(Closed) I am so frustrated with David’s, my boobs, undergarments and dress fit.

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1480 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I think you need to get a bra that fits! Honestly, if you’re a D/DD a size B bra will not be comfortable or supportive for long! Plus, the dress might sit/look better with proper undergarments. Or you could try taping/sticky cups thingies if you really don’t want to wear a bra.

Post # 4
317 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@sheepandbear:  I think you should get a nice strapless corset, preferably one that is returnable, and take it to the seamstress that is handling your alterations.  Let her take a look at how the dress is constructed and make the recommendation as to whether a corset or sewn in cups will work best for you. 


In the second picture that you posted, even though you have a bra on the dress looks too low on you.  I would be afraid of my boobs popping out on the dance floor Frown

Post # 6
543 posts
Busy bee

My vote is to stop talking to David’s people about it and have your seamstress put in cups.  I’m not a dress pro by any means but it looks like your dress sits too far below your armpit which doesn’t neccessarily  have anything to do with the bra. Otherwise, it looks great on you!

Post # 7
331 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

That sucks!  I know how you feel though.  I am a 38Dear Daughter and I looked all over and I couldn’t for the life of me find a long line bra that was comfortable.  So I went back to David’s and I was fortunate to get a fabulous lady that found the perfect corset long line bra!  I can’t tell you how much better it will feel when you get one that fits!! 

Post # 8
1480 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@sheepandbear:  Hahah I do too, most of the time. I suggest going somewhere like Nordstrom or Saks – you’ll pay a lot, but they usually have really good quality and they’ll measure you to make sure you’re wearing the correct size bra. 

Or do some research online and see if there is anywhere in your area that you can go try on bras (strapless or long line work best with wedding dresses) and see what feels the most comfortable to you.

I agree with PP in saying to stop talking to them about it, they are just trying to get you to spend more money at their store.

Post # 9
375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

The B cup is definitely not a good fit! You need a bra that actually supports and covers your boobs, not makes more of them by squeezing them to death. As a D cup, you may not get the support needed in just sewing cups into the dress, because so much of the support in a bra comes from the band.

Take the time to go to a good store, spend the money, and get a great fitting bra. The right bra gives you comfort and a great look.

Keep in mind that you may need to be remeasured; sometimes women are told they are a “D” cup when they are really an “F” or even “H.”

Post # 10
8916 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@sheepandbear:  It looks like the dress needs to be pulled up. I don’t see any boobs busting out, but there’s too much chest area showing. It actually looks to me like the dress is pulling your boobs down. I would try a bustier. That should help keep the girls and the dress where they belong. It is a beautiful dress and you have a great figure. 

Post # 12
349 posts
Helper bee

I used to sew custom wedding gowns and feel that as a D-cup or larger, you need more support than sewn-in cups would provide.  Dillard’s tends to have the best bra fitters I’ve seen (my daughter has this issue and they helped us for all her formal events) and they can recommend some that will actually fit you.  Amazing what a difference this will probably make in your dress and how you feel in it.  Good luck!

Post # 14
463 posts
Helper bee

@sheepandbear:  No tears, please don’t cry! I’m a Dear Daughter and Ihave alot of experience with tricky dresses and finding the right bra fit. It just takes patience and some trial and error. (i used to work at Saks and did bra fittings, all day.)

First off—Your gown choice is GORGEOUS! You did a lovely job, and even moreso for shopping on your own. 🙂

As far as the gown is concerned– being a D/DD, it’s nearly impossible for you to be able to wear your dress bra-less. Not only because it wont hold up well, (with the right seamstress it could–but I wouldn’t recomend it.) But because the structural integrity wont be there, and it won’t be flattering to your body. My grandmother was a seamstress, and I learned this at a young age.You have a gorgeous shape, and you want to look as elegant as possible on your wedding day.

The reason why the gown looks low in the second picture, is because of the B cup bra your wearing.It’s lifting, but also protruding your bust out, because there isn’t enough coverage. (Gravity vs. ill fitting structure) With the right bra, your gown will sit higher and flush against your skin.

The right bra, will highlight your shape. So before you drive yourself crazy with this gown, and worry about sewn in cups, and adding straps—go out and bra shop. It takes awhile to find strapless bra’s that actually LIFT and stay in place. Look for strapless bra’s with silicone strip lining—it’s built in, and holds in place against your skin. I found this one at TJ Maxx for $25, but it’s a brand sold by Nordstrom.


If you prefer a corset–look for the same silicone strip lining.

AFTER, you have a perfectly fitting bra—not a B cup, like DB is trying to push you into just to make a sale–shame on them–then go back, and try on the gown, while wearing the bra.

I wouldn’t recomend the DB bra’s–I’ve tried them on, and they just don’t feel right.

Have the gown measured and fitted to your BUST, not your body. An experienced seamstress can can then easily take in the gown, so don’t feel obligated to use a DB seamstress if you don’t want to.

I hope this helps!! keep us posted! 🙂




Post # 15
3371 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

It sounds like you need to get properly fitted for a bra, I agree with the previous posters in recommending you go to a major department store or a bra specialist. I wouldn’t order a bra from a bridal shop, especially as it sounds like David’s hasn’t been particularly useful to far. You could probably get away with sewn-in cups (especially if you dress already has boning) or otherwise go for a strapless longline.

Post # 16
195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I had almost the exact same issue!! I am a 34 Dear Daughter (and actually need to get refit, this size is starting to get small) and the lady working with me insisted a 32C would be just fine. I told her it wouldn’t, she brought one anyone. So to humor her I put it on to make a point. She then insisted it looked fine. Ummmm, no. No it didn’t. I still haven’t found a bra to wear under mine yet, but I would suggest you NOT buy an poorly fitting bra. You shouldn’t be miserable on your wedding day! 

Maybe come back and update when you find something, so I know where to start other than Dillards? 🙂

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