(Closed) small bust wedding dress advice

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
3165 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@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
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Ditto to what elliestan said. My dress looks AMAZING with the sewn in bra cups and sweat heart neckline.

Post # 5
6245 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

I’m having cups sewn into my dress.  It gives me the correct proportions.

Post # 6
562 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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. Smile

Post # 7
4802 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Me too, I have A cups and a sweetheart neckline.  I’m going to get cups sewn in, maybe even two pairs 🙂

Post # 8
389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
116 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I agree with all PPs, the sweetheart can really do wonders for busts of all sizes. 

Post # 10
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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
3367 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@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
611 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
1369 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I agree with PP! I’m barely a 34A and I went with a sweetheart neckline and sewn-in cups.


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