3rd Fitting and Having The Same Problem

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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6028 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

How tight is it when it’s pulled up to the correct height? If it still feels too loose then have the the seamstress bring it in. Also, maybe wear some spanx if that area is a bother for you. (not saying you need it though)

Post # 4
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497 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

In order for it to stay up better, it will just have to be tighter from your waist to just under your boobs. That’s that holds the whole thing in place. Also, my dress has a thick elastic band sown in just under the bra line, that helps to hold mine up, maybe they could add that?

 

Post # 7
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866 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Day_In_The_Life:   I would try the band idea.  If all else fails, you need to decide which you can live with: your hips showing or straps.  Sorry.  I know how frustrating that is.  Have you thought about adding a crinoline underneath to lift it off your body?

ETA: Ok.  Just saw your other reply.  Strike the band idea then.  This happened with my dress too, except it was my boobs being exposed.  I added straps but luckily, I was already thinking about doing it anyway.

Post # 9
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497 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

The pads shouldn’t do anything except fill up the bust area. Really the dress should not be supported at all from your boobs. They are just supposed to sit in there. Does it feel tight when it’s on? 

To be honnest, your dress looks nice in the photos. The only think I see in the box is a white line that makes it look like you might need an underskirt, but that’s it. 

Post # 10
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1951 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Day_In_The_Life:  hmmm… I can see what you’re saying. It’s like the dress is just pushing your body around into a weird shape, because you can tell you’re quite thin. I know you said you’re wearing spanx, but I’m wondering if a more structured, corset-type thing would work. Check out the waist cinchers at HerRoom.com. that might work. It also might give the dress something to “sit” on or cling to. 

Aside from the one little issue, the dress is really lovely!

Post # 14
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496 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I would try a waist cincher and a mermaid slip. I wouldn’t use a full A-line slip with it because I think that would be to much. A slim mermaid slip will add a layer so it isn’t as thin in that spot and fluff the bottom out a bit so the skirt falls a little further away from your body. Waist cinchers don’t have boning so you wont have to worry about that.

Post # 15
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866 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Just because it has a built in slip doesn’t mean you don’t need more.  Kinda like those tanks with the built in bras.  Yeah.  Right.

Post # 16
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6028 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

What about adding a crinoline to make it poofier? That should help pull the dress away from that area

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