(Closed) Undergarmet advice for busty gal?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Her Room is a great place to look around for bras. It looks like they have some nice seamless longline bras in you size, if you’d like to look through them and read the reviews/watch the videos. This is a highly rated one (there’s a different version of the same thing for gals shorter than 5’4″, but it doesn’t have any reviews yet). No idea if it will make you look smaller, but a good bra always helps!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I am a little shorter, but same bra size.  I got a long line bra by Dominique at David’s Bridal.  I had to order the ivory on line, they only carry white in the store.   I like it because it comes below my belly button, so I don’t get a weird bulge of chub below the bra.  Also, it runs big so I actually ended up with a 32D and I think it makes the girls look a little smaller.  Quite a few places sell Dominique, but I recommend finding a bricks and mortar store to at least try on first because the sizing is so funny.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m pretty sure that’s a Maggie Sottero or Sottero-Midgeley dress based on the model. Sorry I’ve got no recommendations on the bra. I’m a 5’3″ girl with a 34D bust, and what worked for me was just taking off the bra-cups my seamstress put in and going sans underwear.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am a 32DDD (ugh) and found Her Room to carry one very helpful item. It is a bustier but it is designed well so you can’t see any of the boning in the dresses.

http://www.herroom.com/Va-Bien-1503-Ultra-Lift-Long-line-Convertible-Bustier-Bra.shtml

However, after spending $70 on the item when I went to the bridal shops to try on my dress they suggested that I try it on once with the bustier and once without to see the difference. I looked FAR thinner without it on and they said that many brides will go braless. I expressed my hesitation of “flopping around” and they said that because the dresses are tailored that won’t happen and if I was really worried I could get a corset back.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m a 32G and 5’0″ so I understand where you’re coming from. I would recommend going to a brick-and-mortar store to start with, with large bust sizes the differences in cup sizes between brands can be especially dramatic and trying them on is the only way to tell if they give you enough support.

There’s a great store just north of Baltimore called Bare Necessities ltd that was really helpful with finding a longline “torslette” for my dress. They do alterations and while they don’t always have the really large (above DDD) in the small ribcage sizes they are happy to order them for you. And they do give conscious effort into finding a foundation garment that is hidden under your dress. My dress is similar to your description and I can actually get away with a less than seamless foundation because of the ruching and gathering.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Le Mystere, which 2dBride mentions, makes a great bustier, really comforable supportive and it has boning only on the sides which will be nice if your dress already has a lot of boning. I wanted to wear one with my dress but the back is too low to work with their bustiers.

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