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Amberly
Beginner March 2012

I need help/advice on dress/DD chest!

Amberly, on May 12, 2011 at 10:33 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 34

Hey ladies! Hope everyone is having a blessed day. So I was "blessed" with a set of DD's and I dont think a strapless dress goes well with a pair of those unless their fake and a bra is not required. I dont like long or quarter sleeves, I would love something that would allow me to wear a bra with straps, but I'm afraid I wont find what I'm looking for =( HELP!

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Latest activity by Meghan, on May 14, 2011 at 12:36 AM
  • Hayley C™
    Master March 2008
    Hayley C™ ·
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    Do you like those long line strapless bras for low back dresses? or only a regular bra?

    I wore the long line one under my spaghetti strap dress... I agree - no strapless dresses, but spaghetti straps work, you won't be pulling up your dress. Another thing that helps is a corset back.


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  • P
    Super June 2010
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    I had the same problem, DDs. I felt naked when I tried on the strapless and honestly worried about getting tipsy and falling out! i wore a halter style dress.

    The BMs didn't wear bras under theirs. This was just us trying for color coordination.


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  • Barbara
    Expert June 2011
    Barbara ·
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    If you get a dress that is fitted for you at the top, you can get bra inserts put in the dress.

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  • Denee aka Now a Mrs
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    Denee aka Now a Mrs ·
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    I have (thanks to pregnancy) large D small DDs (my wedding was in Jan and I was the same size then) and I wore a strapless longline bra-granted my dress had sleeves,but I really think the fact my dress had a corset back helped a LOT!

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  • Bitchasaurus
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    I'm a 40DD and I'm wearing a strapless. Its all about how you get it altered. Smiley smile I'm actually looking forward to not having something hanging off my shoulders.

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  • Jennifer
    Super July 2011
    Jennifer ·
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    At Alfred Angelo, my bridal consultant was SUPER helpful when it came to options for straps for strapless dresses. I'm not well-endowed, but my MOH is. You'll be able to find something, I promise!!

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  • EdubbsWife™
    Master October 2011
    EdubbsWife™ ·
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    Yeah... I am pretty well endowed.. yeah I have bras custom made. I also have most of my other clothes tailored. A dress that fits YOU is some kind of fantastic. So be sure to invest in good alterations and like mentioned above, a corset back does wonders for holding everything in place. Remember, llots of strapless dresses come with straps as an option. Be sure to ask about it. And finally make sure that you get "skin tape" to make sure the girls stay put!

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  • Mrs.Winston
    Super March 2012
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    Hey im 38 EEE and my dress is strapless and it has a corset and it hold these heavy babies up fine love the corset wow.

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  • Nicci
    Master July 2010
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    At wedding time I was a 36DD and I wore a halter top dress. I had a bra sewn into my dress and it turned out wonderful.

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  • 2d Bride
    Champion October 2009
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    NotFroofy wore a dress with straps, and a longline bra with straps under it.


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  • Rachel W. de L.
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    Rachel W. de L. ·
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    I have a 38 H/I bra size. I am wearing a strapless gown. The dress is a corset back and when it's pulled tight, it honestly feels like it's part of my skin. I put it through every test I could think of, jumping, dancing, spinning, sitting and standing, stairs, etc... and had zero problems with it moving, not even half a centimeter of slippage.

    Don't be afraid to try strapless, just make sure to test the heck out of it and make sure that no matter what dress you end up falling in love with... it is something you are comfortable spending a lot of time in.

    Also remember that strapless gowns can be altered to have straps if you feel more comfortable with them. All you would need to do is order extra fabric when you order the dress. I'm having a bolero made from extra fabric I ordered so that my shoulders can be covered in the church.

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  • JJ
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    I'm a 38HH and am wearing a strapless dress. The owner of my bridal shop (& seamstress) helped me picked between 2 dresses by how well they could be altered to hold the girls up and in. I ended up buying the dress that I like just a tad bit less, but only because it will end up looking alot better.

    To all the other top heavy ladies.... where do you buy your everyday bras? I'm tired of going to NYC to pay over $100 for a single bra. Needless to say, my bra collection isn't all that big.

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  • Jessica
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    I am a 36G so I totally get it. I got a convertible bra from Bravissimo (pretty big boob bras from England) and I got a dress that was halter and wore the bra as a halter. I got my dress in a size 16 and had it altered to fit the rest of my size 10 frame around my big boobs.

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  • Pumpkin's Sunshine
    Master October 2011
    Pumpkin's Sunshine ·
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    I am a 38/36 DD and I am wearing a strapless. It's all in the corset. Those boobies and the dress are not going anywhere! Especially after I add the longline bra.

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  • EdubbsWife™
    Master October 2011
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    @Jessica M. I hope someone answers your question. I am in the same boat. I removed it from my comment above, but I am a 34 H/I and I have bras custom made at $85 a pop here in Raleigh. So if there is a place online or window front to get them cheaper I sure would like to know!

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  • That one chick who's married to that one dude
    Master April 2012
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    I am a 42G (yikes) I am wearing a strapless as well. Just like keatha, I got a corset type dress. Those would be the best type for big breasted girls. Unlike most dresses, when you tie it, it keeps EVERYTHING in place. Also, if you are a DD, they do make strapless bras in DD, macy's carry a good brand up to 42DD (I believe it called lilyette bra). Also lane bryant has strapless bras in bigger sizes.

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  • TriSARAtops
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    Jessica, have you tried Cacique? It's Lane Bryant's bra/panty line. You have to have a bigger band size, but otherwise it's reasonably priced.

    And I have DDs as well and a strapless dress is no problem as long as it's nice and tight with a corset or alterations.

    Don't rule out strapless yet; there's dresses out there for you that will work just fine!

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  • Future Mrs. St Hillaire
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    Well I also have DD's and my dress will be strapless. I will be have a strapless bra that will be put inside the dress and I am gonna have the dress altered where it will fit snug at the top.

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  • Mrs. Smith
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    I am a DD and have a corset back to my dress. The girls do not move in the dress. I am not even wearing a bra.

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  • brittney
    Super September 2011
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    Okay, I'm aslo a DD (well between DD and DDD) and I was worried about the same thing. But I bought a strapless. I bought the bra/shaper whatever it's called below. I like it because the cups are soft, rather than padded. The padded ones gave me wayyyyy too much cleavage, but this one still supports me, without pushing me over and out of my dress. I also had to had an inch and a half taken out of the top so I could zip it, but it feels perfect. I'm sure I may have to pull it up a time or two throughout the night, but I'm really not worried about being uncomfortable in it. I even did a couple of jumping jacks to make sure I wouldn't fall out lol.

    Oh...and I hate to say it, but these are not a set of super perky DD's either. So I think you'll be okay. Try one on when you go looking, you might be surprised with how comfy they are. Smiley smile

    http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Smooth-Satin-Tricot-Brasselette-7750_Accessories-Lingerie-All-Lingerie


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