Post # 1
Hey bees! I am in need of some advice. I recently tried on a gorgeous Rue De Seine off the rack gown that I fell in love with. My only concern is that it is a sheath dress, open back, silk/spandex lining, beaded & lace spandex shell, and I need good chest support (34D/32DD). It doesn’t have any structure/boning, but does have built in cups (it’s my understanding that this doesn’t support and only adds shape & hides the nips).
Is there anything I can do to this dress to add support? The woman at the shop told me “anything is possible” but from chatting with friends and reading forum after forum, I know that’s not always the case. I don’t want to end up in a situation where I have a dress that I think can be all I want it to be, but at the end of the day just can’t keep my girls in place. Wondering if anyone has experience with this type/style of dress and could offer a solution? I’ve thought about bringing up the straps – there are spaghetti straps underneath the cape thing, which is removable – and also curious if alterations and fitting the dress to me will help a great deal with that. Any insight would be amazing!!!
Post # 2
It’s a lovely dress , but I can’t help thinking that a totally backless dress without any boning or built in support is always going to be a problem for any woman with a ‘generous bosom’.
Post # 3
That’s what my fear is! It’s hard because I love everything else about the dress 🙁 thanks for the note!
Post # 4
That dress is gorgeous! I think something like this tutorial on using gaffers tape is your best option, maybe give it a trial and see if it’s something that works for you?
The Kim Kardashian Boob Tape Bra Trick Is Really That Good
Post # 5
Thats a very interesting link ! And, while I really applaud the blogger for courage in the service of boobs, I don’t think the final gaffer tape result was all that great do you ? Better than the two bras of course !
Post # 6
it’s definitely not my aesthetic lol! But I do know people who aim for that look so.. *shrug*
Honestly, at the time of my wedding I wore a 32i and while I did try on a couple of backless dresses there were none that I could believed would be able to be altered to give enough support. I ended up in a ball gown, with lots of built in support AND that I could wear a cheap strapless bra with. I love my dress, but my body type was definitely a deciding factor.