(Closed) Plus-size, busty girls.. what to look for in a dress?

posted 9 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I’m not exactly the same situation as you are but I’m a 38Dirty Delete on a small frame and as a result its very hard for me to fit dresses properly. I would suggest a top that has a lot of structure and boning for support but also details like ruching (sp?) too. If you’re very curvy why not work the curves with a trumpet style? I think a halter neck could be nice too and would give you great support for your bust.

Congrats on your amazing weight loss! 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Congrats on your weight loss!  my wedding dress is a size 14 though in stores I’m more like a 10, not sure how all that works, and I’m a 38Dirty Delete on a 5’1" frame.  Here’s my thoughts on dressing up "the girls" – for me anyway, a straight across strapless is the MOST flattering.  If you try to hide them under fabric they look bigger!  V necks and halters make me have way too much cleavage.  My dress actually makes my chest look smaller, very flattering.  I also recommend trying on dresses specifically sized for women.  My dress is from David’s Bridal, size 14W.  The difference is that a W size leaves more room for an ample chest.  Moving on from the boobs, a higher-waist A line is flattering on everyone.  Any kind of ruching across the waist will hide any stubborn bulges, and the high waist A line paired with a well-dressed chest will give you a defined waist.  Definitely look for a dress with built-in structure, and invest in the right undergarments, especially a long-line backless strapless.  It’ll basically rest on your hips, suck everything in, and hold your chest up.  Good luck!!

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I think strapless works the best, too.  I’m a 36H and my dress is a 16- I found one that is super fitted up top is definitely the best.  I also found a good strapless bra at a specialty shop in Kansas City.  The bra is a longline bra, so it should work pretty well.  I have even had those buckle under the weight of the breasts, but this one is actually made for bigger busts.  I think since my top is fitted (it is one they told me you don’t need to have a bra to wear- that’s for normal people) the combo should be just fine.  Good luck.

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