(Closed) Sewn in cups vs. bra: what’s the best choice?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Bumping because I would like to know the answer also!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t know about wedding dresses but I did sewn in cups for 4 prom dresses — I wear a 36 B so I am small chested.  I loved the sewn in cups and I’m pretty sure that is what I’ll be doing too!

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

My alterations place sent me to a specific lingerie store that had high quality lowback bras. Have you asked yours?

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I guess iy depends on your dress. I for one, wouldnt be happy with sewn in. find a good bra if your chest needs to be at its best. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Perhaps it depends on how well you’re endowed? I did the sewn in cups and they worked great for me (though my dress had an inner corset-ish thing–basically like the back of a bra–adjustable w/ hooks, but about 8 inches tall, if that makes sense). So it was very secure and I wasn’t worried about movement, and it gave me plenty of support and a nice push-up effect, though mine aren’t all that large. But I’m not sure if my experience was typical?

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I had sewn-in cups and it was fine. I wear a 34D. My dress had a built-in boned corset type thing, though, that you hooked inside before zipping the dress, so that was almost a bra itself. This was easier than finding a comfortable bra that worked with the dress. But, if my dress had been less supportive, I would have gone with a bra. I think it really depends on the dress.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m having cups sewn into my dress.  Not to get too Too Much Information, but I’m a 34C and my ladies tend to stay where they should be and don’t really sag.  I think it depends on how large of a chest you have and how much support you need.  I can see why you may want to wear a strapless bra if you are used to wearing a bra all the time.  I hate the pesky things and don’t wear them if I don’t have to.  

There are some stick on, backless bras available at Victoria’s Secret.  

http://www.victoriassecret.com/ss/Satellite?ProductID=1265747908741&c=Page&cid=1329190945963&pagename=vsdWrapper

You can also look into strapless bras that kind of wrap around your torso twice and can be made to fit under low back desses.  

http://www.victoriassecret.com/ss/Satellite?ProductID=1265748843624&c=Page&cid=1329190974604&pagename=vsdWrapper

Hope that helps.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I have to be honest, I own several evening gowns and the like, and I have always had cups sewn in. Wearing a bra would be terribly inconvenient in your wedding gown–you don’t want to deal with the hassle, possibility of it showing, etc. A top notch seamstress will ensure that you have the support and look you want with sewn in cups! No doubt! Good luck ๐Ÿ™‚

PS, where are you from OP? Perhaps I can recommend a seamstress?

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I just dont’ feel like anything can subsititute a good bra…seriously. If you want to feel fully confident that no wardrobe malfuctions will occur, find a good bra, bustier.

Post # 12
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Helper bee

@mrstjp2b:  

1. Sew-in cups will stay with you if the dress has the safty bands (like the bra strap) built into the back of the bodice on the inside, and usually they should be there.

2.  Sufficient support comes with a proper number and position of the boning, mainly  ๐Ÿ™‚

3.  Sew-in cups should make your dress look more natural, not the reverse

I recommend sew-in cups totally ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

If you’re larger-chested, I have seen where seamstresses sew in an actual strapless bra.  I think that’s what I’m having done.  It’ll trash your dress if you try to take the bra out after, so if you’re worried about that it’s maybe not the best option, but if you’re large-chested and need the support, nothing replaces a good bra, IMO, and I don’t trust those flimsy little cups as far as I can throw them.  I also don’t have a corset in my dress, though- if you do, even if you’re large-chested, you probably won’t need as much support from a bra because the dress will provide it.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

It definitely depends on if you have enough to push up with little pads in your dress. Personally, I’m lacking in that deparment ๐Ÿ™‚ so I will be going with a bra for sure! My dress also has a low V back. You have 2 options:

 

1. Get a longline bra with a deep back, I hear wonderful things about these.. but I really need all the help I can get so I’d like to use something with very oomphy padding.

2. Choose your favorite bra and buy a low-back converter.

 

Every time I suggest #2 some other poster will tell me how horrible they are and that your bra will not stay up.. but I came up with a way to test this. Take your bra and hook an extra strap from whatever bra onto one of the hooks at the back, take the other strap and hook it to the other side. Bring them around to the front of you, criss crossing, and clip them to eachother. Walk around, dance, etc. and see if the bra budges. Keep in mind that the actual converter will be made for this and your dress will be tight to you, also helping keep your bra in place. So I figure if it stays in place with dinky little bra straps and nothing over top, I’ll be good to go on the day of.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I personally would never wear a bra in a wedding gown. There are so many women who accidentally have a wardrobe issue and straps end up showing. Good quality cups look natural and are very comfortable. If your dress however does not fit right it wont move right. I did like the idea a previous post mentioned about sewing a bra into your dress… this should work well. Do you have a picture of your dress?

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I am having both cups and one of the push up strapless bras I love from Fredericks sewn in to give me lift since I am very petite. It’s the one day I get to look extra good so I’m going for both.

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