Large breasts and wedding dresses

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

I’m not searching for wedding dresses, but I am busty, so I’ll bite. Wedding dresses can be altered to have a corset back, and you can also alter them to have bra cups sewn inside of the bust. From what I’ve heard, the sewn-in cups work pretty well for bustier women, even if they’re in a strapless dress.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Bainise2013:  I am a 34G and a size 10 US, so I feel you! I haven’t bought my wedding dress yet, but when I was trying on gowns strapless a-lines looked the best on me. My bottom half is narrow (from the front hahaha), and the little bit of volume from an a-line balanced my top half out.

My favorite dress that I’ve tried on was a zipper back, but the bodice had tons of supportive boning in it. When I do buy my gown, I will likely be wearing a longline or a strapless bra. When people say that they didn’t need a bra for support, I am highly suspicious of this for full breasts

Post # 5
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Busy bee

I’m a bridal size 2 in the waist and hips, but a size 4/borderline 6 in the chest, so I ordered a size 4 dress. The dress I fell in love with and bought has a corset back so I’ll be able accommodate for my chest size while being able to tighten the waist and hips as much as I need. Definitely recommend a corset back for busty/hourglass girls!!!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

This is a photo of my that my sister took when I first tried on my dress at the boutique – so it is clipped in the back and will fit much better when it is altered.  I am a size 34DDD and also thought that I would NOT be able to do a strapless dress.  However, I am so excited because when I see myself in this dress – I do not automatically focus or feel insecure about how my boobs look.  I feel like I actually look normal!!! I am wearing the strapless bra (the kind that goes down to your rib cage) that the boutique had me wear to try on dresses – but I still felt really comfortable. I do plan on having cups sewn into the dress or possibly an inner corset as the back is zip up.  Have you tried any dresses on yet?  I know that I was soo anxious before dress shopping and was sure that nothing would work on me (think shopping for swimsuits), but once I finally got out there and started trying stuff on- I felt so much better. Anyway- I hope this helps because I was in your same situation. 

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I am a size 4 pants, size medium to large top. 1 am 5’7″. I weigh 132 pounds. 38 D. I will not be wearing a bra. My dress handles me fine. I did however have to order a size 10 in this dress. It has buttons up the back and the size 8 was to tight I the bust. The 10 is perfect and I will have from the ribcage thru the hip area altered so it is a perfect 10.

hope this helps. I looked for a dress with a sleeve because sleeveless stuff looks crappy on me. 

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m not hourglass shape but have D-cup boobs and was worried about the bra situation… definitely couldn’t dance all night if there was going to be bouncing going on, ouch. I couldn’t do any looser/grecian-style gowns but there were a TON of gowns that were very structured with boning in them and those did a good job of holding me up, so the one I picked was like that. I don’t know how well they work for even bigger boobs but I would imagine many of the ones I tried on would work. I have a friend who is extraordinarily busty and she wore a strapless gown and had no problems and it was very pretty. I think she just got hers at Davids Bridal.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Hi 🙂 I was a 34J when I got married and had my wedding dress custom made. If you buy a premade dress you have to order for the largest part of your body. My measurements were something like an 8 for my wasit, a 10 for my hips and a 22/24 for my bust lol. Altering a dress down that many sizes to fit me everywhere else was way more work and cost more than just having a dress made. 

I went with a strapless dress with a serious corset but still ended up having some problems. I had very strict lacing instructions but in the chaos of getting ready and last minute stuff I wasn’t laced in tight enough. I had to duck out of the reception for a few minutes to get laced again, but my tiny sister who ended up doing the lacing just didn’t have the strength to pull those strings lol. When I was properly laced in the dress shop, my dress Did Not Budge no matter what I did. I would have had someone from the dress shop come assist with the lacing but my venue was hours away so it wasn’t practical.

 

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I am busty and have a strapless dress. They are sewing my long line bra into my dress, and I won’t have to worry about pulling it up constantly. It’s wonderful.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@IndyCPA:  I love your dress!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

@Mammy:  You look fantastic in that dress! What’s the designer because someday I will be looking for a dress similar to that!

Post # 13
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6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I went braless and was just fine. My seamstress cut the sweetheart a little deeper than I wanted, but I waspretty happy overall with my dress!

 

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I am a size 34Dirty Delete and wore a dress with a high neckline and full sleeves. That was for religious reasons, not bust problems, but I was concerned that the high neckline would be SO unflattering since usually high necklines are not so flattering on big busts. In the end, I think it worked out well for me. I was able to wear shapewear underneath combined with an amazing bra from Intimacy that worked wonders for me. The way the lace scalloped on the top also helped the neckline to be flattering. I was glad that I was able to wear a regular bra since I don’t think I could have survived without one.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@braverbeating:  melissa sweet for David’s Bridals 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I think strapless dresses can definitely work for busty girls, you just need to find ones that correctly proportioned and properly boned. I didn’t buy either of these dresses, but I thought they were quite flattering on an hourglass shape (I’m a 32D or Dirty Delete, but very hourglass in terms of my bust-waist-hips ratio thing). The first dress had quite a generous bust, like a flower petal sweetheart sort of design which I thought was more flattering than a standard ‘flat’ sweetheart or straight bodice that tends to flatten the bust.

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