Boobs are soft, round and lovely. They should never be hard, rigid or pointy. So why oh why do manufacturers and designers put hard boning over the bust in dresses? Is there an alternative?
The good news is that there is an alternative!!! Read on…
Many manufactures and designers put boning (hard plastic or steel strips) over the bust because they are either lazy, because they don’t know any better, or because their clients don’t know any better.
A strapless gown must have boning in the corsetry to hold it up. Otherwise, you’ll be hoiking all night long. It is actually the firm waist that holds the boning in place. Boning is positioned up and down the body to secure the top of the dress is in place, and to hold the bust up.
But these sections of boning do not need to run over your actual boobs themselves. If it does, they look rigid and fake. Boobs are soft!! Boning should end at the base of the bra, and be attached to the underwire of the bra so that your boobs are held in place. The boning should never got over the bust itself!
Please, don’t buy a dress that has the boning over the bust.
There are better quality gowns out there which will effectively hold your bust where you would like it to be without a hard line of boning through the middle. Even in larger bust sizes. We had a gorgeous bride with an F cup who jumped up and down and said “I could play tennis in this!”
PS: Do you agree? Please let us know other designers you love who avoid boning over the bust.
Gorgeous photography by Adelaide photographer Evan Bailey (check him out) x