Post # 1
I was not planning on wearing any shapewear under my dress becaue the material is so thick, there’s no need. However, I would like some clevage. Let me explain despite being plus size my boobs never really got big. So I’m a b cup. No matter what bra I put on it’s next to impossible to have any cleavage because I just dont have full nice boobs. I’ve gone to fredericks of hollywood and the girl gave me about 11 bras to try on, all of which did nothing. The only whacky thing I’ve found that did give me cleavage (which was highly uncomfortable!!) was to wear a full body wireless shapewear suit. I put the part where my boobs would go actually underneath my boobs, which lifted them, then wore a regular bra…..all this to get some cleavage!!
So I don’t want to have to be in that uncomfortable state on my wedding day and thought perhaps a Frederick of Hollywood corset would work, the ones without cups.
My question is would a corset work with a sweetheart neckline dress. If it did give me cleavage would it look weird and not match up to the dress (like only give me cleavage in the middle of the dress)? I’m having a hard time picturing it.
Attached is my dress. Granted I’ve had no alterations done. The top area has to be altered quite a bit and probably folded down since it’s too big.
My dress is a replica of this Lazaro dress. Of course, the girl in the dress isn’t plus size and does have the type of cleavage I’d want. But not sure how to get it….. 🙁
This is the type of corset I’m looking at. http://www.fredericks.com/Hollywood_Dream_Lace_Strapless_Corset/56011,default,pd.html
Post # 3
Try chicken cutlets! They do wonders!
Post # 4
first of all, your dress is beautiful! if you are looking to add some oomph up top, maybe just stick with something that fits the rest of you well and go up a cup size & throw some cutlets in there.
ETA: haha! great minds think alike!
Post # 5
I would try some cutlets as well.
I do have to add though- the pic you’re hoping to achieve is TOO much cleavage for me! I’ve been a wedding coordinator for a long time and while I remember very few gowns over the years, the brides who had a little too much showing up top totally stick out in my mind!
It looks like maybe with alterations and removing/folding two of the ‘rows’ would be a great start. It’s a beautiful gown! Good luck!
Post # 6
I love your dress! It’s funny, I’m the exact opposite. I have a D cup and I am paranoid about showing too much cleavage at my wedding. I have a sweetheart neckline and ordered my dress larger so I’d have full coverage. I think your dress, once the top is altered will be perfect! So classy! I agree on getting a long line bra and using chicken cutlets. That should give you enough, but not too much.
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@chrispygal: I swear that’s always the way it is. I wore a specific bra to keep those puppies apart LOL
Post # 9
haha I thought you were all encouraging her to eat more chicken breasts to boost her own… I’m so brainless
Post # 10
When doing alterations, tell them your concern… they may be able to sew a “regular” bra into it with “cutlets” or gel or whatever to help boost. But that way it will be attached to the dress and make it easier for you- you wont be pulling the bra/corset/whatever up all night. Good luck… and your dress is beautiful!
Post # 11
@OmigoshesGrrrl: I thought they were telling her to put actual chicken cutlets in her bra! I was like say what!?
The dress is beautiful! A corset is going to pull you in and push you up. A really good one will.
Post # 12
The reference picture you posted where she’s more showing clevage; her dress is pulled down or shortened. If you compare, your dress goes up higher on your torso than hers does. Yours goes all the way up to the armpit, hers doesn’t.
Post # 13
@OneLove04210: Great idea! Hadn’t thought of that at all!
Thanks to all who replied!!
Post # 14
@futuremrshc: I realized that now! Good point!
Post # 15
@chrispygal: Funny how that is….I wish I had your concern 😉 Thanks for the compliment on my dress. I saw your dress and second guessed what I had purchased! Oh well, what’s done is done lol. I love your dress as well!
Post # 16
I’m just having bra cups that are padded sewn it, with a properly fitted dress and maybe lowering the neckline like others suggested it might just be enough.