Post # 1
I am fairly small – chested (32 B) and I think I am going braless with my dress. It doesn’t have cups sewn in but it has a hidden corset in the back and some boning. The seamstress seemed surprised that I don’t want a bra or cups but do I need one? She showed me what it would looks like with cups in and I just looked bigger than normal, which is not what I want. I want to look perky but not bigger than I am. Are you wearing a bra/cups? Did you find that your corset flattened you out a ton? My dress also has a really low back so a regular bra is out of the question
Post # 2
secretbee33: I say let them be free! Im just a little bigger then you Im only adding cups for some classy cleavage. I feel like I look so flat chested without anything. But its all personal preferance in the end!
Post # 3
secretbee33: One of my good friends who is a bit on the smaller side (small B-cup) went sans bra, and she looked perfect in her dress. As long as your dress fits right, and there’s no chance of a wardrobe malfunction (like your dress getting pulled down) going braless sounds like a great option. One less thing to buy, and bras are so uncomfortable anyway.
Post # 4
secretbee33: I’m a 36A (on a good day) and have a similar style dress as yours. I was adament that I don’t end up wearing two life preservers (it looks comical), but I did opt to have some lightly lined bra cups sewn in. It’s looks great (and natural), it’s not advertising false goods, but they do help even out the shape a bit more and make me feel more secure that I’ll be able to party the night away without giving any ‘shows’.
Post # 5
wanabeabee: haha yes! I’m going to see what it looks like at my second fitting and I guess make a decision from there. I look weird when I try to have bigger boobs because I’m petite, and I just look off
mg1363: yeah definitely – my dress has short sleeves and isn’t too low-cut so I think I’d be fine!
renwoman: I’ll see what it looks like at my next fitting! I’m not nervous about wardrobe malfunction because I have sleeves so there’s no way for these puppies to escape unless they really go nuts
Post # 6
I’m about a 32/sometimes 34 B but I had to have cups sewn into my dress because I didn’t fill it out otherwise and I didn’t want a hollow bust. Honestly, it just helped me have a little some thing to plump the ladies, so to speak, but I don’t think cleavage was even visible and it didn’t make me look larger than I am. Maybe more lightly lined bra cups for support more than additional size?
Post # 7
I’m a 32A, so I’m very small. I ended up getting cups sewn in just because it gave me just a little bit of lift. Have you considered those stick on bras? I bought an inexpensive one from Target and I like to wear it for my low back dresses.
Post # 8
I had cups in mine. The dress came with them. I have had kids, so I appreciated the lift I got from the cupts. I really didn’t look bigger. I am a 34B.
Post # 9
I am 32A (from 34C=i train 6times a week, byebye boobied) and goin with this stick on bra.. Just for something under.. Nothing sewn in dress
Post # 10
I am a 34B wearing a backless dress, bought these for lift and nipple concealment: Fashion Forms Bring It Up Breast Shapers 1305
basically reusable silicone stickers that you stick to the bottom of your boob, lift to desired height, and then stick to the upper part. They work awesome. I already wore them for a full day to test them out – you totally forget they’re even there. The silicone warms to your body and just feels like part of your boob.
I got theme here:
Post # 11
Have you tried a NU BRA? It’s very similiar to what the above poster is describing. there are some bees on the boards that have used them and appeared to be happy with the results.
Post # 12
I am a more endowed girl myself, but I just had to post and say I loved your thread title! (And that I went with no bra but had boning sewn in for the boobies.)
Post # 13
My boobs are small (36 B) and I’ll be having cups sewn into my dress. I tried my dress on without a bra, and there’s just not enough shape in the front since my boobs aren’t the fullest on top.
Edit: my dress is also a corset back, so it really smushes the girls down when it’s laced properly. My seamstress will be using gel-filled cups.
Post # 14
secretbee33: Mine kind of has built in cups (or at least some structure in the chest area) but I think I’ll be adding cups to it as well. I’m more self conscious of having a small chest, though, so I wanted a little “extra” to help with the silhouette 🙂
This is with no bra on & no extra cups or padding, as is. I am a 32B (although I think they actually shrunk a little after having a baby lol) I am actually not even filling out the cups here haha so that’s part of the reason I wanna add a little padding just to fill them out.
That is just my preference for myself tho, if u are more comfortable without a bra or added cups, I say go for it! I guess that’s the beauty of being small chested is that we can get away with it 🙂
Post # 15
secretbee33: I’m a 34 A and had cups sewn in because without them I just had this horrendous flat/hollow wrinkly area and I wanted a bit of definition (also low back). It wasn’t crazy, and looked just like I do when I wear a regular bra… Ask her to try a few different sizes/types of cups to get a feel for it. The seamstress had me try on 3-4 before we decided on a good look/fit and it wasn’t the one that was my typical size either…