(Closed) Small Chested Bride needs some advice from busty ladies

posted 8 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I think that a full-chested Bridesmaid or Best Man can have success with almost anywhere, provided that they buy a dress that fits their bust first. 

I’m a 36Dirty Delete too and I *can* wear Jcrew, but I have to buy a dress typically two sizes larger and then tailor the rest of it to fit. I’m also petite, but I can’t fit into jcrew petite–I have to do the regular, if that helps. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee

I heard that JCrew dresses are not roomy enough for large chested ladies. But I have never worn one.

To answer your question, It is always best to choose a style where they could wear a bra with straps. Strapless is fine but you need a seriously well fitting bra. I’m only a 36D and have yet to find a strapless bra that I like.

If your Bridesmaid or Best Man is concerned about her weight, she may not want a strapless. I’d also recommend that you pick a designer that you can get more than one style in the same color and give them choices of style.

Both my BMs have large chests and they are wearing a v-neck sleeveless top and long skirt separates.

Good luck

 

 

Post # 5
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9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Not all big busted ladies have the same body proportions so just cos it looks good on one big busted lady, doesnt mean it will look good on all. Factors like the width of the shoulders, length of torso, size of arms and length of neck all make a difference.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ

@DeaconBride: & @bells: Totally agree. I think this is true for any body type. We have 2 skinny MoHs (one w/no chest, the other average), one heavier, REALLY busty Bridesmaid or Best Man and one junior Bridesmaid or Best Man. The solution for us is to put them all in a same color/fabric dress, but they all get different styles. I’m not familiar with Jcrew, but I think dressing your BMs according to their body-type (and/or age in my case) is only going to make you look better, so great job in considering their body types. 🙂

Honestly, I’d just go somewhere and have them try on a bunch of different styles with you to see what looks good, then find that style in whatever brand/color you want. That’s what I’m planning to do. Also, as a larger-chested gal, I’ve never had problems being a Bridesmaid or Best Man if I make sure to get the appropriate undergarment, but I’m also not really big, just larger than average.

Post # 7
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13096 posts
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.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

Truthfully, I would decide on a color brides maid dress which would be easy to match and tell them to buy any dress in that color that they like within parameters….length for example, and perhaps no clevage.   It will be like a fashion show as they walk down the aisle.  Then it is on them to find the dress that makes them look their best and you avoid the angst trying to decide what looks good on them.

Just ask them to show you their choice before they buy it.

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