Post # 1
Here is my dress. It was the very first one I tried on and picked out!
I’m now thinking about what I need to wear underneath it to give me some lift and keep the dress from slipping down. I was assuming that I would need a bustier, but then I was told about bust cups and how they can be sewn into the dress.
Has anyone done this or heard of it? If so, how did it work?
Post # 3
The dress looks great! It looks to me like the dress is high enough in the back that you could go with a regular strapless or bustier if thats what you want to do. I don’t think that either of those would help with keeping the dress up. The strapless dresses I tried on all have some sort of inside shaping etc that is designed to do just that.
Its hard to tell from the pictures, but I’m not sure if you need alterations. Your seamstress would be the best place to find out about adding bra cups, and unless you’re particularly handy with a needle and thread, my advice would be to avoid sewing them in yourselif at all costs.
When my sister got married, she had cups added, and she thought it was the greatest thing ever. She doesn’t understand why I’m not going that route but I’m much more busty and want more support. I don’t think I’d be comfortable.
Post # 4
Beautiful dress!! What are you wearing as undergarments in that photo, because I think you look great there! I actually went totally bra-less on my wedding day because I couldn’t get my mind around the sewn in cups, but I know a lot of people who have sworn by them. If I were you, and that was my dress, I think I’d just go buy a really comfortable, well-fitted strapless bra. You don’t need to be "sucked in" through the middle, which is part of what a bustier or long-line bra would do.
Post # 5
My seamstress told me that adding cups add bulk…not sure if you want to be bigger up top (I’ve got enough up there already!) so we went with a bustier…it also shapes everything a lot nicer…good luck!
Post # 6
BA: I’m just wearing my regular bra (with padding) and I pushed the straps down.
LrnGemini: I wouldn’t mind some extra bulk! LOL
I think I’ll try to find a good bra first and then go from there.
Thanks for the advice ladies!