Post # 1
What did you wear under your dress?
I am in a bit of a panic now. I have my first alteration tomorrow at 11am and I’m pretty sure my bustier doesn’t fit. I just got it Tuesday. I’m a 34C and the cup on the bustier fits great but the band is a little tight. I cannot get it on without help and when I have it on, everything looks great except there is a bit of skin bunched up at the top of the bustier. So now I’m thinking I need to get a 36C.
Then I saw the Dominique seamless strapless bra which is pretty much the exact opposite. It looked amazing. It gets pretty good reviews and apparently has silicone to keep it from moving around so I don’t know if I shouldn’t try that.
Did I mention my fitting is tomorrow? I don’t know if I should go with my possibly too tight bustier and it will be close enough for the alterations if I need to go up a size, if I should just reschedule the appointment for next weekend and give myself some time to figure this out or if I should see if they might have the kind of undergarments I might be looking for (we never actually looked at those when we were there).
PS my dress is a lace sheath if it makes a difference.
Post # 3
You might be more comfortable just having cups sewn into the dress, then no bra would be required. I would keep your appt. and bring the bra you have. Try it with the dress, and maybe try having cups pinned in. If you need to go up a bra size you can, but this way you will know if the bra fits right under the gown. If it doesn’t you’ll have a better idea of what to buy.
Post # 4
@nikkialys: Thanks! I would have loved to just have cups sewn in. However, they told me they still recommend a bra if you’re bigger than a B cup. Bummer.
Post # 5
I’m a D and I had cups sewn into my dress… and it’s perfect!! I say go for it!
Post # 6
Well, I’m an A cup (so ain’t nuthin moving around under there, haha) but I’m still wearing a bustier because I like that tucked-in feeling that everything is secure!!! Even with cups sewn into the dress 🙂
If your dress is going to hold you together on its own, then it’s really just a matter of what you’re going to feel most comfortable in. And if your dress WON’T really hold you together on its own (I know when I’m not paying attention, I tend to let my tummy out, so I love my boned hip-length bustier), then structured undergarments can be a life saver! So if you want to go with the larger-sized bustier, you may want to reschedule your alteration appointment. Or, just go through it with the smaller bra but make sure to let them know that they shouldn’t take the dress in to gasp-tight proportions — just a comfortable fit for now. They’ll see how the bustier is fitting and be able to adjust themselves accordingly. Ain’t there first rodeo, know what I mean?