Dear Babe,

I dig the one shoulder thing I’m seeing in the big bad world of fashion. But I’m a D cup, and even a strapless is impossible (or just a joke). Can I rock a bra with it if it’s the right bra, or should I just leave the look for my flatter sisters?

With hope,

Dear OSS,

I too am a D cup and I have worn the one shoulder and the strapless dress! Honestly it all depends on the construction of the dress. If it is well made with lining and maybe boning and it is not made of the crap stretch fabric most designers uses these days, then it can work.

Many of the currently made dresses are too thin and shabbily made to support an ample size breast or to obscure the lines you get from wearing a strapless bra. Steer clear of the crap and look for well made dresses.

Often I wear vintage dresses, from ye olde days when dresses were actually constructed out of sturdy materials to be worn by, and compliment the bodies of, women with normal body fat. If I wear contemporary dresses then I’m more likely to find well constructed ones in higher end stores. Many of my dresses come from the 70% off sales at Barney’s and Neiman Marcus.

If you find a vintage dress that really works for you have it copied and made in different fabrics with slight changes to the shape (for variation) by a seamstress. This costs about the same as buying a mediocre modern dress and it supports your local economy.

Also! I found great strapless bras for us ample boobie girls. They are made by Le Mystere. I wear a 34DD in their Le Mystere 755 Shameless Strapless Bra and it supports me like crazy and stays in place all day. I highly recommend you try one of their bras.


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