(Closed) Larger chest… no bra??

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
6892 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Most wedding dresses are structured and supportive enough to be fine with no bra. πŸ™‚ I am “only” a Dirty Delete, but I went braless in my wedding and once as a bridesmaid in a super structured dress. All was fine. πŸ™‚ If you feel fine doing it in your dress, why not? For us chesty ladies, it’s not often we can!


ETA, here is a pic that can kind of give you an idea of the support? I didn’t have any issues all day and don’t recall even having to adjust. I was pretty tight in that corset, lol, the boning in my dress left red lines.




Post # 4
3371 posts
Sugar bee

@Almost Mrs.P:  For my first wedding I had an off-the-shoulder gown. I think I was a 38D back then. It was July and HOT. When I tried to get my backless/strapless bra on I just couldn’t because I was already getting sweaty. I was running late anyway, so I said SCREW IT! But I wish I hadn’t. It was ok for about half an hour, but after wearing the dress and walking around awhile it just wasn’t as tight and supportive as it originally was. However I did not have a corset. But I also had smaller boobies than you. But then I also had already had a breastfed baby. So I guess what really matters is how perky your bubs are right now. Even if they’re big, if they are good at “flying solo” in general then you should be good.

Post # 5
9955 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

My Wedding Dress was a free-flowing Beachy / Destination Style… BUT it was very fitted (tight) at the bust.  And had sewn in cups.  I didn’t have to wear a Bra.  I am a 39D/ 40C ish gal…

So when it comes to breast volume we are pretty close in amount (34G = 36F / DDD = 38E / Dirty Delete = 40D = 42C)

No real issues to speak of.

Hope this helps,


Post # 6
753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m going to have to be braless as well, I tried MANY types of bras and sticker bras but the seamstress hated them all. Bras make the dress fit my figure funny. I’m a Dirty Delete. 

Heaven forbid this should happen…but in case of a terrible warddrobe malfunction I’ll wear nipple stickers lol. If you don’t see the nipple you haven’t seen the boob πŸ˜‰


Post # 7
228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I went bra-less as well though it wasn’t by choice.  Originally I tried wearing a strapless bra that we hoped to sew into the dress.  We were having problems with the dress fitting right below the cleavage, and after convincing the snarky seamstress that it wasn’t just my body causing the problem, we discovered it was the bra.  Not sure why it was doing that, but as soon as we removed it, I had more curves in the right way and the dress fit so much better.

Edit: I should probably also note that the only reason I wanted the bra was for my own re-assurance that there’d be no wardrobe malfunctions.  The dress was fitted well enough to go bra-less and no nip-slips occurred πŸ™‚

Post # 8
567 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m a 36G and I’m not risking it.  Having the extra support and more importantly, not having to WORRY are more important to me.  Being comfortable is super important and I think not having one would make me antsy.  That’s my personal opinion.

Post # 9
3553 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m a 36 DDD and I don’t plan to wear a bra. My dress has a built-in corset kind of thing. This is me bra-less in the sample, there was plenty of support.

Post # 10
11234 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

There’s no room in my dress for a bra, so I won’t be wearing one (32D). No big deal, my dress is pretty structured inside, but with a zip back.

Post # 11
2278 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

There’s no room in my dress for a bra, so I won’t be wearing one (40D/38DD).

Post # 12
3369 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Almost Mrs.P:  I wear a 36Dirty Delete and didn’t wear a bra. If you have a corset back AND a structured bodice, you should be more than okay. Just make sure that the person tying your dress makes it nice and snug. I had our officiant (who laced me up) make it a little bit too tight for comfort at first, and then it loosened up as time went on. πŸ™‚

Post # 13
1309 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m a 38E and had sewn in cups in my dress. It also had straps, so there was no need for a bra.

Post # 14
1090 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Almost Mrs.P:  Hi bra size twin πŸ™‚

I am not planning on wearing a bra in my dress. With the corset back and the structred dress, you should be fine. Could you sew a strapless bra in?

Post # 15
658 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I was thinking the same thing, I wanted to wear a bra (longline) and it was way too much boob. When I first tried on the dress I didn’t have a bra on and it looks so much better. My dress also has a corset back.

I am a 30H (with is the same as a 34g I believe)

without a bra

with a bra (too much) 


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