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« on: January 02, 2008 07:37:33 AM »

Okay, so you know how it is -- you're big and the odds are that you've got these ginormous ladyberries that take up a quadbazillion-DD brassier. Atleast, this is my problem.

So, here's a story about a dress I bought at Marshall's. I shouldn't have bought it, I know that now. I've never worn it out in public once and if I remember correctly, it was more expensive than I would have liked. For a long time, I didn't have a bra that worked, but now that I have a really nice brassier for my quadbazillion-DD ladyberries, I can wear it without the front of my bra showing. But the 'neckline' is so far from the neck (as in it plummets straight down) that it's.... Well, it's uncomfortable to walk around in and then I've got this huge shelf of cleavage staring everyone in the face and the only people that seem to notice in any way other than disgust are creepy weirdos (you know the type!).

So, all that said, what could I do to this dress to make it more ... family friendly? I've tried wearing a cami under it - and that looked alright, except that it's a patterned dress and it's almost impossible to find something that matches without looking 'off'. And I'm afraid to sew a triangle of fabric onto it because that just never seems to look right either.

It kind of, basically, looks just like this:


 Except I'm pretty sure mine has a bit more fabric to it, especially under the arms and around the back.

Thanks for all the help I'm sure I'll get, guys!
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2008 08:10:24 AM »

I have many pieces of clothing that have this issue - what I've ended up doing is this - I took a black bra and sewed a panel across the front - (either plain black or black lace) - that way the "modesty panel" stays with my body rather than moving around with the shirt.
It's not an ideal solution, but it works for me.
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2008 10:20:25 AM »

Here's what I usually do for dresses and shirts like that:  cami's (i have over 50, mainly solids) and try to match it to a color in the outfit; little cropped cardigans (the lacy ones are my fav because then it's not super covered up); privacy panel (personally, I like them kinda cowl-ish); Depending on what I'm wearing a low cut dress or top to, I layer with short/long sleeve tees kinda like this  (borrowed image from shopgypsy)

Hope some of that is helpful   Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2008 12:47:22 PM »

I usually just pin it. You can use a safety pin or a cute pin/brooch. Around Christmastime I used a Christmas tree pin, it was cute and functional!

« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2008 01:14:52 PM »

you could sew a lace panel.. or maybe wear it over a shirt or tube top ?

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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2008 01:17:29 PM »

What about double sided tape to keep it a little more closed?

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