This might be an incredibly stupid question but…

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Araya:  The ones I tried on weren’t to bad.  I am glad they didn’t quite fit my body the way I wanted, I was more concerned with peeing with one.  I know there is the face the wall trick but I think it would still be rough!

Post # 4
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106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

You can walk, but don’t expect to be able walk fast or run. I think sitting in a mermaid dress is a bigger concern. When I tried one on, I had trouble sitting down. The lady helping me with my dresses said most brides have to sit on the edge of their seats.

Post # 5
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4223 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Not really, but sitting and peeing were problematic 

Post # 6
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2054 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I tried on a couple of mermaid dresses that looked gorgeous, but  I literally could not walk in them, not even to the little box to stand on. The waddling was so unsexy lol! I went for a trumpet dress- it still has a fitted bodice, but flares out from much higher so movement isn’t an issue. 

Post # 7
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2132 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I tried on a few and I absolutely couldn’t walk in them.  I’m also pear shape, so besides it being unflattering on me, it probably made it tighter at the legs.  I definitely wasn’t comfortable in them, and could barely get onto the pedestal.  Just try one on and see how it feels for you

Post # 8
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2358 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Mine was absolutely no problem in those areas…and it flared at the knee. If they fit properly, they allow u to walk, walk fast, sit, etc. Peeing is altogether a challenge, but I made it through my entire afternoon/evening without the urge to go. The only prblem I had was I think it was a tad too long and I forgot to kick the front out when I walk like the seamstress told me.

Post # 9
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739 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Araya:  My dress wasn’t entirely mermaid, but constricting from below the waistline. I had a hard time sitting down! So I only sat for toasts and a small part of dinner and was pretty much unable to sit the rest of the night! I never once thought about that while trying on dresses or deciding on the one that I purchased. Good luck deciding!

Post # 10
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100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My dress is a mermaid naturally but I am a little petite with barely any curves so having a dress flare out right at the knee makes me look odd.  I am getting it taken up so it flares out at about 2 inches above the knee so it will be a Trumpet shape instead.  I find Trumpets are a bit more forgiving in terms of comfort as well as more ease for walking/sitting.   Although I suspect using the washroom will still be a bit of a challenge…

Post # 11
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10916 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Araya: I really liked a couple, I tried one on but didn’t like my legs feeling restricted, it was enough to put me off them. 

Post # 12
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189 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

My dress was a mermaid gown and I loved the look and fit of it. We rented a rolls royce for ceremony and reception and I had a hell of a time getting in and out of the car. Then at our reception sitting at dinner was another complication. I basically had to sit on the edge of my seat. Wasn’t too comfortable sitting at all but I did love how I looked in it lol. 

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I tried on one and it was incredibly difficult to step up onto the pedestal at the store. No way would I have been able to sit. I ended up getting a fit and flare, and sitting in that is fine. I think that’s a happy medium. 

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