LOVE/HATE Where Do You Put a Bra?


Let’s take a look at this bridesmaids’ dress.

Attractive color, check. Pockets, check. Choice of knee or floor length, check. Rewearable? Pretty decent chance, check. Comes in sizes up to 24, which is great.

But that’s a mighty low plunge in front. Well, maybe if I find a plunge bra with a transparent front closure…

… whoops! I guess that won’t work, either. Better hope all the maids are A cups who don’t fear a wardrobe malfunction! Either that, or give all the girls wedding cardigans to cover up the dresses you chose.

So while I love nearly everything about this dress, I still have to go with HATE here, because of the impracticality and strong probability that at least one girl will spend the entire wedding desperately trying to rein in her girls.

5 Responses to “LOVE/HATE Where Do You Put a Bra?”

  1. Wedding Invitations March 3, 2012 at 2:38 am #

    You could have the bra pads lined into the top. Just saying.

  2. Katie March 3, 2012 at 6:27 am #

    I have a small enough bust that I could either go braless or wear some of those stick on bra things, but I know that 2 of my 3 girls couldn’t. I like the dress, but surely it wouldn’t be so hard to create a backline that allows for a bra.

  3. Christa aka the BabbyMama March 3, 2012 at 6:32 pm #

    I’m really not a fan of any dress you can’t wear a bra in, but that’s just my own personal issues as a busy lady. That, and I don’t think I have any friends who could go braless, either.

  4. Toni March 8, 2012 at 2:15 pm #

    Wedding Invitations beat me to the punch. I have quite a few formal dresses (including my wedding dress) where I’ve had cups sewn directly into the dress itself. Of course, this works best if the dress itself (like the one on this post) have enough inherent structure. This technique wouldn’t work for something flowy and loose-fitting, but it’s great for something with, say, a low-cut front, or a cutout back. Basically, it’s simply making the bra part of the dress itself.

    Granted, I’ve historically been a mere B cup, and I may have to rethink this strategy after my ever-increasing mammaries have dealt with a few months of brest-feeding.

  5. kate March 19, 2012 at 4:07 pm #

    I keep hearing comments like this in various settings. Do they not make low-back bras anymore? It’s like a bustier with a back that scoops down near your waist. This particular dress you’d need a plungey front, too, but I find it hard to believe it can’t be done.