(Closed) Large breasts and wedding dresses

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 32
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 1999

Hey. Im a 32E, so large, but not massive.

 

I have found the bra situ a problem, as I have a low back dress which means I didnt have the support. I bought several bras and wasn’t happy with any. I was happiest when my sis stood holding my boobs up lol. If I could have an invisiable boob holder-sister by myside all day, I’d be great! ;p Second option: I have bought a stick on cupped bra (Primark) and bought another regular nude coloured underwired bra (again from Primark!) and the total was £7.50 for both. I wanted the underwire and the stick for the support. I chopped off the backstrap of the bra but left the shoulder strap attached to the front of the cup. Then I sewed the two bras together and sewed the back bra strap bit on the remainder of the bra so I had a little strap going around my shoulders to hold the ladies up. The bra looks amazing and I am hoping it will look great under my dress (I am pretty confident). If you feel like you are going to be uncomfortable, I would plan your dress around your boobs is that makes sense. I didnt, fell in love with a dress and have had to seriously think about how to feel good and comfortable. I think you’d look ace in a corset/victorian style dress that was strapless – liek specialsundaes – which would give you the strapless look you want but also the support. I love my dress but have been stressing about bras since Oct.

You can always take photos and ask us on here what we think :)Good Luck!!!

(p.s. @SpecialSundae  where did you get that dress from?! I adore it – have always thought it every time I saw it on here. I’m a bit obsessed with ‘uptight clothing’ but unfortunately their price was above my budget. You look amazin).

Post # 33
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Newbee

I’m an hourglass shape. I’m a size US 8 in the bust as well, and I’m a size 4 in the waist. I had to order my dress in a size 8 and will get it altered. Every dress I tried on was strapless and corset-y top (that’s the look I like) they had me wear a longline strapless corset bra.

I have like one photo of me in the dress but unfortunately it is on my mother’s dinosaur of a computer which is taking forever to load so I guess I’ll just post the website here : http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Tulle-and-Organza-A-line-with-Beaded-Lace-CH515_Bridal-Gowns-Features-All-Gowns it looks so much better in person  though >.< I got it in Ivory and with no train. It was obnoxiously heavy and ugh with the train since it’s so poofy. Plus I’m an anti-bride and hate trains and veils x_x.

All of the people there really liked it on me though. It’s boned so it shows off my waist and the top is kind of padded so it’s just awesome. And poofy!

Post # 34
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628 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Bainise2013:  I agree with pp who are saying to custom order if possible. As a 40DD but street size 14-16, I had to order a size 22 dress and alter the remainder of the dress. I am still toying with wearing a strapless bra because the corset has to be ‘just so’ to hold them right, but find they are lifted so high that it feels like they are in my face.

Post # 35
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Newbee

I see a lot of sizes listed in here that are probably too small in the cup and too big in the band size. As an example, I’m 6’1″ and overweight, but my band size is 34″. Most normal height normal weight people should be wearing 28″ or 30″ bands. Everyone should take 5 minutes and measure themselves using this guide. The more women that get correctly fitted, the more pressure on bra manufacturers to start producing a larger variety of sizes!

Post # 36
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744 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

40D, my cup runneth over big time lol. My gown is strapless and I am not wearing a bra, nor will I wear one on my wedding day. The gown has built in cups and it helps that it’s a corest back so the girls are supported. I literally dreaded going dress shopping due to my large breasts but most of the gowns that I tried on looked great in that area:

 

Post # 37
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

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@BackyardBee:  I wouldn’t say that everyone here should be down to a 28 or a 30 band. Most people (at a healthy weight) have an underbust measurement that is a couple of inches (at least) bigger than their waist. 

That said, I agree many of the PPs will likely be wearing the wrong size bra because most women do. 

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@mecattacow:  I had my dress made by a fabulous dressmaker. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love Uptight Clothing but they were equally out of my price range!

Post # 38
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

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@MrsRedPumps:  There is no way that your underbust measurement is 40″! Are you sure that you’re a 40 band?

Post # 39
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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@SpecialSundae:  Oh how I wish it was not the case lol.

 

When I was measured for my dress I was a 42 (day of pic) and I have since lost about 16 pounds and went into VS 2 days ago to treat myself to some pretty under things for losing the weight and measured a 40.

Post # 40
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

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@MrsRedPumps:  Are you adding 4-5″ to your actual measurement? I know a lot of bra sizing guides say you should, but they’re wrong.

VS had me in a 38B… I’m a 34F.

Post # 41
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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@MrsRedPumps:  Please get measured elsewhere. VS measures improperly. There is no way that your proper underbust measurement is a 40 . I am a 34G and VS told me that I had a 38DD.

Post # 42
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260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 1999

I went and got measured in a special palce and was wearing a 34B/C before hand. If I buy ‘proper’ its a 32E (or larger cup depending on style). I had no idea I was wearing wrong and when was measured correctly I felt SO supported and MUCH less blobby. Unfortunately the kind of bra I need for the dress is not avail in the types of shop which measured me- if that makes sense.It means that when your bra fits properly it is quite a bit tighter to start with than what you were used to – I found the band uncomfy but the support (with like NO padding) on a measured for bra = acccce!

 

SpecialSundae


It’s a fabbo dress!! ) I just always presumed it was Uptight – I’ve even looked at their website for you lol (not in a weird way…). I do love love love my dress but do have wild, rampant fantasies about a blue uptight-style dress! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 43
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

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@mecattacow:  What sort of bra do you need? I might know somewhere you can get what you need.

Post # 44
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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@SpecialSundae:  

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@bellaluna290:  

Ahh, I had no idea. VS is like the end all be all where I’m from. Thanks ladies! I go in for my fitting in 2 weeks and will have the seamstress take proper measurements.

ETA: I have NEVER been fitted for a bra or had measurements taken before this year. This is a shame that I don’t really know what size I am.

Post # 45
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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@MrsRedPumps:  VS is the end all be all in most of America, and it’s sad ๐Ÿ™
Since you’re in Dallas, I’d highly recommend stopping into a My Intimacy store for a fitting. I’d also recommend Nordstrom if y’all have one.

Don’t feel bad for not knowing your real size…most women don’t, since most women don’t know how a supportive bra is supposed to fit and feel.

Post # 46
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Bee Keeper

Well if VS sizes incorrectly, where do people go to get an accurate measurement? I mean , they do pull out the tape and do it right there, so it is not like they’re ALL in this conspiracy to give people the wrong measurements, right?

 I’m asking because I was just in there a week ago to be measured and she told me 32D, which is what I have been now for quite some time. Just wondering if I should go elsewhere. I still feel like they ride up in the back. 

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