Wedding Dress Shopping Tips for the Busty Bride

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We women usually have an interesting relationship with our boobs. For me, I used to go to bed almost every night of high school, praying to be better endowed by morning. My two best friends were the opposites, walking through life with two sports bras on at all times, to  tame the gals. Whatever side you’re on, it doesn’t necessarily get any better when you start wedding dress shopping. If you’re on the itty titty side, thought, its as simple as adding a bra insert or getting your dress taken in. If you’re on the opposite end, it may be a little more complicated. So, to help out the well endowed among you, I reached out to my panel of experts for their tips on wedding and bridesmaid dress shopping for the busty bride. Love love love their candid tips!

Feel free to add any additional tips to the comments section!

Beautifully Busty,
Native and Posh

Splurge on the Bra

“Get a great Bra for the day. Shopping at Nordstrom or a place where they have people who make careers out of fitting women. Victoria’s Secret doesn’t cut it and they don’t carry my size. I refuse to shop somewhere that I cannot try on their product.”

“Purchase the right bra. Period. It’s not the right bra if you’re tugging at it all day. This is the real hunt!”

Comfort Equals Style

“If you are uncomfortable, it will show. Everyone will know. the wedding day is along day. You can only fake discomfort for an hour or two. Get straps if you cannot find a dress that fits your bust. Having a corset with adjustable straps was helpful for me.”

“A lot of times the dress you want isn’t the dress that looks the best. Also, it isn’t the dress you should get. So, let your body do the talking and keep looking.”

Don’t be Afraid to Go Strapless

“Don’t shy away from strapless dresses; dresses with straps aren’t inherently more supportive and can sometimes look strained (poor little spaghetti straps hanging on for dear life! ha!)… strapless actually end up looking really nice when you…”

Strapless dresses can be your best friend. They need to be damn near contoured to your breasts, that space right underneath your breasts, as well as your stomach.”

Alterations, Alterations, Alterations

“Pay attention to fit! Pay for alterations if you need them.”

“Also, keeping the girlies comfortable is key but knowing your body type is more important. Buy the size 22 dress that fits your boobs and then have a GOOD seamstress do her job. Don’t buy the size 14 dress and have your boobs hang-out. Not classy at all.”

Find the Shapes

“Dresses that are shaped like a triangle (empire, princess, etc all those names) are flattering for all bust sizes! also… allows your b-maids to look uniform if that is your goal. if everyone is different shapes and sizes, you want everyone to feel beautiful and comfortable!”

Halter-top style dresses are usually flattering…puts emphasis on your shoulders and elongates the neck area.”

“Pay attention to where the waistline (sometimes, the hemline) of the dress falls and find where it suits your body the best. An empire waistline is usually great but if you’re petite and if the skirt is really full, a lower waistline can help elongate the body. Depending of the fullness of the skirt, a lower waistline can keep your body from looking like it goes from boob to skirt with no stomach in sight.”

Have a Busty Bridesmaid? 

“All the dresses doesn’t have to be the same. Bride should pick the fabric, length and some style restrictions and each girl pick the style that works breast for them!”

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