(Closed) Panic Attack – Starting from scratch

posted 10 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

http://www.dessy.com I had to find a dress for a busty friend of mine. There was a halter dress in there that the dress people recommended for my ‘top-heavy’ friend. But the dresses are a little pricey.

Post # 4
232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

i JUST got bridesmaid dresses last week for my wedding in june..THIS june.  the problem was that all of my maids couldn’t get with the program to try them on and order them (from lula kate).  so at the last minute in total frustration i turned to j crew.  they all ordered the delores dress in light flamingo.  the dresses got to them all in 3 days, and all fit them perfectly.  i bring this up b/c my sister wears a double d bra and the delores works for her…maybe your busty maids can try that style?  the good news on my end is that i ended up liking the new dresses and color better than my original choice.  sometimes you just have to go with the flow.  

Post # 5
5398 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think with any company there’s something for everyone, but for more busty girls, honestly it’s usually more helpful if they can have some sort of straps, especially the kind where they can wear a real bra to hold themselves up…that’s been my experience with bustier girls anyway.

Post # 6
2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Don’t give up on the JCrew dresses yet!  I have 2 possible fixes!

A friend of mine was in a wedding this summer- I think the dress color was the same as yours.  She was plus size and the JCrew wouldn’t fit.  She took a swatch to a big local bridal place and they were able to find a dress from another designer that was the EXACT same color as the JCrew dresses.  My advice would be to try and do the same- getting a similar style dress for the Bridesmaid or Best Man to wear.

Another- possibly easier alternative- take the dress to a few fabric stores- see if you can find a similar fabric in a similar color.  Buy some of it, give it to the seamstress and have her put panels under the armpits to let out the bust.  I’ve heard of this being used multiple times before.  Because the extra fabric goes under the arm, it’s not noticeable if the color/fabric isn’t a perfect match.

Good luck!

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