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SoontobeMrs.N
Devoted May 2016

Ladies with fuller bust, what are you doing for alterations? (Pic attached)

SoontobeMrs.N, on April 16, 2016 at 7:28 AM Posted in Planning 0 35
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I went in for alterations today and I was super excited to see my dress. I cam in with my strapless minimizer bra and tried it on with my dress. I loved that my bobs weren't spilling out, but once the bridal consultant automatically told me I needed a long lined bra. I said okay, she went and the back and got me one. I tried it with the dress and I felt extremely uncomfortable. There were too much cleavage. The bridal consultant and seamstress kept saying "you've been blessed in the front, don't be ashamed!" I'm a 36D but no one would ever know that because of the kind of bras I wear. I like wearing minimizers because it makes my boobs look smaller.

I felt pressured and bought the long lined bra. My coworker who was with me told me she can tell I was uncomfortable in the dress. Once I got home I called Bridal Reflections to tell them I didn't want the seamstress to sew in the bra. I'm going in on May 3rd to try on a different bra.


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  • SoontobeMrs.N
    Devoted May 2016
    SoontobeMrs.N ·
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    Above is a picture of me wearing the long lined bra with my dress.

    I am looking for suggestions. What are you ladies doing for alterations? Are you getting cups sewn in, are you using a long lined bra or are you adding boning to your dress? Please help!!!

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  • Amber
    Dedicated September 2016
    Amber ·
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    I don't know why they would tell you that you need a long lined bra. If the one you had wasn't visible with the dress and was comfortable for you, you'll be fine.

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  • Angela
    Super June 2016
    Angela ·
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    I also am a 36D and my dress has boning. Don't add cups as the dress will conform to them and not you as much as busty as we are. I had the cups taken out of mine. I think you will be fine with just the boning.

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  • onawho
    VIP August 2015
    onawho ·
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    Don't feel you need to do something the seamstress said. My seamstress looked me dead in the eye and said I needed to wear a bra with my gown. Hum NO! My gown was custom made for my 38DD girls and no bra was needed. And she admitted it when I tried the dress on.

    I think your girls look stunning, but if you are uncomfortable with that much exposure change it.

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  • Soon2BMrsB
    VIP October 2016
    Soon2BMrsB ·
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    I'm a 36D as well. I typically wear super "comfort/supportive" bras. I've never tried one of the long lined bras. I guess it would sort of depend on your dress. Mine actually has a lot of boning and support built into the dress, so I'm going braless (for the first and last time of my life).

    I would keep shopping around, there should be something more comfortable you can find. Good call to call back and let them know you don't want in sewn in. I don't have a good alternative for you, but you'll find one I'm sure! Smiley smile There's lots of chesty people out there and there has to be more products available.

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  • Mrs.D
    Master July 2016
    Mrs.D ·
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    I'm a 36 F. The long lined bras that make you have more cleavage were a no go for me as well. It looked gross to me, I was very uncomfortable. I'm going bra less I think because it looks better. I have a strapless mermaid style and bought a dress size too big so there's enough fabric to cover the girls and we will tailor the dress to fit. Haven't had my appointment yet with the seamstress. So I can't say much more. But I seriously doubt I'll do cups. I don't want to look any bigger! Dress shopping with a large chest was a nightmare! I too like to minimize them and keep things classy.

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  • Mrs.D
    Master July 2016
    Mrs.D ·
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    Here's mine with spanx and no bra


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  • OMW
    Master August 2013
    OMW ·
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    I'm an E cup. Yeah, the long-lined bra made me feel weird, but I went to a lingerie specialty store with my dress, and the ladies there helped me with different ones until I found a strapless that worked well. I'd do the same.

