What did you wear while dress shopping?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I wore leggings and a sweater dress tho my appointments. I wore full coverage underwear and a bra as well although I took that off for most of the dresses. I’m not large chested so it wasn’t a problem.

Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I wore a strapless bra and underwear that I didn’t mind being seen in. All of the sample dresses that I tried on did have built-in bras, but I wore my bra anyways because I am fairly petite, so all of the dresses were very large on me. I didn’t need to slip in and out of my clothes. I just went from one gown to another until I was finished. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

For my appointment I wore simple clothing. Just jeans and a t-shirt. I also brought socks with me (I wore slip on shoes that you don’t wear socks with) so that I could have my feet covered when walking around on the floor in all the dresses. I also wore just a regular full coverage bra, but brought a strapless bra with me. I ended up only keeping my underwear on and slipped in and out of dresses. Considering I’m pretty tiny compared to the sample size dresses they didn’t fit my body AT ALL so wearing a bra really didn’t matter. Most dresses with any corsette type back you won’t be wearing a bra the day of anyways, so my advice is to wear undergarments that you’ll most likely be wearing the day of, to get as close to the full effect as possible. So if you are getting a lace slim fitting type dress where a bra WOULD be necessary, wear one. If not and you’re getting a corsette back with built in bodice, like my dress is, then don’t wear one.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I wore a bra that matched my skin tone. I’d recommend wearing more conservative underwear since a stranger will likely be helping you change. Unless you’re cool with people seeing your butt, then rock that thong 😛

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I wore my reuglar clothes there, but while trying on dresses I just wore my underwear. I’m not that modest, and honestly, those consultants see half naked people all day long. I am large chested, and strapless bras are pretty much ridiculous because they don’t stay up or in place. I also knew that every cut of dress is different and wearing a bra would be pointless.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

whatsherface04: I wore jeans and a long sleeve t-shirt. Under garments wise a strapless bra but I always ended up taking and keeping it off anyway so it doesn’t really mattwr and just a simple pair or knickers so they stay laying flat against me.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

i suggest full coverage underwear, any shapewear you plan on wearing with the dress, and a strapless bra.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Like most everyone here, I wore comfortable clothes that I could easily take on and off. I also wore my hair up in a less-elaborate style than what I plan on wearing for my wedding. I suggest a button-up shirt or loose dress that can be pulled down your body to be taken off, so you don’t have to pull it up and over your hair. 

The consultant at the store I was at also gave me shoes and a bustier bra to wear, so I didn’t need to worry about undergarments. I would ask the stores you’re going to if that’s something they offer. It will also give you an idea of how different types of  undergarments will work in the dress you ultimately buy–like if you need/want shapewear, or can go without a bra, etc. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

whatsherface04:  I wore a dress because it’s easy to slip on and off, shoes that were the approximate height that I’ll wear on my wedding day, and a strapless bra. 🙂

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

whatsherface04:  I had normal clothes on – jeans and a tshirt. I wore underwear that COVERED my butt completely since the consultants basically see you naked – and a strapless bra. I actually ended up taking OFF the strapless bra for a few dresses because it was easier to zip them up but I removed it once the dress was pulled up. 

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

whatsherface04:   I wore a strapless bra and panties with decent coverage.  Some of the dresses they will put you in may be tight coming off.  

I wore very little makeup because I was worried about getting some on the sample dresses.

Take a bottle of water – trying on dresses is very dehydrating.  

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Either my pajamas or tracksuit (I wore tracksuits to work at the time). I lived abroad and there were no shops that were suitable for me (It was Japan, where dresses are horrendously expensive and very frilly and princessy, plus tiny). I therefore did all my shopping online 🙂

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I wore a strapless bra and spanx. However, the spanx were really unnecessary since I didn’t even wear them day of the wedding. I would suggest just wearing something that is easy to get in and out of like a sun dress and make sure you wear underwear you are comfortable having the consultant see you in. Like many PPs I had the strapless bra but didn’t really try much on with it since most of the dresses had corsets or built-in bras. 

I also brought a pair of heels to try on the dresses with. Also, I didn’t wear a lot of makeup because I was afraid I would get it on the white dresses. 

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