How to get your dress over your hair?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
1737 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

mademoisellesacha:  Hmmm, this is a difficult one as most people would slip into their dress from the bottom up. I have placed pagenat dresses over my girls head once their hair is done but very carefully. You will probably need the assitance of several bridesmaids to do so but it can probably done. Also, is there a way you can wrap your hair in a scarf or something to keep it from getting completely messed up? Make sure you have styling products ready for any touchups.

Post # 3
42101 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you have a large square silk scarf, you put in over your head with two of the points in the center of your  neck-front and back.You can even clench one of the points between your teeth, then slip the dress over your head.

Post # 5
171 posts
Blushing bee

I think I’ll be in the same boat as you for my June 20th wedding!  I have a booty, and there’s no way my dress will fit over that and my hips. Every time I get in the dress I feel like I’ve run a marathon- this does not bode well for me come wedding day. I hope it works out for you!!

Post # 6
6194 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

Maybe if you kneel they can help you get it over

Post # 7
563 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Pavilion at Rocky Neck State Park

One of my bridesmaids held the top of the dress as I put it on and directed around my hair. 

Post # 8
1609 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

This probably isn’t the smartest thing, but my seamstress said she’s had luck with girls putting a plastic bag over their hair. It’s slippery enough to be able to get the dress over without messing up your hair. I didn’t need to take this route, so i can’t say if it really helps or not. 

Post # 9
1769 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Maybe the zipper needs to be made longer? I’m in a supertight dress and there is zero chance I could get it over my shoulders, hair, and makeup without creating a mess. My zipper is long enough to expose my whole butt. Unless you put your whole head in a plastic bag (bad idea) or the skirt is very thin and simple, I don’t really get how over the head works for a mermaid dress. it’s especially hard to get shoulders into a tight dress from the bottom. Did you try putting it on over your head at the fitting? 

Post # 10
2620 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

i had three girls pull the dress over me — we manage to get me in my dress two times and my hair wasnt messed up too bag…. i also had my hair half up and half down in curls so it wasnt to much of an issue to fix if the dress messed it up too much

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