Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Please help me dress my boobs (BRIDESMAIDS EDITION)


Hello! 

I am in a wedding in a few months for a VERY stylish couple. They have graciously allowed us to pick our own dresses (yes!) but the parameters are little... tiny (oh no!). Pinks, blush, rose, FULL LENGTH. AHHH! I'm 5'2! And busty! I can't wear any of the awesome cut out back things that are happening right now, a bra is a MUST. I don't want to be in an ACTUAL bridesmaid dress while everyone else is at this swanky downtown New York wedding all tricked out! I've seen your readers save the day, I've contributed suggestions myself, now I need your help! 

Thank you in advance, I know I will be clicking through links in no time! plz plz!

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Here's what Celia, aka Our Lady of the Boobs, had to say....

Dear 5'2 & Busty,

First of all, your problem here has nothing to do with the fact that you are either short or busty. After spending one too many hours (yes, HOURS) on the world wide web trying to find a dress for you, I have come to the conclusion that pink, full length gowns are designed for three types of ladies. 

1. Bridesmaids, a look you're not going for
2. Mothers of the bride, a look I'm assuming you're not going for
3. High school girls desperate to get laid on prom night, a look I'm hoping you're not going for 

So my question is this, would a patterned dress be an option? Not that ESB is looking to be the new poster blog for Halston Heritage, but I found this. The cut is PERFECT for all that boobage, and as a major plus, it can be worn with a conventional bra. This Halston dress is also calling out for some big ol' love pillows. 


If you're up for wearing a convertible bra or a great and supportive bustier, the one-shoulder look is ultra flattering for just about any well endowed bridesmaid. 

Your 5'2 and busty soul sister,
Celia

Photo at top: Monika Jablonczky by Mate Moro for WADmagazine
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p.s. Celia also has guest post up on the etsy blog today. (SPOILER ALERT: There are no boobs involved.) AND: She has invited us to shop her rad little vintage store at a discount. Use coupon code ESB15OFF for 15% off until Sunday, 8/11.

37 comments:

  1. CELIA IS 5'2?? In my head you're taller! Not to sound like a creepy weirdo, or anything.

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    1. Also (more helpfully), I was a bridesmaid where we were told to wear anything within a certain colour palette and a couple of us wore patterns, others wore block colours, and the mix looked pretty good if I say so myself. That said, patterned can look less formal than solid - for a swanky downtown do, I think the one-shouldered dress is spot on.

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    2. yes, i am indeed a hobbit.

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  2. I have to second the busty gal/one shoulder recommendation. I chose my own bridesmaid gown for a friend's wedding, being top heavy myself, and I tried on a one-shoulder dress on a whim, but was all the while thinking it would make them look lop-sided...not so! it was surprisingly flattering. the dress was structured more like a strapless dress with some supportive boning, and i did wear a long line bustier underneath but it was worth it. my waist looked tiny too...bonus! keep up with the "dress my boobs" goodness. there's never enough help for us busty gals out there!

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  3. Awesome work. I think that's a job well done :) Go, Busty!

    Kate

    www.thrillofthechaise.com

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  4. http://www.bonadrag.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=2070 -- i know it says orange, but it looks more corral/pink-ish on the model to me. hurray for being able to wear a normal bra!

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    1. i also love this one, and it does come in a rose color... but $231 for a poly dress that has an elastic waistband makes me feel like i'm being taken advantage of. i mean, i'm all for poly, but not $231 poly.

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    2. It looks coral/pink-ish on the model as the model herself is orange.

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  5. This rental is very bra friendly , maybe with a fancier belt/accessories?

    I like these two if a brighter pink is kosher:

    Ralph Lauren.

    Reiss.

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  6. I guess I'm curious about the bustier for a full-figured, 38H cup kinda girl - one much like myself.

    I've never found anything that would be supportive enough that I wouldn't be constantly pulling it up all day/night long without having to add straps to it. Additionally, I find that the boning in most bustiers/corset tops digs into my waist or hips. Any recommendations?

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    1. man, that's a lot of boob. have you looked into having a bustier custom made? even at a 32ddd, i feel like they don't do the best job, but they can work if i'm wearing the right dress.

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  7. traditional wedding dress
    Congratulation! I love your picture. Your dress is very nice. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. i seriously considered this one for the post, but it looks so peachy on my screen.

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  9. This is pretty great. The model has no boobs, though, so it's hard to say how the edition of some would change the look.

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    1. big tits would ruin that dress.

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    2. EXTRA!!! BOOBS EDITION!!!! (sorry)

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  10. Omg so may prom dresses...


    I agree with Caro about the RTR dress - very cute and bra friendly. The Reiss dress is really pretty, but it looks like it'd be snug in the bust. The Halston dress can be seen on other models

    This is a rental in brighter shades but the description says its good for those with large busts. you could wear a balconette style bra


    Other questions:
    1. When is the wedding (time of year)?
    2. What is your budget?

    This Issa dress is expensive, fuschia, 1/2 sleeved, and would need a good plunge bra

    Max & Cleo: fuschia, and would require a t-back bra with the front straps like halter


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  11. as a 30f i always appreciate a wrap dress. it's silk and i think if you needed it shortened they could do it from the waist so you don't loose the ombre bits. good luck & sorry for the ugly link!

    http://www.dvf.com/delancey-silk-long-dress/D7021004Y13.html?dwvar_D7021004Y13_color=GRFLP#prefn1=color&prefv1=Pink&cgid=dresses

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  12. I actually rented that patterned Halston from Rent the Runway for a black tie wedding, and it was AMAZING. And, I'm 5'2" and BUSTY (especially post baby -- am now a 32H, which, is not easy to dress!). Just so you know that that specific dress would actually work perfectly for you, if a pattern would be allowed. (also, it is long even with 5" heels).

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  13. A few options by Rachel Pally: here, here and here.

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  14. the majority of these suggestions are not bra friendly.

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  15. I don't read "pinks, blush, rose" as fuchsia, watermelon, or hot pink patterns. Sounds like the bride wants softer/neutral colors.

    Erin

    Malene

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    1. totally agree... these two are my fav's for shape and colour, but maybe the crystals are too much?

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    2. She did say "swanky..." I like Malene - totally bra friendly

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  16. Do a quick search of the Rent the Runway. I found four light pink or blush gowns that are $350 or under and that you can wear a bra with.

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  17. Is there any wiggle room with the parameters? Because this isn't floor-length but it's fabulous. And if this was styled more formal, I think it could be really cool.

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    1. Hot! Totally want this for a wedding dress!

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    2. I really like this! And buff is totally in that family.

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  19. Rent this Temperley London gown! It clearly loves boobs.

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  20. Lots of suggestions for renting...I don't know about OP, but I'm 5'3" with short legs. Nothing floor length from RTR would fit me, even with 5" heels. She probably needs something that can be altered. So far, the Erin Fetherston suggested by anon 8:56 is my fav.

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