(Closed) No Shapewear?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Can I wear my dress without Shapewear?
    Yes, You'll be fine just add cups and go free! : (17 votes)
    94 %
    No, That is tackypants get a bustier! : (0 votes)
    No, You need to reign yourself in for the big day, get spanx! : (1 votes)
    6 %
    Other... I'll tell you in the comments my opinions on this! : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
    2117 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    That dress looks pretty structured and you’re so petite. I don’t think you need to buy shapewear personally. If they sew in cups or whatever I think that would be more than enough. But thats my opinion.. I don’t plan to wear any major shapewear under my dress

    Post # 3
    8911 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    i had cups sewn in my dress because i needed the support.  and i wore cotton briefs because they are comfortable.

    i did not wear any other undergaments. 

    ETA: i’m a street size 0/2 and 32C

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 4 months ago by  ajillity81.
    Post # 4
    1117 posts
    Bumble bee


    We have very similar measurements and I just had cups in my dresses and I was fine. My dresses had low backs also. Beautiful dress, btw!


    Post # 5
    3725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    dewingedpixie:  I’m having sewn in cups and no shapewear. Who is going to know? No one!

    Post # 6
    331 posts
    Helper bee

    I’m the same way, petite and bigger in the chest. I didn’t wear any shapewear and I’m glad I didn’t. I actually thought it made me look bigger when I wore it because there was nothing for it to be squeezing in, so it was just adding an additional layer of fabric that I didn’t need. Sewn in cups are the best route I think 🙂

    Post # 7
    4698 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Definitely don’t wear it.. Not even just to save money, you don’t need it. You’re small and if you’re a runner, likely toned in the areas most people want to wear shapewear to hide.

    I’m busty and certainly not as tiny as you and I’m opting not to wear it. I see no use for it in most cases, its far more uncomfortable than it is useful! Go without.

    Post # 8
    2734 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    The only thing I wore under my dress was underwear & a hoop skirt. It’s just a personal preference.  Try your dress on with & without & see which you like better.

    Post # 10
    9698 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    You don’t need shapewear, as long as your dress is structured.  The only thing I wore under mine was underwear.  I didn’t even bother to have cups sewn in.

    Post # 11
    402 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: Royal Park Hotel


    dewingedpixie:  Biggest regret I had?  Wearing a shapewear corset thing under my dress.  I didn’t need it and in some of my pictures you can see the seams of it and I actually look BIGGER than I am.  All of my profile pics of us during the ceremony… I look like i might be starting to show in signs of pregancy.  Yeah – not a good look.  You don’t need it.  Don’t do it

    Post # 12
    7276 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I didn’t realize skipping shape wear would ever be considered tacky. As long as you are comfortable with the way everything looks then I see no need for it. I had cups sewn in and never even thought to squeeze myself into shape wear.

    Post # 13
    9761 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I think support your boobs so they are comfortable/look nice/no nips  but past that shapewear is NOT a requirement!! Its so uncomfortable- save yourself. Just get a nice bra sewn in.



    Post # 14
    4692 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

    I don’t think you need shapewear. My dress had pretty standard cups sewn in and I’m a C and here’s hwo they looked…

    PS I was dancing aka bouncing around all night and it wasn’t a problem.


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