(Closed) Tell me about your foundation garments – longline bra? Spanx?

posted 6 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
495 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I will most likely be wearing basic high waisted spanx (like below) that go over my inner thighs so I dont get irritation where my inner thighs meet. Whatever dress I get will be a corset or altered into a corset so I will not be wearing any sort of bra because with a corset, I wont need one lol 🙂

Post # 4
137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I used both. kept everything in place and i was comfy!

Post # 5
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Well, if you get real spanx not knockoff, there is an area that opens to pee, but you’d still have an issue if you needed to #2.


Post # 6
249 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

…listening in

Post # 7
1733 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Comfort for me was one of the most important things. I chose an A-line dress that kept me from needing serious support garments — I wore a pair of Lane Bryant high-leg/high-waist briefs, and that with the boning in my dress kept everything smoothed out nicely. My strapless bra was a Victoria’s Secret Bombshell — serious push-up situation to fill everything out and keep my curves balanced.

I was a bit concerned about sweating and chafing for my upper thighs for our outdoor June wedding, but 1) we got a lovely sunny but not humid day, and 2) I applied a bunch of anti-chafe gel to my upper thighs, and everything felt silky smooth all day!

Post # 8
2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have an Elomi long-line bra – this one:


But I’m thinking of getting the Goddess 689 as well, since I’ve heard great things about them:

Goddess Lace Longline Bra GD689 – Goddess Bras

On the bottom half, probably Spanx or shapewear pants, but they would have to be neither long leg nor too high wasted to prevent bathroom difficulties. 

Post # 9
2335 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m only wearing a longline bra and regular panties.  I like the way spanx feel (support is good!) but my skirt is poofy enough that it wouldn’t make a difference in looks and its just one more thing to move when I have to pee.  Longline bras suck you in on the waist, so as long as your skirt isn’t tight on the booty/legs, I don’t think you’ll need the spanx, too.

Post # 11
603 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@NAvery:  let us know how it works out as I am wondering the same thing!

Post # 13
1081 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013


Exactly the same as this lovely bee! 🙂 high-waisted spanx, and no bra at all because my corset-back dress was built so beautifully that I won’t need one even with 36DDDs.



@NAvery:  Glad to hear you found a solution! May I ask what kind of Spanx you ordered?

Post # 14
7901 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I wore a longline bra and spanx. I felt great all day.

Post # 15
119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

For my strapless a-line dress I wore a long line bra and a long control-top slip. And since it was an outside ceremony and we were planning on taking about 2 hours of outdoor photos I also wore a pair of blue athletic shorts under my slip much to my mother’s chagrin (something blue!). You couldn’t see them (no bunching, etc) and it made me laugh to think about them under there. It also protected me from inner-thigh chafing which for me is THE WORST of all.

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