Post # 1
So Ive been to 3 places now to try on dresses….tried on maybe 15 total now.
I feel like most of them do the same thing, push my boobs WAY up (I have 36D) and i wear a size 8 wedding dress (normally a 6)….now that may sound look a good thing but i feel like it gives me this fat appearance plus it pushes up the major armpit fat and one even gave me a NASTY crease along the top of my boob. is it the dresses or the bra?
i feel like they make my top portion look huge (boobs, arms, etc)… normal clothes i dont feel this way… i know i need to lose about 5 lbs but dang!
im so confused at this point.
Also, ive had a few of the dresses i kind of like but not LOVE… is that a total thing you see on tv, the “THIS IS IT” moment or am i being too picky?
Post # 3
Alterations can be done to fix the problem. Have you tried on any dresses that arn’t strapless?
Post # 4
Unless you’ve gotten your heart set on a strapless, you might try a dress with straps or even short sleeves. I’m bigger, too (though not just in the bust, sadly), and I found that being able to wear my best bra (ie, one with straps and lots of support, thankyouverymuch!) under a dress gave me a lot more confidence and just looked better than when I went with a strapless. JMHO, of course.
Post # 5
@des1982: I have been having that same problem. I know it sounds crazy, but try a dress without a bra. The last one I tried had a sweetheart neckline and was quite structured in the bust area, so it held them in, but didn’t push them up so much, and there wasn’t that gross crease. The first few dresses I tried on I was almost in tears because of that, and thinking I was so fat, but it was the bra smooshing them in, and then the dress pushing them up.
Post # 6
I second a structured sweetheart neckline.
I’m bigger than you (size 12, 38D) but I finally found a dress with a really structured bustline, sweetheart and well built that held them in place, but not pushing my chest up so much.
Also, I noticed the dresses I felt more comfortable with the chest while trying on were closer to size I would have to order, so the bust area fit more normally. So some degree of your discomfort maybe alterations/having you size.
Post # 7
sometimes bras can do more harm than good when it comes to pushing up the girls. You might also have to order a larger size dress so it fits your bust and then have the sides taken in.
Post # 8
@dragonlover: Second Dragon lover…. SAME EXACT thing happened to me. NO BRAS.. i know it sounds weird but many dresses are structured enough that you don’t need one… I won’t be wearing one.. and for someone who basically SLEEPS in bras thats a BIG DEAL.
Post # 9
PS i have big boobs (34DD or F)… my BIGGEST thing while shopping was I dont want my boobs hanigng out.. i dont want them looking big. A structered sweetheard made me fee comfrotable, femenine.. and kept them in check.
Post # 10
thanks everyone! i wil def look at a structured sweetheart. i actually went to another bridal shop and tried on some with my normal strapless bra and it was an AMAZING difference. I really think the bra they used at Davids Bridal was just WAAAY to much push up… like “shelf boob”! lol
these all fit wonderfully and i didnt have any armpit fat at all!