Help, I need bra and alterations advice on a bridesmaids dress.

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
4 posts

I think your best bet is to secure yourself with breast lift tape. Alternatively, I just use surgical tape. It does a decent job!

Post # 3
701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - City, State

I agree with PP about the tape. But if that is not to your comfort level, could you have the cups or part of the bra sewn into the dress? That way it holds you in place? It might not clip at the back like your usual bra, but at least that way it holds your breasts in place a bit better and more securely?

Otherwise I’m pretty sure you can find specific bra’s for open back or low back dresses. OR maybe you can find a boustier with a low back? My bridesmaids have off the shoulder dresses for my wedding and the 2 girls with larger breasts both purcahsed a corset/boustier type deal to hold them in place on the big day. Good luck!

Post # 4
863 posts
Busy bee

I know this sounds crazy, but try one of those stick cup backless bras with the drawstring up the middle. I know they’re insane looking but I find they work not bad (I’m a 34 DD)

Post # 5
875 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

Ugh, I feel your pain. Im a G cup after weight loss (ugghhh) and put off wedding dress shopping until the last minute for this reason. I dreaded it.

From my research you basically have the option of buying a super weird and super expensive bra designed to contort with a dress like this OR tape them.

Im taping mine for my wedding day. From what i read the sticky cups or sewn in cups are ok up to a D/E but anything bigger really needs more support

Post # 6
787 posts
Busy bee

OMG!!!!!! I wore the EXACT SAME DRESS for my brother’s wedding two weeks ago!!!!

I’m a 38 DD – I went to Cacique and grabbed one of their strapless bras. Honestly that is the best option. The tape looks horrible in that dress – I tried it with the boob tape and no go.

the one that has the drawstring in the middle wold work though. But I would have them closse the gap a little in the front because when I sat down the front drooped a little and you could see the bra at times.

Post # 7
2011 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

You’re a triple D bee….tape is not going to work nor will a sticky bra.  A corset with a low back is your best bet.  

Post # 9
1837 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I would try a nude bra, pulled to the outer shoulders as much as possible (to try to not have it show in the front), with a low bra strap converter. 

Have you ever been professionally fitted for a bra? In the ideal size, the band should end up sitting pretty far down in the back, so you might not even need a low strap converter. 

Post # 10
87 posts
Worker bee

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peacealienus :  

I may have the bra for you! They don’t have your band size, but my friend and I both found that the cups and the band size ran large, so it might be worth trying out the 42 band size. You could try it with an extender if you needed too, but with how big this bra ran it might be fine. Also Amazon prime so free returns! And this thing is amazing, Seriously, my E cup bridesmaid did jumping jacks and they did not move at all. The cups have some shape built into them that help hold up the girls, instead of just relying on the underwire. Can’t exactly explain, but try it.



Post # 11
28 posts

 Tape or sticky bras would be as useful as bandaids (says this 42DDD).

If you do a search for a longline strapless bra, you should find something that gives the support you need that won’t show, though you may need a low back one.

For alterations, I’d have them shorten the lace straps to help pull the dress up a bit in the front.

Post # 12
697 posts
Busy bee

girlfriend – tape yourself! Its the best! Watch a couple youutbe vieos on how to do it. You will love it! Its actaully really supportive and comfortable. I would suggest kinesiology tape or ( spartain tape found on amazon) its fabric, breathable and comes off well i’m using the tape for my wedding in 3 weeks and I pracitced taping 2 times before the 3rd was perfection. It will change your life! 

just lift the ladies to where you want them.. 


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