Skinny girls, did your strapless dress stay up all night?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
3735 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Purple_Bride:  If you have a good tailor, they will be able to make it work. Do not fret until you’ve had a chance to get yourself and the dress to the tailor for a fitting.

Post # 4
1491 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My dress stayed up just fine!   A good tailor/seamstress will make sure your dress is fitted to you and will stay up with no problems!

Post # 5
3538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I just got mine back from alterations.  The difference is amazing! If you have a good tailor, your dress should be fine…but go get it altered now!! Mine took 2 weeks! 

Post # 7
1443 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

your body type should not make a difference. your dress should have a lot of stiff materials in it (such as boning) in order to stay up. I am a busty lady and in spite of this, my strapless dress did not stay up because the materials were not rigid enough. the bodice of a good strapless dress should practically stand up on its own, even without you in it (kind of like a corset). 

Post # 8
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m almost exactly the same height and weight as you, and my dress felt SO secure at my final dress fitting a week ago. Most dresses seem to have enough boning/support to hold the dress up so as long as they alter it to you it should be good!

I was nervous also at my first dress fitting because it was too big and falling down, but I realized it’s because the corset that was built into the dress was too big and they couldn’t get it tight enough. Once they took in the sides of the dress and the corset, it was great!


So you’ll be fine! 🙂

Post # 9
3089 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I had zero problems with my dress falling down.  I even had straps for the ceremony and removed them for the reception!

Post # 10
4413 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have a slender torso and wore a big strapless ball gown and it was fine. The key is to make sure that they take it in properly at the HIPS — that’s the part that actually holds it all up. If it’s tight at your hips, then it can’t ride down at all. It actually SHOULDN’T be very tight right at the top, or you’ll get armpit muffin top (even the skinniest people on earth can get armpit muffin top if the top of the dress is too tight, haha).

I thought the seamstress was crazy when she was grabbing folds of material at the hips and saying “we have to take this in so your dress stays up” but sure enough, once she did it, it felt 1000% secure and I was dancing like a fiend all night long 🙂

Post # 11
5812 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Purple_Bride:  If you are worried, buy some fashion tape. Hollywood stars use it all the time to keep their dresses up. Also there is a liquid roll on that keeps clothing in place. I saw it being advertised for elderly to keep their socks up. 

Post # 12
1060 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

once i was tied into my dress it did not move an inch!

Post # 13
1549 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

mine stayed up just fine. I had a corset back so i just made sure it was tied tight. I was a little worried too because normally straplesses are held up by ur boobs and i have small boobs so they def werent holding it up…but with wedding dresses its made to be stiff and tight around your ribs and loose up top. I couldn’t even pull mine up if i tried actually.

Post # 14
1926 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I don’t know if I am considered a “skinny” girl, but I’m not fat. I was SUPER worried about getting a strapless dress because I was worried about it falling down, especially since I have a smaller bust. But literally I had NOTHING to worry about! I got a dress with boning and a corset and I feel like those things help a lot to support the structure of the dress. 

No worries! 🙂 

Post # 15
814 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

If you get a dress with zero structure, then you should worry about the dress falling down (like a tube-top!). But like previous posters have said, if it’s fitted to your body, and has structure, then you will have zero problems. If your hips are wider than your waist then they will prevent your dress from slipping down!

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