A proper foundation is probably the most essential ingredient to determine the proper fit of your gown. It is vital that your bust to be lifted so that it aligns with the bust darts in the gown. This assures the best possible fit. If you need lift, this can only be achieved with the proper bra. This is not possible with cups. The purpose of cups is to provide a “filler” when your own bust does not fill the dart area in the dress. Occasionally, no bra or cups are needed. Occasionally, both are needed. We will gladly recommend the best garment for the best fit. If you choose to override this suggestion, it is entirely your option. However, some of the fit may be sacrificed as a result.