(Closed) strapless dress issues!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
19 posts

Hi there. I’m an amateur seamstress who is always working on new solutions for my strapless dresses. So In My Humble Opinion a strapless dress really should have built in boning/support liner that ideally you latch on the inside like a bra. That way THAT fits nice and snug and the outer dress can flow gracefully and not be too tight.


Im guessing this dress doesn’t have it. So I suggest that the top now sounds too tight. Some “cups” are very hard and can be painful at their edges, but not all cups are hard. You could have her loosen the top where it’s hurting, and add these amazing tapes which TOTALLY work.



Fyi they are much stronger than regular fashion tape. Or you could have the cups removed, leave the size the same, use the tapes and this kind of bra:


Its lighter weight than the popular silicon versions but still creates a nice perky sturdy busom for the top of the dress to rest on.  Of course if need significant support you might consider a corset instead…


Good luck! 

Post # 5
10972 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@ayoungs:  I’m sorry to hear you’re having some trouble with your dress, but just wanted to tell you that you look beautiful in your dress!

Post # 6
846 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@ayoungs:  i have just been through hell and back with my dress not fitting correctly, it was too tight at the top and still kept falling down…FINALLY yesterday it fit PERFECTLY. What many people don’t realize is that a lot of the dress is being held up by the area above your hips, so if this area fits snug the dress will not fall down, allowing you to take out the area at the top without a problem!

Post # 7
74 posts
Worker bee

A dress needs to be tight at the waist and not to tight at the top/bossom area. If she lets the dress out just ever so slightly only on the very top of your dress I think that would help without compromising support. But i’m not a professional seamstress. 

I agree with  @pengoala:  you look amazing and that dress is to die for!

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