Post # 1
Bought my wedding dress yesterday, it’s beautiful. But my complaint was that with the long line bra and the petticoats under the dress I feel I have 4 layers on. It’s sooo bulky.. then I get the muffin top on my back from the bra pushing the fat up. Any suggestions for under garments? The shop said need a petticoat under a line dresses or you will have the dress going between your legs when walking. I am a size 16 bride with 38C bra size.
Post # 3
Well, your dress is lovely!
I’m wearing an aline dress and have no plans whatsoever for putting a petticoat under it! It’s going to 80 – 90 degrees and humid when I get married so the fewer layer the better! Although I’m now a little nervous, maybe I’ll have to walk around the house in the dress when nobody’s home to check.
As for the long line bra, I’m sure you’ll need some support for the girls as well as to make things look smooth (everyone does in a gown) but maybe you just haven’t found the right one yet! Keep looking and trying them on until you find one that feels good on you.
And maybe someone else has some good suggestions, try searching the archives for long line bra. Maybe spanx makes something that would smooth things out without smushing you in the wrong places. Good luck.
Post # 4
awww you look so pretty! do what makes you comfy. maybe a full body slip (you know the slimming ones that have the longline bra attached?) as opposed to a bra and slip.
but you really do look pretty!
Post # 5
I was told the same thing but ended up not wearing a petticoat AND had them remove a layer of the attached crinoline and the dress was fine. I also bought an expensive long line bra and ended up not wearing it. The dress itself had so much more boning/lining/structure than the stuff I wear on a daily basis that I don’t think I really needed it.
Post # 6
I would suggest that you either go up a bra size (long line bra’s sometimes fit differently than regular bras) or undo the top few clasps. The bra will still stay up but it will eliminate the muffin top. As for the petticoat…only you know what you will feel comfortable walking in. Try to walk around without it and see how you do.
Post # 7
Definitely try a different long-line bra. Go to a store where they can PROPERLY measure you. Is this at David’s? It looks like it. Their long-line bras were TERRIBLE on me, too! I found a different one that works great at barenecessities.com, it’s lace and plus size, you should see it when you search plus size long line bras!
Also… about the crinoline issue, I would try your dress without it. If it doesn’t work out, buy one and cut out one of the layers of tulle or the overlay to get less layers. I think you should be able to get away without it though, none of the A-lines I tried on needed a crinoline necessarily!
Post # 8
I was/am just about your same size when I got married. My dress had crinoline built into it, so I didn’t need to worry about a petticoat, but I will tell you what helped me in the bra department.
First of all, the wonders of a *good* long-line bra will outweigh any of its disadavantages – I promise! But you must find the RIGHT bra. I found a really expensive bra at a boutique, then bought it for half the price on Ebay. But it was perfect. It was a plus size so it fit me better around my midsection and came down lower for more coverage. Because my dress was a deep-V in the back, my seamstress modified it, taking out the top 4 hooks. This still left me plenty of support but without the dreaded back fat pushing up from the bra. Don’t worry – you will find the right undergarments and it will make ALL the difference. But be patient and demanding…it took me some trial and error and several returns before I found the winner.
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Post # 9
Wow, Mrs.K2B, you look beautiful in that picture. You’re dress is absolutely spectacular.
Sunbum, love the dress! I say take Mrs.K2B’s advice, as she clearly knows what she’d doing in the booby area! You’ll look gorgeous.
And both of you have fantastic waist detailing. love it!
Post # 10
Honestly I know nothing about that, but your dress is beautiful! You look great!
Post # 11
@Tarragonfly: Thank you – my dress was my big splurge! I LOVE(D) it!!!!!
Post # 12
Try on your dress without the crinoline and you will quickly be able to see whether it gets stuck between your legs (and if that bothers you). I agree that you shouldn’t lose hope on the undergarments front. It’s hard to find just the right fit. Your dress is really pretty and you look great in it!