Jenny
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Large bust - illusion back and plunging front - help

Jenny, on July 9, 2020 at 3:17 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 7
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Hi All -

I am large chested (38G) and of course picked a dress with illusion back and low-cut neckline. I love the dress, and I'm going for initial alterations (David's Bridal) next week - yay!! They will be adding in cups, but that isn't enough to keep everything secure. I was planning on just using tape because I could not find anything else that worked for my bust size/dress.

Any suggestions?

Here is my dress -

Davids-Bridal-Spring-2019-Galina-Signatu

Large bust - illusion back and plunging front - help 1

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Latest activity by Monique, on July 9, 2020 at 6:15 PM
  • Meagan
    Devoted October 2020
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    Your dress is stunning!!! I love the appliques and the sleeves, and the illusion back is so beautiful! Does the dress have any boning in the bodice, perhaps an underwire? I bought my dress as the sample and the cups were too small for my chest. After they took out the cups, my chest was a lot more supported because it was allowed to fall into the underwire and sit properly! Regardless, the tailors know what they're doing. They will make sure you're supported.

    I also suggest BoobTape (https://buyboobtape.com/). Their boob tape is designed for women of all bust sizes and you can buy straight tape that can be cut and placed however you need it. Their customer service is amazing. I bought some boob tape for my dress, but didn't end up needing it when it arrived because taking the cups out worked so well. I asked about returns and they simply refunded the purchase and let me keep the tape to try another time. I haven't tried it yet, but it's definitely worth a shot to see if you like it!

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  • Monique
    Master December 2019
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    I wore this dress for my wedding! What I ended up doing was using two sets of the sticky invisibles bras. I put one set under my breasts to have better hold and to keep them in place. the other set I put on actually as intended. My seamstress also added cups in. I just needed the extra support. I was surprised that it worked haha. I tried to show the front of my dress and how it looked.

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  • Jenny
    Savvy November 2021
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    You look gorgeous! It's such a magical dress Smiley heart

    I think I just need to explore more booby tapes and sticky bras. My anxiety is that it will work for awhile and then I will have some sort of wardrobe malfunction.

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  • Monique
    Master December 2019
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    I thought the same thing!! The only issue I had is that my bustle broke 馃槖 (the seamstress bought a new brand and tested it on my dress go figure) anyways I tried it on over and over with different types and finally had to just accept and choose. Everything went swimmingly. You could always choose one and then have backups in case of malfunction. Just have someone good with the buttons!
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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
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    That is such a gorgeous dress! 馃槏

    You could maybe try The Bridal Bra Body suit - it has clear straps that you might not see through the illusion back, and it would definitely provide some support! I also ordered the Wonda sticky bra to try because it looks like it could work well for larger chests - but then the pandemic hit and now I haven't had any weddings to attend and try them out! Smiley xd

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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
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    You rocked this dress Monique!! 馃グ

    And using double sticky bras is kind of genius!! Smiley laugh

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  • Monique
    Master December 2019
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    My bridesmaid came up with it! I thought it was the coolest idea when she told me.
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