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Old 08-21-2013, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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see what you mean . I meant real sleeves though three quarter length or long.. and a low back, much nicer than bare bits with too much flesh .. my opinion ...
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:39 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I agree. I think a large bust needs more support than a strapless outfit can comfortably provide.
I had to wear a strapless bridesmaid dress for my sister's wedding. I was a 44DDD. I had no problems at all keeping the dress in place and was pleasantly surprised at how much easier it was to keep the strapless bra in place than it used to be when I was thinner and would buy the strapless backless bras to go under a prom dress.

I don't think a larger woman is more likely to pop out of a strapless dress than a smaller one.
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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I still stick to saying not to wear one of these dresses if your anyway big on top.. its just not flattering.



There are a few important qualities you need to have in order to get away with a strapless dress. Firstly, you need to have nicely shaped and defined shoulders, collarbone area, neck, and upper back (good looking shoulder blades is a plus, too.) This means that they are toned/visible, but not bulging out in an anorexic type of way. Secondly, you need to have no armpit muffin top, or whatever you call that muffin top situation you get when you are wearing a strapless top too tight. That looks terrible. Another very scary thing is boobs falling or sticking out of the top of the dress. A little cleavage is good, but half melons sticking out and nipples dangerously close to being on show are not. Lastly, you need to have nice arms and a slender, long neck.
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I had to wear a strapless bridesmaid dress for my sister's wedding. I was a 44DDD. I had no problems at all keeping the dress in place and was pleasantly surprised at how much easier it was to keep the strapless bra in place than it used to be when I was thinner and would buy the strapless backless bras to go under a prom dress.

I don't think a larger woman is more likely to pop out of a strapless dress than a smaller one.
Same here. 2 strapless bridesmaid dresses for me. I worried for nothing. 34H here.

I have more problems getting the waist to hit at the right place, and a short-torsoed person. I ended up needing lots of alterations for my 2 strapless dresses!
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:38 AM
 
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I had to wear a strapless bridesmaid dress for my sister's wedding. I was a 44DDD. I had no problems at all keeping the dress in place and was pleasantly surprised at how much easier it was to keep the strapless bra in place than it used to be when I was thinner and would buy the strapless backless bras to go under a prom dress.

I don't think a larger woman is more likely to pop out of a strapless dress than a smaller one.
I'm not concerned about overexposure, I'm concerned about proper support. Larger boobs need more support and it's harder to comfortably provide that support from strapless garments. Additionally, though properly fitted bras give most of their support from the band, plus size women usually have more compressible under busts so you'll often see some overhanging flesh. Easily hidden in most clothing but not so much in a strapless number.
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I still stick to saying not to wear one of these dresses if your anyway big on top.. its just not flattering.



There are a few important qualities you need to have in order to get away with a strapless dress. Firstly, you need to have nicely shaped and defined shoulders, collarbone area, neck, and upper back (good looking shoulder blades is a plus, too.) This means that they are toned/visible, but not bulging out in an anorexic type of way. Secondly, you need to have no armpit muffin top, or whatever you call that muffin top situation you get when you are wearing a strapless top too tight. That looks terrible. Another very scary thing is boobs falling or sticking out of the top of the dress. A little cleavage is good, but half melons sticking out and nipples dangerously close to being on show are not. Lastly, you need to have nice arms and a slender, long neck.
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OMG! This blog is terrible. So negative and lots of body shaming. So hateful.

Here is my take, there are lots of fashion "rules" that are set by what someone perceives as attractive, if you fall out of that, many times, in not so many words, they say you should stay home and cover-up in a sack.

OP, you aren't magically going to look 100 pounds slimmer in dress style X/Y/Z (and you don't have to). Pick something you feel confident and comfortable in. Even if it breaks the "rules." As you are trying stuff on and jump around and dance to make sure it will work with you on your big day. And have fun!
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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I think the first dress is just stunning.
It's your special day, wear what makes you feel beautiful and happy.
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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OMG! This blog is terrible. So negative and lots of body shaming. So hateful.

Here is my take, there are lots of fashion "rules" that are set by what someone perceives as attractive, if you fall out of that, many times, in not so many words, they say you should stay home and cover-up in a sack.

OP, you aren't magically going to look 100 pounds slimmer in dress style X/Y/Z (and you don't have to). Pick something you feel confident and comfortable in. Even if it breaks the "rules." As you are trying stuff on and jump around and dance to make sure it will work with you on your big day. And have fun!

no no it not body shaming, IM not happy with all I have but I dont put it on display to jiggle around at the most important day of my life or wouldnt, Im trying to help .. there are tons of lovely dresses to flatter and suit a larger lady... thats all Im trying to say..
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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no no it not body shaming, IM not happy with all I have but I dont put it on display to jiggle around at the most important day of my life or wouldnt, Im trying to help .. there are tons of lovely dresses to flatter and suit a larger lady... thats all Im trying to say..
Did you not read her posts? It was really rude in tone.

How is this not body shaming?

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Finally, you simply cannot wear strapless if you have a very large chest, if not, you risk looking like the car crash that was Kim Kardashian on her wedding day.
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It might sounds like a lot of requirements, but to get away with any revealing items of clothing, you need to have a good body to reveal. People with flabby stomachs or fat legs donít (or shouldnít) wear crop tops or mini skirts. Strapless has the same rules, if you are revealing your upper body and shoulders, you had better hope they look good.

Of course some people wear these things, even if they donít have any nice body parts to show off. Thatís called gutsy, poorly dressed, or someone who doesnít care what other people think of them. Which is fine by me, but just donít expect a compliment.
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A little cleavage is good, but half melons sticking out and nipples dangerously close to being on show are not.
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Firstly, you need to have nicely shaped and defined shoulders, collarbone area, neck, and upper back (good looking shoulder blades is a plus, too.) This means that they are toned/visible, but not bulging out in an anorexic type of way.
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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I agree with Jade. If you feel confident and love the dress wear it. If the bra is the right size and the dress is tailored to you - you wont fall out. Real boobs jiggle. It is a fact and nothing to be ashamed of.

Congratulations.
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