Post # 1
My dress has an mostly open back, part of it covered with sheer lace inset. I was going to get cups sewn in because it seemed easiest, but they show through.
My seamstress is suggesting a bra. She works independently, so I need to buy one. She sent some links, however.
low back longline: http://www.brabarella.com/photos/bras/carnival203.jpg
adhesive (she did NOT recommend this): http://www1.bloomingdales.com/catalog/product/index.ognc?ID=134481
Also, someone else suggested a clear back strapless bra (although she had not actually tried one herself). I think she meant something like this: http://www.lingerienewstyle.com/allproduct.asp?idProduct=34
This is my dress (destination)
Post # 3
I wouldn’t go with the clear back ones. They still show and they’ll look very odd in photos. Is your seamstress not able to carefully line the bodice of your dress? Otherwise I would probably go with the multiway.
Post # 4
I agree that the clear-strap bra would look BAD.
Post # 5
Definatly the multiway…although I am assuming no bra isnt an option(Im very small busted myself and there are very few instances in which i actually NEED a bra) but i would say no to the “clear” back…clear straps/backs are not classy adn do not scream wedding to me. Clear straps are for clubs not weddings IMO
Post # 6
With that low back, you aren’t going to be able to find something that doesn’t show. I would consider a backless bra like this with some adhesive tape on the straps to keep them under the dress.
Post # 7
I would not recommend this:
as you can see It will slide off and will give your boobs no support.
Post # 8
I have worn an adhesive bra before and it rocked! I wear a 32B and I got one of the silicone ones (I think I got it at wal-mart). If you apply it right and clasp it in the front it gives great oomph and doesn’t make your boobs look weird. I guess it depends what size girls you have, but I highly recommend the adhesive one! I would suggest getting one anyways and trying it out, I don’t think it was over $15. However, if you wear it multiple times then I would get a brand new one for your actual wedding day because the adhesive does eventually loose its strength. With that being said, I wore mine to a wedding when it was brand new and danced and sweated all night and never had any problems!
I just looked at the link of the adhesive bra you posted and I can’t believe they even use that photo to try and sell them… this is more like what mine actually looked like:
Post # 9
@summerbvt: That bra looks like the NuBra. I tried one of those in high school on my 36B chest and it slid because of the sweat. I do agree that if you use one, you need to have a brand new one for the wedding day.
You might also want to consider something like this.
Post # 10
@summerbvt: I am a bit bigger than a B…I have read that the sticky bras work best on smaller chested girls.
Post # 11
@lmbride: understandable, but hey, it might be worth a shot and a good excuse to buy a cute top you wouldn’t tackle otherwise, grab your lady friends and go dancing! trial run!
Post # 12
I have also used adhesive bras with no problems. I am a full B and have worn mine to multiple weddings with NO problems — even in sweat/dancing/etc… it was totally fine! I also find them very comfortable, but they are not always super supportive, so I could see why girls with bigger boobs wouldn’t find them comfy.
You do have to make sure that your skin is clean and DRY prior to applying it. If you put it on right after getting out of the shower, you’ll have problems. I definitely recommend at least getting one to try! Even if you don’t end up wearing it for your wedding, they are nice for shirts with built in bras, but where you need a little more coverage for when its cold, if ya catch my drift. 😉
Post # 13
I would try a strapless longline bra. It looks like your dress won’t accommodate shoulder straps, which is unfortunate, because otherwise a multiway bra might be a good choice. If you’re above a B, the adhesive bras aren’t going to do it for you, especially if you are going to be dancing. I agree that the clear back bra would look trashy. So look for a strapless longline. You obviously need a VERY low back.
Post # 14
I think multiway might be the best option, but I would be concerned about the bra straps showing. That’s not a good look for a wedding!!
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Post # 16
It’s almost like you need to find one that is a combination of a low back AND the clear back. If the strap was almost see-thru and fell below the lace part, you probably wouldn’t see it. If you could find a low-back nude bra that was REALLY close to your skin colour, it also might be hard to spot as long as it is below the lace.
Obviously you’d ideally find a low back bra that is low enough to actually fall below the solid material, but this might be hard to do 🙁