Post # 1
I had my first fitting yesterday and oh my gosh, I forgot how HEAVY my gown is. It was HOT under that thing. I will definitely be wearing some spanx so I don’t have chub rub, haha.
Anyone have any other tips?
Post # 3
So i’m guessing your dress is on the poofier side since you said its heavy…can you maybe wear a Hoop skirt underneath the skirt area? that helps alot (thats what I’m doing with my dress). the hoop skirt, in addition to making your dress look a little fuller, i think it helps bc it raises the dress up a bit.
Post # 4
I don’t think a hoop skirt is an option. Hmmmm…
Post # 5
Do you have a picture of the dress to show us? Maybe a bee already wore it and knows what to do when it gets hot and possibly allieviate the heaviness?
Post # 6
i hear ya my dress is heavy too
at least we’re getting married in October when the weather is usually cooler 😉
Post # 7
Have you tried using body glide instead of spanx? Unless you need spanx to shape you into your dress, that is. The spanx will just keep you even warmer, so just thought I’d toss out an alternative for the terrible chub rub
Post # 8
Yea, my dress is heavy too… It probably weighs at least 20 lbs, haha. Wearing anythign else underneath will just add more weight. Um… yea…. I have no advice. I just wanted to say that I know how you feel. =)
Post # 9
Although my dress is not super heavy I was hot every time I tried it on just from lack of airflow! haha Luckily it was 20 (68) degrees here last weekend and I was super comfortable all day until I started dancing, that got very hot, very quickly! I bought one of those hand held fans and my Maid/Matron of Honor fanned me while my other friend fixed my ripped bustle.
Post # 10
i fell in love with a ball gown at first until i found out how hot and heavy they really are ; (
now i only try on fit and flares or more fitted gowns. i just don’t want to be miserable on one of the biggest days of my life. i want to be confortable and dance and feel beautiful.
i thought about getting a reception dress but then why did i spend over a 1,000 on a gown,
Post # 11
Astro-glide is a good idea! Or that monistat anti-chafing gel stuff. Good thinking!
Here’s a pic – this is from when i picked it out – looks much better in my size!
Post # 12
My dress (Cinderella 205) was very heavy and hot too. I wore some “petti-shorts” (as I called them), they were white shorts and they prevented my legs from rubbing.
Post # 13
I’ve heard of girls putting small fans under the table as well, so they can cool down when they’re sitting. That might work for you!