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Sewn-in cups vs Sewn-in bra for Maggie Sottero "Reese"

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#1 kllyjansen

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    Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:39 AM

    Hello Ladies,


    I know a lot of you have selected this gown for your destination weddings!  Had a question for all of you:


    I brought my gown in for alterations this past weekend and was really pleased with the experience.  One thing I was surprised by is that rather than sewing in cups as I had expected, the seamstress wants me to buy a strapless bra that she would alter and then sew into the dress.  She says that it will not show or mess with the way the dress lays, but that it will give me more support and lift.  Sounds good in theory, as I'd like to see my gals looking their best, but I have never heard of this.  I'm also worried about the low-back and how that will work out.  This is the first thing I've ever had altered to me other than pant length, so I'm not especially confident.  The Yelp reviews for this lady are great, but I have no idea how to tell from my experience how this will turn out and I am nervous.


    Anyone have any experience with this?  Did anyone DO this with their Reese?  Reasons to go one way or the other?


    Thanks for any thoughts and experiences!



    #2 aleedoc17

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      Posted 14 March 2013 - 03:38 PM

      Can you ask her what will happen if you do this & it does not work or you don't like it? like if she won't charge you?

      or maybe use an old strapless, have her try it, see how you feel, & then do it with a good bra? it might take longer to do, but it might make you feel better about this.


      I, too, have a maggie, and my top is corsett & see through & am nervous what I am going to do! especially because where i got my dress is out of business so now i need to find someone to alter it... yikes!


      keep me posted

      #3 Cherina

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        Posted 15 March 2013 - 06:42 AM

        That seems like a good theory, please let us know what you decide to do, I am thinking that may be a good idea for Divina as my girls are substantial.

        2.14.14 I can not wait to marry my very best friend ... Again!

        #4 GeeandZee

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          Posted 13 March 2014 - 09:40 PM

          Any pics of the sew in?

          #5 Kyliewylie

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          Posted 01 April 2014 - 06:30 PM

          I got the Reese as well, and I didn't think about this issue (haven't had the dress altered yet). If you decided to go with it, can you post pics/let us know how it went?

          #6 MrandMrsBonitto2016

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          Posted 04 April 2014 - 04:37 AM

          Do you have a picture of the wedding dress?

                    Future Mrs. Bonitto 12/14/16



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