(Closed) Wearing a Regular Bra with your Dress – Show me pics!

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
390 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

My gown has a lace yoke.  I got a convertible bra where I change out the straps with clear ones – you’d need to look very, very closely to tell the straps are there.  My bigger problem is what to do about a slip, since I really need the smoothing aspect of them but they don’t seem to make them with the convertible straps anymore.  Not unless you’re in shapewear, which doesn’t help when you’re at my size.  

Sorry no pics – the only time I’ve had the full thing on when I was wearing the clear straps we didn’t take any pictures.  If you allow for a lace or tulle yoke, though, you’ll have a lot more options than if you try to find something that covers the shoulders and back and doesn’t give the sense that it was deliberately designed to look frumpy so you’d buy the strapless gown the designers want you to buy instead.  Some clear straps out there are bulky, but I got some from Aerie that are very, very hard to see and very light.

Post # 3
656 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Just a note: most wedding dresses don’t actually require bras. My dress is made strapless (I ordered the matching straps) and I 100% do no need to wear any sort of bra with it. I wore a strapless bra to find my dress only to find out the bra was coming off and I didn’t actually need it. 

Most dresses can have cups sewn into the dress for support if you need it so I wouldn’t worry about a bra. 

Post # 4
522 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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squirrelyone :  Try seeing if you can get a seamstress to attach a slip to your bra, so basically your bra is sewn into the slip, and you can cut off the visible straps. 

OP, as PP said, most dresses don’t need bras these days. Even if the dress doesn’t have enough support, most shops will sew cups in if you ask for it. I’m wearing my mom’s wedding dress so I did end up needing a bra and a slip. Even though my dress has full sleeves, the neckline is too wide for a traditional bra. I also hate strapless but I got a longline bra (comes down below my waist) that has boning in it that supports me. It stays on, is completely comfortable, and will never, ever slip down. I love it. It’s also pretty sexy, if I do say so myself. 

Post # 5
6299 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Most dresses, regardless of their top, end up having cups sewn in during alterations. Additionally, having your dress properly altered is what keeps everything in place. That being said I hate strapless dresses, so if you feel more comfortable wearing a regular bra just make sure to wear one during dress shopping and find something with more coverage up to and straps so that your bra won’t show.

I wore a v-neck dress, and it was mostly lace up top so a real bra would have shown. I had it properly altered and cups sewn in. FWIW, I’m also a large D and never wear strapless for that reason.

Post # 6
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

You probably won’t even need a bra, I’m a G cup and didn’t need one even when I danced allll night 

Post # 9
1789 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

You won’t need a bra. I had spaghetti straps with mine and they sewed cups in. For my sister’s wedding last weekend, I had cups sewn into my bridesmaids dress. And I’m pregnant so things have grown! So much more comfortable than a regular bra. 

Post # 10
1208 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - Hagakyrkan

Post # 14
5648 posts
Bee Keeper

Yes I have big boobs and having good support was important. I wore a nice bridal bra and knicks with my dress that I’ve worn since too. Gave a good shape under my dress.

Post # 15
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2017

I am UK 34f and my seamstress reckoned a bra was necessary, on the day i had to agree, i felt very secure. I wore a simple t shirt bra

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