Help with Lace Chafe!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
11180 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@molywong:  Perhaps your seamstress can add a layer of soft, sheer organza or chiffon under the lace to make the shoulder strap feel soft and smooth against your skin, without affecting the appearance of the dress?

Post # 4
2000 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@molywong:  Maybe you could try a clear bandaid? The anti-blister padded kind? That probably won’t show under the lace…

Post # 5
3738 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@molywong:  How about something like moleskin? It sticks like heck and is skintone if you are lighter skinned.

Post # 6
2691 posts
Sugar bee

I tried on a really itchy lace dress at DB and the consultant suggested adding a piece of ivory ribbon inside the straps.  She held up a piece of ribbon to show how it would look and I thought it blended in really well.  If you’re worried about changing the look of the lace, try a few different fabric options behind the strap to see if any would work for you.

Post # 7
7796 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Maybe some of the chafing stuff for runners might work? Sorry I can’t think of the name right now…

Post # 7
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014


bleusteel:  +1 

I would definitely go the “same color ribbon” route to solve this problem. Same color fabric would work well too! Good luck.

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