(Closed) Strapless bra for wedding dress help!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
1031 posts
Bumble bee

Have you had alterations yet? If not, your seamstress may want to do a built-in bra, which is what my dress ended up with. 

Post # 3
484 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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mrsaljtobe :  I had a strapless gown as well and I am also. 34ddd on a petite frame. Once alterations were done I didnt need a bra at all.  I say wait until your first fitting to see. 

Post # 4
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

It will also depend on the structure of the top of your dress as if it is a solid very fitted bodice they may just be able to add cups instead of a full bra and you will be fine. I would ask when you go for your fitting what they suggest.

Post # 5
123 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Hey Bee,

I have a similar sized chest (34D) and had the same concern for finding a strapless bra for my wedding.  For my dress, the seamstress ended up adding in cups so I didn’t end up needing to buy a bra after all!  The cost of alterations may increase but I think it was well worth it. So, I second what PP have said to wait for alterations and check with what your seamstress recommends is best =)

Post # 7
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

NuBra! I first bought mine for my wedding dress and now I wear it all the time. I couldn’t live without it! It’s around $35 and I got mine from Nordstrom Rack but I bet you could find it on Amazon. Sometimes I wonder how I lived without a backless bra for 25 years… haha

Post # 8
429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I’m wearing a strapless bra with my dress. Wasn’t going to wear a bra but my seamstress convinced me that I needed more cleavage (32B and that’s pushing it😂)! I got my strapless bra from Victoria’s Secret on sale.

Post # 9
27 posts
  • Wedding: March 2019

I got mine from David’s Bridal at the same time I bought my dress. I think it was $70, but it’s a corset bra and everything just looked so good together. Not to mention getting them both at the same time just made things easier.

Post # 10
3533 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I wore a strapless bra because my dress wasn’t a style that would work well with cups sewn into the dress. I went to Victoria’s Secret and they sized me. I am a 34D and the bra that I wore worked very well. 

Post # 11
989 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I went to a specialty store. Victoria’s Secret type stores don’t make my size and I wanted it to fit properly.

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