Will Nylon Slip or Petticoat for Trumpet Dress make me sweat?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Stanley House Inn

That’s the slip I had – I was hooooot – but at the same time, my dress had a bunch of fabric on my fit & flare so it added to the heat – I skipped the hose, and used Monostat Anti-Chafing Gel for sweaty rubby thighs. So much fabric…

Did you try them on together? You might be able to see how hot you’ll get – I think the dressing room gave me a great idea of how hot I would get after trying on dresses and putting everything on.

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

That is the exact slip I has as well and had no issues with it.  Although, I just got married this past October on an overcast/chilly day.  But even on the dance floor at the end of the reception I at no point felt over heated.  My dress itself had a good number of layers on it’s own too.  I’m not sure there will really be a great answer.  Your best bet would be no slip at all, any additional layers you add will likely make it worse.  Do you NEED the slip to give it the shape you want?

Here’s a thought too… wear the slip for the ceremony and photos and then take a quick trip to the bathroom to take it off for the rest of the reception.  It will change the length of the dress a bit (less layers and it will get slightly longer) but if you change shoes for the reception anyway (or kick them off) it won’t really matter much.  Another idea is to have your seamstress just sew in extra layers to give it the bottom shape you want without adding that whole extra layer on the bodice.

Just some food for thought- I think a lot of people will have had differing experiences.

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