(Closed) Under the dress advice please!

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
917 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

what kind of structure does the bodice of your gown have?  i’m a 36C, and i’m having bra cups sewn into my gown so i don’t have to wear a bra at all, and i’ll be wearing a sexy, lacy, lightweight waist-cincher to help give some extra control/support for my baby-fluff muffin top.  the bodice of my gown is VERY structured, with the heavier lining and flexible boning, and has a corset back as well.  even if your gown has a zip-back, if it fits properly and has enough structure you’ll probably do fine going bra-less and just having cups sewn in.

Post # 4
731 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m a 32DD, and against everything I thought I’d want, I went with a strapless dress.  I actually had dress regret over a keyhole back dress that couldn’t wear a bra with- I would’ve had to get the cups sewn in, and I just didn’t trust it, so I exchanged for a more supportive (go freakin’ figure!) strapless number.

I’m going to go for a bra fitting before my first dress fitting at a legit lingerie store, or at least at Nordstrom’s, where they know what the heck they’re doing, and buy a good longline bra.  I had one in high school for prom, and it wasn’t terrible, but I’ve grown since then so it doesn’t fit anymore.

I tried my dress on with one from DB, but I didn’t feel very supported in it (and I don’t think I looked very supported, either).  I figured if theirs are $80, I have to be able to find a good one from somewhere else for $100, and it’s 100% worth the extra money. 

From what I understand, a good seamstress should be able to alter a strapless dress so it stays up without an issue.  And I’ve heard really good things about girls who’ve just had cups sewn in- I’m just paranoid (always have been, always will be) and self-conscious about my chest, so I’m making 100% sure the girls are contained.  Also, the bodice of my dress isn’t meant to be suck-ya-in tight- it’s not a corset top or anything.  I think if you have a corset top dress, this should be less of an issue, and you should probably talk to a seamstress about going the sewn in cup route rather than a longline bra, since the bra might make the corset close funny.

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