Post # 1
I had my dress fitting yesterday and the strapless bra I was wearing did nothing for me in my dress as it filled nothing out. So obviously its not the right kind of bra. The seamstress suggested getting a bustier or getting cups sewn in. I went to the bridal store to see what the cups looked like and then I went to a lingere store and tried on a bustier. The bustier I tried on yesterday, I wasn’t fond of. I went to Victoria’s Secret today and bought another strapless bra which I think would fill me in better than the other strappless bra I have but then I went to another lingere store today and tried another bustier on and I actually didn’t mind it because it was a better fit. The bustier is also quite expensive ($150) and I’m not sure that I would ever wear it again but then I’m not sure how the cups, which are very reasonable ($20), will look in my dress and how they will hold me.
Now, I’m not sure which to go with – VS Strapless bra, Bustier or get cups sewn in. Any other bees have this issue…what did you do?
Post # 3
I’m getting cups sewn in if I get my dress eaarly enough
Post # 4
I had cups sewn in and it was a great decision for me. It’s hard to ssay what will work for you. The only thing I caution on the bustier is if it’s even a bit uncomfortable it’s going to be amplified wearing it for 5+ hours under a tight dress. Whatever you do, make sure you’ll be comfortable!
Post # 5
@thursdayschild: Yeah, that is one of my concerns as well. Also that the bustier being another layer under my dress which I think will be really warm.
Post # 6
I have sewn in cups in my dress and I am ALSO wearing a bustier… I really feel like I had no choice cos I am very curvy and dont trust going braless 🙂 I do echo PP make sure you find the most comfortable one, cos unlike other nights out you are going to be photographed a lot and don’t wanna be caught fiddling with your bra 🙂
Post # 7
I had the seamstress sew cups into my dress. She also added an extra elastic band that hooks in the back to help the dress stay up. I’ve had 2 fittings so far and I’m glad I went that route. I didn’t want to have another layer under my dress since I tend to get hot and sweaty easily. Plus, I’d be worried a bra or bustier would end up showing.
If you’re comfortable with going braless, I highly recommend it so long as it works for the girls.
Post # 8
If you want a bra that is going to make you bigger, I reccomend the incredible strapless bra from victorias secret. Its the reason I no longer need to have my dress taken in.
Post # 9
I am going to do cups as long as they look ok ( haven’t gone for alts yet). I hate messing with strapless bras and would HATE to wear a bustier. I’m a 34c so Im more on the busty end but I don’t have an issue with them staying… Contained lol. I think it kind of depends on your chest, dress and comfort level
Post # 10
My tailor said that if you are a C cup or under, you don’t need a bustier. I’m skipping it and keeping the cups.