Help! Bridesmaid dress boob problem

posted 10 months ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 31
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110 posts
Blushing bee

Have you thought about finding a different dress? If so, you may want to consult with your bridesmaid’s comfort level on each dress. Although you want your vision, it is more important to have your bridal party be comfortable. It will definitely show in your pictures too.

Post # 32
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459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

As a bee with DDs I couldn’t wear that dress, altered or not because of the weight and shape of my boobs. Everything with that low a neckline makes me feel highly uncomfortable and overly exposed because extreme cleavage is unavoidable. Not judging anyone who is comfortable in it, I’m just saying would rather step down than wear that, based on my own sensibiities and typical dress-sense. 

Post # 33
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721 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

As someone who is 32DDD I really don’t think that neckline would work for me. You may want to chat with her about what she’s comfortable doing. Does the company sell the same dress in a different cut? 

 

I was a bridesmaid once for a bride who chose to put us all in the same dress and the front was pretty low cut. As the result I had her mother glaring at me and telling me to pull up my dress throughout the entire night. I ended up going braless and having cups sewn into the dress but it was very unsupportive, uncomfortable, and I was still majorly spilling out all night. 

Post # 34
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3029 posts
Sugar bee

mollyfromseattle :  You might want to reconsider a mix and match approach, with an additional dress that works well with the original one, and has the sexy vibe you are going for, while being a comfortable option for busty bridesmaids:

Post # 35
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816 posts
Busy bee

Can you return the dresses you have bought for the other bridesmaids? Personally as a G cup girl there would be not a chance in hell I could wear a dress like that. No amount of tape or cups could contain my boobs and make them look good. I’d be so self conscious! 

 

I would also be really embarrassed that I was wearing a different dress to the others so I think a completely fresh start would be best here 

Post # 36
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3238 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2021

mollyfromseattle :  honestly? As the busty girl in a few wedding parties myself, I’d be pissed that you chose a cutesy dress over my comfort. There are millions of styles out there, there is no good reason to force your friends into something they’re going to feel self conscious in all day. 

Post # 37
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617 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018 - City, State

mollyfromseattle :  As you can see, there are a LOT of different opinions about how to handle this. Every busty girl has a different body, comfort level, etc. As a double D myself, no stick-on bra would work for me, and I flat-out refuse to do the Duct Tape thing. (Did it once for a Rent The Runway dress, it was time consuming and AWFUL. About ripped my nipples off when I decided I couldn’t handle it anymore and removed it.) Have you had a conversation with the bridesmaid about what you think would work for her? She certainly knows her body and capabilities better than any of us! She may say “Yeah, a longline low-back bra would work” or she may say “I need a serious granny bra, we need to raise the front and I’ll have to wear a shawl.” Whatever it takes to accommodate her comfort, do it. Perhaps even offer to pay for alterations/crazy bras. Remember that your bridesmaids are women you love, not photo props, and you should be fine 🙂

Post # 38
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Newbee

As a 32K there is no way in the world I could wear this dress…however I would check with the bridesmaid. If she is a no-go on that top then you could considered cutting the top bit off and converting it into a wrap skirt. The larger bust could wear a colour co-ordinated top that was more suitable to be worn with a bra and the other girls could still wear something with a low neckline and open back (or the original top). 

Post # 39
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377 posts
Helper bee

I’m  a DDD and I’d totally feel fine wearing that without a bra.

Though I don’t mind the extreme cleavage that would result.

It’s best to ask your friend ans the other bridemaids as well. Not everyone is comfortable without a bra.

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