Post # 1
I had my final dress fitting today! eeeeeeee! <– that’s a squeal of excitement 😉
being that I’ve never worn a wedding dress before, I was wondering how fitted should my dress feel. I *love* the way I look in my dress (it’s a strapless fit-and-flare), and I can breathe fine – but my chest cannot expand completely if I try to take a deep breath ’cause it’s just a bit tight around the ribcage – although my seamstress can still fit her whole hand down the back of the dress when I’m wearing it so I don’t know why it feels tight even though there’s room!
but in any case, I was wondering, how comfortable should a wedding dress feel or if there’s always some price that comes with beauty 😉
Post # 3
sitting down is a little, um…uncomfortable.
Post # 4
I could certanily breathe in my gown, but i couldn’t take a really full breath or eat more than a few bites of food. I don’t think wedding dresses are supposed to feel so comfy that you can take a nap in, but you shouldn’t be in any pain!
Post # 5
Mine is snug and fits like a well-fitted corset. That said, I can walk, run, breathe, sit, etc without problems, but it IS snug in the waist/lower-rib area BECAUSE it fits like the perfect corset (I know this because I’ve worn, albeit briefly, a perfectly fitting underbust corset that was laced up perfectly).
If it doesn’t suck you and fits snug/tight, then it isn’t properly laced/made, in my opinion. At least for good boning and corsets.
Of course, I also have a corset-type blouse from Hot Topic with boning that’s snug and I love, too. I also loved that corset I tried on and I WILL GET IT (eventually)!!!
Post # 6
That’s EXACTLY how mine was! It was fine though. But I totally understand what you’re saying. Infact, I almost felt a little closterphobic from it.
Post # 7
okay, good to know that I’m not the only one! I can definitely breathe normally, sit down, dance (yes, I tried, haha) – but I can’t take a full deep breath.
@Zinzerena: I guess it does feel like I’m wearing a corset! very snug by my lower ribs and nicely sucked in.
I was worried that maybe I should let it out – but I’m feeling a bit more reassured that this is how it’s supposed to fit 🙂
Post # 8
Mine was comfortable, but not like sweats. I could breath fine in it (it was a corset back) but I realized that it was pulled tight enough that the entire time I was wearing it it was squeezing me just enough that I was never hungry! I didnt have room for food inside my dress apparently…. hmmmm maybe I should wear it around the house as a diet aid!
Post # 9
Mine has a corset and though I love it, it is a little snug when I take a really deep breath, but I think that’s okay as long as it’s sucking everything in! 😉
Post # 10
I definitely voted for the “my dress is soooo comfortable” I wore a silk tricotine dress that hugged my curves but wasn’t a corset style, and the fabric was so soft and breathable.
However, if you are wearing a corset dress, it’s normal to feel a little restrained… anything for the beauty, right? 😉
Post # 11
I posted before about not being able to breathe deeply/sit and I got lectured by another bee lol. I can breathe and walk just fine but sitting is a bit of an issue, to be honest. However I do have a corset back so I am planning on just being loosened up for dinner and making it work hahah. Just for kicks, here’s my dress;) (i’ll take any excuse to show it off!)
Post # 12
Mine isn’t technically a corset back, but it’s very much shaped like a corset and the inside of it has a built-in-bra contraption. It’s actually fairly comfortable. I’ve never tried sitting in it because I’m afraid I’ll get it dirty , but I can move around in it and breathe just fine. Just make sure that you can take deep enough breaths that you don’t pass out!
Post # 13
Mine was tight, I should have gone with my instinct and had it let out more. I literally felt sick for half of my reception because I could hardly breathe.
Post # 14
Mine was REALLY snug on me the morning of, which was good because it was strapless and I didn’t want to have to keep pulling it up all day. My dress was pretty heavy though so I feel like I probably sweat off a few pounds, and by the afternoon it was not as snug. My husband’s aunt was super cute & every time she saw me at the reception she’d come over & pull my dress up for me from the back because it kept sliding down a bit so the top of my corset bra was showing. I’d opt for snug because it’ll probably loosen up a bit throughout the day! I’d assume it’s similar to clothing.. the longer you wear something fitted, the more it’s going to kinda loosen up while you wear it for a prolonged period of time.
Post # 15
This makes me laugh. The first bite into dinner at the wedding reception, the button holding my corset back together made a loud SNAP
Yes, my dress was tight, did it suck me in? Yes. And it was so worth it. But felt so good to get out of that night!
Post # 16
@Heatherloveskenny: oh yeah. I’ll be looking forward to getting out of my dress for more than one reason! 😉