(Closed) Plus size bride's… What do you think?

posted 6 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
934 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@star_dust_09:  Aw, you look pretty! I had no idea how much glitter was in that skirt.

As for a bra – I have a corset backed dress, and my consultant told me that cups will be sewn in and that no bra was needed. I think this is pretty common, but hopefully some more ladies will weigh in.

I wouldn’t worry about covering up the corset, unless it is an aethsetic feature of the dress that you really love.

Post # 4
10714 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Oh I love the Cinderella! Good choice! I had a corset put into my dress and didn’t wear a bra but I did wear sticky cups to help add more cleavage since my dress was very low cut and I’m kind of small chested. I don’t think a bra is necessary but if it would make you feel better to have one it won’t hurt either. I’d try the jacket on with your dress and just see if you feel more comfortable with or without it and then decide on that. It’s going to look stunning either way!

Post # 5
8883 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Welcome to the Hive! We are dress twins πŸ™‚ I’ll be wearing Cinderella in 13 days.  It looks beautiful on you, isn’t the sparkle just amazing?

I’m plus-size too and have a very large chest (38G) but I’m going braless. There was enough support in the top of the dress, it held the girls up and was A LOT more comfortable than the bra thing I had originally tried it on with.

Post # 7
1141 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Love the dress, great choice. I think as far as a shrug goes you should wear what makes you feel the most confident. Or you could wear it for ceremony and take it off for the reception where the lighting will be dimmer anyway!

Post # 8
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@star_dust_09:  Awesome dress choice. I wore a bra in a similar dress with a corset back, but honestly I probably didnt need to. I only did it because i was worried but I didnt need to be.

Post # 9
42 posts
  • Wedding: August 2012

I wore a bra with my corset back dress in my first marriage..I felt it helped give the girls the push up they needed lol

Post # 10
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Aw, you look so pretty and happy!

I couldn’t imagine going braless..  but I’m a support fanatic – even sleep in a bra.  I’ve seen pics of brides that are obviously braless because you can see the bodice of their dress creasing and starting to bend.  I would get a bra and not risk it.

Could your seamstress make the back of your shrug out of tulle?  Then you could have the best of both worlds – coverage for comfort, but still be able to see your corset.  I say just rock it without the cover up, though!  I hate my arms, but I’m baring them.  I guess I figure everyone in the room is someone who loves you – they’re not going to be judging your arms.

Post # 11
420 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I think you’ll still need a bra with a corset back added to that dress.  Have you considered a proper corset to wear under your dress though?  I don’t know how much they’re charging you to add a corset back, but a quality corset might be similar in price.  You could get a full bust corset and not need a bra, but you would have to get a high quality one.  You’d need a high quality one even if you didn’t want a built in bra too though.  I wear a corset daily for back problems and they’re wonderful!  I can tell you now that you shouldn’t be lacing a corset back that’s sewn into a dress very tightly or you might run into problems after you’ve worn it all day.  If you’re using the corset back to give yourself shape that means you’re pulling it tight and putting strain on the seams, ribbon, and material in a way it’s not designed for and could lead to your dress ripping on your big day.  I’m not a small girl either so I totally understand your feelings, I had similar thoughts when I went dress shopping too.  However, I just decided to wear my corset under my dress.  I get WAY better results with that than I did with any of the corset back dresses and a quality corset (as a seperate piece) is much more comfortable too.  Not to mention, corsets are made for lacing tightly so they will hold up to the strain of that much much better than something sewn into a dress.  PM me if you want more info on corsets… what to look for, how to size them, where to look online, how they feel, etc.  I think no matter what you do you’ll be beautiful though, the picture is gorgeous!

And welcome to the hive! πŸ™‚

Post # 12
8883 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

You’d be surprised how much support the top of the dress has when alterations are complete.  I NEVER go anywhere without a bra, I was even hesitant to try the dress without one. I kept saying ‘No, I need support’ but my mom and Maid/Matron of Honor convinced me to try.  The girls just stayed up there! I won’t feel like stuffed into my dress as much when I sit down.

Trust me, just try it on without a bra and see how it works for you.

Post # 13
274 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

look beautiful xoxo

Post # 15
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@star_dust_09:  I had “cups” added into my corset and they were amazing. Basically they sew bra cups into your corset to you have a built in bra added to the support and lift that the corset already provides. I am a size 36D and felt quite supported all day, those babies weren’t going anywhere. It also gave me just the right amout of cleavage versus looking flat without a bra.

You look absolutely stunning by the way, gorgeous! I really like that dress. As for your arms welcome to the Arm Haters club. There is another bee with your same or similar dress that had tulle sleeves put on to hide a bit of her arms, perhaps that is an option? That way you could still see your beautiful corset. Here is a photo of something similar:

PS I saw Racine as your city and instantly thought of A League of Their Own. πŸ˜›

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