I have two weddings coming up in a couple of months and have a clothing dilemma I would love to get advice on from you smart people. I'll be 6 and 7 months pregnant at these weddings. I have a dress that I wore to a wedding two years ago when I was 7 months pregnant. It's a lovely dress, I got a number of compliments on it, and it cost a pretty penny so I'd be really, really happy to wear it again.
The problem is that it is impossible to find a bra to wear under this dress. For one thing, the fabric is quite thin. It's not see-through, the fabric is lovely, and the dress hangs and moves beautifully, but lines from undergarments are visible. The dress also has very thin straps, and I just cannot show up at a wedding with visible bra straps. So that means a strapless bra, but every one that I tried on resulted in visible lines along the top of the bust. I tried a variety of different sizes and cup shapes and nothing seemed to work. For the wedding two years ago I ended up using these stick-on things that at least gave me a little bit of coverage, but I'm on my second pregnancy and breastfed in the intervening years. I need some support, if you know what I'm saying.
So, any ideas about what I can do to make this dress work? My only thought so far is that I could get a shawl to cover my shoulders and upper chest area (probably a good idea for during the ceremonies anyway), which would allow me to wear a bra and keep the straps and worst of the visible lines hidden. But this means I'll have to wear it all night and make sure it stays in place all night, too, which would be a pain.