Post # 1
Soon I’ll be venturing into the world of wedding dress shopping. I have a slightly larger chest (D) and don’t really wear strapless (takes a lot to keep the girls up, ha) and was wanting to know if any of you had problems keeping your dress up? I don’t want to be tugging it up all day (I’m assuming dresses weigh a lot)…but then I also hear there are great undergarmets you can get. So please post your opinions – photos – suggestions!
Post # 3
This was my worry too. I have a DD chest, and it is very easy for things to get too booby on me. I also hate when you can see that slight line of clevage…thats always been a pet peeve of mine.
As far as looking for dresses, my chest made it very easy for me to determine what dresses were contenders and what were NOs. I was actually very lucky. The second dress shop I went to, I found my dress within the first 4 dresses I tried on. It is a relatively light dress for a wedding gown, but still has some weight cause of the long train.
I may not need undergarments at all, and I ALWAYS wear a bra. The top fits so well that Its supportive, and doesnt make my boobs like saggy. I did try on a bra what fit me like a corset top when I went bra shopping, but I realized when I wear an undergarmet, it gives me that back flab that I so desparately want to avoid.
Your dress will determine whether you need undergarments and what type.
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge
I have saggy boobs (thanks to 3 kids). I was concerned with pulling up my dress all night too. I have a corset back though and the consultant told me that if its corsetted correctly and tight you shouldn’t have issues. Double sided tape is also supposed to work in those situations.
I bought the sample which fit perfect and walked around for a while, sat down, stood up, and even danced a little in the dress and didn’t have any issues. I’m a 36 D.
Post # 5
I’m a DD and I had my longline bra sewn into my dress. I never had to pull it up.
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2013 - Piney River Ranch
I am a 34D and had a strapless wedding dress. The bodice was boned and had a corset back so that helped keep it up and in place. I did not wear a bra or have cups sewn into the dress, but those are options depending on the style of the dress (how low the back is, etc.). I did use some double-sided dress tape to ensure that I didn’t have any wardrobe malfunctions just in case.
I will say that I found myself pulling it up a bit once I really got into dancing and the corest back loosened up, but it wasn’t a huge issue.
Post # 7
I’m DD and my favorite dress actually had a corset built in, with about 8 bra like clasps with three adjustements. A lot of dresses have a lot of interior support already!
Post # 8
The problem with strapless dresses is that they take a lot of structure to keep up, which adds bulk in precisely the place you don’t want it. They make your chest seem bigger. The reason there are so many of them on the market these days is that they are cheaper to make. Sleeves are your friend – especially off the shoulder sleeves that create a wide shoulder line and balance your bust with your hips. Look at photos of Oprah and Christina Hendricks in gowns.
Sorry I think I replied to the wrong person, I mean to reply to the OP 🙂
Post # 9
My boobs are saggy C’s, and I went with a Mori Lee with a corset back. I’m going to get a strapless bra, but even with out it I’m definitely not having to keep tugging it: the corset keeps everything in place, so I’d consider one of those 🙂
Post # 10
@amandasouthcarolina: I am a DD. I normally hate strapless bras.
My seamstress advised me to get a bustier. I got one and she is sewing it into the dress so everything stays in place! I can jump up and down in it no problem! My dress is sweetheart strapless with a zipper back. It is not very heavy though. It is a flowly silk organza material (one of my favorite parts). 🙂
Post # 11
I am very worried about this. I have a 36D and a DD depending on my weight at the time ( i always gain in my chest first). And i can not wear strpless bras they just dont fit right, so i aviod any strapless clothes….but weddingdress with straps are hard to find.
Post # 12
I’m a 38D and will be wearing a bustier under my strapless dress. The bustier helps a lot in keeping the ladies in place, and my dress is a corset back. My Bridesmaid or Best Man has become very skilled at tying it up tightly (yet still allowing me to breathe). Each time I have put the dress on, it has felt very secure. That baby’s not going anywhere.
Post # 13
I wore an undergarment and strapless dress, had to pull it up maybe twice but that was because it was a big dress and people stepped on it lol.
Post # 14
I’m a DD. My dress had a low-ish back. I had bra cups sewn in and I was fine.
Post # 15
You totally can! I am a G cup and found a strapless dress that I am SO comfortable in. Everything feels really held in due to the construction (Maggie Sottero) and the corset back. It’s way more structured and better made than any random strapless dress I might buy for a different occasion.
I just had my first fitting, and actually went braless- I’m leaning towards having cups sewn in because I feel like a strapless bra would add more trouble/pulling up than I want. But even braless and with the dress too big, I was amazed at how well it seemed to work.
My seamstress also said that the corset back will loosen as the night goes on, so plan to have someone relace you to tighten things up again.
Post # 16
I’m a DDD and wore a strapless ballgown, it was plenty heavy. I wore a longline bra underneath but it was the alternations that kept it up. Mine was a zipper back but since it was fitted to me, and the tightest at the smallest part of my waist, it didn’t move all day or night.