(Closed) Large breasts vs. backless dresses

posted 4 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

The sticky bra products never work for me, but I’m a DDD sometimes G. What does work for me (although painful so only on rare occassions do I do this) is clear packing tape. Start at the top of the side (about where your underwire pokes you in the armpit) and tape diagonally toward the center point where they usually put some sort of ribbon bow on the bra. Do several layers of this on each side. Use one of those sticky things to cover your nipples and tape over them. The packing tape will support your boobs, but it won’t keep your nipples from showing, which is why you still need the sticky petals under the tape. It hurts to take it off (olive oil helps), but it will make your boobs look great and last the entire night. 

Post # 3
2712 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

I don’t have advice on the bra situation (but I loathe those sticky bras and I’m a C cup) but check out ModCloth for lots of gorgeous dresses without the backless/low side issue.  There are a bunch there that do need specific bras, but a lot of them don’t as well.

Post # 4
6271 posts
Bee Keeper

This is the only strapless bra I found that works. It has these ‘hands’ inside. You do have to have a very snug fit though.


I have done the ultimo body thing with a ton of tape as pp suggests but it is a complete and utter faff. Perhaps worth it for a one off show stopper where jumping about isn’t required  

i adore these beautiful backless gowns posted here. Alas I realise they aren’t for me. I have taken the attitude that I’d rather the boobs look perky in something that works with a sexy but well fitted (and hard working) bra. Or a very structured dress with excellent built in support. 

Post # 5
36 posts
  • Wedding: July 2017

Not sure how fancy you are going, but if you are going casual you could try a bralette that has pretty back strap details. The back straps are meant to be shown, so you will be comfortable and fashionable. I have biggish boobs as well and I find that they fit me fine. They don’t usually have support. 

You can find some here: https://www.tillys.com/search?Ntt=bralette 


Hope that helps!

Post # 7
4689 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I am short, thick, and busty. I do not do backless.

Post # 8
66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have F cups and I love wearing maxi dresses and halter sun dresses. I usually go with one of two options

1. Wear a cute camisole over my normal bra, one a similar color to the dress, or a color in the dress print. I like the Shimera ones from Nordstrom.

2. Wear a dress that’s supportive enough in the bust I don’t need a bra. 

Post # 10
2098 posts
Buzzing bee

I don’t get full on backless dresses because I always need a bra, but for peekaboo type dresses where you can see the bra I just try to find bras that are ok to show. Pretty, lacy, color appropriate… Or camisoles/undershirt as another bee said. 

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