further input on this duct tape thing? it doesn’t sound very … romantic

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