(Closed) Sewn in bra cups or strapless bra?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
1051 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

Sewn in!!  

Strapless always fall on me.  With them sewn in, I didn’t have to worry about them falling.  It was great. 🙂

My seamstress provided the cups at a cost.

Post # 3
518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

I’m getting cups sewn in. The boutique/seamstress will provide them. I’m not very well endowed (not much to hold up) and there’s no chance my dress is going to fall down (corset back… nothing’s going ANYWHERE) so I’m going the comfort route. 

Post # 4
2221 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

i did sew-in ones. I bought them at joann fabrics because my mom just sewed them in for me. 

Post # 6
36 posts

I recommend sew-ins. I did not want to use a strapless bra because my dress has corset lacing without a panel behind, so a bra band would show. I would also be worried about the bra riding up above my dress in the back, or slipping down if it was not secure enough. Overall, I also like the shape and structure that the sew in cups give to the bodice.

I bought the cups at Joann’s, and my Future Mother-In-Law sewed them in with a long, simple stitch. It took maybe 10 minutes, and costed about $10… way less than I would pay for a good strapless bra!

If you need to have a seamstress do it, I believe they basically just charge for the cups themselves. So it’s not an expensive fix, even if you have to pay someone to do it.

Post # 7
387 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I am wondering the same thing. I have a small bust so i am not sure if that matters with either option. 

Post # 8
2168 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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grace14:  FWIW I did stick on bra and I wish I had gone with a sewn in!!!

Post # 9
151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

My seamstress is sweing in bra cups! Love it!

Post # 10
234 posts
Helper bee

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Sunshine09:  Why did you wish you hadn’t gone stick on?  Does it pull at your skin at all?

Post # 11
2633 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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grace14:  depends on the style of the dress and also how much support you need.

I was going to go the sew in route but I knew I wanted to sell my dress after and didn’t want that kind of alteration done to it since it is very specific in size, also, while my boobs sit high and are a really nice shape, I feel naked without the extra support because of my size and how low cut the front of my dress was.

I bought the best strapless I’ve ever had and that is the one I wore to my wedding. so comfortable, low cut so it doesn’t show, and does not budge. I wore the Wacoal red carpet bra in nude and my cousin loved it so much that she also bought one to wear at her upcoming wedding. I still wear this bra all the time.


Post # 12
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I originally had the seamstress sew in cups with a tiny bit of padding that I bought from Jo-Ann Fabrics for like $10, mostly just to lift, but it didn’t really work and ended up making my boobs look a weird shape.  I ended up having the seamstress rip out the sew in cups and just used a sticky bra with a clasp in the middle from JCP and it worked GREAT!  I thought it might slip off from sweat, but it didn’t.  My dress had a low back, so a strapless bra was out of the question.

  • This reply was modified 6 years, 4 months ago by kayeloh.
Post # 13
8601 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I opted for a push-up  stick on bra for more cleavage 

Post # 14
2468 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

Sewn in cups. I didn’t want to be in a strapless bra for twelve hours – just not comfortable!

Post # 15
530 posts
Busy bee

Is it possible to have wire sewn in cups? I don’t think I’ve ever warn a bra without wires

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