(Closed) Is a bra really necessary with a strapless ball gown?

posted 10 years ago in 40 Something
Post # 3
362 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
30399 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
500 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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
700 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I won’t be wearing a bra.  My dress is well-made, with good boning and fit. 

Post # 7
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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).

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