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Topic: Halter Dress for those of us well endowed.  (Read 1268 times)
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« on: May 05, 2012 05:32:22 PM »

I had just lost a ton of weight, so decided to buy myself a dress.  Now, I hate shopping and really don't know what type of clothing can be worn w/ and w/o a bra.  Well I've come to learn that halter dresses are meant to be worn without a bra....yeah cute, but I don't have a B cup.  More like D or DD, (brought any new bras yet) and halter dresses/tops aren't very friendly to those of us that have larger cup sizes.

Now I got the dress at walmart, so I can easily take it back, but I like it so much, as does my hubby.  And I am not the type to wear dresses or get prettied up.  Is there anything I can do with it?  I have a strapless bra, but that doesn't seem to work, it hold the girls, but then the strap shows in the back, I was thinking of layering it, but then that kinda defeats the purpose...

I'd figure if I could sew some sort of underwire it might work.  But I am not very good at sewing and have no clue where to get 'under wire', lol, i'd probably take a metal clothes hanger and bend it to shape.

Anyone have any suggestions, or can direct me to sites that either sell halter tops with more support?  I mean I am not saying I am plus size, I am far from there, @ 125lbs and counting....



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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2012 06:18:26 PM »

I had just this discussion with a co-worker the other day and she suggested a sports bra.  I had never thought of that, and if it showed, would look more appropriate and pretty than a regular bra would.

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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2012 01:43:19 AM »

Thanks, I'll try that, but the back of the dress is open...

« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2012 07:35:53 AM »

I know Victoria's Secret sells a bra that has straps that twist around the stomach for dresses with a low back. Otherwise you could maybe sew a band on the back part in a coordinating color so that it would cover a bra strap.

« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2012 10:27:52 PM »

I know Victoria's Secret sells a bra that has straps that twist around the stomach for dresses with a low back. Otherwise you could maybe sew a band on the back part in a coordinating color so that it would cover a bra strap.

Yep - a convertible bra is what you're after. One that can be change to be a halter neck and as the above poster said, has an extra strap that pulls the back down. In all honesty, I just avoid dresses like this as I find halter necks make my neck ache (I'm also a DD).

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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2012 09:21:39 AM »

Here's a link to the convertible bra for DD's:


The last picture shows how it works for a halter dress.

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