(Closed) Molded cups or sewn-in cups?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Molded cups or sewn-in cups?
    Molded stick-on your body cups : (1 votes)
    3 %
    Sewn-into-dress cups : (31 votes)
    97 %
    Neither - please explain : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    1847 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Did she say why she didn’t recommend it? Is it because if the style of your dress?

    Im a 34DD, and I had cups sewn into my dress (corset back) and I just had my final fitting on Wednesday and the dress felt wonderful. I didn’t feel like I was going to fall out, everything fit great.

    Post # 5
    3248 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I don’t have any input, but I am very curious to find out what people think of the stick-on cups.  I’m not a fan of normal bras but sometimes a little something would be nice.

    Post # 6
    2426 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I am a 34D and I had my cups sewn in, it was very comfortable and gave me a great lift. I’d do it again in a heart beat! I do think that the bodice of your dress needs to be structured for it to work (so not a grecian/chiffon and something with boning works best)

    Post # 8
    1734 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m also a 32B and I had sewn-in cups for my strapless dress… LOVED it. So easy and comfortable. I’ve tried those stick-on bras and I HATE them. The one time I tried them I was so uncomfortable after 5 minutes that I just opted to go braless. 

    Post # 9
    7986 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Unless there’s a reason a sewn-in cup wouldn’t work with the dress (slinky material or something?) I would just have them sewn in. I was so happy not to have to deal with any type of bra under my dress.


    Post # 10
    501 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’ve used the stick-on bra cups before and didn’t have any issues with adhesion/slippage (I’m a 34C)…I do recommend trying them out beforehand to get the placement right, though. 

    Post # 11
    3376 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I wear a 36DD and I got cups sewn into my dress. It was only about $10 to do at the alterations place and it gave me a bit more shape and was more comfortable. 

    I’m not a big fan of the molded bras just because I don’t find them comfortable in the slightest and I have huge issues with them slipping. Was there a reason that your seamstress was against putting cups in? Is it the shape of the bodice or something else?

    Post # 12
    1524 posts
    Bumble bee

    @chateau2013:  I hate stick on gel bras they do nothing for ur shape or if ur bigger doesn’t hEli in support, when u get sweaty or hot they start coming off…  i dnt recommend them 

    And yes they go all ovr the place

    -32B bee 🙂

    Post # 13
    291 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Stick ons make my skin itch so I prefer sewn in

    Post # 14
    2084 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @chateau2013:  I had a strapless gown but the back wasn’t super low. My left breast is a C cup and the right breast is a B cup. The gown was lined and I just had one cup sewn in to the right side. I didn’t have to wear a bra and had plenty of support. The dress also zipped up in the back. The corset tie up gowns tended to flatten me out in the front.

    Post # 15
    3372 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’ve never had much luck with those types of stick-on gel bras, in my experience they offer no support and I always feel like they’re about to unstick and fall down my top. I’m a 32D fyi so it may just be better for smaller girls. I have sewn-in cups in my dress.

    Post # 16
    2073 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m a 32D. I had cups sewn into my dress and it was great. I’ve also used the stick on NuBra from Nordstrom. It worked for the low back, slightly sheer dress I wore it under. I had no issues with it coming off. In fact, it was a little painful to peel off even after a night spent dancing. 

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