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Gen
Champion June 2019

Strapless dress sliding down... bustier?

Gen, on February 21, 2019 at 9:53 AM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 12
Dammit 馃槧. My dress fit perfectly when I got it and it鈥檚 not like my weight has changed significantly, but I must鈥檝e lost a pound or two and now it鈥檚 a questionable fit... when I breathe deeply, it actually feels on the tighter side, but if I completely relax it starts to slide down. I feel like getting it taken in wouldn鈥檛 even be a good idea because it鈥檚 just like BARELY too big. It also stays up a bit better when I have a bra.

Though since I have a very small ribcage and bust size (I鈥檓 a 32B) I was thinking about getting a bustier to help the dress fit a little snugger and give me an extra layer. Does anyone have any experience with these?

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Latest activity by Colleen , on June 21, 2019 at 2:38 PM
  • Danielle
    Master June 2019
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    Maybe have the seamstress add cups to your dress? This may give you the extra fill you need up top to keep everything in place. My dress is strapless, and I don't plan to wear any sort of bra / shape wear (dress has a built in corset...winning, lol). However, I don't quite "fill" the top...so I plan to ask the seamstress to simply add cups to give me that extra something needed.

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  • Allie
    Master August 2019
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    I would definitely try the bustier. I have the same problem so I'm just going to try gaining 5 pounds and I think it will fit better.

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  • Gen
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    I was thinking about that but I鈥檓 worried it may still slide down my ribcage even if I have cups added in, right?
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  • Gen
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    Haha, not a bad idea, my FH was saying I should try to do that, have you ever seen how I met your mother? There鈥檚 like a whole thing where Lily is too skinny for her dress and trying desperately to gain weight so it鈥檒l fit, it just reminded me of that 馃槀 I have a hyperthyroid though so in the past when I鈥檝e tried to gain weight it鈥檚 never done much. Super annoying (though I鈥檒l try not to complain because I know many wish they had this problem haha)
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  • Danielle
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    I'm not sure. I feel like the cups would make the top tighter so the tightness would prevent the sliding. But I could be wrong.

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  • Gen
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    That鈥檚 true, I鈥檒l see what the seamstress thinks. Thanks!
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  • Allie
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    I really haven't had a problem with it until recently. I need to go to the dr to get my thyroid checked. I would just stuff the whole torso of my dress lol but under the arm it has mesh V panels so I can't wear anything to help. Anddd I absolutely don't want to get it altered.

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    Savvy June 2019
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    Hey Allie did you end up figuring this out? I鈥檓 having the same exact problem! My wedding is in a week and I don鈥檛 feel like my dress will stay up. No time to get it altered AGAIN
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    Savvy June 2019
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    Hey Gen did you end up figuring this out? I have the same problem and my wedding is in a week Smiley sad
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  • Gen
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    Well I actually ended up gaining weight and my dress fit a week before my wedding, then I apparently lost weight again in the week before my wedding and my dress was too big and falling down my entire wedding day! So you definitely want to find a solution! I'd suggest trying to get a corset, and if you can get one built in to your dress, that's even better.

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  • Allie
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    I ended up sewing in my own cups so the bust would be tighter.

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    Savvy June 2019
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    Oh no! Well I couldn鈥檛 tell, your photos look beautiful! Umm I don鈥檛 have any time soo I guess I will just eat and drink all I want over the next week hahaha. And I have a back up party dress if worse comes to worst!
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