Post # 1
My wedding gown is a strapless ball gown (Alfred Angelo 404, now discontinued). I need to have it altered to fit anyway as it was a discontinued floor sample, about 2 sizes too big. If it fits correctly, do you think a strapless bra (I hate them) is necessary? I am a 34C and don’t need much support.
Post # 3
I don’t think it’s necessary at all. I’m wearing a strapless Maggie Sotterro and will not be wearing a bra – and I’m bigger than you. As long as it fits at the top and you’re laced in well, I dont’ think you need it. You can always put some fashion tape in there if you think you just need a little extra security.
Post # 4
Just went for my first fitting! I am having cups sewn in to give it shape, but otherwise I’m not wearing one!
ETA: I’m a 34D. It fits so well I don’t need one.
Post # 5
It depends on the construction of the dress. Many times I see both brides and women in formal ballgowns hitching up their dress all night. If you have to do that it either isn’t fitted properly or doesn’t have the required support built in.
Post # 6
I’d probably have cups sewn in at the least–not having any support would make my boobs ache after moving around all day and I wouldn’t want to worry about a nip slip. My gown is having cups put in but since it’s totally backless, I’m not wearing a bra at all.
Post # 7
I won’t be wearing a bra. My dress is well-made, with good boning and fit.
Post # 7
I would have cups sewn in if I were you. Mine were $40, which I figured was cheaper than a bra and more secure. (The bra might pop out in the back).
Post # 8
@JustMarriedinDC: Thanks all. I will have cups sewn in (I didn’t think about that). I really didn’t want to mess with a strapless bra. i don’t usually wear one with strapless evening wear anyway. I have never liked them.