(Closed) Anyone else feel like Wedding dresses are so thick/bulky & add weight?!?!

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Do you find that wedding dresses are THICK/BULKY & add weight to your frame?
    40 %
    NO - I THINK THEY WERE SLIMMING. : (50 votes)
    55 %
    OTHER -- EXPLAIN... : (5 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 4
    1548 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    My dress has a corset, so I think it makes me look slimmer and taller. I really depends on the cut and style of your dress.

    Post # 5
    2440 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I liked the structure of my wedding dress. It’s fairly dense, but it’s obvious that I am not bigger because of it. When I was trying on too small sample sized gowns, I felt gigantic and icky (and like a too tight sausage in a casing T_T)


    My dress is a mermaid/fit and flair. When I was trying on ballgowns, I felt huuuuge!

    Post # 6
    2958 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

    It might feel heavy on, but when I look in the mirror I know it is very slimming and flattering.

    Post # 8
    2351 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I could not purchase a Maggie bec of the sheer weight of the ones I tried on!

    Post # 10
    850 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I felt that the majority of wedding dresses I tried on were SO heavy and uncomfortable. I really liked the silk materials used by Nicole Miller that have a slight stretch and ended up with a light-as-air gown from her. It was so comfortable, I could have slept in it.


    Post # 12
    9570 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’ve seen some gorgeous slinky silk wedding dresses (in real life).  I don’t have any specific recommendations…but they’re out there!

    Post # 14
    805 posts
    Busy bee

    I totally agree. I loved the nicole miller dresses, sadly they don’t distribute in the UK, but I also went for something much lighter than normal wedding-dresses. I hated the sheer volume of material and the stiffness of the corsets etc of the more traditional dresses I tried on. Plus, bonus with the light thin dresses is that they’re easier to shorten and resuse (at least that’s my plan!)

    Post # 16
    326 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Barbiestylez:  I agree.. When I tried on gowns some where so heavy and to much material.. Especially the satin material.. I bought an organza dropped waist ball gown with a corset back and it was so light and not heavy at all.. I would say go with an organza gown if you want something light. also a corset back will slim you down.


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