(Closed) Small chested brides!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
47 posts
  • Wedding: Kauai

I had bra cups sewn in so we didn’t have to reconstruct my queen anne neckline gown, nor did I have to go find/invest in a bridal bra…it was important to me that they not look fake-I obv have not got that shape going on! I was really happy with the result. Your seamstress should have them on hand to stick in during your appointment so you get a feel for the look. 

Post # 3
7658 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I had some lightly padded cups sewn in. I didn’t want too much oomph because I wanted to look natural but I also didn’t want to look flat chested because my dress was pretty tight. I hate strapless bras because I have never been able to find one that I didn’t have to keep pullig up.

Post # 4
2443 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I had padded cups sewn in. I wore Katie May’s Poipu and there’s no way you can wear a bra with it. Not that I would’ve anyway, I don’t have much to manage 

Post # 5
943 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

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mrstg:  I bought a corset bra when I bought my dress… It worked wonders and gave me cleavage without padding that I NEVER have! Haha I highly suggest it 🙂

Post # 6
1475 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I actually tend to think that in wedding dress world, being small-chested is something of a gift…I went bra-less (I am a small 32C) and it was wonderful!

However, I didn’t have a strapless dress, and I might have needed a bit more “enhancement” if I had. If that’s what you need, I would recommend having your seamstress sew in some padded cups. You could also try some stick-on cups from Fashion Forms…they sell them from Target and they’re very inexpensive!

Post # 7
2544 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m smaller than a 32A in most brands and I just had lightly padded cups sewn in to my dress and went without a bra. I couldn’t get even a smidgen of cleavage unless I duct taped my boobs together so I figured why even try (honestly, I’ve been trying for years and have finally realized it’s just something I’ll never have without surgery). My sewn in cups gave me a little definition (otherwise with my style dress I would have been flat as a washboard) without looking unreal or fake. 

Post # 8
400 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

My seamstress will sew in one set of cups as a “base” and then add a second set of folded cups to create push-up pads. The overall result looks good: there is some shape but nothing too exaggerated.

Post # 9
618 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I don’t really care how my boobs will look like honestly… People won’t be fooled, they all know me and they’ve all seen me! xD I’m as flat as a plank and there aint much I can do about that! even push up bras don’t work so… hence why I won’t have a strapless dress. It would just fall off me in seconds! I heard they can have corsets sewn in but I’m not sure how hard it is to make that.

Post # 10
129 posts
Blushing bee

I have a sweetheart neck line and size 34A  I’m getting cups sewn in! I’ll know Friday if it was enough or if Ill want more But I liked it at my fitting! 

Post # 11
1973 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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applecat:  wow, lucky you a “small” C cup!  Wish I had your problem. You don’t know what small is until you see double A’s! hahahah 

Post # 12
446 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I will gladly share some of mine with everyone…I am having the exact opposite issue – to big, how can I control them without resorting to duct tape? My dress is low cut and I am having a hard time finding something that will work 🙁

Post # 13
11 posts

I am small chested.  All of the sample gowns looked unflattering on me because i did not fill them out.  The sales associates would come running with 2 layers of pushup heavily padded cups, and shoved them down my dress (in addition to the already padded strapless bra i was wearing).

My size doesn’t bother me, but i found it hard to visualize the proportions and fit of the dress without it fitting me properly. 

My seasmstress suggested i buy a very padded bra and she will sew it into the dress.  Another seamstress brought out the most amazing padded cups and they made a huge difference.  They were gel filled. I included a link, because i highly recommend these.  Also, i don’t know what size cups I tried on, but they definitely weren’t an A.  I think whichever route i go (bra or cups), i will buy a bigger size B or C, because the dress instantly fit me better.



Post # 14
82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: Dieng Clubhouse

I’m size 34B and will have lightly padded cups sewn in my gown on my next fitting. I’ll try the sewn-in cups first but I already have a strapless light push-up bra for emergency. Won’t have any gel filler/chicken cutlets inside my bra other than the built-in padding since I don’t need much oomph, what I need are shape and structure.

Post # 15
178 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I’m a 32B (only a B because of the sides!) and will be wearing a strapless push up bra as well as chicken fillets haha. If that won’t work… Good luck!

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