Post # 1
I am a 34D (DD on a good/bad day, depending on how you look at it) and I’m wearing a strapless dress. The back dips a bit but nothing too plunging.
Any tips on good bras? I am the kind of girl who needs a lot of support, I am happiest when l feel like I have no boobs, although that is clearly not the case!!!
I am trying to avoid a bustier because I really don’t want to feel hot, I tend to sweat.
Post # 3
I’m actually a DDD but I remember being a D cup not terribly long ago. I have honestly never found any strapless bras that were supportive once you start getting that large, and I looked high and low for them too. Maybe talk to your seamstress and see what they suggest.
Post # 4
I found a longline bra that worked pretty well for me. You need the boning to actually give adequate strapless support. The problem is that it was too hot on my wedding day, so I went without and relied on the corset of my dress 🙂 It worked out fine for me.
Post # 5
Ember, I know what you mean about needing support. But my dress does offer some support on its own so I think a strapless bra would be okay….
Doctorgirl i will check that out…!
Post # 6
So they are out there, have no fear. I am a 38G and have gotten many supportive strapless bras from this company. http://www.bravissimo.com/products/lingerie/strapless-bras?back=34&cup=d
Super comfortable and the bras really breathe which I found refreshing. Also for fun they have fabulous swimsuits and really yummy tops that accomondate big busts and small waists. I very highly encourage you to take a look!
Post # 7
- Wedding: July 2010 - The Tower Club
I got one from herroom.com. Excellent quality, great customer service!
Post # 8
Will check website right now!
Post # 9
I’m a 34Dirty Delete myself. Try Le Mystere…expensive but well worth it!
They’re available at Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, etc.
Post # 10
I am a 38D-DD and I have had good luck with Wacoal and Le Mystere. They’re not perfect, but they were good. The best advice I can give is that you should get measured at a store and know for sure what size you are. That helped me find a supportive bra.
Post # 11
Agreed on Wacoal as well. And definitely get measured (anywhere but Victoria’s Secret!) to know your true size.
Post # 12
I’m a 32 F, and I can’t even begin to guess how many bras I tried on with my dress. Ironically, because the back dipped so low I ended up going without one! However, I did find an absolutely awesome strapless that is really and truly supportive from the brand Fantasie.
It’s definitely not cheap, but it’s worth it.
I also loved this bustier-type, but the cup just wasn’t big enough for me. So so pretty though.
If you can’t tell, I’m a big fan of the biggerbras.com site, especially since you can always get 15% off with one of their coupon codes. However, I have to admit that I benefitted the most by actually going into this store and getting fitted: http://www.clairdelunekc.com/
Their online selection isn’t that great but they are absolutely worth visiting if you are in the Kansas City area. They are helpful on the phone too, so it might be worth calling to see if you can special-order something that way.
Post # 13
Also, it might be a good idea to go up a cup size and down a band size when you are buying a strapless. It may not be super comfortable to wear a bra that tight, but it helps to keep from slipping.
Post # 14
Oh yeah, as HotChild said, do NOT get measured at VS. They’re horrible.
Post # 15
Ugh. Finding strapless bras is the worst. I’m a 32E and have never been able to find a strapless that doesn’t
a. squish my boobs
b. make my boobs look pointy (seriously? how is this attractive?)
c. not fall down
d. not hurt
Sigh, sigh, sigh.
Post # 16
KateMW: I believe their goal is to make ladies *think* that their chest is bigger than it is! I’ve been wondering what they would measure me at, since their DDs don’t even begin to fit me!