Undergarments for a deep plunge low back sheath dress

posted 2 years ago in Dress
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

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zmoore01 :  My dress was this one – Maggie Sottero Montana, which had a low back, not quite a plunge for the front.  I’m an A cup as well. I used stick on nipple covers and had cups sewn into my dress.  I used double sided tape to make sure nothing was showing.  For my bottoms I used Spanx skinny britches mid-thigh shorts which worked great.  They didn’t bunch up and you couldn’t see them under the satin.  I had to try a number of different undergarments which all showed so I was happy that the skinny britches worked.  

I got the nipple covers off of Amazon:

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B001PU9A9Q/ref=pe_3034960_236394800_TE_dp_1

 

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

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zmoore01 :  I hope they work for you!  It was frustrating to buy a bunch that didn’t work before finding them.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

You can look into a rita by d’mondaine. Would work well for this dress.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

Commando makes seamless mid-thigh shorts, which is what I wore and were perfect.  I had no issue with lines at my thighs or around the waist. My tailor recommended these (and only these) as she can cut into them without having any ripping or unraveling.  I brought them to my final fitting, where she cut the back to accommodate the deep back of my gown.  They stayed perfectly in place the whole 14+ hours I was in them!  (I still actually wear them, as they are the most comfortable and breathable shapewear I have found).

Post # 9
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Helper bee

I would definitely get a few pairs to try as shapewear lays differently on everyone.  As the material on my gown was not hiding anything, i was advised to not use spanx as their seams tend to be a bit thicker.  As annoying as it is, grab a couple makes and models and take them to your fitting and see how they work under your gown.  Your tailor will give you the best feedback.

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Blushing bee

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catskillsinjune :  I tried this spanx bodysuit for my dress and I don’t think it will work for OP’s either, it will come up too high in the sides and the plunge won’t really work with it. 

I’m struggling as well with undergarments.  I’ve accepted I will likely need the stick on cutlets for my chest, but I also want some shapewear but it can’t come up to the bust line due to the plunge!  Reading everyone’s advice on this one 🙂

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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nch000 :  
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zmoore01 :  scooping out a little on the sides is easy enough for a seamstress to do – and since OP doesn’t need shaping, but just smoothing, making a scoop down the sides of the bodysuit won’t effect the integrity of the garment. i’m not sure why you don’t think the plunge will work – the plunge on this bodysuit looks as low as OP’s dress. OP, you might want to consider a bodysuit (as well as the two piece stragtgy you currently have). many “smoothing” shorts will still show a visible line at the top of the shorts when you’re wearing them, and if your dress really is as unforgiving to layers as you’ve said, you might have issues with nipple petals, too. a one piece garment is going to give you the smoothest overall silhouette. just saying, something to purchase and consider trying.

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Blushing bee

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catskillsinjune :  Sorry, I wasn’t very clear in my original response.  The Spanx body suit, at least on me, wasn’t as low cut as it was on the model.  Probably just a body difference, I’m much shorter than models with a bigger chest.  The very bottom of the U showed and the top of the cups (where the straps start) came up much higher than on a normal bra and poked out.  It was also oddly shaped on the side, which for zmoore’s dress may be an issue, it wasn’t for me. I tried small and the cups were odd on me, I’m a double D (, and I think the cups may run large for her.  But I’m glad I tried it and it was returnable!  It’s definitely just for smoothing as opposed to shaping (same as what I want).  It does feel really high quality and I liked the legs 🙂  It may work for OP!  

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