Post # 1
My wedding gown is a one shoulder lace dress – I had bought this dress with the intention of making it strapless. Well when I got it, I tried it on with the one-shoulder and I fell in love!
Then I went for my fitting and after 20 minutes in the dress, I realized that the lace on the should was rubbing my collarbone raw 🙁 It was painful and red and I hadn’t even been in it for half and hour.
My seamstress is suggesting baby-powder but I’m worried about how it will look to be all dusty during the wedding! I’m looking for any suggestions as to how I can deal with this without putting something under the lace, because it will complete change the look of the dress.
Thanks for any help!!
Post # 3
@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
@molywong: Maybe you could try a clear bandaid? The anti-blister padded kind? That probably won’t show under the lace…
Post # 5
@molywong: How about something like moleskin? It sticks like heck and is skintone if you are lighter skinned.
Post # 6
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
Maybe some of the chafing stuff for runners might work? Sorry I can’t think of the name right now…
Post # 7
I would definitely go the “same color ribbon” route to solve this problem. Same color fabric would work well too! Good luck.