Post # 1
Hi bees! I went to see my wedding dress today, which is absolutely beautiful. i got into the dress, it fit, I even had a bit of room in the hips and tummy area.
thing was, after the sales lady did my corset, I felt very snug….to the point where I was afraid to move too much in fear of ripping the gown. There was still some bunching in the tummy area and hips and she said the seamstress will take that in. Do you think she made my corset too tight in the bust/waist or is my fit n flare going to NBC uncomfortable all night? 🙁 she kept telling me, “we’ll, that’s fit n flare”, but it all just felt so stiff? I
Has anyone had a similar experience with their fit and flare? Thanks
Post # 3
@SoonToBeMrsD921: A fit and flare is certainly supposed to be pretty snug. Maybe when you wear it on the wedding day, you can get whoever laces you up to not tie it quite so tight?
Post # 4
When I tried my dress on last week, the lady said to put it on at least an hour before the wedding and then tighten it because it will relax into your body. Maybe she just tightened it a bit too much? It will probably give s bit…
Post # 5
@SoonToBeMrsD921: I believe I was told that if a dress that shape is too tight in the waist and bust then it will pull thefabric from the lower tummy area causing it to not lady flat/bunch.. maybe take it for a “quote” somewhere else to get a second opinion.
Post # 6
At my seamstress appointment this past week she said that you want it to be tight because it will eventually losen up and fit to your body. In a matter of 5 minutes after her tying my corset back it already became loser and fit with my body. Have someone tie it for you and see how it feels after wearing it for 10 minutes. Hope this helps!
Post # 7
Mine relaxed after a few hours, but I was basically unable to fully sit the whole day. I could not pull the dress up to use the washroom. But so, so worth it.
Post # 8
@SoonToBeMrsD921: I wore a very fitted tight trumpet and I couldn’t sit down all day and I felt like it was going to rip when I sat down for dinner. (Part of mine did end up ripping because so many people stepped on the bottom) I highly recommend having a second late night reception dress. I changed into mine after cake cutting and I was SO happy that I had it. It was the best decision I made. I just got one from Bloomingdales (not a fancy “wedding” one) and I kept the tags on unti lthe last second just in case I didn’t need to wear it. I was really really happy I had it though and I ended up changing into it and making a dramatic appearance during “Don’t Stop Believing” and everyone cheered!
Post # 9
Hi Bees, thanks for all your suggestions! Even though when I tried on the sample gown it was many sizes too big, even when they pinned me up I never felt uncomfortable in it (besides the fact that I am 5’2 and it was majorly too long and I couldn’t walk!)
I think the girl tightened the corset way too much or at least that is what I am hoping, because I am now having anxiety over it and I never would have bought a dress I wasn’t comfortable in. It also was just the sales girl who helped me into it, not the seamstress so I am trying not to stress until my first fitting next month. From what I see on these boards, a lot of times Brides get anxious about the dress when it comes in and its not what they imagined until all the alterations are done…so here is to hoping on that!
I’m also not looking to do a 2nd dress, its not really my style I’m pretty traditional when it comes to things like that. Ugh, here is hoping. It wouldn’t be a wedding without stress right??
Post # 10
My dress is a mermaid and has a corset back and it definitely is not the most comfy item I’ve ever purchased. When I made a joke about it to the sales girl, she kind of gave me this ‘suck-it-up-buttercup’ look and said basically the same thing: “that’s a tight dress for ya”!
Post # 11
@badabing88: Ugh, did you want to smack her? BC that’s what I wanted to do with my salesgirl lol. Then again, this girl wasn’t helpful at all when I was getting into the dress, no help whatsoever except for her doing the corset.