Post # 1
I just got back from my second-to-last gown fitting. The gown is very, very heavy with spaghetti straps. When I tried it on today, I could feel the weight of the dress add a looot of tension to the straps. Any suggestions on how to reinforce the straps and keep the dress from falling down?
Post # 3
You should talk to your seamstress, and maybe she can add thicker straps?
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2008 - Oceanfront lawn and tent
Does it have an elastic band that fits under your chest? Mine does and I feel like it holds a lot of weight from there so that the top part can stay up on its own. Maybe that’s something your seamstress could add in for you?
Post # 5
My dress (and most of the dresses I tried on) basically hold themselves up. It depends on the style of course, but in general the bodice should fit sufficiently tightly that the weight of the dress is not on the straps. An easy way to achieve this is with a corset-style bodice that laces. If you don’t have this now, maybe your seamstress could make that alteration.
Post # 6
The weight should not be hanging on the straps. Mention this to the seamstress, she should hopefully be able to come up with something to get the bodice of the dress to fit tighter.
Post # 7
I agree with suzanno – The skirt is supported is by the bodice, not the straps. Either the dress is not fitted enough on your torso or the boning(which adds support to the bodice) is not sufficient.
Mention this to your seamstress and she’ll take the dress in or add boning for support.