(Closed) To bra or not to bra? Pros/Cons of underthings with THIS dress on ME! Thx

posted 9 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I say bustier. I’m with ya on the busty (34D here!) and I’m TOTALLY going to wear one. I think Victoria’s Secret has a bustier that has their infinity edge, so it’ll just blend against your skin and you won’t get that weird bra-line. Or maybe you should try a specialty lingerie shop… I’m sure they are experts in this! Take these pictures of you in your dress, and let them know your concerns.

Post # 4
5778 posts
Bee Keeper

No bra! I’m having the same issue with my daughter but I think you both look perfect in your dresses! No bra! lol

Post # 5
112 posts
Blushing bee

I have a similar dress and I’m struggling with the same suggestion. I’m leaning towards getting a bustier just to help ensure that everything stays in place all day. However, I really don’t want to add any more layers either.

Post # 6
563 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

It’s a lovely dress, and you look beautiful in it.  Could you bring the strapless bra to your seamstress who is doing alterations and ask for her opinion?  My dress is low in the back, so they are sewing a loop that I can put my bra through to keep it from slipping up.  They might be able to do the same for you, or to sew your bra into the dress to keep it in place.  Oh, and to be clear – I am mentioning bra options to you only to give you extra information, since I don’t know enough about dress construction to know if you should wear a bra and I don’t want to sound like I am pushing that option.

Post # 7
2365 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

It is a corset bodice, right? No, you do not need a bra. I also have a corset bodice and I will not do a bra.

Post # 9
10 posts
  • Wedding: August 2009

I had the same question with my dress and actually went to my first fitting thinking I would go bra-less. I didn’t like the look and didn’t feel secure (also a D cup) so rescheduled my dress fitting so I had time to go to a bra fitting specialist. BEST move I could have made. I took a picture of the dress with me and had an hour long fitting with a great bra specialist who found me the perfect bustier and spanx shaper. It worked really well and I’m glad I did it. At the second dress fitting, it looked much better. (For anyone in/near NYC, go to Bra Tenders – they are amazingly helpful.) I would definitely reccomend going to a specialist, whatever you end up doing.

Good luck! 

Post # 11
469 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Let me preface this by saying I am a sweater.  I sweat all the time.  Its not particularly attractive, but it happens. 

Anyway, I also wore a strappless dress with a corset back, and went bra-less.  I’m also a 36Dirty Delete, and didn’t want to add extra girth to my frame.  With a corset back, you’ll be able to get the girls in nice and tight, and the secret to no sweating is baby power.  Use a big fluffy brush and baby power yourself up from the middle of your ribcage to right up under your bewbs.  Works like a charm!

Post # 12
1356 posts
Bumble bee

I say, no bra. How thin is your dress? Do you really think you will sweat through?

Post # 13
2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I had a similar shaped dress, and I had planned to go bra-less because my dress was holding me in pretty well anyway. But when I visited my seamstress she insisted I needed to wear a bra in order for the structure of the dress to hang properly on my hips. She modified an off-the-rack bustier (cut down the top to keep it from sticking out of the dress) and I have to say that she was right. The dress hung much better and made me look far slimmer with the bra on.

Post # 15
7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I was going to go bra-less in my dress (36C here), but I’ve bought a seamless longline bra to try on with the dress just in case.  The bra I got has absolutely NO padding at all, so I don’t think it will be adding much in the way of girth, but will provide the shaped look that I desire.  I’ll keep you posted when it arrives!

Post # 16
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’m a 36Dirty Delete as well and I think I am going to try the no bra approach.  I bought a bustier, but the bones were poking into my ribs within minutes.  Very painful.  I also felt like the bustier pushed everything up higher (not always a bad thing!), but including in the back.  My dress is similar to yours and I think you’ll be fine without one since you can adjust the corset.  Our wedding is outdoors in August, so I am making sure I have some cotton underlining in there to wick away moisture.

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