(Closed) I got my dress! But now I need a bra…

posted 5 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 2
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Beach house

I’m having cups sewn into my dress for a few reasons. The biggest one being that strapless bras are awful and uncomfortable when you’re busty.

Secondly, my cousin wore a strapless dress and a strapless bra under it and in different poses/positions you could actually see the bra in pictures. Not that it happens to everyone, but it’s easy to avoid with cups!

Post # 3
1321 posts
Bumble bee

Rule of thumb on strapless bras is to go down a rib size and up a cup size. 

I bought a Freya Deco bra.

Post # 4
2867 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Is there a way to go without? I’m chesty too, but I decided against a bra. Strapless ones legit are a torture chamber. My seamstress altered the fit so I could go without. Never lost a boob the whole night.

Post # 5
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I am a 34DDD so I understand your problem. I have to start searching too. I am so scared to go braless because I need the support. Have you tried any specialty shops ? 

btw- I love your dress. 

Post # 6
599 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Athol Hall, Mosman

I’m a G/H cup and my bridal boutique had to order my gown with extra boning otherwise the weight of the girls would’ve pulled the top down. I guess with the combination of the corset and more boning I can officially go w/o a bra. Could you see if your seamstress is willing to give your bodice more structure?

Post # 8
2303 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Ruby Princess

This is what I went with and it was amazing! It is a Goddess brand lace bustier. I actually went up a band size, and down a cup size. I’m a 38DD and the perfect fit was a 40D. I found one on ebay for super cheap. 


Post # 9
55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Make sure there is boning in the dress and you won’t go anywhere and it will hold them up too

Post # 10
332 posts
Helper bee


I have a hugeeee gut! You can tell if I stand side on, but front on you don’t notice 🙂 

Post # 11
332 posts
Helper bee

totally just realized i posted on the wrong board lol 

Post # 12
2044 posts
Buzzing bee

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missmetal666:  lol don’t you hate it when that happens!  I blame tabs!

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