August 23, 2017 at 7:11 am #698013
I apologize to the male members of this community as this is an awkward topic but I have seen the DW community give great advice before regarding clothes and fashion.
I have a dress that I am wearing next month. It has a plunging neckline (sheer fabric in the center) and is backless. It also has an open neckline. This means a traditional strapless bra or any type of halter bra won’t work. I have looked all over in stores and online and it seems the only thing that might work are the adhesive cup type “bras”. I have never worn them and the reviews online for all of them seem to be mixed. I could probably go without if I can’t find anything but I would rather have the support. Has anyone had experience with these types of products before?August 23, 2017 at 9:28 am #698040
I have used the backless kind that sticks to you and is reusable. It’s not *great* and doesn’t really give you any lift, but imo was better than going braless (I’m a 32C, small but not small enough to wear nothing). I’d do that if I were you.August 23, 2017 at 9:46 am #698043
I’ve used the sticky bras before and think they’re just alright. I think the kind I own are individual cups with a clasp to connect both if you want to (which also means you can create your own cleavage, if that interests you). Anyway, I wasn’t exactly wow-ed with what I bought, but it was relatively inexpensive and I don’t like going bra-less outside of the house, so I’d rather that than nothing.August 23, 2017 at 9:51 am #698044
I have small breasts and I’ve used both NuBra and the Hollywood fashions secret silicone covers up. For your dress, I recommend the later. The NuBra gives a lot more coverage, but can also easily peak out. The Hollywood silicone cover ups basically keeps you from nipping out.August 23, 2017 at 10:11 am #698045
Thank you guys for the advice! ktfran, I had not seen the Hollywood Fashions Brand before but based on your opinion (and now the reviews I’m reading) I think I will pick those up and give them a try.August 23, 2017 at 10:34 am #698049
I learned about them while at a wedding in New Orleans. They’re cheap, reusable and really worked out well. Good luck!August 23, 2017 at 12:59 pm #698059
I’ve used the sticky kind before but it gave me a rash, so I’m not a fan. Do you have time to go to a tailor and have cups sewn into the dress? Also not perfect, but you’ll get a bit of support/coverage without the sticky part.August 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm #698065
FannyBrice, I would try that if the fabic lining were a bit thicker. Right now I’m afraid sewing something into the lining would make it visible. Thanks for the heads up about the rash. I will keep an eye out for that and take them off if I feel any discomfort.