my 'Something Blue'

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
2657 posts
Sugar bee

Cute!  That’s a clever idea.

Post # 6
435 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@futuremrscap:  That is really creative. I have never seen that before. Also love the shade of blue!

Post # 7
5432 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

That’s such a smart idea!!

Post # 8
1988 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Great idea! It looks lovely 🙂

I hope you’ll excuse my silly question. Did you invent a waist strap or do they actually exist? If so, what’s their funcion? I’ve only ever seen wide elastic bands that sit in roughly the same spot as the backstrap of a bra and to tell you the truth I cut them off because I found them annoying. But it was a strapless cocktail dress, not a wedding dress. Am I missing something? 

Post # 9
1311 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1994


I had a blue wedding dress, so that was my something blue. If I had a white dress I think I would of done something similar to you!

Post # 10
3394 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Cute idea!

@MsMeow:  Your question got me curious, because I was wondering the same thing when I was trying on wedding gowns. Many gowns I tried (including mine) had the grosgrain-type ribbon sewn into the bodice, and it clasps at the back where the zipper is. I saw it a lot in higher-end gowns (Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera – all of their gowns had this feature). 

Apparently it’s called a waist stay, and it’s a function of wedding dress construction that ensures the dress ‘stays’ and you don’t spend the whole night hoisting your gown up because it’s slipping down:

Here’s a post in how to make one:

Post # 12
1988 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015


@peonyinparis:  So clever! Thanks for explaining and for the links 🙂 You’ve just saved my cocktail dress for me without needing to have it taken in by an expensive seamstress. I bought it when I was a little heavier and now it keeps twisting around on me and I was pulling my bodice up the whole night the last time I wore it. So annoying! The dress stayed in place without a problem when I bought it though, it fit like it was glued on. I always thought strapless dresses had no “give”, they had to fit perfectly or they would become unwearable. 

Thanks, ladies! 🙂 

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