A reader in NYC wears a 10/12 on the bottom and a 32J on top. She’s attending a formal (but not black tie) wedding on Sunday night and has nothing to wear. Can we relate? Unfortunately, yes! I’ve just sent around a Tweet asking for help, but I thought it’d be a good idea to check with you as well. Besides, my Yes to Dresses for D Cups and Up needs some updating for the 2014 wedding season! Did I already tell you that October is the most popular wedding month according to my own wedding photographer?

I sent her links to Holly’s amazing Shelli Segal gown from last year, proof that we MUST be willing to try things on because we just never know. If I were in her shoes (or bra!), I’d visit the dress departments of Macy’s, Lord & Taylor and Nordstrom, and I’d begin with David Meister and Tadashi by Shoji because they have great knits. My worse comes to worst solution would be a black knit dress with amazing accessories.

Here’s what others have suggested so far.

Sweets from SweetNothingsNYC: Bettie Page, on Bowery street. The “Alika” style is fantastic– hugs the waist, fits the boobs.

big bust dress for weddings

Leah: If she’s looking for pinup-style offerings (like Bettie Page), there’s also Enz’s on 2nd Ave and St. Mark’s and Slapback on Metropolitan Ave next to the BQE in Williamsburg.

@Tanya_Elena via Pinterest: Find a dressy shirt she already owns and go out and get a long ballgown style skirt to go with.

What last-minute dress options can you add? (And what would you suggest if she had weeks to find a dress?)