Post # 1
So I picked up my dress today. Last week I had my second fitting and the seamstress showed my sister how to bustle the dress. The dress was definitely a bit loose in the chest, even though it had already been taken in. The seamstress, who is also the owner of the boutique, said that there really wasn’t much we could do about it. So again, I picked up the dress today and I actually wore it tonight. My FH and I are taking dance lessons for our first dance and tonight was our last lesson and it was a “dress rehearsal” where I danced with my dance instructor for a bit (FH stayed in the car!). I couldn’t believe how loose it was in the chest…I could have fit at least two pairs of socks.
Here’s a link to the dress….
Anyways, I’m looking for suggestions on how to remedy the situation. As you can see from the picture, the back is open and thus I can’t wear a strapless bra. There are cups sewn into the dress, but they weren’t enough in my opinion. I was thinking of taking the padding from inside a bathing suit perhaps. I wonder if there might be some kind of strapless bra that goes really low on the back.
Any suggestions would be awesome! Wedding is next weekend!!!!
Post # 3
Victoria’s Secret makes a covertible bra with lots of padding that does low back. I own one and it will go a lot lower than what the model has on.
I also found some good link for some mondo-padded sew-in cups.
I found that site when I was looking for sew-in pads for my dress.
Post # 4
My dress is open back too–and the alterations people told me that they can add almost an unlimited amount of padding to the bust area. I have two cups, one smaller sewn into a larger one, to make the top fill out properly. I’m surprised your alterations people didn’t suggest this themselves.
Post # 5
@zippylef: Thank you so much! Did you order the Victoria’s Secret bra online….or was it available in the stores?
Post # 6
@rplatzer: Yes I know…I’m surprised they didn’t either. I think they might just have wanted to be done with me because this was actually my second dress. The first one was ENORMOUS, even though the sample dress I tried on fit and it was the same size as the one I ordered. So they let me pick out a new dress off the rack……..so I think they were happy to have me be going away!
Post # 7
The NuBra might also be an option.
Post # 8
@babyboo: Just checked out the website for NuBra…..have you used one before? If so, how did it go?
Post # 9
I tried one out with a prom dress once, but didn’t end up using it. There was nothing wrong with the actual bra, it worked really well, but going braless ended up working better (I was looking for a little support on a lower cut/low back dress).
You can usually try them on at Victoria’s Secret.
Post # 10
I’d try taking it to another seamstress and see if they can add extra cups.
Post # 11
@babyboo: I just bought a NuBra, wore it to our engagement shoot and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. It’s a good thing they put on the package that it’s not meant to replace your normal bra, because I’d be wearing it every day for the rest of my life otherwise.
Not a lot of oomph though – a traditional bra pushes your breasts up from beneath, but the NuBra almost pulls them (it’s sticky) up from above into shape, so there’s no padding or anything. You can get cleavage by putting it on further apart and pulling them together (the two cups clip together after it’s on), but that won’t add actual inches to your chest.
ETA: I just looked on NuBra’s website and they have more options for push up and such. They’re more expensive online though – I bought a non-push up one at Macy’s for $36. Online they seem to start at $45. Not sure why the difference…
Post # 12
What about chicken cutlets?