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  • PrettyBride2017
    Expert May 2017
    PrettyBride2017 ·
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    That is way too much cleavage. Don't feel pressured by the seamstress do what makes you feel comfortable

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  • Jess
    Dedicated May 2016
    Jess ·
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    I'm a 30 H. I have a strapless dress and am wearing a regular strapless bra. When I had my first fitting my seamstress had me try on my dress with and without a bra, she thought the built in structure would be enough. Thankfully she quickly admitted she was wrong! Is your dress lace up? The assistant at my place initially laced me in wrong and my cup runneth over. The seamstress showed me how to correctly do it, which is holding the dress up high in the front when being laced, it will be pulled down to the right spot. I love the top of your dress!

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  • Margaret
    Super July 2016
    Margaret ·
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    I'm 38K yep. Familiar with that problem. Do what's comfortable for you. I'm using a long line bra, haven't even thought about trying it braless, maybe ill give that a shot

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  • UnderTheJuneWillows
    VIP June 2016
    UnderTheJuneWillows ·
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    I'm a 38DD and I am wearing the long lined bra. I had a reduction about 5 years ago from an F to a C and the suckers grew back. Do what you are comfortable with, but I have chosen to stop fighting my body with horrible minimizes that poke and smash and to work with my body instead, meaning, use what you have...I don't Hoe it up and purposefully put them in people's faces, but I've stopped trying to cover so often as well. Maybe it is less the bra and more the dress. A sweetheart neck is going to show cleavage. Maybe you need a straight across neck if going strapless.

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  • LDwed
    Super April 2016
    LDwed ·
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    I'm a 36 DDD and my dress that ill be getting married in tonight(!!!) is similar in style. I'm also a little shy about my chest and never wear anything revealing. I'm not wearing a bra, I think it's the best way to make then look smaller. I also added a bolero to the top that covers most of the spillage.


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  • SoontobeMrs.N
    Devoted May 2016
    SoontobeMrs.N ·
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    You ladies are a life saver! Thank you so much for the suggestions. I have a corset bra with bonning and it is not patted. I will bring that with me on my next visit. I completely forgot I had purchased that bra a while back for my dress. I just tried it on this morning and was very happy with what I saw.

    The long lined bra I tried on was parted. When I look back at the pictures I took yesterday, the first thing I noticed were my boobs. I don't want my chest to be the main focus. The dress is beautiful and I love it, but I felt extremely uncomfortable showing that much boobs.

    Please continue to post pictures so I can have a better idea of what I want when I go in for my second visit!

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  • UnderTheJuneWillows
    VIP June 2016
    UnderTheJuneWillows ·
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    I was just going to suggest a bolero or modesty panel.


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  • Mrs.D
    Master July 2016
    Mrs.D ·
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    Please post pics of the bra you found that looks good under your dress so I can try something similar? And where did you get it?

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  • Mrswelch
    Master December 2017
    Mrswelch ·
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    I am a 36DD and my dress will have boning and cups (plus straps) so no bra for me. That was what was most comfortable for me. In the picture the dress is a few sizes too big so it shows a little more cleavage than it will, and I'm also wearing spanx. Wear what you're comfortable in. If you think having cups sewn in will help you be more comfortable, or wearing the minimizer or whichever bra you want, that's what you should do.


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  • Cupcake
    Super July 2016
    Cupcake ·
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    Wow. Yeah, the girls are really out! I would wear the bra you had planned on and that makes you comfortable. What reasoning did she give for saying you needed the other? She is probably more used to working with people who have less than you and want to create the illusion of more.

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  • MsDani313
    Super September 2016
    MsDani313 ·
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    I'm a 42 DDD(yes 3 of them)...I'm wearing a regular strapless bra as my corset is very structured and my strapless bra is AMAZING! Maybe add some boning or find a different long line bra. You want to be comfortable.

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  • SoontobeMrs.N
    Devoted May 2016
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    I will post a picture once I get home. I think I bought it on amazon! I have an ivory and black one. My alteration is s flat out 795 fee with the long lines bra it's 889$. For that much, they better figure it out. I felt rushed and Unsatisfied with my visit yesterday.

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