(Closed) did you step on the dress while dancing?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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5481 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I didn’t step on my dress (I had a bustle) BUT- I did step on the groom’s foot :/

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

That’s a beautiful dress! I see what you mean about it being a short train, but I think you might be best off having some kind of low bustle just in case you do somehow manage to get a shoe tangled in the lace (or worse, a guest could accidentally step on your dress!).

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

A good seamstress should be able to do a small under bustle. I would NOT take it back to David’s. They are a complete rip off when it comes to alterations. Good luck!

Post # 7
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Helper bee

May I suggest that you add a loop to the train? I have seen people fall on the dance floor, because they or somebody else stepped on their dress. If you add a loop you can hold the dress slightly off the floor. 

I included a brief Youtube clip of “Anna Karenina” to demonstrate what I mean: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7Gc_P5Bt2zk

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Honey, I stepped on my dress and tore my bustle during dancing.  The back was still floor length, and I was attempting to “back my thing up” when it occurred.  We tried to fix it with bobby pins, but I ripped out the bobby pins too.  What can I say, I’m an active dancer!

Post # 9
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Helper bee

@futuremrsfitz18:  

Safety pins – lots of safety pins. I was a debutante and now help out with a debutante ball, and my emergency supply kit always includes safety pins and clothing tape. We tell debutantes not to have a train, because bustles can and do come down, but some don’t listen, and I have fixed about six dresses during the last two years. I’ve also applied ice to bruises and drove one girl to  hospital to get stitches on her forehead after she caught her heel in her hem, fell, and crashed into a marble table. Memories!!!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@futuremrsfitz18:  Lol!!!!

I’ve been wondering the same thing… My dress has a ~2 foot train, and my seamstress sewed in a bustle, but I’m still worried about stepping on the dress since my dance moves get a little crazy… and the lace is really delicate.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Yes! This happened to us 🙁 I would seriously try and practice your dance moves in your dress with a partner.

Post # 12
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11178 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

No not at all. I had an amazingly elaborate bustle and it held all night.

As for the dance moves we both seriously underestimated the poof of my dress. We took dance lessons but my dress made it difficult to execute any of our fancy new moves so we opted for the boring back and forth. Oh well!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I had a great bustle but during some irish ceilidh dancing still managed to step on it. I didn’t care, just gouged holes in DHs arms so I didn’t fall 🙂

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