(Closed) To Wear a Bra or Not Wear a Bra?!?!?!

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
27 posts
  • Wedding: December 2010

any way you can sew on bra cups to your wedding dress? They sewed a bustier for my sister’s dress and it looked great. You couldn’t even tell that she was wearing anything.

I totally understand your feeling. I have to wear a bra all the time, because if I don’t, the girls will go anywhere and everywhere they please…lol..hope this helps

Post # 4
320 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Well, I dont know how much my opinion will matter considering i’m at 34B! haha but I am just sewing cups in my dress and not wearing a bra. I want to be as comfortable as I can be! Since you have a large chest i would assume the boning in your dress probably wouldnt give enough support.

Post # 5
502 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: Private home

It depends on the dress – some of the lighter weight fabrics NEED a bra or you will be showing things you might not intend.  On the other hand, if your dress is really structured, you can probably get away without a bra or have a soft cup bra sewn into the dress to keep the girls in place without adding a lot of weight.

I wore a bustier under my wedding dress, and in retrospect, I really wish I hadn’t, since the dress was heavy and the bustier just added an unnecessary layer.

Post # 6
8247 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Check out Bravissimo (http://www.bravissimo.com/default.aspx).  They go from 28-40, D-KK so you should be able to find either a strapless or longline bra in your size.  Don’t go braless – as a 34DD myself I can promise that I would have been SOOOO uncomfortable without a bra.  Small chested ladies can pull it off but as a larger chested lady like myself, I think you should continue the hunt for a bra.

Check out these options:

Long line – http://www.bravissimo.com/products/lingerie/bodies-and-basques/panache/basques/pnf1-details.aspx?ck=8pTZeA6tI0OT4vSZRYDF6Av3AcUVBmcyOeNuFaXN7b9p9WlMR1VEvQ%3d%3d

Strapless – http://www.bravissimo.com/products/lingerie/strapless-bras/fantasie/strapless-bras/fae6-details.aspx?colour=ivory&ck=8pTZeA6tI0NllzBpH62PVg6FCxtHKNjY

Strapless – http://www.bravissimo.com/products/lingerie/strapless-bras/panache/strapless-bras/pne9-details.aspx?colour=ivory&ck=8pTZeA6tI0NllzBpH62PVg6FCxtHKNjY

Strapless – http://www.bravissimo.com/products/lingerie/strapless-bras/panache/plunge-bras/pnb9-details.aspx?colour=white&ck=8pTZeA6tI0NllzBpH62PVg6FCxtHKNjY

Post # 7
1033 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I had a strapless backless bra sewn into my dress… I tried getting a strapless bra but you could still see it so I went with the backless one.

Post # 8
300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve considered going without because the bodice of my dress is supportive enough to keep the “girls” in check.  I have a really hard time w/ strapless bras (I actually have SCARS from a strapless bra that I wore to a friend’s wedding!!) but I purchased the Victoria’s Secret BioFit 7-Way strapless for my wedding.  Unfortunately I think the smallest they go is 32 (but they DO carry 32DD online).  I love love love this bra. 

Post # 9
174 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I had your same problem! I’m a 34E and I have no idea what the brand is or anything, but my seamstress actually ordered a bra for me through a company she works with. It’s awesome and she had tons and tons of sizes for people with a larger chest! Try asking your seamstress they might be able to help you. Plus it was only $30 and by far the best strapless bra I have ever tried that actually stays up and keeps the girls looking amazing! Plus it works perfect with my dress.

Post # 10
4194 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I didn’t wear a bra and actually went as far as to have the cups removed that came sewn into the dress. I felt like it made the dress look too padded, and I’m already a full 34 C on a 5’1″ frame so I actually always do this to dresses.



Post # 11
1953 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I wore a corset with my dress for pictures (gotta have the girls look good for pictures) but then later on it got kinda annoying so I took it off.  The dress had boning in it and was thick enough it didn’t matter at all. 

Post # 12
9 posts
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m a 34DD and I’m not wearing a bra (I cant because any strapless bra i tried with my dress, it pushed them up to high and it looked like i was spilling out, lol). my dress had enough boning and structure tho, that it keeps everything in place, so as long as you have that, you should be fine! I know how you feel, it’s VERY wierd not having a bra on being big chested. you think the girls are going cause alot of problums, but with the right alterations, they are not going to go anywhere. I was so worried about this, but at the last fitting, everything seems to fit perfect and after lots of wiggles and bouncing up and down, i realized it was not going to go anywhere! any good seamstress can make it happen :). good luck!

Post # 13
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m a 36G, and actually wound up not wearing a bra!  My dress (strapless with a corset back) was fitted enough that I didn’t need one.

Post # 14
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Had to chime in on this one.  I thought I was going to – I’m small & I wanted all the help I could get! BUT, my dress has a corest back and enough support to not NEED one.  I thought I would be uncomfortable without one, but I’m getting used to it.  HERES WHY:  My seamstress pointed out something I had never thought about before.   Strapless bras push up the girls.  And when they push up the girls, the girls push out that dreadful area between them and your shoulders/arms creating…..armpit fat.  UGH!  No bra, no pushup, no armpit fat!  Totally true in my case so I’m going sans bra. :o)

Post # 15
3330 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m a 38 F and I’m going to wear a corset-like bra from David’s Bridal. I’ve gone without in BMs dresses before, though. Just try your dress with and without bras and see which look you like better! Make sure to check for jiggling, though, so you don’t end up bouncing down the aisle (sorry if Too Much Information:) )!

Post # 16
391 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m definitely wearing a bra. I’m not that big so it’s not that big a deal, but I wouldn’t feel comfortable if I went to my wedding without one.

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