(Closed) Small Boob Bride needs advice from Busty ladies

posted 7 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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Blushing bee

I’m a 34D, but I have never had any luck with JCrew dresses. I feel like that designer doesn’t accomodate boobs very well in general. I always look pregnant or weird in some other way. There might be dresses similar to JCrew from a different designer that are more forgiving. Did you check Ann Taylor Loft?

On behalf of your bridesmaids, thanks for being accomodating!! 😉

 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

The one with straps and a V-neck might work, but it depends on the girl.  Depending on her boob shape, that will either be very flattering or completely obscene because she’s spilling out.  You’ll just have to see.  I hope it’s on the flattering side because that’s a beautiful dress!

The strapless one would look awful.  In my experience, that sort of waist and flowiness in the skirt makes busty women look fat or pregnant.  The fabric hangs off the end of the boobs and doesn’t come back in, so the shape of the waist is completely hidden.  It’s like wearing a potato sack.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

no sweethearts or strapless.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Hm…well, between the two I’d recommend the one with straps (and would absolutely NOT go with the strapless unless there’s a more fitted option). Here is the problem I typically run into with those types of dresses (the first one); the boob-area is too small/short and I end up having the seams ON my boobs when they should be UNDER them.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

@GreenEyedMoon:  I second everything you just said.  I’m a 32Dirty Delete and a size 4/6 and the strapless one would make even me look 6 months pregnant.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m letting my BM’s pick their own dresses with a few guidelines: blue (any shade), not too much cleavage (I want it to look classy) and knee length. My three BMs have different body types and all different boob sizes so I felt that letting them pick their own dresses would work best for each of them, because honestly, I don’t know much about dresses big boobs either (lol). Is that an option for you?

Otherwise you could ask them what types of tops work best for them, provide the most support, etc, and try to work within those guidelines.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

As a large chested lady (36E), I’ve never had any luck with J Crew.  They really don’t seem to carry styles that provide enough coverage up there and the couple times I’ve managed to get enough coverage, the rest of the dress makes me look pregnant or hangs kind of like a bag is is therefore unflattering.

But I do appreciate that you’re trying to look out for your large chested girls!  For me, I tend to look good in strapless or v-necks with wider shoulder straps (so long as the v isn’t too deep that I’m falling out).  Halter and thin spagehtti straps are usually very unflattering.  Flowy dresses usually aren’t good since if you can’t define the waist/shape, you end up looking huge everywhere instead of just in the chest.

ETA: Since you posted pictures on this one, I figured I comment on those as well.  The strapless one you posted is too flowy; once it gets out to cover the boobs, it never comes back in to show the waist so it would look like a sack on me.  The straped dress is very pretty but there is no way my boobs would fit in the top.  One difficulty of large chested women is having a seam/band that is supposed to run directly under the bust; at least in my experience it always ends up running over the top of the boobs which just looks silly!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m a 36 Dirty Delete, as well. I think the one with straps might work, but she’ll probably have to order at least a size larger than her regular size, especially if J Crew dresses run smaller in the boobs (I’ve never worn one, so I couldn’t say). I don’t think J Crew has plus sizes, so you might need to see how high their sizes go up and make sure she’s got at least 2 more sizes up she can order if she needs to. I can almost definitely guarantee that the strapless one won’t work. It’s not fitted enough under the boobs, so it’s going to look like a maternity dress on a busty lady, and also won’t offer enough support for her boobs.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Why not chose a color and let her decide herself?

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

My sister and I are both 34D and tried on both of those dresses as options for my bridesmaids… I was not comfortable in either of them and my sister loved both of the dresses you post it. That being said, I’m much more modest than my sister. I felt like my boobs were hanging out and she said she felt perfectly fine. I guess it just depends on the girl.

All that to say, I’d have her try it on (even if you have to order it and then pay shipping to return… if you love those dresses I think it’d be worth it).

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am a 38Dirty Delete and ive actually tired on both of these dresses.  I would stay away from them both.  Halters, and strapless make girls who are big look bigger.  Halter creates a lot of clevage, and strapess with an empire waist and you run the risk of the top part not being high enough to hold it all in. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

The strapless one…no, there’s no way I could pull that one off, haha. The halter top might work, but like previous posters have said, your bridesmaids really need to try them on and be honest with you to know for sure.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

If you’re dead set on the JCrew chiffon, why not have your bridesmaid try on the other strapless style they offer?  My maid of honor(36 DD) wore the “Juliet” style, and surprisingly the strapless gave her more coverage and support than the v-neck option you posted.  It also had a lovely set-in waistband which helped give her a nice shape.  Otherwise, as PP’s have mentioned, big boobs+empire waist=6 months pregnant look.

My SIL wore the v-neck option you posted and was very uncomfortable all night – the dress gaped at the top and sides and was not a good option if you’re over a C-cup In My Humble Opinion.  I bit my tongue all night when she complained since she flat out refused to try on dresses and I advised her not to pick that one!

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