(Closed) Let’s talk about bras!

posted 6 years ago in Full Figured
  • poll: what are you wearing UNDER your dress?
    regular strapless bra : (6 votes)
    15 %
    strapless bustier/long line bra : (18 votes)
    45 %
    corset (the serious kind with stays and laces and holding onto the bed post to get into it) : (0 votes)
    body suit : (2 votes)
    5 %
    nothing! : (14 votes)
    35 %
  • Post # 3
    1 posts
    • Wedding: July 2012



    I feel your pain as I am a 38L!  A suggestion I received from a custom bra store was to have the cups sewn into the dress, which I am told is a common solution.  I am going to try it when I have my first fitting.

    Good luck!

    Post # 4
    1562 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    The only option with my dress is a strapless bra.  I’m just planning on hitting the gym to get rid of back fat before June!

    Post # 6
    352 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    My bra is a long line but the seamstress is taking some of the boning out as there is boning in my dress because the back of it IS a corset.  She is also making snaps in the bra and the dress so that the bra won’t ride up and be seen at all….love that idea!

    Post # 7
    113 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’ve got a sewn in long line in my dress – very thankful for that as it will eliminate any gathered lines that a bra might create so there’s a nice, clean look, Plus it’s comfy and it slims my belly a little. And my bosom looks spectacular, if I do say so myself!


    Anyway, I highly recommend a long line bra. I used one when I was trying dresses on 2 out of the 5 places I went and could definitely see the impact it made.

    Post # 8
    828 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Any recommendadtions on brands for longline bras?

    Post # 9
    1145 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I am only a 34 Dirty Delete but my seamstress recommended that I get sew in cups. It cuts down on the bulk of a long line. If you need tummy or back control try doing a long line with a body suit. Most body suits are made of synthetic material so they naturally wick away sweat.

    Post # 10
    8882 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I’m a 38-40F and somehow fit into the 42Dirty Delete bustier at David’s Bridal, so that’s what’ll be under my dress.

    Post # 11
    352 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    @Lyndzo:  I am a 48Dirty Delete and I am wearing a 48B long line bra.  The sizes are CLEARLY different!

    Post # 12
    842 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I am a 40Dirty Delete and I think I’m going to wear a long line bra.  Plus I’ll wear spanx too, I think.  I really want some tummy control and I have a regular waist cincher (no bra attached) but I feel like it might be annoying to wear a straless bra and then have that gap before the waist thingey.  Spanx will just be for a little extra control of the lower tummy.  Which I may not even need because my dress is a-line.

    I have a few I’m considering, but I’ve been losing some weight (down 20 lbs so far!) and I’m waiting until I’m closer to the fittings in April.  But here are the ones I’m considering:

    Bra 1

    Bra 2

    Bra 3

    Bra 4

    (I hope the links work, I can’t view them at work)

    Post # 13
    142 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I wouldn’t be wearing strapless except that I have found the greatest one ever!!! Soma Intimates changed my life with their strapless bras and actually keep the girls up where they belong!

    Post # 14
    70 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’m having soft cups put in my corset top of my dress!

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