Dress just came in-having regrets because I hate the corset

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
3657 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My sister-in-law gave me the best advice: wedding gowns are like “dryer jeans.” You know when you take your jeans out of the dryer and they’re tight and uncomfortable but they’re fine in an hour? That’s a wedding dress. Once you wear it more for fittings it’s going to feel a lot more comfortable. I had a similar freak-out about my wedding dress, and everything turned out fine.

Post # 4
1768 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

girl – I’m gonna let you in on a secret. All wedding dresses are uncomfortable (well, save for the whispy cotton dresses). Seriously. They all are tight, have boning, blah blah blah. The difference between your new dress and a sample is remarkable, and it will always feel tight and stiff (I agree with PP’s “dryer jeans” comparison).

I guess that’s not the best news, but at least you know it’s not just you!

Post # 5
626 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@bellasmom82004:  I am actually looking forward to the stiffness and “plexi-glass” feeling of my size 8 Maggie, it sucks everything in and smooths it all out!  🙂  My exercise routine that I swore I would be religiously sticking to the day I got engaged is not exactly going the way I planned so I am counting on the dress to make me look like I have been at the gym everyday, lol.  I am sure you will adjust to the feel of the dress!  🙂

Post # 6
560 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Exactly ! I ssecond everything the PP’s said! Sample dresses are stretched out, ill fitting and are an unrealistic feel to what a new dress will be like.  My dress ended up being huge partly due to store suggesting a riduculously larger size and me loosing 15 lbs.  after my first fitting , once dreas was taken in, I could barely breathe! sitting down was super  uncomfortable but you get used to it ! after 3 hours in my dress it actually loosened up quite a bit do you definitely want it snug to start! 

Post # 7
144 posts
Blushing bee

I don’t mean to sound contrite or rude at all, but that is what corsets are supposed to do. They are supposed to hold everything in and keep stuff from bouncing around. No corset in the history of man has ever been comfortable. You do eventually get used to the feeling, but it is somewhat unpleasant to start with.

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