(Closed) Help! Low back strapless dress.

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2299 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@beachbridebc:  Well just make sure you have a really good seamstress who can fit it properly for you, and you can find bras that are backless or have attachements to make the strap low enough so that the girls will stay supported.  Wedding dresses can be very supportive on their own though (depending on how busty you are), especially if cups are sewn into the dress.  I know I’ve seen some gorgeous low back dresses here on the bee, so you can definitely pull it off!

Post # 4
1181 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@beachbridebc:  I’m having similar worries about my dress. i am modifying my dress to be strapless, so I’m very nervous about the support and construction of it- post modification. My dress won’t come in until the end of January -early February. Ill keep you posted. I’ve been told, that it shouldnt be an issue by many people

Post # 7
3774 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@beachbridebc:  I had my seamstress cut down the back of my dress. She sewed cups into the front so I didn’t have to chase my bra all day and it was nice and fitted perfectly to me so I danced my ass off and didn’t spend the whole night tugging my dress up 🙂

Post # 9
2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@beachbridebc:  it would be boned throughout the bodice and the bodice part would be structured like a corset or bra so that the top part is rigid.

It goes without saying that dresses like this would need to have more boning and structure than a dress with a higher back or straps.

For what it’s worth, I’m not really a fan of low-back strapless dresses. To me it’s like the bride is just wearing a flap over her boobs and front but is otherwise naked on top. My friend went to a wedding once where the bride wore such a dress and the groom got drunk and was groping the bride’s boobs by sticking his hand through the side of the dress. So it’s stuck in my mind.


Post # 10
3671 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@clairebbbear:  lol How tactless! I literally spit out my tea at that story 🙂 

Darling Husband was groping me every second we were alone so I can only imagine what would have heppened if my dress made my body more accessible! 

Post # 11
9952 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Agree with @clairebbbear: (Reply # 8) it is all about the construction & boning… actually boning & bra cups as @s2bmrscook:  (Reply # 6) stated are very very common in the construction of Wedding Dresses.

Other than that it is also about having a dress properly fitted… by a PROFESSIONAL First Class Master Seamstress / Tailor / Dressmaker… which is what most Bridal Salons use (hence WHY Alterations cost so much)

The Dress you have shown in Reply # 4 isn’t super low.

I am guessing that once it is properly fitted it would either have Bra Cups sown in, or you could wear a low back bra such as this…

GOOGLE IMAGES – Low Back Bra = https://www.google.ca/search?q=low+back+bra&hl=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=ynPCUpK6LcGGyQHp3oDICw&ved=0CCwQsAQ&biw=1366&bih=589

This one… would probably work the best, and give you the most support such as the second one featured in this post by MRS FOX


Hope this helps,


Post # 13
8864 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@beachbridebc:  my dress was low back and strapless and i felt fully supported.


i am not sure how endowed you are.  i was once much larger chested (prior to breast reduction), and my dress could have held those girls up.  the dress structure was amazing, it could have stood up on its own and it fit me perfectly.


i agree with PP that say a good seamstrees should know what they are doing.






Post # 14
277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2020

Just make sure that you have a good seamstress.

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