I've had quite a difficult time trying to find a bra for the wedding. My cleavage level has never really lived up to my hopes, and I really wanted to have SOMETHING there for the wedding.
My first thought was a corset. A real corset. Yeah, I can live with the discomfort for a day if it means awesome boobage and a tiny waist. It would have worked really well too were it not for 2 problems.
This was the kind of corset I was going for.
Corsets are pretty expensive. In order to get one that was worth buying, I would have to pay over $200, and I just don't have it. The other problem made me feel better about the first. Corsets have pretty high backs, and my dress has a low one. There was no corset I could buy that wouldn't show.
With the corset option gone, I started looking for a bustier. I went to every department store and major bra store I could find. In multiple cities. And let me tell you, it is not easy to find a good, expensive bustier. Most of them didn't do anything for me. Some actually made things worse. But finally, after over a year of searching, I found this:
This one is from Frederick's of Hollywood, a store I do not usually spend much time in but that was the most helpful in faking it. The first store I went to was small and didn't have anything useful, but I finally tried another one and found the best bustier I had tried. It still doesn't provide much cleavage, but I think I'm going to stick something in there to help prop them up more.
There was one other option I found. Multiple people in the wedding world recommended this bustier:
It's from Le Mystere, and it is the bustier I probably should have gotten. The thing is, I couldn't find it at ANY actual store, and I don't like ordering that kind of thing online because most doesn't fit me. But in the end, it was too expensive for me to justify anyway. I'll have to make it work with Federick's.
And so my boobs have become casualties of the budget. Somehow, I think I'll get over it.
What did you do about underthings for the wedding? Were you going for outer appeal like me or did you wear something special for your groom?