Post # 1
I have an appointment nov.18/11,..I have a small bustline and was wondering if anyone had any advice to give about how to pick the right dress that would fit perfectly and not look old fashioned,..I have more of a boyish figure and im scared if i find the dress i like that i won’t fill it in right
Post # 3
@gowiththeflow09: i am flat as a board and went with a sweetheart neckline and sewn in cups. looked great and didn’t need a bra!
Post # 4
Ditto to what elliestan said. My dress looks AMAZING with the sewn in bra cups and sweat heart neckline.
Post # 5
I’m having cups sewn into my dress. It gives me the correct proportions.
Post # 6
I am also in the flat-as-a-board category, and I have a slight sweetheart neckline. I am going to have sewn in cups, 2 sets if necessary, in order to make me look like I’m not flat-as-a-board.
Post # 7
Me too, I have A cups and a sweetheart neckline. I’m going to get cups sewn in, maybe even two pairs 🙂
Post # 8
Does the sweetheart help as in giving the illusion of a shape, in addition to the cups? I’m a dress newbie, and also flat as a board…
And do you ladies go with a strapless dress? I’m scared if I go strapless the dress will somehow stick away from my body and make it really obvious that I wasn’t there when God handed out boobs.
Post # 9
I agree with all PPs, the sweetheart can really do wonders for busts of all sizes.
Post # 10
Try on some dresses by Casablanca! They do custom measurements for a small fee, so you can really save money on alterations. I was a 32AA at the time of our wedding, which was a lot smaller than the off-the-rack size that would fit my waist and butt, but by spending the extra $100 for the custom measurements I only ended up having to pay for a bustle. I’m not sure if there are other brands that do this, but I definitely recommend looking into it.
Post # 11
@maymorganite: The seamstress can adjust the bodice to follow your body, with or without adding cups. I added cups and they made the top hem pull in towards me slightly… and I also did a slight sweetheart. I was going to wear additional pushup pads but decided not to at the last minute. Those dresses can really build shape!
Post # 12
I found that just wearing a dress with a very structured, boned bodice does a great job of creating a shape that I don’t actually possess. 🙂 That is, versus a dress without that kind of structure. You can see the difference in this thread I posted recently: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/which-lace-dress
or, this was another very structured dress I tried on recently; that curve in the boobal region is not me, it’s the dress (and a well padded bra underneath)!
Also, @maymorganite, a strapless dress that’s properly fitted shouldn’t pull away from you like you’re describing. If it’s properly snug through the torso, you should be fine.
Post # 13
I found strapless dresses unflattering, because I have fairly broad shoulders with my small bust. The dress I ended up getting is off-the-shoulder with a deep scoop. It’s very flattering, and a good alternative to the sweetheart neckline if that is not your thing :).
Post # 14
I also had a sweetheart with sewn in cups. I’m a small B (like barely fill it out) and I actually looked like i had some cleavage. My dress was a Casablanca and I really recommend the dresses. I had my dress custom made to my measurements (hem to hollow) and didn’t need any additional alterations.
I’m also really petite, so I wanted a dress to make me look full up top and emphasize my waist. Mission accomplished.
Post # 15
I agree with PP! I’m barely a 34A and I went with a sweetheart neckline and sewn-in cups.
Post # 16
@LizTheProcrastinator:,..exactly i have a small bustline but a very broad and physique shoulderline ,… i dont want to look msculine but elegant and thats my wedding / theme elegant, traditional