How to put on a mermaid dress??? Please help me!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@futuremrsbc:  you can step In but you will need a bridesmaid to go under the dress before you zip it and probably after to pull down on every layer including the slip to make sure there are no folds etc

put the slip inside the dress before you put it on, then just step into both, zip the slip and have someone straighten it all out, then do the dress up and straighten again 🙂 

Post # 4
10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I have a fit and flare, so almost the same. I prefer stepping into it also – anytime I’ve tried it on or at alterations, I take my hoop skirt crinoline and pull it up through the bottom of the dress. Then I step into both at the same time. My crinoline has an elastic waist/hip area so that makes it easy to pull up and into place before I pull the dress up. Can you do that? 

Post # 5
3415 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

When I tried on my mermaid dress I stepped into it.  When I said I would like it to be poufier on the bottom they brought out a mermaid slip and the consultant went under my dress and helped me pull it up.  Basically I lifted up the wedding gown and then stepped into the slip and she slid it up.  With your maids, MOB, MOG, Grandmothers, Aunts, Cousins I’m sure you’ll do fine stepping into the gown first and then having someone help you slide the slip on after. 

Another option would be to put it all on before hair and make-up and wear a long robe to keep the dress clean.

OR do hair and make up with your slip on and when you go to put on your dress have whomever help you “dive” into your dress by standing on chairs and ease you into the dress being careful of hair/make-up.

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