(Closed) Getting measurements, what should I wear?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

spandex

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

If I were you, I’d go to like Victoria’s Secret and have them give you your bust size, and then maybe get a nude colored strapless bra that you could wear, and get measured in that. I’d also say wear fitted clothes so the loose fabric doesn’t factor into your measurement. Will you not be able to get the dress altered?

ETA: Oh yeah, if you’re going to wear Spanx, then you should probably be wearing that too. Good luck!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

When measuring yourself, don’t wear anything but the undies you’ll be wearing day-of. And the shoes.

As for the bra…try to get as close to the bra size, amount of padding, and amount of support (don’t worry about decorations or lacies) as the one you’d like to wear for the wedding. You can pick out another bra, one that doesn’t show through fabric, later, as long as it is similar to the one you measured in.

Honestly, unless the straps hold your boobs a different way than a strapless would, I would just measure with a strapped bra that you feel fits you well and gives a good bust profile. Then you can find a strapless or long-line bra that fits the same way later on.

Hope this helps!!

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

If you are taking your own measurements I’d recommend doing it in a strapless bra and spanx. Do not take measurements over clothes as that will add inches that just need to be taken in later.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

WHOOPS! I didn’t see the “going to a seamstress part.” Yea probably should take some clothes for modesty’s sake!!! Loose-fitting, thin fabric.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

You need to get all the undergarments you will be wearing the day of.

If you’re not sure what to get go to your nearest bridal shop and ask what will work so it doesn’t show through.. they may be able to refer you to a professional fitting shop (for undergarments)

We took one of my Bridesmaid or Best Man to one so she could get the right size bra.. (you’d be surprised how wrong most places get it… including Victoria Secret)

Also get your petticoat.

Wear EVERYTHING you’d wear under you dress on the day of.

This ^ is what you will get fitted in for your dress measurements =)

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Adriana.Niva: Many moons ago I worked at VS and they just give you super general guidelines on how to fit people, so if a fitter is math-challenged like I am, you don’t get very accurate measurements. So don’t go by that.

Don’t feel like you have to wear shapers (they don’t really work for me either, all the fat migrates to my thighs, ugh). Try a nude-colored bra with minimal seam lines to go under the satin.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

So when you get fitted you should wear a bra with the same amount of padding (or non padding) that you plan on wearing the day of, correct?

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Do you know what type will work with your dress? Oh dear. I am starting to worry myself. AHHH.

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